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by SarathW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 20
Views: 157

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

When i raised this point, "the light at the end of the tunnel" did not even cross my mind. I originally became interested in Buddhism because i thought i finally found a doctrine that does not include much non-sense, this was my mindset at that time. Holding justified beliefs was my main priority. ...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 20
Views: 157

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

There is no Sutta as far as I know. But we can inference it from knowing that SilabbathaParamasa is eliminated only by becoming Sotapanna. Which means all Puthujana observe Sila based on Silabbathaparamasa. Thanks, Sarath. Do you think this means that all the Puthujjana's sila is (maybe to some ext...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 20
Views: 157

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

I often thought that they could achieve more in that direction if they gave up lying and sexual misconduct and drinking. According to Buddhist teaching observing Sila by non Ariya is considered as Silabbathaparamasa. Ah, I didn't know that. Is there a reference for this in the suttas? Wouldn't that...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Clear Comprehending

sampajañña: 'clarity of consciousness', clear comprehension. This term is frequently met with in combination with mindfulness (sati). In D. 22, M. 10 it is said: "Clearly conscious is he in going and coming, clearly conscious in looking forward and backward, clearly conscious in bending and stretchi...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 469
Views: 27052

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I have heard from forest and village sangha in Sri Lanka. The vast majority of sangha's opinion is the following monks are hold strong Micca ditthi. 1. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara 2. Meevanapalane Siri Saddhammalankara 3. Walasmulle Abhaya 4. Pitiduve Siridhamma/ Siri Samanta Bhadra Many monks and...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What really are the five factors of Nama ?
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: What really are the five factors of Nama ?

Does Buddha have Nama-Rupa?
Does that mean he had Vinnana?
by SarathW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 20
Views: 157

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

I often thought that they could achieve more in that direction if they gave up lying and sexual misconduct and drinking.
According to Buddhist teaching observing Sila by non Ariya is considered as Silabbathaparamasa.
Many of us can't even observe the five precepts.
by SarathW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Clear Comprehending

Canonical commentary While the nikayas do not elaborate on what the Buddha meant by sampajañña, the Pali commentaries analyze it further in terms of four contexts for one's comprehension:[10] purpose (Pāli: sātthaka): refraining from activities irrelevant to the path. suitability (sappāya): pursuing...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 20
Views: 157

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

Sometimes a so-called "Christian" can be more Buddhist by behaviour than a "Buddhist" which might be a source of disappointment to other "Buddhists".
Good point.
Many Buddhist think Buddhism means ethics. (Sila)
So they give up Buddhism when they see better ethical people in other religions.
by SarathW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 20
Views: 157

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

Maybe they need to narrow the search a little, and focus on arahants it might be that we don't see enough of that light yet because we are not yet practising well enough. Arahanting is another frustrating exercise. We are looking for Arahant without not within. We expect someone else to do the prac...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 16
Views: 204

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 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 469
Views: 27052

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: 16
Views: 204

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: 20
Views: 157

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: 469
Views: 27052

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...