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by SarathW
Wed May 05, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: difference between fading away, cessation and letting go in mn 118
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: difference between fading away, cessation and letting go in mn 118

I think this question should be answered using examples and usage. For instance Nirodha Samapathi. Nirodha Satya etc.
by SarathW
Tue May 04, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammapada verse 267
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Dhammapada verse 267

It does not mean that Arahants do not do wholesome acts. They still do wholesome actions but not with the expectation of merits.
by SarathW
Sun May 02, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 24
Views: 291

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

There is a Sutta which Buddha telling some one “How can you find Thathagatha after his death, let alone you can’t find him when he is alive” or similar words.
by SarathW
Sun May 02, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: introduction and thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: introduction and thanks

:hello:
by SarathW
Sun May 02, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?
Replies: 77
Views: 783

Re: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?

Arhants thoughts are not rooted in greed delusion or hate... so can we say its impossible for them to generate pain mental feeling or any pain feeling generated by their thoughts? Perhaps I would say they don’t generate Kama Tanha,Bhava Tanha and Vibhava Tanha. How ever they still feel the painful ...
by SarathW
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha did not ask us to make a grand boat and cross the flood?
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Why Buddha did not ask us to make a grand boat and cross the flood?

"Then, bhikkhus, it might occur to that man: 'Here is a great stretch of water... but no boat... nor a bridge... What if I were to collect grass, pieces of wood, branches and leaves, construct a raft and supported by it and laboring with hands and feet, go safely to the other shore. Why Buddha did ...
by SarathW
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Next Katukurunde Nanananda - Ven Bandarawela Wangeesa.
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: Next Katukurunde Nanananda - Ven Bandarawela Wangeesa.

Now I see what she saw
To be honest I can't see it.
I have to ask her when I meet her one day.
:D
by SarathW
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Next Katukurunde Nanananda - Ven Bandarawela Wangeesa.
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: Next Katukurunde Nanananda - Ven Bandarawela Wangeesa.

:woohoo:
Actually, nobody told me that. This video is a Dhamma talk by Ven. Wangeesa.
I thought the picture was funny that a young woman watching herself in the mirror beautifying herself.
I showed this to another person and she said she saw a penis!
:rofl:
by SarathW
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Next Katukurunde Nanananda - Ven Bandarawela Wangeesa.
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: Next Katukurunde Nanananda - Ven Bandarawela Wangeesa.

What do you see in the cover photo of this video?
by SarathW
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 8 precept and life span
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: 8 precept and life span

confusedlayman wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:22 pm is not hearing music, shows watching etc increase lifespan ?
When my favorite music is not singing in my ear, I am in heaven.
I still hear my favorite music I heard about three weeks back!
by SarathW
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana. Are we chasing a mirage?
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: Nibbana. Are we chasing a mirage?

Noble Eightfold Path is the path, not Nibbana.
by SarathW
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana. Are we chasing a mirage?
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: Nibbana. Are we chasing a mirage?

cappuccino wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:47 pm
SarathW wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:18 am How can we achieve something if we do not know what we need?
you merely need to understand dependent arising


waste no time trying to understand
This is only the second Noble Truth so this alone is not complete.
by SarathW
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana. Are we chasing a mirage?
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: Nibbana. Are we chasing a mirage?

seeker242 wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:42 pm
How can we achieve something if we do not know what we need?
We already do know that. It's the Eightfold Path.
This is only the fourth Noble Truth so this alone is not complete.
by SarathW
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent Origination = 17 thought moments?
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Dependent Origination = 18 thought moments?

retrofuturist wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:14 am Greetings Sarath,

I think you're going to need to explain this in a bit more detail...

:popcorn:

Metta,
Paul. :)
Perhaps someone has to write a book but I will try.
:D