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by asahi
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What sort of practice Pacceka Buddha follows ?
Replies: 0
Views: 12

What sort of practice Pacceka Buddha follows ?

4 noble truth ? 8fp ? Pacceka Buddha never heard of any Buddha teachings ever ? Did Pacceka Buddha existed in Buddha times but unnoticed to the world ?
by asahi
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: is being a sugar daddy good kamma?
Replies: 21
Views: 290

Re: is being a sugar daddy good kamma?

Sugar daddy - a rich older man who lavishes gifts on a young woman in return for her company or sexual favours .

Lust n craving appear to be unwholesome according to what Buddha taught .
Good kamma is wholesome kamma right ?!
by asahi
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana a product of Mara?
Replies: 40
Views: 480

Re: Is Nibbana a product of Mara?

Nibbana can be attained in this life as well as after death if i get cappuccino right .
by asahi
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the Nibbāna-element with no residue left?
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: What is the Nibbāna-element with no residue left?

What is no-residue ? No remaining of aggregates in existence ? No asavas ?
by asahi
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?

He is enquiring as to which modern Theravada sub-tradition has the most in common with primitive / pre-sectarian Indian Buddhism. the school that nowadays most often goes by the name Theravāda, but which formerly most often went by the name Vibhajjavāda. Its followers never called it the Tāmraśāṭīy...
by asahi
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What are the differences between Theravada Buddhism and Yogacara?
Replies: 25
Views: 458

Re: What are the differences between Theravada Buddhism and Yogacara?

I think number 4 would be objected to by some and no one believes 5 at the level of institutional orthodoxy. Those who object to 4 would say that the external world might be real, but we only have access to it via the deceptive mind. Venerable Dharmakīrti wrote that treatise to reject 4 (and 5). Th...
by asahi
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?

Hi, The question is above. Perhaps it should be added that it is generally said that the Abhidhamma is a construct of Theravada, perhaps that would be a good criterion to judge from. Many Burmese schools that rely heavily on the Abhidhamma would be ruled out, but the Thai forest tradition, which is...
by asahi
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Proper Understanding About Right Livelihood
Replies: 26
Views: 319

Re: Proper Understanding About Right Livelihood

Some other drugs such as cocaine , heroine , ecstacy etc were not there in Buddha's times right ? So take out from the list of intoxicant and poison ?
by asahi
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What are the differences between Theravada Buddhism and Yogacara?
Replies: 25
Views: 458

Re: What are the differences between Theravada Buddhism and Yogacara?

This is too difficult to address tonight adequately. The most popular kind of Buddhism in the world today is Amidism, otherwise known as "Pure Land" Buddhism, a kind of late-stage Mahāyāna, but even this is not really the case and requires "unpacking." Hopefully I have time tomorrow. Yogācāra is no...
by asahi
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Proper Understanding About Right Livelihood
Replies: 26
Views: 319

Re: Proper Understanding About Right Livelihood

That's the tricky part isn't it? I was told by Buddhist practitioner or a Buddhist monk that we should not make any changes to the five prohibited livelihood mentioned by Buddha. Business in weapon, human being, meat, intoxicant and poison are five prohibited livelihood. But Buddhism is about non h...
by asahi
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Proper Understanding About Right Livelihood
Replies: 26
Views: 319

Re: Proper Understanding About Right Livelihood

Is doing business in food that may have GMO content is considered doing right livelihood? Some people consider GMO is not bad but a lot of European countries reject them. Glyphosate is carcinogen according to WHO. Any thoughts? Anyone? If GMO prove to be harmful to health , most probably producing ...
by asahi
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Proper Understanding About Right Livelihood
Replies: 26
Views: 319

Re: Proper Understanding About Right Livelihood

Giving the so-called Covid vaccine that is actually an mRNA experiment and not a real vaccine is wrong livelihood. So is involvement in green energy which just ends up leaving the poor with no heat during a snowstorm because the solar panels are covered in snow and non-operational and the wind turb...
by asahi
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana a product of Mara?
Replies: 40
Views: 480

Re: Is Nibbana a product of Mara?

It is important to note that the word "Nibbana" was there before Buddha's time. In Sri Lanka, you find tons of Arahants. So it appears to me that there is a Nibbana taught by Mara as well. Are you positing yourself as non buddhist ? Unless you never learn any dhamma , however your premise is a budd...
by asahi
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana a product of Mara?
Replies: 40
Views: 480

Re: Is Nibbana a product of Mara?

The premise of the question is wrong , question that is according to buddha as seen in the sutta , the phrasing should be , nibbana has what as its support condition ?
by asahi
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Can mudita (as part of 7sb and brahma vihara) and pīti (rapture as a jhāna factor) include crying tears of joy?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Can mudita (as part of 7sb and brahma vihara) and pīti (rapture as a jhāna factor) include crying tears of joy?

(cross posting manually from general forum) Can mudita (as part of 7sb and brahma vihara) and pīti (rapture as a jhāna factor) include crying tears of joy? https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=39449 I don't recall vism. or Ab Vibhanga saying anything about this. Surely Abhidhamma would ...