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by budo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?
Replies: 37
Views: 623

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: 599
Views: 32474

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: 18
Views: 321

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: 599
Views: 32474

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: 17
Views: 267

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: 599
Views: 32474

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: 53
Views: 653

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: 599
Views: 32474

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: 17
Views: 267

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: 53
Views: 653

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: 28
Views: 526

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: 599
Views: 32474

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: 53
Views: 653

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: 53
Views: 653

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: 599
Views: 32474

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 ...