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by Sam Vara
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cūlapanthaka versus sutta expertise
Replies: 1
Views: 7

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: 1
Views: 7

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: 1
Views: 26

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: 579
Views: 31792

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: 579
Views: 31792

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: 579
Views: 31792

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: 579
Views: 31792

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: 579
Views: 31792

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: 80

Re: Vitor, from Brazil

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

I hope you find what you are looking for here!
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Effluents and fetters?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Effluents and fetters?

They are certainly presented differently. Here are the fetters: “Mendicants, there are ten fetters. What ten? The five lower fetters and the five higher fetters. What are the five lower fetters? Identity view, doubt, misapprehension of precepts and observances, sensual desire, and ill will. These ar...
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?
Replies: 47
Views: 529

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

If you can't see how "my" or "self" implies unchanging, then could you explain the difference between Anatta and Atman? Another way of looking at this is to reflect on whether ownership can be anything other than consistent. Unless the "owner" is there all the time, nothing is really owned. Thanks ...
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?
Replies: 47
Views: 529

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

Sorry, but I still don't see how "my" or "self" implies unchanging - it's about ownership, not consistency. If you can't see how "my" or "self" implies unchanging, then could you explain the difference between Anatta and Atman? Another way of looking at this is to reflect on whether ownership can b...
by Sam Vara
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 579
Views: 31792

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Since this is an important point, I just need to say the following. If you read the web link I had given, you will see that it does describe the delivery of the Dhammacakkapavattana sutta. Or, one could read the Chapter, "After the Enlightenment" of the book, "The Life of the Buddha" by Bhikkhu Nan...
by Sam Vara
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Grouping by Disciple and Other Ways to Navigate the Buddhist Texts
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Grouping by Disciple and Other Ways to Navigate the Buddhist Texts

Traditionally, the Buddha's teachings were transmitted orally. Today, thanks to the preservation efforts of the early Buddhist Councils, and the tireless work of translators, the majority of the teachings are available in modern languages for us to freely read and reflect on. With so much knowledge...
by Sam Vara
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Knowing and Seeing
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Knowing and Seeing

You might want to have a look at this recent thread:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32864&p=488534#p488427