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by DooDoot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 12
Views: 66

Re: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.026.than.html Subject to aging... illness... death ... sorrow... defilement are these acquisitions, and one who is tied to them, infatuated with them, who has totally fallen for them , being subject to birth, seeks what is likewise subject to aging... ...
by DooDoot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 12
Views: 66

Re: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?

Coëmgenu wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:18 am What would it mean for dependent origination to be "collective?" Would it mean that each being goes through the same "steps" simultaneously and together?
Identify as "Buddhist" and all get massacred together when Christianity regains political power back again from Judaism.
by DooDoot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Ideal Wife
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Ideal Wife

Doubt that. Visakha was a sotapanna at age 7. and got married and reproduced many times throughout her life far beyond the age of 7. According to what? Fables in commentaries? What evidence can you provide to support your absence of doubt? Does this absence of doubt qualify for stream-entry? Why wo...
by DooDoot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 12
Views: 66

Re: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?

This is conditions, not "causes". Idaṁ kho dukkhaṁ upadhi nidāna ṁ upadhi samudaya ṁ upadh ijātika ṁ upadhipa bhava ṁ, upadhismiṁ sati jarāmaraṇaṁ hoti this suffering has acquisition as its source , acquisition as its origin ; it is born and produced from acquisition. When there is acquisition, agi...
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 12
Views: 66

Re: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?

mikenz66 wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:40 pm I was referring to the cause.
The Buddha taught (SN 12.66; MN 26; etc) the cause of "death" is "acquisition" ("upadhi"). Are u suggesting "climate change" is an "upadhi"? :shrug:
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Ideal Wife
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Ideal Wife

They were the role models of ancient Buddhist women. Will they be the role models of future Buddhist women? They probably attained the noble path after they finished with their instinctual lustful reproductive duties; which probably occurred prior to them learning about the Buddha-Dhamma. Women wit...
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 12
Views: 66

Re: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?

mikenz66 wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:34 pm ... your death may come because of a global war, an asteroid strike or climate change.
the idea of "my death" appears to exclusively pertain to the individual
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ānāpānasati Comparison
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Ānāpānasati Comparison

Ceisiwr wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:10 pm bodily activities

mental activities (citta-saṃkhāra)
In the Pali here, saṅkhāraṁ is singular. Possibly you can ask Sujato why he translated his MN 118 as plural.

Regardless, these translations of "mental activities" are wrong and shows why these texts are not "early"
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 12
Views: 66

Re: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?

The collective is comprised of similarly brainwashed individuals. Now, craving is dependent on feeling, seeking is dependent on craving, acquisition is dependent on seeking, ascertainment is dependent on acquisition, desire and passion is dependent on ascertainment, attachment is dependent on desire...
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma
Replies: 5
Views: 5963

Re: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma

Just recently, a thought occured to me that it is very fortunate for me to have some chances to get in touch with a little bit of Abhidhamma, making things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma readings. This thought formed after seeing the instances that even those very great minds of th...
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do we have unique fingerprints?
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Why do we have unique fingerprints?

SarathW wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:42 am Why do we have unique fingerprints?
Is this evidence to support Kamma Vipaka?
Noble Eightfold Path ends kamma. Buddhas and Arahants must have no fingerprints.
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are any of the ancient texts ever at odds with each other?
Replies: 30
Views: 368

Re: Are any of the ancient texts ever at odds with each other?

I do not wish to argue though. You mean the discussion ends due to your scholarly defeat? The topic u started is: " Are any of the ancient texts ever at odds with each other? " yet you are unwilling to discuss or accept the suttas don't appear to teach Buddhaghosa's metta-jhana. You clutch at straw...
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Commentary Review - How did the inconsistencies in the commentaries come about?
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: Commentary Review - How did the inconsistencies in the commentaries come about?

I hope to post here the first half of the commentary review article... :zzz: most people here have never any commentaries or, otherwise, read very little I posted elsewhere about: 1. DN1 defines annihilationism as the view an existent being & self ends at death 2. Buddhaghosa's DN 1 commentary appe...
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are any of the ancient texts ever at odds with each other?
Replies: 30
Views: 368

Re: Are any of the ancient texts ever at odds with each other?

When I read that, I could cite texts, teachers and commentary that would all disagree with it. But not sutta. Anyway, good to see you found a brother in Eko Care. U 2 could become the next SteRo & ConfusedLayMan comedy duo . I would say that the sutta seems to describe moving from the first to the ...
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are any of the ancient texts ever at odds with each other?
Replies: 30
Views: 368

Re: Are any of the ancient texts ever at odds with each other?

Well I may be wrong about the interpretation, about metta specifically but "Then you should train yourself thus: ' Good-will, as my awareness-release, will be developed , pursued, handed the reins and taken as a basis, given a grounding, steadied, consolidated, & well-undertaken.' That's how you sh...