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by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?

Surprisingly (perhaps not) I found the talk by Ven Anomadassi that the conventional interpretation of Dependent Origination is incorrect.

https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=37256
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?

What exactly is Ayonisomanasikara?
Was I? Am I? Will I?
:shrug:
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Paticca Samuppada and the Paticca Sammupada Dhamma?
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Paticca Samuppada and the Paticca Sammupada Dhamma?

Paticca Samuppada and the Paticca Sammupada Dhamma? Paticca Samuppada: This being, that is; from the arising of this, that arises; this not being, that is not; from the cessation of this, that ceases. paticca Samuppada Dhamma: That is: with ignorance as condition, volitional activities come to be; ....
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When sotapanna dark kamma ripen...
Replies: 19
Views: 137

Re: When sotapanna dark kamma ripen...

Yes, in theory but unlikely. There is a Buddhist story a very good person going to hell for a brief time due to the last thought-moment. It is impossible for an evil person to have a good last thought-moment in my opinion. I remember a story of an evil man whom commited a lot of bad kamma , at the ...
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?

DooDoot wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:12 am
SarathW wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:13 am
Even the idea of that there is a five aggregate seems to be a self-view.
Why? :shrug: :roll:
The Buddha wrote:"Form, monks, is not self.

"Feeling is not self...

"Perception is not self...

"[Mental] fabrications are not self...

"Consciousness is not self.

SN 22.59
I think you answer it yourself. :D
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When sotapanna dark kamma ripen...
Replies: 19
Views: 137

Re: When sotapanna dark kamma ripen...

What matters is not how you died but the last thought moment just before death. So if any evil person as long as s/he could maintain a wholesome last thought , then s/he is assured good birth ! Yes, in theory but unlikely. There is a Buddhist story a very good person going to hell for a brief time ...
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When sotapanna dark kamma ripen...
Replies: 19
Views: 137

Re: When sotapanna dark kamma ripen...

Could you provide any text reference ? Sorry, I can't provide any sutta reference. This is the informed judgment based on listing to ven. Vijithananda. I remember there is a story of a lay sotapanna hit by a bull and died which is of course dark kamma ripen ! Isnt that against law of kamma if he/sh...
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?

In giving his most detailed explanation of appropriate attention (MN 2), he starts with examples of inappropriate attention, which center on questions of identity and existence: "Do I exist?" "Do I not?" "What am I?" "Did I exist in the past?" "Will I exist in the future?" These questions are inapp...
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When sotapanna dark kamma ripen...
Replies: 19
Views: 137

Re: When sotapanna dark kamma ripen...

sentinel wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:23 am
SarathW wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:19 am
The argument is that it is not possible for a Sotapanna to ripen dark Kamma at last breath as he has eliminated the self view.
Could you provide any text reference ?
Sorry, I can't provide any sutta reference. This is the informed judgment based on listing to ven. Vijithananda.
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: no thought sitting
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: no thought sitting

can no thought sitting or (neither perception not non perception) sitting prior to jhana helps to enter first jhana? Hi confused man. I suggest you learn the basic Buddhist teaching. This is not sarcasm. If you spend a few hours learning the basics you will be an expert with no time. :D This is my ...
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When sotapanna dark kamma ripen...
Replies: 19
Views: 137

Re: When sotapanna dark kamma ripen...

Dear members , It is said when one attain stream entry , there is no future birth in lower realm is possible , but what if dark kamma of sotapanna ripen at last breath or just right after his/her passing ? Would that dark kamma bring them to lower realms ? The argument is that it is not possible fo...
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Only Problem with the Buddha...
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: The Only Problem with the Buddha...

How Buddha cure the sick when he can't do it himself?
He died (Parinibbana) from sickness.
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?

Is Dependent Origination an expression of self-view?
Even the idea of that there is a five aggregate seems to be a self-view.
What is your opinion on this?
by SarathW
Mon May 25, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhathu-vibhanga sutta question?
Replies: 28
Views: 369

Re: Dhathu-vibhanga sutta question?

With regards to space property, internal and external is all the same , not ' i me myself '. It makes no difference , the space is everywhere, internal and external. All the same. Consciousness is of the internal sense bases, ear, eye, nose, tounge, body and mind. The external sense bases are sight...