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by SarathW
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kiri Amma Dana - Sri Lanka
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Kiri Amma Dana - Sri Lanka

In my opinion, it is a lovely kind of a ritual. My mother was a Kiria Amma and I wish she knew of Buddha Dhamma instead. I think this is some sort of Hindu practice crept into Sri Lankan society. It is a great event as it offers some food to elderly women but they were carried out at the expense of ...
by SarathW
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "This life and life after this is one"
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: "This life and life after this is one"

Some food for thought.
Will my life tomorrow be the same as today?
If I am an Arahant will your answer be different?
by SarathW
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "This life and life after this is one"
Replies: 2
Views: 50

"This life and life after this is one"

"This life and life after this is one"
Is this in line with Theravada teaching?

by SarathW
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Username Change
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Username Change

:hello:
by SarathW
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: You can't improve indefinitely!
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: You can't improve indefinitely!

Where does he say it? he says that if you do good you are gold chained if bad then iron chained.
Maybe in another video.
He mentioned that if we sharpen the knife too much it will get blunt soon or ware out.
by SarathW
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: You can't improve indefinitely!
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: You can't improve indefinitely!

What he is saying is if we are trying to be good we end up with being bad.
How could this be?
by SarathW
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: You can't improve indefinitely!
Replies: 5
Views: 128

You can't improve indefinitely!

You can't improve indefinitely!
What does it mean?

by SarathW
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 96
Views: 787

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

The only way to test the infallibility of the Buddha's word is to practice his teaching.
by SarathW
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 80
Views: 1310

Re: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?

Alan Watts gives a brief description of Tantra.
It appears he followed the same path.

by SarathW
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Nissarana Vanaya
Replies: 26
Views: 523

Re: Nissarana Vanaya

"Whatever doctrine and discipline taught and made known by me will be your teacher when I am gone."
:goodpost:
by SarathW
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Nissarana Vanaya
Replies: 26
Views: 523

Re: Nissarana Vanaya

As you might have heard the commentary tradition holds that the Abhidhamma was actually the word of the Buddha.' But clearly it is not. In my opinion, Sutta knowledge of Dhamma without Abhidhamma is lame. The Abhidhamma knowledge without Sutta is blind. Vinaya Pitaka = Sila (virtues) Sutta Pitaka =...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 34
Views: 1226

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

It's easy to criticize people and situations we actually know nothing about. Agree. This is the general attitude towards Sangha in Sri Lanka. There is not much respect for the Sangha even though outwardly it is not obvious. This is the result of too many corrupted monks, not following the Vinaya an...
by SarathW
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why Westerners can't extend loving kindness to themselves?
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: Why Westerners can't extend loving kindness to themselves?

SDC wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:35 am
If the monastic in the video isn't Theravadin then this belongs in "Connections...". Let me know if I should move it.
Please move
Thanks