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by seeker242
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubts about buddhist cosmology,sumeru,flat earth
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: Doubts about buddhist cosmology,sumeru,flat earth

I don't think it's correct to assume that Buddhist cosmology, descriptions of Mount Sumeru, etc. only refers to the physical planet earth, in only the human realm.

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by seeker242
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: whats the main teaching in buddhism
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: whats the main teaching in buddhism

"To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one’s mind—this is the teaching of the Buddhas." Dhammapada 183

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by seeker242
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?
Replies: 53
Views: 1628

Re: Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?

There is no line. Buddhism = teaching of Buddha = Dhamma
by seeker242
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??
Replies: 64
Views: 1831

Re: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??

"With regard to internal factors, I don't envision any other single factor like appropriate attention as doing so much for a monk in training, who has not attained the goal but remains intent on the unsurpassed safety from bondage. A monk who attends appropriately abandons what is unskillful and de...
by seeker242
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Using Buddha's name commercially
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Using Buddha's name commercially

Digity wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:28 am
Or would you be offended that the Buddha's name is being used to commercialize food and not order?
Not in the slightest.
by seeker242
Wed May 15, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What additional ethics you find in Buddhism which are not found in other religions?
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: What additional ethics you find in Buddhism which are not found in other religions?

9/10 wholesome actions are all found in other religions. The 10th, just Buddhism. :smile:
by seeker242
Sun May 12, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why frightened? Even one most influential mahayanan & zen master un-timidly used the phrase "no self".
Replies: 33
Views: 1226

Re: Why frightened? Even one most influential mahayanan & zen master un-timidly used the phrase "no self".

Zen masters of old said the same. "No self, not self, without self", they are all meant to mean the same thing anyway. :meditate:
by seeker242
Sun May 12, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: will Buddhism finally ended up as a self-deceiving religion like others
Replies: 46
Views: 1540

Re: will Buddhism finally ended up as a self-deceiving religion like others

Casting around and picking faults with others never got anyone very far. Buddhism urges us to look at our own mind, our own actions, rather than worrying where others may or may not be going wrong. If you are in a position to help, help, otherwise it's just papanca - unnecessary mental proliferator...
by seeker242
Mon May 06, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Should nuns and monks be political?
Replies: 54
Views: 2254

Re: Should nuns and monks be political?

Monks and Nuns should do what they feel is appropriate.
by seeker242
Wed May 01, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 1221

Re: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll

But one could get rid of Identity view and still be addicted to sex, as Identity view is destroyed in Stream Entry, but sensual desire is destroyed in Non-return. Perhaps. But at the same time sensual desire is not limited just to sex. There can still be sensual desires without any desire for sex i...
by seeker242
Wed May 01, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 1221

Re: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll

Oh, well I would say the habituation and tendency, is a much much.... much.. harder addiction to break ;) Sure, but technically that's not one of the poll options. I would consider the identity view to be the hardest of the options listed. Not necessarily the hardest of any option anywhere. :) But ...
by seeker242
Wed May 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 1221

Re: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll

There's Identity view Which is what I was referring to. :) Oh, well I would say the habituation and tendency, is a much much.... much.. harder addiction to break ;) Sure, but technically that's not one of the poll options. I would consider the identity view to be the hardest of the options listed. ...
by seeker242
Wed May 01, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 1221

Re: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll

budo wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 12:16 pm

There's Identity view
Which is what I was referring to. :)
by seeker242
Wed May 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 1221

Re: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll

"I am" is most certainly the hardest to break, so views. :)
by seeker242
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Generosity as Poison
Replies: 132
Views: 2299

Re: Generosity as Poison

So here is the context of the original quote. It's from the Manual of Insight By Mahasi Sayadaw In order to purify morality by means of carefully restraining the senses prior to the practice of meditation, one must cultivate three types of restraint: restraint by means of mindfulness, restraint by m...