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by Lombardi4
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?
Replies: 52
Views: 4952

Re: Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?

Ceisiwr wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:45 pm
Lombardi4 wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:44 pm He did NOT commit suicide.
How then did he die?
He died of a severe sickness.
by Lombardi4
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?
Replies: 52
Views: 4952

Re: Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?

He did NOT commit suicide.
by Lombardi4
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Are cetasikas and sankharas identical/the same thing?
Replies: 4
Views: 6460

Are cetasikas and sankharas identical/the same thing?

From Wikipedia: "Within the Abhidhamma, the mental factors are categorized as formations (Sanskrit: samskara) concurrent with mind (Sanskrit: citta)."

Are cetasikas and sankharas the same thing then or is there a difference?
by Lombardi4
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Referring to the Buddha non-reverentially
Replies: 23
Views: 3874

Re: Referring to the Buddha non-reverentially

During his time people simply called him Goṭama. "Buddha" is just his attainment. Buddhism at the time was called "Goṭama's Dhamma-Vinaya".
by Lombardi4
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Validating Mount Meru
Replies: 16
Views: 5389

Re: Validating Mount Meru

I don't think that the Buddha taught about Mount Meru. These must have been insertions in the texts.

The texts have been dabbled with, I'm telling you. Reason with the texts and don't believe everything there. I don't believe in most legends, either.
by Lombardi4
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will Buddhism survive for 5000 years?
Replies: 47
Views: 15698

Re: Will Buddhism survive for 5000 years?

I just don't think heaven and hell last that long -- it doesn't make any sense to me. We should reason with the texts. I think there are many insertions even in Theravāda texts.
by Lombardi4
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will Buddhism survive for 5000 years?
Replies: 47
Views: 15698

Re: Will Buddhism survive for 5000 years?

In his commentary, Buddhaghosa eventually increases the life of the sāsana to 5,000 years. During the first 1,000 years, he says, there will be arahants with the four analytical knowledges. The next 1,000 years there will be "bare insight" arahants. The next 1,000 years there will be anāg...
by Lombardi4
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why did Vism.'s Buddhaghosa burn all of the Sri Lanka commentaries?
Replies: 18
Views: 8049

Re: Why did Vism.'s Buddhaghosa burn all of the Sri Lanka commentaries?

He didn't burn ALL of them. He burned them because they were wrong and would confuse and delude people.
by Lombardi4
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Quote from Mahasi Sayadaw
Replies: 17
Views: 8251

Re: Quote from Mahasi Sayadaw

I just don't think this is a good translation or what actually happened.
by Lombardi4
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream enterers and sexual desire
Replies: 56
Views: 15291

Re: Stream enterers and sexual desire

Tom wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:00 am Does attaining stream entry decrease sexual desire?
Not necessarily.
by Lombardi4
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Manchester UK like-minded associate quest!
Replies: 11
Views: 3664

Re: Manchester UK like-minded associate quest!

Hi Oli, glad to hear that.

Have we perhaps met at Wat Sriratanaram? Or is that a different Oli or Olly?
by Lombardi4
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Manchester UK like-minded associate quest!
Replies: 11
Views: 3664

Re: Manchester UK like-minded associate quest!

Hi! I live in Manchester, UK. I have visited a few temples and centres already. Just search for "Buddhist temples" or "Buddhist centres" on Google Maps and you'll find all of them. In the past, I have been associated with a Sri Lankan temple in Wythenshawe called Ketumati Buddhis...
by Lombardi4
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "Seeing one's good or bad deeds" sutta
Replies: 0
Views: 1447

"Seeing one's good or bad deeds" sutta

I know it's in the Dhammapada, but are there also other suttas where it's mentioned how "one sees one's past good or bad deeds"?
by Lombardi4
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: whats the main teaching in buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 4583

Re: whats the main teaching in buddhism

The Four Noble Truths are the main teaching in Buddhism.