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by Nicolas
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: looking for citation, pīti and sukha of 4 jhānas compared to dying of thirst, seeing water in distance, and drinking it
Replies: 25
Views: 1292

Re: looking for citation, pīti and sukha of 4 jhānas compared to dying of thirst, seeing water in distance, and drinking

And wherever the two are associated, happiness is the contentedness at getting a desirable object, and bliss is the actual experiencing of it when got. Where there is happiness there is bliss (pleasure); but where there is bliss there is not necessarily happiness. Happiness is included in the forma...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 2542

Re: Hello

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 180
Views: 28758

Re: Theosophy

I will not inform (that is, irritate) you folks here anymore, unless asked to. This thread has provided, at least, some good cross-ideaological conversations. I see no reason why it shouldn't continue, but it's your choice. Is "unless asked to" opaque? My choice is not to post unsolicited, but if s...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?
Replies: 55
Views: 5620

Re: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?

Thanks. Are these suttas meant to show a direct counter to the classical Theravada position as presented in the op? Unless I'm misunderstanding you, please correct me if so, this too sounds like you are presenting information to discredit the classical Theravada position. Thanks for the thought but...
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?
Replies: 55
Views: 5620

Re: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?

Ven. Thanissaro also writes about MN 38: Usually in the Canon, the term gandhabba means a being on the lowest level of the celestial devas—devas who are often represented as obsessed with lust. However, the Commentary notes that gandhabba in this context means a being whose kamma enables it to take ...
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?
Replies: 55
Views: 5620

Re: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?

These suttas might be relevant: Katamassa, bhikkhave, puggalassa orambhāgiyāni saṃyojanāni pahīnāni, upapattipaṭilābhiyāni saṃyojanāni pahīnāni, bhavapaṭilābhiyāni saṃyojanāni appahīnāni? Antarāparinibbāyissa. Imassa kho, bhikkhave, puggalassa orambhāgiyāni saṃyojanāni pahīnāni, upapattipaṭilābhiyān...
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Collecting Gold Dust by Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Replies: 2
Views: 2038

Collecting Gold Dust by Sayadaw U Tejaniya

There is a new small book by Sayadaw U Tejaniya: Collecting Gold Dust.
You can find a PDf version of it online, here.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Householder" etymology
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: "Householder" etymology

gaha+pati
gaha: house
pati: lord, master
https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/gahapati
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4TN are not for everyone
Replies: 70
Views: 2884

Re: 4TN are not for everyone

Nwad wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:04 pm
DooDoot wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Probably because you have not studied & practised the Dhamma sufficiently to engage in debates about Dhamma.
:tongue:
Actualy it's juste because its a waste of time, source of suffering and agitation, dont lead to peace, to dispassion. :anjali:
:bow: :thumbsup:
by Nicolas
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right grasp on the content of thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 1000

Re: Right grasp on the content of thoughts

We need to be able to discern which thoughts are wholesome and which thoughts are unwholesome (MN 19) and how to deal with them (MN 20). Mindfulness is also the gatekeeper that discriminates & sorts ( here and here ). If the mind is strained by this dividing and thinking, then the mind should be qui...
by Nicolas
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????
Replies: 25
Views: 1330

Re: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????

Also, your quote from DN 1 appears to be found in the section about Eternalism. That's not relevant. The fact that it's in the section about eternalism doesn't put into doubt the recollection of past abodes. It's as if a person were driving throughout the night. You could say that because of the da...
by Nicolas
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma as "wearing a groove"
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Kamma as "wearing a groove"

There is this: Bhikkhus, whatever a bhikkhu frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind . If he frequently thinks and ponders upon thoughts of sensual desire, he has abandoned the thought of renunciation to cultivate the thought of sensual desire, and then his mi...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????
Replies: 25
Views: 1330

Re: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????

Regardless of whether it refers to past "lives", this recollection can potentially go far into the past, further into the past than one's physical birth: Herein, bhikkhus, a certain recluse or brahmin, by means of ardour, endeavour, application, diligence, and right reflection, attains to such a deg...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????
Replies: 25
Views: 1330

Re: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????

The Susimaparibbājaka Sutta (SN 12.70) is an example of arahants who do not have two of the three higher knowledges.
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: lit. householder-celibacy
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: lit. householder-celibacy

The Pali has “gahaṭṭhakaṃ brahmacariyaṃ”, so literally “householder-celibacy”.