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by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 967
Views: 63599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

If you want to contact Ven Bodhi with your inquiries, I would recommend trying to submit an inquiry where he is currently a resident: https://www.baus.org/en/about-us/contact-us/ I have no idea whether it is bhikkhu Bodhi or not. It is Sutta Central's responsibility. And don't send me Sutta Central...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the oldest religion in China?
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: What is the oldest religion in China?

Similarities between ancient Chinese imperial religion and ancient Judaism:

1. Bull sacrifices
2. Worship of "heaven" (likened to worship of the Abrahamic God by Chinese Christians)

Differences between ancient Chinese imperial religion and ancient Judaism:

1. Pretty much everything else

IMO
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 967
Views: 63599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

How quickly your promises are broken :cry: Ven Bodhi? How will he ever know you wrote this? You are trying to evade the real problem. So, I have legitimate reason to respond. It does not matter who the translator is. The translator has an obligation to either correct it or explain the obvious probl...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 967
Views: 63599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Thank you.
I hope you or he will respond to my question. Thank you!
How quickly your promises are broken :cry:

Ven Bodhi? How will he ever know you wrote this?

As for me, I am a Mahāyānika. What I have to say as to what happens to an arhat upon awakening would be off-topic for this forum.
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the oldest religion in China?
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: What is the oldest religion in China?

What is the oldest religion in China? Was it more close to Hinduism or the Abrahamic religion? https://youtu.be/WCG8yrJskRk This is a propaganda video funded in part by Western Evangelical Christians who have a vested interest in making traditional Chinese religion resemble pre-Christian Judaism. T...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?
Replies: 35
Views: 476

Re: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?

How many monastics is Western Theravāda producing? IMO that is the question. Mahāyāna is also actively growing in the West, but it is not producing practitioners who observe the vinaya at the rate at which it produces Buddha-devotees in the laity. Is Western Theravāda producing vinaya adherents or a...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 967
Views: 63599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:03 pm
I will not respond anymore
Thank you.
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 967
Views: 63599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Venerable Sujāto wrote a wonderful essay... What is in that essay is not relevant to what I have discussed at this forum. That essay is about you and the Venerable you follow. It's about what you both do to the Pāli language. I think it is highly relevant, especially in this particular thread. He o...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 967
Views: 63599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

What is sad is that Dhammanando does not know what is meant by vinnana, sankhara, sanna, etc etc. If he does... Make up your mind mister. If you are not sure then you should not be badmouthing a Bhikkhu. You are the one without a shred of understanding of what it is your are arguing against whilst ...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?
Replies: 35
Views: 839

Re: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?

Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:07 am
manas wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Since the sad demise of the 'Lounge' section..
Sorry to hijack this, but why exactly did the lounge disappear?
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
by Coëmgenu
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?
Replies: 35
Views: 839

Re: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?

There is no "free unconditioned will" according to Dhamma. I think this is obvious. Though, we live in a world of illusions, where things exist by themselves and among them there is "free will", based on a sense of selfhood. I'm also wondering if there is anywhere in the Pali Canon where the Buddha...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?
Replies: 35
Views: 839

Re: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?

To follow on from the two above posts (and those generally on this page of this topic), I recommend expanding one's understanding of kamma and its results. Whilst it may not directly address Sam's position, similarly, it's also going to make it appear to be a rather boring, unprofitable and pointle...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 967
Views: 63599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:29 am
One should not have to dig deep and find obscure references. This should be made very clear as a key concept.
Who was up to this? Who was digging deeply?
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 967
Views: 63599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hah! How quickly you, Samvara, are discarded as someone worthy of speaking to with basic respect.

You clearly shouldn't have questioned.
by Coëmgenu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 967
Views: 63599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I'll decide what I post, thanks, along with what I consider to be of value. OK. This is exactly what happened in the past too. People (including bhikkhus) just bow out of the discussion when they do not have answers. In my opinion, vinnana is a key concept. If one wants to understand what Nibbana i...