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by circuit
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and slave worker
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: Buddhism and slave worker

What buddhism say about slave? Is it right to have slave worker as long as meal and decent payment and dress given ? Today slavery is norm everywhere as big ceo rent workers for small payment and use them to make lots of money to satisfy their 5 senses .. workers work till last breath and still be ...
by circuit
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Orange slice
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Orange slice

unwholesome
by circuit
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Orange slice
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Orange slice

Dear friends, Would you eat a juicy orange slice if each eaten slice would extend your Samsara trip for one another life even if a strong man would force you to eat it? extension to Samsara trip can be caused if each slice eaten with sankhara in mind as an aspiration or strong aspiration:" by eatin...
by circuit
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: World-famous Buddhas of Bamiyan resurrected in Afghanistan
Replies: 27
Views: 564

Re: World-famous Buddhas of Bamiyan resurrected in Afghanistan

https://lifestyle.livemint.com/news/talking-point/bamiyan-buddha-destroyed-by-taliban-make-a-virtual-comeback-111615350376372.html Guess the more effort that goes into viping out Dharma (in this case its Bamiyan Buddha statues, which symbolize peace), the more widespread it gets! :) It is bringing ...
by circuit
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I was questioned by non-buddhist
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: I was questioned by non-buddhist

If someone close to you will die... will you cry, will you be angry, sad etc.? I answered something like: I think there will be tears in my eyes, but I will try to understand what happened, I will try to think about it as something natural, yes... I believe I will be sad but I have to accept it. I ...
by circuit
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Viññāna in Theravada
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Viññāna in Theravada

Bhavaṅga is the closest. I believe Vasubandhu references it: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhavanga from what i read in the article, Bhavaṅga as the storage , and Bhavaṅga also important in death consciusness. is Bhavaṅga then as the storage of kamma , the sub-consciousness, or the home of anusay...
by circuit
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Viññāna in Theravada
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Viññāna in Theravada

Hi all,

in Theravada way of thinking,
is there any thought or article or works that explains something like the "alaya-vinnana" or the 7th or 8th consciusness ? usually we already know 6 consciusnesses.

Thanks.
by circuit
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Dare mighty things
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: Dare mighty things

Nasa's Perseverance rover landed on mars and some of us learned that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has "Dare mighty things" as a motto coming from a phrase of american president Theodore Roosevelt: Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, t...
by circuit
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is birth suffering?
Replies: 36
Views: 626

Re: Why is birth suffering?

So I am reading Knowing and seeing, and see Bhuddha's quote: Noble truth of suffering; birth is suffering, death is suffering, ageing is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering, being united with unloved and being separated with loved ones is suffering, not to get what one wants is suff...
by circuit
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Clinging to Views
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Clinging to Views

I am currently studying Buddhism in school and something that puzzled me about clinging was that to me, everything I do seems to be clinging - even practicing Buddhism. How would dedicating time to Buddhism not be clinging to something impermanent? imho. in order to able to release, i.e. not clingi...
by circuit
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kindness transcends Religion!- What is happening in Myanmar!
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Kindness transcends Religion!- What is happening in Myanmar!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-AkP9VvrFk The Bravery and Kindness of a Myanmar Nun-Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3plcc7bRLA What is happening in Myanmar? https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/criticized-myanmars-influential-monk-close-coup-leader-breaks-silence-killing...
by circuit
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question giving flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Question giving flowers

Namaste all what is the motivation of giving flowers to monks? What is the cause? Is it like sharing a beautiful landscape? Is it useful for monks or something? Thanks imho, people from old india time, custom, old tradition, give flower to someone , those acts have meaning of respect, like we respe...
by circuit
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana a product of Mara?
Replies: 51
Views: 1098

Re: Is Nibbana a product of Mara?

Nibbana is not a product. Nibbana is not produced. Mara is temptation, anusaya kilesa. Since we are not free from defilements, Everyday we follow what Mara tempted us, everyday we are slaves of Mara, which make us can not see Nibbana. Mara is like dust on eye, carbon on camera lens, defilements who ...
by circuit
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What will happen to an Arahant if nobody gives food, shelter, and clothes?
Replies: 29
Views: 560

Re: What will happen to an Arahant if nobody gives food, shelter, and clothes?

What will happen to an Arahant if nobody gives food, shelter, and clothes? Maybe this kind of situations but don't know if they are Arahants or no, situations to bhikkhus, already happened in China first time they preach Dhamma , then the monastics live by subsistence, they grow fields for their fo...
by circuit
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wirathu - abbot?
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Wirathu - abbot?

Thanks. How can we verify this? News articles from Reuters, Guardian etc often mentioned him as the abbot of Masoyein. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashin_Wirathu occupation : Buddhist monk... not "Abbot" As far as I know, it is not the very young age and revolutionary minded monk can easily beco...