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by confusedlayman
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Once you become a Sotapanna, do you still have to learn Dhamma?
Replies: 49
Views: 529

Re: Once you become a Sotapanna, do you still have to learn Dhamma?

cappuccino wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:19 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:18 pm Do you think visakha enjoyed sex so much that lead to 10 child?
Visakha was very beautiful
No.. i visualize her a fat aunty
by confusedlayman
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Once you become a Sotapanna, do you still have to learn Dhamma?
Replies: 49
Views: 529

Re: Once you become a Sotapanna, do you still have to learn Dhamma?

There are cases like Visakha, who was a sotapanna at 7 years… after, she got married. Even after… Visakha will spend a long time in samsara - but only in very good conditions. Thus sotapanna and sakadagami can still enjoy sex. Nevertheless, they are on the path that gradually wears away sense desir...
by confusedlayman
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Sri Lanka, awe-inspiring Land of Stupa
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: Sri Lanka, awe-inspiring Land of Stupa

6 months? Wouldn't that be too long? Although I am interested in Sri Lankan places, still I am worrying about the food hygiene there. And this issue also kept me from India for many years. Among Buddhist countries, so far Thailand is my favourite (but again Thailand is not that buddhistic as it was...
by confusedlayman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reality
Replies: 19
Views: 240

Re: Reality

Mere concept only.. nothing is worth clinging
by confusedlayman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: The Problem With Hell

cappuccino wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:57 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:12 pm Mere wishing aint gonna cut
be careful what you wish for
I wish to be free from sensual pleasure
by confusedlayman
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: The Problem With Hell

cappuccino wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:36 pm
Pondera wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:05 am There are many good people in the world who are destined for a happy afterlife.
Mere wishing aint gonna cut
by confusedlayman
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rites and rituals and some contradiction
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Rites and rituals and some contradiction

1) in vimutimagga rites and rituals is given as "by doing this virtue may I be born in heaven or like that" the above is eradicated at 1st stage also craving for existence is eradicated at 4th stage so what's the difference? is there any contradiction? 2) in vimutimagga, perception of permanence is ...
by confusedlayman
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Once you become a Sotapanna, do you still have to learn Dhamma?
Replies: 49
Views: 529

Re: Once you become a Sotapanna, do you still have to learn Dhamma?

u still need to break other fetters Agree. My question is whether you still have to read the Sutta and follow the Noble Eightfold Path. Consider a case a person dies as a Sotapanna. if someone become sotapanna, he must have arrived by seeing 5 aggregates as non self and impermanent suffering and re...
by confusedlayman
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dream bliss?
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Dream bliss?

People say u cant feel in dream... but what is that blissfull thing happening but when wake up we dont know if its dream or real? Its wierd Who said you can't feel in a dream? For me, how it felt is often the most memorable aspect of a dream. do u feel pain in dream? if someone attacks u in dream u...
by confusedlayman
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: A Teacher Named Araka, AN 7.74 (Week of June 13, 2021)
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: 📍A Teacher Named Araka, AN 7.74 (Week of June 13, 2021)

Araka was a spiritual person surely he must been somehow much more sensitive towards death in comparison to others . He might be already had certain insight into impermanence in which that the sense of urgency and emergency far more powerful arose in him . He could be clairvoyance also . If we comp...
by confusedlayman
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dream bliss?
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Dream bliss?

Once Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a fluttering butterfly. What fun he had, doing as he pleased! He did not know he was Zhou. Suddenly he woke up and found himself to be Zhou. He did not know whether Zhou had dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly had dreamed he was Zhou. Between Zhou ...
by confusedlayman
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dream bliss?
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Dream bliss?

People say u cant feel in dream... but what is that blissfull thing happening but when wake up we dont know if its dream or real? Its wierd
by confusedlayman
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why schism?
Replies: 24
Views: 355

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: 31
Views: 15762

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...