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by Bundokji
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics accepting medicine
Replies: 47
Views: 601

Re: Monastics accepting medicine

Not sure where you live (guessing Malaysia maybe? Only because you mentioned Imams as paid govt employees, I lived in Malaysia for 5 yrs btw), but in most countries, all legal residents including those not earning income are legally required to have a national ID card or be listed on a family regis...
by Bundokji
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics accepting medicine
Replies: 47
Views: 601

Re: Monastics accepting medicine

Between making vaccination mandatory and forcing it on people, there is a wide shade of alternatives where governments can introduce nasty regulations to cause inconveniences for those who refuse vaccination while keeping citizen choices theoretically intact. Earlier today, the government where i li...
by Bundokji
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the ordering of anicca, dukkha, anatta wrong?
Replies: 27
Views: 412

Re: Is the ordering of anicca, dukkha, anatta wrong?

Shouldn't it be whatever is self is Impermanent, and that is suffering? Atta, anicca, dukkha Change is known through self view, or when self is taken as a reference point to determine change. When the self is a reference point, Anatta is mis/understood to be negation of a self. This could not be th...
by Bundokji
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Population reduction
Replies: 61
Views: 1060

Re: Population reduction

------------------ I also suggest that in one of your future encounters with Mara, and if verbal communication with him is at all possible, to ask him why would he induce such an act of population reduction against people's will. I thought that he has control over other realms where most humans wou...
by Bundokji
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Population reduction
Replies: 61
Views: 1060

Re: Population reduction

Middle way for certain but my point is choice. Why not eliminate Drs and medicine this way people will die naturally and more often. More babies and mothers die from birth complications. Small injuries will develop into life threatening infections, elderly will not live so long. Seems medical inter...
by Bundokji
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is wisdom n compassion according to Buddha's teachings ?
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: What is wisdom n compassion according to Buddha's teachings ?

I think this is an extension of viewing Buddhist morality as a form of utilitarianism. The more inclusive a view is, the closer it has to be to what the Buddha taught. After all, self view is what divides people.
by Bundokji
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Termination of volitional kamma
Replies: 52
Views: 741

Re: Termination of volitional kamma

Yes, at first he became an arahant, and precisely because of that (upon death he would leave samsara) he had to experience all his bad deeds. And this is exactly what has happened. Yes, as per the sutta, or as per "thus i have heard". It is a consistent way of explaining phenomena, and might explai...
by Bundokji
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Termination of volitional kamma
Replies: 52
Views: 741

Re: Termination of volitional kamma

Did the Buddha teach that experiencing the results of old kamma is the only way of exhausting kamma? Exactly so and AN 10.219 is very clear about that. However, for an arahant all kammic fruits are experienced very slightly (Buddha explains why is that in Lonakapala sutta (AN 3.100)), as again, Ang...
by Bundokji
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Termination of volitional kamma
Replies: 52
Views: 741

Re: Termination of volitional kamma

No. Jains taught that you need to experience pain to exhaust all kamma. Buddha said this is wrong as this is not the way to exhaust all kamma (and/or reach liberation from samsaric round). However he never said that the very exhaustion of kamma is wrong. Did the Buddha teach that experiencing the r...
by Bundokji
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Population reduction
Replies: 61
Views: 1060

Re: Population reduction

To avoid turning this discussion about governments, i think the overall impact of the Buddha's teachings is to reduce population even if this is not the purpose of the teachings. Monastics are not allowed to get married or to have children, and serious lay practitioners might be less inclined to ha...
by Bundokji
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Population reduction
Replies: 61
Views: 1060

Re: Population reduction

To avoid turning this discussion about governments, i think the overall impact of the Buddha's teachings is to reduce population even if this is not the purpose of the teachings. Monastics are not allowed to get married or to have children, and serious lay practitioners might be less inclined to hav...
by Bundokji
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Does every kind of feeling produce tanha?
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Does every kind of feeling produce tanha?

Hello David,

You raised the same question on suttacentral where SN 36.6 was mentioned. Do not you think that this sutta answers your question in a satisfactory manner? if not, why not?
by Bundokji
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Population reduction
Replies: 61
Views: 1060

Re: Population reduction

More to SDC's earlier point, the relationship between death and distracted mind is what the Buddha established. As a mighty flood sweeps away the sleeping village, so death carries away the person of distracted mind who only plucks the flowers (of pleasure). The Destroyer brings under his sway the p...
by Bundokji
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Termination of volitional kamma
Replies: 52
Views: 741

Re: Termination of volitional kamma

asahi wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:04 am Sorry your expression is beyond by comprehension .
I apologize if my input was not clear. I was simply making a distinction between "volitional kamma" as an underlying hypothesis to explain what the Arahant was experiencing (as per your scenario) and between what the Arahant knew or experienced.
by Bundokji
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Termination of volitional kamma
Replies: 52
Views: 741

Re: Termination of volitional kamma

If so , what about an arahant whom get beaten to death ? Isnt that he attain arahant before clearing all his past bad kamma ? If an Arahant got beaten to death as a result of his past volitional kamma, then your interpretation/conclusion of what the Arahant is experiencing is bound by volitional ka...