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by SarathW
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 29
Views: 178

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

If craving/tanha is the house-builder, craving has to cease. Agree. However, to cease craving you have to cease ignorance. So how do you cease ignorance? Watch and don't succumb to tanha. Verse 153: I, who have been seeking the builder of this house (body), failing to attain Enlightenment (Bodhi na...
by SarathW
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 14

Re: Hi

Hi Chandra
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
Perhaps you post your question in the General Theravada discussion forum.
Click Theravada Buddhism Community then chose General Theravada discussion and click New Topic
by SarathW
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why Hadaya Vatthu (seat of the mind) considered Rupa (material form) in Abhidhamma?
Replies: 3
Views: 69

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

What is the possible place of Hadaya Vatthu (seat of the mind) in human? In my opinion, human consciousness arises immediately after conception. With that assumption, when the human has the first cell there is consciousness in that cell. So we can guess, As per Abhidhamma, the consciousness is in th...
by SarathW
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 29
Views: 178

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

If craving/tanha is the house-builder, craving has to cease.
Agree.
However, to cease craving you have to cease ignorance.
by SarathW
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: atthi natthi
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: atthi natthi

Anātman in Sanskrit means that "which is different from atman" or "non-self" which is different to no-self . However , according to Shankara he does not use the term anātman to mean non-soul . The Ātman is formless and partless whose true nature cannot be perceived, while the anātman has form, has ...
by SarathW
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Focusing like an Owl
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: Focusing like an Owl

The common understanding of Samadhi style meditation is that it's single pointedness of mind, ekaggatta. This monk, unless I'm misunderanding, seems to be implying that this is a wrong view. However, even if you take the Sutta he is referencing, it could still be argued that the owl is focusing inc...
by SarathW
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Focusing like an Owl
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: Focusing like an Owl

Moth wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:39 pm

Thank you. This is confusing because it's coming from Mara.
Not all Mara are bad.
Some are good. They are a kind of living in the Deva realm.
by SarathW
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: atthi natthi
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: atthi natthi

atthi and natthi appear to be generic non-Buddhist words found in the suttas for example, the terms atthatta and natthatta appear found only in SN 44.10, spoken by Vaccagotta for example, the terms atthita and natthita appear found only in SN 12.15, which appear to refer to two non-Buddhist doctrin...
by SarathW
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is chanting clearly Silabbata Paramasa ???
Replies: 18
Views: 140

Re: Is chanting clearly Silabbata Paramasa ???

Isn't chanting is a way of memorising and a way to communicated Dhamma?
by SarathW
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 69
Views: 1579

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

It's referred to as "synthetic mRNA", designed to induce cells to produce particular spike proteins that are present on the surface of the covid-19 virus, which then induces the development of antibodies that are effective against covid-19 However, presumably is is synthesised from mRNA from the vi...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?
Replies: 34
Views: 428

Re: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?

If I was a monk and someone asks me whether I am enlightened, I will take that as an opportunity to discuss some Dhamma with him/her. First I will ask him what he understands by enlightenment. Then I explain to him this word is a common word to many regions and it means different to different peopl...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 69
Views: 1579

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

Coronavirus actually doesn't have a DNA, it has an RNA Sorry. I meant RNA. I am sure they modify the virus RNA. It's referred to as "synthetic mRNA", designed to induce cells to produce particular spike proteins that are present on the surface of the covid-19 virus, which then induces the developme...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why Hadaya Vatthu (seat of the mind) considered Rupa (material form) in Abhidhamma?
Replies: 3
Views: 69

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

Why Hadaya Vatthu (seat of the mind) considered Rupa (material form) in Abhidhamma? This is where the Bhave consciousness resides. https://puredhamma.net/tables-and-summaries/rupa-material-form/ So the heart is the seat of the mind in Abhidhamma? Yes. But it is not the heart what we think. For inst...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?
Replies: 34
Views: 428

Re: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?

If I was a monk and someone asks me whether I am enlightened, I will take that as an opportunity to discuss some Dhamma with him/her. First I will ask him what he understands by enlightenment. Then I explain to him this word is a common word to many regions and it means different to different people...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why Hadaya Vatthu (seat of the mind) considered Rupa (material form) in Abhidhamma?
Replies: 3
Views: 69

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

Why Hadaya Vatthu (seat of the mind) considered Rupa (material form) in Abhidhamma?
This is where the Bhave consciousness resides.

https://puredhamma.net/tables-and-summa ... rial-form/