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by SarathW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?
Replies: 14
Views: 97

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 ...
by SarathW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?
Replies: 14
Views: 97

Re: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?

When I am looking at my family circle and friends I could not find a single person (excepts me) is interested in Buddhism. More to the point a few young members became Christians. Others are still struggling to improve their daily living. When I speak about Buddhism they start yawning. When I read m...
by SarathW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?
Replies: 14
Views: 97

Re: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?

What do you mean by Dhamma?
Are you talking about Buddha Dhamma?
by SarathW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 78
Views: 25730

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Most entertaining current Dhamma debate in Sri Lanka in Sinhala language.
Ven Kiribathgoda Nanananda (Mahmeunawa) VS Ven Sri Samanthabadra
This is the most worrying revelation of the practice of Mahameunawa temple and the teaching of Ven Kiribatgoda Nananada.


by SarathW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1975

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

When the other bhikkhus took disciplinary action against the Waharaka faction This is quite legitimate as he still can carry his preaching as an independent person. This is very similar to the expel of Ajhan Braham from his former sect. Even in Dhamma Wheel if you go against the code of conduct you...
by SarathW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 628

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

We practice Dhamma with compassion for ourselves and the future beings. Ourselves means the present recognisable five aggregate as us. Future being means the whatever shape of from this present five aggregate transform to. It is like compassion for your own child. What if I forgot all my past memori...
by SarathW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1975

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

Exactly. That's why the Waharaka thread does not need to be closed. If wrong views are being presented, then it is best for all concerned that they are subjected to open debate and rebuttal, rather than suppression. No, you are wrong. Such suppression is not needed when faults are accepted as fault...
by SarathW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 628

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

The view ‘what would you do if there is no rebirth’ is a invalid question. It is not a matter of belief. You can belief there is rebirth or not, people belief a lot of things, but that is a different thing. The way this question was framed showed it was about eternalism vs nihilism (and not the kin...
by SarathW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 628

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

I will just enjoy life to the fullest. Drugs, sex , crime, etc. Who cares ? You only live once. Do you really think there is happiness in them? Do you have the first-hand experience in any of them and still believe it? What is the happiness wake up with a hangover? What is the happiness involved wi...
by SarathW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who or what is being mindful?
Replies: 37
Views: 335

Re: Who or what is being mindful?

Who or what does the "I" and "he" refer to in the Satipatthana Sutta? "Furthermore, when walking, the monk discerns, 'I am walking.' When standing, he discerns, 'I am standing.' When sitting, he discerns, 'I am sitting.' When lying down, he discerns, 'I am lying down.' Or however his body is dispos...
by SarathW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Sutta Central is fundraising for the year 2019.
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Sutta Central is fundraising for the year 2019.

Sutta Central is fundraising for the year 2019.
Great way to make a donation.

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by SarathW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 628

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

I will practice as today. Because I enjoy freedom from attachhments, enjoy seclusion, enjoy sense restraint, enjoy morality, enjoy meditation, enjoy simplicity... actually I shaved my head before meeting Dhamma, so it would be the same life for me I think ;) I think i was a monk i previous lives .....
by SarathW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven. Buddhadasa - rejection of the re-birth doctrine?
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Ven. Buddhadasa - rejection of the re-birth doctrine?

If it were the case that rebirth doesn't exist, then why do the commentaries (J.v.125ff) say Mahamogallana was brutally murdered because he murdered his own parents in a past life . Wouldn't B. Buhaddasa then be anti-dhammapada and anti-commentaries? The Buddha explained, 'Bhikkhus! Considering tha...
by SarathW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Adultery precept: who is man/woman under protection?
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Adultery precept: who is man/woman under protection?

I think woman under protection in today's terms could be women under the age of consent. (say 18 years old) However, this may include any women who depend on someone else such as disabled women, women in prison, women do not have a shelter etc. The common sense and the certain tribal laws to be appl...