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by 2600htz
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 69
Views: 998

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Is Kali Yuga mentioned in the Suttas or only in Hindu scriptures? I remember an ISKCON guru telling me that when it gets really bad people will start eating their kids. Lovely thought 😊 The Wheel-turning Emperor (Excerpt) Cakkavatti Sutta (DN 26) Introduction The body of this sutta consists of a na...
by 2600htz
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Mind and mind-object
Replies: 18
Views: 3378

Re: Mind and mind-object

Hello:

Why make it complicated.
Mind-objects are thoughts :).

Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dangers of Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 351

Re: Dangers of Meditation

Hello: Well i disagree with the "meditation is doing nothing" statement, but yes, like with everything, there is a potential danger in doing the meditation. Why bother with meditation when it's only going to bring out the worst from inside of you?, i also don´t think that is right, it shouldn´t only...
by 2600htz
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you think ignorance is abandoned in the beginning when attaining stream entry ?
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: Do you think ignorance is abandoned in the beginning when attaining stream entry ?

Hello: A Sotapanna has deeply experienced the four noble truths (and that is the whole point of being a stream enterer), so he has experienced the letting go of the craving, and he knows what path lead to that letting go (so a big load of ignorance has been abandoned). But his maturity is not enough...
by 2600htz
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex before marriage
Replies: 46
Views: 855

Re: Sex before marriage

Hello: In DN-27, the origin of the world, the Buddha gives an account on how the first human beings begin to have sex. At that time, any kind of sex was considered immoral, even by normal people, and beings who had sex weren’t allowed to enter a village or town for one or two months. This sounds in...
by 2600htz
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex before marriage
Replies: 46
Views: 855

Re: Sex before marriage

Hello: In DN-27, the origin of the world, the Buddha gives an account on how the first human beings begin to have sex. At that time, any kind of sex was considered immoral, even by normal people, and beings who had sex weren’t allowed to enter a village or town for one or two months. Im pretty sure ...
by 2600htz
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 215
Views: 18197

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:45 pm
@2600htz:
I am sorry. But there are no English discourses by the Waharaka Thero or ones with English subtitles. Following is the link to the Waharaka website for those who can understand Sinhala:
https://waharaka.com/
@Lal

Ohh ok, then i give you that task haha (joking).

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 215
Views: 18197

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello @Lal :

Could you provide some link to a dhamma talk of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero with english subtitles?.
This topic seems highly intellectual, so it would be great to see the way he talked to an audience.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Hell from doing metta?
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Hell from doing metta?

Hello: Lol that is not true. Probably you mean about this sutta. https://suttacentral.net/an4.125/en/sujato “Mendicants, these four people are found in the world. What four? Firstly, a person meditates spreading a heart full of love to one direction, and to the second, and to the third, and to the f...
by 2600htz
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What was the innovation of Siddhartha Gautama?
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: What was the innovation of Siddhartha Gautama?

Hello: Basically the teaching of dependent origination and what comes around it to explain the cessation of stress. I think there is a reference in the suttas that couldn´t find, but goes something like "and then after giving a talk on morality,virtue,rebirth,etc. the buddha gives a talk about the t...
by 2600htz
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness is the direct path?
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Mindfulness is the direct path?

Hello:

I think the confusion comes because people assume practicing the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta only means "noting, understanding, contemplating".
But that is just a fraction of the sutta instructions.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 215
Views: 18197

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello:

It would be helpful if someone among his disciples made subtitles for his videos, this isn´t happening?.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health?

Hello Andrew: -I think the fact you are following the precepts and having interest in sila, its showing that you are having a mature approach to the practice, and its not a crazy intellectual esoteric pursue. -Take in consideration that metta bhavana (or Brahma Viharas) can take you all the way thro...
by 2600htz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati, Samatha, and Vipassana, from: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Hello Budo: 1)"When there is discernment" (from MN-43). As long as there is consciousness/cognition, the person is able to discern. "Discernment & consciousness, friend: Are these qualities conjoined or disjoined? Is it possible, having separated them one from the other, to delineate the difference ...
by 2600htz
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati, Samatha, and Vipassana, from: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Hello Budo: I don´t agree with some of the things you are saying. -Where did the Buddha said there is no mindfulness in the formless jhanas? -Where did the Buddha said you should get out of jhana to bring back our mindfulness? -What do you mean by "discernment"? (and by discernment not being present...