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by DooDoot
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??
Replies: 27
Views: 185

Re: Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??

justindesilva wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:42 am See cula kamma vibanga
Thank you. However, the above sutta was not addressed to Buddhists. It has no relevance to myself. With metta :)
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??
Replies: 27
Views: 185

Re: Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??

In practicing Metta we extend loving kindness to all beings without exception. The Catholic Church has a history of hiding the sex crimes of priests for the sake of forgiveness from Jesus. Does the Buddhist Vinaya have the same attitude towards the sex crimes of bhikkhus and bhikkhunis? :shrug:
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??
Replies: 27
Views: 185

Re: Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??

SarathW wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:42 am In practicing Metta we extend loving kindness to all beings without exception.
So wishing for (male) rapists & pedophiles to be free from imprisonment is wishing metta upon women & children? :shrug:
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??
Replies: 27
Views: 185

Re: Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??

SarathW wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:11 am In my opinion that both OP posts are correct.
So Buddhists should lobby at court houses for murderers & rapists to be set free and not imprisoned? :shrug:
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 37
Views: 472

Re: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?

SarathW wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:56 am This process of the second statement is clearly explained in Abhidhamma.
Where? Please quote it? Thanks :thanks:
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??
Replies: 27
Views: 185

Re: Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??

To add, the Sayadaw further says: In developing meditation on loving-kindness, it shall be borne in mind as “Sabbe sattā averā hontu — may all beings be free from danger,” etc., in order to enable them to gain happiness. Also in developing compassion, one should borne in mind as “Sabbe sattā dukkhā ...
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??
Replies: 27
Views: 185

Is metta wishing criminals avoid punishment ??

Dear DW forum I read the following from Brahmavihāra Dhamma by The Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw of Burma: Take the case of an accused person who has committed a criminal offence. In such a case, one should develop loving-kindness and compassion to the best of one’s ability in the interests of that accus...
by DooDoot
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 37
Views: 472

Re: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?

Can we say the five aggregates subject to clinging are consciousness, nama (volitional formations, perceptions, feelings) and rupa (forms)? I mean, Is rupa forms? Are volitional formations, perceptions and feelings nama? No. Not really. While nama certainly includes volition, perceptions & feelings...
by DooDoot
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbānaṁ paramaṁ suññaṁ ?
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Nibbānaṁ paramaṁ suññaṁ ?

What do you mean? The Suttas contain two types of teaching, per MN 117: 1. Noble Teachings 2. Merit (Moral) Teachings Ajahn Chah mostly taught Noble Teachings :smile: However, about "Theravada", modern Theravada is the doctrine of Buddhaghosa (Visuddhimagga and Commentaries), which blends together ...
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Do these six points have direct quotes in the abhidhamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Do these six points have direct quotes in the abhidhamma?

Common Abhidhamma Argument #1 - Mentality and materiality are paramattha dhammas (i.e. ultimate dhammas) Common Abhidhamma Argument #2 - Dhammas exist I think the above as being Abhidhamma teachings were confirmed in my previous post; where saccikaṭṭhaparamatthena includes rupa and the constituents...
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma is simple (if we want it to be)
Replies: 34
Views: 470

Re: The Dhamma is simple (if we want it to be)

One wonders why it appears in the suttas at all... in fact, couldn't the same 'reasoning' 🤣 be applied to virtually every sutta we have. Indeed: I surveyed the world with the eye of a Buddha. Surveying the world with the eye of a Buddha, I saw beings with little dust in their eyes and with much dus...
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What sees?
Replies: 24
Views: 369

Re: What sees?

the suttas say three things meet for contact. therefore it must be consciousness that sees
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma is simple (if we want it to be)
Replies: 34
Views: 470

Re: The Dhamma is simple (if we want it to be)

Having said that, even if there was only one sutta containing the formula, the fact that it was a normative way of expounding the Dhamma can be see from the Udayisutta, AN 5.159. Possibly but my recollection of the OP is how dhamma was "often" taught to laypeople. DN 31 says laypeople are to be tau...
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kathāvatthu: An exploration of the text and its meaning
Replies: 58
Views: 763

Re: Kathāvatthu: An exploration of the text and its meaning

Sorry I even can't understand the problem. Can you explain this in lay terms please? Are they saying that anything fixed is unconditioned? The Buddha taught the law of cause & effect (idappaccayatā) and the law of dependent origination (paṭiccasamuppādo) are "fixed". What this means is all things (...
by DooDoot
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Do these six points have direct quotes in the abhidhamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Do these six points have direct quotes in the abhidhamma?

And the only Abhidhammapiṭaka occurrence of the term paramattha in reference to conditioned dhamma-s is in the Kathāvatthu. The term used is saccik aṭṭha paramatthe na (real and ultimate facts) Saccika , (adj.) (cp. Sk. satyaka) real, true Attha means meaning, essence, intrinsic existence. paramatt...