Monday, January 16, 2017

The last year has given me and understanding of the questions that bothered me the most about Buddha, I accepted everything but there were a few doubts dormant for nearly a decade about a few things about Buddha

1) Why Buddha being a symbol of compassion did not Institute Vegetarianism?

My understanding is as follows

. Craving factor remains the same towards the food either Veg or Non Veg so unless we can have food by saying "The food I consume is not for joy, not for play or entertainment but only for the nourishment of this body so that it can live in ease" this statement is easier said than done the type of craving may be for diff foods but Craving remains the same

. Monks/Nuns have to accept anything edible put in their bowls however they still have the choice to remain Vegetarian if they intend to do so

.Non Veg food was essential for the people who used to do harsh physical labour and would be difficult in those days but now we have option to remain Vegan and also be supremely fit with it.

2) Buddha's hesitance to teach Dhamma after enlightenment to the world

This became clear since he was enlightened he knew the type of people that live in this world

People who are so selfish, so cruel, so many backstabbers and the usual lot of people that you can even find in your everyday life even today, this was a fairly simple to understand but I thought an enlightened soul would find it easy to put across the Dhamma to them but it is not so easy to people with wrong beliefs , traditions, cultures and people with closed minds and people who act like their tea cup is full, negative karma etc so it took a deva... Brahma sahampati to come down to Buddha to convince him that their are beings with little dust in their eyes to see Dhamma.

3) Buddha's hesitance to Institute women Sangha

I really did not understand this one and I got married...then things started to become clear :)

It was once said that Buddha along with 1000's of monks stayed quietly at a place and the king who was being bought to his presence thought how can such a large gathering remain so silent and even had doubts on his minister who was taking him if he was turning him towards the enemy

Women have different physical and psyiological needs than Men and first among them is Women love to talk, Their sudden outbursts of emotion, Delicate bodies even though women demand equal rights with Men to which they totally deserve but at the same time their physical and psyiological needs limits them in certain aspects when compared to Men and so Buddha had to add a few more rules in the patimokkha and finally allowed the Bhikkhuni order

So my Mind is totally freed of any doubts over the Buddha and some aspects of his actions are now very clear and took me over a Decade to realise and experiencce it, May All Beings Be Happy!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Noble eightfold Path...Path 2 enlightenment..Path 2 Liberation...Path 2 freedom...Path 2 Happiness...Path 2 Nibbana :)

Noble eightfold path as i understand in brief

1.Right View (Samma Ditthi)

No view is right view

We shouldnt be deluded in beliefs just accepting "i don't know" solves many probles rather than theorising concepts on god, gods, soul, rebirth etc, clears the mind with garbage and doubts!

Accepting 4 noble truth is right view!!! not by mere devotion..it is a FACT...there is suffering (life in itself is not suffering it has happiness as well...but the acceptance of reality that there is suffering in this world make a huge difference)

1. There is suffering
2. There is a cause for suffering (craving/aversion)
3. The cause can be eradicated
4. The path leading to happiness is the noble eightfold path

2. Right intention (Samma Sankappa)

the intention of renunciation, the intention of good will, and the intention of harmlessness.

3.Right Speech (samma vaca)

Silence is better and speak only when necessary and speak what is good

4.Right Action (samma kammanta)

abstaining from taking life, abstaining from stealing, and abstaining from sexual misconduct. abstaining from telling lies, abstaining from consuming intoxicants.

5.Right Livelihood (samma ajiva)

Good livelihood which is beneficial to all beings

Abstain from The Buddha mentions five specific kinds of livelihood which bring harm to others and are therefore to be avoided: dealing in weapons, in living beings (including raising animals for slaughter as well as slave trade and prostitution), in meat production and butchery, in poisons, and in intoxicants

6.Right Effort (Samma Vayama)

This energy is to be applied to the cultivation of the mind

The nature of the mental process effects a division of right effort into four "great endeavors":

1. to prevent the arising of unarisen unwholesome states;
2. to abandon unwholesome states that have already arisen;
3. to arouse wholesome states that have not yet arisen;
4. to maintain and perfect wholesome states already arisen

7.Right Mindfulness (Samma Sati)
here the four foundation of mindfulness come into picture sattipatthana
Mindfullness on four factors body,feelings,mind and mind qualities as not mine!!! is not "i"
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.010.than.html

8.Right Concentration (Samma Samadhi)
Attaining Jhanas or keeping the mind free from defilements!!!
http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books/Ajahn_Chah_Samma_Samadhi.htm

Metta :)

Importance of Vipassana-explained by Buddha

Importance of Vipassana-explained by Buddha

At one time Anathapindika had given all his wealth away and due to some unexpected misfortune did not have rich food as was customary to give to the Sangha and the needy. He continued, however, to give away whatever he had.

