Search found 9286 matches

by SarathW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Critisise the action not the person.

Did Buddha criticise the person or the action of the person?
by SarathW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 327
Views: 21810

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Is the formation of habits, in itself, a habit?
Following the Noble Eightfold Path is forming good new habits. (Follow the Magga)
Then you become Ariya. (understanding Magga Sacca)
Then you gain the right knowledge which leads to the right release. (Arahant)
by SarathW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 30
Views: 343

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

What about Visaka?
She had ten or sixteen children.
by SarathW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?

What's a tetrad?
Read the link above in my post.
by SarathW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 327
Views: 21810

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I was getting annoyed at some these questions No need to. Don't take anything as a self. Teachers should have patience. ======= Any action, whether meritorious or harmful, and whether of body, speech or mind, creates karmic imprint on a being.[49] This includes will (cetana) and planning.[49] It le...
by SarathW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 327
Views: 21810

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Is cakkhu vinnana a patisandhi vinnana?
What I am saying is Vinnana is the generic term.
Dependent Origination when it says Vinnana it means Patisandi Vinnana which is defiled.
Vinnana of living Arahant is not defiled hence it is not Patisandi Vinnana.
by SarathW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?

the Anapanasati sutta MN 118 itself confirms that each tetrad and its four steps is intended to develop one of the four foundations:
Good point Paul. It is worthwhile discussion this point in detail.
Does this mean Kayanupassana (body contemplation) only is sufficed for the release?
by SarathW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Let it be
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Let it be

:rofl:
by SarathW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, new member
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: Hello, new member

:hello:
Hopefully, you may help many with your personal experience.
:anjali:
by SarathW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 327
Views: 21810

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Can you answer me regarding the six-sense vinnanas and the vinnana aggregate? According to you, are those still present after the uprooting of the defilements but before the break-up of the body? If so, vinnana cannot be defined as "defiled consciousness". Good point. Ven. Narda said in his book Vi...
by SarathW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 30
Views: 343

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

Regardless, perfect morality does not guarantee spiritual freedom. This is why monks following impeccable Vinaya for 40 years end up disrobing for love (sex). I think a disposition for Nibbana must exist and that individuals with too high genetic sexual/reproductive/self instincts won't make it. Go...
by SarathW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.
Replies: 15
Views: 294

Re: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.

:goodpost: DD This OP is the result of listening to the following video by Ven. Kumara Kassapa. (Sinhalese language) Basically, the view of Kumara Kassapa was similar to your understanding. Just to recap the main thing what I learn here was the differentiation of (i) physical body kaya; (ii) breath ...
by SarathW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 30
Views: 343

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

who are drawn to monasticism; but which may not be ideal for these people
Agree.
The problem is they start with the wrong footing.
Samma Dithi is the key to start the monastic life.