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by Dhammanando
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 113
Views: 12841

Re: Nibbana

Hi Gabriel,
gabrielbranbury wrote:Did you mistakenly write your reply inside my post. :shrug:
Yes, I'm very sorry. It's the second time this week I've done this. :embarassed:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: taking refuge????
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: taking refuge????

Hi Genkaku, Thanks. From your words, I deduce that some things change and some do not; some things are impermanent and some things are not. The teaching of anicca is that all conditioned phenomena are impermanent. But "conditioned phenomena" doesn't include Nibbana, nor does it include dhammatās ("l...
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's your favorite Buddha's quote?
Replies: 20
Views: 3181

Re: What's your favorite Buddha's quote?

Hi Piotr, I like two short suttas from The Fives of Aṅguttara-nikāya about benefits of walking (sounds like protojogging to me :smile: ) and eating porridge. When you've finished your porridge, don't forget the Dantakaṭṭha Sutta's teaching on the five dangers of not using a toothbrush (AN. iii. 250)...
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma
Replies: 62
Views: 17068

Re: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma

Hi Jechbi, Hi Robert, ... whether it will be inherently desirable or undesirable. I don't think there's any such thing as "inherently" desirable or undesirable when it comes to vipaka. It's just vipaka, and then we add on interpretations such as "desirable" or "undesirable." You're welcome to your o...
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Help finding a specific sutta!
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Help finding a specific sutta!

Hi Individual, If you mean this passage: Suppose a monk were to say: "Friends, I heard and received this from the Lord's own lips: this is the Dhamma, this is the Vinaya, this is the Master's teaching", then, monks, you should neither approve nor disapprove his words. Then, without approving or disa...
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Introduction

Hi Khalil,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Newbie inviting you to Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 2722

Re: Newbie inviting you to Spain

Hi Viriya Karuna,
Viriyakaruna wrote:just testing if I added location and website the right way
You can put the website into your signature if you like:

http://dhammawheel.com/ucp.php?i=profile&mode=signature

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Mahayana
Replies: 18
Views: 2532

Re: Mahayana

Hi Drolma, I've just noticed difference in the traditions regarding the two truths but, I don't think I have anywhere near a clear perspective on the Theravada view. Can anyone point me towards a good reading on that subject? I recommend Karunadasa's article, Dhamma Theory http://www.zeh-verlag.de/d...
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past lives
Replies: 23
Views: 4043

Re: Past lives

Hi David, Interesting. Is that defunct Buddhist-L a precursor to Buddha-L ? Actually they were both started at about the same time, but eventually were amalgamated. As a JuBu, I always knew that once you are raised Jewish, no matter what you do or what you convert to, people still consider you as Je...
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past lives
Replies: 23
Views: 4043

Re: Past lives

Hi David, How come no one has a past life regression for being a cockroach, worm, etc.? I have encountered one person who claims to have done so. On the very first Buddhist e-mail list that I joined (the now defunct Buddhist-L), one of our more colourful characters was an American rabbi who belonged...
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Taking Refuge and Precepts
Replies: 22
Views: 3812

Re: Taking Refuge and Precepts

Hi Craig, An efficacious going for refuge entails approaching the Three Jewels both by way of objective field ( visaya ) and by way of appropriate duty or task ( kicca ). An action by way of the mind-door alone will fulfil these two conditions only in one case, namely, when a Noble Person goes for r...
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Newbie inviting you to Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 2722

Re: Newbie inviting you to Spain

Hi Viriya Karuna,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

That's a nice website you have; I'm impressed to see how much has been translated into Spanish. Is there any Spanish equivalent of the Pali Text Society, or are the translations all independent projects?

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 113
Views: 12841

Re: Nibbana

Hi Gabriel, Hi Dhammanando, After the bit I posted above my teacher goes on to state. [...] This latter account of the distinction between the conditioned and the unconditioned in terms of ‘marks’ I would regard as proto-abhidharma, and therefore late. It also reflects the later doctrine of ‘momenta...
by Dhammanando
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past lives
Replies: 23
Views: 4043

Re: Past lives

Hi Justin, I'm hoping someone can help me out, given that I still have much to learn. Does anyone know where in the Tipitaka the Buddha addresses the question of why humans can't remember their past lives, He doesn't, but the Pali commentators blame it on the prolonged dullness of mind during gestat...
by Dhammanando
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 113
Views: 12841

Re: Nibbana

Hi Gabriel, I think Nirvanna is best described as lacking conditions which cause suffering but I also think we can associate it with eternally ever changing conditions free of outflows. I don't think we can. Saṅkhata-lakkhaṇa Sutta tīṇimāni, bhikkhave, saṅkhatassa saṅkhatalakkhaṇāni. katamāni tīṇi? ...