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by SarathW
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: High Birth Low Birth
Replies: 12
Views: 121

Re: High Birth Low Birth

we could have been anything (even an animal) in a previous birth. There are many Jataka that Buddha was an animal in a previous birth. Perhaps Buddha wanted to point out this in a different way. If we trace back our ancestry there will not be anything to be proved about our present or the past. It i...
by SarathW
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Namarupa and Anusaya?
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: What is the difference between Namarupa and Anusaya?

:rolleye: My impression of the term "paticcasammupada" is it literally means "dependent- co -arising". This means all 12 conditions must co-arise, together. If this is true, then no dependent co-arising of nama-rupa occurs to a Buddha because co-arising must mean nama-rupa co-arises with ignorance....
by SarathW
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In which Jhana do you experience the following concentration?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

In which Jhana do you experience the following concentration?

From DN 33:

Other three species of concentration:—concentrative insight into ‘emptiness,’ ‘signlessness,’ ‘end of baneful longing.’

https://suttacentral.net/dn33/en/tw-caf_rhysdavids

In which Jhana do you experience the above concentration?
by SarathW
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Namarupa and Anusaya?
Replies: 6
Views: 97

What is the difference between Namarupa and Anusaya?

What is the difference between Namarupa and Anusaya?
It is considered that Arhants has destroyed the Anusaya or eliminate the ten fetters.
In the same time, Arahant's consciousness is not established in Namarupa.
It appears there is a relation between Namarupa and Anusaya.
by SarathW
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Softening is the key
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Softening is the key

:goodpost: I like this simile a lot; https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.020.than.html ...Just as the thought would occur to a man walking quickly, 'Why am I walking quickly? Why don't I walk slowly?' So he walks slowly. The thought occurs to him, 'Why am I walking slowly? Why don't I sta...
by SarathW
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Arahants have Vinnana and Namarupa?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Do Arahants have Vinnana and Namarupa?

I have posted this question in another forum. The answers seem to be divided. ======= So the short answer is, no, in case of an arhat there's no vijnana and namarupa - there's prajna and samskara/shunya ========= Arahants who are still living are those with "fuel" remaining and sense faculties (sala...
by SarathW
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Arahants have Vinnana and Namarupa?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Do Arahants have Vinnana and Namarupa?

If living Arahants have Anidassana Vinnana they also should have the Namarupa.
I think the object of Nibbana is the Namarupa for them.
:thinking:
by SarathW
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How perception be wholesome or unwholesome?
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: How perception be wholesome or unwholesome?

According to Abhidhamma, perception/sanna is under the SabbaCittaSadharana group Thanks, I have forgotten that. ============== There are seven mental factors which are called universals because they are common to every state of consciousness. Two are feeling and perception mentioned above. The orde...
by SarathW
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How perception be wholesome or unwholesome?
Replies: 4
Views: 54

How perception be wholesome or unwholesome?

How perception be wholesome or unwholesome? Three unskillful perceptions: Tisso akusalasaññā— sensuality, malice, and cruelty. kāmasaññā, byāpādasaññā, vihiṃsāsaññā. (9) Three skillful perceptions: Tisso kusalasaññā— renunciation, love, and kindness. https://suttacentral.net/dn33/en/sujato The way I...
by SarathW
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vitor, from Brazil
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Vitor, from Brazil

:hello:
by SarathW
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?

Five spiritual barrennesses. Herein, friends, a brother doubts, is perplexed about the Master, comes to no definite choice, is not satisfied. He being thus, his mind does (sic, does not) incline (lit. bend) towards ardour, devotion, perseverance, exertion:—this is the first barrenness. When he doubt...
by SarathW
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 76
Views: 3090

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Recently I was listening to Ven. Dhamma Subadda from Mithirigala Forest monastery. He participates in the discussion relating to Late Most Ven. Katukurunde Nyanananda Maha Thero's Nibbana sermon. He appears to be a knowledgeable monk. There is no any material on the internet in the English language...
by SarathW
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 76
Views: 3090

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Recently I was listening to Ven. Dhamma Subadda from Mithirigala Forest monastery. He participates in the discussion relating to Late Most Ven. Katukurunde Nyanananda Maha Thero's Nibbana sermon. He appears to be a knowledgeable monk. There is no any material on the internet in the English language...
by SarathW
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does birth & death is destined or probability ?
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Does birth & death is destined or probability ?

ONly the people such as Bodhisattva has this ability.
We are subject to our past karma.
I can't go to another country if I wish only.
You should have mone and Visa or use other means to do it.
Not every person can do it.
by SarathW
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 53
Views: 1900

Re: Why are you in this forum?

I'm not going to forums expecting that the forum will make me an Ariya :tongue: :smile:
Aren't you going to the medical collage because you want to be a doctor?
:tongue: