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by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Question metta
Replies: 14
Views: 210

Re: Question metta

Dhammavamsa wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:58 pm But anger still exists as long as the meditator did not attain Sainthood.
Wrong. Anger is gone in the Non-Returner. :smile:
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help to keep the 6th precept.
Replies: 30
Views: 281

Re: Need help to keep the 6th precept.

JC938 wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:51 pm How you did it, what you think of when feeling hungry. What benefit does it has so to motivate me to be able to keep.
Meditate upon the painful feeling of hunger; until the feeling passes away. :smile:
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbānaṁ paramaṁ suññaṁ ?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Nibbānaṁ paramaṁ suññaṁ ?

My question is whether such a quote exists in the Canon ? There are suttas that imply the quote, such as: This, bhikkhu, is a designation for the element of Nibbāna : the removal of lust, the removal of hatred, the removal of delusion. The destruction of the taints is spoken of in that way.” https:...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help to keep the 6th precept.
Replies: 30
Views: 281

Re: Need help to keep the 6th precept.

For me it is clear that in Ananda Sutta, Buddha chose to remained silence because both "There is a Self" or "There is no Self" phrase are misleading, partake of wrong view, lead to misunderstanding. The Buddha said in many places there is "no self", as follows: Insofar as it is empty of a self or o...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help to keep the 6th precept.
Replies: 30
Views: 281

Re: Need help to keep the 6th precept.

But I think understanding on Dhamma is important too. Seeing your signature, I can see you still a God believer. Not judging here but I'm sure Buddha did not teach that God can help us to gain Nibbana (Nibbana does not mean immortality either) But didn't you previous call people heretics or nihilis...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7026
Views: 997468

Re: the great rebirth debate

I wish doodoot would ask me questions too. I don't ask Saccaka questions to those I have loving-kindness towards :heart: Then Dummukha [BadMouth] the Licchavi-son — sensing that Saccaka :strawman: the Nigaṇṭha-son was silent, abashed, sitting with his shoulders drooping, his head down, brooding, at...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help to keep the 6th precept.
Replies: 30
Views: 281

Re: Need help to keep the 6th precept.

"Deathlessness" is correct as there will be no future birth and death after Parinibbana. The Suttas actually appear to say there is no birth & death when the eyes sees the form, when the ear hears the sound, etc. On seeing a form with the eye , he does not lust after it if it is pleasing; he does n...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?
Replies: 19
Views: 195

Re: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?

There is a Sutta to say that Buddha said that it is not possible to see a beginning of the world as it was that long "The world" has ignorance as its 1st cause. Therefore, whenever the world started, ignorance was its 1st cause. While SN 12.44 does not include ignorance, because SN 12.44 is about d...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conditional Relations, DO, and Abhidhamma
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Conditional Relations, DO, and Abhidhamma

Why does the abhidhamma have a different scheme of conditional relations?  other than the scheme in DO? BB footnote to Dhatusamyutta writes "Since according to the abhidhamma scheme of conditional relations, the mind element and its concomitant contact are mutually dependent" How can you justify th...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7026
Views: 997468

Re: the great rebirth debate

Nonsense, nobody talking about Eternalism here. Completely irrelevant. It is very relevant because Eternalism is the view a self continues after death. The Buddha explained Eternalism as follows: And how, bhikkhus, do some hold back? Devas and humans enjoy being, delight in being, are satisfied wit...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?
Replies: 19
Views: 195

Re: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?

Dhammavamsa wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:28 am Whoever said there is a definite First Cause and putting that heretical statement to Buddha's mouth is really mispresent the Dhamma.
:strawman: :jedi: :guns:
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?
Replies: 19
Views: 195

Re: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?

What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda? I think most of the time we discuss PS without considering this very important fact. However please share your knowledge and thoughts on this subject. One of our Dhamma Wheel members Lal, examine the meaning of Pacaya in Paticca Samuppada. https://pure...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?
Replies: 19
Views: 195

Re: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?

SarathW wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:17 am Thnaks.

What represents the Pacccya in Dependent Origination?
ie How can we apply these conditions to DO?
The above question is difficult for me to understand :weep: . Could u kindly clarify the question? Thanks :thanks:
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?
Replies: 19
Views: 195

Re: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?

Buddha said no first cause ever known and it is impossible to know the first cause. Ignorance was a representative cause in this Paticca Samuppada stanza. Buddha never said there is a definite First Cause for everything, be it in Suttanta or Atthakatha. Whoever said there is a definite First Cause ...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?
Replies: 19
Views: 195

Re: What Does “Paccayā” Mean in Paṭicca Samuppāda?

One of our Dhamma Wheel members Lal, examine the meaning of Pacaya in Paticca Samuppada. https://puredhamma.net/paticca-samuppada/patthana-dhamma/what-does-paccaya-mean-in-paticca-samuppada-effect-is-not-guaranteed/ The above link appears mixed up about "hetu" vs "paccaya". The suttas appear to not...