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by Lal
Wed May 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Sarath W said, "How do you (what is) understand Cittanupassna and Dhammanupassna?" Kayanupassana is being mindful of the immoral actions by the body and speech (which also involves moving body parts). However, fulfilling Kayanupassana (and attaining the Soatapanna stage) also requires some grasp of...
by Lal
Tue May 30, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

SarathW said, I hope Lal may have a translation for this. ========== - Anapana Sati was practiced even before the Buddhas time - Anapana Sati taught by Buddha consist of four Satipathanas Here is evidence from the Tipitaka supporting those statements: 1. According to the Ānāpānassati Sutta (MN 118)...
by Lal
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

freedom said, Anicca – that nothing in this world can bring a permanent happiness in the long run. Does this mean that there is something else in other worlds that will bring permanent happiness? If so, which world and what is that? There is no refuge anywhere in this world of 31 realms, including d...
by Lal
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there is no God
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Re: Why there is no God

I like the post by whynotme, because it points to a lot of misconceptions that are prevalent today. 1.whynotme said, This is about the philosophical God, the first cause of the universe which is above all religions… And also, while I think there is no God the creator, I still believe there are Gods ...
by Lal
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

1. SarathW said, Thank you, Lal, in your opinion what is the salient difference in Buddha's teaching and another Brahmanical teaching? Do you think Anatta is a pre-Buddha's teaching? Only a Buddha can reveal the three words (anicca, dukkha, anatta) to the world. “ Attakkara theenapada Sambuddhena pa...
by Lal
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi SarathW, I did reply to these questions in the other thread. But here are the two answers: 1. Anatta is discussed with several suttas in the following post, and Anatta Lakhana Sutta is one: https://puredhamma.net/key-dhamma-concepts-that-have-been-hidden/anicca-dukkha-anatta-2/anicca-dukkha-anatt...
by Lal
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What does it mean by radiant consciousness?
Replies: 45
Views: 12310

Re: What does it mean by radiant consciousness?

SarathW said, Please see the following video. (sinhalese language) According to him we all experience radiant consciousness in a day to day basis in a Puthujana. It is a subtle point. In my post, I analyzed the situation where no abhisankhara was done, it is just a sankhara (I specifically mentioned...
by Lal
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Bhikkhu Dhammanando and Bhikkhu Pesala have published several comments pointing out problems with the interpretations of Buddha Dhamma given by me at my puredhamma.net website. I have gone over the specific objections and have written a response: https://puredhamma.net/historical-background/misintep...
by Lal
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alternate interpretation of anatta
Replies: 30
Views: 1085

Re: Alternate interpretation of anatta

Justindesilva said, Rajitha How do you then translate Attahi attano natho Kohi nato parosia (from damma pada). Here is a brief explanation. The details are in the link there: https://puredhamma.net/dhammapada/atta-hi-attano-natho/ and in: https://puredhamma.net/key-dhamma-concepts-that-have-been-hid...
by Lal
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Alex9 said, Wikipedia wrote:Sinhalese is often considered two alphabets, or an alphabet within an alphabet, due to the presence of two sets of letters. The core set, known as the śuddha siṃhala (pure Sinhalese, ශුද්ධ සිංහලimg) or eḷu hōḍiya (Eḷu alphabet එළු හෝඩිය img), can represent all native phon...
by Lal
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What does it mean by radiant consciousness?
Replies: 45
Views: 12310

Re: What does it mean by radiant consciousness?

SarathW said, Are these Ven. Abhaya's view? Is he agree with your views? You need to ask him that question. But I would think so, because this is compatible with what Waharaka Thero taught. I met him only briefly a couple of times in 2014/2015 when he was a not yet a bhikkhu. He gave me a set of Wah...
by Lal
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What does it mean by radiant consciousness?
Replies: 45
Views: 12310

Re: What does it mean by radiant consciousness?

SarathW said ..all good except no support from Sutta. We do not need your personal opinion. If you have figured it all out, then why have this discussion? I actually only quoted from the Tipitaka: https://puredhamma.net/abhidhamma/pabhassara-citta-radiant-mind-and-bhavanga/ Also, see #2 below. The k...
by Lal
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What does it mean by radiant consciousness?
Replies: 45
Views: 12310

Re: What does it mean by radiant consciousness?

SarathW said, Hi Lal Could you give your opinion on the Pabhassara Citta in the following link? Please do not answer here. viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15567&start=20#p422008 I have discussed pabhassara citta, radiant mind, and bhavanga citta in a new post at my site: https://puredhamma.net/abhidhamma/pabha...
by Lal
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

SarathW said, Hi Lal Could you give your opinion on the Pabhassara Citta in the following link? Please do not answer here. viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15567&start=20#p422008 I will try to give my opinion after I have read through the posts in that link in a few days. But I prefer to settle a key issue here...
by Lal
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Per Rajitha's recent comment, it is important to understand the historical background and to see how key Pali words got incorrect interpretations that are prevalent today, even though the Pali Tipitaka remains accurate: https://puredhamma.net/historical-background/buddhaghosa-and-visuddhimagga-histo...
by Lal
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I see several comments, so I will try to get to the root of the issue. 1. The main point to understand is that a given word can have many different meanings depending on the context; that is true also for English words. Let me give some examples with English words to make it clear.  right: You were...
by Lal
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi Sarath, SarathW said How do you translate "Sabbe Dhamma Anatta" as per your (or Ven. Abhaya) interpretation? Does "Sabbe Dhamma" include Nibbana? This is discussed at: https://puredhamma.net/key-dhamma-concepts-that-have-been-hidden/difference-between-dhamma-and-sankhara/ As explained there, Nibb...
by Lal
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Ven. Bhikkhu Pesala: There is a larger problem at the root of this discussion. I hope you will take time and think about the following points. I see people going back and forth with different interpretations from different suttas. I have explained this in a number of posts at my website (see the lin...
by Lal
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Courage in the face of versatility and supremacism regarding the Dharma?
Replies: 90
Views: 3193

Re: Courage in the face of versatility and supremacism regarding the Dharma?

Ven. Dhammanando: First of all, I am NOT saying that "this is the truth and nothing else is truth". Each person is capable of making his/her own decisions. But I believe that key concepts of the Buddha, including anicca and anatta, have been misinterpreted for many hundreds of years, and all I am do...
by Lal
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 9568

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Ven. Bhikkhu Pesala: First of all, my intention is not to debate but only to clarify my posts. I am NOT saying that "this is the truth and nothing else is truth". Each person is capable of making his/her own decisions. But I believe that key concepts of the Buddha, including anicca and anatta, have ...