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by SarathW
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

because there never has been and never can be an empire formed, governed and sustained by religion.
I would say all empires are sustained through some sort of religion. Even the communism is a form of religion.
by SarathW
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

What we have to remember in this type of conflicts is only the minority create the problem. The majority innocent caught in the middle. All these conflicts are dependently originated. Both parties should take the responsibility.
by SarathW
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Your post can easily be taken that we should ignore the suffering of the rohingya.....and others. What we have to remember here is there are two sides in this story. Human crisis and a political crisis. What is high lighted is the human crisis not the political crisis. https://dhammawheel.com/viewt...
by SarathW
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there any account of Sotapanna was reborn as a human while Buddha alive?
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Are there any account of Sotapanna was reborn as a human while Buddha alive?

It appears Anagamis are born into a different kind of Deva realm.
Perhaps higher than the Deva realm of Sotapanna reborn.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dha ... /loka.html
by SarathW
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sawing our Personality
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Sawing our Personality

Yes I like that Stta too. Lot of humour iln it too.
by SarathW
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have a great day everyone!
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Have a great day everyone!

Surprise, surprise!!
I already did this in another post just now.
by SarathW
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind independent of body?
Replies: 24
Views: 285

Re: Mind independent of body?

Hi guys. Thank you all. I am so pleased now this forum has matured with well informed people. What is missing here is Ven. Dhammanando’s opinion.
Sadhu,Sadhu,Sadhu
by SarathW
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 122
Views: 1579

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

. Buddhists are persecuting Rohingya Muslims
Now you are disparaging Buddhists!
by SarathW
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 65
Views: 760

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

. What is the problem with it?
In nutshell it is not right mindfulness.
by SarathW
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey There!
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Hey There!

:hello:
by SarathW
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there any account of Sotapanna was reborn as a human while Buddha alive?
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Are there any account of Sotapanna was reborn as a human while Buddha alive?

Are there any account of Sotapanna reborn as a human when Buddha alive?
by SarathW
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Want to explore ordination but...
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Want to explore ordination but...

[Lately I have been slipping back in to old worldly habits i.e. thinking sex, relationships, booze, food can make me happy, but I just end up as dis-satisfied as I was before (surprise, surprise!)k/quote] This can happen even if you become a monk. Start ppp Practicing eight precepts before become a...
by SarathW
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ideas, emptiness, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Ideas, emptiness, etc.

The suttas say 'speech' ceases in the 1st jhana therefore it seems the type of thinking (vaci sankhara) that creates speech also ceases in the 1st jhana:
Good point.
by SarathW
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ideas, emptiness, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Ideas, emptiness, etc.

all ideas, views, concepts must be abandoned?
To me this sounds like the second Jhana in which there is no Vitakka and Vicara.
by SarathW
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's the spiritual significance of perfecting a craft in Buddhism?
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: What's the spiritual significance of perfecting a craft in Buddhism?

so the Theravada craft is that of mental development.
Agree.
Tea ceremonies etc are just rituals.
I do not think they will get you anywhere except some mental calm.
by SarathW
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's the spiritual significance of perfecting a craft in Buddhism?
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: What's the spiritual significance of perfecting a craft in Buddhism?

:goodpost: Garrib
Surprisingly Japanese have taken this perfecting a craft to the highest level.
You can see this in every aspect of their lives.
Customer service, running the transport system with only one-second variation, geisha women etc.
by SarathW
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neurological vs Psychological
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Neurological vs Psychological

So if this whole dukkha thing (and other philosophical ideas) are explained neurologically, then what is samsara or nibanna? Wouldn't they also be irrelevant? There are four noble truths and Dukkha is the first one. Science does not teach the other three which are the most important. Buddha's solut...
by SarathW
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 31
Views: 457

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Question is, to live with pain, mental illness, or die young with some joy? As Buddhist we believe: Life is suffering. Not only you, we all are in some form of pain. We all have some form of mental illness unless you are an Arahant. Death is not the solution as we are reborn. So we have to go throu...