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by whynotme
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 30
Views: 1232

Re: The Gandhabba

The true Buddha dhamma is nothing more than the law of nature. If we understand nature, we understand dhamma. How nature works, that is how dhamma works. If you will explain the meaning of nature ? Isn't that the Physicist disregard the other three realms (ghost, deva and hell) ? If we never had su...
by whynotme
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 30
Views: 1232

Re: The Gandhabba

Buddhism has a profound knowledge base. There's no room for imagined stories like that. Of course your knowledge is if only according to texts and theory . But , you might want to consider first hand experience ?! Lord Buddha had mentioned what to do about that in perfect form. As I said earlier, B...
by whynotme
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 712
Views: 46836

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

The goal of Buddhism is to uproot all clinging, not to prove that I am right or I possessed the true Dhamma, or I am noble, this or that,... If we follow a path and our clinging is increased, then it is not the Buddha's path. It is better to see if we are clinging to something than to argue this is...
by whynotme
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 30
Views: 1232

Re: The Gandhabba

FYI , imo gandhaba is a intermediate being which manifested after death and very much like astral or ghost like being and sometimes waiting for ripen conditions to take birth as a human being in the womb . If a person after death take birth as a ghost being , unless s/he has better ripen conditions...
by whynotme
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
Replies: 19
Views: 190

Re: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?

Rebirth is like dreams, one day you are this person, another day you are another person in another world.

For the person in the dream, there is nothing common between two dreams. But still the same person
by whynotme
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 712
Views: 46836

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

@Lai, you said everything in your article is based on the Tipitaka.

You described the process the gandhabba come from this life to next life. So please show where is this information in the Tipitaka?

And please stop ignoring this question.

Please behave like a grown man and answer the question.
by whynotme
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 712
Views: 46836

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

For those of you who are trying to figure out the truth, let us try to settle this issue about antarabhava and gandhabba once and for all, so that there would not be any doubts left. The only way to do that is two fold: (1) Try to find anything in the Tipitaka that would contradict my explanation, ...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is special about ordination?
Replies: 32
Views: 2352

Re: What is special about ordination?

Let's have a mental exercise: 1) A person who his whole life was serious about what he was doing and never wasting time. Anything that he puts his mind to, he does it with seriousness and thus is successful. When he was teenager he attains good grades and finishes university quickly. He starts a bu...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is special about ordination?
Replies: 32
Views: 2352

Re: What is special about ordination?

One of the big things I realised was that a monk's aims in life are completely different from lay people. That's a really huge significance of ordaining. There's a chant that monks do which says " I am no longer living according to worldly aims and values." So for me a big difference between being ...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 712
Views: 46836

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

1/ The deva can see through wall and house, and physical objects like that. Human body is not only physical object but contains gandhabbha which can block spiritual vision. Person on spiritual Path can be bright because his mind is bright so his "aura" can be bright as it's affected by the content ...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 712
Views: 46836

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Whynotme said: “2. If that is the case then the human body must be more than just physical body, which you can not explain.” You are trying to focus on just one point. I do not have time to go into any more details. It is not worthwhile to spend all this time talking about something which neither y...
by whynotme
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Self and Control
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: The Self and Control

If so, first may I ask, do you have a goeloe? Yes, but I don't talk about it. :tongue: But seriously, I think this is partly related to a lack of clarity about what anatta is negating in the suttas. Mostly it seems to be about the sense of "me" ( mana ) being an illusion, rather than a negation of ...
by whynotme
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 480
Views: 40176

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

So the end result is quite clear. Only for u to accept it or not. The result is clear when on the basis of all those arguments you make a short and concrete statement. Okay, In the material world there is no boundary to anything. An atom can be destroyed into energy and reconstructed into new atom ...
by whynotme
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 712
Views: 46836

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Thank Lai, So I am happy that we can end a point in argument with agreement, unlike many discussions on this forum, where none of the single point is agreed. It seems you ignore another point that bring up earlier. In the Maha-parinibbana Sutta, it is said that the deities were not satisfied because...
by whynotme
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 712
Views: 46836

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi whynotme! I have never said that an Arahant does not have consciousness. This is an important issue (viññāna) that I have written a lot on this thread. There is a summery of a partial list of what I have written about on Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:14 am on p. 41. From that summary, I have written about ...