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by SarathW
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma books
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Abhidhamma books

Thank you for your answer. I believe it is helpful text. So if I understand correctly... it is helpful to read articles and topics first (including commentary books) to understand meanings and then begin with pitaka. As Bhikkhu Bodhi said, reading Abhidhamma Pitka is like eating dry grass. So it is...
by SarathW
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma books
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Abhidhamma books

If you have never read Abhidhamma, I suggest you read the following short aricle. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/mendis/wheel322.html Then read Bhikkhu Bodhi's Abhidhamma compilation. Google for a free copy. A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma: The Abhidhammattha Sangaha of Ācariya Anu...
by SarathW
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Tathagata a concept ?
Replies: 37
Views: 400

Re: Is Tathagata a concept ?

Conventional sens Thathagatha (Buddha) exists.
by SarathW
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The electric current in the body?
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: The electric current in the body?

Good video on acid reflux.

by SarathW
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The electric current in the body?
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: The electric current in the body?

Now I started to wonder whether this is due to acid reflux.
(Unfortunately, it is not the sign of Arahantship :tongue: )
By the way are any of you have any recommendations for acid reflux?
by SarathW
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Happy nature and the opposite
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Happy nature and the opposite

According to Abhidhamma beings are born according to their past Kamma (Ahetuka Vipaka Citta)
However, using Citta Niyama they can change their ways with a lot of effort.
by SarathW
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How is aging & death impermanent?
Replies: 30
Views: 553

Re: How is aging & death impermanent?

Some conservatives in the US believe that life/existence begins with the heartbeat and seek to reverse the rules for abortion. In other words, you were "born" or came into existence with the first heartbeat. So who is right?
No heartbeat no consciousness?
by SarathW
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The meaning of "rupabhava" & "arupabhava"
Replies: 33
Views: 646

Re: The meaning of "rupabhava" & "arupabhava"

Are there any Suttas or Pali commentary that support the idea 'rupa' can refer to literal 'material objects' (such as money & houses) and 'arupa' can refer to fame, honor, reputation, etc? I have never come across this interpretation in my reading or listening to Dhamma talks. Ten worldly condition...
by SarathW
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How is aging & death impermanent?
Replies: 30
Views: 553

Re: How is aging & death impermanent?

I think all birth, aging, and death are impermanent.
:shrug:
by SarathW
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???
Replies: 84
Views: 1982

Re: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???

it is easier to become a sotāpannå using Abhidhammå than the suttå. If we (can) make a survey. Unfortunately, I have to disagree with you. I do not think Abhidhamma alone will lead you to the Sotapanna state. My personal opinion is that a person can become a Sotapanna by reading only Sutta. However...
by SarathW
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The conceit of "i am equal"
Replies: 35
Views: 490

Re: The conceit of "i am equal"

Because by making such a comparison you cling and crave to concepts such as me, I, other, equal, unequal, superior, inferior. And thus there is conceit, you've fashioned a self, others, etc. It-s all about cutting through objectification, classifications, and perceptions. By letting go of all these...
by SarathW
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???
Replies: 84
Views: 1982

Re: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???

Āyasmā Sāriputtå Mahātherås sermons. The scholars say Patisambhidamagga was composed at 400 to 700 years after the Buddha. However, ignoring the above, the Buddha did not teach in the manner below, therefore it is impossible (as I said) for Sariputta to teach in the manner below. Sariputta (example...
by SarathW
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???
Replies: 84
Views: 1982

Re: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???

they could not have remembered much individually
Memorising is the tool of Buddha's time.
It was not limited to Buddha's teaching.
Relying on Google is a modern thing.
Even nowadays there are many monks remember the whole Tipitaka.

http://www.myanmarnet.net/nibbana/tipitaka/tpdkdhra.htm
by SarathW
Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???
Replies: 84
Views: 1982

Re: Khuddaka Nikāya: which books are words the Buddha ???

DooDoot wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:46 am
Gwi wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:58 am You doubt Paṭisambhidāmaggå?
Have you read it? :shrug:
I have read it and could not find anything contrary to Sutta.
Can you find anything not tally with Sutta?
by SarathW
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Breatharian
Replies: 27
Views: 400

Re: Breatharian

You will die. The Buddha tried going without food and it nearly killed him. I agree. All of the breatharian claimants are fake. They hide and eat when no one is looking. A person could go about 10 to even 30 days without food, especially if they are still drinking water and not too active, but perm...