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by Sam Vara
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4370
Views: 320283

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: 17
Views: 269

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: 599
Views: 32617

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: 89

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: 599
Views: 32617

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: 138

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: 138

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.
by Sam Vara
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: greetings

Hi Ushi, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

I hope you find the grazing here to your liking!
by Sam Vara
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Source of this Buddha's teaching?
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Source of this Buddha's teaching?

Might it be related to the Apannaka Sutta?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html

It's long and complicated, but Ajahn Thanissaro's translation and introduction make the gist a bit clearer.
by Sam Vara
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 599
Views: 32617

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 Sam Vara
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 599
Views: 32617

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal, One of the difficulties that you appear to be experiencing is that you are what might be called a "single issue poster" on an internet forum. Here's your first post on DW: I have been asked by Ven. Sudithadeera (who is a disciple of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero) to join this discussi...
by Sam Vara
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 599
Views: 32617

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Sam Vara said: I'm not insisting on it at all. I read it via the link you provided, and could find no mention of the sutta being delivered over the course of a night. Now that you have copied and pasted it, I can still find no mention of the sutta being delivered over the course of a night. If I ha...
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 599
Views: 32617

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Sam Vara said: I'm saying that there is no evidence in what you have cited to support your assertion that the sutta was delivered over the course of a night. Since you are insisting on it, I am copying and pasting the whole relevant section. I'm not insisting on it at all. I read it via the link yo...
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 599
Views: 32617

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Sam Vara said: The section of the linked text which refers to SN 56.11 begins: Then the Lord addressed the group of five monks, saying: “These two (dead) ends, monks, should not be followed by one who has gone forth.... ...and it ends: Then the Lord uttered this solemn utterance: “Indeed, Koṇḍañña ...
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vitor, from Brazil
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Vitor, from Brazil

Hi Vitor, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

I hope you find what you are looking for here!