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by kalyana.mitta
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Motivation to Reach Nibbana
Replies: 154
Views: 5254

Re: Motivation to Reach Nibbana

I start asking myself, "What is Nibbana, and is it worth it ?" Maybe it might help to think of it in this way: People go on vacation once in a while. But after their vacation is over, no matter what, you always return back to your home. The human world or heavenly world is like the vacation that yo...
by kalyana.mitta
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Is Sotapanna a fixed state?
Replies: 52
Views: 3921

Re: Sotapanna is not a fixed state!!

You can be a sotapanna without experiencing the fruit of the path every waking moment. The way I understand Sotapanna can be a married person and still can enjoy sensual pleasures. When he enjoy sensual pleasures with his wife, he can't be a Sotapanna. :mrgreen: Just to be clear, sothapanna does no...
by kalyana.mitta
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bad Times
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Bad Times

This is something that I have heard in a recent dhamma talk actually: A lot of people blame their problems on karma, but not every problem in your life due to karma. There are problems in your life that you won't find a solution to , and is just a natural part of life that you can't avoid : 1) Getti...
by kalyana.mitta
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 111
Views: 10610

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

From what I've learnt and read, Yoniso Manasikara is wise consideration, which is: investigating the Dhamma through your own life and with your own wisdom. The Wise Shall Realize Samma Sati or right mindfulness is a factor that you have to practice in order to practice the noble eightfold path. Samm...
by kalyana.mitta
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Misconception about birthplace of the Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Misconception about birthplace of the Buddha

Sam Vara wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:57 pm
There has been at least one thread here on DW where Sri Lankans have strongly argued that the Buddha was from there.
oh sorry about that. I don't think I came upon it.
by kalyana.mitta
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Misconception about birthplace of the Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Misconception about birthplace of the Buddha

I suppose there are worse things to believe Yes, I agree with you on that. It still makes me really sad that people still believe these lies when there is so much proof saying otherwise. Do either of you think there is cause for the monks to promote Sri Lanka in this way? Is the monastic tradition ...
by kalyana.mitta
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Misconception about birthplace of the Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Misconception about birthplace of the Buddha

SDC wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:37 pm
How do you know "so many Sri Lankan Buddhists" think that?
because I am from there and I know of quite a few people including family friends and etc. that think so.

But also you made a point. Maybe not "so many" think so but there still is a lot of people that think so
by kalyana.mitta
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Using the Mala beads in original way . .
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Using the Mala beads in original way . .

jbrooks79 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:37 am
and read original Buddha said to a king, to make such beads, and recite the Three Jewels . .

If I say that 108 times, as many beads on the mala, is this right, or correct . .
Do you have any specific sutta which states this?
by kalyana.mitta
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Misconception about birthplace of the Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Misconception about birthplace of the Buddha

Why do so many Sri Lankan "Buddhists" believe that the Buddha was born in Sri Lanka, when there is so much proof showing that the Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal ?
by kalyana.mitta
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 4689

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

I challenge the Theravadins on this forum to provide proof that the Buddha taught that anything like matter exists or that everything is not imaginary, explicitly or even strongly implicitly. Here, bhikkhus, some misguided men learn the Dhamma—discourses, stanzas, expositions, verses, exclamations,...
by kalyana.mitta
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is self view?
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: What is self view?

thank you all so much for all your replies. Many merits as they really did help. :)
by kalyana.mitta
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is self view?
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: What is self view?

"He assumes feeling to be the self, or the self as possessing feeling, or feeling as in the self, or the self as in feeling. He assumes perception to be the self, or the self as possessing perception, or perception as in the self, or the self as in perception. He assumes fabrications to be the self...
by kalyana.mitta
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is self view?
Replies: 9
Views: 631

What is self view?

I have read about self-view (Sakkhaya Ditthi) and the other fetters, but I can't get a hold on what self-view means. Also, what can you practice to get rid of self-view?
by kalyana.mitta
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 2873

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

We observe everything after the event. For example, you observe anger AFTER it has occurred, which is why there is regret. when you are mindful, you are aware of all your feelings at the moment and it also means that you are guarding your sense bases. The reason that the anger arises in the first p...
by kalyana.mitta
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Dathu (eliments) Manasikara?
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: What is Dathu (eliments) Manasikara?

See MN 28: What, friends, is the fire element? The fire element may be either internal or external. What is the internal fire element? Whatever internally, belonging to oneself, is fire, fiery, and clung-to; that is, that by which one is warmed, ages, and is consumed, and that by which what is eate...