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by Lal
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Kāma Assāda – A Root Cause of Suffering Kāma Assāda – Sensory Pleasures 1. Kāma assāda , or simply “ kāma ,” means “sensory pleasures.” We all like and crave sensory pleasures. An average human likes to eat tasty foods, smell perfumes, and experience soothing bodily contacts, including sex. He/she ...
by Lal
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Account of Angulimāla – Many Insights to Buddha Dhamma Introduction 1. Angulimāla had killed 999 people but was able to attain the Arahanthood within a few weeks after meeting the Buddha. His life story can help us understand how and why even vipāka for such highly immoral deeds can be overcome. Ev...
by Lal
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Kamma and Paṭicca Samuppāda – Introduction The uniqueness of Buddha Dhamma (Buddhism) Kamma and Paṭicca Samuppāda are closely related, with saṅkhāra bridging the gap. We will get to the role of saṅkhāra in the next post. 1. Many Eastern religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism) believe in ka...
by Lal
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Nibbāna “Exists”, but Not in This World Introduction 1. Misconceptions about Nibbāna arise because the true meaning of it had been hidden for many hundreds of years. In the previous posts in this series, I have described what Nibbāna is. See, “Nibbāna.” section at puredhamma.net: https://puredhamma...
by Lal
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Fear of Nibbāna (Enlightenment) Introduction 1. I have presented an outline of the Buddha Dhamma in the “Wider Worldview of the Buddha” subsection. As explained there, the key message of the Buddha is that future suffering can be stopped only by stopping the rebirth process, i.e., by attaining Nibb...
by Lal
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:39 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

first read about this in physics or chemistry and i shall explain next point.
Thank you. Yes. I am ready to hear your explanation of bhava and jati.
- I am also interested in the answers to the specific two questions in my last reply regarding what happens when person X dies.
by Lal
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Rebirth is instant.. What do you mean by that? What happens at that instant of death? When a human (say X) dies what happens at that moment? a) Is X (or the lifestream of X) going to a mother's womb instantly to be reborn human? b) Is X going to be born in a different realm at that instant? If a ga...
by Lal
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Waiting for your reply from sutta proof of gandhabba thanks
"Gandhabba State – Evidence from Tipitaka", Oct 28, 2018 (p.43) viewtopic.php?f=46&t=26749&start=630
by Lal
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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If gandhabba is true then is it an impersonal soul? According to many authors in rebirth, there is no transfer of anything from this world to next. Am I missing anything? Yes. You are missing a lot. But you cannot make any progress until you try to answer the questions that I asked. I will ask thre...
by Lal
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Sammā Diṭṭhī – Only One Leads to the Noble Path Introduction There are two types of sammā diṭṭhī or “right views.” Only one belongs to the Noble Path and leads to Nibbāna . 1. We are continuing the series of posts on “Wider Worldview of the Buddha.” In the previous post, we started a discussion on ...
by Lal
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Views: 164250

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This is the reason that not a single issue is resolved in these discussions. Just quoting a sutta is not enough if that quote does not explain the issue at hand. It needs to be logical. There is nothing wrong with your quotes. They just do not explain the relationship between a Bhava and a jāti . B...
by Lal
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Views: 164250

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Quoting from dictionaries, or stating one's own speculations, is not the way to resolve an issue. One needs to provide a self-consistent account from the Tipiṭaka . We are discussing the teachings of the Buddha, not philosophy. One of the main points regarding gandhabba is the following. It is not p...
by Lal
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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How to confirm the existence of gandhabba from the individual experience? This is a good question in the sense that it goes to the heart of Buddha Dhamma. As I explained in the recent three posts, Buddha’s teachings are not known to humans in the absence of a Buddha Sasana (or “Ministry of the Budd...
by Lal
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1192
Views: 164250

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Dangers of Ten Types of Wrong Views and Four Possible Paths Introduction 1. We started this series of posts with “The Framework of Buddha Dhamma” to understand the details in the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (SN 56.11.) As we noted, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta provides only an outline of the framewo...
by Lal
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1192
Views: 164250

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The Suffering ( Dukkha ) in the First Noble Truth Introduction 1. In the previous post, “The Framework of Buddha Dhamma” we discussed the framework of Buddha Dhamma as laid out by the Buddha in the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (SN 56.11.) That is the “view from the 30,000 feet.” - The “30,000-foot v...