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by SarathW
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?

Path (or attaining fruit if you want) removes defilements, insight can only suppress them. Suppress: This pertains to their immersion. Idampissa hoti samādhismiṃ. Remove defilements: This pertains to their wisdom. Idampissa hoti paññāya. When they’re freed, they know they’re freed. vimuttasmiṃ vimu...
by SarathW
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?

Volo wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:52 am
paul wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:05 am
Insight removes defilements, rather than suppressing them.
Path (or attaining fruit if you want) removes defilements, insight can only suppress them.
What is the Pali word for insight?
by SarathW
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?
Replies: 20
Views: 244

Re: An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?

SN 36.6 , the Arrow Sutta is a very famous sutta where it uses the arrow simile to tell the difference between the uninstructed run-of-the-mill versus the well-instructed disciples. Basically when shot by the arrow of physical pain, an unwise person makes matters worse by piling mental anguish on t...
by SarathW
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Have You Learned
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: What Have You Learned

-My first lesson was there is no Ï" in the ultimate sense. It is possible to liberate.
- My second lesson lately is, past Dukkha has perished. (Nirodha) the future Dukkha has not arrived yet (Samudaya) What ever Dukkha Samudaya and NIrodha is right at this moment.
- ie: Nibbana is here and now!
by SarathW
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?

I agree with Retro. Just substitute your senses to start with. -Instead of watching TV entertainment watch Dhamma video. Perhaps Ajhan Brahm Dhamma talk to start with. - Instead of loud music listen to Sutta chanting or Dhamma talk - Smell the sent of flowers offered to Buddha - Eat mindfully - Enjo...
by SarathW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Spiritual materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Spiritual materialism

Dhamma (Noble Eightfold Path) is practiced in many levels. Lokiya (this world or mundane) and Lokuttara (Supermundane) sense. What I see in most part of Sri Lanka is the spiritual materialism. If there any good coming from Spiritual Materialism it is OK as far as I am a concern even though it is not...
by SarathW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with tragedy
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Dealing with tragedy

I strongly agree with Retro in my experience. In addition, you can practice Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta. Especially, practice arising and perishing nature of the present moment. Past Dukkha has finished the future Dukkha has not arisen yet. Stay in the moment and contemplate on present Dukkha and the...
by SarathW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: What are the Fruits of Samatha Meditation?
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: What are the Fruits of Samatha Meditation?

31 planes of existence give an idea of the re-birth destination for Jhana.

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dha ... /loka.html
by SarathW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 264

Re: Can we only play not work?

Thanks.
You can PM if you can't find this thread.
by SarathW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 264

Re: Can we only play not work?

I quote something i read from MN recently, "when Dhamma is not followed, the strong devour the weak".
Interesting.
I can't recall reading it.
Appreciate if you find the Sutta.
by SarathW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 264

Re: Can we only play not work?

I think that most buddhist laypeople are of the mind to fabricate my activities as being work
Agree.
Many people do not see how their work is integrated into the society and benefit of many.
We are now motivated by profit not by the benefit they provide to society.
by SarathW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 67
Views: 955

Re: Back to self!

If I have no self, then who/what is being asked to understand that the self is an illusion? "As he attends inappropriately in this way, one of six kinds of view arises in him: The view I have a self arises in him as true & established, or the view I have no self... or the view It is precisely by me...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 67
Views: 955

Re: Back to self!

Perhaps this the discussion topic of the week.
Ven. Sujato start a new post on this issue.
https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/on ... gies/11836