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by Dhammavamsa
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.
Replies: 31
Views: 347

Re: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.

I think some Sri Lankan monks also reject commentaries such as Visuddhimagga. I think Visuddhimagga is not part of the Tipitaka. So I have no problem people reject it even though I believe it is authentic. Fair enough. Imo, since Ven Buddhaghosa wrote Visuddhimagga based on the teachings of Pali Ti...
by Dhammavamsa
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.
Replies: 31
Views: 347

Re: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.

Probably he doesn't know about Kaṭukurunde Ñāṇananda I think some Sri Lankan monks also reject commentaries such as Visuddhimagga. I had once heard a Sri Lankan monk in our nearby Buddhist temple many years ago, he said he rejected Visuddhimagga because Ven Buddhaghosa burnt the Sinhala commentary ...
by Dhammavamsa
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is your strategy for attaining Sotapattimagga & phala?
Replies: 30
Views: 444

Re: What is your strategy for attaining Sotapattimagga & phala?

Chanda is necessary for the practice of Jhanas and thus towards Enlightenment as stated in Saccavibhanga Sutta delivered by Arahant Sariputta Mahathera. No. The Saccavibhanga Sutta does not say chanda is necessary for the practice of Jhanas and thus towards Enlightenment. The Saccavibhanga Sutta sa...
by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.
Replies: 31
Views: 347

Re: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.

Just sharing a link, hope it shed some light on this matter.

by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is your strategy for attaining Sotapattimagga & phala?
Replies: 30
Views: 444

Re: What is your strategy for attaining Sotapattimagga & phala?

Chanda is necessary for the practice of Jhanas and thus towards Enlightenment as stated in Saccavibhanga Sutta delivered by Arahant Sariputta Mahathera.

Additionally, just sharing this link:
by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.
Replies: 31
Views: 347

Re: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.

I voted 8, 9, and 10. ... Me too. I would only vote these three even if I could select more than three options. For 9, at least a part of Abhidhamma, imo. For 8 ... I'm not satisfied with the sentence. It is not merely an important part of Theravada. It is a fundamental & indispensable part of Ther...
by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.
Replies: 31
Views: 347

Re: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.

I voted 8, 9, and 10.
Though I know the fact that only Sutta and Vinaya were compiled systematically and orally by the Arahants at that time. Imo, The Arahants know the Abhidhamma but it was not put into oral text systematically.
by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins)
Replies: 57
Views: 11041

Re: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins

DooDoot wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:50 am
Dhammavamsa wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:12 am But still, Arahants in those times approved of it.
Unsubstantiated
I bet those Arahants better than you.

Or you will have greed and ego high enough to think that you are better than Arahant Moggaliputta Tissa Thera.

Your choice.
by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 67
Views: 3411

Re: how to deal with demons

. To me, it is schizophrenia and I saw them in Hospital, really unfortunate and disturbing. so those suttas that describe the Buddha, Anuruddha,etc, hearing devas conversing when developing psychic powers or those suttas where Mara is intruding are really about schizophrenia? Oh, so now you talking...
by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 67
Views: 3411

Re: how to deal with demons

Are you sure those people normal in term of mental health? the voice I hear is only imaginary talking to myself Oh I see. Freak me out. I thought everyone here literally got a different voice in their head. To me, it is schizophrenia and I saw them in Hospital, really unfortunate and disturbing.
by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 67
Views: 3411

Re: how to deal with demons

Every day is a struggle from morning to night to battle with these entities. Every moment is captured as a defeat or a victory. everyone has a voice in their head well I cannot speak for everyone but I would think so Wow, how you guys or everyone got a voice in your head? I don't experience it at a...
by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins)
Replies: 57
Views: 11041

Re: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins

Who recited the Abhidhamma at the first council? Nobody... they must have forgot. In the Atthasalini by Buddhaghosa it says Unto the spirits taught., he afterwards, The Leader, told it all in form concise^ To Sariputta Elder, when he waited on The Sage at Anotatta lake.^ And what The Elder heard, h...
by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins)
Replies: 57
Views: 11041

Re: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins

Learning the Buddhism history gave me a clearer picture on how it evolves through time. First Council: Only Arahants present (Suttas & Vinaya were recited by Arahant Ananda and Arahant Upali respectively) -> Second Council: Only Arahants present (Suttas, Vinaya, some books on Abhidhamma), accompanie...
by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from AZ, USA
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Hello from AZ, USA

Hello there. Wish you smooth practice. :buddha1:
by Dhammavamsa
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Help with Pali Chanting Book
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Help with Pali Chanting Book

Maybe can refer this for text. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.nisalaarana.lk/The%2520Great%2520Book%2520of%2520Protection.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjaitSFjpbxAhV3yTgGHXITC3UQFjABegQIBBAC&usg=AOvVaw1Aj2XGqskKBq9JeYUOWvoB Or this https://buddhistmahavihara.org/product/the-great-b...