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by MrLearner
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is it good karma to be born as a westerner?
Replies: 26
Views: 7356

Is it good karma to be born as a westerner?

Hello everyone, First of all. This is not nationalistic or racist post, but I'm actually curious. Ok so generally speaking Most of the western countries are better developed and have better standard of living, but most are not Buddhists. Most of the buddhist countries are poor. My question is, is it...
by MrLearner
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Will people who attained nibbana be reborn after big bang?
Replies: 7
Views: 4246

Re: Will people who attained nibbana be reborn after big bang?

Thanks for all the replies. I was worried that even after reaching nibbana you will be reborn after big bang. Glad it is not like that :)
by MrLearner
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Will people who attained nibbana be reborn after big bang?
Replies: 7
Views: 4246

Will people who attained nibbana be reborn after big bang?

Hello everyone, Just a random question that popped into my head. Will people who attained nibbana will be reborn after universe ends and restarts? I'm surer they will never be reborn while the current universe exist (which is a very very long time), but what happens when universe ends and restarts w...
by MrLearner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 36
Views: 32342

Re: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

There's a sutta exactly for this but i can not find it. A disciple asks why he isn't calm even he realized the desires are dangerous. The answer is that until he tastes the happiness of giving up, his mind will not calm. OTOH, the depression is rooted in desire, your desire makes you feel depressed...
by MrLearner
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 50753

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

Thanks for all the replies. They are all very nice. @Robinson: Nice sutta. Thanks @Doot: Thanks for the detailed response @rhino: It is not my birthday but, thanks for the wishes. Another thing I want to clarify is, many have pointed that god realms are also suffering, because there also happiness i...
by MrLearner
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 50753

Are gods bored and can they meditate?

Hey, I have a question about god realms, in buddhism that can be reached when you do good karma. 1. The god realms are full of hapiness, but my question is will gods eventually get bored of this continuous happiness even before there good karma finishes. Does this mean without letting go, too much h...
by MrLearner
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 36
Views: 32342

Re: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

Hey thanks for all the replies. I think before i reply to any i have to clarify the first noble truth 1. Life is suffering Does this mean there is absolutely no possible way to have a world without suffering. What if I was reborn into realms of devas, wouldn't their world be without suffering. Why w...
by MrLearner
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 36
Views: 32342

Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

Hello everyone, So I have been questioning buddhism for a while now and come to realise infact it is the truth. However my reaction is depression. I feel like this worldly things are useless but this makes me depressed and not energetic to find liberation . I hope you all understand my question. I m...
by MrLearner
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?
Replies: 19
Views: 25119

Re: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?

Hey thanks for all the wonderful replies. Will take time to grasp all that. I especially liked Sam Vara's comparison to sportsmen.
by MrLearner
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?
Replies: 19
Views: 25119

Re: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?

Hey thanks for all the wonderful replies. Will take time to grasp all that. I especially liked sam vara's comparison to sportsmen.
by MrLearner
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?
Replies: 19
Views: 25119

How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?

Hey everyone, First of all I'm not the jealous type at all, quite the opposite I'm very happy about other people's success but I have noticed it is easier to be happy about other people's success when you also have it. For example lets say someone brought a new car, it is easier to be happy about th...
by MrLearner
Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to forgive people when you are correct?
Replies: 17
Views: 1184

How to forgive people when you are correct?

Hello everyone, Hope everyone is safe in this tough time. I have a question about forgiveness, no big issues in my life but just asking to improve my day to day life. 1. I sometimes find it difficult to forgive people when we come to some conflict like verbal arguement and i'm correct. I have no pro...
by MrLearner
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No soul, consciousness confused?
Replies: 30
Views: 3415

Re: No soul, consciousness confused?

Thank you everyone for their replies :console: I found all of them helpful but I'm getting more questions as I try to understand this. Now my new question is, 1. Can there be rebirth but no karma? I mean when we die, obviously energy is released (atleast if nothing else from our decaying body), now ...
by MrLearner
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No soul, consciousness confused?
Replies: 30
Views: 3415

No soul, consciousness confused?

Hello everyone, I'm really sorry these are basic questions but i did a search on this forum about these all but still confused. So if there is no soul in buddhism what goes to the next life? If it is consciousness that goes to the next life, how can you say body doesn't make consciousness, so when b...