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by SarathW
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism idealistic?
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Is Buddhism idealistic?

Is Buddhism idealistic (characterized by idealism; unrealistically aiming for perfection)?
by SarathW
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

Second, it might be useful to investigate if these gods have qualities of people in the world. Yes, I was thinking about this as well. It is similar to the dilemma that Buddha has attained Nibbana but he still appears as a human to our eyes. In the same way, we may have devas and Brhama (31 planes ...
by SarathW
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

chownah wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:13 am
Obviously, people with real jhana have a radiant & luminous complexion.
Obviously, this is wrong.
chownah
Actually, I tend to agree with DD.
Obviously, I do not have any radiance, unfortunately.
:D
by SarathW
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who follows the noble path?
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Who follows the noble path?

:namaste: There is no self, only a mechanical karmic process that is mistaken for the self or "I". Isn't this realization enough? If one says no, this isn't enough and that one has to follow the noble path. Again, who is going to follow it? Which self? Which "I"? :anjali: Noble Eightfold Path is th...
by SarathW
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

Are the gods and deities Sutta mentioned in sutta are just the mythology? It is difficult for me to believe the stories of gods coming to see the Buddha lighting the entire Jeta's grove etc. When I was young my aunties thought that the meteorites are gods travelling from one place to another. Anothe...
by SarathW
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada and mahayana
Replies: 17
Views: 257

Re: Theravada and mahayana

This is incorrect concerning Mahayana.
I am very pleased to hear that.
If the problem is the Vinaya it is negligible in my opinion.
Having said that I do not have much regard for monks who do not follow Vinaya rules.
by SarathW
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old

While I have never had children, my impression is children often imitate their parents. Therefore, if you yourself sit in meditation, your child may imitate you. :goodpost: Hi DD You would have been a very good parent. Well, you are not too late there are a lot of children in this world looking for...
by SarathW
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old

Wisdom’s Children’s collection presents books with teachable values that will delight young readers while helping them cultivate love and awareness.
Those books are very expensive.
Is there a free Youtube series?
by SarathW
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada and mahayana
Replies: 17
Views: 257

Re: Theravada and mahayana

The way I understand Mahayana believes that the Nibbana is some sort of objective reality while Theravada does not accept this.
Another important point is I think Mahayanist think that they can't attain liberation in this life.
by SarathW
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara

I think the word Upekkha is just another word like the "balance" in the English language. So when you say "balance", it depends on what you balance. In the same way, when it says Upekkha in Brahma Vihara, it is talking about the balancing of Metta, Karuna, and Muditha. The same applies to other usag...
by SarathW
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada and mahayana
Replies: 17
Views: 257

Re: Theravada and mahayana

At the second council a group of monks wanted to add some new rules to the vinaya.
Could you give some examples?
by SarathW
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to get more hapiness?
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: How to get more hapiness?

user99 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:28 pm
I want to try follow the eightfoldpath. What is right mindfullness?
Generally, right mindfulness means practicing Satipathana.
Please note forerunner of right mindfulness is the right view.
https://suttacentral.net/mn10/en/sujato
by SarathW
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara

Anne Murphy, The Ten Kinds of Equanimity :goodpost: -Bhante, is there any reason why household equanimity is not mentioned in that article? - In that paper, the equanimity in Jhana has been deleted. Can someone post it? ================ Indifference, however, is of two kinds. One is the callous ind...
by SarathW
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No Self=Multiple Selves?
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: No Self=Multiple Selves?

If you can do all above with a selfless attitude, then there is no self.
only the doing there.