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by 2600htz
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we need a friend in life?
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Do we need a friend in life?

Hi: Its not healthy to have no friends. If you are around a father you develop certain things, if you are around a mother you develop other things. Same with friends, you will share a different side of your personality, that needs to be polished. Of course this doesnt mean you should peak the first...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: After a year of meditating....
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: After a year of meditating....

Hi: Just dont do the same thing expecting different result. Most common mistake is meditating everyday but always doing only 20-40 minute sessions. Try longer periods, 2, 3 hrs, if your body cant take it just stretch every half hour for a couple of minutes and restart the practice. If that doesnt le...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we need a friend in life?
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Do we need a friend in life?

Hi: Its not healthy to have no friends. If you are around a father you develop certain things, if you are around a mother you develop other things. Same with friends, you will share a different side of your personality, that needs to be polished. Of course this doesnt mean you should peak the first ...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: cessation of consciousness
Replies: 32
Views: 1937

Re: cessation of consciousness

Hi: Yeah, in Buddhist there are a couple of different context for "cessation of consciousness". 1)in dependent origination one interpretation is that without ignorance there is the "cessation of defiled consciousness". 2) This means that someone without ignorance, like the Buddha, still obviously ha...
by 2600htz
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Clarification of not-self and 'the doer'
Replies: 64
Views: 3081

Re: Clarification of not-self and 'the doer'

Hi: Actually yes, "i am" is the owner of actions. "I am" is a mind with craving. When there is craving, there is owning. When there is owning there is suffering. Craving is the function of the mind thats making the impersonal personal. But does the "I am" which is the owner of actions, have the sam...
by 2600htz
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Clarification of not-self and 'the doer'
Replies: 64
Views: 3081

Re: Clarification of not-self and 'the doer'

Hi: Actually yes, "i am" is the owner of actions. "I am" is a mind with craving. When there is craving, there is owning. When there is owning there is suffering. Craving is the function of the mind thats making the impersonal personal. Still, every action has consequences. If a car goes 200 miles pe...
by 2600htz
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1304
Views: 358487

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi Lal:

From this interpretation, the statement found in suttas "a sotappana will be reborn at most only seven times before attaining nibbana",
do you take it as 7 jati or 7 bhavas?

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Layman monastic life
Replies: 14
Views: 2864

Re: Layman monastic life

Hi: Like the Buddha said, "it is not easy as a lay person to live the holy life, like a polished shell". Personally i think its painful, unless you have very good conditions. Because ok, you probably can stop listening to music, but your neighbor speakers are super loud. You stop having sex, and a g...
by 2600htz
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Impossible to get rid of ill will without renouncing
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: Impossible to get rid of ill will without renouncing

Hi:

An Anagami still can be functional in the lay life.
They can still work, pay rent, buy stuff, etc. Even being married, but without sex.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist view on trance.
Replies: 8
Views: 2075

Re: Buddhist view on trance.

Hi:

In the suttas there are some accounts of certain gods or spirits taking possesion of someone´s body (ex: Mara "the evil one").
There are also accounts of people making "spiritual scams", which constitutes probably 99.99% of this mediums.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Giving too much?
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Giving too much?

Hi:

Well when it comes to purchasing expensive gifts you just have to give at the proper time and be sure it would not offend the other, while also not being of bad taste.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How often is a Samma Sambuddha born?
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: How often is a Samma Sambuddha born?

Hi: No that is incorrect. The life span of humans at the time of Kassapa Buddha was 20.000 years, so he lived before this "generation of humans". There are some estimates, but probably billions of years ago. The Buddha in that sutta smiles because at the same spot Kassapa used to live, by that he m...
by 2600htz
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How often is a Samma Sambuddha born?
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: How often is a Samma Sambuddha born?

Hi: No that is incorrect. The life span of humans at the time of Kassapa Buddha was 20.000 years, so he lived before this "generation of humans". There are some estimates, but probably billions of years ago. The Buddha in that sutta smiles because at the same spot Kassapa used to live, by that he me...
by 2600htz
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 7550

Re: Our Last Moments

Hi: Last moments before death are very important, as it can decide where a person will take rebirth. Of course its not the only moment of our lives, so a person living a good life that ends up dying suddenly, with pain, or afflictions still would probably be reborn in a good place. The idea is to di...
by 2600htz
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wanting as an ability
Replies: 16
Views: 3240

Re: Wanting as an ability

Hi: Psychology and self improvement advices are almost always reasonable, and when we think they don´t agree with Buddhism, is most of the times just a misunderstanding of the teachings. Im trying to imagine your case, something like: "i want to be a pianist, but my father and friends told me i suck...