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by Kumara
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Ref. for "all 8 factors can be present simultaneously"?
Replies: 33
Views: 5525

Ref. for "all 8 factors can be present simultaneously"?

In Bhikkhu Bodhi's book on N8P, he says that "with a certain degree of progress all eight factors can be present simultaneously". Is that just his view or is there a sutta reference on that?
by Kumara
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 149411

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

jameswang wrote:Fascinating subject! With all the wealth they are harvesting from followers, what do you all thing they are trying to achieve?
Want to join the group and find out?
by Kumara
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: [SOLVED] Where is Sutta Nipata v.848?
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: Where is Sutta Nipata v. 848?

Oh,,, Now how it end up being V.848 really beats me. Worse is people duplicating the mistake hear and there.

Anyway, thanks, bhante.
by Kumara
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: [SOLVED] Where is Sutta Nipata v.848?
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

[SOLVED] Where is Sutta Nipata v.848?

I find this quote in few places on the Web: ' I do not say that you can attain purity by views, tradition, insights, morality or conventions; nor will you attain purity without them. But by using them for abandonment, rather than as positions to hold on to, you will come to be at peace without the n...
by Kumara
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The Mysterious Acariya Anuruddha
Replies: 8
Views: 3449

Re: The Mysterious Acariya Anuruddha

Thanks Ben, I'm not criticizing, but I am puzzled why the Abhidhammattha Sangaha is so popular and well respected despite it's mysterious author. Maybe he wanted to downplay himself to highlight the dhamma? Faith in the Triple Gem and even the suttas I understand--but I struggle to trust such anony...
by Kumara
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Cessation of suffering
Replies: 9
Views: 2679

Re: Cessation of suffering

there are the concepts of patinissaggo (rejecting) and analayo (aversion) These are rather mistranslations. Bhikkhu Bodhi translates this phrase from Mahasatipatthana sutta as: 'And what, monks, is the Noble Truth of the Cessation of Suffering? It is the complete fading-away and extinction of this ...
by Kumara
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: akaliko -timeless
Replies: 35
Views: 9700

Re: akaliko -timeless

BlackBird wrote:akalika - not-time, not-to-do-with-time, not concerned with time.
I.e, timeless?
by Kumara
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Can only a Buddha understand Abhidhamma?
Replies: 9
Views: 4242

Re: Can only a Buddha understand Abhidhamma?

Since the Buddha is supposed to have taught the Abhidhamma to devas, can we assume that the devas could understand?
by Kumara
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 149411

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Though I am fairly ignorant of Dhammakaya myself, from what I've read it seems as though they're being portrayed as a cult a little too viciously. As of yet, I've yet to read of much demonstrable harm caused by the organization... Yes, their teachings seem to be ridiculous, and the organization mor...
by Kumara
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 149411

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

So the picture was photoshoped to discredit Dhammakaya. Richard exposed this and subsequently the page, where Richard exposed the discrediting, was blocked from being viewed in Thailand? That doesn't seem like the government protecting Dhammakaya to me. I wondered about that photo too when I saw it...
by Kumara
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 149411

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

As I learnt, effort has already been made to target children directly through TV shows. The strategy seems to be to create a mental association of "good" and "fun" with Dhammakaya. There may be other intended subliminal messages, such as Dhammakaya monks can read minds, etc. Ignorant parents have th...
by Kumara
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 149411

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Its been a while since I've posted on here and as Kumara recently wrote a few posts I thought I'd post this as a kind of answer to my own question about whether or not DMC will endure. So after reading through this I have come to the definite conclusion that DMC is here to stay. Meanwhile, my issue...
by Kumara
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Should We Neuter or Spay Animals?
Replies: 60
Views: 9796

Re: Should We Neuter or Spay Animals?

Bhante Kumara wrote: I suppose you haven't been to SBS to know that cats are unlikely to suddenly appear here. All our cats have been brought here, and we only keep males. But let me imagine that a female cat do somehow come. Going by past history with female dogs, I suppose we'd send her off elsew...
by Kumara
Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Should We Neuter or Spay Animals?
Replies: 60
Views: 9796

Re: Should We Neuter or Spay Animals?

Bhante, I am truly interested in hearing your views on what you would do if you encountered such a cat in your SBS compound, ie. having given birth for the last 10+ years and most of her kittens have died. Would you let her continue giving birth until the day she dies, knowing that for the past 10 ...
by Kumara
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Should We Neuter or Spay Animals?
Replies: 60
Views: 9796

Re: Should We Neuter or Spay Animals?

can we also apply this same principle to humans and suggest that drug rehabilitation, treatment of diseases, rescue from natural disasters, prevention of wars, hysterectomies to prevent ovarian cancer, etc. are also futile in the prevention of suffering? I've considered such things before, and see ...