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by robertk
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 15234

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

I don't disagree. I’m not allowed to discuss the issues I have found, I am not allowed to post them. It is quite a lot for some to swallow. But what if everything you thought you knew was 180 degrees on end. If you can open your mind to this, and if a free uncensored conversation was allowed to occ...
by robertk
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 157
Views: 32746

Re: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic

And what on earth was Sariputta doing by being mindful throughout all those ambulance jhanas? Metta The rare types of arahat with all abhiññā have such skill in jhana that they can leave and enter very quickly - and so Sariputta was able to have insight into the factors of each jhana immediately af...
by robertk
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 67
Views: 9337

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

Mr. Man: Robert, rape is an "event" that covers a period of time and no doubt during that period there would be the arising of multiple feelings/thoughts/cittas all conditioned by multiple previous events + external factors (Sivika Sutta) I don't believe that the idea that an "event" is necessarily...
by robertk
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 15234

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

thepea: As I understand buddhas teachings, when the bodily senses shut down and when the mind sense door shuts down this the glimpse of nibanna or ultimate reality is experienced. This is the frution of the final insight knowledges of the first path. I don't think so, as the process of attaining ni...
by robertk
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 15234

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

thepea: As I understand buddhas teachings, when the bodily senses shut down and when the mind sense door shuts down this the glimpse of nibanna or ultimate reality is experienced. This is the frution of the final insight knowledges of the first path. I don't think so, as the process of attaining ni...
by robertk
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 15234

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

Right so intention, volition is the defining factor. The mind is of importance not so much the body. The sotapanna can kill, steal, lie, sexual misconduct, and consume alcohol in body. The sotapanna knows the mind they carry and that is of all importance. When you say the ' sotapanna can kill, stea...
by robertk
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kassapa Buddha's sīla
Replies: 19
Views: 2214

Re: Kassapa Buddha's sīla

Not part of the current five precepts of Gotama, but there are plenty of suttas about wrong view leading to hell. I guess Buddha Kassapa felt it belonged in a more prominent position. Although virtue - in the basic sense of the five precepts - is usually refraining from the coarse action, so it see...
by robertk
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Revenge
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Re: Revenge

Greetings. Revenge is intentional mental, verbal, and bodily action. As such, it is vipaka. Possibly over more lifetimes. How is revenge accounted for in the Canon and the Commentaries? Thanks. I think revenge - as emotion and intention- would not be classified as vipaka . It is the jati of akusala...
by robertk
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 142
Views: 116090

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

DooDoot wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:08 am hi Robert. Its bedtime for me therefore i will not be zooming in. Regards and thank you
Thanks for letting me know! I was out shopping, so the later time. Sundara and also roxanne said it is too late for them too.
I will schedule earlier next time.
by robertk
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 15234

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

A sotapanna can still build a house but he wouldn't deliberately kill insects while doing so. Even an arhat may kill without intention , eg the Venerable Cakkhupala who was blind and used to walk up and down treading on caterpillars killing dozens of them. The other monks asked the Buddha about thi...
by robertk
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 67
Views: 9337

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

Salutations fellow Dhamma-farers, What would your answer to the question 'Are rape victims people who are experiencing Karma vipaka? be' What discourses from the pāḷi canon are you aware of that this topic could potentially involve? There is this - Some feelings, Sīvaka, arise here originating from...
by robertk
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 142
Views: 116090

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

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by robertk
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 67
Views: 9337

Re: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

I am not aware of any stories about rape related to past lives but there are great examples in the Commentaries of results of past deeds: https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/English-Texts/Buddhist-Legends/ Dhammapada commentary In ix. 11 a crow is burned to a crisp in mid-air because in a previou...
by robertk
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 15234

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

A sotapanna can still build a house but he wouldn't deliberately kill insects while doing so. Even an arhat may kill without intention , eg the Venerable Cakkhupala who was blind and used to walk up and down treading on caterpillars killing dozens of them. The other monks asked the Buddha about this...