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by pitakele
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha and God
Replies: 36
Views: 1385

Re: Buddha and God

It could be said "The aim of the theist is to unite with the creator, whilst the aim of the Dhamma practitioner is to be freed from the creator." O house-builder, you are seen! You will not build this house again. For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered. My mind has reached the Unco...
by pitakele
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Help finding suttas on people who attained sakadagamin/anagaminship
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Help finding suttas on people who attained sakadagamin/anagaminship

If one can leap directly to arahanthood, breaking the 10 fetters, how can't one leap to the intermediate states? :buddha1: I am saying that the three earlier stages would have realized before the final stage - even if there is no account of those stages. This is the gradual nature of the path. Just...
by pitakele
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Help finding suttas on people who attained sakadagamin/anagaminship
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Help finding suttas on people who attained sakadagamin/anagaminship

Are there any suttas in which people attained intermediate stages of enlightenment without following a gradual path? In other words, they attained sakadagaminship without any evidence of being a sotapanna previously, or they attained anagaminship without being a sotapanna or a sakadagami previously...
by pitakele
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: ejaculation but not intentional
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: ejaculation but not intentional

There are few people who has ejaculation problem like they eject sperm easily without any stimulus. if a guy like this ordains like monk and has this release of sperm problem when women around (but women is not responsible for this ejaculation) .. even with no lust thoughts it can come out .. so is...
by pitakele
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 416
Views: 28093

Re: Coronavirus

Social distancing in Dhamma class at Sumanthipala Arana, Sri Lanka

Sumanthipala Arana April 5th 2020.jpeg
by pitakele
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sex is always unwholesome
Replies: 73
Views: 5489

Re: Sex is always unwholesome

Is the classical Theravadin view that all sexually activity is rooted in lust and so is unwholesome? For the male perspective, Buddha taught* erections occur due to one of these five causes: lust, wind, feces, urine or insect bite (some type of caterpillar). Of these, only the first is a mental cau...
by pitakele
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 96
Views: 13513

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

Eye consciousness arises dependent on the eye and sights . Cakkhuñca paṭicca rūpe ca uppajjati cakkhuviññāṇaṃ.... DooDoot, I am glad you are finding 'A New Course in Reading Pali' useful. I think it may contain a break down of the above stock phrase. To answer your question/s, -viññāṇaṃ is part of ...
by pitakele
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)
Replies: 51
Views: 3968

Re: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)

Be aware ... If one thinks one has realized some attainment, don’t even announce it to oneself. It can hinder progress and strengthen asmimāna (the conceit ‘I am’). Time will tell whether one has attained this or that. Remember the simile of the adze handle – if ones looks every day, one can’t see t...
by pitakele
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 96
Views: 13513

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

Thank you Pitakele. I found this link on the internet however it does not appear to be the entire book itself. I will probably buy the book. Regards :) I see that A New Course in Reading Pali is for sale on Amazon (not many copies available) with the cost of paperback less than hard cover - it is n...
by pitakele
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 96
Views: 13513

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

I thought to start this thread about "how to translate" so I (and others) could receive your kind & generous lessons about basic matters I lack the time and disposition to learn. Not exactly on topic, but I wonder if you have used 'A New Course in Reading Pali' by Gair and Karunatillake whilst lear...
by pitakele
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)?
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)?

How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)? To my understanding, graduated insight knowledges culminate in the different path knowledges. Each of the paths is a life changing experience realized with powerful insight that leaves no doubt about the nature of that experience. Otherwise,...
by pitakele
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????
Replies: 25
Views: 1543

Re: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????

If sensuality can never arise upon attainment of Non-Return, how does a practitioner for Arahantship discern the arising or origination of the asava of sensuality, as described above? This is a quote from the Buddha to be? To my understanding, he is does not say he has reached Ānāgāmîtā here, or an...
by pitakele
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Re: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?

DNS wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:40 pm
about 3000 km from Bodh Gaya to Sri Lanka, not an impossible...30 km walking per day = 100 days to destination.
I don't know about the veracity of claims that Buddha visited Sri Lanka, but I'd always assumed a more likely mode of travel would be psychic powers rather than walking.
by pitakele
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Re: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?

confusedlayman wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:22 am

in canon its not given it think. I read somewhere that buddha travelled not more than 300 km from his birth place.
Bodhgaya (Uruvela) is 458 km from Lumbini
by pitakele
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Appropriate way of writing verse 204?
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Appropriate way of writing verse 204?

FTCDean wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Ārogyaparamā lābhā,
santuṭṭhiparamaṃ dhanaṃ.
Vissāsaparamā ñāti,
nibbānaṃ paramaṃ sukhaṃ.
This is the variant I've been reciting for a long time - the metre rolls off the tongue very nicely. This is one of my favourite Pali verses - much depth in the meaning and pertinent for personal practice.