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by SarathW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 13
Views: 139

Re: Ajahn Brahm

How was the experience? It was the same as being at any other Western Theravada monastery that I have stayed at in Australia or New Zealand, not much different. But 25 monks instead of the usual 3 or 4. It was good. .What caused you to leave? I suffer from recurring depression for the last 15 years...
by SarathW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 55
Views: 336

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

santa100 wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:49 am
The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Don't worry about that scenario. Worry about US forgotten about Him (ie. forgotten the cultivation of Sila, Samadhi, Panna, which is what He really represents).
:goodpost:
by SarathW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 55
Views: 336

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Buddha is not a person and the Nibbana is not a place.
by SarathW
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
Replies: 22
Views: 218

Re: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?

whynotme wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:25 pm
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
I think this is a good point.
Buddha said that consciousness is like a magicians trick.
by SarathW
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
Replies: 22
Views: 218

Re: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?

Same person" makes this sound more like the Hindu model, where a soul is repeatedly reincarnated?
The only Arahant has eliminated self-identification.
by SarathW
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 81
Views: 1053

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

What I take from this is, that there might be situations where a Sotapanna might indeed decide on the end of life, as he feels by definition neither a desire to prolong or to end life, but sees his duties fulfilled.
As far as I understand, Sotapanna has not fulfilled his duties.
by SarathW
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 81
Views: 1053

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

A reason why a sotāpanna might end their life is because people don't understand the Dhamma thus they feel life has no purpose.
Does this mean Buddha would have ended his life if people did not understand Dhamma?
What about Metta, Karuna, and Mudita?
by SarathW
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is right concentration and...?
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: What is right concentration and...?

Right Action is one of the links making up the threefold morality (sila) division of the noble eightfold path: “Right action means refraining from unwholesome deeds that occur with the body as their natural means of expression. The pivotal element in this path factor is the mental factor of abstine...
by SarathW
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
Replies: 22
Views: 218

Re: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?

Nibbana
What about the person who got the controller in his hand?
by SarathW
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
Replies: 22
Views: 218

Re: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?

Are you running out of questions Sarath? I would say rebirth is more like cloning, and right before the new clone is created, the older clone dies. "In that case, Angulimala, go to that woman and on arrival say to her, 'Sister, since I was born I do not recall intentionally killing a living being. ...
by SarathW
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
Replies: 22
Views: 218

Is rebirth like changing someone's name?

Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
I just wonder whether rebirth is similar to changing someone's name.
For instance, I can change my name to Simon and can say in my previous life I was known as SarathW.
:thinking:
by SarathW
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 716
Views: 47050

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi Bhante
You are as humorous as Sri Lankans.
If you listen to the Sri Lankans making jokes about this issue you will be :rofl:
by SarathW
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What if?
Replies: 12
Views: 191

Re: What if?

What if someone was more or less learned in the doctrine and meditated so that he; 1. Attained the Dimension of Infinite Consciousness 2. Took it to be Nibbana 3. Taught others that it is Nibbana and taught them how to attain it How likely do you think that he would get away with it nowadays? As fa...
by SarathW
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 28
Views: 237

Re: What is craving ?

Dinsdale wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:58 pm
James Tan wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Craves for Ice-cream (eg) IS craving .
It's nice though. :tongue:
Well. Prepare to work hard as :D a bee.
:D
by SarathW
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 28
Views: 237

Re: What is craving ?

if bhava explain as FUTURE Existence or Realm .
Birth in any form is a result of craving.