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by DooDoot
Sun May 02, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 27
Views: 431

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

So the Buddha was not enlightened in India. In fact he was never enlightened, was never born and never died. The Pali suttas say a Buddha is free from "birth" ("jati") & "death' ("marana") and a Buddha is not "a being" ("satta"; SN 22.85). SN 23.2 and SN 5.10 define "a being" as a "self-view". SN 1...
by DooDoot
Sun May 02, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Brahmas still deluded by Mara? + more questions
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Are Brahmas still deluded by Mara? + more questions

Brahmas cannot give up delight in oneness with phenomena and self-view. Refer to Brahma-Nimantanika Sutta (MN 49).
by DooDoot
Sun May 02, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Therīgāthā, The Verses of the Elder Bhikkhunīs, Book One, Two, Three and Four (Week of May 2, 2021)
Replies: 68
Views: 796

Re: Therīgāthā, The Verses of the Elder Bhikkhunīs, Book One and Two (Week of May 2, 2021)

I adorned this body, so fancy, cooed over by fools, and stood at the brothel door, like a hunter laying a snare. https://suttacentral.net/thig5.2/en/sujato The above sounds rather politically incorrect, in it appears to say women are provocateurs (rather than men are aggressors & impregnators for p...
by DooDoot
Sun May 02, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?
Replies: 77
Views: 789

Re: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?

Thought is mental contact I’d be cautious of changing the Dhamma to suit your expectations. Thought is mental contact however any hateful cruel thought must be based on painful feelings. In the 2nd link of dependent origination, the suttas describe sankhara as comprised of three things: (i) breathi...
by DooDoot
Sun May 02, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Therīgāthā, The Verses of the Elder Bhikkhunīs, Book One, Two, Three and Four (Week of May 2, 2021)
Replies: 68
Views: 796

Re: Therīgāthā, The Verses of the Elder Bhikkhunīs, Book One and Two (Week of May 2, 2021)

Muttātherīgāthā (Muttā (2nd)) Thig 1.11 I’m well freed, so very well freed, freed from the three things that bent me over: the mortar, the pestle, and my humpbacked husband. I’m freed from birth and death; the attachment to rebirth is eradicated. If found the above rather offensive because I have l...
by DooDoot
Sun May 02, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What type of Jhana meditation Buddha practiced?
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: What type of Jhana meditation Buddha practiced?

My dearest BrokenBones: not many have an understanding of buddhist jhana like you do. That is rare. BrokenBones has not demonstrated understanding of buddhist jhana. Birds of a feather. The statement, "Master Gotama surely gains them at will, without trouble or difficulty," implies that the Buddha ...
by DooDoot
Sun May 02, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?
Replies: 77
Views: 789

Re: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?

confusedlayman wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 7:37 am If u think cruel about someone u get painful feeling
cruel thought comes from painful feeling. the Dhamma is not the personal experience of puthujjana. the Dhamma says feeling is first born from contact
by DooDoot
Sun May 02, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Therīgāthā, The Verses of the Elder Bhikkhunīs, Book One, Two, Three and Four (Week of May 2, 2021)
Replies: 68
Views: 796

Re: Therīgāthā, The Verses of the Elder Bhikkhunīs, Book One and Two (Week of May 2, 2021)

Muttātherīgāthā (Muttā (2nd)) Thig 1.11 I’m well freed, so very well freed, freed from the three things that bent me over: the mortar, the pestle, and my humpbacked husband. I’m freed from birth and death; the attachment to rebirth is eradicated. Jentātherīgāthā (Jentā) Thig 2.2 Of the seven awaken...
by DooDoot
Sun May 02, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Where to find a monastery that does not bow to statues?
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Where to find a monastery that does not bow to statues?

Dhammanando wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 8:15 am I don't know what their current practice is
There are statues of Bhikkhu Buddhadasa that can be bowed to.
by DooDoot
Sat May 01, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?
Replies: 77
Views: 789

Re: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?

Arhants thoughts are not rooted in greed delusion or hate... so can we say its impossible for them to generate pain mental feeling or any pain feeling generated by their thoughts? u still posting SteRoism. thought is not the cause of feeling Contact is the cause and condition for the manifestation ...
by DooDoot
Sat May 01, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: DN 2: I perform a miracle, B. Sujato claims Buddha had an impoverished language and was forced to redefine 'body' as 'mi
Replies: 50
Views: 944

Re: DN 2: I perform a miracle, B. Sujato claims Buddha had an impoverished language and was forced to redefine 'body' as

Nobody denies that kaya can't be used in other ways Sorry but the above appears to merely something posted without knowledge; merely copying what others teach one yet claiming to have learned it oneself by oneself. The bottom line is there is no awareness of the physical body in jhana. The jhana li...
by DooDoot
Sat May 01, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: DN 2: I perform a miracle, B. Sujato claims Buddha had an impoverished language and was forced to redefine 'body' as 'mi
Replies: 50
Views: 944

Re: DN 2: I perform a miracle, B. Sujato claims Buddha had an impoverished language and was forced to redefine 'body' as

So you shy away from the definition of fourth jhana? I guess you go with the first part but the similes seem to leave egg on your face. Obviously unable to learn. The suttas in many places equate these terms with the jhanas. And the last time I looked... inserting words into a Sutta that aren't ori...
by DooDoot
Sat May 01, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: DN 2: I perform a miracle, B. Sujato claims Buddha had an impoverished language and was forced to redefine 'body' as 'mi
Replies: 50
Views: 944

Re: DN 2: I perform a miracle, B. Sujato claims Buddha had an impoverished language and was forced to redefine 'body' as

Well I've got all the Sutta books he wrote so I certainly have some idea. Sorry but we have been chatting for most of the week. Light weight stuff; just like the reply about MN 128. You are plainly upset at having been caught tampering with a Sutta... you can't make Dhamma conform to what you wish ...
by DooDoot
Sat May 01, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: MN118 Anapanasati Sutta - no mention of white lights
Replies: 67
Views: 1394

Re: MN118 Anapanasati Sutta - no mention of white lights

Quick answer... the sutta appears to be saying that one should give up passion for the senses. Sounds wrong. MN 128 is about "obhāso dassanañca rūpānaṁ", namely, "light and vision of forms". In other words, it appears about Anurudda's development of the Divine Eye, as well as his companions. The su...
by DooDoot
Sat May 01, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing
Replies: 134
Views: 4023

Re: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing

makes your choice of username seem absolutely ridiculous. It seems ridiculous regardless for a Buddhist forum. Gnostic is a Xtian term. It wouldn't surprise me if it's etymologically connected to ñana , but it's time to get... Regardless, the same is still non-sequitur for users of street gutter la...