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by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 119
Views: 168658

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

A Dhamma talk session from Ashin Sarana, a Czech Republic Theravada monk. To my surprise, he can speak Sinhalese and Burmese too. The video sounds wrong when saying a Non-Returner is free from attachment to the non-sensual pleasure of jhana or the pleasure of the Buddha's qualities. The lower fette...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kathavatthu vs. Vachagotta
Replies: 35
Views: 376

Re: Kathavatthu vs. Vachagotta

OP, Kathavathu was compiled by Arahant Moggaliputta Tissa and was then put in Abhidhamma Pitaka during the 3rd Council that attended by many Arahants. So its teachings are following the Suttanta orthodoxy. The above sounds unproven or unsubstantiated. There is a Kathāvatthu topic here , with the im...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Is There Anything At All?
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Why Is There Anything At All?

asahi wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:57 am The experiencer is the experienced one and the same . But people mistook it for two separate thing hence duality . Then the notion of non duality pop up due to awareness of the misapprehension of the mind .
Sounds like Hinduism :shock:
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Is There Anything At All?
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Why Is There Anything At All?

the Buddha Dhamma, and I hope not to misrepresent the Teaching in any way ... Firstly, we need to see that ‘something’ exists only when there is a presence of recognition of it, which implies that a phenomenon is present. the Buddha Dhamma says ‘something’ exists even when there is no recognition o...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Question metta
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Question metta

Dhammavamsa wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:58 pm But anger still exists as long as the meditator did not attain Sainthood.
Wrong. Anger is gone in the Non-Returner. :smile:
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help to keep the 6th precept.
Replies: 30
Views: 244

Re: Need help to keep the 6th precept.

JC938 wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:51 pm How you did it, what you think of when feeling hungry. What benefit does it has so to motivate me to be able to keep.
Meditate upon the painful feeling of hunger; until the feeling passes away. :smile:
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbānaṁ paramaṁ suññaṁ ?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Nibbānaṁ paramaṁ suññaṁ ?

My question is whether such a quote exists in the Canon ? There are suttas that imply the quote, such as: This, bhikkhu, is a designation for the element of Nibbāna : the removal of lust, the removal of hatred, the removal of delusion. The destruction of the taints is spoken of in that way.” https:...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help to keep the 6th precept.
Replies: 30
Views: 244

Re: Need help to keep the 6th precept.

For me it is clear that in Ananda Sutta, Buddha chose to remained silence because both "There is a Self" or "There is no Self" phrase are misleading, partake of wrong view, lead to misunderstanding. The Buddha said in many places there is "no self", as follows: Insofar as it is empty of a self or o...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help to keep the 6th precept.
Replies: 30
Views: 244

Re: Need help to keep the 6th precept.

But I think understanding on Dhamma is important too. Seeing your signature, I can see you still a God believer. Not judging here but I'm sure Buddha did not teach that God can help us to gain Nibbana (Nibbana does not mean immortality either) But didn't you previous call people heretics or nihilis...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7024
Views: 996924

Re: the great rebirth debate

I wish doodoot would ask me questions too. I don't ask Saccaka questions to those I have loving-kindness towards :heart: Then Dummukha [BadMouth] the Licchavi-son — sensing that Saccaka :strawman: the Nigaṇṭha-son was silent, abashed, sitting with his shoulders drooping, his head down, brooding, at...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help to keep the 6th precept.
Replies: 30
Views: 244

Re: Need help to keep the 6th precept.

"Deathlessness" is correct as there will be no future birth and death after Parinibbana. The Suttas actually appear to say there is no birth & death when the eyes sees the form, when the ear hears the sound, etc. On seeing a form with the eye , he does not lust after it if it is pleasing; he does n...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?

There is a Sutta to say that Buddha said that it is not possible to see a beginning of the world as it was that long "The world" has ignorance as its 1st cause. Therefore, whenever the world started, ignorance was its 1st cause. While SN 12.44 does not include ignorance, because SN 12.44 is about d...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conditional Relations, DO, and Abhidhamma
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Conditional Relations, DO, and Abhidhamma

Why does the abhidhamma have a different scheme of conditional relations?  other than the scheme in DO? BB footnote to Dhatusamyutta writes "Since according to the abhidhamma scheme of conditional relations, the mind element and its concomitant contact are mutually dependent" How can you justify th...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7024
Views: 996924

Re: the great rebirth debate

Nonsense, nobody talking about Eternalism here. Completely irrelevant. It is very relevant because Eternalism is the view a self continues after death. The Buddha explained Eternalism as follows: And how, bhikkhus, do some hold back? Devas and humans enjoy being, delight in being, are satisfied wit...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?

Dhammavamsa wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:28 am Whoever said there is a definite First Cause and putting that heretical statement to Buddha's mouth is really mispresent the Dhamma.
:strawman: :jedi: :guns: