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by confusedlayman
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Wow... seeing this video melts my worldy ambition
Replies: 30
Views: 308

Re: Wow... seeing this video melts my worldy ambition

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-wd0AYx8j0U One of the reasons why living forever in this universe is unattractive. Eventually you will be just sat on a barren planet in the cold, dark nothingness of space for all eternity unable to escape. That is of course unless dark energy keeps on accelerating t...
by confusedlayman
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: fruits of giving
Replies: 6
Views: 4616

Re: fruits of giving

It seems that you are trying to find a way to "get the most bang for your buck" so to speak in terms of offerings. Where do you live? Here in Thailand I have met several monks who I believe must be ariyas. They never said this but it becomes apparent after being around them for a bit. I want to don...
by confusedlayman
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: entered upon the path of ariya vs ariya
Replies: 27
Views: 252

Re: entered upon the path of ariya vs ariya

Trainingg for path is fruit or result yet to be attained

Attained path means fruit or result attained, irreversible change happened and only a matter of time before u go up
by confusedlayman
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between five aggregate and Nama-rupa?
Replies: 25
Views: 440

Re: What is the difference between five aggregate and Nama-rupa?

You are sounding like Nargajuna. :smile: Thank you! :heart: Not all causality is dependent origination. I'm not saying, for example, that since death for covid has covid infection as cause and condition, this is DO. No. I'm still talking about namarupa and vinnana. The real blasphemy would be not c...
by confusedlayman
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO
Replies: 112
Views: 1105

Re: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO

form wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:04 am Consciousness give rise to (1) name and form.

It is also translated at (2) mentality and materiality, also as (3) body and mind

Can we assume the second and third translation are wrong?
New identity in form world or simply self identity (consisting of 5 aggregate)
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sadhguru
Replies: 50
Views: 2815

Re: Sadhguru

What u found Well, he has said some things of a political nature that I found a bit disheartening. I do understand that he comes from India, and thus has a different political understanding than Americans. I keep this in mind when listening to his comments. What Americans find offensive politically...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Wonderful re-birth story from Sri Lanka!
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Wonderful re-birth story from Sri Lanka!

Coëmgenu wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:06 pm Out of curiousity, why the one year gap? I had thought that in Theravāda, one death leads into the next birth instantly. Does time not play into this?
One thought followed by another thought so rebirth shld be instant.. im also confused
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven

What are the benefits of rebirth in Tushita heaven? Is it possible to practice there? What kind of pleasures are experienced. I understand a fair amount of Theravada monks seek such a rebirth. Some in Mahayana too. In my opinion Tusita is one of the best places to be reborn if you do not expect to ...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sadhguru
Replies: 50
Views: 2815

Re: Sadhguru

I just saw a recent video of Sadhguru talking politics with a group of people outside. No one seemed to be wearing masks. In the comment section, I found it terribly disheartening what I was reading about; in other words, Sadhguru seems to have been saying some things that I find disturbing. I am v...
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Precept retaking
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Precept retaking

What do you think? “If I kill someone, should I kill again or stop killing?” “What if I steal everyday, should I stop stealing?” “Taking” the precepts is not about symbolically undertaking some official ritual of sorts, it’s about not doing anything unwholesome. Just don’t do anything bad. How to s...
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Precept retaking
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Precept retaking

If i break precept should i retake? If so what if i break everyday and retake everyday? What do you think? “If I kill someone, should I kill again or stop killing?” “What if I steal everyday, should I stop stealing?” “Taking” the precepts is not about symbolically undertaking some official ritual o...
by confusedlayman
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Precept retaking
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Precept retaking

Mahabrahma wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:32 pm I think that the precepts are so important that you should always do your best to follow them. Accept them as a permanent part of your moral system and psychological framework.
Thanks i agree
by confusedlayman
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Precept retaking
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Precept retaking

If i break precept should i retake? If so what if i break everyday and retake everyday? Do 5 precepts go away after sotapanna as when no self is found then no need to break precept Then why buddha said 5 precept before sota? Before sota 5 precept aids development but not 100% maintain but after sota...