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by whynotme
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 781
Views: 55404

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

For those of you who are trying to figure out the truth, let us try to settle this issue about antarabhava and gandhabba once and for all, so that there would not be any doubts left. The only way to do that is two fold: (1) Try to find anything in the Tipitaka that would contradict my explanation, ...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is special about ordination?
Replies: 32
Views: 2510

Re: What is special about ordination?

Let's have a mental exercise: 1) A person who his whole life was serious about what he was doing and never wasting time. Anything that he puts his mind to, he does it with seriousness and thus is successful. When he was teenager he attains good grades and finishes university quickly. He starts a bu...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is special about ordination?
Replies: 32
Views: 2510

Re: What is special about ordination?

One of the big things I realised was that a monk's aims in life are completely different from lay people. That's a really huge significance of ordaining. There's a chant that monks do which says " I am no longer living according to worldly aims and values." So for me a big difference between being ...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 781
Views: 55404

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

1/ The deva can see through wall and house, and physical objects like that. Human body is not only physical object but contains gandhabbha which can block spiritual vision. Person on spiritual Path can be bright because his mind is bright so his "aura" can be bright as it's affected by the content ...
by whynotme
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 781
Views: 55404

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Whynotme said: “2. If that is the case then the human body must be more than just physical body, which you can not explain.” You are trying to focus on just one point. I do not have time to go into any more details. It is not worthwhile to spend all this time talking about something which neither y...
by whynotme
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Self and Control
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Re: The Self and Control

If so, first may I ask, do you have a goeloe? Yes, but I don't talk about it. :tongue: But seriously, I think this is partly related to a lack of clarity about what anatta is negating in the suttas. Mostly it seems to be about the sense of "me" ( mana ) being an illusion, rather than a negation of ...
by whynotme
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 480
Views: 42414

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

So the end result is quite clear. Only for u to accept it or not. The result is clear when on the basis of all those arguments you make a short and concrete statement. Okay, In the material world there is no boundary to anything. An atom can be destroyed into energy and reconstructed into new atom ...
by whynotme
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 781
Views: 55404

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Thank Lai, So I am happy that we can end a point in argument with agreement, unlike many discussions on this forum, where none of the single point is agreed. It seems you ignore another point that bring up earlier. In the Maha-parinibbana Sutta, it is said that the deities were not satisfied because...
by whynotme
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 781
Views: 55404

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi whynotme! I have never said that an Arahant does not have consciousness. This is an important issue (viññāna) that I have written a lot on this thread. There is a summery of a partial list of what I have written about on Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:14 am on p. 41. From that summary, I have written about ...
by whynotme
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say that we can be reborn in a science lab?
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Did Buddha say that we can be reborn in a science lab?

I thinkn the scientist will never create life as a new sentient being. If that is the case then there is a new lifestream. If a lifestream can be created, it will stopped one day. And by that, a lifestream can enter nivarna, or cease to exist without destroying ignorance. Whatever the scientist crea...
by whynotme
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 480
Views: 42414

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

So, the nirvana is just the ending of the visible thing in the stream, it is not the ending of the stream, i.e. the soul/ self. "Stream" is not soul or self. And no again, "stream" ends when final nibbana happens. As for these 4 statements about "Tathagata" - they are not wrong, but invalid , becau...
by whynotme
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 480
Views: 42414

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

So, the nirvana is just the ending of the visible thing in the stream, it is not the ending of the stream, i.e. the soul/ self. "Stream" is not soul or self. And no again, "stream" ends when final nibbana happens. As for these 4 statements about "Tathagata" - they are not wrong, but invalid , becau...
by whynotme
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?
Replies: 35
Views: 756

Re: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?

If you can get access to it, I suggest reading Sue Hamilton's Identity and Experience . It is very a well researched explanation of the khandas, nama-rupa, and salayatana. I don't care much. A well researched does not meant true. If you have your point, post it here. Actually most of the well resea...
by whynotme
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?
Replies: 35
Views: 756

Re: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?

Everything is sankara. Whenever something is created, or formed, that is sankara. So because bhava exist, sankara create the conscious for the new life. If bhava does not exist, the the conscious of the new life will not be created. But this must happen after death. E.g. for normal people, when he d...
by whynotme
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?
Replies: 35
Views: 756

Re: Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana?

Understanding Vinnana and Namarupa is the key to Nibbana? After much contemplation, I came up with the above idea. It is important to understand what exactly the meaning of Vinnana and Namarup in Dependent Origination. Vinnana has many meanings. The way I understand the Vinnana in DO means the rebi...