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by Inedible
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How to reconcile time spans in the canon with history
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: How to reconcile time spans in the canon with history

A theory I read was that Buddha taught reincarnation because it motivated his audience and Jesus taught immediate reward in Heaven for the same reason. The important thing is to work your path now to the best of your ability without giving up.
by Inedible
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How to reconcile time spans in the canon with history
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: How to reconcile time spans in the canon with history

One of the numbers I recall is 13.82 billion years for the age of the universe and 4.5 billion for our home world. I think the scales in Buddhism might be billions or even trillions of years.
by Inedible
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Kalama Sutta
Replies: 19
Views: 6147

Re: Kalama Sutta

It is like taking math classes and watching the teacher work through problems at the front of the classroom. The people who do their homework learn to solve problems like that, but the people who just watch and don't struggle with the problems don't learn.
by Inedible
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sleeping create schism ?
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Sleeping create schism ?

We are talking about the five actions of immediate effect. You have to have the Sangha of a living Buddha. You can't create that kind of schism any more than you can maliciously wound a living Buddha now. So now you will have to be content with killing one of your parents or killing a Bodhisattva. G...
by Inedible
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 346

Re: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga

This one time I was reading about a meditator who had the ability to fly. He took regular flights over a nearby forest and was seen by a King. Being impressed by a flying person, the King started sending food offerings on a regular basis. Everything went well. One day the King sent his pretty young ...
by Inedible
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: giving beggars question
Replies: 19
Views: 259

Re: giving beggars question

If you want to keep your money, don't worry about it. It is your money. You don't have to work so hard to justify it by saying the money will not be used well and the recipients are not of good quality.
by Inedible
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 764

Re: semen emitting addressed

Yep. Definitely beating a dead horse here. This theme has been whipped enough already.
by Inedible
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: This is the book where ordination candidates start. (in Sri Lanka)
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: This is the book where ordination candidates start. (in Sri Lanka)

It seems to be a Vinaya text. Rules, especially for monks. There are a few people here thinking of becoming monks, so that works. I'm just not one of them.
by Inedible
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ants 🐜 (Consciousness & Self-awareness)
Replies: 29
Views: 525

Re: Ants 🐜 (Consciousness & Self-awareness)

Some ants bite to express their displeasure.
by Inedible
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ants 🐜 (Consciousness & Self-awareness)
Replies: 29
Views: 525

Re: Ants 🐜 (Consciousness & Self-awareness)

Ant is an acronym for automatic negative thought. So don't feed your ants with attention.
by Inedible
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: yāni
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: yāni

If no one else is going to go there, I will. This is Yanni.

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by Inedible
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 764

Re: semen emitting addressed

You should only emit semen when you are in the presence of someone who is prepared to receive it.

If it wasn't clear, I tend to see threads like this as an excuse to bring a sexual discussion in by the back door.
by Inedible
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will the people who call the arahants just by name, attain Nibbana?
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Will the people who call the arahants just by name, attain Nibbana?

Have you ever seen addressing like that (to an arahant by a buddhist) in any Sutta or commentary? Of course not. Now you are talking about speaking on record. Even if someone skipped a title it would have been added in again later. Actually I almost remember reading a reference to someone addressin...
by Inedible
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ants 🐜 (Consciousness & Self-awareness)
Replies: 29
Views: 525

Re: Ants 🐜 (Consciousness & Self-awareness)

Once I read that a single glass of wine kills as many brain cells as an ant possesses. Their tracks have chemical signals to other ants to go the same places. Part of repelling them has to involve cleaning away the chemicals. Also, bed bugs are attracted to red and black sheets. Brown, too, for that...