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by SarathW
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the exterior is suffering?
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: How does the exterior is suffering?

Dinsdale wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:25 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:40 pm
Might "unsatisfactory" be a better translation of Dukkha here?
Yes. For example ice-cream is unsatisfactory, because it melts, and can make you fat when consumed regularly. :D
Agree.
This is point I am trying to make in this post.
by SarathW
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 39
Views: 463

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

What Buddha rejected was the clinging to rites and rituals with the belief they lead to liberation.
by SarathW
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the exterior is suffering?
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: How does the exterior is suffering?

Antaradhana wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:59 pm
SarathW wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:26 pm
I understand all except that eye etc and its objects are suffering.
This means: they cause suffering. When something is visible, audible, etc. causes unpleasant feelings.
According to this Sutta mind and the mind objects are also suffering!
by SarathW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the exterior is suffering?
Replies: 8
Views: 67

How does the exterior is suffering?

How does the exterior is suffering? In this Sutta series from SN35.140 it says the following. Eye etc and its objects are impermanence, notself, and suffering. I understand all except that eye etc and its objects are suffering. For instance, if my eye arises as a result of a physical object, how the...
by SarathW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?
Replies: 40
Views: 382

Re: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?

There is nothing called "Nibbana" to experience.
Nibbana is not a thing like six senses.
It is a state of nothing felt.
by SarathW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Hello everyone

:hello:
by SarathW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?
Replies: 38
Views: 385

Re: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?

“But ma’am, is the noble eightfold path conditioned or unconditioned?”
“Ariyo panāyye, aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo saṅkhato udāhu asaṅkhato”ti?

“The noble eightfold path is conditioned.”
“Ariyo kho, āvuso visākha, aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo saṅkhato”ti.

https://suttacentral.net/mn44/en/sujato#10.2
by SarathW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aiming for a fortunate rebirth
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Aiming for a fortunate rebirth

No.
The end object is to end all suffering. ie: no birth.
However a fortunate rebirth may be a bonus for some who have not attained Arahantship.
by SarathW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Objects
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Meditation Objects

No.
Master one.
Breath as the meditation object is the best in my opinion.
by SarathW
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 241

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

Hi sarathw , Of course if they are not endangering your life or your family . I will be very cautious because one of my relative sometimes gets into confusion and start to destroy using knife damaging merely everything in the house . Agree. I don't know how to handle a situation like that. Perhaps ...
by SarathW
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 241

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

Agree.
A drug-addicted is making my life very difficult at the moment.
But I am very kind to him, I have sympathy for him.
There are many good Buddhist (even some good monks) was into drugs (addicted) previously.
You have to assess each case on its own merits instead of stereotyping them.
by SarathW
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 241

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

Buddha used the term "Mana" Another word perhaps the Sakkaya Ditthi. (personality view) Buddha did not stereotyped people. He helped murderers such as Angulimala and low cast people such as Sunita or prostitute Ambapali. Buddha asked us to not to dwell in the past or the future. Most of the present ...
by SarathW
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anyone welcomes suffering?
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Anyone welcomes suffering?

Buddha very clearly said once you understand the suffering there is no more need to do the austerities. However, indulgence is still discouraged. I have discussed my own experienced in the following post. There is a lot of valuable input from others as well. Seven days without pain killers. https://...
by SarathW
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?
Replies: 38
Views: 385

Re: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?

It is important to understand that all the knowledge in this world is a fabrication.
Nothing is the ultimate truth.
Even Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold path is a fabrication as a knowledge.
Buddha taught only the fabricated knowledge required for the liberation.
by SarathW
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 39
Views: 463

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

I agree.
I hardly go to a temple, because I can't see the purpose of going there unless I want to look after the monk by helping them and giving Dana. The problem is you find those distractions even in a Dhamma discussion forum. That is why some people do not like Dhamma forums either.