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by confusedlayman
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Venerable Bodhi on War
Replies: 35
Views: 734

Re: Venerable Bodhi on War

All wars are bad but we might have some animalostoc pleasure due to paat life tendencies
by confusedlayman
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is masturbation bad in theravada buddhism?
Replies: 21
Views: 327

Re: Is masturbation bad in theravada buddhism?

It will lead to hell most prpbably because people who dod that might have been to hell...
by confusedlayman
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "A burden indeed are the five aggregates, and the carrier of the burden is the person."
Replies: 30
Views: 473

Re: "A burden indeed are the five aggregates, and the carrier of the burden is the person."

What you say is interpretation. Whereas the sutta says puggala/person. person is illusional perception of thought. conventionally its ok to say but it is a thought after all. Sutta says 'this person has' “‘This person has six elements, six fields of contact, eighteen mental preoccupations, and four...
by confusedlayman
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "A burden indeed are the five aggregates, and the carrier of the burden is the person."
Replies: 30
Views: 473

Re: "A burden indeed are the five aggregates, and the carrier of the burden is the person."

auto wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:58 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:41 pm there is only agreegates suffering from agreregates...
What you say is interpretation.
Whereas the sutta says puggala/person.
person is illusional perception of thought. conventionally its ok to say but it is a thought after all.
by confusedlayman
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Training for the formless attainments, mn106
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: Training for the formless attainments, mn106

Hello, You have brought up and issue that I was looking into. Unfortunately it is not too clear. How exactly does one practice the above? For example: "Then again, the disciple of the noble ones, having gone into the wilderness, to the root of a tree, or into an empty dwelling, considers this:...
by confusedlayman
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "A burden indeed are the five aggregates, and the carrier of the burden is the person."
Replies: 30
Views: 473

Re: "A burden indeed are the five aggregates, and the carrier of the burden is the person."

What is the meaning of this sutta verse? It seems to indicate the person is separate from the aggregates. " A burden indeed are the five aggregates, and the carrier of the burden is the person. Taking up the burden in the world is stressful. Casting off the burden is bliss. Having cast off the...
by confusedlayman
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Ajahn Anan Akiñcano on Samādhi
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Ajahn Anan Akiñcano on Samādhi

pegembara wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:59 pm Verbal fabrication and then body disappears leaving only mental fabrication.
what is this>
by confusedlayman
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Future perils of Buddhism.
Replies: 18
Views: 397

Re: Future perils of Buddhism.

Dark Dhamma has already happened and has been happening for hundreds of years. Just like how the world jokes that Americans think the world revolves around us, western and english speaking Buddhists seem to think Buddhism in the West is the only Buddhism in the world and the common point of referen...
by confusedlayman
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Would ven Buddhagosa be considered a man of average character?
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Would ven Buddhagosa be considered a man of average character?

I think buddhaghosa is arhant with all 9 jhanas and all 6 physic powers... he attained parinibbana
by confusedlayman
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Where might one find a refutation of Vasubandhu and Yogacara, as devastating as Betty and others papers on Nagarjuna?
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Where might one find a refutation of Vasubandhu and Yogacara, as devastating as Betty and others papers on Nagarjuna

https://classicaltheravada.org/t/where-might-one-find-a-refutation-of-vasubandhu-and-yogacara-as-devastating-as-betty-and-others-papers-on-nagarjuna/325 Nagarjuna, and so also Madhyamaka, has been thoroughly refuted and disproven (see below for examples), where is the same treatment applied to Vasu...
by confusedlayman
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finally sat and watched my thoughts for an hour…and it was unpleasant
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Finally sat and watched my thoughts for an hour…and it was unpleasant

All knowablw things are conditioned. Dont have desire for them and dont have passion for them as they are illusions
by confusedlayman
Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: my uposatha today failed due to lack of mindfulness
Replies: 4
Views: 88

my uposatha today failed due to lack of mindfulness

Today I kept uposatha but evening i went to buy pendrive and accidentally went to starbucks and ate choco crossant with coffee. even coffee is liquid but crossant is solid. I relasized that i am supposed to keep uposatha only after eating. In just 5 min my today uposatha is wasted. Its all due to la...