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by Sam Vara
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Ideal Wife
Replies: 25
Views: 417

Re: Ideal Wife

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:12 pm So what should I look out for as an ideal husband, if I ever decided to have one?
Someone who shuns the synthetic a priori like the plague.
by Sam Vara
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How possible is it to train like this ?
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: How possible is it to train like this ?

If one can easily get angry when challenge by someone in this forum without having real contact whatmore in real life situation . To act without aversion for trained peoples whether in response to stop someone abusing our love one or even defending ourself if attack by someone and still can maintai...
by Sam Vara
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do we have unique fingerprints?
Replies: 13
Views: 186

Re: Why do we have unique fingerprints?

SarathW wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:42 am Why do we have unique fingerprints?
Is this evidence to support Kamma Vipaka?
Only if it leads to you being caught for a crime! :tongue:

I suppose one reading on SN 35.145, the Kammasutta, is that the body we have in the present moment is the way it is because of old kamma.
by Sam Vara
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How possible is it to train like this ?
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: How possible is it to train like this ?

How to train like this ? Is it at all possible other than arahants ? If someone give you a blow with a weapon (says a knife or a gun) , would you able to take it ? It is thus that you must train yourself, Phagguna. Wherefore, Phagguna, even if anyone face to face with you should give a blow with th...
by Sam Vara
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Memories

Thank you very much. :anjali: From all answer I understand that thoughts should be guarded well. Now correct me please if I understand incorrectly: After reading some text for example, mind will create some thoughts and imagines (good or bad). If I will then think about them, try to remember and to...
by Sam Vara
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The breath as a distraction
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: The breath as a distraction

Hello everyone, I recently considered the possibility that counting/following and otherwise focussing on the breath might be getting in the way of my sessions developing as they have been in a state of attrition for some time. This conclusion seems to have been correct - instead of seeing the breat...
by Sam Vara
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Microdosing on cannabis
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Microdosing on cannabis

If you are taking it to relieve pain and not to get high then I don't see a problem with it. To thine own self be true. As always in the Buddha's teachings intention is key. :anjali: :goodpost: The individual's intention is, I think, key here. But it is often difficult for people who desire pleasur...
by Sam Vara
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern reading based on historicist philology is Hardly Universal
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: Modern reading based on historicist philology is Hardly Universal

And if they are, which is most likely to deliver truth? You know the answer. See below. Maria Heim on love and compassion in the Visuddhimagga An interview with American Pali scholar and Buddhaghosa specialist Maria Heim. It's actually from five years ago but I've learned of it only today. Maria He...
by Sam Vara
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern reading based on historicist philology is Hardly Universal
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: Modern reading based on historicist philology is Hardly Universal

Eko Care wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:34 pm
Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:54 pm How are they different?
The Blessed One only approved the technique of judging authenticity, by comparing a given text with Dhamma.
And the text in which he said that - is it authentic, and how do we know?
by Sam Vara
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern reading based on historicist philology is Hardly Universal
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: Modern reading based on historicist philology is Hardly Universal

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:54 pm How are they different?
And if they are, which is most likely to deliver truth?
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 797

Re: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!

I have encountered many warnings circulating as below about this PureDhamma website, Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero, Dharmayai Obai, Walasmulle abhaya Thero ..etc by many Sri Lankans. I have no time to read about it and investigate everything, but it seems like a serious matter. You can check t...
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi: Reading the Buddha's Discourses in Pali: A Practical Guide to the Language of the Ancient Buddhist Canon
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi: Reading the Buddha's Discourses in Pali: A Practical Guide to the Language of the Ancient Buddhist Ca

I recently bought this on kindle. This is the first Pali book that I actually enjoy working through. The layout - with short extracts of suttas interspersed with direct corresponding word translations, and followed up with the way Bodhi translates the same passage is exactly what the grammatically ...
by Sam Vara
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did this god really send the Buddha to Earth?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Did this god really send the Buddha to Earth?

sphairos wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:56 pm I'm wondering if this is also a deep Buddhist teaching... This person or god sent the Buddha and Mohammed to Earth...
The Buddha said that he held nothing back - no closed fist - in his teaching. So, according to Buddhism, no. It's a teaching about Buddhism, but it's not a Buddhist teaching.
by Sam Vara
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thoughts, intentions and wishes during meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Thoughts, intentions and wishes during meditation

Hello everyone, I would like to ask you for help. I'm trying to share goodness through mettā meditation and also to develop mettā in myself. Some time ago I realized a big problem in myself... fear from doing bad and wrong things... I know, it looks like nothing bad but... There are sometimes thoug...
by Sam Vara
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ants 🐜 (Consciousness & Self-awareness)
Replies: 29
Views: 528

Re: Ants 🐜 (Consciousness & Self-awareness)

Question: Are ants clever? Answer: I would say that, collectively, they can solve problems quite well. However, they are probably not as conscious and self-aware as humans. (You never know, though.) from: 7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants: How to Repel Ants Humanely Without Killing Them :heart: If ...