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by Caraka
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is inevitable ... My thoughts on spiritual practice.
Replies: 61
Views: 10865

Re: It is inevitable ... My thoughts on spiritual practice.

To the last two posters: It's true, there is a choice and there can be change, but wouldn't you say that the only true and free choice comes from a place of no-choice?
I would say it is choices to be made before one can reach no-choice.
by Caraka
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is inevitable ... My thoughts on spiritual practice.
Replies: 61
Views: 10865

Re: It is inevitable ... My thoughts on spiritual practice.

Scott, have you ever thought about our ability to choose? I can choose not to break the Precepts, and I can choose to continue give myself happiness through friendliness with other beeings.
by Caraka
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali training rules
Replies: 24
Views: 4326

Re: Pali training rules

Great, thanks:)

Wiki still say: In the fifth precept sura, meraya and majja are kinds of alcoholic beverages.
by Caraka
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali training rules
Replies: 24
Views: 4326

Re: Pali training rules

Well, majja (from the root mad) just means intoxicant. Thanks. Any references you can share that makes this more than your opinion? As for the record. My question was not about the Buddhas meaning with this Precept, or looking for a 'leagal' way to be stoned without breaking the Precept, but more t...
by Caraka
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali training rules
Replies: 24
Views: 4326

Pali training rules

According to Wiki ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Precepts ) the 5. Precept is: I undertake the training rule to abstain from fermented drink that causes heedlessness. Surāmerayamajjapamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. (The Pali can be found, for instance, in Elgiriye Indaratana (2002)...
by Caraka
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 45.159: Agantuka Sutta — For All Comers
Replies: 9
Views: 2799

Re: SN 45.159: Agantuka Sutta — For All Comers

Suppose, monks, there is a guest-house. Travelers come from the east, the west, the north, the south to lodge here: nobles and Brahmans, merchants and serfs. And what can be analogue to a guest house with visitors arriving, regardless from where they come from and of whom they are? For this analogu...
by Caraka
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The easiest and most complete and effective path. Thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

Re: The easiest and most complete and effective path. Thoughts?

I can't say I agree what you say, but it is yours to find out.
by Caraka
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About unrooting evil
Replies: 12
Views: 2315

Re: About unrooting evil

What follow is more or less a street slang translation. Monks, there are three kinds of Shitstuff (in the most general sense). What three? Shitstuff caused by shit-this-hurts, which is bodily but not limited to pain (in the most general sense). Shitstuff caused by where-does-all-this-shit-come-from,...
by Caraka
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In need of a mentor.
Replies: 38
Views: 4864

Re: In need of a mentor.

Thank you for guiding me towards Ajahn Brahm.
:namaste:
by Caraka
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In need of a mentor.
Replies: 38
Views: 4864

Re: In need of a mentor.

Do good and there will be good consequences. Do bad, and there will be bad consequences. Is this not a bit oversimplifying? For anyone who have, or still experience hell from events that caused mentally or physical traumas upon oneself should, in my opinion, only be met with conditions that they be...
by Caraka
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 45.165: Dukkhata Sutta — Suffering
Replies: 39
Views: 8154

Re: SN 45.165: Dukkhata Sutta — Suffering

Thanks for sharing resources with me :namaste: The approach I try to crasp the use of logic in the writing, without thinking which insight, Dhamma or what it could mean for oneself. Logically one can look upon what happens for all, one individual isolated, or both those included. Already this discri...
by Caraka
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Selling medicine marijuana, is it violate the 5th precept
Replies: 115
Views: 24575

Re: Selling medicine marijuana, is it violate the 5th precept

Funny how you can replace marijuana with gun or other objects, and have exact same discussion. :tongue:

I would like to ask you to think of why the 5 percepts was defined, what do you think was the goal? The reason behind?
by Caraka
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 45.165: Dukkhata Sutta — Suffering
Replies: 39
Views: 8154

Re: SN 45.165: Dukkhata Sutta — Suffering

I agree that insight into dukkha is essential, but I was asking which types of dukkka are alleviated by such insight. Or to ask the question another way, which of these 3 types of dukkha cease as a result of insight? Yes, good question. Cause for me it seems like the word dukkhataa not necessarily ...
by Caraka
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 45.165: Dukkhata Sutta — Suffering
Replies: 39
Views: 8154

Re: SN 45.165: Dukkhata Sutta — Suffering

Dukkha-dukkhataa, the actual feeling of physical or mental pain or anguish Dukkha-Dukkhataa for oneself arise, fade, and change to something else. Maybe into a neutral feeling? But most likely into a sense of relief, if one consider e.g. pain as a starting point. But in the context of not self it s...
by Caraka
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 45.165: Dukkhata Sutta — Suffering
Replies: 39
Views: 8154

Re: SN 45.165: Dukkhata Sutta — Suffering

But that understanding itself will change, and that might be unpleasant for a time!
I liked that one :tongue: Thank you.

Is time a logical factor here? E.g. No Dukkha-dukkhataa before Sankhaara-dukkhataa has occured?