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by Srilankaputra
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Dictionaries
Replies: 48
Views: 44878

Re: Pali Dictionaries

Greetings, A couple of handy references, for anyone interested in looking up the meaning of certain Pali words! For me, the first port of call is usually... Buddhist Dictionary - Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines , by Nyanatiloka http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/dic_idx.html ... and if I'm...
by Srilankaputra
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: This is our view. You may take whichever you like. ~ Ledi Sayadaw
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: This is our view. You may take whichever you like. ~ Ledi Sayadaw

[This is the view of some teachers on that pāļi] [This is the meaning of the passage from the commentary] [This is the meaning we prefer .... ] [This is our view. You may take whichever you like.] :heart: :heart: Yes, i have absolute reverence for my elders and betters. But this does not mean i hav...
by Srilankaputra
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was Sariputta a liar? (jhāna, kāya, sukha contradictions in Theravada history)
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Sariputta was a liar (jhāna, kāya, sukha contradictions in Theravada history)

. Buddha said: There is nothing , Sāriputta, that you’ve done by way of body or speech that I would criticize . Sāriputta, you are astute. You have great wisdom, widespread wisdom, laughing wisdom, swift wisdom, sharp wisdom, penetrating wisdom. "Sāriputta rightly keeps rolling the supreme Wheel of...
by Srilankaputra
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: This is our view. You may take whichever you like. ~ Ledi Sayadaw
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: This is our view. You may take whichever you like. ~ Ledi Sayadaw

[This is the view of some teachers on that pāļi] [This is the meaning of the passage from the commentary] [This is the meaning we prefer .... ] [This is our view. You may take whichever you like.] :heart: :heart: Yes, i have absolute reverence for my elders and betters. But this does not mean i hav...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The cause of suffering
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: The cause of suffering

Hello friends, Sometimes I get attached to phenomena because I desire it, but some others I get attached to it because I have aversion to it. For example, if I'm physically hurt, I become afraid that the wound will last for very long, and I will be in a lot of pain, etc, and I just can't let go of ...
by Srilankaputra
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Attention Abhidhamma experts, where in Abhdhamma is vitakka ever defined as "initial application"?
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Attention Abhidhamma experts, where in Abhdhamma is vitakka ever defined as "initial application"?

I am not an expert, but a few thoughts for your consideration. In the Abhidhamma method of analysis what we would normaly consider as a simple thought like 'is this first jhana?'. Is not a simple process at all. Just to have a thought like that many, many different cittas has to arise in series acco...
by Srilankaputra
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What advice would you have given yourself when you began meditating?
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: What advice would you have given yourself when you began meditating?

This;
Beings deceived by the mind
_Cittena vañcitā sattā

playing in Māra’s domain
_mārassa visaye ratā
https://suttacentral.net/thig6.7/en/sujato
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: It is not possible to attain Sotapanna state unless you have practiced Satipathana once at least?
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: It is not possible to attain Sotapanna state unless you have practiced Satipathana once at least?

So, these are relevant questions. Think - can the intention to kill arise at the very same time as satipatthana ?- No. And this is because satipatthana is a high level of understanding, mahakusala. Hi Robert, Can you explain a bit more about which Cetasikas can arise in conjunction with sati and wh...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 35
Views: 761

Re: Equanimity

When it is particularly difficult, particularly early in practice, effort should be made to drive it out of the mind but ultimately letting go of it is simply being equanimous. So, one should practice being equanimous. There will be times when one succeeds in relation to whatever kamma fruit has ar...
by Srilankaputra
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

A simile I've seen somewhere,

Imagine a greedy child stooped over a tasty bowl of soup. But the soup is actually poisonous.

Greedily sucking in the taste : Tanha

Holding on to the bowl : Upadana

Soup : Aggregates, sense-fields, elements

Tasty: Allure (assada)

Poisonous: Drawbacks (adinava)
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 35
Views: 761

Re: Equanimity

This comment really surprises me; Once you've clearly seen that a particular quality like aversion or lust is harmful for the mind, you can't stay patient or equanimous about it. You have to make whatever effort is needed to get rid of it and to nourish skillful qualities thanissaro bhikkhu Perhaps...
by Srilankaputra
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1317

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

Also, is mindfulness best considered as the PROCESS by which the mind is kept on the mental task or is mindfulness best considered as the CONDITION of the mind when it is being held on task? A metaphor: a boat is on course when it is going the right way so "on course" is the condition of the boat w...