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by SarathW
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata

Here an interesting discovering: Here is a curious information, it appears in the Sutta-nipata mentions yogic practice, used in both Hindu and Taoist yoga, namely, pressing the tongue to the roof in mouth: "Further than this, wisdom still I teach: Be like a razor’s edge, tongue-tip upon the palate,...
by SarathW
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The body
Replies: 8
Views: 69

Re: The body

This phrase got a deep meaning. In simple terms I would say that the so called world is a mental construct (origin of world). No two people will perceive the world same way. Hence the world is perceive thorough the five aggregate. Because the origination of world is the result of the five aggregate ...
by SarathW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 17
Views: 260

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

That is why I don't visit temples.
Most of the time what we discuss in temple is politics and business.
Great thing about DW is that we have the option to ignore those discussions.
by SarathW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4243
Views: 261421

Re: Eating in a restaurant part 2

Say, 3 billion vegetarians surely would make a difference.
Top
Problem is not that simple.
Animal skin fetches more money than the meat content.
Animals are raised not only for meat consumption.
It does not mean we should not be vegetarians.
I consume meat but I enjoy vegetables more than the meat.
by SarathW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4243
Views: 261421

Re: Eating in a restaurant part 2

So how can a vegetarian really make a difference?
Good question.
I think India is the biggest meat exporter where majority of the population is vegetarians.
by SarathW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Does fasting develop new neurons?
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

Re: Does fasting develop new neurons?

“Despite unfounded fears and negative beliefs about briefly abstaining from food, it is clear from the medical literature and from decades of professional experience at fasting centers around the world that a healthy person, of normal weight, with normal kidney function, and who is not on any medica...
by SarathW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4243
Views: 261421

Re: Eating in a restaurant part 2

I'm just wondering, does anyone know how the meat industry can increase (rapidly) the number of livestock?
By battery farming.

https://www.alv.org.au/justice/
by SarathW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 2nd precept and milk and eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: 2nd precept and milk and eggs

"What do you think, O monks? Will they eat the food for the pleasure of it, for enjoyment, for comeliness' sake, for (the body's) embellishment?"[7] "Certainly not, O Lord." "Will they not rather eat the food merely for the sake of crossing the desert?" "So it is, O Lord." https://www.accesstoinsigh...
by SarathW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

This way, we can look at their teachings as a whole and place what you're quoting in the proper context.
I think this is the proper approach to evaluate a teacher.
by SarathW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to practice Brahama Vihara without reaching the fourth Jhana?
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Is it possible to practice Brahama Vihara without reaching the fourth Jhana?

Thank you John.
What is the different between Upekkha in fourth Jhana and Upekkaha in BV?
by SarathW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to practice Brahama Vihara without reaching the fourth Jhana?
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Is it possible to practice Brahama Vihara without reaching the fourth Jhana?

As per MN 52 you attain Brhama Vihara only when you are in fourth Jhana.
Is it possible to practice Brahama Vihara without reaching the fourth Jhana?

https://suttacentral.net/en/mn52
by SarathW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 269

Re: Religion quiz

My score 1.Unitarian Universalism (100%) More Info 2.Jainism (98%) More Info 3.Theravada Buddhism (91%) More Info 4.Hinduism (81%) More Info 5.Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (81%) More Info 6.Secular Humanism (72%) More Info 7.Mahayana Buddhism (72%) More Info 8.Sikhism (71%) More In...
by SarathW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 46
Views: 463

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

A smell that one perceives as foul normally indicates that there's something wrong, and that it may be dangerous for one's health. No smell is something mentally conditioned. Young children thrive on bad order. Some people hate fish others hate meat etc. I think it's more complex than that. For exa...
by SarathW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An Islam Christian debate.
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: An Islam Christian debate.

I listened to the video earlier today, while I was working. While the Muslim easily diminished the authenticity of the Christian texts, I found the discussion essentially worthless, because neither were discussing the path or way of life but were (impossibly) attempting to establish their prophet w...
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: metteyya tusita true or false
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: metteyya tusita true or false

This question is similar to asking whether mango tree is in the mango seed right now.
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Hello there

Wanted to break away from it all 5 years ago and intended to go a year without books, television and other distractions as much as I could In our busy home looking for the silence within. Wellcome to Dhamma Wheel. It appears you are new to Buddhism and a keen learner. So I wish to offer some sugges...
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An Islam Christian debate.
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: An Islam Christian debate.

Sorry guys!
I correct the mistake.
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An Islam Christian debate.
Replies: 5
Views: 156

An Islam Christian debate.

Very informative discussion.

by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 46
Views: 463

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

A smell that one perceives as foul normally indicates that there's something wrong, and that it may be dangerous for one's health.
No smell is something mentally conditioned.
Young children thrive on bad order.
Some people hate fish others hate meat etc.
by SarathW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 307

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

“Narrowed mind,” sakhitta cita, ie “narrowed‟ due to sloth and torpor. 65 “Distracted mind,” vikkhitta citta, ie “distracted” by restlessness and worry. 66 “Great mind,” mahaggata citta, ie made great or “exalted” because all the mental hindrances have been overcome, thus attaining a dhyana o...