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by asahi
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Worldly Dhammas
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Worldly Dhammas

Could anyone be so kind as to have a go at translating this short text? 如是我聞: 一時,佛住舍衛國祇樹給孤 獨園。 爾時,世尊告諸比丘:「世人為卑下業, 種種求財活命,而得巨富,世人皆知。如世 人之所知,我亦如是說。所以者何?莫令我 異於世人。 「諸比丘!譬如一器,有一處人,名 為揵茨,有名鉢,有名匕匕羅,有名遮留,有 名毘悉多,有名婆闍那,有名薩牢。如彼 所知,我亦如是說。所以者何?莫令我異於 世人故。如是,比丘!有世間法,我自知自覺, 為人分別演說顯示,知見而說,世間盲無 目者不知不見;世間盲無目者不知不見, 我其...
by asahi
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada view vs secular view on killing
Replies: 75
Views: 784

Re: Theravada view vs secular view on killing

Under most circumstances , the status of rich n powerful are of higher class in society in present life but how it arrives in such state could be influenced by many previous or many past factors n conditions whether the factors are of past life or present life .
by asahi
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada view vs secular view on killing
Replies: 75
Views: 784

Re: Theravada view vs secular view on killing

My understanding is , Intentional action has an effect , when n how its result ripens that we dont know . Then there are other factors involves . If you plant a seed sometimes it does not get to grow n bear fruits due to lack of proper conditions . A bad quality seed or of lower grade seed mostly pr...
by asahi
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What makes the mind arise after it has ceased?
Replies: 21
Views: 313

Re: What makes the mind arise after it has ceased?

So what makes the sankharas arise again? What causes the Arahant's mind to emerge from Nirodha Samapatti to arise mental sankhara, mind consciousness, mind, and mind objects? Nirodha Samapatti is a jhana state , the mind emerge from it when the jhana concentration strength receded . :reading:
by asahi
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha didnt go vegan ?
Replies: 31
Views: 342

Re: Why Buddha didnt go vegan ?

I suppose ahimsa in Jains is a way of life in which a person voluntarily involves abstaining him/herself from exploiting or cruelty against animals . Buddha however appears to be not so concern in such ahimsa way of life . The only issue or flaw of meat eating would be that it seems not in accordanc...
by asahi
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha didnt go vegan ?
Replies: 31
Views: 342

Why Buddha didnt go vegan ?

There was Jains already an example of practising ahimsa . Why then Buddha didnt wants His teachings include non harming diets ?
:roll:
by asahi
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Alaya means what ?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Alaya means what ?

Hi Pali teachers , Does alaya means store house ? :thanks: But people like attachment, they love it and enjoy it. Ālaya rāmā kho panāyaṁ pajā ālaya ratā ālaya sammuditā. It’s hard for them to see this thing; that is, specific conditionality, dependent origination. Ālayarāmāya kho pana pajāya ālayara...
by asahi
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing precept
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Re: Killing precept

For lay people, it includes animals. As small as the eye can see. So viruses don't count. For monks, no killing human is a parajika rule, break it, no longer a monk. Cannot even advice someone to get an abortion, or to encourage euthanasia. No killing animals is a less serious rule. Entailing confe...
by asahi
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing precept
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Killing precept

For lay people , does it only refers to not killing human ? What if killing animals , does one break the killing precept or just committing bad deeds ?
For monk , does it meant not killing human also ? What if monk kill animal , what are the verdict ?


:thanks:
by asahi
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nama-rupa?
Replies: 31
Views: 557

Re: What is Nama-rupa?

Does not (mind n matter) & (mentality n materiality) not synonymous ? :thinking:
by asahi
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Poll: According to Buddha's teachings, is it right to say: "Nibbāna is true self." ?
Replies: 33
Views: 480

Re: Poll: According to Buddha's teachings, is it right to say: "Nibbāna is true self." ?

That doesn’t change the epistemological problem. You can’t know that universe is infinite or not. If you say it’s infinite it’s possible you haven’t seen the edge. If you say it’s finite it’s possible you haven’t seen far enough. To say that Nibbana is something which exists forever, how can that b...
by asahi
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Poll: According to Buddha's teachings, is it right to say: "Nibbāna is true self." ?
Replies: 33
Views: 480

Re: Poll: According to Buddha's teachings, is it right to say: "Nibbāna is true self." ?

How would one know that it never arose and never ceases? When what ever appears to be arising and ceasing totally ceased without remainder . When all sankhara ceased to be there it is . But how would you know that it never ceases? How is that claim different to those ascetics who said the universe ...
by asahi
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Yathābhūtaṃ and sacca
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Yathābhūtaṃ and sacca

SN 35.245 : ... ‘A message of truth ’ is a term for extinguishment... .. ‘ Yathābhūtaṁ vacanan’ti kho, bhikkhu, nibbānassetaṁ adhivacanaṁ... Then there is : Dutiyadhāraṇasutta SN 56.16 “Mendicants, do you remember the four noble truths that I taught?” “Dhāretha no tumhe, bhikkhave, mayā cattāri ariy...
by asahi
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Poll: According to Buddha's teachings, is it right to say: "Nibbāna is true self." ?
Replies: 33
Views: 480

Re: Poll: According to Buddha's teachings, is it right to say: "Nibbāna is true self." ?

Then it would have an arising. Not really , it was there all the time never cease . You happens to be found it . How would one know that it never arose and never ceases? When what ever appears to be arising and ceasing totally ceased without remainder . When all sankhara ceased to be there it is .
by asahi
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Poll: According to Buddha's teachings, is it right to say: "Nibbāna is true self." ?
Replies: 33
Views: 480

Re: Poll: According to Buddha's teachings, is it right to say: "Nibbāna is true self." ?

3rd option Nibbana is when all six sense bases ceased to be , then it pop up without your effort . Immeasurable , limitless , indescribeable peace . It does not match with any naming or labelling . Then it would have an arising. Not really , it was there all the time never cease . You happens to be...