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by DNS
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Medical card and life insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Medical card and life insurance

afaik, they didn't have medical or life insurance in Buddha's time. But we can infer from the teachings that they are okay since the monk is not touching the funds at any time. A lay person could purchase the medical insurance for him and the monk just goes to the doctor with that insurance as neede...
by DNS
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Superstitious or real?
Replies: 25
Views: 561

Re: Superstitious or real?

One example was he said he met a woman whose young son has a non-stop head-shaking habit. He "sees" and say this is due to the woman watching pornography when she was pregnant with him causing the kid to feel "excited" from there and this was brought down as a habit after he was born. Why would the...
by DNS
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is snuff usage dangerous? Why?
Replies: 42
Views: 2710

Re: Are snuffusing dangerous? Why?

Isnt the goal to die as Quick as possible to not risk beeing murdered? So if snuff is unhealthy its good i believe. Not sure if you're joking or not, but just in case, here's something I posted just a couple of days ago in another thread: Craving for non-existence is just as unwholesome as craving ...
by DNS
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing
Replies: 134
Views: 4119

Re: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing

Just curious, what will he do for a living? Rent, food, bills still have to be paid. If his plan is to be a lay Dhamma teacher; that doesn't pay very well, unless one is a charismatic speaker and mixes in some New Age and woo woo, then there is potential to make a decent income.
by DNS
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is snuff usage dangerous? Why?
Replies: 42
Views: 2710

Re: Are snuffusing dangerous? Why?

Yes, it is very unhealthy.
https://www.healthline.com/health/what- ... alth-risks

Although, technically, probably not violating the 5th precept, since it doesn't cause much or any intoxication.
by DNS
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Re: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?

In Samyutta Nikaya 55.21 Mahanama said to the Buddha " Sometimes, when I enter Kapilavatthu in the evening after visiting with the Blessed One or with the monks who inspire the mind, I meet up with a runaway elephant, a runaway horse, a runaway chariot, a runaway cart, or a runaway person. At times ...
by DNS
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Re: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?

When Queen Mallika died, the last thing that she remembered was this particular lie, and ancient texts hold that she had to spend seven days in re­pentance for this in Buddhist hell. I believe that is from the Jatakas? But anyway, note that it is only seven days, not an eternity and not even a very...
by DNS
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you like Sāriputta? :-)
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Do you like Sāriputta? :-)

After The Buddha himself, he's my favourite. :thumbsup: Me too. He's the General of the Dhamma, arguably the first Buddhist scholar (not counting the Buddha). I think there's a Mahayana sutra which disparages him. It portrays him as someone getting upset and angry when a lay person sits higher than...
by DNS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cuti Citta as Buddhism in a Nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 451

Re: Cuti Citta as Buddhism in a Nutshell

No, last thought moment is not the summum bonum of Buddhism. It may be important, but not the goal. I think there are some practices like that in Vajrayana Buddhism, but not Theravada.

What matters is your whole life (thoughts, deeds, actions, meditation), not one distinct final moment.
by DNS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Re: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?

What is misleading? There are sutta references in the article. If you have evidence to the contrary, please post the sutta references.
by DNS
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 124
Views: 5603

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

also known as lying to oneself Dr. Steve Brule on life after death. https://media1.tenor.com/images/cc2aacd77fc2bb11900cc05e55c7c4b2/tenor.gif?itemid=11799877 based on his hairdo, who cares what he says? Don't worry, he's not a real person, it's a fictional character (I didn't know either, I had to...
by DNS
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhadasa (paticcasamuppada) His comments on the Commentaries
Replies: 65
Views: 1602

Re: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries

The one thing which confuses me is the silence on rebirth if it was a later doctrine of questionable validity. We know there were Buddhists back then who took on the idea of a “person” which caused much controversy, yet there is not one record of an ancient early school taking the position of no-re...
by DNS
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhadasa (paticcasamuppada) His comments on the Commentaries
Replies: 65
Views: 1602

Re: Buddhadasa (paticcasamupadda) His comments on the Commentaries

Greetings, I think it has many useful points and I certainly appreciate any book on this most profound teaching of Paticcasamuppada. However, I remain convinced that the Buddha taught rebirth and that it is indeed a necessary corrollary of anatta and conditionality. I'd just like to share the persp...
by DNS
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?
Replies: 24
Views: 545

Re: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?

And if you know you will not reach it whats next? I dont care about building good karma for better next lives. I just want to cease existing all together and no goal besides that I find worthwhile in any way and nobody can convince me otherwise or gaslight me into thinking otherwise. Craving for no...
by DNS
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Do i decides what i Will do with my eyeblinks?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Do i decides what i Will do with my eyeblinks?

user99 wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:32 pm How do i decide it tho?
Eye blinking is almost always involuntary, just a natural reaction to lubricate the eyes. However, you could force blink whenever you want.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinking
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinking#Voluntary_blink