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by SarathW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sati n samma sati
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: sati n samma sati

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/mendis/wheel322.html 1. Citta, mind or consciousness, defined as that which knows or experiences an object. Citta occurs as distinct momentary states of consciousness. 2. Cetasikas, the mental factors that arise and occur along with the cittas . Normally ...
by SarathW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma
Replies: 14
Views: 6110

Re: Abhidhamma makes things really easy regarding interpretations of Dhamma

Agree. The knowledge of Abhidhamma is a great asset to a Dhamma teacher. It even helps any person who likes to analyse the Dhamma in detail. The drawback of Abhidhamma is you can confuse the teaching which has to be realised with experience mixed with intellectual realisation. A person who relies o...
by SarathW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sati n samma sati
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: sati n samma sati

I am not a Pali expert by my understanding is that Sati is a Cetasika which is in every consciousness. Samma Sati is the Ariya Magga. In Pali where it says Sati it denotes Samma Sati. Mindfulness (sati): this is alertness, which makes us aware of what is happening to us, from moment to moment, throu...
by SarathW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 36
Views: 279

Re: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?

Bundokji wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:11 am I would say that the operation of dependent origination presents four possibilities:

1- Individual.
2- Collective
3- Both
4- Neither.
I suppose when the world is conditioned. 1-3 applied
When the unconditioned (Nibbana) 4th applied.
by SarathW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 36
Views: 279

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Greetings Sarath, There is a DO formula that moves from Jaramarana to suffering and faith etc. DO is not linear definitely. Again, this is not what is being argued. It sounds like you're trying to make excuses for the Suttas that they don't teach paticcasamuppada in a circular manner. The Suttas do...
by SarathW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 36
Views: 279

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Greetings, I am sure you already know that there are many kinds of Dependent Origination formula and they all do not start from Ignorance. I didn't say they did, but then, I'm not the one claiming they are circular. When you look at them it is possible DO could be circular. Again, if that's true, t...
by SarathW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 36
Views: 279

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Greetings, Upon rebirth the cycle of dependent origination continues. Once again you're calling paticcasamuppada circular, this time referring to it as a "cycle". As above , please quote Sutta to demonstrate this circular or cyclical nature, lest you be peddling misinformed Wrong View. Metta, Paul....
by SarathW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 36
Views: 279

Re: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?

asahi wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:44 am
SarathW wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:42 am Now you got to the point which I wanted to discuss.
Then What about the Kamma?
Is it individual, collective or individual and collective?
Unfortunately , i dont understand you refers kamma as what hence not able to comment .
Is there much difference in Kamma and Dependent Origination?
by SarathW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 36
Views: 279

Re: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?

Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual, collective or individual and collective? The question arises from wrong view . An individual (viewed as a unit by itself or apart) does not exists . No individual therefore no collective individuals or both . a noble disciple has clearly seen wi...
by SarathW
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 36
Views: 279

Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?

Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual, collective or individual and collective?
by SarathW
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do we have unique fingerprints?
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Why do we have unique fingerprints?

Actually, now I think even we as individuals also unique.
by SarathW
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How possible is it to train like this ?
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: How possible is it to train like this ?

I think this teaching is for monks not for laypeople even though laypeople who are Sotapanna and above may practice like this.
Lay people protect the Sangha from the Adhammic invaders.
I don't think they will follow this rule.
See what happened in Tibet.
by SarathW
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do we have unique fingerprints?
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Why do we have unique fingerprints?

Why do we have unique fingerprints?
Is this evidence to support Kamma Vipaka?
by SarathW
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say "let forget the words, let the meaning have remained"?
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Did Buddha say "let forget the words, let the meaning have remained"?

The relevant Suttas are MN 103 and DN 29, but neither support your quotation. In the former it's taught that the meaning is more important than the phrasing, but in the latter it's taught that accurate phrasing is important nonetheless. Thank you, Bhante. I think this post itself is an example of t...