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by SarathW
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 18
Views: 211

Re: Muscular Christianity

Elephants, buffalos etc more stronger than human.
by SarathW
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 18
Views: 211

Re: Muscular Christianity

I think Buddha taught the masculinity of the mind (Viriya) not the body.
by SarathW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How should a Buddhist dress?
Replies: 19
Views: 217

Re: How should a Buddhist dress?

Buddhist laypeople definitely wore white, as referenced in several suttas, including this one from the Anguttara Nikaya where white robed laypeople appear in a dream as white worms with black heads, or white caterpillars. Yucky! https://suttacentral.net/an5.196/en/sujato Why caterpillars are yucky?...
by SarathW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 73
Views: 8505

Re: How much happy are you?

I just wonder what will be the happiness % of a person in fourth Jhana and a person experiencing depression. If you take Arahantship to be 100%, then Non-return would be 95%, Once-return 93%, Stream-entry 90%, Cessation of perception and feeling between 95 and 100%, [the attainments by puthujjanas ...
by SarathW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?

Make sure you're utilising the right "mortify"... it is the second that is intended here.
Agree. That is the second I intended.
So how can I change my question?
by SarathW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?

Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa? The following is a pretty incredible and amaizing teaching. ================================ “That’s so true, Pessa! That’s so true! For human beings are shady, while the animal is obvious. Pessa, these four people a...
by SarathW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 73
Views: 8505

Re: How much happy are you?

mrgrtt123 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:46 am
80% happy both mentally and spiritually. :heart:
Can you share your secret of happiness with us?
:D
by SarathW
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: I'm new

:hello:
by SarathW
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sufism and Western Vipassana Meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Sufism and Western Vipassana Meditation

alfa wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:51 am
Except for Raman Maharshi (and others like him), most 'enlightened' masters are fake.

IMO. :anjali:
What do you mean by enlightenment?
by SarathW
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Land
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Land

Body (matter) only, no mind.
Very interesting indeed!
What is the difference between an Arhant in Nirodha Samapatti (cessation of perception and feeling) and a non-percipient being?
by SarathW
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the three forms of dukkha?
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: What are the three forms of dukkha?

Previous discussions. Notice there're 3 levels of Dukkha. Higher beings in higher planes might not experience Dukkha-dukkha, the coarser and more obvious form, but they can't avoid Viparinama and Sankhara-dukkha until attaining enlightenment. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=33351&p=4968...
by SarathW
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Better Understanding of Feeling (Vedanā)
Replies: 15
Views: 203

Re: A Better Understanding of Feeling (Vedanā)

The way I understand equanimity is only mental, not bodily.
by SarathW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 45
Views: 623

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:05 pm
pegembara wrote: Anatta=No thingness
Nothingness is a jhana. Yes, from seeing no self.

Buddha taught not self.
Nothingness is not Anatta.
In this thread you have to provide Sutta quotes not your personal opinion.
by SarathW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does the posture matter?
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Re: Does the posture matter?

I also like the sleeping posture for my meditation but the drawback is I go to sleep. I still believe the cross leg position is what we should aim at eventually. I trying to sit cross leg for about five years but I still have bad back pain so I can't sit for more than 15 minutes but it keeps on impr...
by SarathW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Better Understanding of Feeling (Vedanā)
Replies: 15
Views: 203

Re: A Better Understanding of Feeling (Vedanā)

Would the following be correct?
Good question.
There is a disagreement in Sutta and the Abhidhamma.