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by SarathW
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 57
Views: 541

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

The Buddha said the suttas will be the teacher when he is gone.
This is the answer I was waiting for.
But I am looking for the exact word and the Sutta reference.

:twothumbsup:
by SarathW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 57
Views: 541

Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

From another post: "Although I theoretically believe in Nibbana, I believe in this day and age it is not very possible because of lack of good teachers. The most one can hope for is to have a well-rounded idea of Dhamma, lead a Dhammic life, be a decent and good person." ============ What is your op...
by SarathW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Why are you in this forum?

No mind said:
it is not very possible because of lack of good teachers.
I agree with a certain point.
However, you can't expect to find a good teacher on the net except finding a lot of knowledgeable teachers.
I believe you can attain Nibbana in this life at least the Sotapanna.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Why are you in this forum?

what else to do?
I think the same sometimes.
Then I think to myself that you can't do more than following the Noble Eightfold Path.
If you become an Arahant what else to do except teaching.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Why are you in this forum?

They say that there are more compelling reasons for being in this forum.
Agree.
I think most of us are here to learn.
You can't practice in a forum, perhaps except right conversation.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Why are you in this forum?

The results so far are very close to the result of SC.
I surprised why so few want to attain Nibbana.


https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/wh ... forum/7957
by SarathW
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Question about dependent origination
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Re: Question about dependent origination

I would say Kamma is performed due to free will
If the Kamma is a result of ignorance there will be DO.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 28
Views: 358

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

But we can learn something from that and kill people too.
I think civilians learn to kill from the behavior of army too.
If people in army practice non-violence the civilians might learn from that too.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Why are you in this forum?

Sorry.
I did not it re-set the previous vote when I change the content of the topic.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Why are you in this forum?

my conduct on here is not completely wholesome @_@
The most important thing is that you are aware and mindful of your mental state.
Please note you can vote up to five choices and you can change your vote if you wish in a latter time.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 28
Views: 358

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

Read my post again, and do not assign to me words that were not mine. Sorry I did not intend to object you. I just want to have a discussion. We already know who our parents and brothers etc. Knowing what was my ten generation is a useless piece of information for me. I agree that for many people i...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Why are you in this forum?

Why are you on this forum?
I am in this forum for attaining any stages of Nibbana and learn&share.
by SarathW
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 28
Views: 358

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

Who cares? I care. "This is how he attends inappropriately: 'Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How was I in the past? Having been what, what was I in the past? Shall I be in the future? Shall I not be in the future? What shall I be in the future? How shall I be in th...
by SarathW
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 84
Views: 25823

Re: Pali Resources

Thank you D
:D
by SarathW
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 28
Views: 358

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

Apperantly, someone is caring about your ancestry!!

by SarathW
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings all!
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Greetings all!

:hello:
by SarathW
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: -Gratitude to teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: -Gratitude to teachers

:anjali:
by SarathW
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Who is our current 'bad guy', now that ISIL are in decline?
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: Who is our current 'bad guy', now that ISIL are in decline?

Still one more guy left 8-)
What am I going to have for lunch?
What about China?
by SarathW
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Nihilism has poisoned modern society; as Buddhists, we should reject it.
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Nihilism has poisoned modern society; as Buddhists, we should reject it.

I just wonder who's in a best position to learn Buddhism. Eternalist or Nihilists? So I tried to investigate this in the past but I still do not know the answer. Not believing in God is not such a good idea. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=15942&hilit= Did Buddha say annihilationism is ...