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by Lal
Sun May 16, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Akusala-Mūla Upapatti Paṭicca Samuppāda Akusala-mūla upapatti Paṭicca Samuppāda describes how our present actions dictate the rebirth process among the 31 realms. Six Root Causes That Determine Future Births 1. One is born in this world due to the six root causes . - One is born in the  apāyā  or  ...
by Lal
Wed May 12, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1348
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The above post can u give example for one observing present moment awareness of whats happening? Will there be rebirth? Hi, Your question is not clear. I am not sure what you are asking. The following answer is based on my guessing what the question is. Being mindful means being aware of one's acti...
by Lal
Tue May 11, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1348
Views: 391544

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Idappaccayātā Paṭicca Samuppāda Akusala-mūla upapatti Paṭicca Samuppāda (that describes future rebirths) is the only version of Paṭicca samuppāda (PS) described in even the current Theravada texts, even though the other versions are in the Tipiṭaka . Idappaccayātā Paṭicca Samuppāda is a critically ...
by Lal
Mon May 10, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1348
Views: 391544

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The following is a recent youtube video “Time to Take the ‘Big Bang’ out of the Big Bang Theory? (May 5, 2021)” by a scientist, Paul Steinhardt, who claims that the Big Bang Theory about the origin of the universe is not correct: https://youtu.be/S7-HNi2ne44 He has co-authored a book on this subject...
by Lal
Sat May 08, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Views: 391544

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Generating Kammic Energy in the “ Upādāna Paccayā Bhava ” Step Bhava is the energy that powers mindsets, existences, and rebirths. That energy is produced in the “ upādāna paccayā bhava ” step in Paṭicca Samuppāda (PS). That is also where we cultivate “bad gati ” to attach to various sensory inputs...
by Lal
Sun May 02, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Key Steps of Kammic Energy Accumulation Here we discuss the key steps in kamma accumulation. Paṭicca Samuppāda (PS) explains how we create our own future with our actions ( kamma generated via saṅkhāra .) However, that kamma accumulation process starts not at the beginning of PS, but in the middle ...
by Lal
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Here is a post that further explains the difference between the two types of vedana discussed in the previous post. Vēdanā (Feelings) Arise in Two Ways Introduction 1. The word vedanā comes from (“ vé ” + “ danā ”) which means “වීම දැනවීම” in Sinhala. Which means to “become aware.” When an ārammana ...
by Lal
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Dukkha Samudaya Starts With Samphassa-Jā-Vedanā Dukkha samudaya means "origin of suffering."  Kammic energies for future suffering accumulate via Paṭicca Samuppāda (PS). We start acting with avijjā and initiate PS when sensory inputs trigger temptations and generate " samphassa-jā-vedanā " or "mind...
by Lal
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Following is the post that I promised: Sutta Interpretation – Uddēsa, Niddēsa, Paṭiniddēsa Dhamma Concepts Explained at 3 Levels 1. Explanation of dhamma concepts in the Tipiṭaka comes under three categories: “ uddēsa, niddēsa, paṭiniddēsa .” A fundamental concept is first stated (“ uddēsa ” or “utt...
by Lal
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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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
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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: 1348
Views: 391544

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: 1348
Views: 391544

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: 1348
Views: 391544

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: 1348
Views: 391544

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?