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by kalyana.mitta
Wed May 06, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Advice needed: what not to do when observing 8 precepts
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Advice needed: what not to do when observing 8 precepts

During these days I try to observe the 8 precepts as much as possible. But it's quite hard to focus just on dhamma practice and meditation for the entire day since I'm a student and I have so much of projects and work I need to finish every day. And this is probably the only time I will get to pract...
by kalyana.mitta
Mon May 04, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Abhidhamma?
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Abhidhamma?

There are so many things in the dhamma I have yet to learn. And Abidhamma is one of them. I've seen mentions of Abhidhamma in so many posts and I am generally confused about what it is (and the google definitions aren't really helping). I basically want to know what Abhidhamma is. Is it like suttas?...
by kalyana.mitta
Mon May 04, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Sense restraint
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: Sense restraint

You could try and observe higher precepts(like 8 precepts or 10 precepts). It really helps since you have to avoid sensual pleasures as much as possible and live the day imitating great arahants. Also, some of the precepts specifically restrain you from enjoying sensual pleasures or forms of enjoyme...
by kalyana.mitta
Sun May 03, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is Buddhism: clear explanation
Replies: 5
Views: 298

What is Buddhism: clear explanation

Hello all. I came across a video by a monk which clearly explains what Buddhism is and I think it would be really helpful for anyone that is new to Buddhism and wants to get an overview. :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4Aa6qz6S4
by kalyana.mitta
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: question about wrong view
Replies: 2
Views: 178

question about wrong view

how would you know if you have wrong view?
by kalyana.mitta
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Five questions on meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Re: Five questions on meditation

For walking meditation, there are different types of meditations you can practice. You can spread Metta(loving-kindness). You can also read this for a very detailed understanding on walking meditation https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/silananda/bl137.html In the Great Discourse on the Foun...
by kalyana.mitta
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Ratana Sutta chanting tips?
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Ratana Sutta chanting tips?

Just keep count as you recite. After a while you will associate the first few words of a verse with its number, then the rest of the verse just follows the first few words from memory. Inviting the deities to listen Requesting them to bless the audience Buddha Ratana Dhamma Ratana Sangha Ratana Eig...
by kalyana.mitta
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: tips on reading the Majjhima Nikaya
Replies: 5
Views: 251

tips on reading the Majjhima Nikaya

I'm trying to read the whole Majjhima Nikaya during this time. I've started reading a few and I noticed that the first suttas can be very complex. Does anyone have a list of suttas from the Mijjhima Nikaya to read as a beginner, which isn't too complex and deep? Thank you in advance.
by kalyana.mitta
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Ratana Sutta chanting tips?
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Ratana Sutta chanting tips?

Does anyone have any tips to memorize the order of the verses in Ratana Sutta in Pali?(other than continuously reciting it) I have memorized each section but I can't chant the sections in the correct order without looking at the pirith book. thanks in advance.
by kalyana.mitta
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks/nuns and the Internet
Replies: 18
Views: 3246

Re: Monks/nuns and the Internet

In the monastery that I attend, there is only a land phone for monks to make phone calls when necessary. There is also a computer that is used by the chief/most senior monk to communicate with monks in other branches of the monastery and other important things like that. But even that computer isn't...
by kalyana.mitta
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are some deva (deities) not opapatika?
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: Are some deva (deities) not opapatika?

1. Are all devas opapatika? I ask this question because in one sutta called "Nandivisala sutta" a deva called Nandivisala was referring to his body being a womb-born structure. 3. Where and how are their opapatika birth taken place? This, I am not sure about. I have also had questions about devas b...
by kalyana.mitta
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Sinhala language
Replies: 12
Views: 5454

Re: Sinhala language

I am aware of the teachings of Nirapekshathvaye maga, I find content to extremely misleading and dangerous. Could you list a few those “extremely misleading and dangerous” content from Nirapekshathvaye maga? I DO KNOW that there is nothing “extremely misleading and dangerous” at the Waharaka site f...
by kalyana.mitta
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 3652

Re: I'm really scared.

"This is how he attends inappropriately: 'Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How was I in the past? Having been what, what was I in the past? Shall I be in the future? Shall I not be in the future? What shall I be in the future? How shall I be in the future? Having be...
by kalyana.mitta
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 3652

Re: I'm really scared.

Having spiritual urgency is a good thing, but this statement is false, only stream-enterer or one who is on the path to stream-enter will be free from bad destinations, but you not need to be scared as long as you are going in the right direction. “Mendicants, a noble disciple who has four things h...
by kalyana.mitta
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 3652

Re: I'm really scared.

If you are that scared, you must stop wasting time, and start to practice the dhamma! What are you doing?! 8 precepts, meditation, 8fold path, study, visiting monastery. Go! Also it might be a good idea to go to the doctor and talk about anxiety. James is wise, listen to him! I'd also say, fear of ...