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by Bundokji
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Has the Buddha ever been challenged through the three marks of existance?
Replies: 100
Views: 1812

Re: Has the Buddha ever been challenged through the three marks of existance?

I don't think that there is such a sutta. But all the Buddha's teachings should actually be applied to themselves if liberation is to be attained. Why? Because liberation does not depend on the permanent, the pleasurable and self. Why then should the Buddha's teaching be permanent, pleasurable and ...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Has the Buddha ever been challenged through the three marks of existance?
Replies: 100
Views: 1812

Re: Has the Buddha ever been challenged through the three marks of existance?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.035.than.html "How does Master Gotama discipline his disciples? Or what part of his instruction is generally presented to his disciples?" "Aggivessana, I discipline my disciples in this way; this part of my instruction is generally presented to my disc...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Has the Buddha ever been challenged through the three marks of existance?
Replies: 100
Views: 1812

Has the Buddha ever been challenged through the three marks of existance?

There are numerous suttas where the Buddha taught the 3 marks of existence, but do you know of any sutta where the Buddha's utilization of the 3 marks were turned upon his own utterances? i.e whatever he says/teaches is anicca dukkha anatta hence why it should be taken seriously. If there is such su...
by Bundokji
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do people like Dancing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1507

Re: Why do people like Dancing?

Dancing is an expression of having control over the body and the worldly idea of what constitutes harmony. A good dancer move his/her body in a synchronized way with the rhythm of the music hence he/she are in harmony with the way things are :jawdrop: Meditation can mean many different things, but t...
by Bundokji
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Incest.
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Incest.

From what i know, the precept on sexual misconduct is linked to the guardianship of the family. Guardianship assumes protection from misconduct hence consent would be irrelevant. There is a journal on Buddhist ethics that explains in details the third precept. I don't remember where i encountered th...
by Bundokji
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: Neutering animals.

Sam Vara wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Bundokji wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Does neutering animals remove the sexual desire? or merely remove the ability to copulate?
Normally, the desire as well.
Then, this would be a good Kamma i guess, of course, pending the intention as you stated earlier.
by Bundokji
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: Neutering animals.

Does neutering animals remove the sexual desire? or merely remove the ability to copulate?
by Bundokji
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dear to your Self
Replies: 31
Views: 560

Re: Dear to your Self

Conventionally, the centrality of the self as a driver of human action is ignored/disguised through associating it with selfishness. The teachings encourage the practitioner to consciously acknowledge this centrality of the self as a necessary first step to deconstructing it. The fact that the self ...
by Bundokji
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid

With respect, I believe with upmost sincerity, that as a starting point: the mental state of the Venerable is of upmost importance in regard to the potential dangers of hard-core insight meditation. Hi Talisman25, I don't disagree, but don't you think that the above can be based on unwarranted conc...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid

I don't think there is a rule of thump on when to deliberately bring certain thoughts in order to combat them. On the one hand, there can be suppressed memories or thoughts that can continue to haunt and daunt us moving forward, and on the other hand, one can ask: to what extent the act of bringing ...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1697

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

I think it is more like driving. No matter how many books someone who has never drive before has read, he will not understand the true experience of driving, the initial fear, the coordination, the dimension of the car, etc. From reading the books someone can make an imagination of what driving fee...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1697

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

It can also be relevant to contemplate the interrelationship between knowledge and desire, and how the teachings utilized tautologies to present this interrelationship: In the context of the four noble truths, the path begins with right view which necessitates the understanding of the law of Kamma (...
by Bundokji
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1697

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

Or in other words, the understanding of language might not fully describe the meaning of the teachings of the Buddha. What is written in the texts should only be taken as instructions to practice. From practice, true understanding will grow. Learning -> practice -> understanding. Don't expect to un...
by Bundokji
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: To be or not to be
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: To be or not to be

SDC wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:24 am
I'm super tired and just yanked a deer tick from my chest, so I apologize if this is a bit hectic. :?
No worries SDC and thanks for taking the time to answer my question :anjali:

P.S: I hope you and the deer tick are doing fine :tongue:
by Bundokji
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 3073

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

The following essay by Ven Sujato might be relevant to the topic in hand

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/on ... gies/11836