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by SarathW
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 38
Views: 842

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

Perhaps this Sutta is referring to Arahnats, not to Sotapanna.
by SarathW
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 29
Views: 305

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

It appears In Sri Lanka you can buy the eggs called "Buddha's egg" I assume they refer this to unfertilized eggs. This video is about the so-called "Buddha's Egg" His argument is not very clear. My interpretation of his sermon was that it is unwholesome to break an egg whether it is fertilised or no...
by SarathW
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 29
Views: 305

Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

Ven. Walpola Gotama argues that eating unfertlise eggs is unwholesome.
However, he agree it is ok to eat a dead animal.

Video in the Sinhalese language.

by SarathW
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?

Cetana is Kamma (verbal, bodily and mental) another name is Sankara.
by SarathW
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: How to teach Dhamma?
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: How to teach Dhamma?

Thanks Paul. That was the Sutta I was looking for.
Did Buddha say who can teach Dhamma?
by SarathW
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: How to teach Dhamma?
Replies: 3
Views: 122

How to teach Dhamma?

How to teach Dhamma?
I can recall reading a Sutta where Buddha instruct disciples how to teache Dhamma.

What is this Sutta?
by SarathW
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?

I'm curious as to what other Theravada Buddhists think about the god of Christianity. Does he exist? This is something like asking what is Nibbana. You have to follow the Christian or Abrahamic Religion Path to understand God. Whether Buddhist, non-Buddhist or Athiest we all follow the Eight Fold P...
by SarathW
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 38
Views: 842

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

Hi Santa
Unfortunately, I have to disagree with you on this occasion.
If only 2000 out of 7 billion people can become a Sotapanna, might as well given up following the Path for many people.
This is what someone called Arahantification of Sotapanna.
by SarathW
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Are feelings & perceptions acts of kamma?

The way I understand they are Vipaka. (results of previous Kamma)
by SarathW
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 38
Views: 842

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

form wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:26 am
Stream enterer is as rare as the ability to split hair with an arrow.
Could you give the Sutta support for this?
What Buddha said was as far as there are people who follow the Noble Eightfold Path there will not be lack of Arahants in this world.
by SarathW
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-self and Returners
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Non-self and Returners

Continuity is the result of not understanding not self (Anatta)
The only Arahant has eliminated self-identification so there is no continuity.
by SarathW
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Hello

:hello:
by SarathW
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 38
Views: 842

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

You find five precepts in other religions as well.
Hence observing five precepts alone will not help to become a Sotapanna.
by SarathW
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die
Replies: 17
Views: 300

Re: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die

I think you have to contemplate this when you have your food not in meditation.
by SarathW
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures

It is gradual training and you become and Arahant in four stages.
The first stage Sotapanna you still enjoy the life pleasures in a wholesome manner.