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by SarathW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who is the Buddha in Three refuges?
Replies: 25
Views: 3696

Re: Who is the Buddha in Three refuges?

Just a matter of interest a place where it mentions taking three refuges in the Sutta. ==================== For a third time, I go for refuge to the Buddha, to the teaching, and to the mendicant Saṅgha. From this day forth, may the Buddha remember me as a lay follower who has gone for refuge for lif...
by SarathW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4716
Views: 354932

MN 55 With Jivaka - re - meat eating

“Jīvaka, those who say this do not repeat what I have said. They misrepresent me with what is false and untrue. For three reasons I say ‘meat may not be eaten’: it’s seen, heard, or suspected. These are three reasons I say ‘meat may not be eaten’. For three reasons I say ‘meat may be eaten’: it’s n...
by SarathW
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: ..inclines to nibbana
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: ..inclines to nibbana

:goodpost:
But someone has to explain how desire became Nibbana.
Perhaps step by step.
by SarathW
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't care about this world
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Don't care about this world

:goodpost:
Good question and good answers.
Sadhu!!
by SarathW
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 41
Views: 580

Re: Muscular Christianity

Elephants, buffalos etc more stronger than human.
by SarathW
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 41
Views: 580

Re: Muscular Christianity

I think Buddha taught the masculinity of the mind (Viriya) not the body.
by SarathW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How should a Buddhist dress?
Replies: 32
Views: 446

Re: How should a Buddhist dress?

Buddhist laypeople definitely wore white, as referenced in several suttas, including this one from the Anguttara Nikaya where white robed laypeople appear in a dream as white worms with black heads, or white caterpillars. Yucky! https://suttacentral.net/an5.196/en/sujato Why caterpillars are yucky?...
by SarathW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 73
Views: 8562

Re: How much happy are you?

I just wonder what will be the happiness % of a person in fourth Jhana and a person experiencing depression. If you take Arahantship to be 100%, then Non-return would be 95%, Once-return 93%, Stream-entry 90%, Cessation of perception and feeling between 95 and 100%, [the attainments by puthujjanas ...
by SarathW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?

Make sure you're utilising the right "mortify"... it is the second that is intended here.
Agree. That is the second I intended.
So how can I change my question?
by SarathW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?

Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa? The following is a pretty incredible and amaizing teaching. ================================ “That’s so true, Pessa! That’s so true! For human beings are shady, while the animal is obvious. Pessa, these four people a...
by SarathW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 73
Views: 8562

Re: How much happy are you?

mrgrtt123 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:46 am
80% happy both mentally and spiritually. :heart:
Can you share your secret of happiness with us?
:D
by SarathW
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: I'm new

:hello:
by SarathW
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sufism and Western Vipassana Meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Sufism and Western Vipassana Meditation

alfa wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:51 am
Except for Raman Maharshi (and others like him), most 'enlightened' masters are fake.

IMO. :anjali:
What do you mean by enlightenment?
by SarathW
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Land
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Land

Body (matter) only, no mind.
Very interesting indeed!
What is the difference between an Arhant in Nirodha Samapatti (cessation of perception and feeling) and a non-percipient being?
by SarathW
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the three forms of dukkha?
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: What are the three forms of dukkha?

Previous discussions. Notice there're 3 levels of Dukkha. Higher beings in higher planes might not experience Dukkha-dukkha, the coarser and more obvious form, but they can't avoid Viparinama and Sankhara-dukkha until attaining enlightenment. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=33351&p=4968...