Search found 7018 matches

Go to advanced search

by SarathW
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Naniko: Monasticism, Lifestyle, Buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Ajahn Naniko: Monasticism, Lifestyle, Buddhism

It is a very good Dhamma discussion. I like the clarity of speech of Ahahn Naniko. I wonder why he said monastery is a place of people who follow eight precepts (counter 0.50) not mentioning that monks are expect to follow ten precepts. I think it is important monk clarify this to lay people. I lear...
by SarathW
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 458
Views: 50232

Re: How common is stream entry?

In this day and age I'm assuming stream entry is not common at all. Hi Deciple, I think this day and age the most common thing is the stream entry. Do not surprise find many Sotapanna in this forum alone not to mention about the once returners and non-returners. I wonder whether there is lack of Ar...
by SarathW
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Proper interpretation of re-birth and the past lives?
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Proper interpretation of re-birth and the past lives?

Proper interpretation of re-birth and the past lives? I wonder whether Buddhist interpretation of re-birth and past lives are different to Hinduism. Generally when we (Buddhists) talk about this topic we tend to follow the foot steps of Hindus. It appears proper way to contemplate on re-birth and pa...
by SarathW
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there seven Indriya for an Arahant?
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Are there seven Indriya for an Arahant?

Thank You Bhante.
Any reason Metta, Karuna, Muduta and Upekkha is not considered an Indriya?
by SarathW
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there seven Indriya for an Arahant?
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Are there seven Indriya for an Arahant?

Thank you Bhante. Why do they called Indriya? Are these indriya like eye or ear or part of the brain. Why normal people do not have these indriya? Are these indriya some thing we develop? Is it some thing like we developing a new eye? Link to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indriya#22_pheno...
by SarathW
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there seven Indriya for an Arahant?
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Are there seven Indriya for an Arahant?

The Following videl (Sinhala language) it says there are seven Indriya for an Arahant.
ie: Six Indriya for Puthujana and Seven Indriya for an Arahant.
If yes, what are they? Please give Sutta reference if can.
Thanks.

by SarathW
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?
Replies: 16
Views: 209

Re: Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?

Ven:Dammanando At least I don't have an answer that would find any support in the rest of the Buddha's teaching. Perhaps even a living Buddha is not above Dhammas. Buddha's hesitation to teach after his enlightenment could be a another example. This also an example of the vulnerability of the human ...
by SarathW
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Isn't liberation a matter of chance?
Replies: 11
Views: 179

Re: Isn't liberation a matter of chance?

the four wheels are the first four precepts, and the driving wheel is the fifth precept


Good analogy Bhante. I never heard it before.
by SarathW
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Deeds, not words
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Deeds, not words

Does this mean atheist are exploit people, lead a double life or manage a "dirty" business?
by SarathW
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?
Replies: 16
Views: 209

Re: Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?

the Dhamma and ariya Sangha still remain our refuges since the Buddha is no longer with us. I do not think this is a right analysis. Taking refuge has a much more wider meaning than it literal meaning. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=21220&hilit= https://dhammawheel.com/viewtop...
by SarathW
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?
Replies: 16
Views: 209

Re: Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?

“One dwells in suffering if one is without reverence and deference. Now what ascetic or Brahmin can I honour and respect and dwell in dependence on? _ Why One (Arahant) dwells in suffering if one is without reverence and deference"? _ What it means by deference? _ Does this mean it is an innat...
by SarathW
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My Guru, Your Guru
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: My Guru, Your Guru

In my language (Sri Lankan) Guru means teacher.
In schools we call our teachers Guru.
For example I can say "Ven Bodhi is my teacher"
I am not sure, what the Pali word for teacher.
Can I say "Ven Bodhi is my spiritual friend"?
by SarathW
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?
Replies: 16
Views: 209

Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance?

Taking refuge in attachment, aversion and ignorance? I just came to the realisation, that I take the refuge of attachment, aversion and ignorance unconsciously. My mind is occupied with many thoughts of attachment, aversion and ignorance. When I realised this, it was easy for me to turn my refuge to...
by SarathW
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Hi!

:hello: Welcome back!
by SarathW
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Human are emotional creatures not rational.
To be rational you need lot of information.
So we vote with emotions.
by SarathW
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Second Jhana is the taste of first Nibbanic experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Second Jhana is the taste of first Nibbanic experience?

So can there be six sense bases (Salayatana) without contact?
by SarathW
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nutriment for no-one.
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Nutriment for no-one.

...There may be a regarder which is not a permanent unchanging regarder... I think that regarding refers to something outside the aggregates... Interesting; not the way I ordinarily understand; but I don't claim to fully understand; I'll keep an eye on the thread. Buddha said that there is no regar...
by SarathW
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My Guru, Your Guru
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: My Guru, Your Guru

In Theravada we have Kalyanamitta. (Spiritual friend)
You may have more than one Kalyanmittas.
by SarathW
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nutriment for no-one.
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Nutriment for no-one.

Sorry I did not get Vincent's question.

Go to advanced search

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine