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by perkele
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: foregoing honest from good will or humility
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

Re: foregoing honest from good will or humility

IMO, foregoing honesty (i.e. lying) does not come from goodwill or humility, but rather from fear. how far can you go against right speech in order to say words that are imbued with good will, compassion, altruistic joy, and perhaps equanimity or to downplay praise by saying 'oh that is not really t...
by perkele
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I believe in Science
Replies: 112
Views: 16858

Re: I believe in Science

Very often I hear British people say “I’m not religious. I believe in Science”, which makes me cringe every time I hear it. Why do people believe in a method? Does it even make sense to say that? Why do people think that abstract theories and facts that only ever help with problem solving can grant...
by perkele
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: where is kamma stored and what kind of storage
Replies: 39
Views: 3267

Re: where is kamma stored and what kind of storage

skandha wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:45 pm
cappuccino wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:40 pm
DooDoot wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:38 pm the results of kamma appear stored in the body
wrong view


(neglecting the afterlife)
Why? Kamma is the fuel for the five aggregates and the five aggregates is within the body.
The body is just one of five aggregates.
by perkele
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: To end suffering one must experience all accumulated kamma ?
Replies: 18
Views: 9067

Re: To end suffering one must experience all accumulated kamma ?

Very well then, what is your preferred answer to OP Title question? To end suffering one must experience all accumulated kamma ? Yes? or No? What does the sutta say? Yes or no? “ Bhikkhus, I do not say that there is a termination of volitional kamma that has been done and accumulated so long as one...
by perkele
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: To end suffering one must experience all accumulated kamma ?
Replies: 18
Views: 9067

Re: To end suffering one must experience all accumulated kamma ?

No. There exists like: Ahosi-kamma: 'ineffective kamma' https://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php/Ahosi-kamma :heart: That concept seems to contradict the sutta quoted in the OP. Here a link to a sutta translation with the same statement: AN 10.208: Brahmavihara Sutta It is an exhortation to develop the...
by perkele
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: To end suffering one must experience all accumulated kamma ?
Replies: 18
Views: 9067

Re: To end suffering one must experience all accumulated kamma ?

Here is an earlier discussion about this topic: https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=37758&p=572020#p572020 According to the Lonaphala sutta, the results to be experienced can vary greatly in their magnitude. For someone who has developed an "immeasurable" state of mind (i.e. brahmavihar...
by perkele
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Space depends on what?
Replies: 66
Views: 15723

Re: Space depends on what?

I thought Einstein's relativity debunked the unconditionality of space since it can be distorted by celestial bodies, but it doesn't really imply space is conditioned, but only that it can... be deformed. :) I think it does. Without mass neither space nor time have any meaning. It is not just "dist...
by perkele
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha talk about the pleasure of sex?
Replies: 25
Views: 2472

Re: Did Buddha talk about the pleasure of sex?

Uh oh Unless something happens to boost Japan's birth rate, its population will shrink by a third between now and 2060. One reason for the lack of babies is the emergence of a new breed of Japanese men, the otaku, who love manga, anime and computers - and sometimes show little interest in sex. http...
by perkele
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha talk about the pleasure of sex?
Replies: 25
Views: 2472

Re: Did Buddha talk about the pleasure of sex?

Mahabrahma wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:05 am Celibacy isn't ideal, but it is the neccesity when you're saving the world for eons of kalpas.
What are you talking about, confused Brahma?
Who is saving the world for "eons of eons"? And how, by what means, to what end?
by perkele
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 45
Views: 38369

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: 3213

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: 3213

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: 5534

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: 7598

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: 703
Views: 151277

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...