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by Dharmasherab
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?
Replies: 31
Views: 2298

Re: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?

Some of your understandings here are not entirely correct. It might be best if you could read through Bhikkhu Analayo's works but at your level, it may be too advanced for you so you can start with 'Mindfulness in Plain English' by Bhante Gunaratana. One needs to be skilled in swimming before they c...
by Dharmasherab
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?
Replies: 31
Views: 2298

Re: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?

Be careful not to over-conceptualise these teachings. The path to enlightenment is free from concepts. It seems the Pali Buddha did not teach or emphasize the above. The above not only sounds like Mahayana but, worse, it also sounds like conceptualization. In other words, it seems the concept of no...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?
Replies: 31
Views: 2298

Re: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?

Be careful not to over-conceptualise these teachings. The path to enlightenment is free from concepts. So trying to create more concepts in your mind could become the biggest obstacle you will have to your path. Best to meditate more and experience it will be my kind advice to you. Best wishes :medi...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Buddhism and Abortion
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Buddhism and Abortion

I want to begin by saying that I have no political affiliation or political loyalty. I am politically neutral. Politics is something which I dont want to know about and I am in the process of unlearning anything political that I know. I say this because people are very quick to assume that some stat...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Sinhala language
Replies: 11
Views: 3070

Re: Sinhala language

Yes thank you for letting me know. Just to repeat, the controversial sources are Nirapekshathvaye maga Waharaka ධර්මයයි ඔබයි I am aware of the teachings of Nirapekshathvaye maga, I find content to extremely misleading and dangerous. Unfortunately I cant edit out these three. But thanks for letting m...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 96
Views: 5016

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

The Westerners who have caught Buddhism appears to have caught it well enough and a lot better than most Buddhists in Asian countries. Not only that there are great Theravada Buddhist nuns/monks of Western origin but there are great lay Buddhist teachers too (eg. teachers of the Insight Meditation S...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 19
Views: 2291

Re: Clear Comprehending

Clearly Comprehending (Sampajanna) means to see things as they truly are and not how they appear to be. This is to see all things as impermanent. Usually, this word appears after Sati (Mindfulness). If we just had Mindfulness without the Clear Comprehension then one could say that we can enjoy whate...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 62
Views: 47138

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Excellent set of resources. I hope to make a list of books in English on Abhidhamma and post them here.
by Dharmasherab
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New Suttta Central Site is Live
Replies: 36
Views: 5269

Re: New Suttta Central Site is Live

I wonder if there will be a function to download the content of the entire website in pdf format. If not, then it would be great to see this function available in the future. So far I know some sections of the Pali canon are available for download.
by Dharmasherab
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 20384

Re: Criticism of Islam

Why not listen to what Ex-Muslims have to say about Islam? Escpecially as for the reasons as to why they left Islam?

https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Main_Page

http://www.faithfreedom.org/

https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
by Dharmasherab
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 9609

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Please be aware that the commonly accepted version of the history is that Prince Siddhartha walked away without the consent of Princess Yasodara. But alternate version of the history say that the Prince Siddhartha did discuss about this with Princess Yasodara and they came to an agreement. That ver...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 9609

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Remember that the life of the Buddha was an example not like any other. Looking at the life of the Buddha helps to answer so many questions that might come to our mind when learning the Dhamma (the teaching). Let's say that Prince Siddhartha left home before he got married and became a Buddha. A com...
by Dharmasherab
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 9609

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

We need to remember that the life of the Siddhartha Bodhisatta was an example. The life it self helps to answer so many questions which arise in the follower. Him leaving his home, leaving his wife and baby behind was an act of renunciation. Lets create a scenario in our minds thinking that the Sidd...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 20384

Re: Criticism of Islam

Its a shame that anyone who brings up any rational criticism of Islamic teachings gets silenced by getting names called upon such as 'neo-conservative' assuming that the only reason why people criticise Islam is all because of global politics when there are plenty of other reasons. I wander what suc...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 20384

Re: Criticism of Islam

A Letter to Mankind by Ex-Muslim author, Ali Sina. A Letter to Mankind Dear fellow human, Today humanity is being challenged. Unthinkable atrocities take place on daily basis. There is an evil force at work that aims to destroy us. The agents of this evil respect nothing; not even the lives of child...