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by cappuccino
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Brand new to Buddhism and looking at the traditions
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Brand new to Buddhism and looking at the traditions

dwdanby wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:42 am Do the traditions differ in emphasis?
Theravada is the purest
by cappuccino
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dependent becoming
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Dependent becoming

confusedlayman wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:53 am instead of seeing as ham fire how to see as it is fire?
Spell check
by cappuccino
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana unnatural? unnatural?
Replies: 18
Views: 171

Re: Is Nibbana unnatural? unnatural?

SarathW wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:47 am Is Nibbana natural or unnatural?
ignorance is natural, and awakening is abnormal


that's the difficulty… being in an abnormal state
by cappuccino
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Longevity
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Longevity

Cause_and_Effect wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:34 am Evidently the human realm is not the best realm to indulge in sensual pleasures but the best opportunity to work on oneself.
:goodpost:
by cappuccino
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dependent becoming
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Dependent becoming

confusedlayman wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:50 pm she is speaking truth ...
From Wikipedia
by cappuccino
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Longevity
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Longevity

Buddhism is timeless


rather than merely for our time
by cappuccino
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Longevity
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Longevity

Just as a line drawn in the water with a stick quickly vanishes and does not stay long, in the same way, brahmans, the life of human beings is like a line drawn in the water with a stick

Araka's Teaching

Now at that time, monks, the human life span was 60,000 years
by cappuccino
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is does this mean? (Help needed for reaching streamenterer.)
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: What is does this mean? (Help needed for reaching streamenterer.)

Dependent Arising

"if this exists, that exists; if this ceases to exist, that also ceases to exist"
by cappuccino
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Rev. Ian Paisley
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Theravada and Rev. Ian Paisley

Mr Albatross wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:06 am Is there anything of importance that Theravada Buddhists can learn from the life and preaching of Rev. Ian Paisley
perhaps to value the teaching of awakening


that our finding it is a coincidence to never take for granted
by cappuccino
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 144
Views: 4170

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

Inedible wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:26 am The risks aren't in taking the vaccine,
false
by cappuccino
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Living with a toxic possibly narcisistic wife
Replies: 21
Views: 679

Re: Living with a toxic possibly narcisistic wife

AshleyLake wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:21 am I'm curious, does the pain body exist in dhamma teaching?
No…
by cappuccino
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why give up sensual pleasures?
Replies: 111
Views: 1850

Re: Why give up sensual pleasures?

this is the answer


Araka's Teaching

:candle: :candle:
by cappuccino
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why give up sensual pleasures?
Replies: 111
Views: 1850

Re: Why give up sensual pleasures?

From my position I don't know if rebirth is true or that I will be reborn, so when I die my life is over No matter how many suttas I've read on this topic, or how many hours I've spent meditating, I can't rationally nor experientially arrive at a point where I give up sensual pleasures. this is rel...
by cappuccino
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Going raftless
Replies: 37
Views: 624

Re: Going raftless

Laozi wrote:Taking things lightly makes things worthless,
and taking it too easy makes it hard, so the
sagely person, by confronting difficulty,
avoids it.
:coffee:
by cappuccino
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Zero turn"
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: "Zero turn"

there is a context for his life and teaching


our life is part of it, as we try to understand