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by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reaction to Mind States and Kamma
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Reaction to Mind States and Kamma

For instance, if the mind state of anger arises, and the arising is seen with mindfulness
Yes, that is how I see it.
But what do you understand being mindful?
by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way
Replies: 12
Views: 77

Re: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way

Thus, the plethora of interpretations and schools that have popped up over the past 2600 years.
What is the reason?
One is that Buddhist also clinging to their views. The second is the difficulty of finding a good teacher.
by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way
Replies: 12
Views: 77

Re: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way

Guys am I missing something here?
What is the problem?
When I read all three translations I get the same idea.
by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

I voted number one. Presently 15% of the posts are news and current events. Sometimes I think too much politics but I do not have to participate. As Buddhist we have to learn to live with disturbances. This is the only way I get news and I hope these are some important news. By the way news of Royal...
by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way
Replies: 12
Views: 77

Re: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way

[quoteWhat is the "middle way" between the two extremes of experiencing debilitating skeptical doubt, and ensuring that we don't falsely conclude that "Only this is true; anything else is worthless"?][/quote]
Noble Eightfold path.
Of course!
by SarathW
Fri May 25, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Bhavanirodha and Vibhava?
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: What is the difference between Bhavanirodha and Vibhava?

Kaccāna, this world mostly relies on the dual notions of existence and non-existence.

Dvayanissito khvāyaṃ, kaccāna, loko yebhuyyena—atthitañceva natthitañca.
Thanks. Very Interesting!
In Sinhalese we use Attha and Natta to say existence and non-existence.
Is this similar to Atta and Anatta?
by SarathW
Thu May 24, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 32
Views: 388

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

Vibhava is not Nibbana.
Fair enough but I create a new topic.
by SarathW
Thu May 24, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Bhavanirodha and Vibhava?
Replies: 7
Views: 92

What is the difference between Bhavanirodha and Vibhava?

What is the difference between Bhavanirodha and Vibhava?
This question is raised based on the following discussion.
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=31948&start=20#p473090
by SarathW
Thu May 24, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 32
Views: 388

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

Dependent Origination must also include "non-becoming" ("vibhava").
This is incorrect.
How can you include Vibhava (Nibbana) in DO?
by SarathW
Thu May 24, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 20
Views: 132

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

I've heard it before Google existed
Did you find it reading a book or heard from a teacher?
by SarathW
Thu May 24, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 20
Views: 132

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

I'm wondering if it might have come from a later text.
I can't recall reading anywhere that all defilements temporarily suppressed when in Jhana.
Jhana specifically refer to five hindrances.
Where did you find it?
by SarathW
Thu May 24, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 32
Views: 388

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

Thanks guys
I create a new post to address this particular issue.
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=31955
by SarathW
Thu May 24, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Could Tanha lead to Bhava?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Could Tanha lead to Bhava?

Could Tanha lead to Bhava?
As per Dependent Origination Upadana lead to Bhava.
The question is whether Tanha alone is sufficient condition to lead to Bhava.
Do Arahants got Tanha?
For further discussion please see:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=31948
by SarathW
Thu May 24, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 20
Views: 132

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

There are five mental constituents which are chiefly representative of the first meditative absorption, and are therefore called the factors of absorption (jhananga). For each of these there is, according to Buddhist commentarial tradition, one of the five hindrances that is specifically harmful for...
by SarathW
Thu May 24, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 32
Views: 388

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

Thank you The Y.
Could you make your answer bit more simple.
by SarathW
Thu May 24, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide

Sorry to here about the death of your father. I can related to you as two of my close relatives commit suicide. Even though the Sri Lanka is a Buddhist country the suicide rate in Sri Lanka is the highest. This is so ironic! Kamma and the result associate with suicide is very complex. I just leave a...
by SarathW
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 32
Views: 388

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

I am not sure about the above. I think before a sense object is "sensual" is must be regarded as "beautiful", "sexy", "delicious", etc This idea is similar to Aggregate and Clinging-aggregate. The way I understand Kama refers to five senses spear(ie: sensuality clinging) and Idea and intellect refe...