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by perkele
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 44
Views: 1376

Re: death of forum member dylanj

This is very sad to hear.
May he have a fortunate rebirth.

:candle:
by perkele
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wanting as an ability
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: Wanting as an ability

binocular wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:08 pm
perkele wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:40 pm What's the price for your knowledge? Is it negotiable?
I'm interested, but am not sure I can afford it.
Read up on "productivity porn". Seriously.
Okay, thanks. I looked that up. I think I'm too lazy to get into such kind of stuff. But I guess that was not an implied suggestion.
by perkele
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wanting as an ability
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: Wanting as an ability

That Sutta reference suggests that right wanting is a good idea, but it isn't clear to me where it says how to do it. Especially after years of not feeling capable. I can relate. That's where both pop psychology, official psychology, and much of Buddhism let you down. What I did is I did a keyword ...
by perkele
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is the meaning of Ṭhānissaro ?
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: What is the meaning of Ṭhānissaro ?

What is the meaning of Ṭhānissaro? I probably once heard Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu himself saying born on a wednesday or something like that, which I cannot recall at the moment. Thanks in advance I think monks in certain lineages are named according to which day their ordination or birth is on, but I don...
by perkele
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I find Bible to be the only true book among religions/spiritual teachings, etc
Replies: 21
Views: 3722

Re: I find Bible to be the only true book among religions/spiritual teachings, etc

Inedible wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:42 am Very impressive, Ervin. You are on a Buddhist forum. If you really want people to hurt you, you should try a Muslim board. All we are going to do is call you names, laugh at you, and use some mild insults.
Speak for yourself.
by perkele
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 86005

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Mr Man, I am sorry that I just went along with that assertion without checking it. Now that I google it, I see a statement of solidarity: https://www.faithintowerhamlets.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/here.pdf I think the statement is self-explanatory and I don't see anything that contradicts the D...
by perkele
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 36
Views: 12054

Re: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

So I have been questioning buddhism for a while now and come to realise infact it is the truth. So you have been "questioning buddhism for a while now and come to realise infact it is the truth"? That's peculiar ... To question Buddhism for a while and based on that come to realize that it's the tr...
by perkele
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 2055

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

... Upon some further investigation of the word buddhaseṭṭha , based on the case it often found (genitive), it looks to be insufficient as evidence that "best" would apply exclusively to Gotama himself. It looks to be saying that all Buddhas possess that which is the best. So back to the drawing bo...
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 2055

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

SDC wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:28 pm
perkele wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:03 pm Thank you. That's very interesting.
Found a few sources for my other claim from a later text of the KN. Please give me a bit more time and hopefully it is something substantial enough.
Thanks, and please take your time. I am not in urgent need for this information, just mildly curious.
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 2055

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

The very first chapter of the Vinaya shows that all were not the same. Clear as day. Please go read it. As far as his being the best, give me some time to locate an appropriate source. Thanks. The first chapter of the Mahavagga? I skimmed through it and didn't find a comparison of Buddhas there. Th...
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 2055

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

SDC wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:25 pm The very first chapter of the Vinaya shows that all were not the same. Clear as day. Please go read it. As far as his being the best, give me some time to locate an appropriate source.
Thanks.
The first chapter of the Mahavagga? I skimmed through it and didn't find a comparison of Buddhas there.
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 16714

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

rhinoceroshorn wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:18 pm
perkele wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:15 pm
You mean 1st Jhana Brahmas cannot be reborn lower than that?
No, I meant, if they (1st jhāna devas) meditate to attain higher jhānas, they will go directly to the second jhāna since they already live in the first jhāna.
Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying. That makes sense.
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 2055

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

I see that you're joking, of course, but I think that's just a bit too silly and nonsensical. [Point reduction for SDC] Yes. But can you answer my question? What are the sources on which you base your statement that Gotama Buddha's dispensation is better, more detailed and comprehensive than other ...
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 16714

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

I think I read in Abhidhamma something like if you are a first jhāna deva, for example, you can only go from the second jhāna on since you are always living with the perception of the first jhāna (singularity of perception). "There are beings with diversity of body and singularity of perception, su...
by perkele
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 2055

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

Thanks, Robert. Indeed, much is conjecture, but it seems Buddha Gotama's abilities have a level of detail that the previous Buddha's dispensations did not. What would be mighty interesting to see is the way the next Buddha speaks about Gotama...."So hey listen, Gotama was like best, full on "G", so...