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by Lal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Thank you, Coëmgenu! Yes. It could have been worse. But I have no illusions. This physical body is subjected to the “anicca nature”, and anything can happen anytime. I may get hit by a car and die today. We know that Ven. Moggallana was beaten to death. He got away from the attackers a few times usi...
by Lal
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76260

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Thank you very much, Paul and Sam!
by Lal
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76260

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

It has been 3 weeks since I underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor in the frontal lobe. I just wanted to provide an update and to thank everyone for having such “compassionate thoughts”. It was a fairly large tumor, roughly 4.5 cm X 3.5 cm X 2 cm, and it took roughly about 8 hours for the surgeon...
by Lal
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76260

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Thank you very much, Bhante!
by Lal
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76260

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Just before his Enlightenment, the Buddha figured how beings are born endlessly due to their own way of thinking. That knowledge is embedded in Paticca Samuppāda, translated as, "Dependent Origination". It describes the origins of different types of living beings, according to their own thought proc...
by Lal
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76260

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

It is critically important to understand the meanings of vitakka, vicāra, savitakka, savicāra, and avitakka, avicāra. In particular, savitakka and savicāra are commonly translated incorrectly as “with vitakka and vicāra”. Vitakka, Vicāra, Savitakka, Savicāra, and Avitakka, Avicāra 1. As always, one ...
by Lal
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76260

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

2600htz wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Hello:

Thank you Lal for the answers.

Regards.
You are welcome!
by Lal
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76260

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Thinking about the comment by 2600htz a bit more, I realize that there could be two conflicting factors that may lead to confusion: 1. There are some accounts in the Tipitaka where a few people were able to grasp the Dhamma and attain Magga phala by just listening to a single discourse or even a sin...
by Lal
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76260

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello Lal: I like the "moral meditation" approach. Question: -In some suttas it seems people gain stream entry without hearing a discourse on “anicca, dukkha and anatta”, but on other topics. What is your explanation for that?. Regards. 1. Anicca, dukkha, anatta may not be specifically mentioned. B...
by Lal
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

There are many conceptions about what it feels like to be in different jhānic states. Therefore, it is good to have a description by the Buddha himself in order to get a good idea about the experience. Jhānic Experience in Detail – Sāmañ­ña­phala Sutta (DN 2) Introduction 1. The jhānic experiences i...
by Lal
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I recently came across a sutta that clearly explains the how the Buddha transitioned from those anariya jhānās that learned from the two yogis, Alara Kalama and Uppdakarama Putta, to Ariya jhānās on the way to Enlightenment during the night of the Enlightenment. Those yogis attained such anariya jhā...
by Lal
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Since it is very important to understand (and is not explained in simple terms in most current English translations), I will briefly explain how sankhara leads to vinnana. "San" is not clear? This may be helpful if one has an open mind 1. Sankhara (san +khara or doing thing to accumulate "san") are ...
by Lal
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

James Tan quoted from the Jhana Sutta (AN 9.36): “"I tell you, the ending of the mental fermentations depends on the first jhana...” The Buddha was discussing Ariya jhana, which are attained by eliminating (khaya) defilements (in this case akusala and kāma rāga. The Pali verse for the above that you...
by Lal
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76260

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

James Tan’ Comments: “According to a note by bhikkhu Thanissaro , Bahiya he may actually have had strong powers of concentration with some attendant psychic powers of his own. “ That is just speculation. “Ps. Susima didn't have Arupa jhana or psychic powers but still have the Rupa jhana .” Again, no...
by Lal
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76260

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

- One can attain Nibbana (Arahanthood) without going through a single jhanic state (i.e., without having ANY jhanic experience). - Could you provide what text stated No jhana needed for attaining nibbana ? Or am I missing something ? Yes. I can provide evidence that jhana are not needed (i.e., not ...