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by Bundokji
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is element ?
Replies: 41
Views: 778

Re: What is element ?

robertk wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:10 am
nibbana is a reality but it doesn't arise (or pass away)- it is different from samsara.
Thanks Robert,

By what faculty nibbana is known?
by Bundokji
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is element ?
Replies: 41
Views: 778

Re: What is element ?

unconditioned element . asaṅkhatā dhātu . https://suttacentral.net/mn115/en/sujato Bhikkhus, there are these two Nibbāna - elements . What are the two? The Nibbāna- element with residue left and the Nibbāna- element with no residue left. Dvemā, bhikkhave, nibbāna dhātu yo. Katamā dve? Saupādisesā c...
by Bundokji
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the reason that only a human can attain Nibbana?
Replies: 25
Views: 691

Re: What is the reason that only a human can attain Nibbana?

Presumably because they got to heaven because of their good deeds or some such, and not because of spiritual attainment on the Path. And yet, both are in heaven. It is their action in heaven that should determine their next destination, is it not? If it is their previous Kamma, then why not a strai...
by Bundokji
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the reason that only a human can attain Nibbana?
Replies: 25
Views: 691

Re: What is the reason that only a human can attain Nibbana?

wrong non-returners attain nibbāna without ever returning to the human world If a non-returner is destined to nibbana without ever returning to the human world, then why not all beings in the higher realms (or gods or whatever) are not all destined to nibbana without ever returning to the human rea...
by Bundokji
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the reason that only a human can attain Nibbana?
Replies: 25
Views: 691

Re: What is the reason that only a human can attain Nibbana?

The human realm is presented as a balanced state between higher realms which experience pleasure and lower realms which experience pain. As such, this can be conducive to discovering the middle way.
by Bundokji
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to recover after heartbreak
Replies: 34
Views: 1145

Re: How to recover after heartbreak

I don't think it started with that. Divorce in Britain, for example, started skyrocketing just as soon as it became easy to obtain. And this was at a time when unmarried cohabiting relationships were rather exceptional, widely disapproved and still commonly referred to as "living in sin". Thanks Bh...
by Bundokji
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Any restrictions on marrying more than 1 wife / husband ?
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Any restrictions on marrying more than 1 wife / husband ?

I have read somewhere in the forum that polygamy existed during the Buddha's time. Even slavery existed and was not banned or necessarily associated with wrong view.
by Bundokji
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Any restrictions on marrying more than 1 wife / husband ?
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Any restrictions on marrying more than 1 wife / husband ?

I think this has more to do with the law of the land than with Buddhism. I don't see the precepts as necessitating monogamy.
by Bundokji
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to recover after heartbreak
Replies: 34
Views: 1145

Re: How to recover after heartbreak

Thank you for your response. Indian arranged marriage is a process of sieving through possible matches. Primarily based on caste and income in case of the guy/dowry in case of the girl. I am not a believer in it. Never was. And it is for those less than 30 or at most 30. :namaste: I find it way mor...
by Bundokji
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to recover after heartbreak
Replies: 34
Views: 1145

Re: How to recover after heartbreak

If i were you, i would have thought more seriously about arranged marriage. Its way less risky than having a relationship through tender, and its not too late if you are worry about old age.
by Bundokji
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Goenk's legacy?
Replies: 61
Views: 1579

Re: Goenk's legacy?

First there is authority (ie. overwhelming power), and then there is value, as defined by said authority. Might makes right. Authority does not arise in a vacuum, and what sustains it is value. For example, Buddhists give authority to the Buddha because they see value in his teachings. The value pr...
by Bundokji
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Goenk's legacy?
Replies: 61
Views: 1579

Re: Goenk's legacy?

binocular wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:50 pm
Bundokji wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:11 pm
I think the source of authority is value.
In what way?
Can there be an authority without value?
by Bundokji
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Goenk's legacy?
Replies: 61
Views: 1579

Re: Goenk's legacy?

binocular wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:57 pm
There can be no "source of authority"; it's in the nature of authority that it imposes itself, overwhelmingly. That's authority. Everything less is just less or more power.
I think the source of authority is value.
by Bundokji
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Goenk's legacy?
Replies: 61
Views: 1579

Re: Goenk's legacy?

If the dhamma is radically different from everything else, then trying any of the above is useless and cannot go beyond self improvement. If the dhamma is not too different from everything else, then still, trying any of the above is ultimately useless and cannot go beyond self improvement. I'm rea...
by Bundokji
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Goenk's legacy?
Replies: 61
Views: 1579

Re: Goenk's legacy?

Where I came into this conversation was to comment on the idea that you seemed to be expressing: you don't need teachers because they just brainwash you. The implication seemed to be that it was better to just figure it all out for yourself. I must admit that some of the teachers I had in high scho...