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by Lankamed
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What suttas support the orthodox Theravada position that matter exists and all is not imaginary or mind only?
Replies: 25
Views: 2097

Re: What suttas support the orthodox Theravada position that matter exists and all is not imaginary or mind only?

SN 22.94 “And what is agreed upon by the wise as existing in the world that I too say, ‘It exists’? “Form that’s inconstant, stressful, subject to change is agreed upon by the wise as existing in the world, and I too say, ‘It exists.’ “Feeling that’s inconstant, stressful, subject to change is agre...
by Lankamed
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is there point in isolation yourself from the rest of the world?
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Is there point in isolation yourself from the rest of the world?

There is that way of living alone, Elder. I don't say that there isn't. Still, listen well to how your living alone is perfected in its details, and pay close attention. I will speak." "As you say, lord," Ven. Elder responded. The Blessed One said: "And how is living alone perfected in its details?...
by Lankamed
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Relative truth vs Ultimate truth
Replies: 53
Views: 3518

Re: Relative truth vs Ultimate truth

Here is an another excellent quote from Ven. Nanananda that I think is relevant to the discussion. “What is considered the ‘truth’ is relative to each individual. Each person gives evidence in the court of reality based on his own level of experience. For example, parents often give false explanatio...
by Lankamed
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Do you find Four Truths in other religions?
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: Do you find Four Truths in other religions?

Maybe Sarath should transcribe and translate relevant sermon excerpts so other members can properly participate in the dialogue.
by Lankamed
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Is Sotapanna a fixed state?
Replies: 52
Views: 2724

Re: Sotapanna is not a fixed state!!

Sorry. Please listen again from counter 35, please and give your opinion. Actually, Ven. Vijithanada slams the Abhidhamma interpretation. Will do. In the meantime, you could email Ven Vijithananda and ask it from himself. His email is available on his website. I have listened to him in the past and...
by Lankamed
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Is Sotapanna a fixed state?
Replies: 52
Views: 2724

Re: Sotapanna is not a fixed state!!

I listened to the said sermon (from 44.00 to 50.00) but didn't find venereble saying what Sarath claimed? He is not saying sotapanna is not a fixed state but sotapatti magga nana is not a fixed state. It comes and it passes. Then he denounce various romanticized beliefs about sotapanna. Like only w...
by Lankamed
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Is Sotapanna a fixed state?
Replies: 52
Views: 2724

Re: Sotapanna is not a fixed state!!

I listened to the said sermon (from 44.00 to 50.00) but didn't find venereble saying what Sarath claimed? He is not saying sotapanna is not a fixed state but sotapatti magga nana is not a fixed state. It comes and it passes. Then he denounce various romanticized beliefs about sotapanna. Like only we...
by Lankamed
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 61
Views: 3324

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

Greetings Zan, I would recommend reading "The Heretic Sage"... a short series of interviews with ven. Nanananda. Thanks! At a cursory glance it seems like the Venerable in the article agrees with Nagarjuna? Am I reading it wrong? I'll be wary of what I say, mindful of the section we're in, but the ...
by Lankamed
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Contemplation of Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta is not practicing Vipassana.
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Contemplation of Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta is not practicing Vipassana.

char101 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:56 am
Contemplating the taste of an orange is different from actually tasting an orange.
:goodpost:
by Lankamed
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Please suggest for ordain in Sri Lanka
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Please suggest for ordain in Sri Lanka

Nissarana Aranya is a great choice but I do not think they put that much emphasis on Abhidhamma studies. There is a story regarding nissarana Aranya that, during Ven Nanaramas era, he invited some learned monks to deliver sermons on Abhidhamma. His intention was to make monks interested in walking t...
by Lankamed
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhamma Wheel is not come up in Google search?
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Why Dhamma Wheel is not come up in Google search?

Hello Sarath,

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by Lankamed
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internal and External
Replies: 68
Views: 2359

Re: Internal and External

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:40 am
Greetings,

Internal and external is a false distinction, because implied in that dichotomy is "internal to x" and "external to x"... and the x referent is nothing more than false and deluded "I-making".

Metta,
Paul. :)
:goodpost:
by Lankamed
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which suttas report newbies attaining Arahantship?
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Which suttas report newbies attaining Arahantship?

Uggasena (The acrobat who attained Arahathship while performing on a pole) Muncapure munca pacchato majjhe munca bhavassa paragu sabbattha vimuttamanaso na punam jatijaram upehisi. Give up the past, give up the future, give up the present. Having reached the end of existences, with a mind freed fro...
by Lankamed
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 72
Views: 8011

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

Greetings, Unconstructed consciousness does not exist. Postulating this is the path to mahayana or advaita. The ultimate nibbana is the complete cessation of any consciousness. Depends what you think consciousness is. Metta, Paul. :) Could you kindly elaborate on "what consciousness is?" Thanks