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by SarathW
Mon May 21, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 83
Views: 1023

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

She had a relationship with a wealthy man So becoming wealthy is better than be a prince? I know she had a relationship with an Indian doctor. Does this mean becoming a doctor is better than becoming a prince? Or did she need love? Is being loved is better than living with a prince? Can't an Indian...
by SarathW
Mon May 21, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 83
Views: 1023

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Rubbish ..
Then the monks will never be able to happy.
I think Ven. Dhammanando is living in a cemetery.
by SarathW
Mon May 21, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

Only temporarily.
We can't live without Vitakka and Vicara.
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 83
Views: 1023

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

starving children in Africa, literally walking skeletons with bloated bellies and flies flying around
I see your point.
But see the fate of Diana.
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 83
Views: 1023

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

but it's also obvious that the intensity of suffering those royals have to face day in and day out is nothing compared to the kind their fellow human beings are going thru. Being very poor and being reasonably rich, my understanding is Dukkha in all unenlightened beings are the same. I don't think ...
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

I have found that thoughts seem to contribute the most to suffering
Vitakka and Vicara are eliminated in the second Jhana.
Sense objects are itself is not bad. Proliferation on sense object is the problem.
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: World Bee Day

I like honey and I like bees.
Once I wanted to be a home beekeeper.
Seems like you are a bee fan.
:group:
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bangkok's death cafe
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Bangkok's death cafe

There are no atheists in foxholes
I can relate to this.
Before I became seriously study Buddhism, I was praying to god when my plain was going through a turbulence.
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 83
Views: 1023

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Many do not know that The Imperial House of Japan,
Japanese monarch is not as popular as British monarch.
Many royals in the world are not famous.
Perhaps they are not very good at in marketing or they have nothing to gain from the popularity.
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 83
Views: 1023

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Sadguru launched a 125 million tree planting project. I am not sure how successful it is. I organize a tree planting project in a park 24 years ago. We planted about 200 trees. I am so happy to see the results now. They have grown to about 12 Meters. My granddad said that he plant trees for his gran...
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .

Yes, that's in the first Nibbana Sermon.
Thanks Mike.
How can we marry this simile to Dependent origination links, Vinnana and Salayatana?
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bangkok's death cafe
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Bangkok's death cafe

Actually, this raises an interesting question.
Why can't a combat soldier contemplate on death?
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bangkok's death cafe
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Bangkok's death cafe

such efforts to make people think and talk about death lead to even more denial
I see your point.
It takes the shock value out of death.
We all will be like combat soldiers.
Death becomes another number.
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .

I have listened to the fourth Dhamma talk.
Interesting twist.
Venerable Uda Eriyagama Dhammajīva Mahā Thero said that he thinks that Nama means the mind-bending towards a particular object.
This is in line with the historical explanation of the Nama.
He said both meanings are appropriate.
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 83
Views: 1023

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

So the Buck House will fall down if there is no monarchy?
No tourists got a bizarre mentality.
Obama with Indian President
If you become the president of India, you will do the same.
Wouldn't you?
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 83
Views: 1023

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

tourists visit London for London Eye, British Museum and for the culture, food and sightseeing.
Buckingham Palace is a tourist attraction.
This wedding also a part of the propaganda.
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why can't conceit and wrong view arise together?
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Re: Why can't conceit and wrong view arise together?

I think the confusion is in the word "together".
Perhaps this is a more plausible explanation.
Perhaps the conceit will arise only when you have the wrong view.
by SarathW
Sun May 20, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .

I have listened to the second recording. It is about explaining Nama Rupa. They use the example of a young child experiencing a rubber ball. He experiences the ball with six senses without knowing it is a ball. Through the contact, he experiences (vedana) it and attached (tanha) to the ball. If we t...
by SarathW
Sat May 19, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .

Thank you mike I have listened to the first two.
It seems pretty good but it will have about 100 recordings.
by SarathW
Sat May 19, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bangkok's death cafe
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Bangkok's death cafe

It sounds like a good idea.
What are the draw backs?