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by robertk
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana
Replies: 94
Views: 2413

Re: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana

mod note: please keep to the topic, to wit whether A. Brahmavamso and the ven. Pa - Auk teach the same kind of jhana. For more general jhana debates such as whether Vis. departs from suttas; whether the Chinese Agamas are identical to TherAvada etc, please begin a new topic or put here ( where I ju...
by robertk
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are the history and significance of the Talipot fan?
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: What are the history and significance of the Talipot fan?

My question is about the Talipot fan. since the Blessed One allowed the leaves of Borassus flabellifer for fan-making , . Talipot.jpg Are you are saying that fan making was in Buddha's time and Buddha allowed monks to use fans? Is this in Vinaya or something? . :anjali: Not only in the Vinaya. Sari...
by robertk
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how can i live for an aeon or the remainder of an aeon?
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: how can i live for an aeon or the remainder of an aeon?

confusedlayman wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:10 pm
robertk wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:17 pm An ayukappa, the range of human life at that time.
during buddha time? 100 years or 100 billion years?
A little longer than a 100 years
by robertk
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how can i live for an aeon or the remainder of an aeon?
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: how can i live for an aeon or the remainder of an aeon?

An ayukappa, the range of human life at that time.
by robertk
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: lady visakha
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: lady visakha

Taken from Great DIsciples of the Buddha

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JDZM7FO/re ... TF8&btkr=1
Great Disciples of the Buddha -visakha.pdf
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by robertk
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is anatta based off of manifestation from nothing?
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Is anatta based off of manifestation from nothing?

Ven. Dhammanado has explained already. Just to add something: you are only seeing the absence-condition, natthi-paccaya and disappearance-condition, vigata-paccaya. But there are 24 conditions elucidated in the Patthana by the Buddha Here is an audio series of the 24: http://www.abhidhamma.org/audio...
by robertk
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: intense hate or greed
Replies: 15
Views: 202

Re: intense hate or greed

The texts distinguish between sama lobha
(normal lobha) and visama lobha (abnormal lobha). The latter type
leads one to commit evil in order to gain or protect, the other is
the type that we all have pretty much all the time.
by robertk
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayanized Theravada / Abhayagiri Incident / Outside influences on "Classical Theravada"
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Mahayanized Theravada / Abhayagiri Incident / Outside influences on "Classical Theravada"

Just as the Theravāda monks were cautious in welcoming Buddhaghosa, so Buddhaghosa was careful in introducing any new ideas into the Mahāvihāra tradition in a way that was too obvious. There seems to be no doubt that the Visuddhimagga and the commentaries are a testimony to the abilities of a great...
by robertk
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about the Vimuttimagga
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: Questions about the Vimuttimagga

I have moved it to General Theravada. However it is not an orthodox recognised Theravada text, as noted by Coëmgenu .
by robertk
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka!
Replies: 55
Views: 33632

Re: Great "Nibbana is Atta" Debate ... (No, not here on DWT :-D)

This might be better in the lonv thread about Dhammakaya. Let me know if you want it moved.
by robertk
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 71
Views: 8826

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

This thread needs to get out of Classical Theravāda. It is a thread mostly about the OP's gripes with that which is not Classical Theravāda. It is largely about Ven Nāgārjuna and seriously addressing the OP would require an in-depth discussion of Madhyamaka Buddhism and not one of Classical Theravā...
by robertk
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What kamma did animals in the zoo did to be locked in the cage?
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: What kamma did animals in the zoo did to be locked in the cage?

https://www.tipitaka.net/tipitaka/dhp/verseload.php?verse=127 The third group: A group of seven bhikkhus were also on their way to pay homage to the Buddha. On the way, they enquired at a monastery whether there was any suitable place for them to take shelter for the night in the neighbourhood. They...