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by SarathW
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Performing a wholesome action thinking unwholesome?
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Performing a wholesome action thinking unwholesome?

Performing a wholesome action thinking unwholesome?
One of the monks mentioned above is unwholsome.
How about if someone performing unwholesome thinking is wholesome?
How about the action of a child not knowing whether it is wholesome or unwholesome?
by SarathW
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Is Sotapanna a fixed state?
Replies: 54
Views: 58173

Re: Is Sotapanna a fixed state?

Sotapanna is not a fixed state!! In the following video Ven. Vijithananda argues that Sotapanna is not a fixed state. You are a Sotapanna only when you practice Staipathana correctly(Pajanati) and in the sate of without self-view (Sakkhaya Ditthi). When you are not in the state of Pajanati you are ...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: YouTube is my Dhamma teacher!
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: YouTube is my Dhamma teacher!

Buddha clapped his hand :clap: :rofl: Never heard of Buddha clapping his hands! The story was in Dhammapada-atthakatha. If I found it, I post it. *Found it. This is the original story, here is "praised", I believe maybe it was mistranslation of my Dhammapada book, which I read long time ago. https:...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Can you count in Pali?
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: Can you count in Pali?

Gwi wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:25 am paṭhamaṁ + asaṅkheyyaṁ
:anjali:
:twothumbsup:
Can you provide some common Pali words with English meanings so we can remember the counting?
by SarathW
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: YouTube is my Dhamma teacher!
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: YouTube is my Dhamma teacher!

Buddha clapped his hand
:clap: :rofl:
Never heard of Buddha clapping his hands!
by SarathW
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The Sri Lankan lay Arahant!!
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: The Sri Lankan lay Arahant!!

Bizarre, but not surprising: once you have determined you are enlightened then ipso facto whatever idea you come up with must be true. Perhaps this is based on the Abhidhamma teaching that the seat of consciousness in the heart. I don't think "Hadaya-vatthu" refers to the physical heart. Abhidhamma...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: YouTube is my Dhamma teacher!
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: YouTube is my Dhamma teacher!

Which sect he belong to? Did he completed the Pariyatti of Pali Tipitaka along with Atthakatha? Do not know. But he gives Dhamma sermons reading Tipitak in Pali. Which path he chose? To be a meditative monk or scholar monk? Not sure. I never heard this division before. Please explain. Did he go thr...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the reason that only a human can attain Nibbana?
Replies: 29
Views: 1884

Re: What is the reason that only a human can attain Nibbana?

If you go to heaven who is going to teach you Dhamma? Are there monks in heaven? The Buddha went to tavatimsa heaven to teach his birth mother who was then a deva. His mother became a sotapanna. There probably aren't monks in heaven but who knows. but they don't need monks anyways because they can ...
by SarathW
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Alaya means what ?
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Alaya means what ?

In Sinhalease (Sri Lankan) we call "Alaya" to mean potatoes or any kind of yam.
by SarathW
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Can you count in Pali?
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: Can you count in Pali?

Mr. Seek wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:50 pm one pali
two palis
three palis
four palis
five palis

No :(
Please vote
by SarathW
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Can you count in Pali?
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: Can you count in Pali?

I can understand up to ten with dificulty.
by SarathW
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Can you count in Pali?
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Can you count in Pali?

Can you count in Pali?
I am reading a Sinhalese book and the author uses Pali numerals and I have trouble reading it.
Can you find a YouTube video or recording for counting in Pali?

https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/ ... umbers.htm
by SarathW
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Escaping Jehovah's Witnesses: Inside the dangerous world of a brutal religion |
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Escaping Jehovah's Witnesses: Inside the dangerous world of a brutal religion |

Escaping Jehovah's Witnesses: Inside the dangerous world of a brutal religion. I never thought that JW has the same problem as the catholic church. Do we have Buddhist organisations run in this fashion? JW is now spreading in Sri Lanka. They offer food to people in return for accepting their faith. ...
by SarathW
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What makes the mind arise after it has ceased?
Replies: 21
Views: 312

Re: What makes the mind arise after it has ceased?

So what makes the sankharas arise again? What causes the Arahant's mind to emerge from Nirodha Samapatti to arise mental sankhara, mind consciousness, mind, and mind objects? This is a good question and I do not have a logical answer. Perhaps in this state only (the perception and feelings)Sanna an...
by SarathW
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing precept
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Re: Killing precept

I was told first precept does not include animals. Maybe someone with more knowledge can clarify. The word in the precept is "pāṇātipātī", which means "killing breathing things": It’s when a certain person kills living creatures . They’re violent, bloody-handed, a hardened killer, merciless to livi...