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by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 18
Views: 317

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

Would posters please note that although there might be interesting and useful discussions to be had around the issue of dhamma propagation within specified groups, discussions here should steer clear of politicised claims about whether particular countries or groups are racist. Such questions, impor...
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Peace, from Marietta, GA USA
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Peace, from Marietta, GA USA

Greetings, docwood1997, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 14
Views: 218

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

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=32021 If that is the case, probably the whole thread should be moved to the other (Greenies) website or even to the Mahayana site. No, I don't think so. It's perfectly possible to answer SarathW's original question without getting polemical or even partis...
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 15
Views: 146

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 Sam Vara
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 14
Views: 218

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

Moderator note: Please restrict posts to those which specifically answer SarathW's point. Political material which directly criticises the specified and other leaders without a specific link to Dhamma will be removed. When did this become a rule? https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=32021 :a...
by Sam Vara
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: Pali Beginner

Hi Padipa, without seeing some printed examples, it's difficult to get a sense of the problem. But why not look at some other Pali dictionaries to see if there is one which uses the same forms as your book by Gair and Karunatillake? http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/pali/ http://lirs.ru/lib/dict...
by Sam Vara
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Canada!
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: Hello from Canada!

Hello Santimuni, and welcome to DhammaWheel! :hello:
by Sam Vara
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 14
Views: 218

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

Moderator note: Please restrict posts to those which specifically answer SarathW's point. Political material which directly criticises the specified and other leaders without a specific link to Dhamma will be removed.
by Sam Vara
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4383
Views: 320955

Re: the great vegetarian debate

chownah wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:55 am
In the wild the infant mortality for large mammals (zebra, giraffe, etc.) is over 50 percent.
chownah
Clear evidence that veganism is bad for you. :tongue:
by Sam Vara
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation experience
Replies: 18
Views: 338

Re: Meditation experience

:goodpost: "— not attending to the perception[1] of village, not attending to the perception of human being — attends to the singleness based on the perception of wilderness. His mind takes pleasure, finds satisfaction, settles, & indulges in its perception of wilderness."---MN 120 Paul, I was inte...
by Sam Vara
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 610
Views: 33187

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 Sam Vara
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: "Behind the Open Door | Buddhist monk documentary"
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: "Behind the Open Door | Buddhist monk documentary"

Many thanks, Bhante. :anjali: That's a very fine documentary which really captures the feel of the place.

That monk drinking water direct from the spring - he's a brave man!
by Sam Vara
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 610
Views: 33187

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 Sam Vara
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cūlapanthaka versus sutta expertise
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Cūlapanthaka versus sutta expertise

There are many sutta expertise nowadays , but, what then is the difficulty to attain ariya stage ? "The Dhamma is a Quality of the Heart:" https://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/y2018/180626_The_Dhamma_Is_a_Quality_of_the_Heart.mp3 Thanks, John. That's 12 minutes that I don't think I could have spent ...
by Sam Vara
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cūlapanthaka versus sutta expertise
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Cūlapanthaka versus sutta expertise

There is this - Dhp v. 259
A man is not versed in Dhamma because he speaks much. He who, after hearing a little Dhamma, realizes its truth directly and is not heedless of it, is truly versed in the Dhamma.
It suggests that extensive knowledge of suttas is less valuable than the correct insight.