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by SarathW
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Enough?
Replies: 24
Views: 392

Re: Enough?

You can't attain Jhana or Nibbana by forces.
When you follow the Noble Eightfold Path it is a natural progression to Jhana and Nibbana.
by SarathW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN35.07 Origin of the world - another way to explain Depndent Origination
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: SN35.07 Origin of the world - another way to explain Depndent Origination

Thanks Mike.
In the Origin of the World sutta Buddha stated DO from Salayatana omitting the previous links.
by SarathW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN35.07 Origin of the world - another way to explain Depndent Origination
Replies: 7
Views: 235

SN35.07 Origin of the world - another way to explain Depndent Origination

Perhaps many of us do not know that there are various versions of Dependent Origination.
Please discuss various DO in this thread.

https://suttacentral.net/sn35.107/en/sujato
by SarathW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Japanese-speaking Theravada monasteries or monks?
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Japanese-speaking Theravada monasteries or monks?

I think, learning to depend on how desperate you are. I was born to no-English speaking parents had little exposure to Pali. I need to learn English and I did not have a teacher. So I started reading billboards and started listening to English / Sinhal news translations and read English / Sinhala tr...
by SarathW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thankfulness
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Thankfulness

Gratitude is an important quality: Bhikkhus, the manifestation of three [persons] is rare in the world. (1) Tathāgata, (2) A person who teaches the Dhamma and discipline proclaimed by the Tathāgata (3) A grateful and thankful person. Concerning vipassana I think the more benefit you get from vipass...
by SarathW
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"
Replies: 24
Views: 564

Re: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"

To sum up, it the purpose of a Buddhist to remove all types of desire, or just some of them? If you only need to remove some of them, why is this not specified? (instead of just saying: “desire is the root of all suffering”) Yes the ultimate object is to eliminate all desire. wholesome or unwholeso...
by SarathW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where (which link) do fetters fitting in Dependent origination?
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: Where (which link) do fetters fitting in Dependent origination?

Perhaps the following may be the answer to my first question. ========== Furthermore, when a mendicant hears a sound … smells an odor … tastes a flavor … feels a touch … Puna caparaṃ, bhikkhave, bhikkhuno jivhāya rasaṃ sāyitvā uppajjanti … pe … knows a thought with the mind, bad, unskillful phenomen...
by SarathW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?

Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time? Hi Sarath, just keep in mind the guidelines of connections to other paths. Perhaps you can find a way to connect this with Theravada? Thanks, SDC The way I understand Anicca is the word for time in Buddhism. What if there is a dimension noth...
by SarathW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Snp 2.1 however heedless be they afterwards?
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Snp 2.1 however heedless be they afterwards?

Who clearly comprehend these Noble Truths well-taught by him of wisdom fathomless, however heedless be they afterwards upon an eighth existence they’ll not seize. Yea, in the Saṅgha is this glorious gem: By virtue of this truth, may blessing be! What this means. Does this mean that the Sotapanna ca...
by SarathW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist
Replies: 72
Views: 1153

Re: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist

No. According to the suttas becoming Buddhist means attaining right view. There are people who call themselves Buddhist their whole lives but still do not have Right View. The Buddha declares those who do not have Right View to be outside of his community (The Sangha). This is not correct. Anyone t...
by SarathW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?

What is the basis to say that past, present, and future an illusion?
Which means there should be something outside the past, present, and future.
by SarathW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?
Replies: 29
Views: 636

Re: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?

What is the difference between Kamavacar and Rupavacara?
by SarathW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?

Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?