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The purpose of giving is for getting rid of greediness(lobha). Or we should think from the other side with the intension, the recipient will gain happiness and good health after consumption of this. A buddhist must give away with Nekkamma chetana(Getting rid of KAMA), Avyapada and Avihinsa chetana(Loving kindness). why do we always look for merits when we give ? don't we give anything to others if there's nothing called MERITS ?  (ARAHANT WAJIRABUDDHI THERO)

Some people keep some food infront of a Buddha statue(with lobha chethana) thinking that that they will gain immeasurable merits. But if they see a helpless person or an animal who needs food, they will not give. Had they given some food to them, the Dukkha called HUNGER will disappear. without doing it, with that impure citta, they don't keep quiet. They practise MAITRI BHAVANA(Loving kindness meditation) throughout the day. Try to understand this clearly. This Karuna Maitri (Loving kindness) is really a primary a practical activity. (ARAHANT WAJIRABUDDHI THERO)

Other religions do have practices. Their methods are different. They live within the mundae world. They do these expecting certain things. to join gods, or Brahmas. Then with the idea of developing them within their minds, they prey, chant & imagine about them. Then adopting worship sankalpana of Kadireshwaran in hindu religion, we may have come up with a buddha image to worship as buddhist sankalpana, likewise.  When they do rites & rituals to banyan tree, we look down at them saying that its Hindu. But when we worship boe tree, it is buddhist and its acceptable. its a similar act like this. Internally,core meanings are similar, core substance is mystic similarly. Then just by putting a buddha label to those very familiar mystics, it would not become SAMMA DITTI. we must come out of this. (ARAHANT WAJIRABUDDHI THERO)

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Re: Dhamma quotes of ARAHANT WAJIRABUDDHI THERO (Living in Sri lanka)
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 04:36:04 am »
The purpose of giving is for getting rid of greediness(lobha). Or we should think from the other side with the intension, the recipient will gain happiness and good health after consumption of this. A buddhist must give away with Nekkamma chetana(Getting rid of KAMA), Avyapada and Avihinsa chetana(Loving kindness). why do we always look for merits when we give ? don't we give anything to others if there's nothing called MERITS ?  (ARAHANT WAJIRABUDDHI THERO)


Love this post! One of my favorite parts of the puja was to say 'Any merit gained by my acting thus, I give away' (or words to that effect). It puzzled others who thought the whole point was to gain merit, and it was hard to explain how wonderful it felt for me to let everything, including merit, go.
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kafka

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Re: Dhamma quotes of ARAHANT WAJIRABUDDHI THERO (Living in Sri lanka)
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 06:56:11 am »
yes. giving without any expectations. even the merits (this comes under the 2nd stage of noble eightfold path) SAMMA SANKAPPA.  i was fortunate to listen to this dhamma from an Enlightened monk VEN. WAJIRABUDDHI THERO. please refer the below link and read the PDF.

www.mahanuwara-wajirabuddhi-thero.org/EN

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Re: Dhamma quotes of ARAHANT WAJIRABUDDHI THERO (Living in Sri lanka)
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2016, 04:20:03 am »
One more dhamma quote (ARAHANT WAJIRABUDDHI THERO)

what do us all do when we say that we are living. seeing objects by the eye, enjoy them. and clash with them when we dont like. listen to sounds with the ear, get attracted with the pleasing ones and have friction with the displeasing ones. same through the other faculties. living means being attached and having frictions. And keep chasing after what one likes. that is the reason for traveling around the country. go on enjoyable trips, go on pilgrimages. for worshiping holy places. we can find the truth if we look deep into these things. are they really going on pilgrimages? or else something else?  even by going there what they did was enjoying !

(VEN WAJIRABUDDHI THERO)


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Re: Dhamma quotes of ARAHANT WAJIRABUDDHI THERO (Living in Sri lanka)
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2016, 10:09:28 pm »
 Dhamma quote (LIVING ARAHANT WAJIRABUDDHI THERO)

what do us all do when we say that we are living. seeing objects by the eye, enjoy them. and clash with them when we dont like. listen to sounds with the ear, get attracted with the pleasing ones and have friction with the displeasing ones. same through the other faculties. living means being attached and having frictions. And keep chasing after what one likes. that is the reason for traveling around the country. go on enjoyable trips, go on pilgrimages. for worshiping holy places. we can find the truth if we look deep into these things. are they really going on pilgrimages? or else something else?  even by going there what they did was enjoying !

(VEN WAJIRABUDDHI THERO)

 


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