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Thanks a lot Lang for those references, much appreciated. I will check those out.
Thanks Lal. It’s really good to know that they scrapped the plan even though it’s not official yet. I wish to visit this monastery in the future and was hoping the government did not shut them down.
“dhammo ha ve rakkati dhammacari”
Any latest news on this proposed bill? I did a Google search but didn’t find any news in English. Any news in Sinhala news papers?
I might be wrong about this. Hope this does not distort the real meaning of Anatta and lead to confusion. If so please delete my reply.
I try to think of Anatta in terms of Anartha which is a word in several Indian languages which means No-Artha(No-Meaning) i.e. futile, useless. It makes it easy for me to understand as I have sanna of that Hindi word. Also, when someone says “Anarth ho gaya” in Hindi it means a disaster has happened. The samsaric process is basically a Anartha (disaster). For me it’s just another way of understanding the Trilakshna.
Of course the pali word Anatta is best to use but Anartha might make more sense to people from Indian background. Maybe Anartha probably originated from Pali language and Sanskrit speakers added the ‘r’ just like they added ‘r’ in karma, dharma etc. to make it sound more “posh”.
It’s an unfortunate situation but they can’t shutdown the internet, dhamma will spread via internet.
I have a few questions:
1) Is Dharmayai Obai run by Ven. Waharaka Thero’s students?
2) If this law gets passed are there going to be any problems for Dharmayai Obai?
3) Are there any other monasteries associated with Ven. Waharaka Thero?
4) What are the names of monasteries that are trying to pass the bill?
Just to add to Lal and DanielSt’s explanation.
This Bhante talks about the concept of Atman and they made a video animation to explain it.
You can watch the video from time stamp 3:08:45
There was a desana in which Ven. Amandassana Thero talks about aṭṭīyati harāyati jigucchati. I am not sure if the entire desana was on this topic or part of it. But I wanted to listen to it again but can’t recall which one it was. Since you are transcribing the desanas I wanted to check with you if you can recall which desana it was. Thank you.
Yes, those 2 are good ones.
I listen to all of the sermons, some of the more than once. All of them are good. But for starting I can suggest these: Drop the telescope get the microscope, Retaliation, Man’s pursuit of happiness, The four noble truths, Forgive and forget, Altruism, Is your mind a prostitute. And any sermons that have meditation in the title are also great.
What I like about these sermons is the Thero gives lots of examples from day to day life that I can easily relate to.
The old sermons are on Dharmayai Obai channel, link to the playlist
Hope this helps. Wish you all the best!
If time permits I listen to whole desana in one sitting but normally I listen in parts spread over few days.
Lal wrote: “The intention of the followers of Saccaka was to make the offering to Saccaka. They prepared the meal on the request of Saccaka, and NOT because they wanted to make the offering to the Buddha”.
If the followers instead made the food with the intention of offering it to the Buddha, not handing the food to the Buddha but keeping in mind when the food is being prepared that it will be offered to the Buddha by their guru Saccaka. In this case will they earn merits?
Thanks in advance, this is an important concept I would like to understand.
Awesome! Thank you.
I understand now. Thank you for the clarification Lal.
This is super helpful. Thanks Lal.