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by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Buddha's wife (wives)?
Replies: 36
Views: 17321

Re: Buddha's wife (wives)?

DNS wrote:Buddha's wife (wives)?
I think it's better to call as prince Siddhartha's wife rather than the Buddha's.
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?
Replies: 22
Views: 594

Re: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?

Definitely Chan Buddhism (imo). They include the Agamas which are very similar parallels to the Pali Canon. They have a monastic clergy with Vinaya. The meditation techniques are very similar to Theravada meditation. It's my second favorite Buddhist tradition, after Theravada. Same. Chan is cool. :...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cuti Citta as Buddhism in a Nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 440

Re: Cuti Citta as Buddhism in a Nutshell

... One of the Abhidhamma Scholar Monks said that the Cuti citta generally invokes Acinna kamma (long time practiced qualities/ habits) into the Asanna kamma( closest thought/deed to death moment). But if there is a considerably big akusala or kusala happened at the death moment , then it is the As...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Difference between Faith and Definite Conclusion?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Difference between Faith and Definite Conclusion?

Dhammanando wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:17 pm If he's a puthujjana Buddhist, then it may or may not be.
Okasa Bhante,
Could you please give an example for both cases that May and may not?
In which situations it becomes valid and not valid?

Vandami
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can these Mahayana Four dependences be used in a Theravada context?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Can these Mahayana Four dependences be used in a Theravada context?

Can these Mahayana Four dependences be used in a Theravada context? What about the second one? Is there any mention about the second law in Theravada tipitaka or commentaries? In the Mahayana sutras, there are discussions on the Four Laws. It is also called four compliant and four non-compliant, inc...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Difference between Faith and Definite Conclusion?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Difference between Faith and Definite Conclusion?

"insistency regarding a [dubious] proposition's alleged factualness" (as I prefer to translate it. Atthasālinī: The "adherence to dogmatic assertion of truth" is thus:— rejecting the word of the Omniscient One, he disposes his heart in this way:— "the world is eternal... etc."; this is true, the co...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stored food?
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: Stored food?

In Myanmar ,for the Morning meal, they sometimes reheat or mix the leftover food from the day before. But is this in conflict with the stored food rule in Buddhism? Not necessarily. If it's nuns or laypeople who store the food, and if they do so on their own initiative and not because bhikkhus have...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If human is the best realm
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: If human is the best realm

In one of the Suttas, there is a comparison of Deva, uttarakuru and manussa mentioned by the Blessed One. 1. Devaloka: higher in lifespan and comforts 2. Uttarakuru manussa: higher in non-possessiveness (they are said to be not keeping Kama's including women under one's possession) 3. Manussa: Sati ...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern Theravada, not Western Theravada
Replies: 24
Views: 4152

Re: Modern Theravada, not Western Theravada

I would say both Western and Modern. These two terms are not mutually exclusive. Modernization happened mainly due to the Western influence. The scientific/technical/material revolution happened in and spreaded mainly by the west. Dhammawiki article says their approach is like below. Bhavana (medita...
by Eko Care
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What's the difference between Classical and Modern Theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 5676

Re: What's the difference between Classical and Modern Theravada

Wrong again. The "Modern Theravada" Buddhists place emphasis on the Suttas, could even be called Suttanta. It is not Suttanta. Suttantikas had not any different intrpretation. They focus on the EBTs, not the later, modern writers. They focus on what they defined as EBTs. They focus on the first fiv...
by Eko Care
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What's the difference between Classical and Modern Theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 5676

Re: What's the difference between Classical and Modern Theravada

retrofuturist wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:23 pm Your post revealed nothing other than your prejudices against non-sectarian followers of the Buddha.
Whether you like it or not, there is a classical way already set up in the books.

Anything other than the Atthakatha, is considered Attanomati.
by Eko Care
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Relying on the suttas over modern monastics
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: Relying on the suttas over modern monastics

The Suttas are translated by modern monastics so you are never relying exactly on the Discourses over them. Unless you've learned pali or are guided by someone who knows pali but still it all comes down to interpretations. Best approach I think is to listen to different voices and build your own un...
by Eko Care
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What's the difference between Classical and Modern Theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 5676

Re: What's the difference between Classical and Modern Theravada

Can anyone give me a run down on the significant difference between the two? The difference is their Priority given to the following Four Authorities . Classical Theravada: 1. Sutta (Meanings are derived according to Acariyavada) 2. Sutta Anuloma (Meanings are derived according to Acariyavada) 3. A...
by Eko Care
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: omniscience of the Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 2831

Re: omniscience of the Buddha

Majjhima Nikaya 71 Tevijjavacchagotta Sutta note 714 says: .. According to the Theravada tradition the Buddha is omniscient in the sense that all knowable things are potentially accessible to him. He cannot, however, know everything simultaneously and must advert to whatever he wishes to know. Acco...
by Eko Care
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vissudhimagga - path of purification review
Replies: 7
Views: 1558

Re: Vissudhimagga - path of purification review

Hey guys, just a wondering question!!! I am reading visudhimagga and practising it as much as possible and till now I found the book to be accurate. It also contains deep explanination of many things which cleared some of my profound doubts. It is written so clearly that I thought the author must b...