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by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 4071

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

Yes I'm sure you have a relationship and have an understanding of how the teachings in that tradition works and the style of practice. And as you have a relationship I guess you can imagine the kind of response you might get to a question like "is this what the Buddha actually taught or something d...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 4071

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

His teaching isn't like a study class were he clarifies concepts. It's about a direct experience. Suffering and the cessation of suffering. I think the ideal context for his teaching (and his traditions teaching) is monasticism or at least a relationship with monasticism. Sure. I suppose I'm concer...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 4071

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

Maybe he's come to a point where he let go of teachings. Not to say he's abandoning the teachings of the Buddha. Maybe I'm wrong, but I seem to remember that there is a point where one drops it all and walks totally "alone" ... Yes, that's possible. I have friends who have known him for forty years...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 4071

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

I don't think the Buddhist model of consciousness in the suttas copes too well with what happens while we're asleep, or with us being woken from sleep by a loud noise, or whatever. Practically speaking, it's like consciousness goes into "stand-by mode" when we sleep, though the Buddhist Sutta model...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 4071

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

What did you mean by this SarathW?
SarathW wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:56 pm
Comments are disabled on Youtube. This also an indication of their ulterior motive.
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 4071

Re: Hieratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

I think that perhaps "heretic" is the wrong word to use. I'm not sure if it is a Buddhist concept. It is OK to use the well-known English word, which has two meanings according to WordWeb: 1) A person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church 2) A person wh...
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 4071

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

SarathW wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:34 am heretic meaning = a person holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted.
It's normally used in relation to Christianity and has strong connotations.

Is there the concept of heresy in Buddhism?
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 4071

Re: Hieratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

Sarath. I would be careful who you call a "heretic". You, frankly, sound like a nutjob in doing so. Ajahn Sumedho is a very senior and good monk and has done a lot for the spread of Buddhism. You are welcome to prove I am wrong and I am quite happy to change my opinion. I think that perhaps "hereti...
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Our Last Moments
Replies: 59
Views: 3374

Re: Our Last Moments

From Ven. Buddhadasa I’d like to relate to you an account I once came across of the way people in the Buddha’s time prepared for death. For those who regularly kept the precepts and religious practices, fasting was not at all difficult, because they were used to abstaining from the evening meal on u...
by Mr Man
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 45
Views: 9283

Re: death of forum member dylanj

:candle:
by Mr Man
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Rice Soup (yagu) in Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 5592

Re: Rice Soup (yagu) in Buddhism

confusedlayman wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:01 pm
yea its a good thing .. i have it when sick or sometimes in morning or night .. i add milk and sugar and drink...

the picture shows they add extra chips or something...
Looks like pork and tiny fish in that picture.
by Mr Man
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando's video
Replies: 22
Views: 3972

Re: Venerable Dhammanando's video

Frank23 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:52 pm At about 4:19 it sounds as though Ven. Dhammanando mentions a recommended filling for meditation cushions, but after listening to it several times I can't quite make it out.
kapok

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceiba_pentandra
by Mr Man
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you show me a proof that the phenomenon streamenterer excist?
Replies: 19
Views: 3468

Re: Can you show me a proof that the phenomenon streamenterer excist?

SarathW wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:46 pm
user99 wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:02 pm Can you show me a proof of that?
The only way to prove this is by you becoming one.
Just start this by observing five precepts then the rest will fall into place itself. (obviously you have to associate Kalyanamitta)
Reminds me of this: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=209783#p209783
by Mr Man
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?
Replies: 47
Views: 1593

Re: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?

I think watching porn is a bad action. It is bad action because I feed my mind with something harmful. When I feed my mind with something skillful it is good action. For example practicing meditation is a good action. Reading a sutta is a good action. Well I guess you you have answered your questio...
by Mr Man
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Question about covid and working
Replies: 24
Views: 3016

Re: Question about covid and working

If its already wide spread with tens of thousands of cases are reported every day, then not going to work would not be the best idea unless the laws in your country explicitly require people who tested positive to quarantine themselves. Whose advice is this? Are there any countries that advise to c...