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by Srilankaputra
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for a sutta
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Looking for a sutta

Thank you! Nicolas. But I'm not sure if that is the one.
by Srilankaputra
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for a sutta
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Looking for a sutta

I remember listening to a dhamma talk where the speaker said something to the effect of 'dhammas begets dhammas'. That is to say, akusala dhammas produce more akusala dhammas and kusala dhammas produce more kusala dhammas. The speaker was saying recognising when a akusala dhamma has arisen is the be...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?

Is purification of mind the Nibbana? I don't think so. But a purified citta may give rise to knowledge and vision resulting in nibbana. Suppose, mendicants, there was a lake that was transparent, clear, and unclouded. A person with good eyesight standing on the bank would see the mussel shells, gra...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?

I feel this is very useful in taking the practice from the knowledge/thinking level to knowing/understanding/experiential level. I understand sacitta as the very personal sense of knowing (or seaming so, but this is just delusion). 'The connection between viññāṇa and nāma-rūpa can be illustrated wit...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Who is Munboridatta Arahant in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: Who is Munboridatta Arahant in Thailand?

Nwad wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Srilankaputra wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:39 am
Here is a beautifully narrated audio book about Ajahn Mun.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... qgsuus6WUD
Thank you a lot for sharing this channel :bow: :anjali:
My pleasure, friend. :anjali:
by Srilankaputra
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Who is Munboridatta Arahant in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: Who is Munboridatta Arahant in Thailand?

Thanks Robert. I stop reading the book. I can't waste my time unless someone can inspire me to get back to it. The following is the only confirmed writing of ajahn Mun translated to English. It doesn't seem to equate any sort of vinnana or citta with nibbana. What it seems to say is, nibbana is the...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?
Replies: 34
Views: 441

Re: Why is Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?

Due to the vastness of human ignorance and defilement on one side and vastness of wisdom of the Buddha and deciples on the other side. We hardly ever get to meet enlightened beings nor are we hardly ever open enough for the teaching to go strait to the heart. Hence the need for such a vast amount of...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Who is Munboridatta Arahant in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: Who is Munboridatta Arahant in Thailand?

Here is a beautifully narrated audio book about Ajahn Mun.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... qgsuus6WUD
by Srilankaputra
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Too many triggers - how do you deal with them?
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Too many triggers - how do you deal with them?

Is it like this?
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I guess we have set too many traps it has become a minefield. Just let the wee mouses go.
by Srilankaputra
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?
Replies: 64
Views: 883

Re: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?

I'm actually inspired by many aspects of Buddhist cosmology and eschatology, I just find it difficult to apprehend hell realms as actual places with geographic locations. Hi, You can try an experiment. Sit down for meditation and try to pin down where you are. Not just conceptalise about it but rea...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Early text and not early text
Replies: 26
Views: 600

Re: Early text and not early text

At the end of the day, whether one has a teacher or not, it's still up to oneself Agree. I think it was socrates who said, 'I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think' . Ultimately it's about the development of our own sila, samadhi and panna. More fundamental than that: it's up to...
by Srilankaputra
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 44
Views: 1358

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

InsightVision wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:38 am
what is the purpose of all contained in the universe?
The dhamma also says if I remember correctly that in this fathom long body is defined the world or universe. So would this question be equivalent to asking 'why are we here?' ?
by Srilankaputra
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Early text and not early text
Replies: 26
Views: 600

Re: Early text and not early text

binocular wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:39 pm
At the end of the day, whether one has a teacher or not, it's still up to oneself
Agree. I think it was socrates who said, 'I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think' . Ultimately it's about the development of our own sila, samadhi and panna.
by Srilankaputra
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Early text and not early text
Replies: 26
Views: 600

Re: Early text and not early text

Without a doubt, but one should also remember that there were many Great Theras of different early schools True indeed. There is a saying 'hear the truth from whoever says it'. This a very complex issue I am definitely not wise enough to settle it. But i am pretty sure if I proceed with faith in Bu...
by Srilankaputra
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Early text and not early text
Replies: 26
Views: 600

Re: Early text and not early text

Ye, but without it you can't climb it either. I really do understand this approach, especially if one is exploring without a teacher. We are many generations removed from the Buddha and the tipitaka is vast. One must start somewhere. But as we practice and our own radar or GPS starts turning on and...