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by Ananda26
Thu May 22, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: question abt life
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: question abt life

Ever since ive started studying Buddhism(abt 4 months back) I see greater bad qualities in people (especially in my immediate family).....like I see so much more greed and delusion in them. Like I see them showing so much of vanity, conceit and lying that its almost unbelievable. Sometimes I fee I ...
by Ananda26
Thu May 22, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Arahant a five aggregate?
Replies: 105
Views: 5517

Re: Is Arahant a five aggregate?

Is Arahant a five aggregate? The question is, whether five aggregate is applicable to Arahants body before Parinibbana. :thinking: There is nothing in the 5 aggregates that can find a footing in the Arahant that would lead to a rebirth. While his body persists before Parinibbana, he may seem to be ...
by Ananda26
Tue May 20, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is self view, a self fulfilling prophecy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2403

Re: Is self view, a self fulfilling prophecy?

Is self view, a self fulfilling prophecy? Please forgive me for bringing this hot topic question that never seems to get an answer. But I am asking the question in a different angle. If my present existence is due to my past ignorance (self view – not knowing four noble truths etc) then I can say t...
by Ananda26
Tue May 20, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is cessation of perception and feeling arahatta
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: Is cessation of perception and feeling arahatta

SarathW wrote:Now I wonder why Anagamis and Arhants bother to attain cessation of perception and feeling.
:thinking:
Monk and Nun Anagamis striving for Arahantship and a pleasant abiding for both Anagamis and Arhants.
by Ananda26
Tue May 20, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is cessation of perception and feeling arahatta
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: Is cessation of perception and feeling arahatta

Is cessation of perception and feeling (9th Jhana) same as arahattaphalasamadhi? This question is based on: One is completely free from that prolific perception when one is in the arahattaphalasamadhi, experiencing the cessation of the six sense-spheres. There are many presentations of the 9 succes...
by Ananda26
Tue May 20, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Drug experiences and Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Drug experiences and Buddhism

Abstaining from intoxicating drink and drug causing heedlessness and infatuation is one of the 5 precepts. Abstaing from killing. Abstaing from stealing. Abstaing from sexual misconduct. Abstaining from false speech. Abstaining from intoxicating drink and drug causing heedlessness and infatuation. I...
by Ananda26
Sat May 17, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the right decision to make?
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: What is the right decision to make?

Hi, i have the following problem. I like a girl what I feel is more than friendship. I don't know if I can tell her about it because I have helped her in emotional problemes (I'm a practicioner of vipassana meditation) and maybe I can harm her if she need me only as a "soul mate". Here is a quotati...
by Ananda26
Sat May 17, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Importance of Jhana
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: Importance of Jhana

I read in Bikkhu Bodhi's translation of the Nikayas that Concentration levels of 1st Jhana is sufficient to attain Nibbana through Insight meditation. I have few questions:- a. Can Nibbana be obtained by just Insight Meditation (without attaining even 1st Jhana?). b. Lets say a person obtains Nibba...
by Ananda26
Sat May 17, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: That space is not,but Nibbana is, What this means?
Replies: 11
Views: 2040

Re: That space is not,but Nibbana is, What this means?

With a meditator who meditates on the base space, it is possible that on the dissolution of the body he will be reborn in the base of space and remain there for a very long time, but being still subject to rebirth, after that time, he would be born again. When a monk has attained Nibbana, he is no l...
by Ananda26
Sat May 17, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Right View
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Right View

What is right view? What is it's place on the path? Knowledge about suffering, knowledge about the origin of suffering, knowledge about cessation of suffering, knowledge about the way of practice leading to the cessation of suffering. This is called right view. Right view is the first of the 8 path...
by Ananda26
Sat May 17, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Happy Vesak Day
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: Happy Vesak Day

In Theravada Buddhist countries in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar) it is a government holiday (schools, banks, govt. offices are closed). Is it comparable in importance to the Christmas-New Year holidays in the West, in terms of amount of celebrating and hype? One Vesa...
by Ananda26
Thu May 15, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Difference between emptiness and nonself
Replies: 34
Views: 2170

Re: Difference between emptiness and nonself

If all conditioned existence is Anicca (Impermanent), isnt it obvious that it is also non-self? Seeing that the 5 aggreagates: form, feeling, perception, formations, and consciousness is impermanent is a helpful way of determining they are not self. Whatever is subject to arising is subject to ceas...
by Ananda26
Wed May 14, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are first three fetters fully eliminated by a Sotapanna?
Replies: 66
Views: 6918

Re: Are first three fetters fully eliminated by a Sotapanna?

The way I understand, the three fetters are attenuated by attaining Sotapanna and will be fully eradicated only by realising Nibbana. Am I correct? Three fetters are: 1. belief in a self (sakkāya-diṭṭhi) 2. doubt (vicikicchā) 3. attachment to rites and rituals (sīlabbata-parāmāso)[ 3 fetters are co...
by Ananda26
Wed May 14, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven. Nanananda's Nibbana Sermons.
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

Re: Ven. Nanananda's Nibbana Sermons.

Thanks Ananda. I just finished reading chapter 7 of Mind stilled: I could not quite worked out what is Ven. Nanananda's position in regard to Viññaa anidassana. Can someone shed light on this. P138: http://www.seeingthroughthenet.net/files/eng/books/ms/nibbana_the_mind_stilled_II.pdf Here is a quot...
by Ananda26
Tue May 13, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Difference between emptiness and nonself
Replies: 34
Views: 2170

Re: Difference between emptiness and nonself

Is there any difference between suññatā and anattā, and if there is what is it? I have asked roughly the same question of both Ajahn Brahm and Bhikkhu Bodhi. What I can say is that they both said it was a "big" question and cannot be explained in a brief manner. I thought a great forum like this on...