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by Sam Vara
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 51
Views: 1270

Re: Jambudipa

So when you read a reference in the Mahavamsa to Jambudipa, it refers to a part of the island. The area shown here. ... That's a nice map, but when I checked out its provenance, Google only came up with lord buddha born in sri lanka . It only appears in a small number of attempts, like this one, to...
by Sam Vara
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 51
Views: 1270

Re: Jambudipa

Rev. S.C. Malan is not the only one cited though. Ying-hwin-che-ke (General Account of the Encircling Ocean) written 4CE and Sir Henry Charles who wrote Ceylon and the Cingalese. There are a plethora of other references too. Yes, it's quite possible that the term "Jambudipa" or similar terms were a...
by Sam Vara
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 51
Views: 1270

Re: Jambudipa

The Jambudipa reference is from the "Book of Proverbs" or a commentary on the Book of Proverbs it would seem. I haven't seen it personally. If you mean this reference linked in your earlier post: https://www.quora.com/Where-was-Buddha-born/answer/Ramal-Ratne-1?ch=10&share=7c4dc4f2&srid=uKWkg then i...
by Sam Vara
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 51
Views: 1270

Re: Jambudipa

The Bible says something along these lines " The merchants who having go to Jambudvip in the Southern sea to fetch great and precious gems feel refreshed after hearing the siblime lore of the Buddha ". With respect, I don't think the Buddha is mentioned anywhere in the Bible. I think it is likely t...
by Sam Vara
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 717
Views: 47119

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Pali > sabbe dhammā anattā Sujato > all things are not-self So plug-in a non-living thing to "things" and see if it make sense isn't it? It would make sense like this. "All house hold items have no soul" <- Something along these lines! A Buddha usually emerges to state the non-obvious. According to...
by Sam Vara
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Greetings, Bhante, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

It is very good to have you here. :anjali:
by Sam Vara
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

Best, I think, to respond to comments one doesn't like by a) courteously challenging them, if you think it is worth it, or b) ignoring them. Maybe other members are gaining something from that thread. Regarding the case that OP mentioned. Option "a" is OK for the sake of those who will be mislead, ...
by Sam Vara
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

I think you should consider closing that thread because the guy defending the monk has not been addressing criticism posed to him but acts as he has never been refuted about anything, which has led to him losing credibility and the thread really looks like he is just attempting to post propaganda a...
by Sam Vara
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 657

Re: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?

justindesilva wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:34 pm
Lord budda had visited Sri lanka a few times which are recorded. Therefore it is evident that lord Budda had crossed the sea.
Could you please say where these visits are recorded, to help people gauge the reliability of the claim?
by Sam Vara
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation for beginners - Anicca
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Meditation for beginners - Anicca

Hi, Many people practice meditation for insight into impermanence by maintaining steady attention on phenomena, and observing how they change and pass away. There are many different methods for doing this, but lots of them are based on the Satipatthana Sutta https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/autho...
by Sam Vara
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings - Krakow, Poland
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

Greetings, Manopubbangama, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 3249

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

Would posters please note that although there might be interesting and useful discussions to be had around the issue of dhamma propagation within specified groups, discussions here should steer clear of politicised claims about whether particular countries or groups are racist. Such questions, impor...
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Peace, from Marietta, GA USA
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Peace, from Marietta, GA USA

Greetings, docwood1997, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 16
Views: 841

Re: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=32021 If that is the case, probably the whole thread should be moved to the other (Greenies) website or even to the Mahayana site. No, I don't think so. It's perfectly possible to answer SarathW's original question without getting polemical or even partis...
by Sam Vara
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 657

Re: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?

The Ganges Valley where the Buddha lived is thousands of miles from the coast. Yet there are suttas where the Buddha talked about the oceans and its creatures. There are also suttas where he spoke of the cosmos. I'm wondering if his knowledge of the former was thru heresay from others or personal s...