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by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN1 question
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: DN1 question

Question: Why does the first being who re-arose at the empty palace of Brahmā possesses longer life, greater beauty, and greater authority than the beings who re-arose there after him while they both came from Ābhassara Brahma-world? beings are infinite .. and evolutionary levels are many .. some w...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do devas and brahmas look?
Replies: 21
Views: 316

Re: how do devas and brahmas look?

Brahmajāla Sutta: The All-embracing Net of Views 39. "There comes a time, bhikkhus, when after the lapse of a long period this world contracts (disintegrates). While the world is contracting, beings for the most part are reborn in the Ābhassara Brahma-world.[7] There they dwell, mind-made, feeding ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do devas and brahmas look?
Replies: 21
Views: 316

Re: how do devas and brahmas look?

NDERF is the largest NDE site in the world, with over 4,000 experiences in more than 23 languages! https://www.nderf.org/ Exceptional Experiences https://www.nderf.org/Archives/exceptional.html Review of "Evidence of the Afterlife" http://neardth.com/evidence-of-the-afterlife.php The Nine Lines of ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please
Replies: 34
Views: 515

Re: Can someone reconcile these two Buddhist concepts of self for me please

IMO "In fact, the one place where the Buddha was asked point-blank whether or not there was a self, he refused to answer." https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/notself2.html thanks this is nibbana. something indescribable in terms of existence and non-existence. "There is, monks, a...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What happens to consciousness/awareness when entering Paranirvana?
Replies: 34
Views: 561

Re: What happens to consciousness/awareness when entering Paranirvana?

Hi Lucas, If you are interested in what happens after the death of an Arahant - I would say that the vinnana-khandha ceases. that awareness ceases .. Not awareness - sense-consciousness ceases after the death of an Arahant (an-upādisesa-nibbāṇa). After Nibbāṇa, consciousness becomes untangled from ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dharma Paths gone forever?
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Dharma Paths gone forever?

:candle:

:namaste:
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What happens to consciousness/awareness when entering Paranirvana?
Replies: 34
Views: 561

Re: What happens to consciousness/awareness when entering Paranirvana?

Ok

in the first quote it was about parinibbana

in the second quote about nibbana

:anjali:
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What happens to consciousness/awareness when entering Paranirvana?
Replies: 34
Views: 561

Re: What happens to consciousness/awareness when entering Paranirvana?

Hi Assaji.. If you are interested in what happens after the death of an Arahant - I would say that the vinnana-khandha ceases. that awareness ceases .. After Nibbāṇa, consciousness becomes untangled from mind-and-body, in other words, it becomes "unsupported" (appatiṭṭhita): When the consciousness h...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Food for Nuns in Yangon, Myanmar
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Food for Nuns in Yangon, Myanmar

Food for Nuns in Yangon, Myanmar Due to the recent pandemic many monastics in Myanmar who depend largely on daily offerings from locals are now faced with a stark reality: shortage of food and lack of other basic life necessities. This project’s aim is to counter this lack of supplies by providing ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Trollbox
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: Trollbox

There's this new thing called the Trollbox. Is it new? As it always been there? it's showing up for me too .. I was worried that some site algorithm was classing me as a troll I recently changed my computer's operating system .. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS I thought it could be a problem ... so fa...
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Fugitive Nationalist Buddhist Monk Surrenders to Police in Myanmar Ahead of Poll
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Fugitive Nationalist Buddhist Monk Surrenders to Police in Myanmar Ahead of Poll

that's just an instance of ignorance. so what? Ashin Wirathu will now be arrested and disconnected from Buddhism. And? Really don't understand what you are trying to get at. he encouraged hatred against an ethnic minority and these people suffered a genocide. he used his position as a monk in Thera...
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Fugitive Nationalist Buddhist Monk Surrenders to Police in Myanmar Ahead of Poll
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Fugitive Nationalist Buddhist Monk Surrenders to Police in Myanmar Ahead of Poll

I think this news is important here on the forum .. that person was responsible for encouraging hatred against an ethnic minority and then that people suffered genocide. For this he used his position as a Buddhist monk. that's just an instance of ignorance. so what? Ashin Wirathu will now be arrest...
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Fugitive Nationalist Buddhist Monk Surrenders to Police in Myanmar Ahead of Poll
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Fugitive Nationalist Buddhist Monk Surrenders to Police in Myanmar Ahead of Poll

I think this news is important here on the forum ..

that person was responsible for encouraging hatred against an ethnic minority and then that people suffered genocide.

For this he used his position as a Buddhist monk.

Ashin Wirathu will now be arrested and disconnected from Buddhism.