Yes you are right. Ven Kiribathgoda thero teach some dhamma from the Buddhist scripture. According to his Dhamma you cannot get rid of the death even you attend the Arahanth. I have seen his explanation of ‘Marananusmuthi Bhavana’ in Budusarana paper;
"එකේ තිබුනේ සියල්ලෝම මරණයට පත් වෙති. මාර්ග පල ලාභීන්ද මැරෙති. බුදුන් වහන් සෙලාද පිරිනිව පාති යනුවෙනි. එතුමාණන් වහන්සේ බුදුන් වහන්සේටත් මරණය පටවා ඇත."
Prince Sidharatha went jungle to get rid of the jathi, jara, viyadhi and Marana. Finally Buddha found it, but beyond the world (lokaththara). Buddha’s Dhamma has no death. Some one who attain the Sovan he/she has no more death. That is the different between Ven. Kiribathgoda Knananda thero’s Dhamma and Maithriya Buddha Sasana’s Dhamma. I don’t know how much you make effort to attain nirvana with death.
The death is the part of world. Once you came to the lokaththara you have no more death. You need not to do any meditation like “life is impermanent, death is permanent” (jevithaya aniyathaya maranaya niyathaya). If some one says to do this meditation, it mean, he/she does not know anything about Buddha’s Dhamma. Yes, you right, they may know the pure Buddhism, but Pure Buddhism is not the Buddha’s Dhamma. Buddha’s does not teach any kind of Dhamma. All the Dhamma is path to the death.
One can see, what Tissa is saying are nothing but lots of words...One can see what these words are Pointing AT.....try to see it....it is not easy.....one who is willing to listen very carefully will get a chance to see it.....
Udaya say; "well it is easy to say saying lots of words... but doing is the hardest.... if u beleive in ur self this much, why dnt u have guts to enter in to monetary...hv u reweel any kind of knowledge(dyana)?? when come to that point ven. Kiribathgoda knananda thero is way in front of u.. coz he realize smthing and he is searching the way to find the real answer..isn't he?? but kind of u people just boasting... I think it's wht we knwn as Wadi Bana..... Anyway I still beleive that we can get in to Sowan margaya,sowan palaya to also attain arhath in this sansarik life... because dhamma is AKALIKA....."
My answer is: I do not believe in my self because I have no self. Currently I am away from the Sri Lanka. I will come back on December. If you can, please arrange any discussion between Ven. Knananada thero and I. I am happy to do this. I have no any knowledge or Dhana to reveal, because I am in beyond the knowledge and dhana. But I can reveal truth.
Gothama Buddha said “I have no more death. This is my last life”. But you do not say “Buddha was boasting”
I say “I have no more death. This is my last (everlasting) life”. You said “I am boasting”. Why is that?
If you accept Buddha’s Bana, you never come to the Nirvana. But if you listen Vadi Bana, you may come to the Nirvana because you would not accept Vadi Bana.
Yes, Buddha Dhamma is ‘Akalika’ (beyond the time distance and matter). There fore Buddha’s Dhamma cannot teach and write. Many Buddhist people teach Buddha’s Dhamma but Buddha never teaches.
I dont think that any one would not be able to find out the way to nibbana on his own if the Buddha's vision is true. if so, how that buddha found the way to nibbana on his own????
buddha is only a person that can guide some one. therefore that man should have the potential to achieve. in ma point of view, no one should depend on any one for nibbana. all they have to do is to explore the world through there minds with the machine called Atalodahama.
Now it is very clear, why the Nobel Master waited so long to expose about last Buddha to this 'Badra Kalpa'....Majority of so called Buddhist still are violating the basic principles of 'Thathagatha Darshanays'. They still think Buddha is a person who can be seen to human eye.
To chamath: Buddha (බුද්ධ but not බුද්ධා) is in beyond the world. If Buddha live in the world what is the point of become Buddha? The world has jaji jara viyadi and marana (death). There is no any uppaththi and marana (birth and death) in lokoththara (beyond the world). Therefore any Buddha has no birth and death.
