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Yes Mr. Lal !
It´s a good idea and I´ll reserve a Puredhamma texts.doc for this purpose!
Thank you very much for and I wish you really got to Arahantship in this very life!
Thank you very much Lal. I think that point is very clear now!February 14, 2019 at 8:20 am in reply to: Post on "Sōtapanna Anugāmi – No More Births in the Apāyās" #21957
I think too many of us, can be “saddhānusārī”, that is, we were born to reach the true Dhamma of the Lord Buddha, without even know it.
Say this for my particular story, which eventually I will report “in totun” in the appropriate section:
Personal Experiences →
Like, couldn’t find Post´s Lal “Pure Dhamma”, in 2016, August???
As eventually learned English enough to understand and read the posts of Lal, when properly requested by the only Brazilian Bhikkhu (Mudito Bhikkhu) to translate
“Issues from the Moss” of Mali Bagoien???
I don’t think it was just a coincidence.February 14, 2019 at 7:56 am in reply to: Post on "Sōtapanna Anugāmi – No More Births in the Apāyās" #21956
Congratulations to all of you!
May the blessings of the Triple Gem be with all of you!
This Post, in my humble opinion it’s been great so far!
Not only clarified many doubts as also quoted many Suttas that came passing unnoticed until now.
Magnificent Lal post too:
“Sōtapanna Anugāmi – No More Births in the Apāyās”
Thank you very much for all of you!
I have been following closely and looking for any references to archive in a nice study that I think, conclusive, on the subject. (So far)!
Correct Lal, Sir!
You are right! Initially I was in doubt in which section should put this post:
Or Sutta Interpretations?
Many thanks for moving it to the right section!
May you and everyone can achieve Nibbana in this very Life
May the Blessings of the Triple Gem (Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha) be with you always!
Diane Van Deren goes the distance
“In 1997, at age 37, Van Deren underwent a six-hour surgery to remove a kiwi-sized portion of her hippocampus, the region of the brain responsible for short-term memory and the processing of emotional information — and the area where her epilepsy originated. After years of seizures, the affected tissue was a dull grey in contrast to the healthy pink of the rest of her brain. There were risks from having her skull sawed open: of anesthesia complications, of a stroke. But they were worth it for Van Deren. “I had a huge fear of dying from a seizure,” she explained.
Indeed, her type of seizures carry a 1 percent chance of death every year, said Van Deren’s neurosurgeon, Mark Spitz, professor in the department of neurology at the University of Colorado and director of its Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. “The brain is connected to the heart, so a seizure can trigger a fatal heart rhythm. That’s how runner Florence Griffith Joyner died — as the result of a seizure,” he said. Spitz said the risks of epilepsy outweighed the risks of surgery.
“Even though there was no guarantee the seizures wouldn’t return, I thought, ‘I’m gonna beat this,’ ” Van Deren said. “I’m trained as a pro athlete — that’s how we think.”
Two weeks post-op, Van Deren ran 10 miles. There was no pain, and there was no seizure that day”.
Very interesting story that was a mystery in that exactly point!December 30, 2018 at 8:47 am in reply to: Four Conditions for Attaining Sōtapanna Magga/Phala #21063
May the blessings of TRIPLE GEM be with all of you always!
In my previous post for a lapse of memory I put the beginning of the post in Portuguese. Here is the translation to English:
“Finally after several days of searching(3), I found the Post sought and quoted by me on the December 26, 2018 at 10:37 am”:
Thanks very much to all of you!December 29, 2018 at 2:56 pm in reply to: Four Conditions for Attaining Sōtapanna Magga/Phala #21056
May the blessings of TRIPLE GEM stay with all of you!
I am very, very grateful to all of you, mainly to LAL that Show me the TRUE PATH to Nibbana!
Thanks to Thien, because his post make me work hard to find the Post´s Lal !
Actually I had been printing all the Posts first, because my eyes don´t bear too much time in front the computer. Although I have a big monitor (23 pol).
But for that search I must use the computer. Too many books to read…
Now I must begin to read again all this pots to answer someone…
But I will do it tomorrow
Thank you very, very much. Like INFLIB´S Words: “You are my Sangha!”
LairDecember 29, 2018 at 2:27 pm in reply to: Four Conditions for Attaining Sōtapanna Magga/Phala #21054
Finalmente após varios dias de procura, achei o Post procurado e citado por mim no Comentario de December 26, 2018 at 10:37 am:
Ye Dhammā Hetuppabhavā..and Yam Kińci Samudaya Dhammam..
