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by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Sinhala language
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Sinhala language

I did not see any discussion at all in your first video on the teachings of Waharaka Thero (Ven. Abhayaratanalankara).
@Lal
Agree.
But these criticisms are about his disciple Walassmulle Abhaya Thero.
What do you think about his teaching?
Doesn't his teaching represent Ven Abhayaratnalankara?
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is alcohol dangerous?
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

Is alcohol dangerous?
Even a tiny amount can affect your concentration. (Especially subtle meditation)
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 283
Views: 21006

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi Jame
Where did you find the following definitions?
They sound like Lal's definitions.

Anicca – Inability to Maintain Anything
Anicca – Repeated Arising/Destruction
Anicca – Worthlessness of Worldly Things

Dukkha -- suffering
Anatta -- helplessness

:thinking:
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 283
Views: 21006

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

instead of quoting others?
Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta will be fully realised only by Arahants.
However there much different incomplete understanding as well.
The way I see it Ven. Abhayaratnalankara's understanding is not complete even though it is not totally wrong.
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: What is delusion?

greed/aversion/delusion
If you take delusion in above context which means the household equanimity (Upekkha).
Basically, delusion means not knowing the reality.
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 283
Views: 21006

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

a few European scholars were so influential that they managed to completely mess up the understanding of the Dhamma all over South East Asia.. @Lal You know very well that there is a public discussion about the incorrect teaching of the disciples of Ven. Abhyaratanalankara. The many monks who objec...
by SarathW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: What is delusion?

According to Theravada teaching it is not knowing Four Noble Truths.
by SarathW
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35746

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

Why don't you read the sutta.
Thanks, DD.
So there is no major difference between those three Sutta.
Am I correct?
by SarathW
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35746

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

See the headings in this translation,
Thanks, Mike
I understand what you mean.
Satipattana Sutta is like a smorgasbord.
If you try to eat all at once you end up getting a tummy ache.
by SarathW
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 283
Views: 21006

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Fair enough.
Thanks, Lal
I know that thing already by the way.
I have no major objection to what you said there.
by SarathW
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35746

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

Don't those two suttas group a variety of meditation objects under four headings?
Interesting.
Could you list them?
Personally I don't find the "frames" translation particularly compelling. ]
What is the Pali word for it?
How do you translate it?
:anjali:
by SarathW
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35746

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

Sorry, I don't understand this statement... Neither do I! I am just stabbing in the dark. :D My guess is MN 118 take the breath as the meditation object. MN10 and DN22 take four frames of reference as the meditation object. The way I see it you can take any of them as your meditation object to deve...
by SarathW
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35746

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

MN118 about breathing.
Other two about Sati.
You are trying to compare cheese and chalk.
Isn't it?
by SarathW
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35746

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

Nothing really
In your opinion which one is correct or most authentic, MN118,MN10 or DN22?