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by form
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 130
Views: 8027

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

Recollection of past lives takes practice, as described in the Vimuttimagga: https://archive.org/details/ArahantUpatossa-Vimuttimagga-PathOfFreedom.pdf/page/n283/mode/2up Anyone tried that and have success? Not tried hennce no success What about you? Very far from that level currently.
by form
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 130
Views: 8027

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

:group: Recollection of past lives takes practice, as described in the Vimuttimagga: https://archive.org/details/ArahantUpatossa-Vimuttimagga-PathOfFreedom.pdf/page/n283/mode/2up Anyone tried that and have success? :clap: I am not being sarcastic or making it a joke. I have ever met a person that c...
by form
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 130
Views: 8027

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

Maybe there are certain specific mental methods that are known only to those that have such abilities. Recollection of past lives takes practice, as described in the Vimuttimagga: https://archive.org/details/ArahantUpatossa-Vimuttimagga-PathOfFreedom.pdf/page/n283/mode/2up Anyone tried that and hav...
by form
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 130
Views: 8027

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

Well, all Arahants are free from all mental defilement but they don't all necessarily recall past lives, so, there's another part of the mystery to consider. For example who? Here is one source: https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN12_70.html Basically to sum it up, an Arahant is simply one who ...
by form
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 130
Views: 8027

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

nmjojola wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:03 pm
form wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:15 am Could it be due to psychological protective mechanism? Cos we can't handle the truth?
Well, all Arahants are free from all mental defilement but they don't all necessarily recall past lives, so, there's another part of the mystery to consider.
For example who?
by form
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Text Society
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Pali Text Society

Those that are not Buddhist but members of Pali Text Society, what stance do they hold to Buddhism? Philosophical? Or do they exclude all the mythologies? Examine from a scientific angle?
by form
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Text Society
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Pali Text Society

Are all the members in this society Buddhists?
by form
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good video series on Taoism.
Replies: 27
Views: 4280

Re: Good video series on Taoism.

When there is only inputs from Ignorance - mental volition - consciousness, that is a pure yang body.
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes
Replies: 12
Views: 1574

Re: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes

There is no way to prove that this Jung's listing is the representative one. Jung also have theories about unconscious expressing outwards in symbols, patterns etc. "Archetypes" in any context to do with psychology, myth or religion are Jung's archetypes. He wrote the book. "Archetypes" in literatu...
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 130
Views: 8027

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

I think it's because we don't properly understand rebirth. What do you mean? Well understanding of rebirth was part of the Buddha's awakening. An awakening that we have not had. The tools for understanding rebirth are not at our disposal. U have a point there. What will help us may also hinder us.
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes
Replies: 12
Views: 1574

Re: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes

What do you mean? Common form of mental tendencies in human beings. That's not what "archetypes" are. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungian_archetypes . Greed, aversion and ill-will are common orientations, bad habits, patterns of thought, etc, but calling them archetypes may mislead you and an...
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes
Replies: 12
Views: 1574

Re: Greed, Aversion and Cruelty are archetypes

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:35 am
form wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:12 amIn the mind?
What do you mean?
Common form of mental tendencies in human beings.
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 130
Views: 8027

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how to stop suffering from the memories of all those past lives? moments of pleasure in a sea of misery. countless heads chopped off, guts ripped open. painful birth upon birth. loves lost. wealth piled up and stolen, lost. tears cried. children dying. rape. abuse. hunger. illness. seemingly endles...
by form
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 130
Views: 8027

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

You get them everywhere. “Imagine no religion” If only we could have a rationalist and non-religious society... You saying Christians & Muslims who believed in heaven & hell, let alone Jews who believe in God, didn't kill lots of people and steal lots of land & resources? Oh, was Genghis Khan, per ...