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by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Kusalā dhammā
Replies: 10
Views: 3485

Re: Pali Term: Kusalā dhammā

O Bhikkhus. The footprints of all land-bound creatures fit within the footprint of the elephant; the elephant’s footprint is said to be the supreme footprint in terms of size. Similarly all skilful dhammas have heedfulness as their base, converge within the bounds of heedfulness. Heedfulness may be...
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Necessity of the Abhidhamma
Replies: 141
Views: 9959

Re: On the Necessity of the Abhidhamma

However, the Abhidhamma is a compilation of various works from both during and after the Buddha's passing away. They were "philosophical notes" of highly experienced/learned monks, and especially detailed categorizations of the teachings in the Suttas (in some cases extrapolations). Sorry but the V...
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: hindrances and jhana factors...can they coexist?
Replies: 47
Views: 716

Re: hindrances and jhana factors...can they coexist?

samseva wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:39 pm Ānāpānasati Sutta/MN 118 ... describes jhāna.
Ānāpānasati Sutta says rapture is experienced while knowing breathing. This appears to not be jhana but appears to be what the Commentaries called "neighbourhood concentration".
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Bhava
Replies: 17
Views: 6099

Re: Pali Term: Bhava

Hello Pāli friends, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi writes: Bhava is concrete sentient existence in one of the three realms of existence posited by Buddhist cosmology, a span of life beginning with conception and ending in death. The above does not appear to be true. For example, MN 38 says "bhava ceases" when ...
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The meaning of "rupabhava" & "arupabhava"
Replies: 38
Views: 856

Re: The meaning of "rupabhava" & "arupabhava"

Yes, this incessant flood clearly doesn't belong in the Pāli forum of the Theravāda Buddhist Doctrine section, and I sincerely hope that admins will handle this appropriately. The topic can be moved to Early Buddhism forum. The bottom line is if a certain individual (ekacco puriso) gets angry & del...
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 10 kind of wives
Replies: 53
Views: 684

Re: 10 kind of wives

U saying this Suttå fake, that Suttå fake, Abhidhammå fake, this Aṭṭhakathā fake, That Aṭṭhakathā fake. But, in fact just ur speculations really FAKE 'WRONG'. DN 27 appears fake because it appears to have the same doctrine of Eternalism found in DN 1. DN 27 says: There comes a time when, Vāseṭṭha, ...
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 10 kind of wives
Replies: 53
Views: 684

Re: 10 kind of wives

Homo not pandakå, Pandakå not homo. Thanissaro: Paṇḍaka is usually translated as eunuch, but eunuchs are only one of five types of paṇḍakas recognized by the Commentary to Mv.I.61: 1) An āsitta (literally, a “sprinkled one”)—a man whose sexual desire is allayed by performing fellatio on another man...
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 10 kind of wives
Replies: 53
Views: 684

Re: 10 kind of wives

Homo = deviation (due to wrong view) ---> Dīgha Aṭṭhakathā (All religion say deviation too) * please dunt say Dīgha Aṭṭhakathā fake, That is right not fake Dīgha Aṭṭhakathā is fake because DN 27 does not refer to homosexuality. DN 27 says: Women spent too much time gazing at men , and men at women....
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: MN 149 Mahāsaḷāyatanika Sutta. ariyo aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo bhāvanāpāripūriṃ gacchati
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: MN 149 Mahāsaḷāyatanika Sutta. ariyo aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo bhāvanāpāripūriṃ gacchati

Ven. Bodhi gives a footnote 1341: 1341 The eight factors of the path mentioned here seem to pertain to the preliminary or mundane portion of the path. M≥ identifies them with the factors possessed by a person at the highest level of insight development, immediately prior to the emergence of the sup...
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: MN 149 Mahāsaḷāyatanika Sutta. ariyo aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo bhāvanāpāripūriṃ gacchati
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: MN 149 Mahāsaḷāyatanika Sutta. ariyo aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo bhāvanāpāripūriṃ gacchati

10. “The view of a person such as this is right view. His intention is right intention, his effort is right effort, his mindfulness is right mindfulness, his concentration is right concentration. But his bodily action, his verbal action, and his livelihood have already been well purified earlier.13...
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The meaning of "rupabhava" & "arupabhava"
Replies: 38
Views: 856

Re: The meaning of "rupabhava" & "arupabhava"

While stating your thesis, you've generally accompanied the repetitions with sutta quotes that do not support your thesis. Again, unsubstantiated. I gave the example of a Pali scholar who gets angry & self-righteous when asked questions about Pali that he thinks threatens his personal ideology. Thi...
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are most Western monks trolls?
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Are most Western monks trolls?

For example, is it contrary to the intention of the Buddha for Buddhist monks to preach liberalism in an Islamic society in an attempt to recruit followers & benefactors in that Islamic society? :shrug:
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is sex bad?
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: is sex bad?

Sex is not bad for the majority of people. The Christian Bible offers good advice which accords with Buddhism although not directly taught in Buddhism: 1 Corinthians 7 Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry. But since there is so much immorality, each man should have ...
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma books
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Abhidhamma books

The Vibhanga appears to be the most accessible plus the Vibhanga says how its ideas about the Dhamma differ from the Suttas (when they do).
by DooDoot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are most Western monks trolls?
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Are most Western monks trolls?

Dear ordination forum The suttas (MN 4) and Vinaya say the Buddha arose and the bhikkhus go forth for the benefit of gods & humans. The suttas appear to say gods & humans are those who engage in good conduct (AN 6.39; SN 56.47), etc. In the Bible, Jesus said he came for sinners and not for the respe...