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by SarathW
Mon May 28, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: professional cuddling
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: professional cuddling

Perhaps cuddling could be a universal experience for living beings.
When I go to my friends place the dog come to me and ask for a cuddle all the time.
by SarathW
Mon May 28, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: crabs for dinner.......
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: crabs for dinner.......

Will you have the same compassion for ants and mosquitos?
by SarathW
Sun May 27, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can discover path by own efforts?
Replies: 18
Views: 137

Re: can discover path by own efforts?

and this person who walks the path, and who floats off or vanishes, after reaching the destination, is he one of the khandhas or seperate from the khandhas, or mixed in with the khandhas, or..? Good question. Once you reach the destination there is no more Bhava since there is no suffering except b...
by SarathW
Sun May 27, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can discover path by own efforts?
Replies: 18
Views: 137

Re: can discover path by own efforts?

Where is the path if there is no one to walk it? The way I understand there is a person walk the path. When you come to the destination there is no more a person to walk. Because you come to the destination. This so-called being (person) who walk the path is the suffering. You end the suffering whe...
by SarathW
Sun May 27, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Passive Metta vs Action Metta
Replies: 7
Views: 44

Re: Passive Metta vs Action Metta

Do you know the sangha need to share their acquire foods after alms round ?
But we can't expect lay people to do the same.
by SarathW
Sun May 27, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Passive Metta vs Action Metta
Replies: 7
Views: 44

Re: Passive Metta vs Action Metta

but when profits, benefits, and interests come into the picture There is nothing different between wages, paying to suppliers, profit, tax, interest, dividends etc. Each person tries to take part in this case based on their effort. When a hunter kills a deer. In what basis he is going to share the ...
by SarathW
Sun May 27, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I have a dream today ~ 2 type of freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 333

Re: I have a dream today ~ 2 type of freedom

not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
This is very close to what Buddha said.
by SarathW
Sun May 27, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Passive Metta vs Action Metta
Replies: 7
Views: 44

Re: Passive Metta vs Action Metta

As Buddhist, we should practice Metta all the time.
_When you are in this forum
_ When you are at home
_ When You are on the way commuting
_ When you are at work
_ All the time.
by SarathW
Sun May 27, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 138
Views: 1289

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

I believe one of them identifies as Hindu
What is the motivation for a Hindu or a person of any other religion to hang around in a Buddhist forum?
Especially when their behavior is giving a bad name to the forum.
by SarathW
Sun May 27, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

Buddha said Subbe Dhamma Anatta.
Which means it applies to inanimate objects.
Isn't that so?
by SarathW
Sat May 26, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 138
Views: 1289

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

DW becomes a far less inviting place to sincere newbies, because they see it filled with all the hate and anger which they expect Buddhism should teach a solution to. I have to agree with this. I showed a Royal wedding thread to a non-Buddhist and S/he asked me how Buddhist could be so aversion tow...
by SarathW
Sat May 26, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?
Replies: 30
Views: 579

Re: Do we find four stages of sainthood in Mahayana or Vajrayana?

he list of ten bhumis are ten "lands" a bodhisattva must pass through on the way to Buddha-hood.


https://www.thoughtco.com/ten-bhumis-of-buddhism-450015
by SarathW
Sat May 26, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 73
Views: 15527

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is a wonderful teacher.



Very rare meditation instructions.

by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Is Atta-sanna applicable to inanimate objects like chairs, cars etc.
ie: Is seen a chair as a chair a Atta-citta & atta-ditthi?
by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 73
Views: 15527

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Cave in the snow.


by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does "sensual desire" mean in the suttas?
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: What does "sensual desire" mean in the suttas?

1) Does "sensual desire" (kāmacchando) depend on thought concepts of "sensual pleasure", "beautiful", "delicious", "sexy", etc, to arise? The newly born child will like mothers milk even he does not have a thought concept. 2. Are primitive forms of hunger & desire for food & physical comfort not inc...
by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reaction to Mind States and Kamma
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Reaction to Mind States and Kamma

For instance, if the mind state of anger arises, and the arising is seen with mindfulness
Yes, that is how I see it.
But what do you understand being mindful?
by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way
Replies: 65
Views: 519

Re: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way

Thus, the plethora of interpretations and schools that have popped up over the past 2600 years.
What is the reason?
One is that Buddhist also clinging to their views. The second is the difficulty of finding a good teacher.
by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way
Replies: 65
Views: 519

Re: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way

Guys am I missing something here?
What is the problem?
When I read all three translations I get the same idea.
by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 138
Views: 1289

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

I voted number one. Presently 15% of the posts are news and current events. Sometimes I think too much politics but I do not have to participate. As Buddhist we have to learn to live with disturbances. This is the only way I get news and I hope these are some important news. By the way news of Royal...