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by Sam Vara
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Infected by virus due to kamma ?
Replies: 44
Views: 724

Re: Infected by virus due to kamma ?

Vaccinated or not vaccinated at the time of infection is due to kamma? The natural immunity status of a person is due to kamma? :shrug: It depends on how one sees the scope of vipāka , but I can't see any reason why these things (vaccination and immunity) should not be kammically conditioned or cre...
by Sam Vara
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wasnt Buddha a human ?
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Wasnt Buddha a human ?

There could be some mild word-play in this exchange. The future tense in Pali can express surprise, wonder, and perplexity, as in 'What is this?!" This seems to be the sense in which the question is asked. A bit like the English (and Irish!) construction "Might you be Mr.Smith?" or "Will you be need...
by Sam Vara
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta reference Buddha didnt answer dhamma question
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Sutta reference Buddha didnt answer dhamma question

So i guess in no way that the Buddha do not want to share the dhamma because of selfishness or thinking because He went through so much hardship therefore anyone else also must go through severe adversity like Him if wanted to learn dhamma . No, I think he had eliminated all taint of selfishness, a...
by Sam Vara
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta reference Buddha didnt answer dhamma question
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Sutta reference Buddha didnt answer dhamma question

Do you mean as in SN 44.10, when Vacchagotta's question is unanswered? Well , the reference i meant was about how Buddha didnt want to answer because he dont want to share the dhamma . :thanks: There were occasions when he didn't answer questions because they were not asked at the correct time: "Te...
by Sam Vara
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta reference Buddha didnt answer dhamma question
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Sutta reference Buddha didnt answer dhamma question

asahi wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:29 am Pls provide sutta reference .


:thanks:

:anjali:
Do you mean as in SN 44.10, when Vacchagotta's question is unanswered?
by Sam Vara
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma expert versus body witness
Replies: 47
Views: 757

Re: Dhamma expert versus body witness

… Does Ajahn Sumedho teach the eternal citta? Big question! I think there are tendencies towards the "eternal citta" or similar terms throughout the lineages established by Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Mun. Ajahn Sumedho seems to have come closest to expressing that tendency openly so that there are a few ...
by Sam Vara
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma expert versus body witness
Replies: 47
Views: 757

Re: Dhamma expert versus body witness

One that is well versed in the Nikaya nowadays can still be considered as a dhamma expert? Is there still body witness nowadays? Which type is more superior? In the end, all that matters is that one is heading in the right direction. The sign posts that we know as the right direction are outlined i...
by Sam Vara
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma expert versus body witness
Replies: 47
Views: 757

Re: Dhamma expert versus body witness

One that is well versed in the Nikaya nowadays can still be considered as a dhamma expert? Is there still body witness nowadays? Which type is more superior? A little more clarification over the terms being used might help here. "Body witness" has been discussed here on DW a couple of times before,...
by Sam Vara
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma expert versus body witness
Replies: 47
Views: 757

Re: Dhamma expert versus body witness

I think the problem nowdays is there are body witnesses who have not applied their clarity sufficiently to the Nikayas, such as bhikkhus in the Ajahn Chah tradition, who followed Ajahn Chah's advice of giving rambling Dhamma talks based on their own experiences rather than devoted their clarity to ...
by Sam Vara
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Ceto-Vimutti
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: Ceto-Vimutti

Watana wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:04 pm I'm no expert on Paali, but since it's "ceto" and not "citta" I'd assume that's it's an adjective, not a noun.
Nor am I, but I believe that ceto is the form citta takes in compounds, as we see in cetosamphassa, cetopadosa, etc.
by Sam Vara
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Ceto-Vimutti
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: Ceto-Vimutti

Why is that term often translated in convoluted ways ? Isn't it just "mental liberation" or "will-liberation" ? Hello. I may be useful if a benevolent Pali guru could explain what type of compound Ceto-Vimutti is, namely: 1. Is 'ceto' an adjective, therefore the translation is 'mental liberation'? ...
by Sam Vara
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Ceto-Vimutti
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: Ceto-Vimutti

"Deliverance of the heart" is a common one. Maybe that's one example. For what reasons do u regard the above as "convoluted"? Thanks Just because it uses less common words. "Deliverance" makes me think of duelling banjos or Amazon packages. I don't personally have a problem with it, I just thought ...
by Sam Vara
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Ceto-Vimutti
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: Ceto-Vimutti

DooDoot wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:18 am How is it often translated in convoluted ways ?
"Deliverance of the heart" is a common one. Maybe that's one example.
by Sam Vara
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the ordering of anicca, dukkha, anatta wrong?
Replies: 27
Views: 404

Re: Is the ordering of anicca, dukkha, anatta wrong?

No. Why should the impermanent be suffering? The Buddha seemed to think it was: But if it’s impermanent, is it suffering or happiness?” “Yaṁ panāniccaṁ dukkhaṁ vā taṁ sukhaṁ vā”ti? “Suffering, sir.” “Dukkhaṁ, bhante”. Are you asking whether it is so, or why it is so? Post has been edited while you ...
by Sam Vara
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the ordering of anicca, dukkha, anatta wrong?
Replies: 27
Views: 404

Re: Is the ordering of anicca, dukkha, anatta wrong?

Shouldn't it be whatever is self is Impermanent, and that is suffering? No. Why should the impermanent be suffering? The Buddha seemed to think it was: But if it’s impermanent, is it suffering or happiness?” “Yaṁ panāniccaṁ dukkhaṁ vā taṁ sukhaṁ vā”ti? “Suffering, sir.” “Dukkhaṁ, bhante”. Are you a...