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by 2600htz
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76373

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello:

Thank you Lal for the answers.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1069
Views: 76373

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello Lal:

I like the "moral meditation" approach.
Question:

-In some suttas it seems people gain stream entry without hearing a discourse on “anicca, dukkha and anatta”, but on other topics.
What is your explanation for that?.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say gods exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 515

Re: Did Buddha say gods exist?

Hello: Emm its a weird text. "gods exist" is a broad answer. “I’ve understood the existence of gods in terms of causes.” its a more profound answer (gods are subject to conditions, they arise, they cease, they are not eternal, and i know the laws which govern that process) But no idea if thats actua...
by 2600htz
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Subduing sexual feelings
Replies: 18
Views: 539

Re: Subduing sexual feelings

Hello: Sorry that you are having those kinds of thoughts and feelings. The way i see it, almost every monk has sexual desire, yet they are able to mantain celibacy, and not be overpowered by those feelings. I don´t see any reason for thinking that someone with sexual desire for children can´t do the...
by 2600htz
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sexual Energy
Replies: 19
Views: 532

Re: Sexual Energy

Hello:

Its all related.
Morality is for freedom from remorse, and freedom from remorse is to have joy arising.
With joy arising, you have energy.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?
Replies: 31
Views: 751

Re: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?

Hello: I would say lust for male forms comes from "gazing often the features of a man". While lust for female forms comes from "gazing often the features of a woman". In the case of a gay man, ummm, its a difficult question. If being gay is not negative kamma, maybe its a being that while having lus...
by 2600htz
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha need to recall his early childhood jhana, when he had far more recent and advanced jhana practice?
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Why did the Buddha need to recall his early childhood jhana, when he had far more recent and advanced jhana practice

Hello: I give you an analogy to explain my position: There is a coarse way to do good, and a clean way to do good. The coarse way to do good is giving something to someone because you want to win the support of that person. The clean way to do good is giving something to someone just as an act of pu...
by 2600htz
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana and Conditioned Phenomena
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Nirvana and Conditioned Phenomena

Hello:

No, Nibbana is no conditioned phenomena.
The path to nibbana, the noble eightfold path, it is conditioned.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we basically waiting for death?
Replies: 21
Views: 460

Re: Are we basically waiting for death?

Friends :smile: I do not mean to sound morbid, but as Buddhists we believe that liberation from the cycle of birth and death (or nirvana, simply) is the ultimate goal. So basically, this would mean that we are prisoners in this world awaiting freedom (which only comes with the death of the body). A...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you have faith in celibacy?
Replies: 23
Views: 628

Re: Do you have faith in celibacy?

Hello; There are some that dont practice celibacy because they follow a gradual training, having in mind first being consummated with the 5 precepts. Making that kind of vow takes a lot of energy and determination, if the person doesnt have those qualities he/she would just break, causing more stres...
by 2600htz
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rareness of human birth
Replies: 35
Views: 827

Re: Rareness of human birth

Hello, Sorry if this question has already been asked, but the Great Rebirth Debate thread is now so huge that it's not humanly possible to search through it... I read on the one hand that human rebirth is extremely rare. On the other hand I read that if one is rich/poor/handsome/ugly (etc.) in this...
by 2600htz
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom vs will
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: Wisdom vs will

Hello:

I think its pretty acknowledged. Its called right effort.
Liberation its not more about power of will than wisdom, they go together, just like with any other discipline in the world.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 26
Views: 648

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

Hello: The term Bodhisattva is all over the suttas. The Bodhisattva vow is a later addition. But the theravada version of the Bodhisattva vow is very different that the one you find in Mahayana. -Being male at the moment of taking the vow -Having the potential to become an arahant at the moment of ...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 26
Views: 648

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

Hello: I don´t think there is a sutta quote, its just the obvious statement to say: "He didn´t have path or fruition of any of the 4 stages of awakening". The popular belief is that in his existence as Sumedha he had the potential to become an arahant in that very same lifetime, but instead he took...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 26
Views: 648

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

Hello: I don´t think there is a sutta quote, its just the obvious statement to say: "He didn´t have path or fruition of any of the 4 stages of awakening". The popular belief is that in his existence as Sumedha he had the potential to become an arahant in that very same lifetime, but instead he took ...