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by zerotime
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth
Replies: 37
Views: 2425

Re: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth

Inedible wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:03 pm Time to see for myself. The Four Noble Truths felt like coming home for the first time in my life and I knew it then. I'm a Buddhist.
very nice words. Dhamma is a like true home, no more absolute alone :namaste:
by zerotime
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Alexander Wynne: Sariputta or Kaccāna? A preliminary study of two early Buddhist philosophies of mind and meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Alexander Wynne: Sariputta or Kaccāna? A preliminary study of two early Buddhist philosophies of mind and meditation

Basically this is what Buddha said to Bahia, which is repeated in many suttas, 'Bare Cognition' or 'Vinnana Matta' as taught to Bahia and Malunkyaputta, not "bare awareness" as discussed in the Burmese Vipassana tradition, not a teaching of the Buddha. The truth is as simple as MN 18 and Bahia sutt...
by zerotime
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth
Replies: 37
Views: 2425

Re: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth

The first noble truth says that there is dukkha, but what the truths also imply is that we really need to get rid of dukkha. Without rebirth, death does that job for us at some point. So it seems to me, that without rebirth, there is no compelling reason to practice Buddhism. death existed before y...
by zerotime
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 44
Views: 1467

Re: death of forum member dylanj

I remember well because some messages with him. He was intelligent and loves Dhamma
May he find nibbana :candle:
by zerotime
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 89193

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Yes, the issue is whether monks should involve themselves in these matters, not the merits of particular causes. From all that I've seen, monks who involve themselves in social justice, believe their causes to be just and noble, believe the facts to be on their side and the merit of this belief is ...
by zerotime
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What if we have violated a precept?
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: What if we have violated a precept?

Angulimala killed 999 people, yet still became an Arahant. in the Angulimala case we see how important is setting a break point in the heart so the action will not be repeated in any future. Like a line going down which at some point can start to go up. Nobody knows kamma fruits, although by keepin...
by zerotime
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter
Replies: 73
Views: 13519

Re: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter

But the Buddha described the cosmos. If you don't believe his descriptions, I must say it's some lack of faith, isn't it? :console: in these depictions there are mixed some physical realities we can share (sun, moon, humans...) with others under a supranormal view. It can be complicated to concilli...
by zerotime
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter
Replies: 73
Views: 13519

Re: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter

I also don't know how the person who wrote it concluded it was Pleiades, but ok... :rofl: perhaps some Pleiadean administrator?. Wikipedia is always hungry for new donations :lol: btw, this is related and maybe interesting to yours: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/did-the-buddha-know-the-earth...
by zerotime
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter
Replies: 73
Views: 13519

Re: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter

rhinoceroshorn wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:45 pm
She went back to Uttarakuru, a place in the cosmos which may be identifiable with Pleiades since its inhabitants are like humans that live for 800 to 1000 years and have a physical body unlike a spiritual body of deva gods.
Pleiades? What's the source?
by zerotime
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter
Replies: 73
Views: 13519

Re: Uttarakuru = gas planet resembling Saturn/Jupiter

Thinking that Sumeru exists out there somewhere is like expecting Olympus to be a real place, and expecting the dhyāna heavens to be stacked neatly one atop the other is like expecting the earth to float on water suspended in air standing in space. Of course, ancient people believed Zeus lived on O...
by zerotime
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 12189

Re: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

.... The key word is , Not yet able to make bodily contact which means have not attained nibbana . it was the case of one disciple following a cultivation of jhanas which will end in touching with the body. However, it depends of the path. There is also the path of discernment in where the arhant d...
by zerotime
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Piṭaka in english
Replies: 4
Views: 6993

Re: Abhidhamma Piṭaka in english

The seven books:

http://patthana.net/?page_id=36


texts, charts, etc:
http://abhidhamma.com/
by zerotime
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka
Replies: 24
Views: 15205

Re: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka

Fwiw Mahasi Sayadaw wrote this in his Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta; Insight meditation and absorption have some characteristics in common. When the practice of mindfulness is well established at the exploratory stage, i.e. knowledge by comprehension (sammasanañāna), there are initial application...
by zerotime
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka
Replies: 24
Views: 15205

Re: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka

Ceisiwr wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:53 am My reading is that a dry-insight worker can’t attain it at all. Still, my main reason for posting this was simply because it discusses the existence of such a path.
sorry, perhaps I did not understand. Yes, it says they cannot attain nirodha-samāpatti.
by zerotime
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 42116

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

As was mentioned by TRobinson465 on the 7th page of this topic - Cakkavatti-sihanada Sutta talks about how crime is caused by poverty, and how the government should reduce crime by tackling poverty. Something sociology discovered in contemporary times. What is even more fascinating is that it menti...