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by Lal
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:29 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

Before one can understand deeper concepts like anicca, dukkha, anatta and start on the Noble Eightfold Path, one MUST follow the mundane eightfold path and get rid of the 10 types of micca ditthi. Lot of people can save a lot of time by understanding this key issue. The Buddha described this clearly...
by Lal
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Many of those who have commented do not seem to have read my posts. However, I am glad that many others have read and understood. The following is another example of a wrong interpretation. Please read carefully before responding. Try to learn instead of making comments without reading. There is so ...
by Lal
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

TRobinson465 said: ..although to be fair pretty much all of the forum is like this for anything that doesnt fit within mainstream DW doctrine (or as DW ppl would say "the suttas" because their interpretation of the suttas is always right) My explanations are mostly from the suttas, even though some ...
by Lal
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I see that there is no logical response to my posts on Anapana yet. Here is a partial summary of what I have discussed at this thread within just 2 months or so (published on Oct. 6 on p. 36). Since then I have discussed the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta and Anapana meditation among others. As one rea...
by Lal
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

SarathW said: Direct evidence from the Tipitaka that breath meditation is not Anapana Agree. But Anapanasati starts with the breath meditation. You have apparently not read the second post that I suggested to read. #2 from that post: 2. According to the Ānāpānassati Sutta (MN 118): “. .Ānāpānassati,...
by Lal
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Sam Vara said: budo wrote: ↑Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:33 pm Sam Vara wrote: ↑Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:42 pm His whole post is worth reading (not least because my selection of the "anicca" bit suggests that the "baloney" is based on that alone, which is not the case) and I would also urge you to read the posts by...
by Lal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

@Sam Vara: Sorry. I did not see your PM earlier. Sam Vara said: Everything you post is either promoting or defending Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero. That is not correct. Everything I post is either promoting or defending Buddha Dhamma. I am just grateful to Waharaka Thero for pointing me in...
by Lal
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

@budo: I do see that under the General Theravāda discussion, there are two long threads: “The great rebirth debate” and “the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread”. So, what I am saying is that if one believes in true Buddha Dhamma, how can one not even realize what is clea...
by Lal
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I feel bad about those who have written those “statements” above. If it is Buddha Dhamma that we are discussing, then we should be able to check everything within the Tipitaka (three baskets): Sutta Pitaka, Vinaya Pitaka, Abhidhamma Pitaka. This is not philosophy. If you contest what the Buddha taug...
by Lal
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Sam Vara said: I'm not insisting on it at all. I read it via the link you provided, and could find no mention of the sutta being delivered over the course of a night. Now that you have copied and pasted it, I can still find no mention of the sutta being delivered over the course of a night. If I ha...
by Lal
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Sam Vara said: I'm saying that there is no evidence in what you have cited to support your assertion that the sutta was delivered over the course of a night. Since you are insisting on it, I am copying and pasting the whole relevant section. Of course a very similar account is in the book, “The Life...
by Lal
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:58 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

Sam Vara said: The section of the linked text which refers to SN 56.11 begins: Then the Lord addressed the group of five monks, saying: “These two (dead) ends, monks, should not be followed by one who has gone forth.... ...and it ends: Then the Lord uttered this solemn utterance: “Indeed, Koṇḍañña h...
by Lal
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Sam Vara had said the following in an earlier post that I missed. Someone just notified me of this: Lal wrote: ↑Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:34 am - For example, as we saw, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta was delivered to the five ascetics over several days. I didn't see that. Could you please recap that bit in ...
by Lal
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Continuing from the previous post on the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta : 1. Now, let us look at how the Buddha summarized the First Noble Truth about suffering in that sutta. Idam kho pana, bhikkhave, dukkham ariyasaccam: jātipi dukkhā, jarāpi dukkhā, byādhipi dukkho, maraṇampi dukkhāṃ , appiyehi samp...
by Lal
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 629
Views: 35555

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Ok, Why are these english translations incorrect? can you show why they are? If you learn to control your temper and read carefully what I write, you may be able to think rationally and not make statements like this. Again, I am not saying this in anger, but with compassion. When one’s mind is agit...