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by Lal
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Thanks for pointing that out. I have revised the wording as follows: " The Bible clearly says one dies only once and then faces judgment (Hebrews 9:27: https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Heb%209.27). The Bible never mentions people coming back as different people or animals. Matthew 25:46 (https://biblia....
by Lal
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Wrong View of Creationism (and Eternal Future Life) – Part 1 Introduction 1. The concept of eternal future life is built into most of the religions today. It comes in two varieties. - In Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam), one is born only once. Then at the end of this life, one...
by Lal
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Views on Life - Wrong View of Materialism Introduction The issue of the origin of life is critical to Sakkāya Ditthi , which is one of the key wrong views to be removed to attain the Sōtapanna stage. I have discussed some background material in the past several posts. It is time to take an in-depth...
by Lal
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Mystical Phenomena in Buddhism? Introduction Phenomena are labeled "mystical" or "incomprehensible" because there are no rational explanations. However, logical explanations can become available with gains in knowledge. 1. There are two essential points to make regarding my ongoing series of posts ...
by Lal
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Clarification of “Mental Body” and “Physical Body” – Different Types of “Kāya” Introduction 1. There are words in Pāli that can have similar meanings. But one word may be better than another word in a certain situation. This is also true in English or any other language. - In Buddha Dhamma, there a...
by Lal
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Living Cell - How Did the First Cell Come to Existence? It may appear that I am taking off in a different direction and not focus on Buddha Dhamma. But I want to assure that this issue is very much relevant to Buddha Dhamma. This basic picture is essential to understand what is meant by "sansāric j...
by Lal
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Human Life – A Mental Base (Gandhabba) and a Material Base (Cell) 1. Here is a summary of current scientific understanding of the conception of a human baby. - During mother’s menstrual cycle, one egg (ovum) is usually released from one of the ovaries and is swept into the funnel-shaped end of one ...
by Lal
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Origin of Life – There is No Traceable Origin 1. As I explained in my previous post, we ourselves CREAT OUR OWN future lives, as described by Uppatti Paticca Samuppada . - Paticca Samuppada cycle starts with “avijja paccaya sankhara”. As long as there is avijja (no comprehension of the Four Noble T...
by Lal
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Here we wrap up the series on Paticca Samuppāda. Please feel free to ask questions. Uppatti Paticca Samuppāda (How We Create Our Own Rebirths) 1. In the previous post we discussed the existence of two types of “bhava” or “existences”: kamma bhava and uppatti bhava . - Both types of bhava or existenc...
by Lal
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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With this post, the idapaccayātā paticca samuppāda discussion is finished, and I will make a transition to the uppatti paticca samuppāda which describes the rebirth process. This is easiest with a discussion on how kammic energy for a new uppatti bhava takes place via MULTIPLE idapaccayātā paticca s...
by Lal
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Hello 2600htz, I am almost back to normal. Thank you! Those "nine stages of a citta" go through in a billionth of a second. It is an extremely fast process and no one but a Buddha can see those steps. We can understand those steps once we are taught (they are discussed in the Abhidhamma Pitaka of th...
by Lal
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Phassa paccayā Vēdanā….to Bhava 1. In the previous post, we discussed the difference between “phassa” and “samphassa“. To summarize: - An Arahant will always have “phassa“, whether it is due to a kamma vipāka (i.e., a sense impression comes in due to a kamma done in the past) or whether he/she is u...
by Lal
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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We saw earlier that the step “avijjā paccayā sankhārā” in Paticca Samuppāda really means “avijjā paccayā abhisankhārā”; see, "Kamma Done with Sankhāra - Various Types of Sankhāra"; May 3, 2019 (p.72): https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=26749&p=512253#p512253 Here we will see that “salāyatn...
by Lal
Sun May 26, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Nāmarūpa Paccayā Salāyatana in Idapaccayatā Paticca Samuppāda 1. First, let us discuss the difference between an āyatana and an indriya. - We have six sense faculties: eyes (cakkhu), ears (sōta), nose (ghāna), tongue (jivhā), body (kāya), and the mind (manō). These are the indriya . - Our initial s...
by Lal
Sun May 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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I am using more and more Pali words now. But if you have been keeping up with past posts, it should not be difficult to understand the material. As I have emphasized many times, there are no equivalent English words for many key Pali words. Now we are at the third step of Paticca Samuppada. “ Viññān...