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by char101
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Help wanted: what do suttas say, about metta even for very evil people?
Replies: 18
Views: 2444

Re: Help wanted: what do suttas say, about metta even for very evil people?

You won't be able to develop metta by focusing on the 'evilness' of people. Such thing does not make sense. One thing that may help is that, in psychology it is a common theme to not judge people by their actions. Their actions may be good or bad, but it does not describe the person as a whole. Afte...
by char101
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can stream of consciousness naturally come to an end?
Replies: 128
Views: 7713

Re: Can stream of consciousness naturally come to an end?

What is stream of consciousness? What is the Sutta reference whare it explain the stream of consciousness? Why the need for sutta when you can just look into yourself? Can stream of consciousness naturally come to an end? Obviously not, otherwise there is no need for a Buddha to taught the path to ...
by char101
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are five precepts fulfilled by non-Buddhist complete the Sila (Samma Vaca, Samma Kammantha, Samma Ajeeva) aspect of Nob
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Are five precepts fulfilled by non-Buddhist complete the Sila (Samma Vaca, Samma Kammantha, Samma Ajeeva) aspect of

One who practice the precepts without calling themselves Buddhist is more Buddhist that those who call themselves Buddhists but not practicing the five precepts. "Even though this wish may occur to a monk who dwells without devoting himself to development — 'O that my mind might be released from eff...
by char101
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Robert Hover - teacher in U Ba Khin line
Replies: 13
Views: 1278

Re: Robert Hover - teacher in U Ba Khin line

They say they teaches Buddhist Meditation in the tradition of U Ba Khin. Sorry I was mistaking IMC with Robert Hover internal moving healing. What I meant was internal moving healing (imh). Internal Moving Healing is acceleration of your natural healing. This manual reveals the instant simple trigg...
by char101
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Robert Hover - teacher in U Ba Khin line
Replies: 13
Views: 1278

Re: Robert Hover - teacher in U Ba Khin line

Is this internal healing actually have any relation with the method of U Ba Khin? According to this he was accepted in the group of U Ba khin teachers: https://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php?topic=691.25 The information on IMC is sparse but from the little I found it doesn't seem that IMC t...
by char101
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Advices for investing money.
Replies: 24
Views: 2836

Re: Advices for investing money.

Since you are asking in a Buddhist forum, the answer is you should invest in good kamma.
by char101
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Dispraise to those worthy of dispraise
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: Dispraise to those worthy of dispraise

So if the wise speak only what is kind, what does "dispraise" of those worthy of dispraise mean? What is the line between dispraise and unkind words? While the line may be thin but the intention is far apart. Dispraise is voiced with good intention while unkind words is voiced with bad intention (h...
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 49
Views: 31197

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

I have this idea what Christian hell looks like, but are there pictures, or descriptions of Buddhist hell, that are reliable, from Buddha, or good sources . . Yes https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petavatthu and the corresponding https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vimanavatthu describes the Deva world.
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What life is like in pure abode?
Replies: 10
Views: 1753

Re: What life is like in pure abode?

No music,no dance, no video games, no sports... only focus on nibbana for long eons? No entertainment? Brahmas seeing humans enjoying sensual pleasure is like human seeing pigs enjoying bath in the mud. Yes, you are right on the spot.Of course that is what really happen you know, how could be other...
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A big problem . .
Replies: 13
Views: 987

Re: A big problem . .

Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha are necessary, but you need to know the meaning of each. This is denoted in the tisarana paritta: Buddhāṁ saranaṁ gaccāmi Dhammaṁ saranaṁ gaccāmi Saṅghaṁ saranaṁ gaccāmi To the Buddha I go for refuge To the Dhammā I go for refuge To the Saṅgha I go for refuge To take refug...
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How does land originate according to the commentary/Abhidhamma tradition?
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: How does land originate according to the commentary/Abhidhamma tradition?

Rather than temperature I think utu can be better understood as physical process, in other words physics and chemistry. Ok, thanks. I was just using the word temperature as that's how some translate it. Anyway, do you think that utu is what originates land? If so, where is this stated or at least s...
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Are kalapas and dhammas dependently originated?
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

Re: Are kalapas and dhammas dependently originated?

It seems that it can produce matter and that this can be external. Since utu can produce matter on it's own, with utu as it's dependent cause, and can arise outside of beings or satta, it seems safe to say that, in ultimate terms, a conventional "rock" is nothing other than utu/tejodhatu (utu: phys...
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How does land originate according to the commentary/Abhidhamma tradition?
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: How does land originate according to the commentary/Abhidhamma tradition?

Rather than temperature I think utu can be better understood as physical process, in other words physics and chemistry.
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Are kalapas and dhammas dependently originated?
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

Re: Are kalapas and dhammas dependently originated?

I did a lot of research to rule out the possibility that just these two venerables believe this and found that tejo/utu/temperature is repeatedly stated to be able to generate matter, by many scholars, and none seem inclined to clarify that it is not utu alone causing it to arise. Sorry, I was read...
by char101
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 3352

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

By posting a link to apocryphal Burmese texts, you've effectively made my point for me. Sorry, such fruitlessness is of no interest to me, nor is it my refuge. It is written in the puggala pannati and also in one of the dipani by Ven. Ledi Sayadaw. Are you saying you have more authentic knowledge t...