I think I've burnt my fingers so many times but I don't think I noticed some odd thing about time flow, or perhaps I wasn't bothered to feel any speed of flow of time or perhaps difference is so tiny that I couldn't feel, or else simply because when my finger is burnt, I would rather look for recovery than thinking, "Hey cool ! The speed at which the time flows has changed when my finger is burnt. Awesome!"
However there is a concept. Adrenaline Hormone that might be pumped after the burn would result in a sudden chemical change inside the body. This 'speeds up' the brain inside the body relative to the outer space of the body (using the theory of relativity) thus the body's time becomes slow and the body might feel a longer time (කාලය වැඩියෙන් යන්නේ).
"because once you see the truth you also see that time matter and distance give us jathi jara viyadi and marana."
Isn't it simply because of the existence of Sansara that gives us jathi, jara, viyadhi and marana ?
When a body comes to a state where the subconscious mind (Vigjnana) is unable to exist inside the body anymore, Vigjnana jumps off the body and links to another rebirth (If Nirvana is not attained, of course). That's called death. Isn't it ?
"When a body comes to a state where the subconscious mind (Vigjnana) is unable to exist inside the body anymore, Vigjnana jumps off the body and links to another rebirth (If Nirvana is not attained, of course). That's called death. Isn't it ?"
Then why did Lord Buddha say that life beings are born with the following methods:
"Andaja" (eggs ?)
"Jalabuja" (mother's womb ?)
"Sansedhaja" (Beings that originates from division such as bacteria ?)
"Opapathika" (gods and ghosts ?)
Btw, Dr, I have another question. When a man and a woman get married, they wear rings to each other. They say that it is done because the "nerves" in those fingers are connected to the heart. Did Lord Buddha ever instruct to do those things ? Aren't those meaningless traditions ? Are you also wearing a wedding ring ? Btw may I know what is the correct Buddhist way of marriage ? Thanks.
We have lot of Buddhist traditions in our life. You can continue your traditions as much as you can. Don’t try to give up your traditions. But before come to the vision, at least you need know that Buddha’s vision is beyond the all traditions. One day you can see the vision while you follow the traditions. Even you see the vision, you respect the all the tradition of religions and culture.
But didn't Lord Buddha advise not to accept traditions just because you are said or just because they come from generations but only accept if it is right or meaningful to you ? By the way, why do you call them as "Buddhist Traditions" ? Did Lord Buddha advise for those traditions ? Going to the temple and worshiping the Lord Buddha's statue is also seem to be a tradition.
Before I was going out from my house for my A/L exam, I was told to worship the Lord Buddha's statue, but I didn't want to do it because it is is my own dedication that's going to help me in the exam because Lord Buddha said that "Thamage pihita thamamaya" (A person himself is the helper?)
Also, Lord Buddha revealed how to get rid of Sansara, NOT merely to pass exams..... Isn't it ?
So Dr, you didn't tell whether Lord Buddha mentioned about any ceremony for marriage. I know that Lord Buddha advised for "Sama Seela", "Sama Pragna"..... etc. for husband and wife, but about those rings and ceremonies, was Lord Buddha specifically mention anything or did he advise anything ?
"Even you see the vision, you respect the all the tradition of religions and culture. "
Dr, I don't know what exactly you meant by "respect", but if you meant something like telling the people who have the traditions "Your traditions are good", then I'm afraid even Lord Buddha "criticized" certain traditions such as "Bili pooja".
(Here, "criticize" takes the meaning: "to judge the good and bad qualities of something.")
yes, Going to the temple and worshiping the Lord Buddha's statue is also a tradition. it is OK.
.......but I didn't want to do it because it is is my own dedication...... yes it is your good decision.
Buddha say " aththahi aththano natho kohi natho paroshiya" what is the meaning of this.?
Buddha does not criticize any of marriage ceremony or etc. Nomaly Buddha does not criticize anything. As example if you are doing 'Bili pooja", he never tell you "stop it". But once you see the vision you would stop it youself.