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by SarathW
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 538

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

Consciousness of Arahant is not Nibbana.
by SarathW
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 538

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

Isn’t Vinnana a limb of Dependent Orignation?
by SarathW
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is brahma vihara is important in Buddhism ?
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Why is brahma vihara is important in Buddhism ?

Does the practice of it brings one closer to liberation? I would say that you practice Brahma Vihara when you are close to liberation. The second limb of Noble Eightfold Path (Samma Sankappa) covers Brahma Vihara. Without Brahma Vihara an Arahant (or any person in the path) can't live in this world.
by SarathW
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: First 10 day retreat?
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: First 10 day retreat?

I can find a convincing reason for it.
I think if you stop drinking you find the reason for it.
I used to consume alcohol and stopped about six years ago.
by SarathW
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Re-birth is like having your own baby (child)
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Re-birth is like having your own baby (child)

Your child is someone else.
I think this is Attaditthi.
I may be wrong though.
by SarathW
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Re-birth is like having your own baby (child)
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re-birth is like having your own baby (child)

I think re-birth is like having your own baby (child).
Your child is not you but not someone else.
The only difference is that re-birth occurs after your death.
You can't exist in two places the same time. Can we?
by SarathW
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why are you practising Buddhism?
Replies: 26
Views: 536

Re: Why are you practising Buddhism?

Eliminate Dukkha.
by SarathW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?
Replies: 120
Views: 2703

Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth? Today I felt that I was a very selfish man to think this way. If I know that there will be another five aggregate who will suffer due to my present action, I have the responsibility to stop that happening. My action is not to fulfill my ...
by SarathW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: I did not write this post!!
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: I did not write this post!!

That sounds like progress to me!
Not necessarily.
Some times I learn something by reading my old posts.
:thinking:
by SarathW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3507

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

If camp fire became the grass fire and the grass fire may become the bushfire what sort of a model is that?
What we see is the same fire (is it?) continue due to nutriments even though we can identify them with distinct difference.
by SarathW
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.

And not permanently until Arahat.
Arahant experience (dukkha-dukkhata).
For instance bodily pain.
by SarathW
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.

:goodpost: Sam
Only very few understand the Sankhaara-dukkhataa.
I think that is the worst of all as we even do not know that is there.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .wlsh.html
by SarathW
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.

Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.
I think Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily in many ways.
Providing food, clothes, shelter, and medicine is one way to do this.
Are there anything else we can do to eliminate the Dukkha of ourselves and others.
Did Buddha talk about this?
by SarathW
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: I did not write this post!!
Replies: 9
Views: 288

I did not write this post!!

I did not write this post!!
When I read my old posts I wonder who wrote them.
I can't recall writing some of them.
Is there a conspiracy theory?
:mrgreen: :thinking: :juggling:
by SarathW
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: All is one. Change my view.
Replies: 24
Views: 332

Re: All is one. Change my view.

I am curious as to whether or not there are any convincing arguments against this view? Not necessarily just that the Buddha said that oneness is an extreme that he did not teach, I already know that I am wondering if there are any actual arguments that directly refute the idea of "oneness", either...
by SarathW
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you see the Dependent Origination within you in in this life itself?
Replies: 12
Views: 327

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

Ajahn Brahmali says looking at the suttas, it's only a life-to-life thing, and you can't see it working from moment to moment. I had some arguments with him where I said I'd seen it clearly working moment to moment. The argument changed neither of our minds unfortunately. He continues to be wrong! ...
by SarathW
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering of others
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Suffering of others

What was Buddha's teaching about suffering of others? Buddha's main advise is to eliminate the suffering of oneself. The mean to achieve this is to follow the Noble Eightfold Path. Noble Eightfold Path is practiced in many levels as it applies from a layperson up to an Arahant. Depend on your statu...
by SarathW
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1954

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

He will retreat to the forest.
This is incorrect and I agree with Mike.
Practicing Brahma Vihara is a key aspect of Buddhism.
by SarathW
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sustenance of the Arupavacara Consciousness?
Replies: 21
Views: 351

Re: What is the sustenance of the Arupavacara Consciousness?

As for Arupa being has 6 senses ? Contradiction, Arupa being has body?
Yes, I thought the same.
What he saying is you experience the six senses but there is no re-birth into them.
This is another contradiction I have to sort out.
by SarathW
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sustenance of the Arupavacara Consciousness?
Replies: 21
Views: 351

Re: What is the sustenance of the Arupavacara Consciousness?

May I know which text to be referred to for 1) ?
Unfortunately, he did not mention the sutta.
Perhaps this could be Abhidhamma.
Ven Dhammanando is the best person to clarify this.