Dharma Talks or Videos

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Post by SarathW » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:41 am

Power of meditation BBC documentary.

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:02 am

Alcohol can destroy you and your family.
Stop!
But still, there is a light end of the tunnel.

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:09 am

Most entertaining current Dhamma debate in Sri Lanka in Sinhala language.
Ven Kiribathgoda Nanananda (Mahmeunawa) VS Ven Sri Samanthabadra
This is the most worrying revelation of the practice of Mahameunawa temple and the teaching of Ven Kiribatgoda Nananada.


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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 pm

Some matters raised in the above video.

Ven. Samanthabadra is challenging Ven Nananada to come to an open debate with him.
Instead Ven. Nananada resort to his media to answer Ven Samatabadra’s questions.
When Ven S post his videos in Ven N’s face book Ven. N took action to remove them.
Samanthabadra has raised 100’s of questions it is impossible to list them here.
The basic criticisms are.

Ven Nananada interpret Buddhism in line with his former religion Christianity
Ven N encouraging his followers to keep their goal as heavenly realms
Ven N encouraging his followers to adhere to rites and rituals
Ven N introducing Sri Lankan folk devil rituals to temples
Ven N has translated the Tipitaka inappropriately.
Ven N is operating a Dhamma business and exploiting old women (money)
Ven N restricts his followers from Dhamma investigation. (other traditions and views)
Ven N reject the Abhidhamma Pitaka
In 2008 Ven. N said that the year 2012 is the end of the world. These statements are more in line with Abrahamic religions.
Ven N has distorted the traditional Buddhist symbols such as Buddha’s statue.
According to Ven N, it is not possible to attain Ariya state in this day and age. This is misrepresenting the Buddha’s teaching
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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