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by SarathW
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?

What if a particular monk teaches the wrong Dhamma. For instance, if a monk teaches his/her followers that it is not possible to attain enlightenment in this life and encouraging them to seek the birth in Brahama or Deva worlds? Even in a case, Sri Lankan layperson claim to be an Arhant but only obs...
by SarathW
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chaturogha - Oghatarana sutta
Replies: 12
Views: 143

Re: Chaturogha - Oghatarana sutta

"I crossed over the flood without pushing forward (without disturbed by the eight worldly conditions) , without staying in place (follow the Noble Eightfold Path.)"
by SarathW
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from AZ, USA
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Hello from AZ, USA

galvin wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:52 am http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/PDF_BuddhismCourse/cookie clicker/
Read Buddhism course is very useful
Great.
Now have a look at the Dhamma Chart. :D
by SarathW
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming a Buddhist Monk
Replies: 11
Views: 145

Re: Becoming a Buddhist Monk

Before becoming a monk do rehearsal at home.
Wake up at 4.00am, not eating afternoon, observe eight precepts, etc.
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming a Buddhist Monk
Replies: 11
Views: 145

Re: Becoming a Buddhist Monk

The way I understand the student debt is not a problem.
Student debt becomes due ( active or operate ) only if you have income.
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Sri Lankan PM promises to introduce new anti-conversion bill to protect Buddhists
Replies: 25
Views: 600

Re: Sri Lankan PM promises to introduce new anti-conversion bill to protect Buddhists

The Sri Lankan Parliament is going to make a new law prohibiting misinterpretation of Tipitaka. Any person who breaks the law is subject to seven years imprisonment and an Rs1000000 fine! Seven years imprisonment for an incorrect interpretation? That's even harsher than Sutta Central. Not really. I...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Sri Lankan PM promises to introduce new anti-conversion bill to protect Buddhists
Replies: 25
Views: 600

Re: Sri Lankan PM promises to introduce new anti-conversion bill to protect Buddhists

The Sri Lankan Parliament is going to make a new law prohibiting misinterpretation of Tipitaka.
Any person who breaks the law is subject to seven years imprisonment and an Rs1000000 fine!
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the ways to obtain right view ?
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: What are the ways to obtain right view ?

"'One of right view, one of right view' is said, friends. In what way is a noble disciple one of right view, whose view is straight, who has perfect confidence in the Dhamma, and has arrived at this true Dhamma?"
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .ntbb.html
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What if all the beings in this world die at once?
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: What if all the beings in this world die at once?

Matter cant be destroyed just changing into another mode . Consciousness per the Buddha teachings are not something permanent . Nibbana appear to be unchanging irrespect of whether all phenomena get annihilated or not . How consciousness arise? Is that a product of matter just like fire? The questi...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What if all the beings in this world die at once?
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: What if all the beings in this world die at once?

What if all the beings in this world die at once? The question is what is left if the whole world is destroyed? Do we still have the Rupa (earth, air, etc) left? Do some sort of consciousness left? What if all the beings attain Nibbana? Will there be any more consciousness left? According to the su...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What if all the beings in this world die at once?
Replies: 10
Views: 132

What if all the beings in this world die at once?

What if all the beings in this world die at once?
The question is what is left if the whole world is destroyed?
Do we still have the Rupa (earth, air, etc) left?
Do some sort of consciousness left?
What if all the beings attain Nibbana? Will there be any more consciousness left?
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?

I wonder these sort of turning your blind eye to problems cause issues such as in the Catholic church.
If a monk see one of his fellow monk has an affair with a lay woman or involve with child abuse, you just pretend that you never seen it?
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kathāvatthu: An exploration of the text and its meaning
Replies: 58
Views: 754

Re: Kathāvatthu: An exploration of the text and its meaning

Sorry I even can't understand the problem.
Can you explain this in lay terms please?
Are they saying that anything fixed is unconditioned?
For instance Akasa (space) is fixed but it is not Nibbana.
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?

Does this rule apple to lay people? That's specifically for monks and nuns. For laypeople I like to give Dhammapada 50: Dhammapada Verse 50 Paveyya ajivaka Vatthu Na paresam vilomani na paresam katakatam attanova avekkheyya katani akatani ca. One should not consider the faults of others, nor their ...
by SarathW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Did Buddha prohibit monks from criticises another monk on the basis of Vinaya or the Dhamma teaching?

Thank you James. However does this stops questions such as: 1) Are monks allowed to keep pets and give a source of my question? 2) Are monks allowed to discuss their attainments etc and provide the source of the question? :thanks: Does this rule apple to lay people? Am I allowed to say that I have s...