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by Grigoris
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is nirvana/heaven?
Replies: 48
Views: 4393

Re: What is nirvana/heaven?

Which involves what, exactly? A changing self, that nevertheless persists on after death in an unconditioned heavenly realm What is this unconditioned heavenly realm you are talking about? Sounds like a craving for further existence. Rebirth in a Deva realm IS fueled by a craving for further existe...
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: When contact ceases, sensual pleasures cease (Phassanirodho, bhikkhave, kāmanirodho)
Replies: 35
Views: 5414

Re: When contact ceases, sensual pleasures cease (Phassanirodho, bhikkhave, kāmanirodho)

From Dvayatanupassana Sutta: The Contemplation of Dualities Siyā aññena'pi pariyāyena sammā dvayatānupasasnāti iti ce bhikkhave, pucchitāro assuṃ siyātisasu vacaniyā, kathañca siyā yaṃ kiñci dukkhaṃ sambhoti. Sabbaṃ phassapaccayāti, ayamekānupassanā, phassassa tveva asesavirāganirodhā natthi dukkha...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: When contact ceases, sensual pleasures cease (Phassanirodho, bhikkhave, kāmanirodho)
Replies: 35
Views: 5414

Re: When contact ceases, sensual pleasures cease (Phassanirodho, bhikkhave, kāmanirodho)

An Arahant has nothing. He has completely done away with contact. What ever makes contact he is unagitated. This is passa-nirodha of an living Arahant. If he has done away with contact, then how can contact leave them un-agitated, given that there is no contact??? :thinking: Either there is contact...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is nirvana/heaven?
Replies: 48
Views: 4393

Re: What is nirvana/heaven?

salayatananirodha wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:24 pm...nibbāna is the cessation of contact
Source?
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations

But what is with the green robes? I'm not sure, but I suspect it's for the same reason that the monks of the Santi Asoke Sangha wear a non-standard colour. Since they regard themselves as bhikkhus they have to wear robes of some sort. But since they're officially considered to be not bhikkhus (for ...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations

Dhammanando wrote: Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:19 amThis is the last news I heard of him.

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/720939 ... -thailand/
He looks like a reusi.

But what is with the green robes?
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu elements in Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 3942

Re: Hindu elements in Buddhism

Thanks for the replies, particularly about Sri Lanka. Since many Buddhists in these countries do so, do you think it is acceptable for Theravada Buddhists to pray to Vishnu, Ganesh or Shiva for, say, a new job, good health etc? Mahayana Buddhists pray to Bodhisattvas like Avalokiteshvara for these ...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: When contact ceases, sensual pleasures cease (Phassanirodho, bhikkhave, kāmanirodho)
Replies: 35
Views: 5414

Re: When contact ceases, sensual pleasures cease (Phassanirodho, bhikkhave, kāmanirodho)

Perhaps my question is not clear. Let me try to ask in a different manner. It is an Arahant that can be said to have achieved cessation of contact. Yes, definitely one can say sensuality has ceased for an Arahant. But an Anagamin is also said to have given up sensuality. How should the two be recon...
by Grigoris
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu elements in Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 3942

Re: Hindu elements in Buddhism

DooDoot wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:34 amThe majority of Thai would probably struggle to explain what the 5 precepts are, let alone the Four Noble Truths.
Just as well us white folk are there to tell them how to do things properly. :roll:
All of SE Asia was Hindu once.
Source?
by Grigoris
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu elements in Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 3942

Re: Hindu elements in Buddhism

When I visited Thailand recently, I noticed that there were elements of Hinduism incorporated into the Thai culture. I saw a shrine to Shiva near Chinatown in Bangkok. Statues of Ganesh were on sale along with Buddha statues. When I visited the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple (a Tamil-style Hindu temple)...
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Name of the Buddha
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Name of the Buddha

Chances are yes, but only in a "cross-contaminated" kind of way, akin to how you might very well find Kwan Yin statues at a Theravada temple. Really? You consider Mahayana a micro-organism/bacteria that causes a harmful effect? What about cross-pollination? Mutual exchange? I remember Lyndon Taylor...
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Re: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours

If sitting still is a measure of spiritual progress, then the rocks and mountains must all be Buddhas.
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 1843

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

form wrote: Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:36 amEven in modern times, we can only see the rituals but not the Gods or other beings. So we won't know if the offerings and agreements in exchange are successful or not. So we cannot tell if it is practice correctly to yield results.
Don't knock it 'til you've tried it.
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 1843

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

yes it could be counted in such way, however, there are always will be some contradictions between spirit and letter, for example I surely know, that this layperson or deity is arya and paying homage to him it doesn't seem wrong, for example when we chant supatipanno chanting or Sangham saranam gac...
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 1843

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

yes it could be counted in such way, however, there are always will be some contradictions between spirit and letter, for example I surely know, that this layperson or deity is arya and paying homage to him it doesn't seem wrong, for example when we chant supatipanno chanting or Sangham saranam gac...