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by Lal
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:51 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

Response to a Sensory Stimulus – Role of Gati/Anusaya Response to a sensory stimulus is instantaneous with emotions arising automatically. There is NO time lag. That automatic initial response depends on one’s gati (character/habits.) Gati , in turn, depends on one’s anusaya (hidden cravings/defile...
by Lal
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:47 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

sa is affirming. Savitakka means yes it is vitakka or in a personal way like sakileso is sinful, so it is 'with vitakka'. Are you saying that "savitakka" means "with vitakka"? - That is absolutely wrong. However, the meaning of vitakka needs to be understood in the context used. - It is like the wo...
by Lal
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Rupa and Rupakkhandha , Nāma and Nāmagotta Rupa and rupakkhandha , together with nāma and nāmagotta , help describe two parts of our world: rupa loka and nāma loka . Rupa (forms) are in the rupa loka (material world), and rupakkhandha includes mental images of ALL rupa that we have ever experienced...
by Lal
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Autobiographical Memory – Preserved in Nāma Loka Autobiographical memory ( nāmagotta ) remains preserved in nāma loka (mental world.) Material things are in the rupa loka (material world.) Our Two Worlds – Rupa Loka and Nāma Loka 1. Living beings enjoy material things in the rupa loka . We are all ...
by Lal
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Memory Recall for Gandhabba in a Human Body Memory preservation and recall involve two components in the brain per Buddha Dhamma. We identify the “transmitter” as the hippocampus. The “receiver” is yet to be identified. Key Points From the Discussion So Far 1. When outside the physical body , a gan...
by Lal
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Patient H.M. – Different Roles of Brain in Memory Patient H.M. provided a critical clue to the role of the hippocampus in memory preservation. Studies on him and a few other patients point to direct and indirect roles played by the brain in preserving memories. The Buddhist description and scientif...
by Lal
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Persistent Vegetative State – Buddhist View Some people in “persistent vegetative state” may have awareness per Buddha Dhamma. (1). As long as the physical body is alive, there is life. (2). Depending on the extent of brain damage, awareness of the external world may or may not be there. What Is a ...
by Lal
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Gandhabba in a Human Body – an Analogy Gandhabba in a Human Body Senses Differently Than When Outside 1. The six critical entities in the gandhabba ( hadaya vatthu and the five pasāda rupa of cakkhu, sota, ghāna, jivhā, kāya ) are responsible for the amazing feats of cognition . See, “Mind and Matt...
by Lal
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:13 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

Mind Is Not in the Brain The mind is not in the brain, but the brain is essential for the mind to work as long as the gandhabba is inside the physical body. Relevant Summary of Previous Posts 1. In the previous posts, we discussed that only in the kāma loka that some living beings have physical bod...
by Lal
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1272
Views: 267052

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

is gandhaba is wanting or craving or conciousness that drags? The question is not very clear. If you are asking whether a gandhabba can choose a womb to get into, then the answer is no. - It is the kammic energy (one could say nature) that pulls a gandhabba to a "matching womb". - By "matching" it ...
by Lal
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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The new series on the fundamentals of Buddha Dhamma shows that it is built around a "wider world" with many possible existences and a continued rebirth process among those realms. -Most people in Western societies are not familiar with the concept of rebirth. However, that is changing, because there...
by Lal
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Kammic Energy Leads to Consciousness Kammic energy leads to consciousness in all living beings. In this post, I am not going to refer to a specific type of consciousness (like cakkhu viññāṇa or mano viññāṇa ) but just the ability to generate any types of viññāṇa in any of the 31 realms. Let us firs...
by Lal
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Sensual Pleasures – The Hidden Suffering Sensual Pleasures ( Kāma Assāda ) 1. The word sensual means gratification of physical senses. It may have a sexual connotation, but not necessarily. We will use that word in that sense to represent the meaning of the Pāli word “ kāma .” - Such sensory contac...
by Lal
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1272
Views: 267052

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I thought of providing the Table of 28 types of rupa for convenience. Rupa (Material Form) – Table Concretely Produced ( Nipphanna ) I. Great Elements ( Mahā Bhuta ) 1. Pathavi (Extension/Hardness) 2. Apo (Cohesion/Fluidity) 3. Tejo (Heat/Hotness) 4. Vāyo (Motion/Pushing & Supporting) II. Internal (...
by Lal
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1272
Views: 267052

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Mind and Matter – Buddhist Analysis Mind and matter go together in Buddha Dhamma. It is one meaning of “ nāmarupa .” It starts at a level much finer than the atomic level in modern science. It is even below the elementary particle level. The Three Basic Building Blocks of Buddha Dhamma 1. Everythin...