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by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?
Replies: 16
Views: 173

Re: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?

Im not talking about signs you are not enlightened. Im talking about signs and ways to know that you will not reach any stage of enlightenment in this lifetime To me, both of the above are the same. If the mind is not reducing "self" now, how will it be done in the near future? What kamma are you n...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?
Replies: 16
Views: 173

Re: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?

What are signs that you will not reach enlightened Obsession with self and future lives. To attain enlightenment, an absence of self-clinging & self-views is required. How will the mind be free from this ' selfing ' when it keeps obsessing about "my" enlightenment and "my" future lives. In this one...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries

114. When he is confused about reappearance, instead of taking rebirth thus, “Birth in every case is manifestation of aggregates,” he figures that it is a lasting being’s manifestation in a new body. 115. When he is confused about the round of rebirths, instead of taking the round of rebirths as pi...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries

113. But how does a man who is confused about these things perform these three kinds of formations? Firstly, when he is confused about death, instead of taking death thus, “Death in every case is break-up of aggregates,” he figures that it is a [lasting] being that dies, that it is a [lasting] bein...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries

Paticcasamuppada. However, I remain convinced that the Buddha taught rebirth and that it is indeed a necessary corrollary of anatta and conditionality. The above appears not supported by sutta, unless we adhere to Sujato's translations. "Rebirth" ("upapatti") is never mentioned in Paticcasamuppada....
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN 2 conclusively details: What is rūpa (form), and a-rūpa in four jhānas context?
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: DN 2 conclusively details: What is rūpa (form), and a-rūpa in four jhānas context?

DN 2 conclusively details: What is rūpa (form), and a-rūpa in four jhānas context? "Rupa" here does mean "physical form" but not for the illogical reasons posted incoherently in that messy blog. Such illogical desperate searching or clutching at straws demonstrates the existence of doubt about what...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma & the Commentaries indistinguishable from Hinduism?
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Abhidhamma & the Commentaries indistinguishable from Hinduism?

If the scholars who say this could be cited, what they said it might be a base for a useful discussion. Buddhism's distinctiveness also diminished with the rise of Hindu sects. Though Mahayana writers were quite critical of Hinduism, the devotional cults of Mahayana Buddhism and Hinduism likely see...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: abhidhamma
Replies: 31
Views: 4625

Re: abhidhamma

What possible evidence can there be to justify this? The evidence is on this forum, as follows: The very present fact the promoters of Abhidhamma on this forum do not reply to my questions about Abhidhamma's apparent departure from Sutta shows the "self-discounted" nature of Abhidhamma by its own i...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 6341

Re: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma

Analysis of Truth Monks, Sāriputta is able to declare, teach, disclose, describe, reveal, expound, and clarify the Four Noble Truths. ... “And, Venerables, what is birth? The birth, appearance, descent, or production of those beings amidst a group of beings; the manifestation of the aggregates; the...
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 6341

Re: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma

BrokenBones wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:10 pm How does a list of synonyms help in ones practice? If 'refrain' from killing doesn't make sense when you hear it then you've got a long road ahead.
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by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sati n samma sati
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: sati n samma sati

SarathW wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:32 am However, could you explain why sense-door consciousness does not have Sati?
I think it 1st must be learned what 'sati' is. Obviously, if the above question is asked, what sati is is unknown.
by DooDoot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: abhidhamma
Replies: 31
Views: 4625

Re: abhidhamma

If the abhidhamma was found to be a work of fiction, it would have been discounted as such by many through out its history. Buddhism became extinct in India and nearly extinct in Sri Lanka. This fact shows how "discounted" Abhidhamma & the Commentaries were, whose teachings are held by scholars to ...
by DooDoot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Mahāviyūhasutta Snp 4.13 (Week of April 18, 2021)
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: Mahāviyūhasutta Snp 4.13 (Week of April 18, 2021)

Sīlabbataṁ vāpi pahāya sabbaṁ, Kammañca sāvajjanavajjametaṁ; Suddhiṁ asuddhinti apatthayāno, Virato care santimanuggahāya 6. But having abandoned all virtue and practice and action, whether blameworthy or blameless, with no aspiration regarding “the pure and the impure”, he would live unconcerned, ...
by DooDoot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN 2 conclusively details: What is rūpa (form), and a-rūpa in four jhānas context?
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: DN 2 conclusively details: What is rūpa (form), and a-rūpa in four jhānas context?

You haven’t demonstrated much. You simply assert that rupa here must mean “matter” and then make absurd claims about literal cloning. :goodpost: FrankK's highlighted quotes appear unrelated to jhana itself. "Absurd" appears to be an understatement. I've always heard Rupa defined as "object of atten...
by DooDoot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Ideal Wife
Replies: 25
Views: 389

Re: Ideal Wife

(After S.IV.239) Im interested in reading this full sutta. can you provide a link? The commentary of P.A. Payutto I posted is an extrapolation of SN 37.3 rather than a literal teaching. Other relevant more literal suttas are AN 4.55, AN 4.53 and DN 31. "In five ways, young householder, should a wif...