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by SarathW
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?

ear doctors don't operate on sounds. :meditate:
In Buddhism ear is not the physical ear.
by SarathW
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 217
Views: 18344

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Are these teachings popular in Sri Lanka?
Yes, his lineage (He passed away last year) has a following in Sri Lanka and overseas.
by SarathW
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 106

There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?

There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?

The above statement is made in the following Dhamma talk. (Sinhalese language)
Does this mean ear and the sound same?

Does this make sense?


by SarathW
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Atman
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Atman

by SarathW
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Jhanas and Nirvana
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Jhanas and Nirvana

The way I understand you do not require Jhana to become a Sotapanna.
Mere concentration is suffice.
However, for the other three attainments, it requires Jhana (Vipassana)
by SarathW
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 217
Views: 18344

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

More discussion about the meaning of Anicca. The video is in Sinhalese language. Note the walking elephant and the monkey in the background. :) It appears the way we see Anicca is incorrect. For instance, when we see, there is an object, eye (I am or Mana) and the consciousness. Most of us what we s...
by SarathW
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: What is the source of this story?
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: What is the source of this story?

Thaks Sam
:D
This reminds of Mara trying to keep us fattening by giving food and try to keep our tie into this Samsara.
Arahat is the wise Sinbad.
by SarathW
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: What is the source of this story?
Replies: 2
Views: 64

What is the source of this story?

What is the source of this story? I heard this story when I was young. ========== The sailors from a shipwreck landed on an island of cannibals. The did not kill the sailors straight away but they fed them a lot of food and liquor to fatten them first and kill one by one. One of the smart sailor rea...
by SarathW
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?

Is Rupa is an experience?
Is Rupa also Nama?
by SarathW
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?

Can we have Sankahara and Vinnana without perception and feeling?
by SarathW
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?

Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?
Is it possible to have an aggregate of Rupa, Sankahara, and Vinnana only?
Which means an aggregate without perception and feeling.
by SarathW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

Re: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro

yoniso manasikāra is wise cognition
Thank you, Bhante.
In your opinion where does Yoniso Maansikara fit Noble Eightfold Path?
Which limb?
by SarathW
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 764

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

Buddha did not say that there is no self. What about this? :shrug: Insofar as it is empty of a self or of anything pertaining to a self: Thus it is said, Ananda, that the world is empty https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn35/sn35.085.than.html :candle: Living Buddha's old Dependently Orig...
by SarathW
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Prayer and Anatta
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Metta Prayer and Anatta

Thank you all for your responses! This is basically what I had figured, that it is a practice that starts with metta aimed at the conventional "self", and which ultimately expands to all beings. Your input has been helpful. Buddha never said there is no soul. SarathW, could you please expound on th...
by SarathW
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: new member

:hello: