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by SarathW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 458
Views: 26599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

ranslated: “I consider, bhikkhus, that there is no phenomenon that comes and goes so quickly as citta. It is not easy to find an analogy (a simile) to show how quickly citta can change.”
Good reminder.
Unfortunately, this was eventually translated as billions of thought-moments per second!
by SarathW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 458
Views: 26599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

citta, manō, mānasan, hadayan, pandaran, manō manāyatanam, mana indriyam (or manindriyam), viññāna, viññānakkhandha. Do you find them in the Sutta? How do you compare this to 17 thought moment in Abhidhamma? ===================== A complete thought process, occurring through the physical sense door...
by SarathW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 27
Views: 241

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

So it is fine, at least for another 2,454 years. That'd be a very optimistic number according to one of the smartest guys one earth, Stephen Hawking. The Hawk said that we humans only get less than 600 yrs to go before checkmate unless we find a way to mass migrate to a different earth by then. So ...
by SarathW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

I think when we consume anything we should use them with reflection. If we eat meat we should reflect on the pain and suffering of the dying animal. When we use cloths and other materials we should reflect on the people involved in the supply chain. Puttamansa Sutta. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/...
by SarathW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 27
Views: 241

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

7. The Duration of the Religion “After the ordination of women, the Blessed One said that the pure doctrine would only last for five hundred years.²⁶ However, to Subhadda he said, ‘So long as the brethren live the perfect holy life then this world will not be bereft of Arahants.’ These state­ments ...
by SarathW
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 26
Views: 310

Re: High Blood Pressure

by SarathW
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 26
Views: 310

Re: High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is absolutely a sickness called Hypertension, and a major cause of sudden death and heart attacks. Top The way I understand hypertension is a sickness like a fever. Fever is the symptom of another major problem even though people can die from fever. What I am saying is when you ...
by SarathW
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 338

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

DD wrote: Maybe. But the 12 links of paticcasamuppada was not taught to Kondañña in the 1st sermon. The 2nd link of fabrication was not mentioned. Noble Eightfold Path is the antidote for the Dependent Origination. First Noble truth is the Dependent Origination. A person can not have right view with...
by SarathW
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?
Replies: 31
Views: 813

Re: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?

What is the difference between a person under anesthetic and in Nirodha Samapatti?
by SarathW
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 26
Views: 310

Re: High Blood Pressure

Meditation alone simply won't cut it. You'll need to combine it with good diet, sufficient sleep time, and daily exercises (outdoor cardios would be best). From the article below: Good posting Santa. My experience is this. Exercises immediately (say seven days) contribute to reducing your blood pre...
by SarathW
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Re: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?

Sorry to hear this.
This is a common problem among Tibetan monks.

by SarathW
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 64
Views: 2540

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

a criticism in Sinhala on Mahamewnawa by another Sri Lankan monk. That is Ven. Samanthrabaddra. He also another notorious monk. He is the one who made a statue of himself as Buddha. He was summoned to Sangha disciplinary for his misbehavior. Having said that his criticism about Mahameunawa is corre...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 109
Views: 11748

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

the quality of discussion has improved due to that though.
:sage:
Agree.
What do you need?
Quantity or the quality?
by SarathW
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Self is an Illusion
Replies: 43
Views: 778

Re: Self is an Illusion

cappuccino wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:16 am
"no self" is annihilation ism

"not self" is the middle

"self" is eternal ism
Not self is not the middle.
It is Dependent Origination.
Dependent Origination is not the middle of eternalism and annihilation.