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by SarathW
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and five precepts
Replies: 31
Views: 6824

Re: Sotapanna and five precepts

It appears there was a drunken Sotapanna in Buddhas time.
His name sound like "Sarkani"
Video counter 46 minutes


by SarathW
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this world a product of my own mind ?
Replies: 26
Views: 190

Re: Is this world a product of my own mind ?

My personal view is the planet earth, elements (dhatu) & aggregates are not mind-made.


According to Buddhist teaching mind (Vinnana) and matter (Nama Rupa) are depend on each other.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this world a product of my own mind ?
Replies: 26
Views: 190

Re: Is this world a product of my own mind ?

According to Buddhism the mind arises in six ways. (eye,ear,nose,tongue,body and mind itself)
by SarathW
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this world a product of my own mind ?
Replies: 26
Views: 190

Is this world a product of my own mind ?

In the following video (Sinhala language)Ven Thithagalle Anandasiri argues that the whole world is mind made. According to him my family, country, earth, David, Trupm, queen, Buddha, my enemy etc are all a product of my own mind. We think that the world still exist after our death, (Buddha passed aw...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant with greed and aversion
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Arahant with greed and aversion

Arahant with greed and aversion is a Mahayana idea. I had a post in the past about this topic.C/f According to Theravada Arahant has fully eliminated attachment, aversion and ignorance. They practice Noble Eightfold Path that is second nature to them. http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dhamma Wheel meetings
Replies: 85
Views: 21999

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

I like toilet cleaning personally

You are very close to attaining final Nibbana.
Just press the flushing down button. (let go)
:anjali:
by SarathW
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?

Just a matter of interest. In the following video 1.44 this monk tell a story about Buddha's time. Ven. Muglan styed, one night in a single woman's house. Then the woman removed all her cloths in front of the monk. Sorry this video is in Sinhala language. This example is given to explain Kukuccha (W...
by SarathW
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why indifference is worse than pleasure?
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Why indifference is worse than pleasure?

Why indifference is worse than pleasure. Why is that? =============================== A Buddhist monk said in a video. 1- Wrong view is worse than disconnected with wrong view 2-Unprompted is worse than prompted 3-indifference is worse than pleasure. I understand 1 and 2 but not the 3. =============...
by SarathW
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Why was Mahāmoggallāna blue?
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Why was Mahāmoggallāna blue?

I notice all the monks are shaved heads except Buddha?
by SarathW
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Why was Mahāmoggallāna blue?
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Why was Mahāmoggallāna blue?

Moggallana as the Blue Lotus Thanks for clarifying this. When I was young I was taught, Moggallana was blue due to beaten to death by the thieves! Koranda flower: https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiy2vKe3sL...
by SarathW
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?

I think it's important to worry less about the outward form, and more about the inner core.


Bhante did you clarify this with your teacher?
My understanding is both are very important.
Even in the west it says "Dress for success"
I think we have to be aware of Hiri Otappa here.
by SarathW
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?

Novice monastics(10 preceptors) take the precept to not handle money, that is the only difference from an 8 preceptor essentially, other then wearing robes.

Isn't monks brake the precepts when they handle money?
How do they get around this?
by SarathW
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?
Replies: 20
Views: 2197

Re: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?

This is why it is not recommended to pay attention to pain for example, and same is with tinitus.

It will be a problem only if you notice pain with aversion.
by SarathW
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?
Replies: 20
Views: 2197

Re: Can tinnitus be used as a meditation object?

My tinnitus has not improved at all.
Even when I write this I can hear it very loud and clear but it does not bother me at all.
It is just another noise for me.
by SarathW
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?

Now I heard from few Sri Lankan monks that the word Anatta does not relate to Sakkaya-ditthi or Mana. Anatta means the inability to stop the process of impermanence and Stress (Dukkha) I have lot of respect for the knowledge of the monk in this video. Unfortunately it is in Sinhala language. I just...
by SarathW
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why we can't get no satisfaction
Replies: 7
Views: 58

Re: Why we can't get no satisfaction

Agree.
Another method is to be mindful of the sound.
Consider all the sound as sound consciousness. (Sota Vinnana)
by SarathW
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why we can't get no satisfaction
Replies: 7
Views: 58

Re: Why we can't get no satisfaction

And how do we deal with the eight worldly conditions?


This is easy to say than done it. :)
Perhaps contemplating on three worldly conditions. (Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta)
by SarathW
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why we can't get no satisfaction
Replies: 7
Views: 58

Re: Why we can't get no satisfaction

When people abuse us, we hate it. When people do not respect us, we don't like it. When people ignore or don't care about us, we don't like it even more. When people respect us, we like it, but we think it's not enough - they should respect us even more! This is the result of self view and Mana. If...
by SarathW
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why we can't get no satisfaction
Replies: 7
Views: 58

Re: Why we can't get no satisfaction

There will only be satisfaction when we completely stop caring about what people think about us. There is an important virtue called a Hiri Otappa. ================ The Buddha points to two mental qualities as the underlying safeguards of morality, thus as the protectors of both the individual and ...
by SarathW
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?

Thank you Bhante for participation in this controversial discussion. :bow: There is no rule against high 5s or shaking a woman's hand I think a temple should display appropriate signs to the behavior of lay people such as switching off mobile phones. Handling money is a pretty cut and dry rule, but ...

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