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by sphairos
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'Signless Concentration'
Replies: 39
Views: 806

Re: 'Signless Concentration'

Reading some of the work of Jan Gonda brings this out even more. Based on his research it seems the Upanishads couched their view of Ātman/Brahman in terms of Sarvām/Sabbaṃ. According to Gonda Sarvām/Sabbaṃ doesn't mean "all" as in everything here but rather "whole", by which what is meant is the s...
by sphairos
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: All religions started off as philosphy
Replies: 22
Views: 464

Re: All religions started off as philosphy

I think the first thing you should think of is a definition of religion.
by sphairos
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 03/19/2021 Fox News: Ex-Us Director of Intelligence speaks about UFOs
Replies: 22
Views: 1255

Re: 03/19/2021 Fox News: Ex-Us Director of Intelligence speaks about UFOs

Lucas Oliveira wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 9:41 pm
The Best Official UFO Evidence
I think the best evidence is what Commander David Fravor witnessed. And it is officially confirmed by the Air Force etc.

People like Greer only discredit the field , IMO.
by sphairos
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 03/19/2021 Fox News: Ex-Us Director of Intelligence speaks about UFOs
Replies: 22
Views: 1255

Re: 03/19/2021 Fox News: Ex-Us Director of Intelligence speaks about UFOs

Medical doctors get called "doctors" in English too. If you are a doctor and your last name is Chayer, you are "Dr. Chayer" in English as much as someone with a PhD named "Watson-Russell" is "Dr. Watson-Russell" in whatever field their doctorate is in. People need to remember that there is more tha...
by sphairos
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 03/19/2021 Fox News: Ex-Us Director of Intelligence speaks about UFOs
Replies: 22
Views: 1255

Re: 03/19/2021 Fox News: Ex-Us Director oaf Intelligence speaks about UFOs

Ah, physician Steven Greer ! (M.D. means that you are a qualified physician , not a PhD https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Medicine#United_States !) The guy who says that we can talk telepathically to aliens, we just need to get out in the wilderness and "tune in" on them :) And they will come!...
by sphairos
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Agama parallel(s) of MN 26, The Noble Search?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Agama parallel(s) of MN 26, The Noble Search?

Hi, starter.

The Chinese parallel is MA 204.

All existing parallels were studied by ven. Anālayo:

https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg ... dyvol1.pdf

p. 170

and

https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg ... tation.pdf
by sphairos
Sun May 30, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Parasites
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Parasites

cappuccino wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 9:10 pm
simsapa wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 7:37 pm
The Salt Crystal
So basically practice so much kusala behavior that the effect of any forced akusala deed is diminished?
everything is relative


parasites are next to nothing
Yes ? And if they are in your brain?
by sphairos
Sat May 29, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Julian Jaynes's "bicameral mind" model of the development of consciousness
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Julian Jaynes's "bicameral mind" model of the development of consciousness

Jaynes' hypothesis' strength, IMO, is in explanation why the Ancients were so obsessed with Gods. He was drawing mainly on the Ancient Near Eastern material, where the Gods were the centre of communal life and everything that was happening had to be sanctioned/approved by the Gods. Such obsession do...
by sphairos
Sat May 29, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The world needs to hear this
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: The world needs to hear this

No, the Buddha said that eating meat is Ok. Ancient butchers were not less cruel than the modern ones.

Yes, eating meat is a bit cruel, but the nature itself is very cruel. It's already difficult to behave morally, hold 5 "precepts", no need to complicate already complicated task.
by sphairos
Wed May 26, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Money with jhana

He was prince as told by him... but it is not the topic of discussion You won't find that in the early parts of the Pāli canon. Only in later parts, when this legend had become widespread. What early canon says? something like that: https://aeon.co/essays/was-the-buddha-an-awakened-prince-or-a-humb...
by sphairos
Wed May 26, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Money with jhana

confusedlayman wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 4:58 pm He was prince as told by him... but it is not the topic of discussion
You won't find that in the early parts of the Pāli canon. Only in later parts, when this legend had become widespread.
by sphairos
Wed May 26, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Happy Vesak Day!!! 2021 - 2565
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Happy Vesak Day!!! 2021 - 2565

Happy Vesak ! :anjali:
by sphairos
Wed May 26, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Money with jhana

Coëmgenu wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 1:22 pm
sphairos wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 12:00 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 11:58 am

he was a prince before he left for spirutual life
No, it's fairy tales.
Or you lie and you have no idea if he was a prince or not.
Or you lie that I lie.
by sphairos
Wed May 26, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Money with jhana

dont make bad karma thinking this way... even buddha was richest man as he was son of great king who is of course richest in that country The Buddha was a homeless wandering ascetic. He wasn't a prince or anything. he was a prince before he left for spirutual life No, it's fairy tales.
by sphairos
Wed May 26, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Money with jhana

The stories about rich people getting stream-entry are obviously a bait for the rich people to donate to the saṅgha . We should take them as such. dont make bad karma thinking this way... even buddha was richest man as he was son of great king who is of course richest in that country The Buddha was...