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by Lal
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1338
Views: 383449

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Loka Sutta - Origin and Cessation of the World In the Loka Sutta , the Buddha explained the arising and cessation of the "world of an individual." It does not directly refer to arising and cessation of the vast physical world. Introduction 1. The " Sabba Sutta (SN 35.23)" explains everything belong...
by Lal
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1338
Views: 383449

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

The following is a re-written post. Difference between Phassa and Samphassa Phassa and Samphassa - Incorrect Translations 1. No differentiation is made between " phassa " and " samphassa " in most current English translations of Paṭicca samuppāda . Both words translated as "contact" in English trans...
by Lal
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1338
Views: 383449

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I just realized that I need to add a bot more to the above post to make it complete (too late to edit it) The Buddha is NOT an atheist in the sense of some atheists, who believe that this life is the only life that each of us has, i.e., there is no rebirth process. - That is because such a hypothesi...
by Lal
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1338
Views: 383449

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Yes. The Buddha was an atheist if you define an atheist as a person who does not believe in a Creator. It is apparent that you do believe in a Creator. There are two possibilities as I see it. 1. Do you believe that nothing can happen without a cause/causes? - If so, I cannot continue this discussio...
by Lal
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1338
Views: 383449

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I understand your frustration. It is initially a bit difficult for people from other religious backgrounds to "get a foothold." That is because Buddha Dhamma is not really a religion. There is no savior. One needs to understand the teachings of the Buddha and try to understand how nature really work...
by Lal
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1338
Views: 383449

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

No. But in general Buddhist explanations lack coherence.
That is a very general statement. Can you explain why you say that?
by Lal
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1338
Views: 383449

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Instead of arguing that the translators are wrong for not interpretting the text, interpreters should provide a coherent interpretation that is able to be digested easily.
Am I not providing a coherent interpretation? Is that what you are saying?
by Lal
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 762

Re: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!

Frankly, many of us know these terms and their meaning.
Great. If so, there is nothing for me to explain.
by Lal
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 762

Re: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!

If you are interested in learning these concepts you should read the posts AND the posts that are referred to.
by Lal
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 762

Re: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!

"Difference between Phassa and Samphassa" explained on Nov 08, 2018: https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=26749&start=645 P.S. "Vipāka Vēdanā and “Samphassa jā Vēdanā” in a Sensory Event" posted on Sep 30, 2019: https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=26749&start=1095 DooDoot wr...
by Lal
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 762

Re: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!

Greetings Lal. The above sounds strange to me, Well. Read my post again and try to understand. Does an Arahant have vedana and phassa ? - He has both. But he/she would not have "samphassa" or samphassa-ja-vedana". That is the easiest way to understand. I have written about this issue at this forum....
by Lal
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 762

Re: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!

I don't use the term with derision. I use it merely to distinguish your and your teacher's interpretation of Theravada Buddhism from other schools of interpretation. If you'd care to suggest some other name I shall be happy to comply with your wishes. Only don't expect me to call it Buddha Dhamma, ...
by Lal
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 762

Re: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!

In the three-life interpretation, the consciousness that ceases is the rebirth-linking consciousness that would have heralded a future birth but which now, owing to the cessation of ignorance, will not do so. With no rebirth-linking consciousness there will be no new birth. With no new birth there ...
by Lal
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 762

Re: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!

In short, Sutta Central offers two translations that are informed by the Mahāvihāra commentarial interpretation, a dozen or so that are compatible with just about any interpretation, but none at all that comport with or are supportive of the Waharakaist eccentricity. In your anti-Sutta Central crus...
by Lal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 762

Re: Puredhamma.net Warning !!!

This has NOTHING to do with a particular interpretation of Paticca Samuppada (Dependent Arising). My point is that “ saṅkhāra nirodhā viññāṇa nirodho ” SHOULD NOT be literally translated as “When choices cease, consciousness ceases ." It is quite clear from discussions at Dhamma Wheel that most peop...