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by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A hello and a request
Replies: 17
Views: 2768

Re: A hello and a request

Hello Dazzle,

Nice to see you here. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma
Replies: 62
Views: 15824

Re: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma

Hi Karma Dondrup, Why is the delay between kamma and vipaka different for different kammas? A kamma's ripening may be hastened or delayed by its weightiness or lightness; the presence or absence of the necessary conjunction of outer circumstances needed for it to ripen; the presence or absence of su...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma
Replies: 62
Views: 15824

Re: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma

Hi Chris, This is very interesting as many meditation teachers (e.g. Goenka-ji) state this very thing - that the chain of Dependent Arising can be broken between 'sensation' and 'craving & aversion. But is he talking about the non-arising of craving from feeling in one who has abandoned the anusaya ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: anthing goes...almost
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: anthing goes...almost

Hi Shoey, was just chatting to your lovely mum the other day Ven Dhammanando,she still hopes that one day you'll get a proper job. :lol: I'm surprised to hear that. I thought she'd long since given up hope on that score. :smile: (wouldnt it be interesting if i did actually know your mum,and not know...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all : )
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Hi all : )

Hello Livindesert,

Thanks for joining us. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hiya
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Hiya

Hi Groucho,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: book or sutta club??
Replies: 36
Views: 3946

Re: book or sutta club??

Hi Manapa,

I should add that chapter 12 of Ñāṇamoli's book — the one giving a summary of the Buddha's teaching — is available:

http://www.buddhanet.net/cmdsg/bt-1.htm

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: book or sutta club??
Replies: 36
Views: 3946

Re: book or sutta club??

Hi Manapa, Maybe you know of a couple of very good sites which translates selected words thoroughly so if you are unavailable these can be looked at? There is the PTS Dictionary, but I don't know the link. I'm sure someone here will know it. Other than that I'm not very familiar with what's availabl...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma
Replies: 62
Views: 15824

Re: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma

Hi Jechbi, This is so wonderful, Bhante. Some of it is so clear and so obvious, yet so hard to remember right in that very moment when suddenly one is lost in the midst of akusala kamma, which clearly does not have to follow on the heels of akusala citta but all too often does. Or am I misunderstand...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: anthing goes...almost
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: anthing goes...almost

genkaku wrote:Dhammanando! Bite your tongue! Are you sure he's house-broken? :)
I have no idea, but in any case Shoey lives in the same city as my mother, so I can always send her round to his place if he needs instruction in the correct use of a potty. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma
Replies: 62
Views: 15824

Re: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma

Hi Peter, I have a tendency to think "That person spoke unkindly to me. Maybe if I get angry at them I can prevent hearing unkind words in the future." On a good day I might think "Maybe instead of getting angry I could calmly explain to them what they did and why it shouldn't be done." But now it s...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dependent Origination
Replies: 140
Views: 16773

Re: Dependent Origination

Hi Element, Hi Element, There are no volitional or karma formations [in the Suttas], Element said these dhammas do not appear in the formula of dependent origination. :reading: Your sentence – ["There are no volitional or karma formations, no relinking consciousness & no rebirth in dependent origina...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dependent Origination
Replies: 140
Views: 16773

Re: Dependent Origination

Hi Element, There are no volitional or karma formations [in the Suttas], Bhava Sutta "It is said, lord, 'becoming, becoming.' In what way, lord, is there becoming?" "If, Ānanda, there were no kamma ripening in the sense realm, would sense-sphere becoming be discerned?" "No, lord." "Thus, Ānanda, kam...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A Manual of the Excellent Man (bodhisatta path)
Replies: 64
Views: 13323

Re: A Manual of the Excellent Man

Hi Will, Somewhere I picked up the notion that all four stages from stream-entrants up were Arahants. But no - only the 5th stage is an Arahant? I think referring to stream-enterers as "first stage arahants", once-returners as "second stage arahants" etc. may be a Chinese usage. On another forum I r...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A Manual of the Excellent Man (bodhisatta path)
Replies: 64
Views: 13323

Re: A Manual of the Excellent Man

Hi Retro, 1. Stream-entrant > 2. Once-returner > 3. Non-returner > 4. Arahant (incl. Buddha) The Fourfold Noble ariyan Sangha... Eightfold if split by gender. It's eightfold when split by path-attainers and fruition-attainers. Gender doesn't come into it; though if it did then it would be twenty-fou...