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by whynotme
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Kamacchanda vs desire in first jhana
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Kamacchanda vs desire in first jhana

I agree with Volovsky about restlessness, and I would add that people who are chasing these goals and fields, are doing so because they're trying to escape Dukkha, but are doing so ineffectively. Boredom is restlessness which is dukkha. Basically when you're meditating, if you have the desire for a...
by whynotme
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Kamacchanda vs desire in first jhana
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Kamacchanda vs desire in first jhana

OK thank you guys for the explanation I still have this question regards 5 hindrances. There is a state like when someone hold on something. I.e. if someone knows first jhana may know this, that for example, when someone want to concentrate on the breath, then he feels pressure, headache... It is th...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Kamacchanda vs desire in first jhana
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Kamacchanda vs desire in first jhana

Kamacchanda is often translated as sense desires, e.g. desire the pleasure in five senses: something pleasant to view, a nice house, a nice car, a beautiful woman, something pleasant to hear, a good music, some pleasant words, something pleasant to taste, to smell, to touch... Those are five sense d...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are there similes given in the sutra pitaka for each step of Dependant origination?
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: Are there similes given in the sutra pitaka for each step of Dependant origination?

To be born as a Human being is precious , Without which Understanding of the Buddha dhamma is Not possible if you are born as a turtle ! :popcorn: To be born as human is not only precious, but rare, if you consider the possibility. Let say how many visible lives out there? Maybe 8 billions of human...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 778
Views: 54664

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

May I ask you what is the meaning of the word kāmacchanda? You may read the post " Key to Calming the Mind – The Five Hindrances " to know more about the five hindrances including kāmacchanda. So kamacchanda is translated as five sense desires in that article. My question is still the same. If one ...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the word "Dimensions" in theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: the word "Dimensions" in theravada

I used to be very interested in theories of dimensions viewed in both science and religion beings. For a long time after lots of research, i decided that the view of we are in the third dimensions and there are many more dimensions, for example the fourth dimension (time) and many more is not appli...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the word "Dimensions" in theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: the word "Dimensions" in theravada

Time doesn't really exist, time is just movement, the movement between two objects. Day and year is the Earth vs Sun, month is Earth vs Moon. So if you were to remove all these objects, there is no time, only movement. Movement is real, time is not real. Movement is simpy anicca. There is no past, ...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata exist after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Does the Tathagata exist after death?

Perhaps you might want to consider this , SarathW (eg) five aggregates and David (eg) five aggregates are clearly quite different . However , not only in this life time and also along the line of each person life continuum that there is a Sameness for everyone . There is a accumulation of merits be...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 778
Views: 54664

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi Lai, May I ask you what is the meaning of the word kāmacchanda? I often read that it is translated as desire for sensuous pleasure, which I think mean 5 senses: visual, sound, smell, taste, and touching. Kāmacchanda is one of five nivarana, which prevents concentration. But from my point of view,...
by whynotme
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 37
Views: 1931

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: 37
Views: 1931

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: 778
Views: 54664

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: 37
Views: 1931

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: 22
Views: 377

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: 778
Views: 54664

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.