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by Sam Vara
Sat May 01, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing
Replies: 134
Views: 4024

Re: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing

Aloka wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 10:39 am
GnosticMind wrote:Hey Dhammanando, well my man -- if you want to stand up for a racist fascist -- be my guest. It's up to you
Being disrespectful to Ven. Dhammanando is not helpful to a discussion (or to youself).




:anjali:
:goodpost:
by Sam Vara
Sat May 01, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 'drink and drugs that cause carelessness'
Replies: 59
Views: 1696

Re: 'drink and drugs that cause carelessness'

Thank you for this, Bhante. It lays to rest a lot of potential fruitless discussion. Is there a source for this threefold inclusion, please? Yes, but I'm afraid I've forgotten precisely where it is. I recall that it's based on the equation of appamāda with the common sutta phrase "ātāpī sampajāno s...
by Sam Vara
Sat May 01, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 'drink and drugs that cause carelessness'
Replies: 59
Views: 1696

Re: 'drink and drugs that cause carelessness'

So that is one drawback, often overlooked if one is to practice, that has nothing to do with carelessness. Or am I wrong? I think what is wrong here, or at least inadequate, is the overly narrow understanding of the term pamāda conveyed by the translation "carelessness". Not that any of the other E...
by Sam Vara
Sat May 01, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wanting to eliminate dukkha is vibhava tanha
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Wanting to eliminate dukkha is vibhava tanha

It might be seen by some as a type of wholesome chanda.
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing
Replies: 134
Views: 4024

Re: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing

I missed all this. I have been taking a break from the internet as part of an exercise in renunciation, so have only just learned that Paññobhāsa is disrobing. This last blog post of his explains where the money to support his minimalist lay life is coming from, and gives a good summary of his reaso...
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha did not ask us to make a grand boat and cross the flood?
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Why Buddha did not ask us to make a grand boat and cross the flood?

"Then, bhikkhus, it might occur to that man: 'Here is a great stretch of water... but no boat... nor a bridge... What if I were to collect grass, pieces of wood, branches and leaves, construct a raft and supported by it and laboring with hands and feet, go safely to the other shore. Why Buddha did ...
by Sam Vara
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Ideal Wife
Replies: 26
Views: 668

Re: Ideal Wife

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:12 pm So what should I look out for as an ideal husband, if I ever decided to have one?
Someone who shuns the synthetic a priori like the plague.
by Sam Vara
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How possible is it to train like this ?
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: How possible is it to train like this ?

If one can easily get angry when challenge by someone in this forum without having real contact whatmore in real life situation . To act without aversion for trained peoples whether in response to stop someone abusing our love one or even defending ourself if attack by someone and still can maintai...
by Sam Vara
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do we have unique fingerprints?
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: Why do we have unique fingerprints?

SarathW wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:42 am Why do we have unique fingerprints?
Is this evidence to support Kamma Vipaka?
Only if it leads to you being caught for a crime! :tongue:

I suppose one reading on SN 35.145, the Kammasutta, is that the body we have in the present moment is the way it is because of old kamma.
by Sam Vara
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How possible is it to train like this ?
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: How possible is it to train like this ?

How to train like this ? Is it at all possible other than arahants ? If someone give you a blow with a weapon (says a knife or a gun) , would you able to take it ? It is thus that you must train yourself, Phagguna. Wherefore, Phagguna, even if anyone face to face with you should give a blow with th...
by Sam Vara
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Memories

Thank you very much. :anjali: From all answer I understand that thoughts should be guarded well. Now correct me please if I understand incorrectly: After reading some text for example, mind will create some thoughts and imagines (good or bad). If I will then think about them, try to remember and to...
by Sam Vara
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The breath as a distraction
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: The breath as a distraction

Hello everyone, I recently considered the possibility that counting/following and otherwise focussing on the breath might be getting in the way of my sessions developing as they have been in a state of attrition for some time. This conclusion seems to have been correct - instead of seeing the breat...
by Sam Vara
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Microdosing on cannabis
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Microdosing on cannabis

If you are taking it to relieve pain and not to get high then I don't see a problem with it. To thine own self be true. As always in the Buddha's teachings intention is key. :anjali: :goodpost: The individual's intention is, I think, key here. But it is often difficult for people who desire pleasur...
by Sam Vara
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern reading based on historicist philology is Hardly Universal
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Modern reading based on historicist philology is Hardly Universal

And if they are, which is most likely to deliver truth? You know the answer. See below. Maria Heim on love and compassion in the Visuddhimagga An interview with American Pali scholar and Buddhaghosa specialist Maria Heim. It's actually from five years ago but I've learned of it only today. Maria He...
by Sam Vara
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern reading based on historicist philology is Hardly Universal
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Modern reading based on historicist philology is Hardly Universal

Eko Care wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:34 pm
Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:54 pm How are they different?
The Blessed One only approved the technique of judging authenticity, by comparing a given text with Dhamma.
And the text in which he said that - is it authentic, and how do we know?