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by Lal
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:18 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

I will start a new series of posts on "Buddha Dhamma – A Scientific Approach." Introduction – A Scientific Approach to Buddha Dhamma A Scientific Approach to Buddha Dhamma 1. Buddha Dhamma is the Grand Unified Theory (a theory that explains everything about this world) that scientists are seeking. ...
by Lal
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Pāṭihāriya (Supernormal Abilities) of a Buddha – Part II Introduction 1. A different paradigm involves controlling material phenomena in Buddha Dhamma compared to modern science. For example, scientists have developed rocket technology to travel to the Moon. The Buddha was able to travel much furth...
by Lal
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Pāṭihāriya (Supernormal Abilities) of a Buddha – Part I Pāṭihāriya ( prātihārya in Sanskrit and ප්‍රාතිහාර්ය in Sinhala) is a supernormal ability or a miracle. Several suttā in the Tipiṭaka discuss them. Kevaṭṭa Sutta (DN 11) 1. I will extract a few relevant portions of the text from the English tr...
by Lal
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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I am starting on a new series of posts. Buddhahood Controversies – Introduction Overview 1. Buddhahood is a term that remains mired in controversy. In upcoming posts in this section, I will discuss three topics that have intrigued many people over the years. That will help cultivate faith in the Bud...
by Lal
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:15 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

Atta – Two Very Different Meanings First, “ atta ( attā )” is pronounced with the “th” sound, as in “ metta ( mettā )”. See, #12 of “Tipiṭaka English” Convention Adopted by Early European Scholars – Part 1” Words With Double Meanings in English 1. A number of English words are spelled the same way ...
by Lal
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:18 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

perhaps you need revisit what saṅkhāra means and how it is used, in what context etc. Yes. That is a good idea. The following are the relevant posts: Sankhāra – What It Really Means Thu Nov 01, 2018 (p. 43) Correct Meaning of Vacī Sankhāra Nov 03, 2018 (p.43) - Both at: https://dhammawheel.com/view...
by Lal
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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@zerotime: "The five aggregates, monks, are anicca, impermanent; whatever is impermanent, that is dukkha" - SN 22.45 You state this as the final authority that anicca means "impermanence". It does not. No matter how much I write, you do not seem to understand my key point. - Anicca DOES NOT mean imp...
by Lal
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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what is different between self view and conceit acc to you? Self-view is sakkāya ditthi . Conceit (or perception of "me") is māna . - Sakkāya ditthi removed at the Sotapanna stage, when one starts comprehending anicca, dukkha, anatta nature. - Māna removed at the Arahant stage when comprehension of...
by Lal
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:42 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

@zerotime: In the Following, I have made some revisions to the Sutta Central English translation by Bhikkhu Sujato. I have not made an attempt to provide necessary details, but just to provide the basic idea embedded in the Sutta. The Shorter Advice to Rāhula (MN 147) Thus I have heard. At one time ...
by Lal
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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You have revered the verses in the first few verses that you quoted. Here is the Pali version: "Cūḷarāhulovāda Sutta (MN 147)" : https://suttacentral.net/mn147/pli/ms Here is the English translation at Sutta Central: "The Shorter Advice to Rāhula": https://suttacentral.net/mn147/en/sujato Here are ...
by Lal
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta – According to Some Key Suttā The key to understanding the First Noble Truth ( Dukkha Sacca ; pronounced “dukkha sachcha”) is to understand the Three Characteristics or Tilakkhana of “this wider world of 31 realms”, i.e., anicca, dukkha, anatta . Let us discuss a few key sutt...
by Lal
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:54 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

@zerotime: you write "Any reputable scientist knows that NO MATERIAL OBJECT in this world has permanent existence". Therefore you leave that impermanent nature as something obvious and not needed inside the 3 characteristics. Two points. 1. The impermanent nature is part of anicca. But anicca means ...
by Lal
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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We get bck to the discussion on Sakkāya Diṭṭhi . Sakkāya Diṭṭhi – “Me and Mine” View The View of “Me and Mine”- Only For About a Hundred Years 1. An average human has the wrong view that it is beneficial to consider mind-pleasing things in this world as “me” or “mine”. As we discussed in the previou...
by Lal
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1253
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

The following is the post referred to in #15 of my post on June 25, 2020. - This post provides a few references to the Tipitaka on how Vedic teachings transmitted many concepts taught by the previous Buddha (with mundane interpretations.) Arōgyā Paramā Lābhā .. Arōgyā paramā lābhā Santuṭṭhiparamaṃ d...
by Lal
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1253
Views: 192456

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Im no scientist, so i just have a basic notion of big bang theory as a universe that begins very small and starts to expand. I dont know if the theory contemplates contraction after that expansion, but in my mind i see it that way (universe begining with expansion, universe ending with contraction,...