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by SarathW
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Rejoining
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Rejoining

Wellcome back!
by SarathW
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 62
Views: 874

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

Where I live it is legal to sell sexual services but illegal to buy. Retarded law if you ask me. This is not a bad law. If a person is selling sex that could be for their survival. If we know a person in that position we can help him/her in other means except buying their service. Perhaps we can do...
by SarathW
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 59
Views: 9191

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Great Dhamma talk series by Bhante Sujato. (Dhammanet"



by SarathW
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 62
Views: 874

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

I agree with Mike.
Prostitution is illegal in America.
by SarathW
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why I was not access Dhamma Wheel and Sutta Centra?
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Why I was not access Dhamma Wheel and Sutta Centra?

I get a very similar message

Did you try to off and on your modem?
That is how I fix the problem.
by SarathW
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 62
Views: 874

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

Indeed, but was it right or wrong?

It depends.
Slavery was legal some distant past now the slavery happens in a different way.
There is a story that Abraham had a sexual relationship with his daughter according to the Bible.
Prostitution was a common thing in the past.
by SarathW
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why I was not access Dhamma Wheel and Sutta Centra?
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Why I was not access Dhamma Wheel and Sutta Centra?

I had a strange problem in my computer. First ability to access Sutta Central stopped and a message came that the remote server cannot be connected. Next day the ability to connect to DW stopped even though I had the ability to access to other internet sites. I thought that is something strange and ...
by SarathW
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada vs. Mahayana
Replies: 20
Views: 773

Re: Theravada vs. Mahayana

OF ARAHANTS, BUDDHAS & BODHISATTAS by Bhante Punnaji
by SarathW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Monks Average Meditation Routine
Replies: 15
Views: 255

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

I am not sure what the routine of average forest monk or city monk.
My assumption is for any Buddhist monk he meditates all day.
He meditates even walking, sleeping urinating of defecating.
by SarathW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samadhi Movie, 2017 - Part 1 - "Maya, the Illusion of the Self"
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Samadhi Movie, 2017 - Part 1 - "Maya, the Illusion of the Self"

Samadhi Movie, 2017 - Part 1 - "Maya, the Illusion of the Self"

Instead of posting this in video ink, I decided to create a new post.
Please share your thoughts.


by SarathW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 62
Views: 874

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

It is not easy to make a judgement on what happened 1500 years ago with 21 century standards. Getting married in very young was very common. I believe Buddha married very young too. Marrying your own sister was also common in Buddha's time. Perhaps we should see what Muslims are doing today rather t...
by SarathW
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abortion poll
Replies: 27
Views: 312

Re: Abortion poll

I voted morally wrong but pro-choice.
Abortion is stemming from the hate and anger.
However, there could be some reasons why people make their choices.
It is impossible for us to put ourselves into every person's shoes.
by SarathW
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 95
Views: 1090

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

Sam Vara wrote:
SarathW wrote:Dukkha can not be ended by any ism.


Except Buddhism, SarathW! :tongue:

Then all the Buddhist have to be an Arahants.
by SarathW
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 95
Views: 1090

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

Unfortunately, I have to disagree with you. Today there is no perfect capitalism. Capitalist or monarchist changed their ideology to react to socialism by introducing socialist ideas to the capitalism. I have noticed after the end of cold war, capitalist taken away most of the benefit enjoyed by the...
by SarathW
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Abortion
Replies: 43
Views: 440

Re: Dhamma and Abortion

Monks, these four types of kamma have been directly realized, verified, & made known by me. Which four? There is kamma that is dark with dark result. There is kamma that is bright with bright result. There is kamma that is dark & bright with dark & bright result. There is kamma that is n...
by SarathW
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Convertion of muslims
Replies: 46
Views: 777

Re: Convertion of muslims

Islam is not the same as Buddhism because it does have a political component

Do you mean Buddhism is a political ideology like capitalism and communism
or
Islam is a political ideology like capitalism and communism?
by SarathW
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way
Replies: 44
Views: 563

Re: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way

Thank you, Kim, for the clarification.
by SarathW
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way
Replies: 44
Views: 563

Re: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way

it is not Buddhism...I don't think its leading directly to the end of suffering. Agree. It appears there are some flows in Taoism. I wonder whether it is promoting non-doing. This is why it appears that confucinism emerge to counter act Taoism. The fascinating thing about is how this brief teaching...
by SarathW
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way
Replies: 44
Views: 563

Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way

Great audio of the translation of Dao De Jing

by SarathW
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Cultivating happiness
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Cultivating happiness

One of the added benefits of meditation is the pleasant abiding here and now. Buddha himself took advantage of this and he recommended this for others. Another advantage of the concentration is realisation of Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta.

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