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by SarathW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

This is not a criticism of any particular forum. - Stack exchange does not allow (discourage) discussion on the question area. This basically not very stimulative. However you get an answer to your question. They got very good people with lot of knowledge in Dhamma. It is not a place you can have Dh...
by SarathW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

Greetings, Link: Dhammaboard - Retracing the steps sabba danam dhamma danam jinati :candle: Metta, Paul. :) :goodpost: It is great to see many people take initiative to spread Dhamma. I have seen many Dhamma forums come and go. Running a Dhamma forum take lot of resources and responsibility. Cross ...
by SarathW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

I believe the Buddha was born as a once-returner, I have heard the argument that the Buddha does not have a path. Gotama did meet Dipankara Buddha as Sumedha, if he heard the Dhamma he would have attained a path from him. Furthermore on recollecting his past lives before attaining Arahantship, he w...
by SarathW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teaching of Ven. Buddhaparayana - 31 planes of existence and 32 marks of the Buddha!!
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Teaching of Ven. Buddhaparayana - 31 planes of existence and 32 marks of the Buddha!!

In his sermons Ven. B clearly said that Nama-rupa in Dependent origination as the mental pictures of the object. He also says there is a pressure from his main supporters not to teach these Dhamma perhaps it is too deep for some people to understand. This is perhaps true considering the fact he is t...
by SarathW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?

After all, Dhamma conversation with a kalayana-mitta like Sarath is a pleasant experience!
:bow:
by SarathW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduce Ivy
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Introduce Ivy

:hello:
by SarathW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?

Thanks Retro.
Does this mean that I am suffering when I write this post and you are also suffering when you answer my post?
I assume you are not an Arahant.
:D
by SarathW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?

Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?
by SarathW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Common problems during meditation
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Common problems during meditation

The boredom is the result of not experience the happiness of not of the flesh.
It appears you do not enjoy the happiness of seclusion.
Perhaps you still have lot of unwholesome thoughts as well.
by SarathW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breaking the 5th precept. How it leads to suffering
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Breaking the 5th precept. How it leads to suffering

A related story you may have heard before (perhaps a zen story): A monk is given the order to do one of the following: 1. Kill a goat and eat it. 2. Sleep with a prostitute. 3. Drink a bottle of whiskey. Knowing that all 3 break the precepts, the monk considered which would be the "lesser" of the ev...
by SarathW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?

In fact, Arthur C. Clark a futuristic visionary, in one of his books, mentioned that Buddhism will be the only religion that will survive by the year 2050 and that scientist cannot hammer it down or destroy it. :idea:

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by SarathW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: If everything ceases, is Buddhism the way to bring the ultimate cessation of the cycle of rebirth? What's after?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: If everything ceases, is Buddhism the way to bring the ultimate cessation of the cycle of rebirth? What's after?

I am not claiming that I am a Sotapanna etc.
However I can recall two distinct life changers for me.
- Learning that the I is an illusion and a dependently originated phenomena.
- I can end the Samsara
- Dukkha arises and perishes right hear and now even if you are not a Buddhist.
by SarathW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How is Vijjā developed?
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: How is Vijjā developed?

Hearing Dhamma, lending year, Faith is the starting point.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does anyone understand Nanavira's Clearing the Path?
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: Does anyone understand Nanavira's Clearing the Path?

Reading it now, his style of writing is not so smooth or easy to read. Has anyone fully read it and understands it? For example I'm not quite understanding his ‘Invariance under Transformation’ writings. It seems like he's implying that stream entry is a matter of right view first and foremost, and...