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by sentinel
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 12785

Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

dear forums ,

Are there any sutta that directly stated the sotapanna attained nibbana , sees nibbana , realised nibbana and take nibbana as it object of meditation ?
by sentinel
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Contemplating impermanence
Replies: 33
Views: 22828

Re: Contemplating impermanence

SarathW wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:42 am Vipassana means Satipathana.
Satipathana all about internal and present moment experience.
What is external then ?
by sentinel
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74660

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

confusedlayman wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:34 am when sotapanna realize nibbana, it is same nibbana of arhant ... only difference is for sota, it is 1 sec glimpse.. but for arahant it is 24 x 7 life time.. im talking about path moment, not frutation moment
Pls provide sutta reference where sotapanna realize or attain nibbana ?


Thanks
by sentinel
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis
Replies: 31
Views: 6776

Re: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis

confusedlayman wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:32 am no more aggreegates arising expierence and annhilation experience are same because both ways it is non experience of anything (complete end of stress)
You might want to refer to DN1 before you make such statement . And dont misrepresent the Buddha , it is not good to misrepresent him .
by sentinel
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis
Replies: 31
Views: 6776

Re: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis

on the other hand it does not means annihilation . Because there wasn't anything to annihilate anyway. No , because annihilation is to annihilate the aggregates where the annihilationist schools posited that death is the end, there is no afterlife, no soul, no rebirth, no karma, and death is that s...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis
Replies: 31
Views: 6776

Re: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis

on the other hand it does not means annihilation .
by sentinel
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha make mistakes?
Replies: 59
Views: 30422

Re: Did the Buddha make mistakes?

You may see problem, but I do not. You may see danger, but I see incredible insight and courage. Therefore, it is problem or not depends on how do we see it under our own view. A skillful swimmer can jump into a deep, open water to do some tricks and get praise. A bad, non-swimmer does the same and...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha make mistakes?
Replies: 59
Views: 30422

Re: Did the Buddha make mistakes?

Isnt that the Buddha made a mistake by advising his disciples to practise asubha meditation and resulted in mass suicides ? Buddha didnt foresee the dangers of asubha practice could bring . According to the commentaries he knew that that would happen as it was their past kamma. That is not possible...
by sentinel
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha make mistakes?
Replies: 59
Views: 30422

Re: Did the Buddha make mistakes?

Isnt that the Buddha made a mistake by advising his disciples to practise asubha meditation and resulted in mass suicides ?
Buddha didnt foresee the dangers of asubha practice could bring .
by sentinel
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74660

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

samseva wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:07 pm
No, because nirodha-samāpatti is a temporary meditative attainment (after the arūpa-jhāna of neither-perception-nor-non-perception).
:twothumbsup:
by sentinel
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Kāya
Replies: 8
Views: 8282

Re: Kāya

Yes, that does throw a new light on it. Much clearer! My rudimentary Pali stumbled over the frequent repetitions of vaddhati in the first bit, making it a real mess. I'll put this alongside the Pali and B.B.'s translation, and see how I get on! Much appreciated, s. :anjali: You are welcome . Glad i...
by sentinel
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist prayer.
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: Buddhist prayer.

Hi, I'm from Thailand. I want to start praying everyday, but since I wasn't born a buddhist, I don't know much about prayers. My question is, what are prayers that monks usually pray everyday, what time and how many times do they pray. Would be good if you give a link to prayers, because I want to ...
by sentinel
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Kāya
Replies: 8
Views: 8282

Re: Kāya

It still doesn't explain why both translators use " life" rather than "these ten", but it certainly makes sense. Hi Sam Vara , perhaps the parallel text is much clearer . Bhikkhus , when one who grows in five way grows , the noble disciple grows in way that grows nobly . And he is a genuine achieve...
by sentinel
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 24
Views: 19143

Re: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm

You have to calm down your mind and read carefully . You are over stressed .
Lol no readings here refer to when you are fully engaged in meditation .