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by SarathW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.

Where? Please quote. Thanks
It seems he mixed up two Sutta's.
I am not sure how to apply this two sutta to my question.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
by SarathW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.

Wrong way to practice Anapanasati. According to Patisamvhidamagga there are eighteen kinds of knowledge of imperfection (page 165). It appears the following two are imperfections even though some teachers recommend it. Please discuss. 1)When he goes in with mindfulness after the beginning, middle an...
by SarathW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

Hi Sarath, I think Buddhist monks should spend their time to spread the message to eliminate greed, hatred, and delusion which will protect the forest and many other things. Isn't that what they are doing? Protecting the forest is no different to protect your house. This is not the Buddha's message...
by SarathW
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

so protecting the forest amounts to conserving an element that went unquestioned in the Buddha's time. I think Buddhist monks should spend their time to spread the message to eliminate greed, hatred, and delusion which will protect the forest and many other things. Protecting the forest is no diffe...
by SarathW
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Sinhala language
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Sinhala language

But it is clear who they are talking about. Then why do you try to deny that by playing with words? Are you trying to protect your wrong views? Why do you want to protect Ven. Abhaya or to the matter of fact the Tipitaka? Our goal is to understand the true teaching of Buddha but not to protect Tipi...
by SarathW
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

It is great to see any attempts to save the environment. I am not sure whether it is the right livelihood for a Buddhist monk. There are many fake monks in Thailand. If they do some services like protecting the environment is not a bad thing. The question is whether this sort of rituals jeopardise t...
by SarathW
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 16
Views: 208

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

From the Yamaka Sutta: ==="Do you regard the Tathagata as that which is without form, without feeling, without perception, without fabrications, without consciousness?" "No, my friend."========= Isn't this similar to asking a question? ===="Do you regard Mike as that which is without form, without f...
by SarathW
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 300
Views: 21359

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

A simple description of vinnana is "defiled consciousness". I am in agreement with Lal in this regard. As far as I understand Vinnanana Anidassana is a defiled consciousness or ignorant consciousness as well. It is important to remember in addition to the four great elements there is space and cons...
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Sinhala language
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Sinhala language

I did not see any discussion at all in your first video on the teachings of Waharaka Thero (Ven. Abhayaratanalankara).
@Lal
Agree.
But these criticisms are about his disciple Walassmulle Abhaya Thero.
What do you think about his teaching?
Doesn't his teaching represent Ven Abhayaratnalankara?
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is alcohol dangerous?
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

Is alcohol dangerous?
Even a tiny amount can affect your concentration. (Especially subtle meditation)
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 300
Views: 21359

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi Jame
Where did you find the following definitions?
They sound like Lal's definitions.

Anicca – Inability to Maintain Anything
Anicca – Repeated Arising/Destruction
Anicca – Worthlessness of Worldly Things

Dukkha -- suffering
Anatta -- helplessness

:thinking:
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 300
Views: 21359

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

instead of quoting others?
Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta will be fully realised only by Arahants.
However there much different incomplete understanding as well.
The way I see it Ven. Abhayaratnalankara's understanding is not complete even though it is not totally wrong.
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: What is delusion?

greed/aversion/delusion
If you take delusion in above context which means the household equanimity (Upekkha).
Basically, delusion means not knowing the reality.
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 300
Views: 21359

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

a few European scholars were so influential that they managed to completely mess up the understanding of the Dhamma all over South East Asia.. @Lal You know very well that there is a public discussion about the incorrect teaching of the disciples of Ven. Abhyaratanalankara. The many monks who objec...
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: What is delusion?

According to Theravada teaching it is not knowing Four Noble Truths.