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by SarathW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 191

Re: Can we only play not work?

Thanks.
You can PM if you can't find this thread.
by SarathW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 191

Re: Can we only play not work?

I quote something i read from MN recently, "when Dhamma is not followed, the strong devour the weak".
Interesting.
I can't recall reading it.
Appreciate if you find the Sutta.
by SarathW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 191

Re: Can we only play not work?

I think that most buddhist laypeople are of the mind to fabricate my activities as being work
Agree.
Many people do not see how their work is integrated into the society and benefit of many.
We are now motivated by profit not by the benefit they provide to society.
by SarathW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: Back to self!

If I have no self, then who/what is being asked to understand that the self is an illusion? "As he attends inappropriately in this way, one of six kinds of view arises in him: The view I have a self arises in him as true & established, or the view I have no self... or the view It is precisely by me...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: Back to self!

Perhaps this the discussion topic of the week.
Ven. Sujato start a new post on this issue.
https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/on ... gies/11836
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 191

Re: Can we only play not work?

I'm an organic farmer. I love it. I go out every day and play. People wonder why I work so hard.
Thanks. That is the point I am trying to discuss here.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can non matter related to matter ?
Replies: 12
Views: 82

Re: Can non matter related to matter ?

A thought is a kind of energy , what we called mind (in ancient) could be the brains .
A dead person may have the brain but may not have the mind.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can non matter related to matter ?
Replies: 12
Views: 82

Re: Can non matter related to matter ?

Feeling arises from the matter
No.
Feeling arises from contact.
Feeling, perception and contact arise together.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom vs will
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: Wisdom vs will

At the end of the day, isn't liberation more about POWER than it is about knowledge or wisdom? For, even if you have all the wisdom in the world, as long as you're powerless to apply it and end craving, of what use is it? Isn't your wisdom therefore useless without power? But how can you direct you...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 191

Re: Can we only play not work?

Monks work, the good ones anyway. They do pastoral duties, practice meditation, study suttas, teach meditation, lead programs, chores around the temple including cleaning, etc. Some even get involved in construction, adding an addition to the temple, building a meditation hall or other structures. ...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 191

Re: Can we only play not work?

it's lots of hard work to earn a living and pay the bills.
How about monks?
Some people play the share market perhaps many people in Las Vegas!
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 191

Can we only play not work?

Can we only play not work?
by SarathW
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How Many Must One Cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 148

Re: How Many Must One Cut?

Context would suggest to me that it's possibly... Cut five (lower) fetters, abandon five cords of sense pleasure Develop five faculties/powers ... but there's so many lists in the suttas, it could well be something else. Do you have Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation of the SN? It's probably in the footno...
by SarathW
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Momentariness of mind
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Momentariness of mind

SarathW, do you think the 'film projectory' analogy is appropriate for citta? That is how I understand according to Abhidmma. I wonder whether sound waves are the same. Now they found light is a particle too. Is it possible sound also a particle? I think Citta arises and perishes knowingly for all ...