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by SarathW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 39
Views: 362

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

A smell that one perceives as foul normally indicates that there's something wrong, and that it may be dangerous for one's health. No smell is something mentally conditioned. Young children thrive on bad order. Some people hate fish others hate meat etc. I think it's more complex than that. For exa...
by SarathW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An Islam Christian debate.
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: An Islam Christian debate.

I listened to the video earlier today, while I was working. While the Muslim easily diminished the authenticity of the Christian texts, I found the discussion essentially worthless, because neither were discussing the path or way of life but were (impossibly) attempting to establish their prophet w...
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: metteyya tusita true or false
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: metteyya tusita true or false

This question is similar to asking whether mango tree is in the mango seed right now.
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Hello there

Wanted to break away from it all 5 years ago and intended to go a year without books, television and other distractions as much as I could In our busy home looking for the silence within. Wellcome to Dhamma Wheel. It appears you are new to Buddhism and a keen learner. So I wish to offer some sugges...
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An Islam Christian debate.
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: An Islam Christian debate.

Sorry guys!
I correct the mistake.
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An Islam Christian debate.
Replies: 5
Views: 134

An Islam Christian debate.

Very informative discussion.

by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 39
Views: 362

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

A smell that one perceives as foul normally indicates that there's something wrong, and that it may be dangerous for one's health.
No smell is something mentally conditioned.
Young children thrive on bad order.
Some people hate fish others hate meat etc.
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 283

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

“Narrowed mind,” sakhitta cita, ie “narrowed‟ due to sloth and torpor. 65 “Distracted mind,” vikkhitta citta, ie “distracted” by restlessness and worry. 66 “Great mind,” mahaggata citta, ie made great or “exalted” because all the mental hindrances have been overcome, thus attaining a dhyana o...
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 283

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

"When the mind is restricted, he discerns that the mind is restricted. When the mind is scattered, he discerns that the mind is scattered. When the mind is enlarged, he discerns that the mind is enlarged. When the mind is not enlarged, he discerns that the mind is not enlarged. When the mind is surp...
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi i am Eric
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: hi i am Eric

:hello:
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 283

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

As i understand it, an "expanded/exalted mind" is a mind with a rupa jhana, and a "surpassed mind" is a mind with arupa jhanas. Good point 2600htz. These views probably require sutta support to verify them. Agree. It is a great thing if you can support your claims with a Sutta or from a respected s...
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: General question about confession of wrong doing.
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: General question about confession of wrong doing.

Venerable sir, a transgression overcame me
I can recall reading this few times in Sutta.
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: this anthill fumes by night and flames by day
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: this anthill fumes by night and flames by day

The following link may some help. >Just as the ant-hill fumes by night and burns by day, we tend to mentally proliferates will all kinds of ideas in the night of our lives—when we are overwhelmed by ignorance and uncertainty—and carry out our plans and notions in the day of our lives—in our daily ac...
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 283

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

Good point 2600htz.
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 478

Re: How much happy are you?

For whatever reason, perhaps lacking ambition or too stolid a character, contentment seems an adequate attitude. So I did not vote. I respect your decision. However, as a Kalyanamitta I have to point you out that Buddha's advise is not to content until you attain Nibbana. You have to be aware of Su...
by SarathW
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Glad to be back at Dhammawheel
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Glad to be back at Dhammawheel

Are those two ladies in the old photo?
Who is the Kotter in the new photo?
Could you name the old photo from left to right and the new one as well?
Thanks
by SarathW
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Glad to be back at Dhammawheel
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Glad to be back at Dhammawheel

by SarathW
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am back
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: I am back

What is "inner mind"? I used this term from modern psychology But we can understand in terms of seventeen thought moments in Abhidhamma. I know you are not a fan of Abhidhamma. In Abhidhamma there are certain Citta does not complete the whole thought process. So they perhaps vanish even before they...
by SarathW
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: If life is suffering, then wouldn't it be unethical to have children?
Replies: 40
Views: 401

Re: If life is suffering, then wouldn't it be unethical to have children?

I would argue that a Buddhist having a child is more ethical than not.
Even be borne as any human is ethical as far as we do not teach to become suicide bombers teach them to fight unwanted wars.
by SarathW
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 478

Re: How much happy are you?

aflatun wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:39 pm
SarathW wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:58 pm
If you take Arahantship to be 100%
I am glad at least we got one Arahant in this forum and nobody want to commit suicide.
:rofl:

Whoever said 100% please PM me, I am ready to be taught...
We never know.