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by justindesilva
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha has very high IQ
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: The Buddha has very high IQ

SarathW wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:26 am Perhaps Buddha would have failed the IQ test altogether.

Iq is a measure of sankappa. But Lord budda with samma sankappa ( and lokuttara gnana) was beyond and above the world we live in.
It also reflects vicikicca of the prutagjana.
by justindesilva
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions
Replies: 59
Views: 620

Re: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions

He feels bodily pain, but not mental pain as a result of that bodily pain Sure. There have over the years been lots of discussions here along the lines of the "two darts" analogy, or that the Buddha felt pain, but did not thereby suffer. That's different from your claim in the OP. You make an infer...
by justindesilva
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..
Replies: 12
Views: 386

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

consciousness isn't the word Buddha used we must be careful something may be lost in translation May I suggest that consciousness ( used in translations) can be replaced with citta (wholesome or unwholesome) or Mana or mano. There are many foreign words to English adopted by the English language in...
by justindesilva
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suicide is not Buddhist
Replies: 40
Views: 841

Re: Suicide is not Buddhist

Most people aren't casual about suicide. It is a one shot deal and the consequences of getting it wrong are awful. The ones who do it and get it right don't tend to tell other people about it. Once they are committed to the course of action they usually appear calmer and happier. Just a little long...
by justindesilva
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..
Replies: 12
Views: 386

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

there is a sutta by ven. ananda or sariputta or ven.cunda (i dont remember) in that the teaching (ven ananda or sariputta) will say that ending of conciousness means just reminderless ending of conciousness... this sutta will dispell doubts of soul or something enduring with cessation of conciouisn...
by justindesilva
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suicide is not Buddhist
Replies: 40
Views: 841

Re: Suicide is not Buddhist

Most people aren't casual about suicide. It is a one shot deal and the consequences of getting it wrong are awful. The ones who do it and get it right don't tend to tell other people about it. Once they are committed to the course of action they usually appear calmer and happier. Just a little long...
by justindesilva
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mara
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: Mara

Is there really an entity called Mara? What I wrote did not appear. Hence pl. I continue. Under the bodhi tree during his attempt to attain enlightenment Mara is said to have sent his three daughters Tanha ( thirst for sensual desires), Rathi (lust) and Ranga ( a dancing girl or lusty action). I ha...
by justindesilva
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mara
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: Mara

form wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:07 am Is there really an entity called Mara?
by justindesilva
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha Ever Visit Sri Lanka?
Replies: 91
Views: 9783

Re: Did the Buddha Ever Visit Sri Lanka?

The sources as samantha pasadika etc. were literature long after Buddas parinirvsna. Yet it is shown that sammannapala sutta showing the contemparoty clans in India is evidence from Sutta of Indian Historical society while Atanatiya Sutta speaks of Yakkas, Naga, kumbanda and Nagas with a social his...
by justindesilva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No. of wives allowed during Buddha's time?
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: No. of wives allowed during Buddha's time?

I am asking this with regards to the precept concerning adultery. Regardless of how many wives might have been allowed to be "married" what has this question to do with adultery? If more than one wife is allowed, then it is technically possible for a married man to have sex with more than one woman...
by justindesilva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Is consciousness/mind/related terms (vinnana/citta/manas/nama/etc.)...
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Poll: Is consciousness/mind/related terms (vinnana/citta/manas/nama/etc.)...

zan wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:51 am Is consciousness/mind/related terms (vinnana/citta/manas/nama/etc.)...
Paticca samuppada vibanga sutta SN12.2 and sammadiththi sutta out of many explain vingnana/ mind/ consciousness extremely clearly.
by justindesilva
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha Ever Visit Sri Lanka?
Replies: 91
Views: 9783

Re: Did the Buddha Ever Visit Sri Lanka?

It appears that the source is the Commentary to the Mahāvaṃsa , so we are no closer to finding any source in the Tipiṭaka or its Commentaries. Not the commentary to the Mahāvaṃsa (which was composed five centuries after Buddhaghosa, so could hardly have been one of his sources), but rather a commen...
by justindesilva
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha Ever Visit Sri Lanka?
Replies: 91
Views: 9783

Re: Did the Buddha Ever Visit Sri Lanka?

My impression, bhante, is that the three visits of Gotama Buddha to Sri Lanka, along with those by the past Buddhas Kassapa, Koṇāgamana and Kakusandha, are universally accepted by traditionally-minded Asian scholar monks. The source of these visits is not limited to the Sinhalese vaṃsa texts but al...
by justindesilva
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In which Sutta, Gotama Buddha talked about Maitreya Buddha?
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: In which Sutta, Gotama Buddha talked about Maitreya Buddha?

SarathW wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:42 am In which Sutta, Gotama Buddha talked about Maitreya Buddha?
Read cakkavatti Sihanada Sutta. (DN 26) It explains of the disppearence of the Buddas damma when the next budda
as matri budda appears next.
by justindesilva
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is there something rather than nothing? (Theravadan answer?)
Replies: 14
Views: 1535

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing? (Theravadan answer?)

Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote in his Tractatus Logicus: "Not how the world is, but that it is, is the mystery" I've been wondering about this question for a long time. Even as a child I asked myself why anything even exists. At first glance, the question may even seem mundane, but if you take a closer ...