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by Ryan95227
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1157
Views: 130310

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I am listing my recent posts below. As one reads those it will become clear that my questions have not been answered on all those topics: vinnana, sanna, paticca samuppada, anicca, anatta, breath and kasina meditations are not in the Tipitaka, why using Sanskrit texts is breaking Vinaya rules, etc....
by Ryan95227
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1157
Views: 130310

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

It'd be certainly helpful if you can properly answer what various users have questioned. It seems to be shaking up my belief in puredhamma.
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1157
Views: 130310

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

"It seems, what Waharaka actually says is, "It's OK to brutally torture/kill unworthy Tamils, for the sake of the worthy Sinhalese!" You cannot make such accusations, and then say "it seems". It is a complete lie. You need to calm down. In this particular case, there is no need to explain since no ...
by Ryan95227
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1157
Views: 130310

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I hope we can have a rational conversation on this current topic, where we can reach a conclusion. I am going to ignore all useless comments on character assassinations. I don’t have time to defend any other but Waharaka Thero. Everything he has said in his desanas, and what I have written at pured...
by Ryan95227
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breath meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Breath meditation

Hello, I have a question about breath meditation. When watching the breath go in and out are you supposed to concentrate on entirety of the breath. Are you supposed to concentrate on the breath every second the moment it goes out and the moment it goes in?
by Ryan95227
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My father believes that zen buddhism is the truest
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

My father believes that zen buddhism is the truest

Well, he has been "trying" to attain enlightenment for 40 years. He started off with Buddhism of course, believing that what the Buddha said was true because he "felt" something very sincere in his teachings. After he learned about supernatural things of Buddhism, he began to feel doubtful and moved...
by Ryan95227
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If rebirth is actually true
Replies: 16
Views: 1340

Re: If rebirth is actually true

I see what you're saying. However I have this extreme discomfort in the idea that my next rebirth will be some middle class person who doesn't even know about dhamma/buddhism. What are the actual chances of people in the western or even in the eastern world to actually practice buddhism and meditat...
by Ryan95227
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If rebirth is actually true
Replies: 16
Views: 1340

Re: If rebirth is actually true

I think the OP is just referring to the sad reality of life. It doesn't seem fair that we should be subject to all this suffering, etc. We should just not exist at all and that would be the end of it. I understand that feeling, but that attitude won't get you anywhere and can lead to a depressed ou...
by Ryan95227
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If rebirth is actually true
Replies: 16
Views: 1340

If rebirth is actually true

man... what else can i say more about this whole system of existence. It's almost devilish. Why can't we just be in that state of non aware entity before we were born. sigh.
by Ryan95227
Sun May 08, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 3170

Re: Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness

I think I sort of understand what the OP is describing because I think I'm a bit in the same situation. Even when I don't seem to be thinking of anything, like the OP says, staring at a wall with no thought, or just sitting there with eyes closed with no thought, there still is this feeling of bein...
by Ryan95227
Thu May 05, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is thinking of death to "let go" harmful?
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Is thinking of death to "let go" harmful?

Whenever I'm in a troubling situation in which I'm faced with like 3 midterms,1 essay, and some activities all on me or financial crisis I just "let go" by thinking that I'm going to die anyway and none of this really matters. Is this healthy?? How should I beneficially let go. It seems I'm making a...
by Ryan95227
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 3170

Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness

I'm following Ajahn Brahm's method of meditation and i dont fully understand what present moment consists of. When I try to be presently aware during my meditation I get these 0.1 sec of thoughts that just come and go away in 2-3 second interval. Iam mostly aware of present moment but distracted by ...
by Ryan95227
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: So what is exactly Sloth and Torpor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

So what is exactly Sloth and Torpor?

I've always assumed to be related to sleepiness during meditation but can it also mean lack of motivation/laziness to study buddhism and be continually mindful?
by Ryan95227
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubting supernatural side of Buddhism
Replies: 50
Views: 6581

Doubting supernatural side of Buddhism

Hello, I was wondering if any of you actually believe in hungry ghosts, hell realm, magic, or other seemingly "supernatural" part of buddhism. I just can't imagine Buddha actually talking about this stuff. These stuff makes buddhism seem like other religions.(i.e jesus walking on water) Do you guys ...
by Ryan95227
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Isn't a layperson closer to enlightenment?
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Isn't a layperson closer to enlightenment?

In the modern world? Don't get me wrong, but I'm really happy that a layperson like you guys and I have wide variety of information about Buddhism. Even better, I can ask many experienced people on this site or etc if the information or the teacher I'm attend to is reliable. Of course there are dist...