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by sentinel
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5080

Re: buying/using gun

What is it amoral that you are referring to ? Non-conceptuality. Non-duality. Suspending judgments of 'good' & 'evil' while engaging in sexual misconduct with naive students. Attempting to abandon thought rather than abandoning craving. Ah...but that isnt mahayana if i am not mistaken . That was on...
by sentinel
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5080

Re: buying/using gun

DooDoot wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:51 pm if you are going to the land of self-tribal-cherishing to learn the amoral Mahayana, that is a strange thing i have ever heard :mrgreen:
What is it amoral that you are referring to ?
by sentinel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74662

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Pls refer to below agama . It says dhamma vinaya . And the context about profundity of dhamma vinaya is on the Third order in the sutta in comparing with number 7 in order of the nikaya . It does not mentioned about Nibbana (increasing or decreasing) . http://agama.buddhason.org/MA/MA035.htm 「婆羅邏!我(...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74662

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

skandha wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:55 am
This would not contradict the teachings because nibbana is the cessation of the aggregates. There would not be any reference point to a thing or nothing when all conditioned aggregates are ceased.
This would contradict the teaching of annihilation .
by sentinel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74662

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

:buddha1:
by sentinel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74662

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

次,我法中諸有眾生類,剃除鬚髮,著三法 衣,出家學道,於無餘涅槃界而取滅度。然 我法中無有增減,如彼大海,諸河投之無 有增減,是謂第七未曾有之法,諸比丘見 已,娛樂其中。 Moreover , those being in my dhamma vinaya whom shave off their beard and hairs , take on three kind of robes , gone forth practicing the path , achieve decimation with no remainder nibbana element . However , in m...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74662

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

I feel whether the aggregates of the arahant breaks up or not is irrelevant to the unconditioned state. It is only relevant if you use the living arahant as a reference point, sort of like holding on to a view of the self and personality. In reality there is no personality of an arahant anyway. For...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: kill cockroach
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: kill cockroach

guys , today in some toilet hole, we put anti-cockroach spray and some coackroach died by it, some were beaten by stick when they came in to bedroom. did we (me and family members) break 1st precept? i didnt kill but i told one member to spray it in bathroom eventhough i dont know that it will kill...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravãda development
Replies: 27
Views: 16542

Re: Theravãda development

No worries , learn study and investigate the dhamma vinaya , historical events are just for your references . Who is to say whose version of suttas and abhidhamma are the authentic , genuine and direct words of the Buddha . For example , if the suttas says the 4 type of rupa jhana is right concentra...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5080

Re: buying/using gun

Shoot to wound or disarm may not suitable for an ordinary person without proper training . If you have option dont buy the gun to avoid commiting a killing by accident or get your self kill in defense situation .
by sentinel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74662

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

1. It seems there is a state called nibbana do persist for an arahant after the aggregates break up .

2 . It seems there isnt a state called nibbana that persist for an arahant after the aggregates break up .

Do we need to do a survey or polling ?
by sentinel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Four Satipathana is about the mind arising in the body?
Replies: 22
Views: 22063

Re: Four Satipathana is about the mind arising in the body?

Anapanasati Sutta is about the mindfulness of breathing 24/7 , therefore how would observing that resulting in liberation ? If that is sufficient for lìberation then whats the point for Buddha to teach about four satipatthana ? You might want to re read it again to get a better understanding of what...
by sentinel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Which person do you start with?
Replies: 6
Views: 10219

Re: Which person do you start with?

Akashad wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:51 am ...
a selfish love is not practicing boundless love , self love is a small love and an attachment .
by sentinel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 210
Views: 80733

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

auto wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:09 pm Perhaps 'concentration on nimitta' is wrong thing to say then. Concentration is unification of the mind. Term 'unification' in meaning is rebirth except it is just uniting not re-uniting.
It seems Nimitta per the sutta is not the same with the visuddhimagga .