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by DNS
Sat May 01, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Buddha's wife (wives)?
Replies: 36
Views: 17313

Re: Buddha's wife (wives)?

I have moved the off-topic posts about jhana to the great Jhana thread starting here:
viewtopic.php?p=619559#p619559
by DNS
Sat May 01, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 536
Views: 273429

Re: Buddha's wife (wives)?

By jhana like, I mean similar. It won't be exactly Buddhist jhana, but similar. Note the names of the attainments by the two ascetic teachers, the exact same names given to the higher formless realms of Buddhist jhanas. I thought you might bring that up; yes I know that the formless realms are not t...
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Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 536
Views: 273429

Re: Buddha's wife (wives)?

You wrote  Some could also argue that other samaṇa paths may have also discovered jhana, for example Alara Kalama and Udaka Ramaputta. When you say some , who are you referring to? Are you referring to random comments on DW by folks like Ceisiwir?  No, I was just speaking in general, that there are...
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Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Are women evil?
Replies: 32
Views: 1052

Re: Are women evil?

Not sure if it's been mentioned already here (only skimmed this strange thread), but it's important to note that it is only the Jataka verses that are Canonical in Theravada, not the Jataka tales.

The misogynistic parts are only in the tales, not the verses.
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Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:46 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?

Why Buddha did not ask us to make a grand boat and cross the flood? What is the meaning of making a boat from grass, branches, and leaves? Why did he asked us to use hands and feet why not using a boat paddle? It's allegory, obviously. The parts of the raft could be liked to sila, samadhi, dana, vi...
by DNS
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 536
Views: 273429

Re: Buddha's wife (wives)?

If so who invented jhana? Invented is not the word; it is discovered and re-discovered. There were 27 prior Buddhas before Gotama in our known history. Some could also argue that other samaṇa paths may have also discovered jhana, for example Alara Kalama and Udaka Ramaputta. When the teachings die ...
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Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?
Replies: 22
Views: 592

Re: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?

Definitely Chan Buddhism (imo).

They include the Agamas which are very similar parallels to the Pali Canon. They have a monastic clergy with Vinaya. The meditation techniques are very similar to Theravada meditation.

It's my second favorite Buddhist tradition, after Theravada.
by DNS
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vesak
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Vesak

It's usually the Full Moon Day of May. This year, it's May 26. The month of May usually has one full moon, but as there are 29.5 days between full moons, occasionally there are two. If there are two full moons during the month of May, some countries (including Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Malaysia) celeb...
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stored food?
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Stored food?

Lord budda advised his desciple monks to go on pindapatha. But it is clear during rainy season these monks remained in their lodgings and fed only on dana donated by villagers. These monks were advised so to escape from the jaina followers lest they would be trampling springing plants. Lord buddas ...
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stored food?
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Stored food?

If so, do you think that the monasteries that do this are in the wrong? Speaking just for myself, not as any authority for Theravada or on behalf of Theravadins; I don't think it is wrong. It is good to save food and not waste it, in my opinion. Yes, there is a rule, but in the 6th century BCE ther...
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stored food?
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Stored food?

In Myanmar ,for the Morning meal, they sometimes reheat or mix the leftover food from the day before. But is this in conflict with the stored food rule in Buddhism? By the way why do we have to choose 2 or 4 noble truths when we register our accounts? (I just joined :D ) Yes, I think that is a viol...
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: It depends what you mean by rebirth
Replies: 82
Views: 1370

Re: It depends what you mean by rebirth

pegembara wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:50 am So if a flame goes out due to no more fuel, where did it go?
That is parinibbana, the nibbana without residue; not for regular worldlings still in samsara.
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: It depends what you mean by rebirth
Replies: 82
Views: 1370

Re: It depends what you mean by rebirth

Back to the topic, which option is your view, Mr. Cappuccino? See options in the OP. I think I know which one you like, but want to hear it from you. today will become tomorrow this life and the next is just a cycle within cycles of time Okay, nice poetry, but which option is closest to your view? ...
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing
Replies: 134
Views: 4024

Re: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing

I think the venerable should have lived a full layman life before becoming a monk. That way he wouldn't feel that void. That might have been a better plan. I heard a seasoned abbot once say that monks who ordain too young often feel that they are "missing out" what young people online now call FOMO...
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: It depends what you mean by rebirth
Replies: 82
Views: 1370

Re: It depends what you mean by rebirth

cappuccino wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:30 pm
Coëmgenu wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:29 pm Go back we now will,
but what to? "Self" and "No Self?"
not self is correct …
Back to the topic, which option is your view, Mr. Cappuccino? See options in the OP. I think I know which one you like, but want to hear it from you.

:coffee: