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by SarathW
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.

Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Just sitting ten hours is a waste of time.
Is this a fair criticism?

by SarathW
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: how well do you know buddhism quiz
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Re: how well do you know buddhism quiz

They will not give answers unless you give your email.
Useless quiz. Do not waste your time.
by SarathW
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?
Replies: 16
Views: 201

Re: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?

not numbers on a screen or metal in hand.
:rofl:
I wish we can practice this.
by SarathW
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 27
Views: 247

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

What can you say about suchness? Does it exist
Buddha said there is an escape from Samsara.
by SarathW
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?
Replies: 16
Views: 201

Re: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?

Southern evangelical christians are some of the happiest people I've ever met.
When we meet people in a social occasion, temple or a pub it seems they all are happy.
In the OP I am talking about people in general without their mask on.
by SarathW
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 27
Views: 247

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

There is no distinction whatsoever between saṃsāra and
nirvāṇa.
Does this mean without Samsara there is no Nibbana?
Or
Samsara and Nibbana the two sides of the same coin?
by SarathW
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?
Replies: 16
Views: 201

Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?

Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?
Why many countries like India and Sri Lanka are poor even though they are the beacon of the spirituality?

by SarathW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 27
Views: 247

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

How old the Mahayana Sutra?
Do you find four stages of sainthood there?
by SarathW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What the equivalent of Kundalini in terms of four Jhana?
Replies: 7
Views: 51

Re: What the equivalent of Kundalini in terms of four Jhana?

The way i understand it dispassion with material form is pre-requisite for Immaterial Jhana.
Agree.
by SarathW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What the equivalent of Kundalini in terms of four Jhana?
Replies: 7
Views: 51

Re: What the equivalent of Kundalini in terms of four Jhana?

The way I understand dispassion is not a pre-requisite for Jhana.
by SarathW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What the equivalent of Kundalini in terms of four Jhana?
Replies: 7
Views: 51

Re: What the equivalent of Kundalini in terms of four Jhana?

It appears Jim Carry touch that dimension.

by SarathW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What the equivalent of Kundalini in terms of four Jhana?
Replies: 7
Views: 51

What the equivalent of Kundalini in terms of four Jhana?

What the equivalent of Kundalini in terms of four Jhana?
by SarathW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 27
Views: 247

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

Thanks, James.
What is the highest attainment in Mahayana?
ie In Theravada the highest attainment is the Arahant.
by SarathW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 27
Views: 247

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

The view we hold true yet it is wrong !
What is equivalent in Theravada?
by SarathW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 27
Views: 247

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

self-righteousness
What is self-righteousness?
by SarathW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 85
Views: 589

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

Thought Experiment
No.
It is just a thought experiment.
:tongue:
by SarathW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 27
Views: 247

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

You are using the ten fetters model which does not match ten bhumis model .
Doesn't Mahayana teach Anusaya (latent factors)?
by SarathW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 27
Views: 247

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

Ten bhumis is not a jhanic state .
Then how do they eliminate ten fetters?
by SarathW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please explain Kalaka Sutta
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Please explain Kalaka Sutta

It appears to me this Sutta is similar to Kalama Sutta.
The message of this Sutta is to use the six senses without attachment aversion and ignorance.