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by Bakmoon
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of infinity in Buddhism
Replies: 89
Views: 4754

Re: The problem of infinity in Buddhism

Then why does Lord Buddha declare that " it is in this very fathom long physical frame with its perceptions and mind that, I declare , lies the world, and the arising of the world, and the cessation of the world, and the path leading to the cessation of the world" ; as in Rohitassa sutta.? Good poi...
by Bakmoon
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of infinity in Buddhism
Replies: 89
Views: 4754

Re: The problem of infinity in Buddhism

That's a very good point. But even with that point, I would argue that the statistical proof this is possible is still needed cause we are dealing here with just one heroin addict not an infinite number of them. This isn't just something touching on statistics, but is also the result of a number of...
by Bakmoon
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Mani mantra in Theravada
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Mani mantra in Theravada

Hello all, Please excuse my ignorance, I am new to the scene lol. Do Theravadians chant the Mani mantra, and if so, what pronunciation would you use? I really like this mantra because it does not calling or dedicated to a deity like Green Tara is, i really like the meaning and also playing the chan...
by Bakmoon
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Caste System in Buddhist Countries
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: The Caste System in Buddhist Countries

I think it is much more likely that the Sri Lankan caste system is either an independent development or is derived from the Indian caste system than being derived from Buddhism. The Buddhist scriptures don't accept the idea that entire classes of people are somehow naturally superior by birth. Caste...
by Bakmoon
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New interpretation for stream winner. (Sotapanna)?
Replies: 41
Views: 1887

Re: New interpretation for stream winner. (Sotapanna)?

New interpretation for stream winner. (Sotapanna)? I came up with this slightly different interpretation of Sotapanna. Sotapanna is: a) Eliminated the first three fetters. b) Attenuated the last seven fetters. - Attachment aversion is attenuated less than a once returner. (because he practice givin...
by Bakmoon
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: According to the commentary tradition, is supramundane consciousness conditioned?
Replies: 41
Views: 2203

Re: According to the commentary tradition, is supramundane consciousness conditioned?

[quote=""Virg02"]Technically, however, nibbana is classified as a form of consciousness (nama). It, however, is not the type of consciousness that a person has. It is neither citta nor cetasika. It does not know anything (does not cognize anything) itself. It is an object (aramana) of citta and cet...
by Bakmoon
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: According to the commentary tradition, is supramundane consciousness conditioned?
Replies: 41
Views: 2203

Re: According to the commentary tradition, is supramundane consciousness conditioned?

Technically, however, nibbana is classified as a form of consciousness (nama). It, however, is not the type of consciousness that a person has. It is neither citta nor cetasika. It does not know anything (does not cognize anything) itself. It is an object (aramana) of citta and cetasika. Virg02 No,...
by Bakmoon
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Will Bhikkhu Bodhi be translating the entire Khuddaka Nikaya?
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Will Bhikkhu Bodhi be translating the entire Khuddaka Nikaya?

I'm not sure, but I suspect he would probably go after the main early portions, at least at first. These are texts such as the Khudakkapatha, Dhammapada, Udana, Sutta Nipatta, Itivuttaka, etc... There are much larger technical works in the Khuddaka Nikaya such as the Niddesa and the Patisambhidamagg...
by Bakmoon
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why monks cannot urinate while standing?
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Why monks cannot urinate while standing?

Because it's ugly behaviour. Yes, any monk who has been trained properly still observes this training rule. Thanks Bhante. But I really don't understand how ugly it is. :shock: Remember that Monks don't wear trousers, but wrap their underobe around them. You can't exactly discretely go through a fl...
by Bakmoon
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravāda & Nāgārjuna
Replies: 236
Views: 14595

Re: Theravāda & Nāgārjuna

I don't recall a reference to the Cula-suññata Sutta being posted in the thread so far, but apologies if it has. These passages are taken from the end of the sutta, and I think this represents the early Buddhist position on emptiness quite definitively, particularly from a practice point of view. "...
by Bakmoon
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explained) -
Replies: 301
Views: 11659

Re: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and listening to discourses] (explained) -

On the contrary, they mention this very often. I did not take my time to number how many times this happens but it happens very often. And all the time it happens in the same way. As this topic has shown, there is not a single instance where somebody achieves it in different way than through listen...
by Bakmoon
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explained) -
Replies: 301
Views: 11659

Re: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and listening to discourses] (explained) -

How do you know that these people all attained stream entry by contemplating the meaning of what they heard rather than by meditation practice? What makes you speculate they did it through meditation practice ? Did you ever hear "the person started meditating and then understood the discourse" or "...
by Bakmoon
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Most common blindspot of buddhist practitioners ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2634

Re: Most common blindspot of buddhist practitioners ?

I put down 'other' as I think the biggest problem most practitioners have is laziness. It's so easy for us to allow ourselves to become complacent in our practice thinking we keep the precepts, are nice to people, we have read some of the Buddha's teachings, and we meditate regularly, and fail to as...
by Bakmoon
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explained) -
Replies: 301
Views: 11659

Re: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and listening to discourses] (explained) -

How can you possibly ask me for that when everybody from A to Z achieved stream entry after hearing a discourse ? There are like 100+ suttas, you want me to start quoting them all ? You know, all those suttas ending with "after hearing this discourse, 10 bhikkhus attained stream entry". There is no...
by Bakmoon
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explained) -
Replies: 301
Views: 11659

Re: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and listening to discourses] (explained) -

I have answered many question. It is my time to ask a question. How did that sadistic serial criminal achieve stream entry after just a couple of days of instruction ? To say nothing about the million other normal people who achieved it in the same way. Basically everybody in the pali canon achieve...