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by SarathW
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?
Replies: 15
Views: 162

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: 15
Views: 162

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: 15
Views: 162

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: 12
Views: 162

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: 29

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 ...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 111
Views: 3142

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

Can we accept Secular Buddhism as valid Buddhism on the basis (in line with) of Sutta "A Safe Bet"?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
by SarathW
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?
Replies: 15
Views: 162

Re: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?

I meant only the mental not bodily or verbal.
by SarathW
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the operation of Dependent Origination individual or collective?
Replies: 47
Views: 453

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

In my opinion, DO operates in the conditioned world so Anatta does not apply.
However reverse DO may be unconditioned.
by SarathW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?
Replies: 15
Views: 162

Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?

“Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami cetaitva kamman karoti kayena vacaya manasa” Does above mean: 1) I can create a bad Kamma by merely thinking about it? For instance, I can think of killing someone but physically did not kill. 2) I can create a good Kamma by merely thinking about it? For instance, ...
by SarathW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sati n samma sati
Replies: 12
Views: 162

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: 34
Views: 6318

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: 12
Views: 162

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: 47
Views: 453

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: 47
Views: 453

Re: Re:

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...