The Buddha then addressed Anathapindika, who was rich in wisdom, and encouraged him in meditation by explaining the various benefits of wholesome actions. Comparing Anathapindika to a rich merchant named Velama of past eras who was equally generous, the Buddha said: ?

More beneficial than large donations to the unworthy would be a single feeding of a noble disciple who is a Sotapanna. And progressively more beneficial than a single feeding of a Sotapanna is the feeding of a noble disciple who has attained Sakadagami, Anagami and Arahanthship.

And even more beneficial than alms to a noble disciple who has attained Arahanthship would be the feeding of a Pacceka Buddha. And even more beneficial than feeding a Pacceka Buddha would be the giving of alms and building of monasteries for a Supreme Buddha. But better yet than gifts to the Buddha would be taking refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha in confidence and observing the five precepts to perfection.

And still more beneficial than taking refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha and observing the precepts to perfection would be one moment of all-encompassing radiation of compassion and loving-kindness to all living beings.

Best of all, however, would be to cultivate, even for the time of a finger snap, insight into the impermanence of all things (insight meditation). And thus the Buddha explained the benefits of wholesome deeds and the supremacy of meditation on insight.

Metta :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Read them and pass them on to your friends! :-)

and remember one more thing whatever you read in these ebooks dont take them for granted

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

-Buddha

Metta

FREE eBooks!!!

Tipitaka (45 yrs teachings of buddha) -eBooks FREE

Guys i do see many people want to know more on buddha's teachings and i see they ponder for resources and here i am giving links for ebooks that were created by me by compiling info on accesstoinsight into ebooks on incrediblebuddha.com ...Download them FREE and enjoy reading and grow in Dhamma
"Tipitaka Introduction eBook"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/tipitaka_introduction_.pdf
"Vinaya pitaka"- I have (2 out of 3)
Right Click on the link and click "Save Target As"
"Suttavibhanga"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/suttavibhanga.pdf
"Khandhaka"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/khandhaka.pdf
"Sutta pitaka"(1st 4 eBooks)
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"DighaNikaya-Long Discourses"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/digha%20nikaya%28long%20discourses%29.pdf
"MajjhimaNikaya-Middle length discourses"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/majjhima%20nikaya%28middle-length%20discourses%29.pdf
"SamyuttaNikaya-Grouped discourses"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/samyutta%20nikaya%20_grouped%20discourses_.pdf
"AnguttaraNikaya-Further factored discourses"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/anguttara%20nikaya%20_further-factored%20discourses%20_.pdf
Sutta pitaka (5th Book) collection of 18 books i have 12 out of the 18 books in this part
"Khuddakapatha-the short passages"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/khuddakapatha%20_the%20short%20passages_.pdf
"Dhammapada-the path of dhamma"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/dhammapada_the%20path%20of%20dhamma_.pdf
"Udana exclamations"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/udana%20_exclamations_.pdf
"itivuttaka-this was said by the buddha"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/itivuttaka_this%20was%20said%20by%20the%20buddha_.pdf
"Suttanipata-the sutta collection"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/sutta%20nipata%20_the%20sutta%20collection_.pdf
"Vimanavatthu-abode of the devas"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/vimanavatthu%20_abode%20of%20deva%5C%27s_.pdf
"Petavatthu-Stories of Hungry ghosts"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/petavatthu%20_stories%20of%20hungry%20ghosts_.pdf
"Theragatha- verses of elder Monks"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/theragatha%20_verses%20of%20elder%20monks_.pdf
"Therigatha- Verses of elder nuns"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/therigatha%20_verses%20of%20elder%20nuns_.pdf
"Jataka Tales-Stories of previous lives of gotama buddha"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/jataka%20tales%20_stories%20pf%20previous%20lives%20of%20gotama%20buddha_.pdf
"Milindapanha- Questions of King Milinda"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/milindapa%F1ha%20_questions%20of%20king%20milinda_.pdf
"Patisambhidamagga-Path of discrimination"
http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/patisambhidamagga%28path%20of%20discrimination%29.pdf
Abhidhamma Pitaka
couldn't find much infoBut compiled whatever i found on accesstoinsight.org is here in Pdf format!
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http://www.incrediblebuddha.com/images/Tipitakaebooks/abhidhamma%20pitaka%20_basket%20of%20abhidhamma_.pdf