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by cappuccino
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha has very high IQ
Replies: 18
Views: 1390

Re: The Buddha has very high IQ

Mahabrahma wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:01 am Buddha's IQ is absolute and infinite. Such is the way of Enlightenment.
misleading, fanciful idea

:coffee:
by cappuccino
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Faith and Reliability
Replies: 43
Views: 4080

Re: Faith and Reliability

just think… a trillion more difficult births


just to have another day like today


when everything is possible
by cappuccino
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Faith and Reliability
Replies: 43
Views: 4080

Re: Faith and Reliability

binocular wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:39 pm I refuse to take a leap to faith.
failure is easy


the easy way is the hard way


the harder way is the easier way
by cappuccino
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Four Noble Truths
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

Re: Four Noble Truths

floatsy1 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:57 am This one sutta contains all that is necessary
No…
by cappuccino
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1063
Views: 143121

Re: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment

cappuccino wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:42 pm
Mahabrahma wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:41 pm Then inedible may be a Jewel in the rough
fanciful idea
then again maybe
by cappuccino
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?
Replies: 46
Views: 1539

Re: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?

"The slightest of all the results coming from drinking fermented & distilled liquors is that, when one becomes a human being, it leads to mental derangement."

Vipaka Sutta
by cappuccino
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1063
Views: 143121

Re: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment

Mahabrahma wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:41 pm Then inedible may be a Jewel in the rough
fanciful idea
by cappuccino
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1063
Views: 143121

Re: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment

Mahabrahma wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:47 pm I was implying towards Inedible that He may understand Enlightenment quite well.
very few understand quite well


this teaching is more nuanced than no-self
by cappuccino
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..
Replies: 12
Views: 3031

Re: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..

equilibrium wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:43 am Would the word “awareness” appeal to you?
the Blessed One would not say, 'A monk with no more effluents, on the break-up of the body, is annihilated,
perishes, & does not exist after death.'

Yamaka Sutta
by cappuccino
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gay and Buddhism
Replies: 40
Views: 31338

Re: Gay and Buddhism

lust is a force


you can direct it at anything


anything or nothing


merely try to have restraint
by cappuccino
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..
Replies: 12
Views: 3031

Re: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..

justindesilva wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:39 am May I suggest that consciousness can be replaced with citta
I don't know,


I know the goal is everlasting
by cappuccino
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..
Replies: 12
Views: 3031

Re: what is the sutta that says the ending of conciousness..

consciousness isn't the word Buddha used


we must be careful


something may be lost in translation
by cappuccino
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: Help!

Mahabrahma wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:10 pm there is no one more powerful than a Buddha.
can't pray to Buddha……


as I said, he is gone
by cappuccino
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suicide is not Buddhist
Replies: 40
Views: 3512

Re: Suicide is not Buddhist

SarathW wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:29 am
DooDoot wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:26 am
SarathW wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:28 am still experience the pain in the next birth.
evidence? :shrug:
Faith. :D
:goodpost:
by cappuccino
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 5193

Re: What does ego mean?

binocular wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:29 pm But not everyone is gullible. And not everyone has money that could be taken from them.
are you merely arguing for the sake of arguing