I had looking for it all those days and just now I found That, just now! . I will put here only the last paragrafo:
“17. Please do not hesitate to ask questions at the forum if this is not clear. Kamma viññāna are discussed in detail at: “Kamma Viññāna – Link Between Mind and Matter”.
The process of how past kamma try to bring vipāka with vipāka viññāna is discussed in detail at, “Avyākata Paticca Samuppāda for Vipāka Viññāna“.
Of course one needs to really understand what is meant by all these terms (vēdanā, tanhā, upādāna, etc.) in order to understand these processes; see, “Mental Aggregates“.
If one can truly comprehend this post, one could get to the Sōtapanna stage, because this is really seeing the “way to Nibbana“, i.e., how to stop the future suffering permanently. This is about getting to lokottara Sammā Ditthi”.
LairDecember 26, 2018 at 10:37 am in reply to: Four Conditions for Attaining Sōtapanna Magga/Phala #21003
And I had the same feeling months ago while reading a Post of Pure Dhamma on Kamma, where Lal explained about an intricate mechanism that led to a particular result and probably for this reason, Angulimala that had 999 shares(kamma) leading to hell, surpassed all these actions by carrying out this knowledge (something like that). And Lal added that who could understand the mechanism would be at least someone who held the State of Sotapanna. I had to read it two times, but I understand perfectly. Unfortunately I searched and couldn’t find what Post was…December 26, 2018 at 10:20 am in reply to: Four Conditions for Attaining Sōtapanna Magga/Phala #21002
And I need to add to that the following comment below:
Some time ago (more or less 15-20 days) I felt intense Joy when reading for the first time the Sutta “Dvayatānupassanā Sutta-3.12. Observation of Dualities (Sutta Nipāta – Dvayatānupassanā Sutta – 3.12. Observation of Dualities)
“in my car, when I’m driving for work, I usually listen to the desanas, because I recorded a flash drive with a lot of Lal desanas, to used my ear with the English spoken (I work and live in São Paulo, Brazil), but I never felt felt anything similar though it has almost adorned some desanas …December 26, 2018 at 10:01 am in reply to: Four Conditions for Attaining Sōtapanna Magga/Phala #21000
“I never felt like I had made significant progress until I discovered Pure Dhamma and read about concepts like san, gandhabba, the difference between bhava and jati, the true meaning of Tilakkhana, dukkha and all of the etymological break downs of Pali words and their relationship to the Sinhala language. The clarity and understanding I felt from reading about these things was immediate and intense, far greater than anything I’d experienced from listening”.
That was what happened to me too. Exactly the same!December 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm in reply to: Four Conditions for Attaining Sōtapanna Magga/Phala #20986
“Can we really know the conditions for such breaktrough moments?”
Could you explain in detail that verse???
Or Someone else??/
May the blessings of the triple gem be with all of you!
First of all let me introduce myself. I’m Brazilian and I live in São Paulo, Brazil. My first language is Portuguese and although I am able to read English and translate very well, writing is much harder, especially colloquial language. So I pray that, beforehand, forgive me all the mistakes and correct me if necessary. I am Follow Lal and his Posts from 2016. By the month of August I began to understand the expression “Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta, when translating the book Buddhist-inspired “Issues from the Moss”, a Norwegian woman who almost alone, has achieved a State of liberation (Sotapanna, I think), I learned enough to become a reader of Lal (found Pure Dhamma on the Internet and I had to decide between two sites: the Lal and Michael Kewley → did not think it was coincidence that I have chosen Lal …).
The translation of the Book (original was in English) began in April 2016 and the date with the posts of Lal in July (dates are approximate) and then I repeated ANICCA, DUKKHA, ANATTA to myself, all day long…
I’m just reading posts on the Forum every day that I can and have learned so much and for that I am very grateful to LAL and ALL of YOU! THANK YOU VERY MUCH ALL OF YOU!
Lal said: “Here is an example from the Tipitaka that most people are aware of. Prince Nanda (who was a cousin of prince Siddhartha), was going to get married to a beautiful princess and also become the King on the same day. The Buddha saw that Nanda had the ability to become an Arahant…”
Lal, could you please quote for me the source of that story of the Buddha and Prince Nanda?