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by budo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 614
Views: 33996

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello: Come on, let the guy be, all the forum ganging up against Lal its pretty rude. Regards. I agree its rude, although to be fair pretty much all of the forum is like this for anything that doesnt fit within mainstream DW doctrine (or as DW ppl would say "the suttas" because their interpretation...
by budo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 20
Views: 248

Re: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?

The Ganges Valley where the Buddha lived is thousands of miles from the coast. Yet there are suttas where the Buddha talked about the oceans and its creatures. There are also suttas where he spoke of the cosmos. I'm wondering if his knowledge of the former was thru heresay from others or personal s...
by budo
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 614
Views: 33996

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Therefore, this question was addressed in that post. So, can anyone explain how breath meditation, BY ITSELF, lead to Nibbana? As for the other posts, we can have a discussion on other topics later (By the way, I have addressed them previously too). In any case, let us come to a conclusion on this ...
by budo
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?

SarathW, You don't need to over-complicate. The Buddha said that all who become enlightened must understand, abandon, realize and develop the 4 noble truths, and overcome the 5 hindrances. He said that you should meditate continuously and exert effort with the four noble truths, five hindrances, fiv...
by budo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?
Replies: 37
Views: 858

Re: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?

These days I personally follow Ajahn Sona and Bhikkhu Analayo. In the past I followed Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, Henepola Gunaratana and Ayya Khema/Leigh Brasington methods, which all of those Anapanasati variants gave me results. I supplemented these with Ajahn Tong/Mahasi Sayadaw techniques as well. Anal...
by budo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 614
Views: 33996

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

His whole post is worth reading (not least because my selection of the "anicca" bit suggests that the "baloney" is based on that alone, which is not the case) and I would also urge you to read the posts by Bhikkhu Pesala as well, before delving any deeper. That may save you a lot of wasted time. Hm...
by budo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Any recommended teachings, talks, or advice for dealing with noise?
Replies: 19
Views: 405

Re: Any recommended teachings, talks, or advice for dealing with noise?

Ultimately you'll have to move somewhere quieter, there are no band-aid solutions for seclusion. For now you can meditate somewhere quiet.
by budo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 614
Views: 33996

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

According to student of Ven Thero who is also a monk, he defined anicca as "insatiablity" Meaning that our 6 senses can never be satiated. We are ignorant of the nature of anicca (insatiability) and we think there is some satisfaction and gratification in wordly objects in our world thus we become ...
by budo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation experience
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Meditation experience

Getting back to what might be called self-aversion in meditation (based on leaving the meditation object). It helps to really understand the process -- that you need to repeatedly work the muscles of recognizing you are gone and returning -- doing repetitions of the mental exercise -- so getting lo...
by budo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 614
Views: 33996

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

@Sam Vara: Sorry. I did not see your PM earlier. Sam Vara said: Everything you post is either promoting or defending Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero. That is not correct. Everything I post is either promoting or defending Buddha Dhamma. I am just grateful to Waharaka Thero for pointing me i...
by budo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?
Replies: 55
Views: 919

Re: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?

Nibbana is also a label used to describe a state where there is: - No rebirth - No feelings/sensation - No forms - No perception - No fabrications - No consciousness To me, those things sound a lot like "existence", since if you cannot sense anything, you cannot perceive anything, you cannot cogniz...
by budo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 614
Views: 33996

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

It's unfortunate really. When I read about his satipatthana and anicca post it really made sense and helped me see what buddhism is all about. However during this huge debate i can just see that he is not really awakened or anything. He has strong pride, self view, and delusion. In some cases you s...
by budo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation experience
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Meditation experience

If I could give two tips it would be: - Persistence, do it every day and try to not skip a day. Results are very much based on momentum - If it feels bad or painful, you're probably doing something wrong. The Buddha left the ascetics because he recognized the way forward is not through pain, and not...
by budo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?
Replies: 55
Views: 919

Re: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?

Why couldn't something be there all the time, but perpetually changing? Like the weather, for example. This is called forms, and forms aren't "real". If you slap a label on something it doesn't make it real. For example, a chair is just a bunch of wood, plastic, or metal, organized in a certain way...
by budo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever state flatly...
Replies: 29
Views: 685

Re: Did the Buddha ever state flatly...

Maybe it is that the buddha acts out of compassion but does not want (is not attached) to the outcome of his actions. chownah Something akin to this perhaps. However compassion is generally used in relation to desire for others to be happy and aversion toward seeing them suffer, and empathy. In fac...