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by Mahabrahma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Questions of Metteyya
Replies: 63
Views: 1252

Re: The Questions of Metteyya

It doesnt fit Be more expansive, please. What doesn't fit what? It doesnt fit my logic... It seems to me like the Buddha is talking about the attainment of Nibbana, which is above conventional means of understanding. “Mendicants, you’ve all spoken well in a way. However, this is what I was referrin...
by Mahabrahma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cause to be born in the heaven of four kings
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Cause to be born in the heaven of four kings

Become Enlightened then you can go wherever you want in your Sagacity in order to liberate all sentient beings from Samsara! :mrgreen:
by Mahabrahma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What kamma did animals in the zoo did to be locked in the cage?
Replies: 13
Views: 1324

Re: What kamma did animals in the zoo did to be locked in the cage?

Generally when something bad happens to someone who is innocent it isn't their fault or their "deserved karma" from a past existence, but it comes from them accepting their current body and life for a certain future for themselves and for others in order to fight the negativities of this world. Bad ...
by Mahabrahma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will tomorrow be a better day then today if no why if yes why?
Replies: 29
Views: 643

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There is no tomorrow. There is only now. And now. And now... And so on and on and on... . Tomorrow is an idea. Yesterday is a memory. That which happens in the now is a product of what happened in past nows. That which is done in the present now will contribute to what will happen in nows yet to co...
by Mahabrahma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is it true at ariyas have max 7 life?
Replies: 75
Views: 1740

Re: is it true at ariyas have max 7 life?

After Parinirvana, why do you say that there is no after? After is a word that is used in normative sense, it's meaning implies a past, present and future. After implies a Before changing to an After. Parinibbana is understood as a cessation. Cessation in terms of extinguishment of what was without...
by Mahabrahma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is it true at ariyas have max 7 life?
Replies: 75
Views: 1740

Re: is it true at ariyas have max 7 life?

I have a question: Once someone achieves full Nirvana without remainder, dwelling there fully in perfect Sunyata and Anatta, being a non-returner, Arhat, is it possible for them to interact with this world in a body made of meditation? Neither walking nor sitting, neither idle nor still, neither in...
by Mahabrahma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is it true at ariyas have max 7 life?
Replies: 75
Views: 1740

Re: is it true at ariyas have max 7 life?

I have a question: Once someone achieves full Nirvana without remainder, dwelling there fully in perfect Sunyata and Anatta, being a non-returner, Arhat, is it possible for them to interact with this world in a body made of meditation? Neither walking nor sitting, neither idle nor still, neither in ...
by Mahabrahma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains
Replies: 73
Views: 4591

Re: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains

Theravada Buddhism has the full capacity to bring someone to full Enlightenment. Buddha came to His Enlightenment, then poured the Waters of His Wisdom into the cups of His followers. Those who drank in His Wisdom, meditated, showed forbearance, followed the precepts and became Enlightened had no ne...
by Mahabrahma
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains
Replies: 73
Views: 4591

Re: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains

He was talking about not having a permanent non changing self, which is by far what you know your Soul not to be, practicing Right Anatta. There's nothing scary about the most beautiful features of life, but we have to respect and maintain their truths so that they are not misinterpreted. Saying th...
by Mahabrahma
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will tomorrow be a better day then today if no why if yes why?
Replies: 29
Views: 643

Re: Will tomorrow be a better day then today if no why if yes why?

This is highly a subjective thing. As there are many different realms, planets, existences, Universes, as well as many different myriads of people and beings and phenomena to fill those realms, planets, existences, and Universes, it is evident that people walk unique paths. One day may be better for...
by Mahabrahma
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains
Replies: 73
Views: 4591

Re: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains

I am a Buddhist and by far am not an Advaita Vedantist, I am not part of the Mayavadi cult. I know just how far false views are being taken in this world and for me it is a little upsetting. You can go ahead with your philosophical speculations, even for millions of years, but Buddha is Buddha and y...
by Mahabrahma
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains
Replies: 73
Views: 4591

Re: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains

Exactly. "As it is," means "without you," "without me," without ātma, without a self, and without a soul. That is the Buddha's Dharma as it relates to persons, the ātma, and the world. It is without soul, without ātma. A world without the Buddha? What a wonderful nightmarish burning hell. When Vats...
by Mahabrahma
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains
Replies: 73
Views: 4591

Re: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains

You know I wouldn't slander the Dharma, and misunderstanding the Dharma isn't slandering it either. Sticking to wrong views about the Soul and what is meant by the Self isn't Right View either. I know what the Dharma is. Right View means perceiving the world as it is. Exactly. "As it is," means "wi...
by Mahabrahma
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains
Replies: 73
Views: 4591

Re: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains

You know I wouldn't slander the Dharma, and misunderstanding the Dharma isn't slandering it either. Sticking to wrong views about the Soul and what is meant by the Self isn't Right View either. I know what the Dharma is. Right View means perceiving the world as it is.
by Mahabrahma
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains
Replies: 73
Views: 4591

Re: The Vedas, Upanishads and Jains

... Other philosophies obviously aren't inferior, ... ... Great. Yet, other philosophies obviously aren't for the genuine ending of samsaric drives. :heart: Buddhism is wonderful at this but both Jainism and the Vedas clearly are as well, they just take a different approach. I like your approach to...