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by perkele
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to escape the vipaka of any kamma?
Replies: 25
Views: 2307

Re: Is it possible to escape the vipaka of any kamma?

I've been taught that it is not possible to escape the vipaka but that there is interaction between negative and positive kamma so that the extent of negative vipaka may be reduced by positive vipaka. but I don't know whether there is evidence for that view in sutta. :goodpost: I applaud your epist...
by perkele
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to escape the vipaka of any kamma?
Replies: 25
Views: 2307

Re: Is it possible to escape the vipaka of any kamma?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.099.than.html This may help the salt crystal sutta Sadhu! The salt crystal Sutta is certainly relevant in this context. I suspect this was not originally from Buddha's teachings . This is very original Buddha's teaching, though it contradicts co...
by perkele
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to escape the vipaka of any kamma?
Replies: 25
Views: 2307

Is it possible to escape the vipaka of any kamma?

From another thread : There is also a belief (I think just from the commentaries) that this type of karma not only prevents enlightenment in the life where it is committed and forces rebirth in hell,but additionally all the bad results must be experienced before Nibbana, unlike almost all other type...
by perkele
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Good and bad
Replies: 22
Views: 1972

Re: Good and bad

read the suttas There is this sutta, for example: /.../ The Blessed One said, "Monks, before my self-awakening, when I was still just an unawakened Bodhisatta, the thought occurred to me: 'Why don't I keep dividing my thinking into two sorts?' So I made thinking imbued with sensuality, thinking imb...
by perkele
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Anagārika for life
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Anagārika for life

Ceisiwr wrote: Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:16 pm I was thinking more of if you are over the age limit to be a monk.
There is no age limit according to Vinaya, as far as I am aware.
by perkele
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: No-soul version of anatta vs Descartes "Cognito ergo sum"
Replies: 48
Views: 8375

Re: No-soul version of anatta vs Descartes "Cognito ergo sum"

It is "cogito ergo sum". "Cogito"" is first person singular of "cogitare" - "to think". "Cognito" is a past participle (in dative or ablative and/or maybe some other case) of "cognoscere" - "to know/recognize". So please change the OP title. Little children might be reading this, and learning wrong ...
by perkele
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If one react with a wrong bodymovement? If thats possible. What is the cause?
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: If one react with a wrong bodymovement? If thats possible. What is the cause?

user99 wrote: Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:21 pm Are all living Beeings doing the best they can all the time?
No, I am not doing the best I can all the time.
by perkele
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Re: Monks are allowed to keep pets?
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Monks are allowed to keep pets?

So , monks are permitted to rear cats , dogs , fishes , birds , turtles , rabbits etc or even agricultural animals for hobbies or saving them from slaughtering ? In the Vinaya there's no explicit allowance, nor any prohibition. But there are passing mentions of monks keeping pets and without the Bu...
by perkele
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arupa is mind only being
Replies: 50
Views: 3211

Re: Arupa is mind only being

Those who attained arupa realms are described as "non-returners", so the primacy of rupa is out of question for them. According to this source , which you yourself quoted afterwards, about the 31 planes of existence, this statement is false. From where, then, do you come to your statement above?
by perkele
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is discussing dhamma a kind of mental proliferation ?
Replies: 53
Views: 3103

Re: Is discussing dhamma a kind of mental proliferation ?

Sentinal, By "mental proliferation" did you mean what in the suttas thanissaro refers to as consciousness proliferation...or something else? chownah I supposed everyone should understand . Since English is not my first language I will follow my understanding in Chinese . Papanca or mental prolifera...
by perkele
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali words: saṅkhaya & parikkhaya???
Replies: 19
Views: 2261

Re: The Pali words: saṅkhaya & parikkhaya???

hi perkele can you tell me if the below is correct about the prefixes? thanks Subject: The Pali words: saṅkhaya & parikkhaya??? Hello Master Doot! Since you asked, I will try to come up with an opinion about this matter, although as mentioned earlier, I have no real understanding of Pali. I just re...
by perkele
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 615
Views: 48424

Re: Monastics and suicide

If you have thousands of followers, taking your life without communicating could have a devastating effect on every body. I think that is a bit far-fetched. To come back to the case of Ven. Samahita (which I guess you are thinking of here), I think his distant online followers would have not been s...
by perkele
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 615
Views: 48424

Re: Monastics and suicide

True, but they would benefit fewer beings on account of the shortening of the time they remain in the world. This is the important part, even more so for non arahant. Who cares for lowly worldlings? /s (The way this discussion develops one can easily get the impression that some here think to be ar...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna has abandoned all remorse forever?
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: Sotapanna has abandoned all remorse forever?

I would be glad, Bhante, if you could clarify this. The Uragasuttavaṇṇanā on the abandoning of the hindrances: /.../ Thank you very much, Bhante, for taking the time to dig this up and translate it. So it is a deduction (?) made in some commentary. At a first glance, it looks like inferring a lot f...
by perkele
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 615
Views: 48424

Re: Monastics and suicide

But, why kill yourself? Isn’t the time as a human precious for practice? If you are already enlightened or heading for the higher realms I'd say remaining a human is probably of no benefit anymore I have a vague remnant of a memory that this warped way of thinking had been addressed somehow somewhe...