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by DNS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 4973

Re: Hello!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4777

Re: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?

The thirst (tanha) is never quenched. If you have sex 1,000 times, you'll still want number 1,001. ...And so on, until such time as age intervenes... :weep: :D There are some Rx options available, however, it's probably a sign from mother nature to get more serious on the practice of renunciation a...
by DNS
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda is
Replies: 25
Views: 3822

Re: Theravāda is

There is no "middle way" option? :tongue:

In my opinion, mostly has it right; but not 100%. There are probably some complete books and suttas, vinaya, abhidhamma passages that are later additions, not part of buddhavacana.
by DNS
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4777

Re: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?

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You can't get the happy face above by itself; it always gets followed by pain, sorrow; unless you reach the higher happiness of liberation, equanimity.
by DNS
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4777

Re: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?

10 comparisons to attachment to sense desires The ten comparisons made to what attachment to sense desire is like: 1. A skeleton whose bare bones do nothing to feed the hunger of a dog 2. A piece of raw flesh which two birds are fighting over and one may die from the fight 3. A burning torch that is...
by DNS
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 4592

Re: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher

Here is the paragraph preceding the quote I made above: 31. And the Blessed One recovered from that illness; and soon after his recovery he came out from his dwelling place and sat down in the shade of the building, on a seat prepared for him. Then the Venerable Ananda approached the Blessed One, re...
by DNS
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 4592

Re: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher

“ Remain with the Dhamma as an island, the Dhamma as your refuge, without anything else as a refuge .” Samyutta Nikaya 47.13 and also at Digha Nikaya 26. From DN 16 Maha parinibbana Sutta: 31. And the Blessed One recovered from that illness; and soon after his recovery he came out from his dwelling ...
by DNS
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 4592

Re: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher

I have visited Deer Park, a TNH monastery near San Diego and found it a very nice place. One sort of "cultish" thing I found regarding guru-worship is that their library and bookstore contained hundreds of books -- all by TNH. There were no other authors, no Tripitaka. However, it seems very well es...
by DNS
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 4592

Re: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher

A Buddhist takes refuge in Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha. Certainly if one can find a good teacher, then this person should work with this teacher. If one cannot find a good teacher, no teacher is much better than having a very bad one. I don't need to go into all the details of some of the exploits of bad...
by DNS
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone.
Replies: 9
Views: 5377

Re: Hi everyone.

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 4592

Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher

Piya Tan has a good blog post today, which includes the following excerpts: Buddhism may be said to be the fastest growing religion in the world: it certainly is in Australia. But then, we can question what is meant by “growth.” We can say that growth means that the Buddha Dhamma has taken root in o...
by DNS
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How Dalai Lama is so sure he will live until he is 94 years old?
Replies: 16
Views: 6068

Re: How Dalai Lama is so sure he will live until he is 94 years old?

It's a long video, over one hour. What is the time marker where he says he'll live to 94 so those of us who don't want to listen to the whole thing can hear the context?
by DNS
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Is consciousness/mind/related terms (vinnana/citta/manas/nama/etc.)...
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Poll: Is consciousness/mind/related terms (vinnana/citta/manas/nama/etc.)...

As expected, nearly everyone chose #1. Virtually all schools of Buddhism would be #1 or perhaps some schools or some interpretations as #4. Even Pudgalavada accepts anatta; it's just that they have a different interpretation than traditional Theravada and most Mahayana schools.
by DNS
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Mahayana and secular logic has made me largely give up on the path...
Replies: 56
Views: 11616

Re: Mahayana and secular logic has made me largely give up on the path...

Therefore, I see the Mahayana ideas that go this route (and only those ideas, not all Mahayana fit this bill) as essentially heterodox extrapolations that negate the Pali Canon entirely by using logic to circumvent it's teachings. This brings into one line of thought the Mahayana and the secular ar...
by DNS
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I find Bible to be the only true book among religions/spiritual teachings, etc
Replies: 21
Views: 7297

Re: I find Bible to be the only true book among religions/spiritual teachings, etc

This whole discussion is about the Bible and Christianity with no connection to Theravada, therefore, this is closed. This topic may be started, continued over at:
https://dharmapaths.com/