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by Zom
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?

Question is, how do they define "strictly gradual"? For example if right view/right intention already come into being, going with the "strictly gradual" process, does that mean one should hold off on right speech for the next month Gradual - means you pay special attention and direct most of your e...
by Zom
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a wrong way to becoming a Buddhist?
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Is there a wrong way to becoming a Buddhist?

- Take the five precepts online on the Buddhist Society of Western Australia website. (For me, this means giving up alcohol, gambling and fishing for sport) - Learn to meditate with the insighttimer app - Watch darmha talks and guided meditation videos online - Ask questions in forums like DW - Rea...
by Zom
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???

This episode doesn't seem to question the canonical transmission in any way
I never said that. I just meant there were different suttas versions, not everyone accepted new standard. Maybe there even were suttas known by someone but not collected on the 1st council.
by Zom
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?

Therein, bhikkhus, right view comes first. And how does right view come first? In one of right view, right intention comes into being; in one of right intention, right speech comes into being; in one of right speech, right action comes into being; in one of right action, right livelihood comes into...
by Zom
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???

So, SN/SA was the foundation of the four basic Agamas/Nikayas. (See pp. 10-11, Choong Mun-keat, The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism). Thanks, sounds interesting, I'll take a look. I think the differences would be much greater in this case. And the difference is great already, if we take all...
by Zom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 73
Views: 8497

Re: How much happy are you?

Hm, can start selling 20% happiness potions 8-)
by Zom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vipassana
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Vipassana

This book gives a historical account of the modern development of Vipassana. The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw (Buddhism and Modernity) Yes, a good one. An article from author on the matter: https://tricycle.org/magazine/meditation-en-masse/ I mean...
by Zom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???

All this would suggest that all Nikayas appeared before sectarian division. This doesn't agree well with the fact that same text could easily make its way into this or that nikaya/agama depending on school. As I see it, when someone offered "agama" classification idea, it became popular, but every ...
by Zom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Maraṇasati in non-buddhist literature
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Maraṇasati in non-buddhist literature

This monk is dead to the world
Is it him in the background? 8-)

by Zom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???

I don't remember Sujato ever said something on this particular matter. But I read one paper (don't remember who was the author), where it was said that main 4 nikayas were closed by the time of 2nd council (last period of buddhist history when some "early patriarchs" - students of best Buddha's disc...
by Zom
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???

What do you mean by finalized?
by Zom
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???

from the death of the Buddha up to the first schism of the Sangha into two main branches (Mahasanghika and Sthavira) after the second council (samgiti). This period convened two Sangha councils. If I'm not mistaken (read this book a long time ago), Sujato argues that unified Sangha existed even dur...
by Zom
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1982

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

If it is true, it means Ven. Brahmali appears to still believe some type of happiness can be found in sensual pleasures.
Believe? That is a naked reality - no need to believe in this ))
by Zom
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1982

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

When the Buddha, before his enlightenment, left the world, he did to search for answers, not to end rebirth. The insights he had about his previous lives came at a very late stage. If ending rebirth is the necessary intention to attain enlightenment, then the Buddha would have never attained it bec...
by Zom
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1982

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

If we happen to be in the world as knowing entities, and if there is an ultimate aim to our existence, then this aim has to take the form of knowledge, a knowledge that is an end in itself rather than a mean. I know the above might sound like gibberish to many, but i personally pity those who follo...