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by Ryan95227
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Where do I start?
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Where do I start?

I have been meditating for 1 year so far. I was using "the mind illuminated" as my guide and it has helped me develop such strong intention and foundation for me to practice at least 1 hour a day. I have developed immense motivation to attend retreat as well. I'm now looking to be more devoted to th...
by Ryan95227
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

Re: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?

Read the suttas on proper attention. Noting doesn't do anything. The practice is bringing attention back to the 4 foundations (satipathana). So if you have a desire for porn for example, you should bring your attention back to the 4 foundations, either you can do the 32 parts of the body practice o...
by Ryan95227
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?

I may be overthinking this. There seems to be several ways. 1. Observe the attachment to initial thought 2. Observe the arising of defilement 3. Observe the current defilement for what it is 4. Observe the end of defilement It seems to be like the entire process and there also seems to be intellectu...
by Ryan95227
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness

Greetings Ryan, Do you guys have some advice for this? I would recommend not trying to apply mindfulness in the way you are, to the situation you describe. Rather, taking lead from the Satipatthana Sutta... "And how does a monk remain focused on the mind in & of itself? There is the case where a mo...
by Ryan95227
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness

The constant observation of how there is attachment to initial thought is broken during intensive activities at work. It seems like all progress is lost as anxiety/confusion/stress overwhelms my mind when I'm meeting a tight deadline during. It almost feels impossible to even begin to observe the ac...
by Ryan95227
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is doing the "attaching"?
Replies: 23
Views: 1133

Who is doing the "attaching"?

As I become more aware of the contents of my mind, I'm beginning to notice that intitial/neutral thought gives rise to feeling/emotion/baggage which gives rise to possible actions. If there is "attachment" to the initial thought there comes immediate suffering (unpleasantness, hatred,anger) What I n...
by Ryan95227
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1165
Views: 138890

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

2600htz wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Hello:

Come on, let the guy be, all the forum ganging up against Lal its pretty rude.

Regards.
This is not rude at all in my opinions. We really need to investigate this matter constantly as this is the most important thing one in this rare life time.
by Ryan95227
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1165
Views: 138890

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

According to student of Ven Thero who is also a monk, he defined anicca as "insatiablity" Meaning that our 6 senses can never be satiated. We are ignorant of the nature of anicca (insatiability) and we think there is some satisfaction and gratification in wordly objects in our world thus we become ...
by Ryan95227
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1165
Views: 138890

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

According to student of Ven Thero who is also a monk, he defined anicca as "insatiablity" Meaning that our 6 senses can never be satiated. We are ignorant of the nature of anicca (insatiability) and we think there is some satisfaction and gratification in wordly objects in our world thus we become ...
by Ryan95227
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1165
Views: 138890

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

According to student of Ven Thero who is also a monk, he defined anicca as "insatiablity" Meaning that our 6 senses can never be satiated. We are ignorant of the nature of anicca (insatiability) and we think there is some satisfaction and gratification in wordly objects in our world thus we become ...
by Ryan95227
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1165
Views: 138890

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

@Sam Vara: Sorry. I did not see your PM earlier. Sam Vara said: Everything you post is either promoting or defending Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero. That is not correct. Everything I post is either promoting or defending Buddha Dhamma. I am just grateful to Waharaka Thero for pointing me i...
by Ryan95227
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1165
Views: 138890

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Rightviewftw gives many quotes from the Tipitaka. But which one disproves what I have stated (which statement is disproved)? in regards to Buddha's supposed worry, all of them do clearly suggest that you are wrong. I could even string together enough sutta excerpts to constitute a book showing how ...
by Ryan95227
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1165
Views: 138890

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Ok, Why are these english translations incorrect? can you show why they are? If you learn to control your temper and read carefully what I write, you may be able to think rationally and not make statements like this. Again, I am not saying this in anger, but with compassion. When one’s mind is agit...
by Ryan95227
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1165
Views: 138890

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

If anyone has serious questions, please quote from what I have written incorrectly and explain why. Just quoting incorrectly translated suttas does not serve any purpose to the discussion. I have explained those points many times before. - I have made some direct statements in order to get points a...
by Ryan95227
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1165
Views: 138890

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Ryan 95227 said: I'd like you to answer stormbro's questions. Please post a specific question. Let us start with the most important one. You can copy it from there and post it, so that I know what the specific question is. since the most important concepts we will want to investigate here are : ana...