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by SarathW
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 463
Views: 26906

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Those 9 stages are also listed in the original commentary, section 1.3.5.3. Tatiya­catuk­ka­niddesa in https://legacy.suttacentral.net/pi/ps1.3 of Patisambhidamaggapakarana (or Part I, p. 360 of Buddha Jayanati Tipitaka): “.. yam cittan mano mānasan hadayan pandaran manomanayatanan manindriyan viññ...
by SarathW
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Clear Comprehending

This is a very good question. I was listening to a monk recently and I really understood the meaning of the phrase. According to his explanation, clear comprehension means not forgetting what you already know or learn. For instance, a child does not know that he is going to die one day. As an adult,...
by SarathW
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

From another post: 3- Sometimes i feel that Buddhists are not so different from other human beings except the terminology they use. Maybe the wishful thinking i have that Buddhism is radically different can be a cause of disappointment. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=487365#p487365 I can be...
by SarathW
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 463
Views: 26906

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

paṇḍaraṃ Thank you @Lal for the above post. I can recall Ven WA was talking about this term. What I can recall is "Pandaram" means something similar to a blacksmith hardening the steel. I may be wrong. In Sri Lanka, we use the term "Pannara" to indicate the hardening the steel. https://youtu.be/8X1...
by SarathW
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12411

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

:goodpost:
SV
by SarathW
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 12
Views: 190

Re: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

To my understanding, this monk tries to act in a very difficult surrounding, namely that the locals are unacquainted with monks on an alms round (see his reference that people try to give him money or invite to do manual labor in exchange for food).
Agree.
by SarathW
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12411

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

My participation in Dhammawheel diminished because, as I studied more, I put more emphasis on practice and less on textual study. Dhammawheel became less relevant to my daily practice, so I left it behind. I pop back occasionally to see what's what, but usually the discussion is at an academically ...
by SarathW
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong livelihood?
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: Wrong livelihood?

i think it's same as meat eating. Whether you are just one buyer or just one employee, still you are "proportionally" supporting the final outcome--animal slaughter or many bad outcomes of liquor consumption. What about using and consuming soap, ice cream and ferilser which contain animal products?...
by SarathW
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12411

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Yes, it's all good; quality is better than quantity.
:twothumbsup:
by SarathW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 463
Views: 26906

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: 463
Views: 26906

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: 35
Views: 406

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: 50
Views: 815

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: 35
Views: 406

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 ...