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by DooDoot
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Retrofuturist's Brief Sutta-Based Refutation of Abhidhamma
Replies: 256
Views: 3792

Re: Retrofuturist's Brief Sutta-Based Refutation of Abhidhamma

Pondera wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:25 am Oh really. And in what country did you do this?
Refuge in a monk that transgresses Vinaya is not refuge in Noble Sangha. Noble Sangha means Sangha that have extinguished self-view more or less.
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7020
Views: 995677

Re: the great rebirth debate

Sharing Sounds speculative but i suppose reassuring for eternalists. :heart: And how, bhikkhus, do some hold back? Devas and humans enjoy being, delight in being, are satisfied with being. When Dhamma is taught to them for the cessation of being, their minds do not enter into it or acquire confiden...
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the meaning of "dhamma" in SN 47.42 ???
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: What is the meaning of "dhamma" in SN 47.42 ???

The thesis that samudayo only applies to unwholesome origination looks flawed to me. Like many of these Pali terms, the usage and meaning will vary. Unlike the opening posts of this topic, the above appears unsubstantiated & not adequate for the sake of serious discussion. So samudaya not restricte...
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rites and rituals and some contradiction
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Rites and rituals and some contradiction

SarathW wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:22 am "Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water."

https://lifehacker.com/four-confusing-z ... 1676177538
General Theravāda discussion :focus:
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Once you become a Sotapanna, do you still have to learn Dhamma?
Replies: 30
Views: 346

Re: Once you become a Sotapanna, do you still have to learn Dhamma?

SarathW wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:41 am Once you become a Sotapanna, do you still have to learn Dhamma?
If you are Non-Returner, I imagine you still have to learn Dhamma.
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma - roots of physical disability ???
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Abhidhamma - roots of physical disability ???

Dear DW Abhidhamma expert/s In the video below, the monk appears to be speaking a doctrine from the Abhidhammattha Sangaha about Ahetuka (no roots), Dvihetukà (two roots) & Tihetuka (three roots) as the cause of physical disability. At 4:30, the monk appears to say a two-rooted person returning to h...
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Upādāyarūpaṁ
Replies: 42
Views: 381

Re: Upādāyarūpaṁ

Spiny Norman wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:01 am So does upadayarupam mean "Form because of grasping"?
Possibly. Assaji or Ven. Dhammanando could confirm. :smile:
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Questions about Abhidhamma
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Questions about Abhidhamma

Very soon you will be the Abhidhamma expert in this forum! Thank you however the item below appears to be from commentary ( Abhidhammattha-saṅgaha) rather than from Abhidhamma and appears to be more Buddhaghosa ideas: :smile: (b) for a division of rebirth consciousness into ahetuka, dvihetuka and t...
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 24
Views: 297

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

Nama - rupa conditions the vinnana, and vinnana conditions the nama - rupa. it's like a water creating a steam, while steam is creating the water, both at the same time. I need to reflect more on that. If nama-rupa is taken to mean 'mind-body', it means the mind-body creates consciousness while con...
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Questions about Abhidhamma
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Questions about Abhidhamma

hetu: 'cause', condition, reason; (Abhidhamma) root-condition. In sutta usage it is almost synonymous with paccaya, 'condition', and often occurs together with it ('What is the cause, what is the condition', ko hetu ko paccayo). Hetu is not synonymous with paccaya in sutta usage, such as AN 10.61, ...
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Questions about Abhidhamma
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Questions about Abhidhamma

Dear Abhdihamma expert/s

I thought to start this thread about whatever more simple Abhidhamma questions come to mind.

1st question:

1. The Suttas (eg. MN 9) refer to the roots (mūla) of the unwholesome. Does Abhidhamma use the term "hetu" here, synonymously with "mūla"?

:thanks:
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

Remembering (sati) & contemplating (yoniso manasikara) the Dhamma (sutta) with awareness (Sampajanna). AN 10.61 appears to say yoniso manasikara is the nutriment of sati-sampajanna. Could explain how your idea is the same, similar or different to AN 10.61? Thanks :thanks: Mindfulness and clear comp...
by DooDoot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Retrofuturist's Brief Sutta-Based Refutation of Abhidhamma
Replies: 256
Views: 3792

Re: Retrofuturist's Brief Sutta-Based Refutation of Abhidhamma

Spiny Norman wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:22 am The wood pile is mostly earth element, and I'm not sure that sutta means what you think it means.
If a pile of wood was merely an idea or name, it could not knock a person unconscious :cry:
by DooDoot
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

Is this monk's analysis of this topic as per Buddha's teaching? it does not appears so. it appears, per Buddha's teaching: 1. mindfulness does not mean knowing the present moment 2. mindfulness does not mean being aware of the awareness 3. mindfulness does not mean to remember what you were aware o...
by DooDoot
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara returns as a moderator
Replies: 18
Views: 324

Re: Sam Vara returns as a moderator

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