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by SarathW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?

Even a thief or the murderer follow the Eightfold Path.
It is impossible to follow only one path.
by SarathW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a wrong way to becoming a Buddhist?
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Is there a wrong way to becoming a Buddhist?

Learn to meditate with the insighttimer app
Your plan is very impressive except the insighttimer.
It is not a bad idea for beginner but get rid of it ASAP.
Mindfulness is 24 hour job.
by SarathW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Cold showers
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Cold showers

Thanks for the post. I like to see the opinion of others.
:anjali:
by SarathW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?

I agree with BB's explanation. This is why some of the mindfulness and meditation is not in line with Noble Eightfold Path. Another thing to remember is every activity has an Eightfold Path. Not necessarily the Noble Eightfold Path. It is also important to understand that the Path is not gradual but...
by SarathW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: alcohol
Replies: 20
Views: 205

Re: alcohol

when i used to drink alcohool in the past, i does it for dancing :tongue:
Why can't you dance without consuming alcohol?
Not every dancer consume alcohol.
by SarathW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teaching of Ven. Samanthabadra of Sri Lakna.
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Teaching of Ven. Samanthabadra of Sri Lakna.

It appears that Ven. Samanthabadra used reverse psychology to divert the attention of the people.
Now his Dhamma talk has taken a completely different direction.
The video is in Sinhalese language.
I could not find any distorted teaching in this video.

by SarathW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: alcohol
Replies: 20
Views: 205

Re: alcohol

I am just trying to imagine how a piss drunk Sotapanna telling someone his Ariya state.
I-a-m---a-a-a s-o-t-a-p-a-nnnn-aaaa
:tongue:
by SarathW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Aus
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Hi from Aus

:hello:
by SarathW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: alcohol
Replies: 20
Views: 205

Re: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?

Most of the " Buddhists " I know don't follow the five precepts. I think if we can remove the fifth precept, many Sri Lankan men will go to the temple. Some Sri Lankan monks even said that fifth precepts is not in Noble Eightfold Path and they are very popular. On youtube there is a Dhamma Talk of ...
by SarathW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where Does The World Go?
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Where Does The World Go?

Mahayana emptiness talk.
Isn't this Theravada Anatta talk?
by SarathW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where Does The World Go?
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Where Does The World Go?

World did not go anywhere because there neve was a wold to begin with. https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.h3v9JS5ubeLveT0purh85gHaFT&w=161&h=105&c=8&rs=1&qlt=90&pid=3.1&rm=2 Say in above picture you may see the young woman and I see the old woman. Both of those ideas are in the minds of you and me. ...
by SarathW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: alcohol
Replies: 20
Views: 205

Re: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Most of the "Buddhists" I know don't follow the five precepts.
I think if we can remove the fifth precept, many Sri Lankan men will go to the temple.
Some Sri Lankan monks even said that fifth precepts is not in Noble Eightfold Path and they are very popular.
by SarathW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Members' state of mind graph
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Members' state of mind graph

by SarathW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 79
Views: 25957

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Some matters raised in the above video. Ven. Samanthabadra is challenging Ven Nananada to come to an open debate with him. Instead Ven. Nananada resort to his media to answer Ven Samatabadra’s questions. When Ven S post his videos in Ven N’s face book Ven. N took action to remove them. Samanthabadra...
by SarathW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?
Replies: 20
Views: 324

Re: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?

I think the interest in "pragmatic dharma" is growing, but I wouldn't consider that Buddha Dhamma. Quality vs quantity, the more the "dharma" spreads, the more corrupted it is. I would say true Buddha Dhamma as the Buddha taught it 2500 years ago is nearly extinct , and Early Buddhists are closest ...