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by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: Can we only play not work?

I'm an organic farmer. I love it. I go out every day and play. People wonder why I work so hard.
Thanks. That is the point I am trying to discuss here.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can non matter related to matter ?
Replies: 12
Views: 60

Re: Can non matter related to matter ?

A thought is a kind of energy , what we called mind (in ancient) could be the brains .
A dead person may have the brain but may not have the mind.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can non matter related to matter ?
Replies: 12
Views: 60

Re: Can non matter related to matter ?

Feeling arises from the matter
No.
Feeling arises from contact.
Feeling, perception and contact arise together.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom vs will
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Wisdom vs will

At the end of the day, isn't liberation more about POWER than it is about knowledge or wisdom? For, even if you have all the wisdom in the world, as long as you're powerless to apply it and end craving, of what use is it? Isn't your wisdom therefore useless without power? But how can you direct you...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: Can we only play not work?

Monks work, the good ones anyway. They do pastoral duties, practice meditation, study suttas, teach meditation, lead programs, chores around the temple including cleaning, etc. Some even get involved in construction, adding an addition to the temple, building a meditation hall or other structures. ...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: Can we only play not work?

it's lots of hard work to earn a living and pay the bills.
How about monks?
Some people play the share market perhaps many people in Las Vegas!
by SarathW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Can we only play not work?

Can we only play not work?
by SarathW
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How Many Must One Cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 138

Re: How Many Must One Cut?

Context would suggest to me that it's possibly... Cut five (lower) fetters, abandon five cords of sense pleasure Develop five faculties/powers ... but there's so many lists in the suttas, it could well be something else. Do you have Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation of the SN? It's probably in the footno...
by SarathW
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Momentariness of mind
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Momentariness of mind

SarathW, do you think the 'film projectory' analogy is appropriate for citta? That is how I understand according to Abhidmma. I wonder whether sound waves are the same. Now they found light is a particle too. Is it possible sound also a particle? I think Citta arises and perishes knowingly for all ...
by SarathW
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Sutta Central has just released v1.0.0 of SuttaCentral Voice (SCV).
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Sutta Central has just released v1.0.0 of SuttaCentral Voice (SCV).

Sutta Central has just released v1.0.0 of SuttaCentral Voice (SCV). https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/suttacentral-voice-v1-0-0-released/11844 http://50.18.90.151/scv/index.html?r=0.10248621766199473#/?iVoice=0&ips=4&lang=en&maxResults=5&search=dn34%2Fen%2Fsujato&showId=false&showLang=2&vueRoot=%...
by SarathW
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Thanks, Sam
You have done a great job as a moderator.
I hope you continue to be an active member of DW.
:anjali:
by SarathW
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 85
Views: 29192

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

One of my friends insisted that I should watch the following video.
It got a Buddhist perspective.
The following is only the trailer.

by SarathW
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Precepts and the capitalist appropriation of surplus labor value.
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: On the Precepts and the capitalist appropriation of surplus labor value.

Hi RB I see your point but it is not stealing but they do not have the Brhama Vihara mainly the compassion. (metta, karuna, mudita and upekka) Say there are only two people in the world and one small land to cultivate. They gambled and one person lost his share and he became a slave to the other. Th...
by SarathW
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nirvana an impossible dream?
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: Is nirvana an impossible dream?

At Sāvatthī. “Mendicants, if you take pleasure in form, you take pleasure in suffering. If you take pleasure in suffering, I say you’re not exempt from suffering. If you take pleasure in feeling … perception … choices … consciousness, you take pleasure in suffering. If you take pleasure in suffering...
by SarathW
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nirvana an impossible dream?
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: Is nirvana an impossible dream?

At Sāvatthī. “Mendicants, before my awakening—when I was still unawakened but intent on awakening—I thought: ‘What’s the gratification, the drawback, and the escape when it comes to form … feeling … perception … choices … and consciousness?’ Then it occurred to me: ‘The pleasure and happiness that a...