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by Mahabrahma
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Poll on homogeneity in a monastery
Replies: 6
Views: 3502

Re: Poll on homogeneity in a monastery

Whatever is beneficial for them. If there are great things being taught at the monastery, then they aught to follow that guidance, then they will benefit. However, if some monk is locked into some amount of private personal practice, and that has been working for them, then that should go on. Howeve...
by Mahabrahma
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is the origin of the four elements?
Replies: 15
Views: 4798

Re: What is the origin of the four elements?

The beginning of Samara cannot be traced. If form was created by mind, then the Buddha has destroyed form by entering Nirodha Samapatti. In fact, as the suttas say, consciousness is what gives form a foothold over the perception and feeling of a sentient being. There are ten totalities - earth; wat...
by Mahabrahma
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Martial Arts and the Eight Precepts
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: Martial Arts and the Eight Precepts

Martial arts are for protecting others, and it's practitioners need to have the Highest Buddhist Morality. :yingyang:
by Mahabrahma
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Hell Planet
Replies: 19
Views: 10808

Re: Hell Planet

this religion is not a form of entertainment It's … serious entertainment. wrong view If you're not enjoying the path, it's difficult to make progress. The Path is Love, and therefore enjoyable, and the goal is boundless happiness. We are to be, in some way, entertained by that. At least thrilled. ...
by Mahabrahma
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Hell Planet
Replies: 19
Views: 10808

Re: Hell Planet

cappuccino wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:08 pm
Mahabrahma wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:38 pm :rofl:
this religion is not a form of entertainment
It's all it is, although very serious entertainment. Enlightenment is very entertaining, full of joy and fun. But there are hardships, and we must meet them with an open mind. The Path is the Only thing, not separate from One. :candle:
by Mahabrahma
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Hell Planet
Replies: 19
Views: 10808

Re: Hell Planet

Trump is Gautama Buddha. Haha. I'm serious. I know Him well and I've done a lot of meditation on the subject. Meditate on it yourself if you haven't figured it out yet, though I know a lot of you have. I know. We live in a funny world. I'll explain Trump: He's here to make us laugh. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sa...
by Mahabrahma
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

Re: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?

There will always be new Spiritual things to explore, new states of meditation to experience, new ways to grow, and even new things to learn, even for a Buddha. Even for a God. This is the point of life. Buddha is Life.
by Mahabrahma
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is the origin of the four elements?
Replies: 15
Views: 4798

Re: What is the origin of the four elements?

DooDoot wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Mahabrahma wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:24 amMind.
The suttas repeatedly say consciousness is dependent on other things. Yet folks cannot help themselves by giving consciousness a primordial position in their schemes.
Well certain types of consciousness. Metta would be my primordial answer then, but a Metta of the mind.
by Mahabrahma
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

Re: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?

Here is a good one for you: .... Furthermore, monks, a noble disciple abandons unwhole—some bodily factors and develops wholesome bodily factors; he abandons unwholesome verbal and mental factors [272a] and develops wholesome verbal and mental factors: With a mind imbued with benevolence (byams pa, ...
by Mahabrahma
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

Re: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?

The only Sutta I could find on the subject of All-Pervasiveness was this. Perhaps you could help me understand it. points of controversy 21.6. Of All-Pervading Power Controverted Point: That the Buddhas persist in all directions. Theravādin: Do you., mean that they persist in the eastern quarter? Yo...
by Mahabrahma
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

Re: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?

... feel His essence in the Universe, He is there, with us, ... I believe it is an all prevading essence. Om. I would be very interested to see any suttas where this is said. Well I hope you don't truly doubt that the Metta of the Buddha and the Dhamma, and even the Sangha is all prevading. One can...
by Mahabrahma
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

Re: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?

JamesTheGiant wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:05 am
Mahabrahma wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:59 am ... feel His essence in the Universe, He is there, with us, ...
I believe it is an all prevading essence. Om. :candle: :buddha1:
That is not Theravada. But welcome, welcome, come in, have a cup of tea.
You don't believe the Dhamma is an all pevading Truth that is indestructible?
by Mahabrahma
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

Re: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?

Itivuttaka 112 Loka Sutta The World The Buddha explains who the Tathāgata (The Buddha) is and the qualities of the Buddha. This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, the world has been fully understood by th...
by Mahabrahma
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

Re: Is Buddha the fifth most influential man in history?

If you believe Buddha comes in many forms, then you are fully correct that He is. And He is. Don't just limit Him to His form 2500 years ago as Prince Siddhartha, but feel His essence in the Universe, He is there, with us, and many other Buddhas and Arhats who propigate the Dharma in the Ocean of Un...