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by justindesilva
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Point of focus for anapanasati
Replies: 13
Views: 1621

Re: Point of focus for anapanasati

In my experience, it seems that the tip of the nose can be more subtle of an experience Yes, it is my experience too. https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=28963&hilit= I am used to concentrate on the point the breath first touches the nose and it is after the tip of the nose . After whi...
by justindesilva
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who are the community of Sangha?
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: Who are the community of Sangha?

Who are the community of Sangha? It appears the word community of Sangha is the most important but least understood word. Ven. Punnaji says that community of Sangha include all the people who follow the Dhamma. For example the members of Dhamma Wheel is part of the Sangha community. In this communi...
by justindesilva
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who are the community of Sangha?
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: Who are the community of Sangha?

Who are the community of Sangha? It appears the word community of Sangha is the most important but least understood word. Ven. Punnaji says that community of Sangha include all the people who follow the Dhamma. For example the members of Dhamma Wheel is part of the Sangha community. In this communi...
by justindesilva
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: may we believe that we'll take a lot of lives to get the nibana ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1637

Re: may we believe that we'll take a lot of lives to get the nibana ?

Dear Venerable, with all due respect ... Why do people always say that before saying something disrespectful? :thinking: Sir, I did not say anything disrespectful. Some people do teach in this way. I had a conversation about this very matter with my regular supporter from Sri Lanka only last week. ...
by justindesilva
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: may we believe that we'll take a lot of lives to get the nibana ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1637

Re: may we believe that we'll take a lot of lives to get the nibana ?

may we believe that we'll take a lot of lives to get the nibana ? Is it not very discouraging ? what should be our best aproach or attitude before it ? Not sure why you think it's discouraging. Nothing more encouraging than knowing that you are in charge, that you and you alone will be the one who ...
by justindesilva
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to deal with "found cash"?
Replies: 27
Views: 2892

Re: How to deal with "found cash"?

From the eight fold path we are advised to follow samma kammantha. It means that we have to earn rightfully which means that " found money" is not rightfully earned money. Whenever I found fallen or unforgotten money I have tried to locate the owner or have given It to a place where it can be utilis...
by justindesilva
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My Guru, Your Guru
Replies: 10
Views: 1342

Re: My Guru, Your Guru

Please read Lohicca sutra which explains the meaning of guru or the good or bad teacher. This sutra is avsilsble in internet.
With metta.
by justindesilva
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Japanese Buddhism And Killing
Replies: 46
Views: 6936

Re: Japanese Buddhism And Killing

Professor Peter Harvey a buddhist scholar in his book introduction to buddhism examines the problem of killing by a soldier to save many innocent other lives. In fact this soldier is a samurai or not kills another in order to save others with compassion. I am aware that during the LTTE militancy in ...
by justindesilva
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Japanese Buddhism And Killing
Replies: 46
Views: 6936

Re: Japanese Buddhism And Killing

Professor Peter Harvey a buddhist scholar in his book introduction to buddhism examines the problem of killing by a soldier to save many innocent other lives. In fact this soldier is a samurai or not kills another in order to save others with compassion. I am aware that during the LTTE militancy in ...
by justindesilva
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth widely known
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: Rebirth widely known

Damma is the best thing for people in this birth and the next is an important statement made by Lord Budda in agganna sutta . In this sutta Lord budda explains evolution as well and is available to be read in internet. Further in other suttas Lord budda explains the karmic results effecting in later...
by justindesilva
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dana question
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: Dana question

Are renunciation, kindness and wisdom present in the act of charitable giving? I think it depends on the giving. If one donates $1 million to a local university for the construction of a new building and then insists that their name be on it; then there is probably not much renunciation there. It's...
by justindesilva
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alternatives to "moments"
Replies: 64
Views: 5436

Re: Alternatives to "moments"

I do not wish to quote any post because I feel that this conversation may be off the opening post while It is asking for an alternative to moments, hoping that I am not wrong. The direct answer to the alternate to momentariness is the state of nirvana . Living or existence is passing moments as citt...
by justindesilva
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alternatives to "moments"
Replies: 64
Views: 5436

Re: Alternatives to "moments"

I do not wish to quote any post because I feel that this conversation may be off the opening post while It is asking for an alternative to momentariness, hoping that I am not wrong. The direct answer to the alternate to momentariness is the state of nirvana . Living or existence is passing moments a...
by justindesilva
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6793
Views: 745540

Re: the great rebirth debate

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by justindesilva
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Insights from my 21 years of practising Goenka style
Replies: 90
Views: 19172

Re: Insights from my 21 years of practising Goenka style

When satipattana sutra is available at hand on the internet and with learned monks (or bantes) I do not see why people have to go and follow others. Meditation not necessarily needs a permanent guru but guidance from experienced one's. If you are aware of your own thoughts and be attentive to your o...