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by SarathW
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 33
Views: 461

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

I imagine "depression" falls into soka­ pari­deva­ duk­kha­ do­manas­sa upāyāsā (sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair); that is often caused by different forms of craving; such as not getting what the organism wants or needs. :goodpost: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=21543&hil...
by SarathW
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 18
Views: 262

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

some dont seem to have a problem to get involved in politics
Two wrongs do not add up to one right.
:sage:
by SarathW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 18
Views: 262

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

I personally feel that Buddhist who represent an enlightened culture should be the front runner of many of these schemes, to protect the environment I agree that lay Buddhist should be the front-runner of these schemes but not the Buddhist monks. There are many roles played by a Buddhist monk but t...
by SarathW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 9
Views: 225

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: 332
Views: 22171

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: 33
Views: 461

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: 22
Views: 321

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: 332
Views: 22171

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: 332
Views: 22171

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: 22
Views: 321

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: 294

Re: Let it be

:rofl:
by SarathW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, new member
Replies: 4
Views: 31

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: 332
Views: 22171

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...