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by Lal
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Two Types of Vinnana – We Have Control Over Kamma Vinnana 1. In the previous post, I described how six types of viññāna can arise via the six sense faculties. It gives rise to a state of mind that is either good, bad, or neutral based on one's gati (habits/character) and the sense object. This happ...
by Lal
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

hsandeepani said: It is not possible to prove that Buddhaghosha thero is incorrect. Can you refute the evidence presented here: https://puredhamma.net/historical-background/buddhaghosas-visuddhimagga-a-focused-analysis/ But it can easily be proved that Waharaka Abhayarathanalankara is wrong. Please ...
by Lal
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Starting on top of p. 21 on this forum, I pointed out that a citta gets contaminated in 9 stages -- within a split second -- and provided a Tipitaka reference. But that is too abstract, and is just a statement. Here I will discuss how we can see the truth of that statement. I would be happy to discu...
by Lal
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Bundokji said:
Thank you for the time you took to reply and for sharing what you know
You are quite welcome!
I am writing a simple explanation of how a citta gets contaminated within a split second. Hope to post it later today.
by Lal
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Bundokji said: From your understanding, is replacing bad habits with good habits the only way? Is the formation of habits, in itself, a habit? When you follow the Path, that is essentially what happens. You automatically get rid of bad habits (that lead to doing dasa akusala) and form new habits for...
by Lal
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Dependent Origination when it says Vinnana it means Patisandi Vinnana which is defiled. Vinnana of living Arahant is not defiled hence it is not Patisandi Vinnana. I was getting annoyed at some these questions, but then I realized that many of you actually do not know any better. All you know is th...
by Lal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Can you answer me regarding the six-sense vinnanas and the vinnana aggregate? According to you, are those still present after the uprooting of the defilements but before the break-up of the body? If so, vinnana cannot be defined as "defiled consciousness". I gave a detailed explanation. Do you not ...
by Lal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

We can leave it at that if you wish.
Yes. I wish you well on your Path.
by Lal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Nicolas: Hope you can explain the following verse in the Kevaṭṭa Sutta (DN 11): ‘Viññāṇaṃ anidassanaṃ, anantaṃ sabbatopabhaṃ; Ettha āpo ca pathavī, tejo vāyo na gādhati. Ettha dīghañca rassañca, aṇuṃ thūlaṃ subhāsubhaṃ; Ettha nāmañca rūpañca, asesaṃ uparujjhati; Viññāṇassa nirodhena, etthetaṃ uparuj...
by Lal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

You mean to define "vinnana" as "defiled consciousness" instead of the orthodox definition of "consciousness". This is unbelievable! "Defiled consciousness" is not my definition. I gave you the reference to show how an uncontaminated citta becomes contaminated in 9 steps to be contaminated (for any...
by Lal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Do you see the difference between saying "consciousness is defiled" and "consciousness is undefiled" vs. "defiled-consciousness is defiled" and "defiled-consciousness is undefiled"? The first two are my understanding, the latter two are yours . I did not say any such thing. That is a bizarre statem...
by Lal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Nicolas asked: "Can you answer me regarding the six-sense vinnanas and the vinnana aggregate? According to you, are those still present after the uprooting of the defilements? If so, vinnana cannot be defined as "defiled consciousness"? Vinnana are many different types. We sense the outside world wi...
by Lal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Nicolas, You said: "Vinnana is consciousness". AND "If there is no more birth, there is no more vinnana," Do you not see the inconsistency? Don't Arahants have consciousness? Didn't the Buddha have consciousness? Of course, there will be no consciousness after the death of an Arahant. But happens in...
by Lal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

It seems that all three of you have either not read what I wrote OR just are blinded by wrong views. Instead of picking on a single sentence (which is done incorrectly too), it may make better sense if you try to understand the underlying message in the sutta. Please answer the following questions i...
by Lal
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 332
Views: 22288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Thank you, Nicolas, for pointing out an excellent sutta for the discussion. I have translated the full Assutavā Sutta (SN 12.61), since it clarifies several points that I have been trying to make: Thus I have heard. On one occasion the Buddha was dwelling at Savatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapiṇḍika’s...