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by Mohan Gnanathilake
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Greetings

But these past four years has been very goal oriented and focused in getting me to the point where I think I'm ready to ordain again, embrace the noble lifestyle, and make it a point to get rid of all the distractions, hindrances, kilesas. May the blessings of the triple gem be with you and guide y...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do people yawning when meditate?
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Why do people yawning when meditate?

SarathW wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:16 am
Are any of you experience this and what is your opinion?
Yawning relaxes me and brings me faster than other meditation techniques I know, in a state of alertness.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Effects of music
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Effects of music

In my opinion, Buddhist music tries to bring harmony into our daily lives and to purify, educate and transform the mind to bring our emotions in line with the Dhamma.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Questions from Student
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Questions from Student

springsea wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:41 am
why do you use the forum?
I read the pages of this website to familiarize myself with information on Buddhism. Here I find some information on Buddhism to help me gain an understanding of this ancient religion and philosophy.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should mentally troubled people stay away from Buddhism?
Replies: 40
Views: 4419

Re: Should mentally troubled people stay away from Buddhism?

The way Buddhism can be a snake for the mentally ill in my case was that like a lot of people I had the mind state of not being good enough. But there is a great number of important ways in which one isn't good enough: There are jobs and careers for which one isn't good enough. There are financial ...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How Does Hospitalisation Work Out In Your Country?
Replies: 23
Views: 3889

Re: How Does Hospitalisation Work Out In Your Country?

Theravada Buddhists are most likely to accept medical advice when it is clearly explained and the options fully explored. Doctors and nurses are generally held in high esteem in Theravada Buddhist cultures because helping others and relieving suffering are important in Theravada Buddhist training.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 188
Views: 108848

Re: Self-Introduction (Abhivādana)

My name is Mohan Barathi Gnanathilake. I am a Sri Lankan. I was born on 10 May 1975 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. I am a nature lover. I am working as a Private Tutor for German language at present. I was in Munich and Freiburg in the past. I got two scholarships to fly to Germany. I passed the “Zentrale Ob...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 35
Views: 4379

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

What is Exactly Abhidhamma? The Abhidahamma is the part of the Gautama Buddha’s teachings which analyses the different states of mind and which explains in detail about everything which is real. The study of the Abhidhamma helps us to understand which causes bring which effects in our life an in th...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why recollection of your Sila (Silanussati) and Dana (Caganussati) is better than observing Sila and Dana?
Replies: 20
Views: 1147

Re: Why recollection of your Sila (Silanussati) and Dana (Caganussati) is better than observing Sila and Dana?

I have heard many Dhamma talks where the teacher said that when giving one should feel joy in the thought of giving, feel joy in the giving and feel joy in having given. The giver will benefit from his act because he has a wholesome mental state at the time of giving. When there is generosity there...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 188
Views: 108848

Re: Self-Introduction (Abhivādana)

My name is Mohan Barathi Gnanathilake. I am a Sri Lankan. I was born on 10 May 1975 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. I am a nature lover. I am working as a Private Tutor for German language at present. I was in Munich and Freiburg in the past. I got two scholarships to fly to Germany. I passed the “Zentrale Ob...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monk
Replies: 12
Views: 2152

Re: Monk

The real meaning of being a monk is seeking the truth. A monk renounces the luxuries of a home, choice of clothing and food, and entertainment in order to seek the truth and to help other people to find the truth as well.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The Old "In-Out In-Out"
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: The Old "In-Out In-Out"

mrgrtt123 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:19 am
I guess it's time for me to meditate to avoid overthinking.
Theravada Buddhists believe that the more we learn to deal with our minds, the less we become overthinkers.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A queston about karma.
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: A queston about karma.

user99 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:46 pm
Can everyone experience the same karma forever?
No. The Gautama Buddha taught that everyone will experience the result of the law of moral causation (kamma) he has performed. One will reap what one has sown. Kamma is the cause which produces its result. The result is called ‘vipāka’.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: One Question
Replies: 29
Views: 2857

Re: One Question

What is the effect of your teachings on people’s actions?
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 184
Views: 10656

Re: Momentary 'experience'

Ignorance, craving and clinging condition our life. Life is like a wheel, turning around without any beginning.