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by SarathW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

Thank you James
What is the reason for mental illness among Western monks?
Are generally Western people suffer from mental illness or they become mentally ill after joining the order?
by SarathW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

:goodpost:
Kim OHara wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:21 pm
SarathW wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:38 pm
However, a monk can use the saving forest as a theme or springboard to teach Dhamma.
And if you go back to the Thai and Lao examples Paul posted, you will see that they are doing exactly that.

:namaste:
Kim
by SarathW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?

Can you point me to the passages where sankappa is not thinking, but something prior to thinking, "resolves" or "intention"? See the terms rūpa-saṅkappa ... dhamma-saṅkappa in the SN's Dhātusaṃyutta. Also there's the Vinaya's definition of cittasaṅkappa in connection with the third pārājika rule: R...
by SarathW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

are you simply reading the news articles? I have listen to tons of Dhamma talk give by monks. My understanding is some monks even do not have the basic knowledge of Sutta. Instead of saving trees they should sit and read. I don't think I will be a monk to save trees. I can do it without becoming a ...
by SarathW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 302
Views: 21417

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

(arises as citta and ends up as vinnana), just as day arises and ends as night).
I never heard before. Where is the Sutta support.
cessation of vinnana (NOT consciousness)
:thinking:
by SarathW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

We know that there are a lot of monks who aren’t naturally talented This is a vicious circle. Why monks are not talented because their teachers are doing social work without guiding and teaching their students. They don't even educate the public. They trying to teach how to save the environment for...
by SarathW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.

My interpretation of this is to be aware of the whole breath body
Agree.
This was the instruction form Ven Kumara Kassapa which was in Sinhalese language.
The question is what is breath body.
There are many bodies mentioned. Material body, feeling body, Sankhara body etc.
by SarathW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.
Replies: 6
Views: 86

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: 6
Views: 86

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: 14
Views: 143

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: 14
Views: 143

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: 760

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: 14
Views: 143

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: 217

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: 302
Views: 21417

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...