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by Sam Vara
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 33
Views: 520

Re: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?

I also don't see how you're in a position of authority to tell me I shouldn't make such posts on account of me being a newbie, as I do not see how I am breaking any of the ToS. To add to that, this is the General Therevada discussion section "A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism ". If ...
by Sam Vara
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 204

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

in past lives over and over Agee but it is how we react to others. What about the reaction from others? We can only be responsible for our own reaction. Part of the problem is that we challenge others' reactions, thinking that they are "wrong" for reacting to us in that way, and trying to fix their...
by Sam Vara
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 204

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:32 pm

Thanks all.
Most of you share similar ideas.
The question is now how can we solve this problem?
Heedfulness. We can make ourselves aware of the problematic nature of our interactions with people who are close to us, and catch ourselves each time the resentment appears.
by Sam Vara
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member!!
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: New member!!

Hi Billy,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:
by Sam Vara
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Newbie

Hi Eleanor, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :hello:
by Sam Vara
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 204

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

One way of looking at it is that we have the strongest expectations that those close to us will do what we want, or will make us happy. But they don't always do that.
by Sam Vara
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 51
Views: 864

Re: Third Eye Meditation

I think you don't need to interpret, because often the meanings are explained within the Sutta itself Thats right, I was just demonstrating loosely to your question about meanings of the names and places given in suttas, in that there is hidden meanings to some of the literal translations, which ca...
by Sam Vara
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the dhamma ayatana comprises of rupa and nama ?
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Why the dhamma ayatana comprises of rupa and nama ?

Do you mean as in mano ? As in mano, yes, but I think mano is used to refer to the internal sense base, whereas its external counterpart is the dhammayatana; the thoughts and mental constructions, etc. Here "'The six external sense-media should be known': thus was it said. And in reference to what ...
by Sam Vara
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the dhamma ayatana comprises of rupa and nama ?
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Why the dhamma ayatana comprises of rupa and nama ?

Dinsdale wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:17 am
James Tan wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:39 pm
In which sutta mention the dhamma ayatana comprises of rupa and nama ?
I'm not familiar with "dhamma ayatana" - what exactly is it?
The thought sense base.
by Sam Vara
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick death is worse than torture?
Replies: 21
Views: 363

Re: Quick death is worse than torture?

Yes i understand the value of human life. which is why euthaniasia even voluntary is something of wrong view. But in this case it wasn't kill instead of torture, it was kill him quickly instead of torturing him to death. that sorta confuses me even when taking into account the value of human existe...
by Sam Vara
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 33
Views: 520

Re: Why Read the Suttas?

LuisR wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:25 am
How do we know if what we are reading is authentic or not?
What do you mean here by "authentic"?
by Sam Vara
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Ability to save individual posts?
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Ability to save individual posts?

If you mean individual posts by different members, then what I do is to just save them all - the URLs - in a separate folder on my computer. They can be sorted by topic, or copied if they fall into multiple categories. It's as fast as using anything here on DW. I just started a new google drive doc...
by Sam Vara
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Ability to save individual posts?
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Ability to save individual posts?

If you mean individual posts by different members, then what I do is to just save them all - the URLs - in a separate folder on my computer. They can be sorted by topic, or copied if they fall into multiple categories. It's as fast as using anything here on DW.
by Sam Vara
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Taking Refuge Phonetic Pronounciation
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Taking Refuge Phonetic Pronounciation

Is it said, or chanted? If the latter, you might want to search via Google for the particular lineage concerned. I had a quick search, and found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zANB3b0LlE which is clear enough to be recognisable and even copiable if you had the text as well. Find a video (the...
by Sam Vara
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick death is worse than torture?
Replies: 21
Views: 363

Re: Quick death is worse than torture?

Perhaps in my unenlightened mind i find it weird that a monk would have committed a parajika for this since I do not "truly" understand what happens at death or the value of human life. but it still seems weird. Almost any good willed or compassionate person would advise against torturing someone o...