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by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?

In any case, you don't know what to choose, the following chart may some help. ;)

World religion tree.
https://000024.org/religions_tree/religions_tree_8.html
by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice

Aren't they breaking the 'Vinaya rules and the tenth precept by accepting money?
by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: /study-psychiatric-diagnoses-are-scientifically-meaningless
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: /study-psychiatric-diagnoses-are-scientifically-meaningless

attempting to classify each unique individual’s mental health issues into neat categories just doesn’t work.
In my opinion, Buddha classify mental health issues into neat categories namely attachment, aversion and ignorance.
by SarathW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 39
Views: 1401

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

“Bhikkhus, the Dhamma well proclaimed by me thus is clear…free of patchwork. In the Dhamma well proclaimed by me thus, which is clear…free of patchwork, those bhikkhus who are Dhamma-followers or faith-followers are all headed for enlightenment.

https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/mn22
by SarathW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Five Antaraya Dharma?
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Five Antaraya Dharma?

Five Antaraya Dharma? What is the Sutta reference for Five Antaraya Dharma? I was listening to the following Dhamma talk (Sinhalese language) and found this teaching. 1) Kammantaraya ( 2) Klesantaray (wrong view) 3)Vipakaantaraya (not ability to learn due to not having wisdom) 4)Upavadaantaraya (bla...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa

What exactly you do not agree with in second part?
by SarathW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa

(E.g. on the nimitta case) These are directly or indirectly mentioned in Sutta. Perhaps Nimitta is mentioned in Sutta as light. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.100.11-15.than.html https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn40/sn40.009.wlsh.html Some times it is difficult to...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?

Five hindrances are mainly related to Jhana, isn't it?
It does not include ignorance hence eliminating five hindrances is not sufficient for Nibbana.
by SarathW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team

Mike is really a Kalyana Mitta not to mention Ven. Dhammanando.
He inspired me to read Sutta in early stages of my stay in DW.
The days I did not know that there is something called Sutta. :D
I am sure he still will be in Dhamma Wheel as a friend.
by SarathW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Is purification of mind the Nibbana?

Is purification of mind the Nibbana? ============== "Sabba papassa akaranam Kusalassa upasampadha Sachitta pariyodapanam Etam buddhanu sasanam" (To keep away from all evil, cultivate good, and purify one’s mind is the advice of all Buddhas) https://lordbuddhaworld.blogspot.com/2009/06/sabba-papassa-...
by SarathW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa

I have read the Path of Purification few times.
I read it before I knew about Sutta and after reading Abhidhamma.
I read Abhidhamma before reading Sutta.
In my opinion Path of Purification is inline with Sutta but not word to word comparison.
by SarathW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Who is Munboridatta Arahant in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 345

Re: Who is Munboridatta Arahant in Thailand?

Ajahn Mun clearly says that radiant consciousness (Prabasara Citta) is not Nibbana. He clearly said that Prabasara Citta is still a consciousness with ignorance. (unless an Arahant)
My recollection is Ven. Thanissaro thinks Anidassana Vinnana as the Nibbana.
by SarathW
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Who is Munboridatta Arahant in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 345

Re: Who is Munboridatta Arahant in Thailand?

Having said above I just browse the last chapter "The mind's essential knowing nature" Very interesting. I like to know your opinion on this. It appears some of Ven Thannisaro's teachings differ to Ajahn Mun even though Ajahn T is from the same forest linage. https://youtu.be/UBL4hUxOWMs?list=PLdyOR...
by SarathW
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: quite secluded from sensual pleasure
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: quite secluded from sensual pleasure

Sukaha can generate from Ayoniso Manasikara (inaapropriate attention) ie: conceving Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta as Nicca, Sukha and Atta. Conceving five sensual codes as Sukha is Ayoniso Manasikara. Once you understand your mind becomes calm and Sukha due to this is a different kind. (happiness not of...
by SarathW
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Arahants create (conceive) Nama-rupa?
Replies: 19
Views: 201

Re: Do Arahants create (conceive) Nama-rupa?

I think Namarupa means knowing an object.
For instance, when I see a flower I recognize that as a flower.
A newborn child may see only the color perhaps.