February 16, 2021 at 8:32 am #33479
I recently came across another set of excellent discourses at, “Bopitiye Sadaham Pasala.”
– Note that there are 4 discourses in English and 3 in Italian. under “Featured Channels” below.
– Thanks to y not for pointing that out. See his comment below.
These sessions are conducted by Bopitiye Sumangala Thero.
– Many insights can be gleaned from these discourses also.
As always, I am amazed to see how the same Dhamma can be delivered in various ways (with subtle differences/additions), and they are all self-consistent. I, of course, will make use of all “new information” when I write posts.
February 16, 2021 at 10:00 am #33484
February 16, 2021 at 10:24 am #33486
Thank you, y not. I did not notice that.
– I will try to listen to the English discourses when I have time.
Yes. It is possible that before becoming a bhikkhu that Thero lived in Italy for a while. So, it is good that he can speak English and Italian as well!
Those who listen in English or Italian, please feel free to comment.
February 16, 2021 at 4:02 pm #33493
I just listened to all four discourses in English. They are good and the illustrations are clear. The tone of the Thero is on the ‘relaxed’ side, affording listeners to think even while listening.
The one thing that struck me as ‘new'(to me),though in no way ‘revolutionary’ in the sense of not being consistent with Dhamma, is the relation given between moha and raga/dvesha – around 11’14” in Discourse 4 – Sensual Dancers. It is one other aspect to reflect on.
The three discourses in Italian are translations of the first three in English. A fifth discourse, titled ‘Aspects of the Mind’ appears to be available as well, but for that one is prompted to ‘subscribe for next videoS’ – go to 25’53” Discourse 04 – Sensual Dancers.
- This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by y not.
February 16, 2021 at 5:50 pm #33508
I just listened to just 4th English discourse that y not referred to above.
– I have not listened to the first three yet.
y not wrote: ‘The one thing that struck me as ‘new'(to me),though in no way ‘revolutionary’ in the sense of not being consistent with Dhamma, is the relation given between moha and raga/dvesha – around 11’14” in Discourse 4 – Sensual Dancers.”
Yes. It is a good way to look at the overall situation. In my next post, I will go to the first discourse of the Buddha to get to the root of it.
– But as the Thero pointed out, it is not trivial to remove raga, dosa, moha from a mind. It requires getting to lokottara Samma Ditthi.
– That is the comprehension of the Four Noble Truths/Paticca Samuppada/Tilakkhana that we talk about all the time. Without seeing the drawbacks of raga, dosa, and moha it is impossible to remove them from a mind.
By the way, those concepts are basic ones taught in schools in Sri Lanka (a bit simpler version than given by the Thero).
– I probably need to write a couple of posts on those (raga, dosa, moha). Let me know your thoughts.
The following two subsections discuss some basic concepts.
– Raga, dosa, moha are discussed in various sections on the website, but maybe I should add a few more posts to the following section: “Dhamma Concepts”
– Another section on basic concepts is: “Sorting out Some Key Pāli Terms (Taṇhā, Lobha, Dosa, Moha, etc)“
November 25, 2021 at 5:27 pm #36180
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