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by Bundokji
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: giving beggars question
Replies: 19
Views: 167

Re: giving beggars question

If I have more almsfood than I need, I sometimes give it to beggars. I think that is better than giving cash, but if they want drugs, no doubt they will swap the food with other beggars for drugs. “Herein, Ānanda, having given a gift to an animal, one may expect the gift to return a hundredfold. Ha...
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma
Replies: 25
Views: 326

Re: Kamma

simsapa wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:12 pm Thanks, true. But what's the nature of what produces a vipaka for some kamma?
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Paul Trafford on the Fifth Precept
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Paul Trafford on the Fifth Precept

I just noticed that the article is accessible by simply scrolling down. :tongue: I enjoyed reading it. Thank you to the author :anjali:
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Paul Trafford on the Fifth Precept
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Paul Trafford on the Fifth Precept

I did not read the full paper because the website is asking for access to either my google account or FB, which i am reluctant to do. I will rely on what is been quoted by Ven Dhammanando to share few reflections. The householder life is stressful and difficult. Part of this difficulty can be explai...
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma
Replies: 25
Views: 326

Re: Kamma

Good question. The Jains, for instance, believed that kamma was a kind of particle matter that got attached to the soul. It would then be the goal of practice to rid the soul of this matter. I'm looking for clear refutation of this view. You can think of memory for example and ask the same question...
by Bundokji
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: if the age of the earth and other planets is less than 10,000 years old would is be compatible with buddhism?
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: if the age of the earth and other planets is less than 10,000 years old would is be compatible with buddhism?

Thinking of science and religion as two separate branches of knowledge to understand the world help us to get the most of both. Using one to falsify the other is not necessarily the best way.
by Bundokji
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Pandemic Vaccines (Personal intention to take or not take...)
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Pandemic Vaccines

I would only take it if i have to. For example, if i have to travel and it becomes a condition to be vaccinated, then i might consider it. Otherwise, if i am left alone, i would continue with my normal life and be open to possibilities.
by Bundokji
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 62
Views: 4166

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

Viññanam anidassanam Yes, it is the wrong sign and responsible for the ceaseless search for an essence (hence i descried it as a condition for continuity). Being beyond grasping by the senses or illusive to deconstruction does not make it any less essence-less. It is Mara's favorite trick :juggling...
by Bundokji
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 62
Views: 4166

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

cappuccino wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:20 pm
Bundokji wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:08 pm Where is the annihilation in what i said? Being beyond element does not make it any less of a condition
the unconditioned is unborn and so immortal
Where does the Buddha teach that consciousness without feature to be the unconditioned?
by Bundokji
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 62
Views: 4166

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

cappuccino wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:56 pm
Bundokji wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:41 am That does not make it eternal.
you believe in annihilation?


that's wrong view
Where is the annihilation in what i said? Being beyond element does not make it any less of a condition
by Bundokji
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 62
Views: 4166

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

I understand consciousness without feature to be a condition for continuity. That does not make it eternal.
by Bundokji
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are idappaccayatā, aniccā, dukkhā & anattā asaṅkhata ????
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Are idappaccayatā, aniccā, dukkhā & anattā asaṅkhata ????

Wouldn't it be then this impermanence forming unconditioned? Isn't it the Dhamma itself? You are equating forming impermanence into a law that persists in time, with impermanence forming being unconditioned (whatever that means), which does not make any sense. The unconditioned is an element in nat...
by Bundokji
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are idappaccayatā, aniccā, dukkhā & anattā asaṅkhata ????
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Are idappaccayatā, aniccā, dukkhā & anattā asaṅkhata ????

Does the above imply the supramundane Laws of Dhamma are "unconditioned elements" (asaṅkhatādhātu)? It implies that persistence is a characteristic of the laws of nature, mundane or supramundane. is the permanence of impermanence "unconditioned"? No. It is conditioned by forming impermanence into a...
by Bundokji
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How influential is vows in Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: How influential is vows in Buddhism?

Is vows considered a strong wish? In his past lives did the Buddha has vowed that he want to be a Buddha in future? I think the precepts are inseparable from the teachings on kamma. Understanding the relationship between intentional actions and its fruits is conducive to understanding and preventiv...
by Bundokji
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would you consider supernormal power as secret knowledge?
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Would you consider supernormal power as secret knowledge?

form wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:49 am Yesterday, I can across materials about how Anurrudda activate his divine eye after emerging from fourth Jhana. What was described is a method.
The ability to frame a method does not imply secrecy.