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by DooDoot
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma is simple (if we want it to be)
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: The Dhamma is simple (if we want it to be)

"This person here is capable of understanding the Dhamma." So, aiming at Suppabuddha the leper, he gave a step-by-step talk, i.e., he proclaimed a talk on generosity, on virtue, on heaven; he declared the drawbacks, degradation, & corruption of sensuality, and the rewards of renunciation. Then when...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Is There Anything At All?
Replies: 48
Views: 519

Re: Why Is There Anything At All?

OK. thanks for your interesting article. at least you have one cute fan giving you flowers. :anjali:
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Is There Anything At All?
Replies: 48
Views: 519

Re: Why Is There Anything At All?

I obviously wrote 'birth' and 'death' are occurences in the present and thus observable here and now? At the start I said they are mere manifestations of existence. Also, see my signature. I try my best to articulate things but honestly I am not responsible for another's non-understanding. Thanks. ...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Is There Anything At All?
Replies: 48
Views: 519

Re: Why Is There Anything At All?

The terminologies aren't used in the Buddha Dhamma but they don't have the notion of phassa to me at all. Phassa can only come to be with the presence and meeting of two things (Sabba Sutta). presence, meeting and consciousness are pre-phassa The Sabba Sutta is an internet fad and probably some arg...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Is There Anything At All?
Replies: 48
Views: 519

Re: Why Is There Anything At All?

Also, to add, the article says: The Buddha analyses phenomena, which simultaneously determine the ‘self’, as the five-assumed-aggregates: form, feeling, perception, volitional formation, consciousness. Whilst very pedantic, according to the Pali pundits, it appears the Pali does not accommodate the ...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Is There Anything At All?
Replies: 48
Views: 519

Re: Why Is There Anything At All?

Link to article: https://dicsonstable.wordpress.com/2021/06/20/a-buddhist-answers-why-is-there-anything-at-all/ Ajahn's stamp of approval: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11P1hlFgy3ocbqbrHwutJLSxPfAWGAPG_?usp=sharing Hello again. The following paragraphs appear possibly contradictory to me: ...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Is There Anything At All?
Replies: 48
Views: 519

Re: Why Is There Anything At All?

what I hinted was that 'presence, which is always positive, validates itself.' and thus appearance is (i.e., unquestionable and unexplainable), after which I proposed the more pertinent question regarding bhava. The above is using language alien to Buddha-Dhamma, such as "presence" and "appearance"...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma is simple (if we want it to be)
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: The Dhamma is simple (if we want it to be)

BrokenBones wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:30 am The graduated talk is one that the Buddha often delivered to lay people
The above idea of "often" appears unsubstantiated.

Also, since most laypeople believe in "re-birth", it appears they do not firmly believe: "Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation."

:smile:
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 113
Views: 168741

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Lacking fear for mistakes and wrong views doesn't justify correctness. I will take Hiri Otappa seriously. The view in the video that a Non-Returner is free from attachment to the non-sensual pleasure of jhana is clearly a mistaken wrong view. Sutta was already quoted to demonstrate this. I agree wi...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 113
Views: 168741

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: 55
Views: 568

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: 48
Views: 519

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: 48
Views: 519

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: 15
Views: 206

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: 280

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: