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by Taijitu
Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.64 Sarabha
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: AN 3.64 Sarabha

This is my understanding of Sarabha. Sarabha may have understood the Dhamma. Had he just left and not spoken a word this story would not exist. Instead he chose to teach wrongly what he had learnt. In the presence of Buddha Sarabha was unable to speak realising he was unable to teach Dhamma. His hea...
by Taijitu
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.64 Sarabha
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: AN 3.64 Sarabha

Um, no. Sarabha did not understand Dhamma and you did not understand the sutta. Buddha questioned him in the manner in he did for the benefit of the assembled people, including Sarabha himself. If Sarabha had indeed understood Dhamma and become liberated he would not have sit "silenced, disconcerte...
by Taijitu
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.64 Sarabha
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: AN 3.64 Sarabha

From this I feel I have learnt: 1. Sarabha had most likely learnt the Dhamma 2. Had it only been the Blessed One and Sarabha alone the conversation would have been different as through compassion Sarabha may have wished to share his being. 3. The Blessed one does not need compassion or to rejoice as...
by Taijitu
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: a better way to learn
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: a better way to learn

Have you ever tried sitting with a group of friends or even strangers listening peacefully to what they have to say so that you agree with each perspective even if they argue? Only acknowledging their existence out of politeness and only talking when approached for your opinion. I have found this to...
by Taijitu
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone, Yogya here
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

Re: Hello everyone, Yogya here

Hello! :twothumbsup:
by Taijitu
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, I am new here.
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: Hello, I am new here.

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for such a warm welcome. I must learn what :anjali: means to you all, I like it without knowing why. Welcome Taijitu. I apologize in advance for the dryness of the presentation below, but I think it is good to have some basic information if you don't know it already...
by Taijitu
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: equanimity
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: equanimity

Thank you.

Can you tell me please what you feel I should learn before leaving the Discovering Theravada section to post on a section that does not require someone to approve my posts?

:hug:
by Taijitu
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Beginner questions I have about Buddhism?
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Beginner questions I have about Buddhism?

1) You probably already read about Ignorance and because we have not destroyed ignorance, we still crave for things. Just like a chain smoker who's clearly aware that smoking is not good for his health and yet he still smokes! Meditation basically builds up the strength to help putting your underst...
by Taijitu
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: equanimity
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: equanimity

Hello Taijitu, Equanimity is quite difficult to achieve. Quotes from the Theravada Tradition: http://media.audiodharma.org/documents/paramis/EquanimityQuotes.html With metta, Chris Sorry I loath to be cryptic. From what little I have read of Buddhism I recall reading that Buddha had doubts that he ...
by Taijitu
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: equanimity
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

equanimity

Does Buddhist teaching teach how long one maintain equanimity before one shares what one has learnt with others?
by Taijitu
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Does euanimity means that youre not overweening?
Replies: 21
Views: 2664

Re: Does euanimity means that youre not overweening?

boring Sorry to post so much, I am new so please forgive me. To my mind boring is suffering and one should seek to avoid it. True equanimity, to my mind, comes from overcoming boredom. I have overcome boredom through constant mutually beneficial interactions with others and the world around me. Doe...
by Taijitu
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Does euanimity means that youre not overweening?
Replies: 21
Views: 2664

Re: Does euanimity means that youre not overweening?

forgetting the real aims we have to strive for. To my mind it is only rational to seek inner peace bearing in mind wealth and time and upon finding such inner peace it is mutually beneficial to share what one has with others. I think this falls into Buddhist teaching but are there more real aims fo...
by Taijitu
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Does euanimity means that youre not overweening?
Replies: 21
Views: 2664

Re: Does euanimity means that youre not overweening?

Does euanimity means that youre not overweening? euanimity: calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation. overweening: showing excessive confidence or pride I would say it is certainly a risk but what one shows to others can be controlled. A calm and composed person shows to themselv...
by Taijitu
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, I am new here.
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Hello, I am new here.

Someone I call a friend guided me to this site as I am trying to learn mindfulness especially with the aim to understand other people's perspective. I have already got a book on the subject but I prefer interaction as a means of learning. I am also interested in the concept of enlightenment. I have ...