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by Dhammanando
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 214
Views: 17887

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

SarathW wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:38 am
So, Vinnana in DO is viññāṇakkhandha?
If the terms are synonyms, then any arising of viññāṇa is an arising of viññāṇakkhandha.
by Dhammanando
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 214
Views: 17887

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Bhante is it possible these terms identify a different state of Citta like the seventeen thought moment in Abhidhamma? I'm not sure if I understand your question rightly, but I'll take it for now that you're asking whether the different terms for citta are being used to specify the different kinds ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 214
Views: 17887

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

That is not correct. A pure citta that starts arising in one's mind gets contaminated in 9 stages within a billionth of a second, and that contamination depends on the arammana and that person's gati . I have given a reference in #4 of the post, " https://puredhamma.net/abhidhamma/pabhassara-citta-...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Hell from doing metta?
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Hell from doing metta?

My past teacher said doing metta will not make you go to heaven and then to hell. The Paṭhamamettāsutta does at first blush appear to imply that any successful brahmavihāra meditator who is still a worldling at death can expect first a long sojourn in the Brahmā realms and then a descent to one of ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 214
Views: 17887

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

A citta lasts less than a billionth of a second. During that short time it evolves in 9 stages: citta, manō, mānasan, hadayan, pandaran, manō manāyatanam, mana indriyam (or manindriyam), viññāna, viññānakkhandha. (even after going through the 9 stages it is still called a citta for convenience; "a ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do buddhist monks need their parents appoval to disrobe?
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Do buddhist monks need their parents appoval to disrobe?

and what about the ceremony? is it not compulsory? It isn't required by Vinaya and so in theory a monk could just change into lay clothes, walk out of the monastery and tell the first passing stranger he meets: "I'm giving up the training and returning to the lower life of a householder." In practi...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do buddhist monks need their parents appoval to disrobe?
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Do buddhist monks need their parents appoval to disrobe?

I'm just wondering that if buddhist monks are sent to the monastery at age 6 by their parents, do they need their parents approval if they decide to leave the monastery and disrobe? Obtaining their parents' approval is not a Vinaya requirement for sāmaṇeras to disrobe, but in practice it would virt...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment
Replies: 54
Views: 1129

Re: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment

You’re stringing sentences together without making much of a point. Show me a sutta to back up your claims! Claims are not correct. Nirodha-samapatti is nibbana. Here AN 9.47: “It is said, friend, ‘directly visible nibbāna, directly visible nibbāna.’ In what way has the Blessed One spoken of direct...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: full Buddhavamsa in English
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: full Buddhavamsa in English

I would prefer not to have one that is overloaded with scholarly apparatus & notes (if such exists). Of the “translations” listed on the Wikipedia page.... 1. Rev. Morris’s isn’t a translation at all but rather the PTS romanised Pali text. 2. U Vicittasārābhivaṃsa’s is the writer’s own narration of...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma disappears, could that mean..?
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Dhamma disappears, could that mean..?

auto wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:34 pm
If dhamma is phenomena.
Dhamma in the sense of a phenomenon isn't the same as dhamma in the context of Dhamma-ending Age. In the case of the latter it is a Buddha's teaching that is referred to.
by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: bad knees. want to ordain. is it possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: bad knees. want to ordain. is it possible?

Thank you thats exactly what Im looking for. Can you point me in some direction. Names of Wats? Traditions? etc etc. Most wats affiliated with Burmese dry insight traditions like that of Mahasi Sayadaw, and quite a number of wats affiliated with the Dhammayutt forest tradition of Ajahn Mun, would f...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: bad knees. want to ordain. is it possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: bad knees. want to ordain. is it possible?

There are plenty of monasteries in Thailand where meditation practice is an entirely solitary activity, undertaken in the privacy of one's kuti, and so you would be free to sit in a chair. In such a place the only times you would need to sit on the floor would be during the fortnightly Pātimokkha re...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ten grounds Vs Eighteen grounds of a schism
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Ten grounds Vs Eighteen grounds of a schism

Can you please share your thought, which one do you think is the most accurate translation? :anjali: te imehi dasahi vatthūhi Thanissaro: On the basis of these eighteen grounds... Bodhi & Sujāto: On these ten grounds... All three translators have treated the case as ablative in form but locative in...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Reading Mahayana books
Replies: 36
Views: 920

Re: Reading Mahayana books

. As to where they learn them from, with the Tibetans the primary source is probably Vasubandhu's auto-commentary to his Abhidharmakośa; with East Asians it's the Āgama sūtras and/or the older strata of Prajñāpāramitā sūtras. Interesting thank you. Would the Agama sutras and Prajnaparamita sutras b...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Reading Mahayana books
Replies: 36
Views: 920

Re: Reading Mahayana books

Do Mahayana Buddhist believe in the four noble truths and the eight fold path? If so what scripture do they get these teachings from? I once met a member of Soka Gakkai who had never even heard of the four truths and eightfold path, but I think this was rather exceptional. In general Mahayanists wi...