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by 2600htz
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism a death cult?
Replies: 35
Views: 3222

Re: Is Buddhism a death cult?

Hello: It would be difficult for Buddhism to worship death, and at the same time call for the destruction of death and to experience the deathless. If you want to get philosophical, everyone that is looking for birth, its also looking for death, since everything that is born is to be death in the fu...
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 5195

Re: I'm really scared.

Hi: I think there is a commentary recommendation that is something like: "if the student when informed about a description of hell is afraid and dont want to keep hearing, the teacher should stop and wait until he attains sotapanna, and then re introduce the subject". Regards. I would love to see t...
by 2600htz
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 5195

Re: I'm really scared.

Hi:

I think there is a commentary recommendation that is something like:

"if the student when informed about a description of hell is afraid and dont want to keep hearing, the teacher should stop and wait until he attains sotapanna, and then re introduce the subject".

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The supportive god, Brahma
Replies: 13
Views: 1681

Re: The supportive god, Brahma

Hello:

Just to be clear, there is a difference between "Brahma" and Brahma Sahampati.
When we talk about Brahma, its usually about another deity: Maha Brahma (the deity who thinks its god, eternal), in suttas like DN-11.


Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mara Visits The Buddha After Enlightenment
Replies: 16
Views: 2214

Re: Mara Visits The Buddha After Enlightenment

Hello I dont recall a canonical reference to Mara prior to the awakening of the Buddha, with the exception of the night of his enlightment while he was sitting in the bodhi tree. The term Mara has like 4 different meanings: It can be a deva that is part of the realm of beings who wield power over th...
by 2600htz
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream enterers and sexual desire
Replies: 55
Views: 7661

Re: Stream enterers and sexual desire

Hello: I would say Sotapanna is more about "straighting" the personality, and this can mean different things depending on the person and their gathi. For someone with a hateful personality, attaining sotapanna might bring more joy, so he becomes a little more prone to enjoyments (food, sex, life in ...
by 2600htz
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the necessity of "going forth"
Replies: 26
Views: 2665

Re: On the necessity of "going forth"

Hello: You said: "i realized how to live a happy life, and that is: the development of dana, sila and samadhi". Well thats something that should be easier as a monk than in the lay life. Then you said something like: "why become a monk, live far away from family and friends, and punish myself with a...
by 2600htz
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are differences between magga and phala?
Replies: 16
Views: 3622

Re: What are differences between magga and phala?

Hello: Yeah i also don´t agree with abhidhamma on this. Here is another version: Path and fruition are two different experiences. With path you experience a cessation of perception and feeling, then when coming back you see dependent origination, and finally experience nibbana. Fruition is having th...
by 2600htz
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha mentioned about equality?
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Did Buddha mentioned about equality?

Hello: Like everyone is equal ?, or everyone should have the same opportunities in life?. I dont think the Buddha believed that, because is not a real thing. -There a superior and inferior beings in beauty, birth, intelligence, wisdom, morals, etc -Beings are heirs of their kamma, so we experience d...
by 2600htz
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 687
Views: 227257

Re: Why one meal a day?

Hello: Iv been trying once meal a day for like 2 weeks, going well, the goal is six months. What i have noticed is: 100% sure -Weight loss -Fat loss 70% sure -I suffer tennis elbow, but the pain in the joint is going a looot better, it seems my recovery time went from like 3 days to 1 day, playing 3...
by 2600htz
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How did monks arouse energy for the task at hand?
Replies: 14
Views: 1037

Re: How did monks arouse energy for the task at hand?

Hello: Energy as awakening factor is the effort needed to abstain from unwholesome states, get into jhana, carry on the investigation, the mindfulness, and the rest of the awakening factors, in order to attain some stage of awakening. There are many things that are related to that energy, like: -Hav...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1280
Views: 296244

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello 2600htz, A gandhabba comes out of the dead physical body of a human. The mind of that gandhabba is the same as that human at the moment that it comes out. Thus, a gandhabba does not have a “supermind.” It just does not have the ability to speak or do bodily actions. The gandhabba cannot do an...
by 2600htz
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1280
Views: 296244

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello Lal: If the mind and brain are two different things, and it is the brain what is unable to keep up with the speed of the mind, should not out of body experiences be experienced with a "super mind" ? ( a mind that is able to work thousand time faster without the limitation of a physical body ),...
by 2600htz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Calming body fabrications - what does it mean?
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Calming body fabrications - what does it mean?

Hello: "[1] Breathing in long, he discerns, 'I am breathing in long'; or breathing out long, he discerns, 'I am breathing out long.' [2] Or breathing in short, he discerns, 'I am breathing in short'; or breathing out short, he discerns, 'I am breathing out short.' [3] He trains himself, 'I will brea...
by 2600htz
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?
Replies: 14
Views: 14900

Re: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?

Hello: I used to be terrified of woman, like on a pathological level super afraid of engaging in a personal relationship. That changed after some meditation experience. With friends, kinda the opposite, i mean not really the opposite but in the other direction: i lost almost all interest in partying...