YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

Kama Sutta - Dhamma Wheel

Kama Sutta

Each week we study and discuss a different sutta or Dhamma text

Moderator: mikenz66

User avatar
jcsuperstar
Posts: 1915
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:15 am
Location: alaska
Contact:

Kama Sutta

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue May 11, 2010 4:49 am

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 10648
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: Kama Sutta

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue May 11, 2010 6:52 pm

Just thought I'd mention . . .

What a difference from that other text with only one letter different. :tongue:

(kama sutra)
Image




alan
Posts: 2812
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:14 am
Location: Miramar beach, Fl.

Re: Kama Sutta

Postby alan » Wed May 12, 2010 2:17 am

Yeah, cheap shot, JC. :smile: You got me all excited to come to the study group!

alan
Posts: 2812
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:14 am
Location: Miramar beach, Fl.

Re: Kama Sutta

Postby alan » Wed May 12, 2010 4:12 am

Oh I'm so bad. Ok let's discuss. How to actually live this?

User avatar
Sobeh
Posts: 329
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:35 am
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US
Contact:

Re: Kama Sutta

Postby Sobeh » Wed May 12, 2010 5:29 am


PeterB
Posts: 3909
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:35 pm

Re: Kama Sutta

Postby PeterB » Wed May 12, 2010 10:07 am

It can be in so many little ways..not just the "big stuff" like sex.
If I eat pastry I get acute gastric reflux.
Pain invades me " as water into a cracked boat "
Simple decision then you would think.
Yet faced with a coffee and Danish I catch myself thinking perhaps this time It will be ok..
It could be of course that I am particularly stupid. :(

User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 17855
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Kama Sutta

Postby retrofuturist » Wed May 12, 2010 10:17 am

Greetings,

Not wanting is more satisfying than getting.

Of course, we still need reminders...

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

Richard
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon May 03, 2010 2:18 pm

Re: Kama Sutta

Postby Richard » Wed May 12, 2010 1:57 pm

Should we regard this sutta as addressed primarily to monks, or equally to everyone? I ask this because there are other suttas such as AN VIII, 54 where a wealthy layman approaches the Buddha and says, " We are laypeople who enjoy sensual pleasures, dwelling at home in a house crowded with children, enjoying Kasian sandalwood, wearing garlands, scents, and unguents, accepting gold and silver." On being asked for instruction, the Buddha does not condemn this way of life, but gives ethical advice for dealing with money, occupation and friendship, so as to create happiness in this life and beyond. In this situation, it would not be helpful just to say, "avoid sensual pleasures."

User avatar
Agent
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 5:14 pm
Location: Morenci, Michigan

Re: Kama Sutta

Postby Agent » Wed May 12, 2010 4:00 pm

Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā.

User avatar
Yllyrryon
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:10 pm
Location: Kansas, U.S.A.

Re: Kama Sutta

Postby Yllyrryon » Fri May 14, 2010 9:16 pm

"The Buddha is rightly self-awakened - the Dhamma, well taught - and the Noble Sangha, worthy of honor." Translation by Ven. Thanissaro

User avatar
Agent
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 5:14 pm
Location: Morenci, Michigan

Re: Kama Sutta

Postby Agent » Fri May 14, 2010 9:45 pm

My mistake. Same word. I accidentally used the sanskrit instead of pali. (I know, I know, blasphemy. :shock: )


The here on Dhamma Wheel is a great place to start learning the language.
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā.


Return to “Study Group”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine