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by StormBorn
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1280
Views: 296040

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

StormBorn wrote: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:04 am Anyway, good that you posted the list of dasa akusala as the OP's posts repeatedly appeared to be falling under several of them.
Apologies to @retrofuturist. I thought @Lal was the OP of this thread.
by StormBorn
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1280
Views: 296040

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

It is unfortunate to see that people with good ethic still do not understand what is dasa akusala (ten immoral actions). Be reminded that the following are the dasa akusala ( ten immoral actions ) : Three kāya sankhāra (immoral acts done with the body) : ... How those who don't understand dasa akus...
by StormBorn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1280
Views: 296040

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal wrote: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:55 pmI have written so much at this tread. Is that all you can find fault with? And there is nothing wrong there either.
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by StormBorn
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1280
Views: 296040

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

- As I pointed out, the Buddha worried about how many people will be able to understand his new found Dhamma. The Buddhas don't worry. “ The episode of Brahmā’s request to the Buddha to teach has been regarded as problematic from early times, since it suggests that the Buddha was initially lacking ...
by StormBorn
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: [MN 111] Fallacy of Anupadadhammavipassana while in a jhana
Replies: 58
Views: 12936

Re: [MN 111] Fallacy of Anupadadhammavipassana while in a jhana

DooDoot wrote: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:09 pm
StormBorn wrote: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:24 pmThe above is as I suspected and already mentioned above. MN 111 appears unrelated to Mahasi vipassana. The term "vipassana" in MN 111 appears to equate with the perfection of "sati-sampajanna" in AN 4.41.
Was it a mistake to quote your post under my name? :smile:
by StormBorn
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: [MN 111] Fallacy of Anupadadhammavipassana while in a jhana
Replies: 58
Views: 12936

Re: [MN 111] Fallacy of Anupadadhammavipassana while in a jhana

It seems the above post is imputing "Mahasi Vipassana" ideas onto MN 111. MN 111 uses the words "arising (uppajjanti), persisting (upaṭṭhahanti) and subsiding (abbhatthaṃ)", which in AN 4.41 describe the perfection of sati-sampajanna. Therefore, the idea that these nama-dhamma in MN 111 are rapidly...
by StormBorn
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 16488

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Note: Late Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda (Concept and Reality) and Kiribathgoda Ñāṇānanda (Mahamewnawa) are two different monks. What do these "first" names like Katukurunde, Kiribathgoda for Sri Lankan monks mean? Is it their lay names? Katukurunda and Kiribathgoda are two towns/villages in different...
by StormBorn
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 53
Views: 6731

Re: Why are you in this forum?

I think it's a bit silly to say that, "I'm in this forum to attain any stages of Nibbana!" :smile: Well if you do not want to call the Sotapanna stage as Nibbana, you are quite correct. As far as I am a concern, If I can become a Sotapanna that is as great as become an Arahant, as it assures Nibban...
by StormBorn
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 21096

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

EBT wise, it’s awfully at stake to say MN 135 is late since it has 17 parallels spread through various ancient schools. And it’s content stands firm against basic teachings. What parallels? Chinese Agama transmitted 100s of years after the Buddha? Since MN 135 is the very type of doctrine that just...
by StormBorn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 16488

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Recently I was listening to Ven. Dhamma Subadda from Mithirigala Forest monastery. He participates in the discussion relating to Late Most Ven. Katukurunde Nyanananda Maha Thero's Nibbana sermon. He appears to be a knowledgeable monk. There is no any material on the internet in the English language...
by StormBorn
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 16488

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Since you represent Mahamewnawa, is the below statement is true or false? I plan to go to Ellakanda forest monastery in Matara as well as a former Mahamevnawa monastery in Dompe ( they supposedly broke off after the Mahamevnawa head monk decided the path to Nibbana was closed and the best we could ...
by StormBorn
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 42
Views: 4251

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

It appears the years of disparaging the Dhamma made his mind deranged. :rolleye: Here in 2018 (@ 00:50:55 – 00:54:28), Kiribathgoda Gnanananda says (in Sinhala): “Evil people seek survival by saying, ‘Achieve Path & Fruition here & now! Achieve Path & Fruition here & now!!’ When saying like that, th...
by StormBorn
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 21096

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

He also says ... birth defects are not created by karma. The cases discussed in Dr. Ian Stevenson's Birthmarks Article might suggest otherwise. In the below mentioned "Case 1", one might suggest the possibility of the shotgun wound due to a past kamma, and then the hypopigmented macule on chest in ...
by StormBorn
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 53
Views: 6731

Re: Why are you in this forum?

The results so far are very close to the result of SC. I surprised why so few want to attain Nibbana. https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/why-are-you-in-this-forum/7957 To be fair, the results don't say that people don't want to attain nibbana. They say that there are more compelling reasons for b...
by StormBorn
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 21096

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

But it's not just in MN 135 as others have noted, see also RobertK's posts They sound like later texts. I am not denying to past-life frenzy obviously become very popular; probably under King Ashoka. :smile: Oh dear DooDoot, :smile: EBT wise, it’s awfully at stake to say MN 135 is late since it has...