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by 2600htz
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 669
Views: 44599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:45 pm
@2600htz:
I am sorry. But there are no English discourses by the Waharaka Thero or ones with English subtitles. Following is the link to the Waharaka website for those who can understand Sinhala:
https://waharaka.com/
@Lal

Ohh ok, then i give you that task haha (joking).

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 669
Views: 44599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello @Lal :

Could you provide some link to a dhamma talk of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero with english subtitles?.
This topic seems highly intellectual, so it would be great to see the way he talked to an audience.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Hell from doing metta?
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: Hell from doing metta?

Hello: Lol that is not true. Probably you mean about this sutta. https://suttacentral.net/an4.125/en/sujato “Mendicants, these four people are found in the world. What four? Firstly, a person meditates spreading a heart full of love to one direction, and to the second, and to the third, and to the f...
by 2600htz
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What was the innovation of Siddhartha Gautama?
Replies: 19
Views: 941

Re: What was the innovation of Siddhartha Gautama?

Hello: Basically the teaching of dependent origination and what comes around it to explain the cessation of stress. I think there is a reference in the suttas that couldn´t find, but goes something like "and then after giving a talk on morality,virtue,rebirth,etc. the buddha gives a talk about the t...
by 2600htz
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness is the direct path?
Replies: 18
Views: 1161

Re: Mindfulness is the direct path?

Hello:

I think the confusion comes because people assume practicing the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta only means "noting, understanding, contemplating".
But that is just a fraction of the sutta instructions.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 669
Views: 44599

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello:

It would be helpful if someone among his disciples made subtitles for his videos, this isn´t happening?.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health?

Hello Andrew: -I think the fact you are following the precepts and having interest in sila, its showing that you are having a mature approach to the practice, and its not a crazy intellectual esoteric pursue. -Take in consideration that metta bhavana (or Brahma Viharas) can take you all the way thro...
by 2600htz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati, Samatha, and Vipassana, from: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Hello Budo: 1)"When there is discernment" (from MN-43). As long as there is consciousness/cognition, the person is able to discern. "Discernment & consciousness, friend: Are these qualities conjoined or disjoined? Is it possible, having separated them one from the other, to delineate the difference ...
by 2600htz
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati, Samatha, and Vipassana, from: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Hello Budo: I don´t agree with some of the things you are saying. -Where did the Buddha said there is no mindfulness in the formless jhanas? -Where did the Buddha said you should get out of jhana to bring back our mindfulness? -What do you mean by "discernment"? (and by discernment not being present...
by 2600htz
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati, Samatha, and Vipassana, from: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: insight requires access concentration?

That quote is a bit tricky 2600hz. You grabbed that from the anapanasati sutta. The last tetrad of anapanasati is focusing on dispassion, cessation, relinquishment, 5 aggregates, etc. However, if 'right' jhana is involved that means the 5 hinderances are involved and that is insight because you see...
by 2600htz
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati, Samatha, and Vipassana, from: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Anapanasati, Samatha, and Vipassana, from: insight requires access concentration?

From https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=32203 Hello: "Mindfulness of breathing, when developed and cultivated, fulfills the four kinds of mindfulness meditation. The four kinds of mindfulness meditation, when developed and cultivated, fulfill the seven awakening factors. And the seven awa...
by 2600htz
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 3848

Re: Slandering buddha

Hello:

It wouldn´t work, and pretty much every post would have to be subject to deep analysis and interpretation.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

Thanks all for your insights thus far. So am I capturing the spirit of the majority opinion here by saying that the difference between vipassana and samatha versions of anapanasati would be in the "willingness" to be distracted? So for instance, when I'm trying to concentrate I will often get rumbl...
by 2600htz
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Losing friendships
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Losing friendships

Hello:

Closest friends will stick around, but you probably won´t see them so often as you used to do.
But you have to show them affection from time to time, so they can know you still care.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?
Replies: 32
Views: 1478

Re: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?

Dear forum MN 43 is translated as follows: Friend, there are these five faculties each with a separate range, a separate domain, and they do not experience one another’s range & domain: the eye-faculty, the ear-faculty, the nose-faculty, the tongue-faculty, & the body-faculty. What is the differenc...