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by cappuccino
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How about this approach for the Nikaya?
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: How about this approach for the Nikaya?

JamesTheGiant wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:53 am the 4NT and the 8FP
you require Dependent Arising
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How about this approach for the Nikaya?
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: How about this approach for the Nikaya?

Inedible wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:01 am They valued the Heart and Diamond Sutras.
none of Buddha's actual teachings


I suppose they weren't ready
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How about this approach for the Nikaya?
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: How about this approach for the Nikaya?

Inedible wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:49 am Zen is fast and direct. It has plenty of teaching, too.
like Advaita, you can't understand, because it's nonsense


all the while, you imagine it's too advanced
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How about this approach for the Nikaya?
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: How about this approach for the Nikaya?

Zen is the school of meditation


lacking the actual teaching
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How about this approach for the Nikaya?
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: How about this approach for the Nikaya?

form wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:34 am The problem is the minor details will confuse
read in order to resolve things
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How about this approach for the Nikaya?
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: How about this approach for the Nikaya?

reading the scriptures every day would be enough


nothing short of that seems to be enough
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven

What are the benefits of rebirth in Tushita heaven? You'll be taller than a Yāma deva, but shorter than a Nimmānaratī deva. Your life-span will be longer than a Yāma deva's, but shorter than a Nimmānaratī deva's. The apsaras will be sexier than in the Yāma heaven, but not as sexy as the ones in Nim...
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth
Replies: 33
Views: 1907

Re: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth

DooDoot wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:15 pm Where do the scriptures refer to "rebirth suffering"?
sam·sa·ra
noun
the cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound.
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream enterers and sexual desire
Replies: 55
Views: 5693

Re: Stream enterers and sexual desire

Mahabrahma wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:51 am In many, many ways they are the Same
each rediscovers the basic teaching
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream enterers and sexual desire
Replies: 55
Views: 5693

Re: Stream enterers and sexual desire

Mahabrahma wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:44 am Yes, once there was one, now there are many.
each Buddha is a different person
by cappuccino
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream enterers and sexual desire
Replies: 55
Views: 5693

Re: Stream enterers and sexual desire

Mahabrahma wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:56 pm However although being many, He is still…
many?
by cappuccino
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream enterers and sexual desire
Replies: 55
Views: 5693

Re: Stream enterers and sexual desire

Mahabrahma wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:37 pm Did Buddha erase who He was?
Tathāgata is thought to mean "one who has thus gone"
by cappuccino
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream enterers and sexual desire
Replies: 55
Views: 5693

Re: Stream enterers and sexual desire

Mahabrahma wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:55 pm You will never erase who you are, Superman.
Superman is a comic book
by cappuccino
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream enterers and sexual desire
Replies: 55
Views: 5693

Re: Stream enterers and sexual desire

Mahabrahma wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:40 pm Anatta doesn't erase individuality, it strengthens it in an Enlightened Way.
almost everything you say is off
by cappuccino
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism Revisited
Replies: 297
Views: 2564

Re: Idealism Revisited

He would say, 'I won't have this arrow removed until I know whether the shaft with which I was wounded was that of a common arrow, a curved arrow, a barbed, a calf-toothed, or an oleander arrow.' The man would die and those things would still remain unknown to him. … the man would die and those thi...