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by Ananda
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 88214

Re: Self in Theravada

Faith in what precisely? Let us remain in Buddhism. Well then let us remain in Theravada Buddhism. Why do you keep interjecting Mahayana philosophy :?: Faith in the ability to take up the 5 precepts as a lay follower; 1) abstains from taking life 2) abandoning taking what is not given 3) abandoning...
by Ananda
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 88214

Re: Self in Theravada

Faith is an ingredient in Theravada Buddhism and not similar to generic monotheisms misuse of faith. The faith you need is similar to experiencing a master musician and thinking, hey! I can do it too, however: KJV; Hebrews 11.1: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things ...
by Ananda
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 88214

Re: Self in Theravada

How do you know dogs aren't already in hell? Never less alone than when alone! Practice/Enlightenment is performed regardless of how distracting she is!lol It took faith to ask her out. Still, we need some time alone for reflection, dogs and coffee. CASE 2. HYAKUJO'S FOX Whenever Hyakujo delivered a...
by Ananda
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 88214

Re: Self in Theravada

Dear iskander,

Thanks for your most direct post!

May the rabbit of time, O never mind.lol
by Ananda
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 88214

Re: Self in Theravada

You should know the answer to that! Thank you for your time, and I mean it. But I have lost any interest in my own thread. Have a nice time. :) Perhaps you don't know the answer to that, being specifically the third (3) Noble Truth. The four (4) Noble Truths are an integrative whole. It's been a pr...
by Ananda
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 88214

Re: Self in Theravada

You should know the answer to that!
by Ananda
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: ~The Hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 10506

Re: ~The Hunt

"The Mushroom in Christian Art"
by Ananda
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 88214

Re: Self in Theravada

"'Kamma should be known. The cause by which kamma comes into play should be known. The diversity in kamma should be known. The result of kamma should be known. The cessation of kamma should be known. The path of practice leading to the cessation of kamma should be known.' Thus it has been said. Why ...
by Ananda
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 88214

Re: Self in Theravada

Thank you Ananda, reading your answers helps me to understand recent history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWT6CBaAtQ&feature=BFa&list=ULiu_rqYBxOEQ&index=1 LOL, good luck with that! http://chronologia.org/en/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tDOZOW0IFg&list=PLo0ThsDnveH5nv5TNviBrGTX9P6IrYfIe
by Ananda
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 88214

Re: Self in Theravada

A person ( such as a monk) who behaves properly ( a saint , an angel in appearance) does not amount to much. Only if those persons revere ( worship the Buddha) the Buddha are their beneficial and noble deeds counted as merit. Following the dhamma is revering good Gotoma! Only the faithful can pleas...