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by TRobinson465
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: fruits of giving
Replies: 7
Views: 4874

Re: fruits of giving

Your intentions are a bit misplaced, while it is good to give to monks, that is not the intention behind the Buddhas words in the two suttas you referenced. The Buddha ends those suttas meaning that attaining right view yourself is better than giving to someone with right view. Also, the Buddha sai...
by TRobinson465
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: entered upon the path of ariya vs ariya
Replies: 39
Views: 465

Re: entered upon the path of ariya vs ariya

Yeah. So i dont think anyone has sufficiently answered my question on the difference between an entered upon the path of an ariya vs an ariya yet. If it helps this is also the 8 types of individuals of the Ariya Sangha, the four pairs of noble ones. If anyone has an explanation or some texts to expl...
by TRobinson465
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: fruits of giving
Replies: 7
Views: 4874

Re: fruits of giving

It seems that you are trying to find a way to "get the most bang for your buck" so to speak in terms of offerings. Where do you live? Here in Thailand I have met several monks who I believe must be ariyas. They never said this but it becomes apparent after being around them for a bit. I live in the...
by TRobinson465
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: entered upon the path of ariya vs ariya
Replies: 39
Views: 465

Re: entered upon the path of ariya vs ariya

To me, it is like a person who is trying to understand that the world is round and the person who realises with by any means. Most of us are on the Sotapanna Path but not realise the fruit yet. The way I see it when you have to experience Sotapanna fruit then you are in the Sakdhagami path. I was t...
by TRobinson465
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: entered upon the path of ariya vs ariya
Replies: 39
Views: 465

entered upon the path of ariya vs ariya

Hello folks, Does anyone understand the difference between one who has entered upon the path of an ariya and being an ariya? for instance the passage below. sotāpattiphalasacchikiriyāya paṭipanne dānaṁ datvā having given a gift to one who has entered upon the way to experiencing the fruit of Stream-...
by TRobinson465
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: fruits of giving
Replies: 7
Views: 4874

Re: fruits of giving

I actually ended up finding the text I was looking for on my own. Here it is if anyone finds it beneficial. Tatr' Ānanda, tiracchānagate dānaṁ datvā Here, Ānanda, having given a gift to an animal sataguṇā dakkhiṇā pāṭikaṅkhitabbā, a hundred-fold offering is to be expected (in return), puthujjanaduss...
by TRobinson465
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven
Replies: 27
Views: 465

Re: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven

Yes I would imagine if metteya is preaching at all it would be moral exhortions. Not unlike sakka of tavatimsa. That or unenlightened takes on the dhamma like we are doing now, since metteya was a monk under our Buddha and devas can remember thier past lives. Either way tusita is a good resting plac...
by TRobinson465
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven
Replies: 27
Views: 465

Re: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven

What are the benefits of rebirth in Tushita heaven? Is it possible to practice there? What kind of pleasures are experienced. I understand a fair amount of Theravada monks seek such a rebirth. Some in Mahayana too. In my opinion Tusita is one of the best places to be reborn if you do not expect to ...
by TRobinson465
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Buddhas birth
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: The Buddhas birth

Thanks for the assistance! Interestingly enough I noticed that these sources say nothing about the Buddha being born from his mothers side (which i remember reading in a book). Does anyone know of the origin of that particular story? In Theravādin texts it's not included in the list of regularities...
by TRobinson465
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Buddhas birth
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: The Buddhas birth

Thanks for the assistance! Interestingly enough I noticed that these sources say nothing about the Buddha being born from his mothers side (which i remember reading in a book). Does anyone know of the origin of that particular story?
by TRobinson465
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Buddhas birth
Replies: 5
Views: 179

The Buddhas birth

Hello all,

Can anyone point me to the sutta or commentary that describes the birth of the Buddha? I know the classic story, I just want to read the primary source of it.


Thanks in advance,

:anjali:
by TRobinson465
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Mahayana and secular logic has made me largely give up on the path...
Replies: 41
Views: 5799

Re: Mahayana and secular logic has made me largely give up on the path...

So, if we extrapolate certain ideas in the Pali Canon to their (hopefully incorrect) logical extreme, we end up at a point where the Buddha has zero authority because some of his own teachings (only at this logical extreme) negate any reason to follow them. We also end up where enlightenment and no...
by TRobinson465
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?
Replies: 43
Views: 1292

Re: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?

I don't believe that drinking alcohol can get anyone in hell. AN8.4 would suggest otherwise but you're free to believe what you want if you find it most conducive to your practice. there are literally people on this forum who dont even believe in literal rebirth and say the Buddha was an aristotlel...
by TRobinson465
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?
Replies: 43
Views: 1292

Re: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?

I don't believe that drinking alcohol can get anyone in hell. AN8.4 would suggest otherwise but you're free to believe what you want if you find it most conducive to your practice. there are literally people on this forum who dont even believe in literal rebirth and say the Buddha was an aristotlel...
by TRobinson465
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?
Replies: 43
Views: 1292

Re: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?

It doesn't. Only the dasa akusala kamma / ten unwholesome actions can lead to rebirth in lower realms. The ten are: Wrong bodily conduct: 1 Killing and violence: "being a killer of beings, bloody-handed, given to blows and violence, not having compassion". 2 Stealing: "taking what is not given, tak...