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by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 31
Views: 607

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

Based on the passage above, the book seems to have ideas in it that are contrary to the suttas.
Could you tell me where it is?
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

"Of those, right view is the forerunner. And how is right view the forerunner? In one of right view, right resolve comes into being. In one of right resolve, right speech comes into being. In one of right speech, right action... In one of right action, right livelihood... In one of right livelihood,...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

I believe you just made it up. No. It is used in many places. As you have seen in my above post even Ven. Thannisaro used the same term even though it appeared to be the wrong usage. ====== Tenfold Path In the Mahācattārīsaka Sutta[46][47] which appears in the Chinese and Pali canons, the Buddha ex...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 31
Views: 607

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

Ekagata in Samatha and the Ekagata in Vipassana seems to be two different type of experience.
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 31
Views: 607

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

Thanks, AJ.
That book (Stillness Flowing) seems to be very good book.
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

Noble Eightfold Path is the "Path". Right Knowledge and Right Release are the destination. Thanks all. This is my understanding too. Noble Eightfold Path is the Magga (Path). Right Knowledge and Right releases are the (Phala) fruit or the result. It seems, it is inaccurate to say Tenfold Path even ...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

What is the Sutta relating to Tenfold analysis?
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

By the way, why cant we make this thread the 24 hour meditation hall?
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?

sexual activity, intoxicating drinks and drugs, dancing, singing, music, going to see entertainments, wearing garlands, using perfumes, and beautifying the body with cosmetics, lying on a high or luxurious sleeping place, accepting gold and silver (money). Do you think these activities provide a la...
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

Good idea.
Is it possible to do this using say Skype?
I do not have a face book account and I do not intend to crate one.

So people can see each other.
Just a thought.
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

Do you mean without Right Knowledge and Right Release?
Yes
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
I just wonder why we instruct people to follow the Noble Eightfold Path, not the NTP?
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prince Harry on mental health.
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Prince Harry on mental health.

In addition to the mental health, another important message from this interview is that even if you become a prince that you are not free from Dukkha.
It is unfortunate Prince Harry does not have any understanding of meditation or Buddha's teaching.