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by SarathW
Wed May 23, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 0
Views: 14

What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Why Buddha did not say Tanha Paccya Bhava?
Please give me a practical answer than a technical answer which are find in many places.
There are three kinds of Tanha in Sutta. (Kama, Bhava, Vibhava)
Please explain how these three link to Upadana.
by SarathW
Wed May 23, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 37
Views: 235

Re: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)

So if I shoot someone in a video game
This forum for example is not a video game.
Killing someone even in a video game is bad Kama.
It is root is hatred.
Whether people share their private details is not a matter.
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 100
Views: 1391

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

By what standards do these studies measure misery and happiness?
Agree.
Those surveys are no different to my survey.

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30709
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 37
Views: 235

Re: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)

And what do we do in the face of incontrovertible truths?
We can't do much about it.
Even Buddha could not do much about it.
Only thing what you can do is to realise it yourself first.
Then you teach that to others until your Parinibbana.
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Translation Project from Sutta Central
Replies: 64
Views: 6226

Re: New Translation Project from Sutta Central

Perhaps they might produce a video you can watch later.
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 37
Views: 235

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

My forum persona is antipodal to my real persona.
My understanding is your real persona come in a forum.
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 100
Views: 1391

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

What race is Meghan Markle? My biggest question is how this new discoveries come just before a major event. Few years before Obama became the First black president the theory of human evolution dated back to Africa. Few month before Meghan became Royal, Cheddar man in England came to news. https://...
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 51
Views: 2646

Re: How much happy are you?

Now I think your happiness is related to your knowledge of Buddhism and how you practice it. If you are unhappy (Dukkha) means you do not have a good understanding of Buddhism. For many of us it is not easy to measure the happiness as a percentage. As a guide say your are awake 16 hours and if you a...
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Translation Project from Sutta Central
Replies: 64
Views: 6226

Re: New Translation Project from Sutta Central

At the Nelum Pokuna main auditorium on the 31st of May from 3.00pm to 5.30pm. To reserve your spot now please visit https://suttacentralinsrilanka.eventbrite.com.au5 Ajahn Sujato will join with three hundred maha sangha for seth pirith chanting, guided meditation followed by a demonstratiaon to use ...
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 37
Views: 235

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

Forum is not real life.
How come a forum is not teal life?
It is electronic communication.
One can get sued for defamation.
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 37
Views: 235

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

You should have called him a pointy eyed dog eater
This is what exactly Buddha want to avoid.
This all a result of Atta Sanna.
We should remind ourselves Anatta all the time otherwise no point calling ourselves Buddhists.
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 37
Views: 235

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

was an African American
My biggest surprise is a Chinese calling me black.
I think Chinese think they are better than blacks.
I think Mana is responsible for all the wars in the world.
Because every person thinks that they are superior to the other.
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 37
Views: 235

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

However, māna appears to have no relevance to the activity of organising forums for particular interest groups. If Dhamma Wheel named as White Dhamma Wheel I would not have joined here. I was intimidated many times as black by westerners. Even with that in mind I will not join a black or white spec...
by SarathW
Tue May 22, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 37
Views: 235

Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)

It is great to see another Dhamma discussion group started.
By the way I do not like the title of the group.
It sounds very un-Buddhist.
This sound like an exclusive club.
The ultimate aim of Buddhist teaching is to eliminate all measurements. (Mana)
by SarathW
Mon May 21, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 135
Views: 14214

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Another key concept that has been hidden is “gati”
This is similar to Achinna Kamma
All that you said is summarise in the following link.

http://www.maithrids.org/notes/dhamma/Kamma.pdf
by SarathW
Mon May 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Paravahera Vajirañāṇa Mahāthera
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Paravahera Vajirañāṇa Mahāthera

I started reading the following book and that may interest some of you. Paravahera Vajirañāṇa Mahāthera & Allan R. Bomhard - Buddhist Meditation in Theory and Practice https://archive.org/stream/BuddhistMeditationInTheoryAndPractice/Buddhist%20Meditation%20In%20Theory%20and%20Practice#page/n10/mode/...
by SarathW
Mon May 21, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 100
Views: 1391

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Thank you Mike, for reminding my old Favourite.
by SarathW
Mon May 21, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 100
Views: 1391

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

She had a relationship with a wealthy man So becoming wealthy is better than be a prince? I know she had a relationship with an Indian doctor. Does this mean becoming a doctor is better than becoming a prince? Or did she need love? Is being loved is better than living with a prince? Can't an Indian...
by SarathW
Mon May 21, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 100
Views: 1391

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Rubbish ..
Then the monks will never be able to happy.
I think Ven. Dhammanando is living in a cemetery.
by SarathW
Mon May 21, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 23
Views: 332

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

Only temporarily.
We can't live without Vitakka and Vicara.