Search found 1325 matches

by pulga
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Actors go to Hell?
Replies: 100
Views: 19214

Re: Actors go to Hell?

[quote="pulgaNone whatsoever. You didn't give the full quote. It simply means that attempting to work out of the results of kamma is so complicated that it would bring madness and vexation to anyone who conjectured about them. This is one of the famous Four Unconjecturables which the Buddha taught ...
by pulga
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Actors go to Hell?
Replies: 100
Views: 19214

Re: Actors go to Hell?

"The ripening of action, monks, is unthinkable, should not be thought; for one thinking (it) would come to madness and distraction." Aiv, vii, 8

But how much of what is contained in the Suttas is put into jeopardy by that admonishment?
by pulga
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Racism
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Re: Racism

The superior race stuff also continues outside India. For almost a century European supporters of Eugenics taught that a superior race called The Aryans conquered India and subjected the inferior dark skinned Dravidian. It has taken several decades of archeology, ethnology and linguistic studies to...
by pulga
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Ñanananda
Replies: 117
Views: 28742

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Papañca: Sanskrit prapañca In doctrinal usage, it signifies the expansion, differentiation, 'diffuseness' or 'manifoldness' of the world; and it may also refer to the 'phenomenal world' in general, and to the mental attitude of 'worldliness'... Do you know whether that addition to the Buddhist Dict...
by pulga
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bodhesako, Nanavira & Ñanananda - Which Books to Start With?
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: Bodhesako, Nanavira & Ñanananda - Which Books to Start With?

Hey all, I'm interested in reading the books of Bodhesako, Nanavira & Ñanananda. Is there a particular order in which the author's books should be read that would assist the reader in better understanding the material? Thanks! :smile: I would start with Bodesako's essay "Change", particularly the f...