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by SarathW
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Lurker, now creating account
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Lurker, now creating account

:hello:
by SarathW
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 167
Views: 8962

Re: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?

there is no place for the consciousness to land until after a few months
Perhaps you have to learn bit more about the nature of consciousness.
Consciousness can land on anything including space and consciousness itself.
by SarathW
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 167
Views: 8962

Re: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?

Fusion of the sperm and egg happens before descent into the womb
The way I understand all three happen at once.
It is like lighting a fire from a matchbox. (say when match stick (sperm cell) hit the matchbox (egg or ovarium cell) it light fire (consciousness come to being)
by SarathW
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?

Is there something called a right wisdom?
If so, what is the pali word?
by SarathW
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?

Hello: You could say that "a thicket of views" are the 12 links arising, and wisdom are the 12 links ceasing. In buddhism wisdom is understanding that process, not being caught in the dreamworld of the 12 links. Good point. I understand the same in a diffrent way. In Noble Eightfold Path you start ...
by SarathW
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 167
Views: 8962

Re: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?

Interesting angle. At most times during a pregnancy, the fetus resembles an animal more than a human; including a tail which eventually enters the body as the tail bone, later in pregnancy. However, in Buddhism, it is a violation of First Precept to kill an animal too.
Agree.
It is a good question.
by SarathW
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 167
Views: 8962

Re: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?

Is abortion the killing of a human being.
Yes, abortion is killing.
The way I understand, Weight of the kamma will depend on the intention and the level of the fetus development.
by SarathW
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 167
Views: 8962

Re: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?

sperm cell is also human The way I understand the sperm cell is not a human. It is a cell. It may have a life the same way a tree has a life. In Abhidhamma it describe as Jivitandriya. A cell may have Jivitandriya but not consciousness. According to Buddhist teaching, the human birth begins at the ...
by SarathW
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?

Even if the goal is unwholesome, can we say it is right view?
by SarathW
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?

Agree.
The question is why it is called right view and other teachings as the wrong view.
by SarathW
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?
Replies: 9
Views: 123

What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?

What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?
According to Buddhism the teaching of other religions considered views.
However, people who follow those religions think that they have wisdom.
How can we differentiate views from wisdom?
by SarathW
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?
Replies: 67
Views: 985

Re: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?

Another way I understand is that Nama-rupa refers to an undeveloped fetus. (embryo)
Egg and the sperm considered Rupa in Abhidhamma.
When the conception of the egg and the sperm the name aggregate with the embryo and it is called Nama-Rupa.
At this stage, the six senses are not developed as yet.
by SarathW
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?
Replies: 67
Views: 985

Re: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?

doesn't rupa means particles?
I think it is patavi, apo, thejo, vayo
by SarathW
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?
Replies: 67
Views: 985

Re: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?

is not created by oneself
Agree.
I am talking here conventionally.
by SarathW
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?
Replies: 67
Views: 985

Re: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?

Does labelling a form a "dog" or "tree" or "moon" cause suffering?
No.
But what you create is what is in your mental image.
I imagine a house plan first and then build a house.
The same way we make a nama-rupa and build a body with six sense base.
by SarathW
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?
Replies: 67
Views: 985

Re: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?

Bhante Madawela Punnaji has translated Nama as "label" and Rupa as "Image" which seems to be more compatible to the anatta doctrine as there is no permanence in either nama or rupa. Actually that is how I understand it too, but no Sutta support for it. The way I understand we give a name to a Rupa....
by SarathW
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?
Replies: 67
Views: 985

Re: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?

I voted mentality and materiality.
It does not matter which term you use as far as you understand what it means.
Nama-rupa is one of the most confusing words to understand.
I am still not fully convinced what it exactly means.
by SarathW
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Delaware
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Hello from Delaware

:hello:
by SarathW
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "Do not soil the mind.." (Sn 35:94)
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: "Do not soil the mind.." (Sn 35:94)

[ There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.'/quote]

Dust is another word used.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
by SarathW
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A fingersnap of metta
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: A fingersnap of metta

I wonder why a fingersnap of metta is taught to be so valuable?
Only I can think is the death moment.
If you practice Metta in the last breath that may assure a good rebirth.


http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el007.html