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by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the ways to obtain right view ?
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: What are the ways to obtain right view ?

"'One of right view, one of right view' is said, friends. In what way is a noble disciple one of right view, whose view is straight, who has perfect confidence in the Dhamma, and has arrived at this true Dhamma?"
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .ntbb.html
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What if all the beings in this world die at once?
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: What if all the beings in this world die at once?

Matter cant be destroyed just changing into another mode . Consciousness per the Buddha teachings are not something permanent . Nibbana appear to be unchanging irrespect of whether all phenomena get annihilated or not . How consciousness arise? Is that a product of matter just like fire? The questi...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What if all the beings in this world die at once?
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: What if all the beings in this world die at once?

What if all the beings in this world die at once? The question is what is left if the whole world is destroyed? Do we still have the Rupa (earth, air, etc) left? Do some sort of consciousness left? What if all the beings attain Nibbana? Will there be any more consciousness left? According to the su...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What if all the beings in this world die at once?
Replies: 5
Views: 27

What if all the beings in this world die at once?

What if all the beings in this world die at once?
The question is what is left if the whole world is destroyed?
Do we still have the Rupa (earth, air, etc) left?
Do some sort of consciousness left?
What if all the beings attain Nibbana? Will there be any more consciousness left?
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?

I wonder these sort of turning your blind eye to problems cause issues such as in the Catholic church.
If a monk see one of his fellow monk has an affair with a lay woman or involve with child abuse, you just pretend that you never seen it?
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kathāvatthu: An exploration of the text and its meaning
Replies: 58
Views: 723

Re: Kathāvatthu: An exploration of the text and its meaning

Sorry I even can't understand the problem.
Can you explain this in lay terms please?
Are they saying that anything fixed is unconditioned?
For instance Akasa (space) is fixed but it is not Nibbana.
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?

Does this rule apple to lay people? That's specifically for monks and nuns. For laypeople I like to give Dhammapada 50: Dhammapada Verse 50 Paveyya ajivaka Vatthu Na paresam vilomani na paresam katakatam attanova avekkheyya katani akatani ca. One should not consider the faults of others, nor their ...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?

Thank you James. However does this stops questions such as: 1) Are monks allowed to keep pets and give a source of my question? 2) Are monks allowed to discuss their attainments etc and provide the source of the question? :thanks: Does this rule apple to lay people? Am I allowed to say that I have s...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Do these six points have direct quotes in the abhidhamma?
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Do these six points have direct quotes in the abhidhamma?

momentariness
:goodpost:
Good OP question and waiting to see the answers.
By the way, is this momentariness mentioned is referring to 17 thought moments?
by SarathW
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why Hadaya Vatthu (seat of the mind) considered Rupa (material form) in Abhidhamma?
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: Why Hadaya Vatthu (seat of the mind) considered Rupa (material form) in Abhidhamma?

In Arupaloka there is only the Nama.
There is no Rupa.
Then what is the heart in Arupa Loka beings?
What is the seat of consciousness?
by SarathW
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chaturogha - Oghatarana sutta
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: Chaturogha sutta

"When I pushed forward, I was whirled about. When I stayed in place, I sank. And so I crossed over the flood without pushing forward, without staying in place." https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn01/sn01.001.than.html To me, this means not over-exerting or slacking. In other words not by...
by SarathW
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Self introduction and hello!
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Self introduction and hello!

Goodbye!
I hope you find your path soon.
:anjali:
by SarathW
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Arahants free from attachment to the pleasure of jhana?
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Are Arahants free from attachment to the pleasure of jhana?

Are Arahants free from attachment to the pleasure of jhana? Yes, they are free from "ruparaga" and "aruparaga". My understanding is Buddha allowed monks to enjoy the pleasure of Jhana. Arahants don't let this pleasant feeling invade the mind: I entered & remained in the first jhana: rapture & pleas...
by SarathW
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma is simple (if we want it to be)
Replies: 34
Views: 404

Re: The Dhamma is simple (if we want it to be)

To me, Buddha's dhamma is not simple. If that is the case you will find Arahants in every corner of the street. See the post on Sri Lankan lay Arahant who still enjoy the worldly pleasures but observe the five precepts. (which indirectly means he enjoys sexual intercourse with his wife) This person ...