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by Antaradhana
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help! Meaning of sankhara
Replies: 34
Views: 4755

Re: Help! Meaning of sankhara

Saṅkhārā - constructions. Saṅkhata - constructed, conditioned. 1. Sankhara as one of the khandhas - these are mental constructions, that is ideas, emotions, mental states, desires, volitional impulses, memory. 2. Sankhara in paticcasamuppada - is a collection of kamma, constituting the next birth as...
by Antaradhana
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Some questions and points on Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 2208

Re: Some questions and points on Buddhism

All Buddhist schools believe in 5 spheres of birth: devas, people, animals, ghosts and naraks (creatures of hell), and births in these spheres according to the fruits of the deeds.
by Antaradhana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood and Abortion
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: Right Livelihood and Abortion

When Angulimala as directed by his teacher went on killing people to collect 1000 fingers he did not accumulate Karma because he did it on instruction and was not his intention. Lord Buddha stopped him before he would kill his mother and preached him to become an Arhant no sooner following this inc...
by Antaradhana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5356

Re: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?

There is a wholesome kind of love in the Buddha's teachings called metta . It's essentially a universal wish for the happiness of all beings without exception. Its cultivation is often encouraged, especially for laypeople. It is wrong to translate 'metta' the word love. Metta is kindness, goodwill.
by Antaradhana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood and Abortion
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: Right Livelihood and Abortion

When Angulimala as directed by his teacher went on killing people to collect 1000 fingers he did not accumulate Karma because he did it on instruction and was not his intention. Lord Buddha stopped him before he would kill his mother and preached him to become an Arhant no sooner following this inc...
by Antaradhana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Drinking Water in South & Southeast Asia
Replies: 14
Views: 3066

Re: Drinking Water in South & Southeast Asia

I have used this type of electic coil heater; but only to boil water for tea, and the water was already clean. The problem with trying to purify water with such a set-up is that the water boils in the mug very quickly... in a matter of a few minutes. If one then tries to keep the water boiling for ...
by Antaradhana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5356

Re: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?

Thank you, I have read the above and would like to start practicing the Dhamma. But I have some questions on the above: The love I felt came involuntarily to me or so I think; if this can come to you involuntarily, then how can be sure to not have love for anything? Also, love in other traditions i...
by Antaradhana
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5356

Re: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?

If you have the opportunity to distance yourself from the bonds, then it is good if you devote your time to Dhamma. I will leave it here: Udāna 8.8 The Discourse about Visākhā Thus i heard: At one time the Gracious One was dwelling near Sāvatthī, at the Eastern Monastery in Migāra’s mother’s mansion...
by Antaradhana
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mingun Jetawan Sayādaw: Can an Extinct Bhikkhunī Sangha Be Revived?
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Mingun Jetawan Sayādaw: Can an Extinct Bhikkhunī Sangha Be Revived?

JamesTheGiant wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:34 pmThe bhikkhuni sangha never died out in China.
Do you mean the Bhikkhuni of Theravada? If so, then why did the bhikkhuni be restored to the line through the Mahayana initiation of the bhikshuni (in my opinion, with the Vinaya line of Dharmaguptaka)?
by Antaradhana
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: giving alms to monk and the poor
Replies: 17
Views: 1239

Re: giving alms to monk and the poor

Yes, giving to the poor is less merit than giving to monks and nuns. What will the poor do with the money? Buy some food, pay the rent, just the basics. It's good, but just basic living. What will the monks do with the gifts? Work towards enlightenment, spread the teachings. Very very good! Meaning...
by Antaradhana
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Drinking Water in South & Southeast Asia
Replies: 14
Views: 3066

Re: Drinking Water in South & Southeast Asia

While it's clearly good do things as sustainably as possible, I would be cautious in some areas, and also not be too complacent about what boiling and filters can do. Boiling (which needs to be more than just bringing the water to the boil!) is effective in killing some bugs, but does nothing at al...
by Antaradhana
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Drinking Water in South & Southeast Asia
Replies: 14
Views: 3066

Re: Drinking Water in South & Southeast Asia

Water from wells can be drunk. If the water was doubtful, then I used an electric heater and a tin mug. If there is no access to electricity, you can boil on the fire.
by Antaradhana
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: sexuality and the Vipassana meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 10247

Re: sexuality and the Vipassana meditation

So far repression seem to lead to disease so what trying to repress this primal force? The practice of Dhamma leads to a clear understanding of the flaws and the danger of sensual desires. Gradually, through the skillful direction of attention, there is an understanding of flaws and danger, through...
by Antaradhana
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: extreme bliss feeling without body awareness
Replies: 17
Views: 5047

Re: extreme bliss feeling without body awareness

Hi, But i experience intense (non human) bliss feeling but in your comment it says neither pleasure nor pain. in this experience i experience 100% pleasure feeling and 0% pain as no physical body awareness and no angry emotions. Delight and bliss, one way or another, is accompanied by bodily reacti...
by Antaradhana
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Questions about some of 8 precepts
Replies: 43
Views: 4905

Re: Questions about some of 8 precepts

1. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami : I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures. Are plants considered as living? I heared that when there is breathin and breath out so there is a life? Or living creature is only creatures bounded by the wheel of samsara? This re...