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by Lal
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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State of Mind in the Absence of Citta Vithi ( Bhavaṅga ) and 17 Cittā in a Citta Vithi 1. We have what we can call “ an active mind ” in the following two cases: - When we are experiencing sense inputs (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching), especially when those are of sufficient inter...
by Lal
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Arising of the Five Aggregates With an Ārammaṇa Arising of the Five Aggregates ( pañcakkhandha ) happens with the creation of a “mental image” of a thought-object (“ ārammaṇa .”) For example, when we see an object, the mind re-creates its own version of that object. When we taste the food, the mind...
by Lal
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Phassa (Contact) – Contact With Pasāda Rupa Phassa (Contact) comes in the middle of the Paṭicca Samuppāda (PS) process. However, PS processes start with “ salāyatana paccayā phasso ” or “an āyatana making contact.” That contact is between a rupa and one of the six āyatana ( cakkhu, sota, gandha, ji...
by Lal
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Does any Object (Rupa ) Last only 17 Thought Moments? Introduction 1. I have seen the following statement by many when discussing Abhidhamma : “Anything in this world lasts only a brief moment. Then it is re-formed, and the process continues ceaselessly.” - Here is a direct quote from a couple of s...
by Lal
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Today, I will start a series of posts on " Understanding the Terms in Paṭicca Samuppāda ." This will be a continuation of the series on ""Buddha Dhamma – A Scientific Approach" started on Aug 02, 2020: https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&p=576819#p576819 Citta Vithi – Fundamental Sensory...
by Lal
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Interpretation of the Tipiṭaka – Gandhabba Example Interpretation of the Tipiṭaka 1. The following issues are both important and relevant. (I) I need to make sure that I do not distort the teachings of the Buddha. That means I need to provide relevant CRITICAL passages in the Tipiṭaka when I discus...
by Lal
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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The Origin of Matter – Suddhāṭṭhaka Introduction 1. Suddhāṭṭhaka is not even mentioned in even many Thēravada Texts. It is discussed in “Bhikkhu_Bodhi-Comprehensive_Manual_of_Abhidhamma,” by Bhikkhu Bodhi (2000); see pp. 246, 253-254. https://www.saraniya.com/books/meditation/Bhikkhu_Bodhi-Comprehe...
by Lal
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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How Do We See? – Role of the Gandhabba The question “ How do we see? ” remains unanswered by science. The short post by the National Eye Institute, “How the Eyes Work”( https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/healthy-vision/how-eyes-work#:~:text=When%20light%20hits%20the%20retina,into%20the%...
by Lal
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Lal, you might be going against big tradition with big names It seems that you have no idea what you writing about. Was the issue of gandhabba discussed and rejected at the Third Buddhist Council? That is the issue relevant to the above post. I am sure those "big names" can respond directly to any ...
by Lal
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Antarābhava Discussion in Kathāvatthu – Not Relevant to Gandhabba Antarābhava Was Discussed at the Third Buddhist Council 1. The concept of an antarābhava was discussed and rejected at the Third Buddhist Council. It is documented in the Kathāvatthu section of the Abhidhamma Pitaka . - Many current ...
by Lal
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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I have expanded my previous two replies on bhava and jāti in the post below. It provides a bridge to the next post on the antarābhava . Antarābhava – No Connection to Gandhabba Antarābhava – Need to Understand the Terminology 1. Antarābhava is not a concept in Buddha Dhamma. Antarābhava (“ antara ” ...
by Lal
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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jāti vs bhava. What is the difference? I have been trying to explain this in many posts. However, I realize that it is a bit hard to comprehend for many people. Let me try a different approach. In the following video, Jeffrey Gordon and General John Gordon have the same gandhabba . https://youtu.be...
by Lal
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1304
Views: 358567

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Hello 2600htz, From this interpretation, the statement found in suttas "a sotappana will be reborn at most only seven times before attaining nibbana", do you take it as 7 jati or 7 bhavas? There is a verse in the Ratana Sutta (Snp 2.1) ( https://suttacentral.net/snp2.1/pli/ms ) that clearly states i...
by Lal
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1304
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I mentioned the following post in the previous post. Since it is a topic of wide interest, I thought of posting it here. Antarābhava and Gandhabba What Is Antarābhava ? 1. There are many misinterpretations about the term “ antarābhava .” Just two to three hundred years after the Parinibbana of the B...
by Lal
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1304
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Abhidhamma Piṭaka – Deeper Analyses of Concepts Abhidhamma Piṭaka Goes Into Fine Details 1. The Abhidhamma Piṭaka plays a critical role in the Tipiṭaka . Abhidhamma encompasses the deeper and detailed accounts of the material in the Sutta Piṭaka . We can consider the following analogy to get an ide...