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by cappuccino
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Breakoff from "Gurus in Vajrayana"
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Breakoff from "Gurus in Vajrayana"

mabw wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:35 pm So you see, it is difficult to avoid having a teacher even if u wanted to.
the virtues of the lay-follower:

He has right views … he will not accept any other teacher, not even for the sake of his life


The Buddhist Layman
by cappuccino
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Portrayal of Women in the Suttas and what response do these texts promote?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Portrayal of Women in the Suttas and what response do these texts promote?

mabw wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:22 am Women are often portrayed as some sort of villain.
they are at least dangerous
by cappuccino
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Breakoff from "Gurus in Vajrayana"
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Breakoff from "Gurus in Vajrayana"

mabw wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:08 am seeing of the guru as the Buddha
gurus are less than worthless


because you want to learn from Gautama
by cappuccino
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 536
Views: 273361

Re: Buddha's wife (wives)?

Pulsar wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:34 pm who invented jhana?
jhana is calm


:shrug:
by cappuccino
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha's Annihilationist Beginnings
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: The Buddha's Annihilationist Beginnings

The inhabitants of arupa-loka are possessed entirely of mind.


Having no physical body
by cappuccino
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha's Annihilationist Beginnings
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: The Buddha's Annihilationist Beginnings

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:22 pm The question of what tradition Āḷāra Kālāma & Uddaka Rāmaputta practiced in shall, of course, never be definitively answered.

Thoughts?
they practiced formless realm meditation


(arupa-loka)


which is far from annihilation
by cappuccino
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Are women evil?
Replies: 32
Views: 1051

Re: Are women evil?

Mr Albatross wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:19 pm Hopefully they will motivate you and others to read the Jātaka in its entirety.
Jātaka is not from Buddha
by cappuccino
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If human is the best realm
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: If human is the best realm

form wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:15 pm Why is it so short?
time is relative
by cappuccino
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sensuality and equanimity in MN 54
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Sensuality and equanimity in MN 54

mjaviem wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:06 am where clinging to the material things of the world utterly ceases without remainder.
:shrug:
by cappuccino
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Are women evil?
Replies: 32
Views: 1051

Re: Are women evil?

Ever wonder why the Buddha thought if the Bhikkhunis lineage was allowed, the existence of true dhamma will be shortened? I do not know why exactly. Shortly before the Buddha died, Ananda asked him a question concerning women: "How shall we relate to women, Master?" — "Do not look at them." — "But ...
by cappuccino
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana. Are we chasing a mirage?
Replies: 35
Views: 625

Re: Nibbana. Are we chasing a mirage?

SarathW wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:07 pm
cappuccino wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:47 pm
SarathW wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:18 am How can we achieve something if we do not know what we need?
you merely need to understand dependent arising


waste no time trying to understand
This is only the second Noble Truth so this alone is not complete.
& the truth of the end of suffering
by cappuccino
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana. Are we chasing a mirage?
Replies: 35
Views: 625

Re: Nibbana. Are we chasing a mirage?

SarathW wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:18 am How can we achieve something if we do not know what we need?
you merely need to understand dependent arising


waste no time trying to understand
by cappuccino
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Are women evil?
Replies: 32
Views: 1051

Re: Are women evil?

urocentrum wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:15 pm Are there any Buddhist texts which specifically address the wickedness of women?
No…
by cappuccino
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sensuality and equanimity in MN 54
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Sensuality and equanimity in MN 54

mjaviem wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:17 am Quickly, Legolas. I need an explanation here.
a·nal·o·gy
noun
a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification.