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by SarathW
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 44
Views: 377

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: 7
Views: 119

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: 49

Re: new member

:hello:
by SarathW
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 44
Views: 377

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

if there is no self
Buddha did not say that there is no self.
Instead of going to two extremes of existence and non-existence, Buddha taught Dependent Origination.
Living Buddha's old Dependently Originated consciousness still there to experience Nibbana.
by SarathW
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Alms Round in the West
Replies: 30
Views: 594

Re: Monastic Alms Round in the West

I have not touched money in 17 years
Yes, it is indeed a hard Vinaya rule to follow in moderns society especially in a Western country.
Even a country like Sri Lanka this tradition is diminishing.
:anjali:
by SarathW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipathana and Vipallasa?
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Satipathana and Vipallasa?

From the above analysis, it appears Anatta applicable only for Dhamma (sanna and Sankhara).
Is this correct?
by SarathW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the practical application of Atta Sanna?
Replies: 1
Views: 65

What is the practical application of Atta Sanna?

What is the practical application of Atta Sanna?

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Atta-saññā: Atta-citta & atta-ditthi: perception, thought, & view of an ego, self or soul is one of the 4 perversions vipallasa.

https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Atta-sanna
by SarathW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the Buddha?
Replies: 21
Views: 312

Re: Where is the Buddha?

Where is the Buddha now?
Perhaps you should ask who is the Buddha.
You can't find a Buddha in the ultimate sense.
by SarathW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 214
Views: 17862

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta are not three different things they are the three side of the same coin.
by SarathW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 214
Views: 17862

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

one becomes anatta (helpless)
So Nibbana is helpless?
Sabbe Dhamma anatta. (dhamma include Nibbana)
by SarathW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 214
Views: 17862

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I do not wish to pursue an argument further on this.
I think we had a quite a civilised discussion here.
Even prominent monks like Thanissaro has a different opinion on Anatta.
To me, Anatta means Dependent Origination.
@Lal at least do you agree with me on this point?\
by SarathW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Alms Round in the West
Replies: 30
Views: 594

Re: Monastic Alms Round in the West

This was written recently for you and others.
Thank you, Bhante.
It is great to see monks in this forum.
So neighbors get double points.
Blessings and neighborhood watch!
by SarathW
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 214
Views: 17862

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Could you or anyone else please explain how the concept of "impermanence" was used by the Buddha to explain the arising of suffering in this world? It appears when Buddha taught about Anicca he was not talking about the transient nature of the Rupa. Could you give your opinion on the following post...
by SarathW
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 214
Views: 17862

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

@Lal in the following video in the Sinhalese language, Ven Kumara Kassap clearly explain why the teaching of Ven Abhaya is incomplete. When Anatta is explained as Anartha it distorts the meaning. Because of Anartha (fruitless nature of existence) is lie within the existence and non-existence. What B...
by SarathW
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Prayer and Anatta
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Metta Prayer and Anatta

The way I understand Metta Bhavana is taught for beginners. The objective is to eliminate the anger or aversion. Once you accomplish in this you have to move to the next level of practicing Satipathana. Buddha never said there is no soul. He avoided the two extremes of existence and non-existence an...