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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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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

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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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

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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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

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
Replies: 1081
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

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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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

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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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

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...
by Lal
Sat May 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Viññāna – Much More Than Just Consciousness 1. Viññāna means “without ñāna” or without wisdom, i.e., with ignorance. Viññāna could also mean “defiled viññāna”, i.e., not knowing the consequences of doing dasa akusala. - When one attains the Arahanthood, when one's paññā (wisdom) will be optimized a...
by Lal
Fri May 03, 2019 4:25 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

To continue with the previous post: Kamma Done with Sankhāra - Various Types of Sankhāra Origin of the Words Sankhāra and Sansāra 1. As we saw in the previous post, sankhāra involves EVERYTHING that we do, to live in “this world” of 31 realms. These include breathing, walking, eating, pretty much ev...
by Lal
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Complexity of the Mind - Viññāna and Sankhāra 1. Even though science has made great progress in the understanding of the material world, science has achieved very little progress regarding mind phenomena. - In fact, the words viññāna and sankhāra have no corresponding words in English. It is absurd...
by Lal
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Hi, All those links in the Akusala-mula Paticca Samuppada are broken at the Arahanthood. However, the key step that is removed at the Arahanthood stage is avijja. When one fully comprehends how suffering arises, one’s avijja is completely removed, i.e., one’s panna is optimized. - After that one wil...
by Lal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Thank you, Coëmgenu! Yes. It could have been worse. But I have no illusions. This physical body is subjected to the “anicca nature”, and anything can happen anytime. I may get hit by a car and die today. We know that Ven. Moggallana was beaten to death. He got away from the attackers a few times usi...
by Lal
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:27 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

Thank you very much, Paul and Sam!
by Lal
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Views: 84998

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

It has been 3 weeks since I underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor in the frontal lobe. I just wanted to provide an update and to thank everyone for having such “compassionate thoughts”. It was a fairly large tumor, roughly 4.5 cm X 3.5 cm X 2 cm, and it took roughly about 8 hours for the surgeon...
by Lal
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1081
Views: 84998

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Thank you very much, Bhante!
by Lal
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1081
Views: 84998

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Just before his Enlightenment, the Buddha figured how beings are born endlessly due to their own way of thinking. That knowledge is embedded in Paticca Samuppāda, translated as, "Dependent Origination". It describes the origins of different types of living beings, according to their own thought proc...