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by santa100
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Indriya Samyutta - looks questionable
Replies: 8
Views: 2811

Re: Indriya Samyutta - looks questionable

My understanding is rarely, if ever, questionable. The suttas say it is "rare" to find an individual that understands the Buddha's teaching. You're right, the suttas say it is rare. And you'd be the last person here on DW to understand His teaching. By the way, I already knew you'd say the above. Y...
by santa100
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Indriya Samyutta - looks questionable
Replies: 8
Views: 2811

Re: Indriya Samyutta - looks questionable

DooDoot wrote:Indriya Samyutta - looks questionable
No, not the Indriya Samyutta. It's your understanding of it that is questionable.
by santa100
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bioweapons
Replies: 14
Views: 3030

Re: Bioweapons

DooDoot wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:49 am Sounds irrelevant:
It is... until the enemies come and burn down your house, rape your wife, and kill your children, because there's no army there to fight them off.
by santa100
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?
Replies: 67
Views: 4974

Re: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?

DooDoot wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:08 am Not at all. Personally, I would dismiss the testimony of anyone unable to follow the five precepts.
Thanks for continuously demonstrating the Dunning Kruger syndrome again and again, Mr. Double-D
by santa100
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?
Replies: 67
Views: 4974

Re: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?

Bottom line is the Pali suttas appear to not say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training". It appears your posts, regardless of how well-intentioned, represented wrong view (miccha ditthi). :smile: Botom line is you have proved to be the most vivid living proof against what you preach, M...
by santa100
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?
Replies: 67
Views: 4974

Re: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?

As another poster had already accused you of hypocrisy in this thread, I thought it might help you to reflect on the way that you address people. When I do this, you normally respond well. Don't hold your breath SamV. It's gonna take a few millions years for Mr. Double-D to reflect on the way he's ...
by santa100
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How The Dunning Kruger Effect Buddhist?
Replies: 19
Views: 5674

Re: How The Dunning Kruger Effect Buddhist?

How The Dunning Kruger Effect Buddhist? There's a severe case right here. The dude suffers this syndrome twice over, a Double-Dunning-Kruger so to speak. We should call him Mr. Double-D. Oh wait, matter of fact, his alias already has double D's in it, quite amazingly! Who says Kamma doesn't have it...
by santa100
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is it good karma to be born as a westerner?
Replies: 26
Views: 7595

Re: Is it good karma to be born as a westerner?

MN 136 appears unrelated to this question. As for MN 135, it is merely one sutta from thousands spoken to a Brahmin student and appears unrelated to land of birth. Your viewpoint appears to say there are not rich people in Asia. Also, since the West acquired much of its recent wealthy from colonial...
by santa100
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?
Replies: 67
Views: 4974

Re: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?

"It is NOT possible to start cultivating the Five Precepts, one at a time." It is possible to cling to one precept, which would be an example of "virtue signaling" or "sīlabbata-parāmāsa", but this appears not related to the gradual training of the Buddha nor will generate any tangible benefits. :h...
by santa100
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?
Replies: 67
Views: 4974

Re: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?

.... Gradual training includes sense-control, sometimes conventionally called "self-control". The topic is: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"? :hello: Since you constantly dodge my question, I'll repeat: Can you confirm that you did NOT advocate this stateme...
by santa100
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?
Replies: 67
Views: 4974

Re: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?

"It is NOT possible to start cultivating the Five Precepts, one at a time." Irrelevant. The purpose of morality is the stabilize the mind. Cultivating one precept won't achieve the purpose of morality. :focus: Absolutely relevant. Since you constantly dodge my question, I'll repeat: Can you confirm...
by santa100
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?
Replies: 67
Views: 4974

Re: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?

Stop dodging my direct question. I'm still waiting. The questions are neither direct nor on-topic. Possibly this forum suits your personal ideology; where killing is OK but the other precepts are maintained. :focus: Since you constantly dodge my question, I'll repeat: Can you confirm that you did N...
by santa100
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?
Replies: 67
Views: 4974

Re: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?

You still don't get it, do you? The topic is: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"? :focus: You seem to say that it is NOT possible to start cultivating the Five Precepts, one at a time. The Pali suttas appear to not support the personal idea/doctrine above. :f...
by santa100
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?
Replies: 67
Views: 4974

Re: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?

.... :focus: Four things beset the heedless man Who is fond of committing adultery : [First] bad sleep, [second] demerit, Third ill-repute, and fourth sensual indulgence. There being demerit, he will have bad rebirth . The fearful [man] and fearful [woman] enjoy but little. The king imposes heavy p...
by santa100
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?
Replies: 67
Views: 4974

Re: Do the Pali suttas say observing the five precepts is a "gradual training"?

No need to resort to the suttas just yet, your speech and behavior here on DW is the most vivid proof against yourself. According to sutta, the gradual training starts as follows: 1. Morality 2. Sense-control :meditate: :redherring: but anyway, seems like you've had it in reverse, at least in your ...