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by robertk
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 44
Views: 1417

Re: death of forum member dylanj

He changed his Facebook picture ten days ago. He looked fine and healthy. I suspect he committed suicide? :( I hope he is well and happy wherever he was reborn. May he have attained stream-entry or once-returner and escape this horrid samsara at some point. :heart: :candle: i've been informed that ...
by robertk
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Looking for a Sutta... Knowledge of Evil
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: Looking for a Sutta... Knowledge of Evil

There is a Commentary about this but I can't remember where it is . In the commentary there is the question of one who does akusala such as killing. One who thinks it is harmless, and the other one who knows it is wrong but kills anyway: which one is worse? The one who is ignorant of the evil of kil...
by robertk
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Dhamma take care of its own?
Replies: 34
Views: 540

Re: Does the Dhamma take care of its own?

DooDoot wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:50 am Dhammo have rakikhati dhammacāriṃ
Dhammo bhave rakkhati dhammacāriṃ

The Dhamma itself protects those who practise dhamma
:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:
by robertk
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 44
Views: 1417

Re: death of forum member dylanj

:candle: :candle: :candle:
by robertk
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 142
Views: 93640

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

robertk wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:35 am Today at 2pm Riyadh time
Topic
Abhidhamma: why study it?

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3387441540
password dhamma (if needed)

Sorry to those in Australia who might find it a bit late. I am back at work and getting busy in mornings.
starting now :anjali:
by robertk
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 142
Views: 93640

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

Today at 2pm Riyadh time
Topic
Abhidhamma: why study it?

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3387441540
password dhamma (if needed)

Sorry to those in Australia who might find it a bit late. I am back at work and getting busy in mornings.
by robertk
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4093

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

Bodhi's pithy explanation is quite good. https://www.nku.edu/~kenneyr/Buddhism/lib/bps/misc/abhiman.html Briefly, the dhamma theory maintains that ultimate reality consists of a multiplicity of elementary constituents called dhammas. The dhammas are not noumena hidden behind phenomena, not "things i...
by robertk
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: ākāsa- space
Replies: 15
Views: 3844

Re: ākāsa- space

Posts about Kant , Hume and whatnot, moved here viewtopic.php?f=13&t=38333
by robertk
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: ākāsa- space
Replies: 15
Views: 3844

Re: ākāsa- space

As far as I can tell Ven. Nagasena doesn't outright say akasa is asankhata. And remember he is referring not to the spaces between rupa (akasa-dhatu) but the unbounded space such as in the Rahulovada sutta. So in the Milindapanha unbounded space is said to be sabbaso agayho (cannot be grasped), sant...
by robertk
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 1911

Re: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth

pelican wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:32 pm

You are right, as far as I can tell. But then the question is, how do people get "right view"? Just have faith?
The causes for wisdom:
viewtopic.php?t=15952
by robertk
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No. of wives allowed during Buddha's time?
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: No. of wives allowed during Buddha's time?

Regardless of how many wives might have been allowed to be "married" what has this question to do with adultery? If more than one wife is allowed, then it is technically possible for a married man to have sex with more than one woman without breaking the precept. So why you've opened that thread at...
by robertk
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Mahayana and secular logic has made me largely give up on the path...
Replies: 41
Views: 5273

Re: Mahayana and secular logic has made me largely give up on the path...

"Pure logic" leads to nowhere good. this is flawed logic Flawed logic? Maybe because you modified my post to suit your argument... I'm sure most would agree (even you) that "papañca leads to nowhere good." In academia, this is called "academic hishonesty." It is heavely frowned upon and usually lea...
by robertk
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali sources on the time after the mahāparinibbāna to First Council (including)
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Pali sources on the time after the mahāparinibbāna to First Council (including)

I don't have the pali to hand but do have the Commentary in English the Mahaaparinibbaana Sutta, ( Yang-Gyu An) (PTS) . It begins slightly before the Buddha' parinibbana The Buddha’s Last Days ” ‘That which was taught and made known (pa~n~natta)’: The Dhamma is both taught and made known. The Vinaya...
by robertk
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Milindapañha's incorporation into the canon
Replies: 15
Views: 3235

Re: Milindapañha's incorporation into the canon

It looks like I'll be making a companion "Connections" thread then after all and that I ought to apologize to Robert. I was aware of the Milinda text being much longer, but had attributed it to sections of the NBS being lost or the Chinese translation being of only excepts and/or incomplete rather ...