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by SarathW
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero

From the previous link: “Sati is a pure form of effort, which comes through faith. Sati painstakingly keeps the wholesome. Everything wholesome is rooted in sati. When there is sati, mind is free from defilements; and if they suddenly appear, a yogi knows it” It seems Sati is always wholesome. Then ...
by SarathW
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Hi

:hello:
by SarathW
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Why did Mahasi chose the rising and falling of the abdomen instead of the nostrils or just the breath?
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: Why did Mahasi chose the rising and falling of the abdomen instead of the nostrils or just the breath?

So, Why and how did Mahasi Sayadaw chose the rising and falling of the abdomen as the anchor for Satipatthana Vipassana practice?
Perhaps it is easier to measure the length of your breath whether it is short or long.
:tongue:
by SarathW
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero

“When I was twelve, I discovered the ability to cure other people. Monastic code prohibits bhikkhus from engaging in medicine, but before the ordination I could do that. I could predict events. Say, a cyclist passed by me and I foresaw him falling, and then he would indeed fall. When I lived in the...
by SarathW
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero

These are ebooks in English compiled from talks with Ven. Pemasiri. Titles include 'Walking the Tightrope', 'Mango Tree Wisdom', 'Beautiful Flame' etc. https://ksnsa.com/pdf-download “He knew the day and hour of his death in advance. Literally a few hours before that time came, he delivered a lectu...
by SarathW
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What's the difference between Classical and Modern Theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 5692

Re: What's the difference between Classical and Modern Theravada

Can anyone give me a run down on the significant difference between the two? The difference is their Priority given to the following Four Authorities . Classical Theravada: 1. Sutta (Meanings are derived according to Acariyavada) 2. Sutta Anuloma (Meanings are derived according to Acariyavada) 3. A...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I think negative alot.
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: I think negative alot.

Hi, I think negative alot, when I walk outside, I see people, my mind just think negative, when I see Buddha statues, I think negative, I see monks, I think negative, I see anything, anyone, I think negative, I think negative with my parents and siblings aswell, what should I do? Thanks. It appears...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero

during satipatana I think the 5 sense still work but using wisdom u dont cling to them... in jhana 5 sense completely absent and hence no need to apply wisdom on 5 sense impression as they dont have any footing.. Agree. But the problem is when you come out of Jhana you are back to where you stated ...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which concentration level is a higher stage?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Which concentration level is a higher stage?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn40/sn40.009.wlsh.html Emptiness, the signless, & the undirected are names for a state of concentration that lies on the threshold of Unbinding. They differ only in how they are approached. According to the commentary, they color one's first apprehension ...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero

SamD wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:45 am Hello Sarath,

Ven Pemasiri is the current abbot of Sri Sumathipala Nahimi Hermitage (adjacent to Kanduboda Vipassana Center)
Just as Kanduboda Ven Sumathipala teaches Mahasi Satipattana.
Thank you for let us know about him.
I felt this monk is somewhat unique.
:D
by SarathW
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Ven Gampaha Pemasiri Thero

This monk gives an account of the death of his two teachers. In the first incident, his first teacher counts from one to four and asked him to observe Four Satipathana and passed away. In the second instance, his last teacher asked him to take care of the temple and said god bye and passed away. htt...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which concentration level is a higher stage?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Which concentration level is a higher stage?

In my opinion, Signless as it seems to equate to NIbbana. The Signless (animitta) is one of the three Deliverances (vimokkha) by which beings are liberated from the world. The other two are Desirelessness (appanihita) and Emptiness (sunnata). The Signless is connected with the idea of impermanence ...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which concentration level is a higher stage?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Which concentration level is a higher stage?

In my opinion, Signless as it seems to equate to NIbbana. The Signless (animitta) is one of the three Deliverances (vimokkha) by which beings are liberated from the world. The other two are Desirelessness (appanihita) and Emptiness (sunnata). The Signless is connected with the idea of impermanence o...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Difference between Faith and Definite Conclusion?
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Difference between Faith and Definite Conclusion?

If someone say "Only this is true; anything else is empty" regarding Four noble truths, then is it correct? This is a good question and I can recall asking the same question in this forum. The five Bases for Holding Belief in a Truth apply to Four Noble Truths as well. Then you have to apply the fa...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What type of Jhana meditation Buddha practiced?
Replies: 24
Views: 662

What type of Jhana meditation Buddha practiced?

What type of Jhana meditation Buddha practiced?
It appears Buddha also practice concentration after he became Buddha.
What he practiced and why he wanted to do it again?