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by DooDoot
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6944
Views: 960254

Re: 'drink and drugs that cause carelessness'

Ok what is the distinction between mundane and supramundane right view? oh dear. refer to MN 117 I'm not used to making such a distinction. because Dhamma is not fully known or learned Are all of the "right views" in MN 9 supramundane? no. The Wholesome and the Unwholesome is mundane because it can...
by DooDoot
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The first verse of the Dhammapada
Replies: 20
Views: 9654

Re: The first verse of the Dhammapada

Mind precedes action. The above translation is not literally correct. "Dhamma" does not mean "action"; although "dhamma" can mean "path" or " doctrine of action ". All behaviourial doctrines are types of "dharma" therefore "dharma" is not "action" itself but the underlying " views/ideologies " that...
by DooDoot
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The first verse of the Dhammapada
Replies: 20
Views: 9654

Re: The first verse of the Dhammapada

The earliest interpretation of the Dhammapada's opening verses —that of the Peṭakopadesa— takes mano in verse 1 as referring to viññāṇakkhandha or manoviññāṇadhātu or manāyatana or manindriya accompanied by the three akusala roots (loba, dosa, moha). Dhammā is then taken to refer to the ten akusala...
by DooDoot
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why modern Sutta practice doesn't lead to Samadhi?
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: Why modern Sutta practice doesn't lead to Samadhi?

Abhidhamma leads towards Panna. So the Buddha had no panna? :roll: Most of the Modern Sutta Practioners seem to be far away from Samadhi How do u know? Sounds like false speech to me. Bhikkhus, there are these eight kinds of anariyavohara (ignoble ways of speaking). What are the eight kinds? The ei...
by DooDoot
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we have to learn Abhidhamma to gain Wisdom?
Replies: 10
Views: 50

Re: Do we have to learn Abhidhamma to gain Wisdom?

retrofuturist wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:54 am
The Buddha didn't, so... 😏
The SarathW did, so... 😏
by DooDoot
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is NIrodha Samapatthi (the cessation of perception and feelings) an aspect of consciousness hence within the five aggreg
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Is NIrodha Samapatthi (the cessation of perception and feelings) an aspect of consciousness hence within the five ag

Has this state mentioned in Abhidhamma? It is in MN 43, as follows: in the case of a monk who has attained the cessation of perception & feeling, his bodily fabricators have ceased & subsided, his verbal fabricators ... his mental fabricators have ceased & subsided, his [physical] vitality is not e...
by DooDoot
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Memories

Hi everyone, what do you think about taking lessons from past actions (through memories)? The Buddha instructed this, as follows: Having done an... action, you should reflect on it: 'This action I have done — did it lead to self-affliction, to the affliction of others, or to both? Was it an unskill...
by DooDoot
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Nanarama's stages of purification
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: Question about Nanarama's stages of purification

thinking but no mind. Karma but no doer. And all that foolishness. Sounds like Nagarjuna. So obviously he inherited the anti-commentary views such as Nama excluding vinnana, Sambhavesi ..etc What? :shrug: Vinnana + Sambhavesi = nama?? :shrug: “Mendicants, there are these four nutriments . They main...
by DooDoot
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Does Classical Theravada believe in "beings" and "selves"?
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Does Classical Theravada believe in "beings" and "selves"?

Dear CT subforum I read the following on the internet: Classical Theravada followers had the interpretation of the word "Thatagata" as the "Being/Satta/Atta" in those (Abyakata Vagga) specific suttas's commentaries. Therefore, most of the non-classical Theravadins who disrespect the commentaries, ha...
by DooDoot
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is Abhidhamma the Buddha's teaching?
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Is Abhidhamma the Buddha's teaching?

(1) the suttas define this aggregate as cha cetanakāyā , "the six classes of volition" (i.e., the volitions that arise in connection with visible forms, sounds, odours, etc.) and never define it in any other way, Venerable Dhammanando. Are you certain about the above? I previously mentioned SN 22.5...
by DooDoot
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6944
Views: 960254

Re: 'drink and drugs that cause carelessness'

The point I'm trying to make is that Right View is very important in terms of kamma and rebirth. 18. (iv) "Now there is the person who has abstained from killing living beings here... has had right view . And on the dissolution of the body, after death, he reappears in the states of deprivation, in...
by DooDoot
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: If a light akusala arisen in the Death Moment ?
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: If a light akusala arisen in the Death Moment ?

Could u kindly quote the relevant sentences or paragraphs you are referring to? Thanks :thanks:
by DooDoot
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: If a light akusala arisen in the Death Moment ?
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: If a light akusala arisen in the Death Moment ?

Eko Care wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:02 pm It has been mentioned in the Abhidhamma that the closest deciding factor of the place of next birth is Asanna Kamma (of Cuti citta).
Where exactly is the above mentioned in the Abhidhamma? Please kindly provide a quote or link? Thank you :thanks:
by DooDoot
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Arahatta Pala Samadhi different to Sapta Bojjanga?
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Does Arahatta Pala Samadhi different to Sapta Bojjanga?

Does Arahatta Pala Samadhi different to Sapta Bojjanga? Please post in English or Pali. :thanks: Arahatta Phala Samadhi arahatta neuter abstr the state or condition of an arahat; arahatship phala neuter fruit; nut; result; consequence; fruition; the blade of a weapon samādhi concentration; a concen...
by DooDoot
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: i dont like the term 'unbound'
Replies: 19
Views: 280

Re: i dont like the term 'unbound'

Bhante, Isn't it a deviation from classical Theravada? It appears the Venerable suggested it was derived from Buddhaghosa. Is not Buddhaghosa "classical Theravada"? :shrug: Classical Theravada followers had the interpretation of the word " Thatagata " as the " Being/Satta/Atta " in those (Abyakata ...