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by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW is secure site
Replies: 13
Views: 1745

Re: DW is secure site

David N. Snyder wrote:All fixed!

Until the next glitch.

:meditate:
Well Done David!

Best Greetings from Sri Lanka!
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is our desire part of us?
Replies: 29
Views: 4350

Re: Is our desire part of us?

The Gautama Buddha said that neither can we be masters of our mind; the mental states or ‘cittas’ which arise are beyond control. Like and dislike are beyond control, they arise when there are conditions.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Email notifications back up and running!
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Email notifications back up and running!

David N. Snyder wrote:Our webmaster fixed the email notification system.
Dear David,

I receive email notifications at the moment.

I thank you for your support.

Kind Regards,

Mohan
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Did Buddha ask ask to worship him?
Replies: 11
Views: 3507

Re: Did Buddha ask ask to worship him?

The Gautama Buddha never asked to worship him. One who pays respect to the Gautama Buddha with the right understanding does not have a confused idea of the Gautama Buddha in heaven who could see him or hear him. The statue of the Gautama Buddha reminds him of the virtues of the Gautama Buddha.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Have I understood letting go of my self concept wron
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Have I understood letting go of my self concept wrong?

The Gautama Buddha taught that as long as there is the concept of self, there will be no end to attachment (lobha), ill-will or aversion (dosa) and attachment (moha).
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is meditation the only way to reach englightenment?
Replies: 42
Views: 6841

Re: Is meditation the only way to reach englightenment?

LonesomeYogurt wrote:The way to enlightenment is the Noble Eightfold Path, of which meditation is a part.
I agree completely on this opinion. The Gautama Buddha taught his followers the same.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Re: Worldly happiness doesn't work, whatever the combination. Am I right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: Worldly happiness doesn't work, whatever the combination. Am I right?

People today want to experience something which is beyond this world because they feel distressed about life or they are bored.

The Gautama Buddha taught that as long as there are attachment, ill-will and ignorance in one’s heart, true happiness cannot be found.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Does middle pathway mean been happy or been neutral?
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Re: Does middle pathway mean been happy or been neutral?

I have simply learned through the study of the Gautama Buddha’s teachings that the middle path indicates a path of avoidance of excess or extremes of self-abasement and intemperance.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why does happiness never last?
Replies: 28
Views: 3741

Re: Why does happiness never last?

According to the Gautama Buddha’s teachings happiness is only a mental phenomenon which arises and falls away immediately.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Where to begin?
Replies: 13
Views: 1307

Re: Where to begin?

In understanding more about physical phenomena or ‘rupa’ and mental phenomena or ‘nama’ and in being aware of them in daily life one’s wisdom will develop.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Temple Etiquette
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Temple Etiquette

I have a different reply regarding this topic. One should visit a Buddhist temple with a proper, pious, sanctimonious and devoutly religious mind.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Thumbs up button
Replies: 87
Views: 8577

Re: What is the future of Dhamma Wheel

Aesthetics, usability, service quality, pleasurable interaction, content and website identity are assessed on the judgment of Buddhist website quality.
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a "Scientific" Theory of Everything?
Replies: 21
Views: 1071

Re: Paticca Samuppāda: The Law of Dependent Origination

Paticca means because of, or dependent upon; Samuppāda “arising or origination. “ Paticca Samuppāda, therefore, literally means Dependent Arising or Dependent Origination. It must be borne in mind that Paticca Samuppāda is only a discourse on the process of birth and death and not a theory of the u...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Paticca Samuppāda: The Law of Dependent Origination
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Paticca Samuppāda: The Law of Dependent Origination

Paticca means because of, or dependent upon; Samuppāda “arising or origination. “ Paticca Samuppāda, therefore, literally means Dependent Arising or Dependent Origination. It must be borne in mind that Paticca Samuppāda is only a discourse on the process of birth and death and not a theory of the u...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: On the proliferation of anatta discussions
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: Anattā: Soul-Lessness

The kammic force of each individual binds the elements together. This uninterrupted flux or continuity of psycho-physical phenomenon, which is conditioned by kamma , and not limited only to the present life , but having its source in the beginningless past and continuation in the future-is the Budd...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Belief in rebirth
Replies: 143
Views: 13444

Re: I have always believed in the reality of rebirth/reincarnation.

Rebirth As long as this kammic force exists there is rebirth, for beings are merely the visible manifestation of this invisible kammic force. Death is nothing but the temporary end of this temporary phenomenon. It is not the complete annihilation of this so-called being. The organic life has ceased...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma: The Law of Moral Causation
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Kamma: The Law of Moral Causation

We are faced with a totally ill-balanced world. We perceive the inequalities and manifold destinies of men and the numerous grades of beings that exist in the universe. We see one born into a condition of affluence, endowed with fine mental, moral and physical qualities and another into a condition...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Kamma, Vipaka and Hetu, Phala?
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: Kamma: The Law of Moral Causation

We are faced with a totally ill-balanced world. We perceive the inequalities and manifold destinies of men and the numerous grades of beings that exist in the universe. We see one born into a condition of affluence, endowed with fine mental, moral and physical qualities and another into a condition...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Practicing the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Replies: 24
Views: 2997

Right Mindfulness (sammā-sati)

Dear Mohan What happens after death is determined by what someone did while they were alive, according to the Buddha. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn42/sn42.006.than.html There is a misconception that the moment before death or sleep is special. The Buddhism rejects this idea and plac...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada Buddhism a Religion?
Replies: 28
Views: 2066

Re: Is Theravada Buddhism a Religion?

Taking refuge in the Buddha, dharma and sangha. If like this is not a religion then what is it? Theravada Buddhism cannot be called a religion because it is neither a system of faith and worship. Through the study of the Buddha’s teachings, which are also called the’Dhamma’, someone learns to devel...