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by SarathW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Need some further clarification of wrong livelihood
Replies: 2
Views: 5

Re: Need some further clarification of wrong livelihood

The way I understand, working as a receptionist for a pest control company is not wrong livelihood.
Make sure that you are not expose to poison.
by SarathW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you see the Dependent Origination within you in in this life itself?
Replies: 14
Views: 935

Re: Can you see the Dependent Origination within you in in this life itself?

Now read the Sutta SN22.62 and let me know whether you are going to change your vote!
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34582&start=15
by SarathW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 16
Views: 169

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

Agree.
In first Jhana you still have Vitakka Vicara so you can attain Arahantship in first Jhana.
However in second Jhana, you have to come out of it or come down to first Jhana.
by SarathW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 22
Views: 242

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

I am glad you understood the Sinhala translation.
I cant make the head or tail of that.
English translation is much better.
by SarathW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 22
Views: 242

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

The sutta is quoted at Kv 150 as support for the Theravādin argument against the Sarvāstivādins, who held that past and future phenomena exist in some way.
Could someone give the Link for KV150?
by SarathW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 22
Views: 242

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

What are these three? “Mendicants, there are these three scopes of language, terminology, and descriptions. They’re uncorrupted, as they have been since the beginning. They’re not being corrupted now, nor will they be. Sensible ascetics and brahmins don’t look down on them. “Tayome, bhikkhave, nirut...
by SarathW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 22
Views: 242

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

Agree.
So what is the message of this Sutta?
by SarathW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 22
Views: 242

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

Is there a link to Sinhala version?
by SarathW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Hey

:hello: This is my standard recommendation for beginners: a)Read Buddhism course. (Take about 12 hours to read and give you a good idea about the teaching) http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/PDF_BuddhismCourse/ a) Listen to the ten lecture series by Bhikkhu Bodhi https://bodhimonastery.org/the-buddhas- ...
by SarathW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 16
Views: 169

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

I think the DO is fully realised only by Arahant.
by SarathW
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 53
Views: 465

Re: Karma is everything!

Buddha rejected the idea that Kamma is everything.
Kamma is everything is Nigantha's idea.
According to Buddhism Kamma is only one of five Niyamas.

https://suttacentral.net/sn36.21/en/sujato
by SarathW
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The mindfulness conspiracy
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: The mindfulness conspiracy

The way I understand Buddhas teaching:
His advice is to be right mindful capitalist to lay people and right mindful socialist to ordained monks.
The problem I see is that there are a lot of unmindful lay people and monks.
by SarathW
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The mindfulness conspiracy
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: The mindfulness conspiracy

From the OP article: Although derived from Buddhism, it’s been stripped of the teachings on ethics that accompanied it, as well as the liberating aim of dissolving attachment to a false sense of self while enacting compassion for all other beings. Mindfulness has been oversold and commodified, reduc...