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by SamKR
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha

Thank you Buddha Vacana and katavedi. It is funny, when I created the original post yesterday I totally missed to realize that āram­bha (Devanagari: आरम्भ) is a very common word in my own native language (Nepali) and Hindi where it means "initiation" or "beginning". I believe it has the same or simi...
by SamKR
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha

In Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta there is the following part: ‘Siyā aññenapi … pe … kathañca siyā? Yaṃ kiñci dukkhaṃ sambhoti sabbaṃ āram­bha ­pac­ca­yāti, ayame­kānupas­sanā. Ārambhānaṃ tveva asesa­virāga­nirodhā natthi dukkhassa sambhavoti, ayaṃ dutiyā­nu­passanā. Evaṃ sammā … pe … athāparaṃ etadavoca...
by SamKR
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The case against Reality
Replies: 42
Views: 2430

Re: The case against Reality

Much of confusion arises by not clearly defining or understanding "real". What is real? And what is reality? What do "exists" and "does not exist" mean? Is anything that is perceived and/or conceived to be arising, staying and then ceasing real and/or existing? Unless the participants of a discussio...
by SamKR
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The vulgar practice of sexual intercourse
Replies: 51
Views: 2735

Re: The vulgar practice of sexual intercourse

What is vulgar about sexual intercourse between consenting adults (lay-people/householders) in their privacy while not affecting/harming others? Does Theravada considers even such sexual intercourse vulgar? For monastics, sex is indeed considered vulgar and low and the Buddha deems it as such on ma...
by SamKR
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The vulgar practice of sexual intercourse
Replies: 51
Views: 2735

Re: The vulgar practice of sexual intercourse

What is vulgar about sexual intercourse between consenting adults (lay-people/householders) in their privacy while not affecting/harming others? Does Theravada considers even such sexual intercourse vulgar?
by SamKR
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The vulgar practice of sexual intercourse
Replies: 51
Views: 2735

Re: The vulgar practice of sexual intercourse

dhammarelax,

What do you mean by "vulgar practice of sexual intercourse"?

:anjali:
by SamKR
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What do you think of this mindfulness meditation teacher certification program?
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

What do you think of this mindfulness meditation teacher certification program?

What do you think of this mindfulness meditation teacher certification program by Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach?

http://www.soundstrue.com/store/ati-teacher-training

:anjali:
by SamKR
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The harder I practice the worse my wrong views get, help!
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: The harder I practice the worse my wrong views get, help!

... Normally I believe in rebirth but the more I practice and the better my practice becomes the stronger the wrong view gets that there is no such thing as rebirth and that such things are not real. Actually, from ultimate sense this (the part I emphasized above) might be true because like everyth...
by SamKR
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2236
Views: 114225

Re: The Path to Nibbana

How is Nibbana to be attained? ... "Nibbana to be attained" sounds oxymoron to me because Nibbana is the end of attainments (or the obsessive need to attain anything), and it it a good example of limitation of language/concepts to talk about what is beyond concepts, and of course there is a need to...
by SamKR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi responds to Trump victory
Replies: 98
Views: 13252

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi responds to Trump victory

I mostly agree with Bhikkhu Bodhi here except a few things.
:clap:
by SamKR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did Buddha avoid answering this question?
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Why did Buddha avoid answering this question?

It does not appear to me that Ven. Thanissaro thinks that as viññanam anidassanam, which is quite different. I think the Buddha did not answer the question directly because the question itself is self-contradictory or its premise is paradoxical which may lead to bewilderment rather than clarity. It ...
by SamKR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which sutta is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Which sutta is it?

Not even that, Mike :), but thanks, that too is a sutta with similar message.
by SamKR
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which sutta is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Which sutta is it?

Thanks, dhammarelax. But I think there is still another similar sutta which I am searching, but I could be wrong.
by SamKR
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which sutta is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Which sutta is it?

Thank you, Mike. This sutta looks very close to what I am looking for. But I think there is another even shorter sutta which lists such hierarchy with knowledge of no-self on top.
by SamKR
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which sutta is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Which sutta is it?

There is a short sutta in Nikayas in which the Buddha more or less says that metta is more refined than dana and morality, insight is more refined than metta, and so on (I forgot what this sutta says exactly). Could you please tell me what sutta is it or give me a link?
:anjali: