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by Lal
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 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

DooDoot wrote:
However, when the habits are gone..
All defiled habits are gone only at the Arahant stage. This is not something that can be done easily (you may not have meant it that way; but just to make sure). I hope to describe the steps involved in future posts.
by Lal
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63776

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

On whatever occasion a monk get's rid of long discerns, 'I am getting rid of long'; or getting rid long, discerns, 'I am getting rid long'; or getting rid short, discerns, 'I am getting rid short'; or getting rid short, discerns, 'I am getting rid short' It is a better translation to say: "I am get...
by Lal
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63776

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

DooDoot said: From beginning to end, I think there should be no thoughts during Ānāpānassati. Of course you are entitled to your opinion. - All I am saying is that it is NOT the Ānapānasati bhāvanā described in MN 118. That Ānapānasati can not only suppress and remove anger, but can also lead to Ara...
by Lal
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:24 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

DooDoot wrote: 1. The Ānapānasati Sutta ( unlike the Satipatthana Sutta ) does not appear to mention awareness of hindrances, such as anger. From the sutta (MN 118): " Ānāpānassati , bhikkhave, bhāvitā bahulīkatā mahapphalā hoti mahānisaṃsā. Ānāpānassati, bhikkhave, bhāvitā bahulīkatā cattāro satipa...
by Lal
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

To continue with our discussion on Ānapānasati meditation: Ānapānasati That Can Reduce and Eliminate Mental Stress Permanently Introduction 1. In the last post we discussed how focusing the mind on breath CAN calm a mind. But we also saw that any relief one gets is temporary. Here we discuss the Āna...
by Lal
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63776

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Sam Vara wrote: My advice for members wishing to post on this issue of breath meditation is to completely ignore this. I think it would be better to provide evidence rather than making statements. Have you or anyone at Sutta Central decided how to resolve the contradiction in translating vinnana as ...
by Lal
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63776

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I would like to start this series on "the practice" with a post on what not to do. I get a lot of questions from people who insist that breath meditation "works". It is true that breath meditation can provide a relief which can be exhilarating for those who have not experienced a "permanent cooling ...
by Lal
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

rightviewftw: Stop talking about things you do not understand. " Viññāṇam Anidassanam " simply means, "viññāṇa cannot be seen" like a rupa (material form). - " anidassanam " is simply "cannot be seen". Now, why did the Buddha say that? If viññāṇa is just like the other three mental aggregates ( veda...
by Lal
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63776

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

If you want to contact Ven Bodhi with your inquiries, I would recommend trying to submit an inquiry where he is currently a resident: https://www.baus.org/en/about-us/contact-us/ I have no idea whether it is bhikkhu Bodhi or not. It is Sutta Central's responsibility. And don't send me Sutta Central...
by Lal
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63776

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

How quickly your promises are broken :cry: Ven Bodhi? How will he ever know you wrote this? You are trying to evade the real problem. So, I have legitimate reason to respond. It does not matter who the translator is. The translator has an obligation to either correct it or explain the obvious probl...
by Lal
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63776

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Thank you.
I hope you or he will respond to my question. Thank you!
by Lal
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

That essay is about you and the Venerable you follow. It's about what you both do to the Pāli language. I think it is highly relevant, especially in this particular thread. That is interesting. I did not see my name or Waharaka Thero's name there. In any case, if he or you want me to address someth...
by Lal
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Venerable Sujāto wrote a wonderful essay... What is in that essay is not relevant to what I have discussed at this forum. We need to discuss things of real substance: Key concepts in Buddha Dhamma. He or someone at Sutta Central has translated a key sutta very badly: Quoting from the Paṭic­ca­samup...
by Lal
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63776

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I have presented some background material on the "theory side" so far. In the next post I will start a series on the "actual practice". Just learning "theory" is not enough to get the benefits of Buddha Dhamma. One needs to avoid dasa akusala, and engage in dāna (giving), sila (moral conduct), and b...
by Lal
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63776

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Sam Vara wrote: Yes, that's right! Not having addressed that topic, and not needing to, I haven't explained that. Is not the goal of Buddha Dhamma, "dukkha nirodha" or "end of all suffering"? " Vinnana nirodha " is " dukkha nirodha ", so there is a need to explain it, if you claim that you understan...