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by budo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 581
Views: 31935

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: 7
Views: 109

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: 47
Views: 546

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: 27
Views: 475

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...
by budo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 581
Views: 31935

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I feel bad about those who have written those “statements” above. If it is Buddha Dhamma that we are discussing, then we should be able to check everything within the Tipitaka (three baskets): Sutta Pitaka, Vinaya Pitaka, Abhidhamma Pitaka. This is not philosophy. If you contest what the Buddha tau...
by budo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?
Replies: 47
Views: 546

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

If there is movement then it must come to an end. 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 w...
by budo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?
Replies: 47
Views: 546

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

Label it whatever you want, at the end of the day you cannot have sensuality (6 senses) and permanence at the same time. I don't see why not, if the permanent essence is hidden "beneath" the senses, which I think is what Hinduism teaches. You could say that the goal of Hindu practice is to discover...
by budo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 581
Views: 31935

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

There's a lot of conflicting views in the suttas, which I think can be chalked up to two things that I'm aware of: 1) Poor translations 2) Brahmanic meddling/influence, and certain movements throughout history between councils. Even the vipassana movement tries to reinterpret the dhamma in a lot of ...
by budo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 581
Views: 31935

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Regarding the invitation of Brahma, if the Buddha is the least ignorant being in existence, then why would he need Brahma's invitation? It is only once the Buddha used his special eye to survey the environment did he decide. So it's like at first he thought people aren't capable of seeing the dhamma...
by budo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?
Replies: 47
Views: 546

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

James Tan wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:27 am
You are talking about something you don't know and making inference only .
How do you know the moon exists if you've never been on it? You're inferring its existence by looking at a visual image of it.

Do you also believe the Earth is flat because you've never driven fully across it?
by budo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?
Replies: 47
Views: 546

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

Nibbana is not equivalent to non existence . Brahma is not equivalent to Brahman . Label it whatever you want, at the end of the day you cannot have sensuality (6 senses) and permenence at the same time. Therefore as long as you have sensuality (6 senses) you have suffering/unsatisfaction. It is th...
by budo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?
Replies: 47
Views: 546

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

Nibbana is not equivalent to non existence . Brahma is not equivalent to Brahman . Label it whatever you want, at the end of the day you cannot have sensuality (6 senses) and permenence at the same time. Therefore as long as you have sensuality (6 senses) you have suffering/unsatisfaction. It is th...
by budo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “Enters & Remains”
Replies: 27
Views: 3698

Re: “Enters & Remains”

Curiosity beckons me to ask what the out-of-the-ordinary meaning is, in this case? Ajahn Brahmn's opinion is below: THE FIRST JHANA The “Wobble” (Vitakka and Vicára). All jhanas are states of unmoving bliss, almost. However, in the first jhana, there is some movement discernible. I call this moveme...
by budo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?
Replies: 47
Views: 546

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

The reason people get confused with hinduism vs buddhism is because Nibbana is an UNdoing, you are unraveling and deprogramming everything to the point of non-existence, it just so happens that non-existence is the most peaceful state. In Hinduism you are merging with all-existence, that requires do...
by budo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Determinism vs Dependent origination
Replies: 44
Views: 531

Re: Determinism vs Dependent origination

In short, you can have free will and determinism at the same time. If you apply restrictions and qualifications to determinism you can have both at the same time...if you apply restrictions and qualifications to determinism you can have it with anything you want.....you can even have determinsim wi...