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by SarathW
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you have body pain in First Jhana?
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Do you have body pain in First Jhana?

Do you have body pain in First Jhana?
In First Jhana you have Vitakka, Vicara, Pithy, Sukha (Body or the mind?) and Ekagata.
Is this Sukha refers to mental pain or body pain?
by SarathW
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?

Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?
The question is why elimination three lower fetters so much powerful?
What is the relation of lower realms to three lower fetters?
by SarathW
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants in the Human Realm
Replies: 16
Views: 185

Re: Arahants in the Human Realm

It is important to note that there is no account in Sutta that the Sotapanna or Sakdhagami were borne again as a human.
by SarathW
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Albert Einstein say this?
Replies: 24
Views: 28154

Re: Did Albert Einstein say this?

Another saying. :shrug: “The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend any personal god and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a...
by SarathW
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Burke Lecture: Buddhism in a Global Age of Technology
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Burke Lecture: Buddhism in a Global Age of Technology

The following discussion is about ordination in Sri Lanka.

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by SarathW
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 42
Views: 1937

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

SarathW can help. :smile:
Agree.
Just listening to the snippet, it appears that is what he said.
by SarathW
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sam Harris & Joseph Goldstein - The Path and the Goal
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Sam Harris & Joseph Goldstein - The Path and the Goal

Sam Harris & Joseph Goldstein - The Path and the Goal.

Seven hours!!

by SarathW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: What Now?

Gradual training: 1. Morality 2. Contentment 3. Guarding sense doors 4. Moderation in eating 5. Devotion to wakefulness 6. Mindfulness and clear comprehension 7. Abandoning 5 hindrances 8. Jhāna Another suggestion: Meditate not because you want to make progress, but because you enjoy it. It's like ...
by SarathW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha enjoy a luxury life?
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Did Buddha enjoy a luxury life?

The Buddha as a Businessman

by SarathW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Burke Lecture: Buddhism in a Global Age of Technology
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Burke Lecture: Buddhism in a Global Age of Technology

Burke Lecture: Buddhism in a Global Age of Technology
by SarathW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 445

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

Then the Blessed One, having emerged from seclusion after the passing of three months, addressed the monks: “Monks, if wanderers of other sects ask you, ‘By means of what dwelling, friends, did Gotama the contemplative mostly dwell during the rains residence?’: You, thus asked, should answer them in...
by SarathW
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jellyfish and Buddha
Replies: 23
Views: 248

Re: Jellyfish and Buddha

:namaste: The Japanese jellyfish does not die. In fact, it reverse ages. No aging, no death. Doesn't this contradict a basic principle of Buddhism - that all things are subject to aging, death, etc. :anjali: According to Buddhist teaching, this Samsara never ends unless you attain Nibbana. If all t...
by SarathW
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: What Now?

"When he finds estrangement, passion fades out. With the fading of passion, he is liberated. When liberated, there is knowledge that he is liberated. He understands: 'Birth is exhausted, the holy life has been lived out, what can be done is done, of this there is no more beyond.'" https://www.acces...
by SarathW
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma and Science
Replies: 31
Views: 437

Re: The Dhamma and Science

Buddha's core teaching is about the Four Noble Truths.
Can the science prove that the Four Noble Truths are incorrect?
by SarathW
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Hello

:smile: A long time ago I signed up at E-Sangha, I was introduced to Theravada then. Then it vanished and I really missed it. I am happy I found this site and I am profoundly grateful to all those buddhist who have taking the time to make buddhist talks and forums and web sites available. You have ...