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by justindesilva
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 60
Views: 984

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

... Friend. As I mentioned, this chatsite is mostly comprised of laypeople, who are married with children. Aren't you a homeowner who has a very nice backyard where you planted your bodhi tree? :thinking: Don't you work and pay taxes like the rest of us lay people? :shrug: This needs an answer acco...
by justindesilva
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom vs will
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: Wisdom vs will

Hello: I think its pretty acknowledged. Its called right effort. Liberation its not more about power of will than wisdom, they go together, just like with any other discipline in the world. Regards. In ten paramis of budda we find virya and adittana as two components. Virya means effort or diligenc...
by justindesilva
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you see Dependent Origination instantly at this (thought) moment?
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: Can you see Dependent Origination instantly at this (thought) moment?

The idea that it can be "seen" will likely presuppose that it is an observable phenomena in the classic sense: that it appears directly in some stream of thinking. The dependency in DO/PS is implied , it can be known by virtue of the nature of arisen phenomena. In other words, the relationship/depe...
by justindesilva
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you see Dependent Origination instantly at this (thought) moment?
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: Can you see Dependent Origination instantly at this (thought) moment?

Modern day science views paticca samuppada as a physico chemico (rupa) with psycho process intergrated with the terestrial composition connected to cosmos. Hence paticca samuppada is a name to the ongoing activity of beings. Conditioning is part of the game.As such this process has no time limitatio...
by justindesilva
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teaching of Ven. Buddhaparayana - 31 planes of existence and 32 marks of the Buddha!!
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Teaching of Ven. Buddhaparayana - 31 planes of existence and 32 marks of the Buddha!!

31 planes of existence and 32 marks of the Buddha!! Another bombshell from a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk! In the following video (Sinhala Language) Ven. Buddhaparayana gives a different interpretation to the following terms. Papanca = Five senses X Five aggregate = 25 31 planes of existence = Papanca ...
by justindesilva
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 32
Views: 432

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

How does this timeless model work with Birth, Aging and Death links of dependent origination? Thanks metta Ivy May I invite my good friend Ivy to address the 12 nidanas seperately first and then link them. The 12 nidanas are stages of a process of existence of a being and one may start this at any ...
by justindesilva
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 32
Views: 432

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

How does this timeless model work with Birth, Aging and Death links of dependent origination? Thanks metta Ivy May I invite my good friend Ivy to address the 12 nidanas seperately first and then link them. The 12 nidanas are stages of a process of existence of a being and one may start this at any ...
by justindesilva
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Controlling emotions vs controlling thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: Controlling emotions vs controlling thoughts

Two things i find extremely effective in managing thought. Remembrance of the Buddha and mindfulness of the body. The five precepts laid down for the lay is a means to control thoughts and emotions. The five precepts are in accordance with first five steps of noble eight fold path. A buddhist daily...
by justindesilva
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How is Vijjā developed?
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: How is Vijjā developed?

read the scriptures every day To understand what avijja is Lord Budda preached the avijja sutta SN(45.1) . Recently at a sermon I heard that the principle of getting rid of avijja is to explore what is seen, heard, smelt, or felt and that is the theme of dammacakka pavattana sutta. Lord budda by se...
by justindesilva
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Four brahma vihara practice not in accordance with the order ?
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Four brahma vihara practice not in accordance with the order ?

What is sobhana citta ? Sobhana citta are the citta which cultivate wholesome kamma. So, you mean Karuna and Mudita is wholesome and Upekkhā and Metta not wholesome ? What are the difference between mental factors and mind state ? Four of them are not the same category taken as mental state ? Citta...
by justindesilva
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 types of birth from sutta
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: 4 types of birth from sutta

Egg, womb, moisture, spontaneous born. First two r correct. Third one refers to like worms, which also came from eggs. Last one we cannot even imagine. So can the Buddha said on these be limited by the scientific knowledge in his days? In MN 12 Mahasihanada sutta , 33rd para mentions the four kinds...
by justindesilva
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Koti Samvara Sila?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: What is Koti Samvara Sila?

Hi Sarath, From what i understand, the monks in training after they have become accomplished in keeping the training rules go above and beyond it by practicing constant mindfulness & vigilance, seeing danger in the slightest fault. From my knowledge it is the sila ( virtues or desciplines of a by a...
by justindesilva
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Four brahma vihara practice not in accordance with the order ?
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Four brahma vihara practice not in accordance with the order ?

Can one achieve Upekkhā limitless or Mudita limitless first and then arrive at Metta ? Or Karuna limitless being achieved first then arrive at Metta ? Is there any text discussion about this ? In 52 mental factors karuna ( compassion) and mudita (appreciative joy) are shown under kusala or shobana ...
by justindesilva
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Four brahma vihara practice not in accordance with the order ?
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Four brahma vihara practice not in accordance with the order ?

While i never formally practise them, I think they are mostly practised in order: 1. Metta - friendliness or love towards others 2. Karuna - because of metta/love towards others, the wish to help others 3. Mudita - because of metta/love towards others & karuna/wish to help others, happiness/appreci...
by justindesilva
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can 2nd noble truth be realised without comprehending 1st noble truth?
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Can 2nd noble truth be realised without comprehending 1st noble truth?

I read the following on the internet: stress is to be comprehended, the origination of stress abandoned, the cessation of stress realized, and the path to the cessation of stress developed. When all of these duties have been fully performed, the mind gains total release. The problem many of us have...