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by SDC
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 19
Views: 399

Re: help with a mother's request

The OP is looking for symbols for the words son, brother and love. i wasnt totally sure either, but like you know how the lions represent something in buddhism, is there a symbol for son, brother and love (separate symbols or not). What about the Pali word for each? Son = putta (use caution, the Spa...
by SDC
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 44
Views: 1038

Re: death of forum member dylanj

So sad to hear this. Condolences to friends and family. :candle:
by SDC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dad bods are best for family men
Replies: 11
Views: 3489

Re: Dad bods are best for family men

So you win in the eyes of women who want to keep you under their power so they can live off you and make you their slave. Family man=slave man. Exert energy to live the life you want. Who is more of a slave, parent with living obstructions or single lay person with none? What keeps a single lay per...
by SDC
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about stream entry
Replies: 65
Views: 1166

Re: Questions about stream entry

So far I have not seen anyone here admit to being a Stream Enterer or higher. So if you would rather get the opinions of someone who has been there and done that, try Daniel Ingram. His book "Mastering The Core Teachings of The Buddha" is very good. Version one is free. Version two is expensive, bu...
by SDC
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about stream entry
Replies: 65
Views: 1166

Re: Questions about stream entry

So far I have not seen anyone here admit to being a Stream Enterer or higher. So if you would rather get the opinions of someone who has been there and done that, try Daniel Ingram. His book "Mastering The Core Teachings of The Buddha" is very good. Version one is free. Version two is expensive, bu...
by SDC
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.
Replies: 22
Views: 455

Re: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.

My only desire has always been to be exactly like the Buddha. It is a Love that I have always had and sensed within me. Therefore whatever Spiritual level I'm on brings me to try to attain that level of Mahakaruna. I don't have any other goals in life because that is an objective that gives infinit...
by SDC
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.
Replies: 22
Views: 455

Re: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.

If you mean that two Enlightened people talking for instance that may not recognize eachother, or not even show themselves that they are Enlightened so that they may be provisional Buddhas, not yet open in their Enlightenment that makes sense. A lot of the world is like that in this quarreling age ...
by SDC
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.
Replies: 22
Views: 455

Re: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.

Like I said in the last thread similar to this one, in the suttas there were accounts of ariya who were unable to know other ariya. If you mean that two Enlightened people talking for instance that may not recognize eachother, or not even show themselves that they are Enlightened so that they may b...
by SDC
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.
Replies: 22
Views: 455

Re: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.

Like I said in the last thread similar to this one, in the suttas there were accounts of ariya who were unable to know other ariya.
by SDC
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..

Quite a few suttas from Nidāna Saṃyutta refer to the "remainderless fading away and cessation" of the different layers of DO, consciousness being one of them.
by SDC
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where to buy "Clearing the Path"?
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Where to buy "Clearing the Path"?

Given the ostensible commitment to dhamma dāna I wonder, how do venerables Ñāṇamoli, Hiriko and the rest justify SELLING works that in the past (before these monks got their hands on the publishing rights) were always given away free? Hi Bhante, For what it's worth, all the titles are available for...
by SDC
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can the path of Theravada be entered at will?
Replies: 33
Views: 550

Re: Can the path of Theravada be entered at will?

The suttas are full of accounts of the path arising for someone, or them gaining the path. In the sense that one's progress is the result of one's own efforts, then it is entered "at will". But it doesn't appear to be something that one can just will into existence if the preliminary conditions hav...
by SDC
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Faith and Reliability
Replies: 30
Views: 811

Re: Faith and Reliability

I deeply apologize. I have limited time available from my job and I can not follow all discussions. So I have to give up on this one :anjali: *peace sign* https://media1.tenor.com/images/4abfa03537151c04defd7730615b2bf2/tenor.gif?itemid=16166193 Very interesting to see how you respond when the scop...
by SDC
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Faith and Reliability
Replies: 30
Views: 811

Re: Faith and Reliability

Is it possible to practice without faith? Is it possible to gauge reliability prior to any development in Dhamma? In the suttas it is said that one goes forth out of faith. That a person will proceed after having simply been inspired by the message in the suttas. As lay people, we don't go forth, bu...
by SDC
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Faith and Reliability
Replies: 30
Views: 811

Faith and Reliability

Continuation of discussion from this thread. I think you are making two mistakes here: 1) you are addressing me as he spoke person for this whole forum, which is not the case ("tell us", who is "us"?) 2) you are assuming that most people here agree with your assessment (which is in part mine as well...