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by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: “Right View comes first”: SN 56.37, SN 56.44, dash of MN 117 (Week of April 11, 2021)
Replies: 24
Views: 564

Re: “Right View comes first”: SN 56.37, SN 56.44, dash of MN 117 (Week of April 11, 2021)

"And what, monks, is right view? Knowledge with regard to stress, knowledge with regard to the origination of stress, knowledge with regard to the stopping of stress, knowledge with regard to the way of practice leading to the stopping of stress: This, monks, is called right view. https://www.acces...
by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga

a Buddhist commentary could use more Buddhist terms. this may show that the translator was a little distant from Buddhism. The Visuddhimagga refers to the practitioner as a "yogāvacara" ("one who's at home in exertion") nearly as often as it refers to him as a "bhikkhu". The word first appears in t...
by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: i dont like the term 'unbound'
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: i dont like the term 'unbound'

Nibbana by Thanissaro Bhikkhu We all know what happens when a fire goes out. The flames die down and the fire is gone for good. So when we first learn that the name for the goal of Buddhist practice, nibbana (nirvana), literally means the extinguishing of a fire, it's hard to imagine a deadlier ima...
by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga

No sir. This levitation part is just in a Qand A in the supernormal power chapter. I do not think the translation of the whole book is off because of that. It could have been properly translated but the meaning in the original text is also like that. This has got nothing to do with flying around in...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga

The term yogin could just mean a trainer in the spiritual path. It does not suggest this is hatha yoga or something like that. a Buddhist commentary could use more Buddhist terms. this may show that the translator was a little distant from Buddhism. for example, flying using the concentration of th...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga

The answer I saw did not really answer the question. Or maybe I did not understand the translation. There were number of problems like that. For an example: Definitions of some of the phenomena, Divine states, Caste discrimination, Unorthodox opinions ...etc. More infomation: just a note that the V...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga

Vimuttimagga is the oldest .. So it is closer to the Canon in Pali. and so it can be more reliable. Is the above a good way of judging reliability ? Someone might end up concluding Mahasamghika doctrine as more reliable, If you use this dating technique. many people like Theravada Buddhism because ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga

The question in the book is about if one is practising flying using 4th Jhana. Should he succeed in rising to considerable height and lose concentration, will he fell to his death? The answer I saw did not really answer the question. Or maybe I did not understand the translation. How AN 9.35: Gavi ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Profile: Raṭṭhapāla (Week of April 4, 2021)
Replies: 38
Views: 1032

Re: Profile: Raṭṭhapāla (Week of April 4, 2021)

SDC wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:19 am
retrofuturist wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:33 am
:thanks:

:anjali:
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Profile: Raṭṭhapāla (Week of April 4, 2021)
Replies: 38
Views: 1032

Re: Profile: Raṭṭhapāla (Week of April 4, 2021)

:reading: The foremost of my monk disciples who went forth out of faith is Raṭṭhapāla. - AN 1.210 I would like to start off with a scriptural profile of Raṭṭhapāla. Born into the leading brahmin family in the town of Thullakoṭṭhita, a young Raṭṭhapāla wishes to go forth upon hearing the Buddha spea...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 62
Views: 4244

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

ToVincent wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:55 pm
Very good these explanations!

:thanks:

:namaste:
by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 727

Re: semen emitting addressed

... So there is possible/normal that one can stop semen emitting during nocturnal events... On this topic, I believe that those relatively recent medical studies that say that ejaculating several times per week lower the risk of prostate cancer were researched with common people who were average lu...
by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 727

Re: semen emitting addressed

how can deities protect? One explanation.. when you sleep with mindful and conscious attention .. your mind and your subtle body will be connected to the devas protectors .. when you sleep without mindfulness and without awareness ... you can easily be affected by any type of influence, positive or...
by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If consciousness is a magician's trick, how can we attain Nibbana?
Replies: 43
Views: 736

Re: If consciousness is a magician's trick, how can we attain Nibbana?

By watching on the other side of consciousness... ? There is 1 and 0. There is sound and silence. There is created and uncreated. Between 0 and 1 there is consciousness. 1 is manifested only because there is 0. Sound is manifest only because there is silence. Without silence there is no sound. The ...