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by Lal
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Origin of Life – One Creates One’s Own Future Lives Introduction – Origin of Life 1. In the first post in this series, I pointed out that there is no traceable “beginning” to the life of any existing living being. See, “Origin of Life – There is No Traceable Origin.” on Jun 29, 2019: https://dhamma...
by Lal
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Ghost 1990 Movie – Good Depiction of Gandhabba Concept Introduction 1. I have been trying to get across the concept of a gandhabba (or mental body or manōmaya kāya ) over several years now. But I don’t think many readers have a good grasp of the concept. One critical problem is that sometimes it is...
by Lal
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Paticca Samuppāda – From Mind to Matter Where is the “Mind-to-Matter” Step in Paticca Samuppāda ? 1. Akusala-mula Paticca Samuppāda starts with “ avijjā paccayā saṅkhāra ” and ends with “ bhava paccayā jāti, jāti paccayā jarā, marana, ..” - The first step involves generating defiled thoughts ( manō...
by Lal
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Cloning and Gandhabba Introduction – Cloning of Dolly the Sheep 1. Cloning of various types of animals has become common since Dolly was cloned in 1996. Three sheep contributed to the birth of Dolly. One provided the egg, another the DNA (donor), and a third (surrogate mother) carried the cloned em...
by Lal
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Buddhist Explanations of Conception, Abortion, and Contraception Introduction This post is necessary to continue our discussion on Paticca Samuppāda . That discussion started with the post, "Tanhā – The Origin of Suffering" around November 10, 2019, on p. 76: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f...
by Lal
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Dhammā, Kamma, Saṅkhāra, Mind – Critical Connections Introduction 1. From the previous posts on Paticca Samuppāda in this series, we can make the following conclusions: - The MIND generates different types of saṅkhārā . They are involved in all thoughts ( manō and vacī saṅkhārā ), speech ( vacī saṅ...
by Lal
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Icchā (Cravings) Lead to Upādāna and to Eventual Suffering Upādāna Is a Key Concept That Has Been Hidden 1. The Buddha declared that his Dhamma or teachings on suffering “has not been known to the world” before him. In his first discourse, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (SN 56.11), he “defined” dukkha...
by Lal
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Mōha/Avijjā and Vipāka Viññāṇa / Kamma Viññāṇa Summary of Discussion Up To Now 1. From the post “Buddhist Worldview - Introduction,” on August 27, 2019, we have been discussing how the Buddha explained the sensory experience. More importantly, the Buddha taught how a “living being” generates kammic...
by Lal
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Tanhā Paccayā Upādāna – Critical Step in Paticca Samuppāda We Do Have Control Over Our Destiny “ Tanhā Paccayā Upādāna ” is a critical step in Paticca Samuppāda (PS). That is where we can take CONTROL of the PS process. Before addressing that it is a good idea to review the actual progression of ev...
by Lal
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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https://suttacentral.net/mn20/en/sujato wrote: Take a mendicant who is focusing on some foundation of meditation that gives rise to bad, unskillful thoughts connected with desire, hate, and delusion. That mendicant should focus on some other foundation of meditation connected with the skillful. Idh...
by Lal
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Summary on Vitakka/Vicāra , Savitakka/Savicāra , and Avitakka/Avicāra I realized that it may be a good idea to summarize the key ideas that I discussed in two previous posts, "Vacī Saṅkhāra – Saṅkappa (Conscious Thoughts) and Vācā (Speech)" and "Vitakka, Vicāra, Savitakka, Savicāra, and Avitakka, A...
by Lal
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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P.S. I have added #14 to the post a few hours after I published this post. Now #16 is the last bullet point instead of #15. Vacī Saṅkhāra – Saṅkappa (Conscious Thoughts) and Vācā (Speech) Introduction 1. Vacī Saṅkhāra is looking into a ārammana deeper ( vitakka ), and, in detail ( vicāra ). We intr...
by Lal
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Kamma, Saṅkhāra, and Abhisaṅkhāra Saṅkhāra Create Causes for Future Suffering 1. Paticca Samuppāda (PS) describes how future suffering arises due to saṅkhāra done with avijjā . - The PS cycle starts with “ avijjā paccayā saṅkhārā ” and ends with “ jāti paccayā jarā, marana, soka-paridēva-dukkha-dōm...
by Lal
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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To follow-up on the question by1600htz: It may not be clear, but I am describing the Eightfold Noble Path systematically. Before one starts on the Noble Path, one must complete the mundane eightfold path. The Buddha addressed that in detail in the Maha Cattarisika Sutta: I had discussed this some ti...
by Lal
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Hello 2600htz: Hello Lal: How would you say that the noble eightfold path leads to less Tanhā or "attachment" ?. That is what will be explained in this series of posts. There is more to discuss. I am discussing how to stop Tanhā or "attachment" from arising. That is done by following the Noble Path.