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by Ananda26
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where does 30 minutes a day of meditation lead ?
Replies: 70
Views: 3560

Re: Where does 30 minutes a day of meditation lead ?

Hopefully the subject says it all. There is a myth of 10,000 hours required to master something. That is about 55 years at 30mins a day... It would be great to hear from someone who has practised for a long time with around 30 minutes a day of meditation. Here is a link to Long Discourse #22, the G...
by Ananda26
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: LD#16 Inspiring for Pilgrimage Journey
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: LD#16 Inspiring for Pilgrimage Journey

I took the train to Patna and rode the bus from there to Vesali. Buddha predicted that Pataliputta would be the chief city of the Noble Base in the future, and in fact, it was very important historically then. Pataliputta sent Buddhist missionaries to many places. I share credit for my opportunity t...
by Ananda26
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Numerical Discourses of the Buddha Full Translation
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: Numerical Discourses of the Buddha Full Translation

I read all of one of the Pali Text Society translation before and now I have read aloud the Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, the Bhikkhu Bodhi translation, from the section of the ones through the section of the elevens and have started again with the ones. I recommend that people include Numeric...
by Ananda26
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did Buddha say that he was not a human being?
Replies: 28
Views: 2726

Re: Why did Buddha say that he was not a human being?

SarathW wrote:Another related topic:
Was Buddha a human being or something more?

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=20745
Buddha was a human being, and a very special human being. He was a Samma Sambuddha.
by Ananda26
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atanatiya Sutta
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

Re: Atanatiya Sutta

What is the purpose of Atanatiya Sutta? The name of Atanatiya Sutaa is very popular in Sri Lanka. Many people do not know the content of the Sutta but there are may folk stories around it. Normally Atanatiya is chanting towards the end of the Pirith Chanting very early in the morning (Overnight Cha...
by Ananda26
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say drinking Alcohol is bad?
Replies: 124
Views: 12339

Re: Did Buddha say drinking Alcohol is bad?

I just listened to a Dhamma talk by Sri Lankan Buddhist monk (in Sinhalese Language). He said drinking alcohol and eating meat is not an unwholesome activity. He said that he does not say drinking alcohol is good. Throughout the surmon he never mentioned that alchol lead to headlessnes. The questio...
by Ananda26
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: LD#16 Inspiring for Pilgrimage Journey
Replies: 1
Views: 448

LD#16 Inspiring for Pilgrimage Journey

Long Discourse of the Buddha #16 Inspiring for Pilgrimage Journey Here is a link to Long Discourse #16 http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.16.1-6.vaji.html My Pilgrimages included Rajagaha. I rode the Bucket Ride to see the Peace Stupa on Mount Vulture Peak which is the mountain the Buddha...
by Ananda26
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta help (finding certain texts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1690

Re: Sutta help (finding certain texts)

someone was speaking to the buddha (forget who) and asked the buddha how he felt, or what kind of pleasure/delight he abides in, he said it was neither pleasant nor unpleasant feeling that he calls pleasant. Here is a Sutta #59 from Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha where Buddha describes the ...
by Ananda26
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teachers and groups...
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: Teachers and groups...

Hello everyone. Do you feel the need to belong to a group or have one specific teacher? Or are you content to practice alone maybe relying on advice from fellow mediators in forums like this? Cheers, Tony... The Buddha told Ananda that after my Final Nibbana, the dhamma that I have taught you will ...
by Ananda26
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?
Replies: 197
Views: 9513

Re: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?

Why Buddha did not say that the world is round? I am reading the Five Destination pdf from the following link. Buddha has gone to such a length to explain about different worlds. I start to wonder what the significance of such a lengthy analysis. How such a lengthy explanation relevant to the task ...
by Ananda26
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: MN 28 and the Clinging Aggregates.
Replies: 109
Views: 4130

Re: MN 28 and the Clinging Aggregates.

Hi everyone, MN 28 and the Clinging-Aggregates. What can we learn from MN 28.28? - [Bhikkhu Bodhi translation.] [The previous section speaks of eye-consciousness arising in dependence on the eye and visible form.] 28. "The material form in what has thus come to be is included in the material form a...
by Ananda26
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is the mind free from defilement before Nibbana?
Replies: 16
Views: 1122

Re: Is the mind free from defilement before Nibbana?

My question is how the mind comes to be free of greed, aversion and delusion as understood in the Classical tradition. Is it that nibbana purifies the mind of defilement, or is that that by becoming free of defilement the mind goes out to nibbana? Is nibbana the cause or result of purification? The...
by Ananda26
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Numerical Discourses of the Buddha Full Translation
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: Numerical Discourses of the Buddha Full Translation

Yesterday i finnished AN. Now it's a time for Vinaya Pitaka :meditate: If somebody knows when KN will be translate? :thinking: There is a full translation into English of the Vinaya Pitaka by Pali Text Society. pariyatti.org distributes for Pali Text Society in America. In addition to Pali Text Soc...
by Ananda26
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Numerical Discourses of the Buddha Full Translation
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha Full Translation

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, a Full Translation into English, published by Wisdom Publications The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, a full translation into English by Bhikkhu Bodhi, and published by Wisdom Publications is now available. Already available from Wisdom Publications are Th...
by Ananda26
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it bad kamma to watch cinema movie online?
Replies: 56
Views: 3410

Re: Is it bad kamma to watch cinema movie online?

Let's say someone upload a full length cinema movie in free video streaming website such as youtube, dailymotion, etc. 1. If I watch the movie online, will my action generate fruit of bad kamma? 2. If I download the streaming movie by any means(*) and then watch it in my PC, will my action generate...
by Ananda26
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right view... right knowledge
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Right view... right knowledge

mn117; "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 liv...
by Ananda26
Thu May 29, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why contemplation on death is so difficult?
Replies: 36
Views: 2859

Re: Why contemplation on death is so difficult?

Though the death is so certain many of us seems to ignore or turn their blind eye to it. I try hard to contemplate on death but it is ignored or slurred over. Why contemplation on death is so difficult? :thinking: It has something to do with the particular inclinations of the person. Contemplating ...
by Ananda26
Thu May 29, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Misconception: life is suffering
Replies: 63
Views: 2204

Re: Misconception: life is suffering

Do you guys have a sutta, quote, article or something written on the subject please? I know it is wrong view to think that life is inherently suffering but I can't find a proper explanation of it by some scholar Buddha has spoken about 3 types of feeling: pleasant feeling, painful feeling, and not ...
by Ananda26
Thu May 29, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Do you mind criticizing 'my' Tipitaka map?
Replies: 15
Views: 1849

Re: Do you mind criticizing 'my' Tipitaka map?

I've been working on this for a few weeks. I can't do it better. I'm not happy wiht the Vinaya Pitaka section, I have seen various forms of subdivision and can't know which one is better or the correct. I have also notice that in the Majjhima Nikaya there is a vagga, the third, that according to so...
by Ananda26
Thu May 29, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anger, enraged
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: Anger, enraged

I have a habit of smashing things when I am angry. This morning, I was so angry, I went into a rage and smashed things. I have had this habit now for years and years. Usually it is my parents that upset me, and this time it is no different. They altered my life course as an adult, and made me live ...