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by confusedlayman
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why schism?
Replies: 21
Views: 210

Re: Why schism?

That doctrine gave me a "nihilism" vibe. I don't subscribe to it. To be honest, i find vism ,vimut ,middle way school, abhidhamma all 100% follow ebt buddhism... they are one and same teaching ... i dont see any contradiction I take the Pali Tipitaka that finalised during 3rd council as orthodox ca...
by confusedlayman
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: How do you imagine beings of other realms?
Replies: 29
Views: 15618

Re: How do you imagine beings of other realms?

How do you imagine beings of other realms? I don't imagine beings of other realms. I regard them as mental states. The rich iconography of the Wheel of Life can be interpreted on several levels. The six major sections represent the Six Realms. These realms can be understood as forms of existence, o...
by confusedlayman
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Identity/ self view and sense of i am
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Identity/ self view and sense of i am

I still practicing and certainly no Sotapanna yet, but I can say once I understand that the physical body is mere combination of different organs and systems; the mind is merely combination of consciousness and mental factors etc, so-called my properties, label, expression, action, feeling, sensati...
by confusedlayman
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Identity/ self view and sense of i am
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Identity/ self view and sense of i am

I still practicing and certainly no Sotapanna yet, but I can say once I understand that the physical body is mere combination of different organs and systems; the mind is merely combination of consciousness and mental factors etc, so-called my properties, label, expression, action, feeling, sensati...
by confusedlayman
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why schism?
Replies: 21
Views: 210

Re: Why schism?

DooDoot wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:50 pm
Dhammavamsa wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:19 am Buddha warned His followers not to commit 6 grave mistakes, and one of them is creating schism in Sangha.
Some folks just don't get it. Abhidhamma, Visuddhimagga, Dhammavamsa, etc = schism.
Because they are spelled differrntly?
by confusedlayman
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why schism?
Replies: 21
Views: 210

Re: Why schism?

Some folks just don't get it. Abhidhamma, Visuddhimagga, Dhammavamsa, etc = schism. What about madhiyamaka school? That doctrine gave me a "nihilism" vibe. I don't subscribe to it. To be honest, i find vism ,vimut ,middle way school, abhidhamma all 100% follow ebt buddhism... they are one and same ...
by confusedlayman
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why schism?
Replies: 21
Views: 210

Re: Why schism?

DooDoot wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:50 pm
Dhammavamsa wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:19 am Buddha warned His followers not to commit 6 grave mistakes, and one of them is creating schism in Sangha.
Some folks just don't get it. Abhidhamma, Visuddhimagga, Dhammavamsa, etc = schism.
What about madhiyamaka school?
by confusedlayman
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Identity/ self view and sense of i am
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Identity/ self view and sense of i am

Sotapanna already eradicated self view , would a sense of " i am " capable to arise without the arising of self view in the first place ? :thanks: Yes... i am conceit wont be there only in arhantship ... since i am is there , there is endavour in lay life .. if i am is not there... body will die 7 ...
by confusedlayman
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Identity/ self view and sense of i am
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Identity/ self view and sense of i am

Sotapanna already eradicated self view , would a sense of " i am " capable to arise without the arising of self view in the first place ? :thanks: Yes... i am conceit wont be there only in arhantship ... since i am is there , there is endavour in lay life .. if i am is not there... body will die 7 ...
by confusedlayman
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?
Replies: 34
Views: 430

Re: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?

...Even though what he was saying was factual he was adjudged pārājika because his intention was to deceive. ... Thanks a lot, Venerable. I think how the intention works is very exquisite. This reminds me of some writing by a venerable in Burmese something like: ... it is a heavy kamma if one kills...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What is the 7th consciousness in Abhidhamma ???
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: What is the 7th consciousness in Abhidhamma ???

Dear Abhidhamma expert/s The Vibhanga says: Therein what are the seven (types of) contact in the element of desire? Eye contact, ear contact, nose contact, tongue contact, body contact, mind element contact, mind-consciousness-element contact . These are called the seven (types of) contact in the e...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Experiencing Truths through Equanimity
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Experiencing Truths through Equanimity

I was really not expecting this experience in this period because i'm not meditating much, but it happened. It was evening, i was at my pc and i wanted to relax with some of my favorite songs, being sat on my seat. It was a nice day, i met people and had meaningful talks and connection with them. F...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why are jhanas called earth-kasina ???
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Why are jhanas called earth-kasina ???

As you know there are many Kasina objects to attain Jhana. No, i do not believe in the above. As you know there are many Kasina objects to attain Jhana. The Vibhanga does not appear to say kasina is used to attain jhana. The Vibhanga described all four jhana as being or including "earth kasina". :f...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 18
Views: 662

Re: The Problem With Hell

At what point do we discard the warnings of Hell and welcome the prospects of Heaven? He trains himself, having undertaken the training rules, seeing danger in the slightest fault . Sikkha Sutta There are many good people in the world who are destined for a happy afterlife. I better be rich man in ...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 68
Views: 3474

Re: how to deal with demons

how you know its ghost and not your brain doing tricks?