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by Lal
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:03 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

Chachakka Sutta – No “Self” in Initial Sensory Experience Cha chakka – Six Sets of Sixes 1. We have finished discussing the six steps in the Chachakka Sutta . Let us briefly summarize the “six sets of sixes” ( Cha chakka .) - The sutta first lists the “six sets” or “six collections.” “ Cha ajjhatti...
by Lal
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:09 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

auto wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:53 pm

savitakkaṃ savicāraṃ refer to the absence of vaci,
Then what is avitakka/avicara?
by Lal
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Vision Is a Series of “Snapshots” – Movie Analogy Vision – How Do We See an Object? 1. Vision or “seeing” appears to us as continuous. We see people moving around, vehicles moving, animals running around, etc. However, in reality, “seeing” happens due to a series of “snapshots” that our physical ey...
by Lal
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:19 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

lal, what you think of vi in vitakka and vicara? does it refer to both good and bad dhamma and sensual activity. Then the sa makes vitakka to mean good thoughts? I don't have much time today to respond in detail. But you can get the basic idea from the following: DN 33: “ Tayo akusalavitakkā —kāmav...
by Lal
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:22 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

the savitakka and savicara. The sa refer to wholesome? kusala? .. I think Lal is incorrect. We cannot interpret the Tipitaka the way we want. Any interpretation needs to be consistent with the suttas in the Tipitaka. 1. First, vitakka/vicara are vaci sankhara . - From the Culavedalla Sutta (MN 44):...
by Lal
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:37 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

Do you have some article about "the eight causes of earthquakes" ? (Sutta DN 16). It would be fun to read your scientific approach. Sorry. I have not written an article about that. - You could be specifically referring to the causes that involve the Buddha, like, "5) Furthermore, Ānanda, when the R...
by Lal
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:35 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

This is the second of the two writeups today. Kāma Guna, Kāma, Kāma Rāga, Kāmaccandha Introduction 1. It is essential to understand the meaning of each term. The “defilement level” increases in the given order from kāma to kāmaccandha. 2. In kāma lōka , we experience five types of physical sense inp...
by Lal
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:59 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

I am posting two writeups today. Kāma Guṇa – Origin of Attachment (Tanhā) Kāma guṇa are pleasurable things in this world. It is because of kāma guṇa that we tend to attach ( tanhā ) to worldly things via either greed or anger (based on ignorance.) Based on kāma guṇa we AUTOMATICALLY generate sāmisa ...
by Lal
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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auto wrote: i wonder what wholesome means.. Wholesome means moral or good. In the case of cultivating jhana, they must be devoid of kama raga . - When one is cultivating Ariya jhana, one must focus on savitakka / savicara . - One CANNOT attain jhana with sensual thoughts in the mind. - Of course, an...
by Lal
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:40 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

auto wrote: You think thoughts what cause body to do things are kayasankhara. Also what you say: "Sankhara are our thoughts" To be precise, sankharā are IN our thoughts. Sankharā arise with our thoughts. If sankharā are not in our thoughts, what are they? Anyway, each person is entitled to his/her o...
by Lal
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:31 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

It is important to understand that not all sankhara are bad and need to be avoided. As long as one lives, one has to not only breathe but go about one’s daily activities which involve MANY kaya sankhara. Any body movement requires kaya sankhara. That applies to vaci sankhara too. As long as one live...
by Lal
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:24 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

auto wrote: "no, i got it what you said with some difficulty.." I am glad that you figured it out. "in and out breath is kayasankhara, but how do you understand it?" I have explained kaya sankhara in recent posts, in the above replies to you, and in great detail in the two old posts that I suggeste...
by Lal
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:28 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

Auto wrote: "hmm, its still difficult to understand based on the way you say it. https://suttacentral.net/mn44/en/sujato" Please quote the specific verse from that translation. Then I can respond. auto wrote: "breathing is kayasankhara, so by logic then breathing is the cause for body, here it says ...
by Lal
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:37 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

In reply to auto's question, I wrote: "In Buddha Dhamma we worry about kaya sankhara that lead to stealing, sexual misconduct, killing, etc. " I should have written, "In Buddha Dhamma we worry about kaya sankhara that lead to stealing, sexual misconduct, killing, etc. BEFORE worrying about how breat...
by Lal
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:42 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

auto wrote: "that's interesting, so the breath doesn't cease, what ceases is sankhara which is breath aka controls(brainstem) in and out breathing breath. is the sankhara, a theory what presents an idea something similar like an autonomous nervesystem in body?" I am not sure what the connection to b...