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by Lal
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Introduction - What is Suffering? " Dukkha Sacca " Means "The Truth About Suffering" 1. " Dukkha sacca " (the latter pronounced "sachcha") refers not only to suffering hidden in the rebirth process but also to the elimination of it. - Buddha never denied that there are "pleasures to be had" in this...
by Lal
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1355
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I promised to post, "How the Buddha Described the Chance of Rebirth in the Human Realm.” That was an old post at puredhamma.net and I have re-written it with a new title. Rebirth – Connection to Suffering in the First Noble Truth Rebirth in the lowest four realms is responsible for the “long-term su...
by Lal
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1355
Views: 399288

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Six Root Causes – Loka Samudaya (Arising of Suffering) and Loka Nirodhaya ( Nibbāna ) Lōka Samudaya is not about the “creation of a whole new world.” When someone dies and is reborn, that is the “arising of a new world.” The stopping the rebirth process is lōka nirōdhaya , same as Nibbāna . Meaning...
by Lal
Sun May 30, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1355
Views: 399288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Bhava paccayā Jāti….Jarā , Marana,… An existence ( bhava ) can result in this life ( kamma bhava ) or in future lives ( upapatti bhava ). Both types lead to more suffering in the end. Repetition of kamma bhava (i.e., engaging in similar activities) adds to kammic energies ( kamma bija ) that can fu...
by Lal
Wed May 26, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1355
Views: 399288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Phassa paccayā Vēdanā….to Bhava It is critical to understand that “ phassa paccayā vedanā ” in akusala-mula Paṭicca Samuppāda processes is really “ samphassa paccayā samphassa-jā-vedanā .” Difference Between Phassa and Samphassa 1. In a previous post, we discussed the difference between “ phassa ” ...
by Lal
Sun May 23, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1355
Views: 399288

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Nāmarūpa Paccayā Salāyatana “ Nāmarūpa Paccayā Salāyatana ” step involves different types of nāmarupa and salāyatana depending on whether it is an idapaccayātā or a upapatti Paṭicca Samuppāda . Āyatana and Indriya 1. First, let us discuss the difference between a āyatana and an indriya. - We have s...
by Lal
Thu May 20, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
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Viññāna Paccayā Nāmarūpa Introduction 1. Nāmarūpa can have different but related meanings in different contexts. Nāmarūpa in the standard upapatti Paṭicca Samuppāda is different from the “ nāmarūpa ” involved in idappaccayā Paṭicca Samuppāda which takes place moment-to-moment. - Basically, idappacc...
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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Views: 399288

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: 1355
Views: 399288

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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: 1355
Views: 399288

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: 1355
Views: 399288

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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
Replies: 1355
Views: 399288

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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
Replies: 1355
Views: 399288

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

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
Replies: 1355
Views: 399288

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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
Replies: 1355
Views: 399288

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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...