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by SarathW
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why should we seek Nibbana/Nirwana/Enlightenment?
Replies: 17
Views: 177

Re: Why should we seek Nibbana/Nirwana/Enlightenment?

Hello everyone! Why should we seek Nibbana/Nirwana/Enlightenment? What is the importance of Nibbana? As I understood, the reason is to stop suffering through out Sansara/saṃsāra. We should understand the suffering in our many previous lifetimes, understand that many more suffering is on our way. Li...
by SarathW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: why generate thought ?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: why generate thought ?

Vitakka and Vicara generate the speech.
When there is no Vitakka there will not be the speech.
by SarathW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sati n samma sati
Replies: 20
Views: 266

Re: sati n samma sati

Dhammanando wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:03 pm
SarathW wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:54 am It is a good point. Just a side question do you think they had the Samma Samadhi?
No. There's no right concentration without right mindfulness.
Perhaps they had the Lokiya Samma Sati and Samma Samadhi?
Bhante, Could you give me an example of beautiful mindfulness in Cetasika?
by SarathW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sati n samma sati
Replies: 20
Views: 266

Re: sati n samma sati

asahi wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:59 am Hi pali teachers ,

Are both the same ?
Pls explain how both differs ?
Does samma sati include sampajañña ?


Thanks
Another important factor is Samma Sati is a factor of 37 factors of enlightenment. (mentioned in four places plus in four Satipathana)
by SarathW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sati n samma sati
Replies: 20
Views: 266

Re: sati n samma sati

Did Alara and Uddaka had Samma Sati or Michha Sati? I don't think either term is applicable. The Pāsarāsisutta says that the Bodhisatta's teachers had the faculty of mindfulness (satindriya) and the rest of the five faculties. The said faculties were sufficiently well developed to make possible the...
by SarathW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?
Replies: 19
Views: 294

Re: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?

Your OP heading seems incorrect. Buddha never said that any particular person will never attain enlightenment. Even Devadatta will attain Nibbana one day. Only you will know whether you are enlighten or not. If you have attachment aversion ignorance you are not enlightened at the moment. Just follow...
by SarathW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: in wich ways does Mahayana contradict the suttas?
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: in wich ways does Mahayana contradict the suttas?

This is a good question.
With the very little knowledge I have they do not accept Arahant ideal as Nibbana.
Mahayana followers do not want to attain Nibbana in this life and they expect all beings to be liberated before they do.
So they follow the Bodhisatva ideal.
by SarathW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Requesting Sri Lanka Ordination information
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Requesting Sri Lanka Ordination information

salayatananirodha wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:17 pm can you still do pindapata in london? that would be one of my biggest concerns about a western monastery
Perhaps this will help you to eliminate fear and attain Nibbana.
by SarathW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?

If some evil thought just pop up in your mind there is no problems - it's a past kamma result, we have to just let it go, not touch it. But if you sustainit and indulge in it mentally - you create future arising of it; or if act upon it verbally or bodily... Hi do you mind give an example or two ? ...
by SarathW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sati n samma sati
Replies: 20
Views: 266

Re: sati n samma sati

However, could you explain why sense-door consciousness does not have Sati? In a five-sense-door process, such as seeing or hearing, nothing moral or immoral is taking place. The cittas in such a process are not accompanied by any beautiful cetasikas or any unwholesome cetasikas. The only cetasikas...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?

[*]Wrong-view (micchā-diṭṭhi) is of many kinds, but in essence all wrong-views deny the law of dependent origination (paṭiccasamuppāda), or cause and effect (kamma). The effects are base attach­ment, lack of wisdom, dullness, chronic diseases, and blameworthy ideas.[/list] Venerable , it seems many...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?

If some evil thought just pop up in your mind there is no problems - it's a past kamma result, we have to just let it go, not touch it. But if you sustainit and indulge in it mentally - you create future arising of it; or if act upon it verbally or bodily... Your statement seems incorrect as per Ve...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?

If, however, the bhikkhu is a poor shot, takes aim at B but misses him, and inadvertently kills C instead, he does not incur a Pārājika, for he did not intend to kill C during any part of his action. His only penalties are the Dukkaṭas he incurs while preparing for B’s murder. This example confirms...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sati n samma sati
Replies: 20
Views: 266

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. Sati is a beautiful cetasika, not a universal. It's not found, for example, in the five sense-door consciousnesses or in any akusala consciousness. In Pali where it says Sati it denotes Samma Sati...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero

Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero I found this very interesting and unique Dhamma teacher. He is the only Sri Lankan monk I came across that he does not know what Panna means. (claiming not to be an Arahant) His talks are very interesting filled with humor. On a serious note, he said that his teacher said ...