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         12 February 2017 Dhamma on Air #57: Parent's Praise ..
The 10 Questions to the Boy @ 5:32
Question 183: I hate my parents. Is my metta towards them not false then? @ 16:14
Question 184: How to cope with painful self-realizations? @ 30:15

Kamma Story: Sopaka Thera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl7RX6DrihM
           5 February 2017 Dhamma on Air #56: The Kammic Echo Valley
Simile of the Sappy Tree @ 3:12
Question 180: Can one go back in time? Implications on Kamma? @ 11:07
Question 181: Why is evil Kamma erased, if forgiven? @ 15:42
Question 182: When were the 3 last Buddhas born compared to the dinosaur era?
Kamma Story: Dabba-Mallaputta Thera's false accusation bounces back! @ 36:48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNfdns61rS4

 

           29 January 2017 Dhamma on Air #55: The Participatory Anthropic Principle
Lotus-offering-4 @ 3:55
Simile of the Cow's Hide @ 12:04
Question 177: Are the Devas interested in humans? @ 29:39
Question 178: What is causing unusually repulsive invasive & unintentional thoughts? Mara? @ 39:27
Question 179: Was the Buddha silent, when asked about the existence of a Creator God? @ 49:50
The Participatory Anthropic Principle @ 59:29
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWKl1YzsnCI

 

           22 January 2017 Dhamma on Air #54: The 2 Oxen
Simile of the two Oxen: @ 3:23
Question 174: Should one make Paritta or Pali chanting a daily Sonic Dhamma practice? @ 08:07
Question 175: @ 15:28
A: If a Buddhist monk or nun gives up the monastic life, are they then destined for downfall?
B: If a monk disrobes because of a person, what is the kammic effects for that person?
Question 176: In which realm is the next Buddha Metteyya (Maitreya) Bodhisatta located currently? @ 24:15
Kamma Story: Kammic Merit results of Offering Lamps: @ 33:47
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTe0wtF4v90

 

           15 January 2017 Dhamma on Air #53: Anapana-Sati Breathing Meditation
The 3rd Lotus-Offering to the Lord Buddha's Tooth Relic, Kandy, Sri Lanka @ 2:57
Question 173: Please make an instruction video on Anapana-Sati breathing meditation. @ 14:12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLud0Ue7LE

 

           8 January 2017 Dhamma on Air #52: Desire Fire
Simile of the Conscious Fire @ 2:51
Question 171: Did the Buddha also struggle with sense-desire until gaining
Jhāna? @ 24:07
Question 172: What does it signify, when seeing colours/patterns during meditation? @ 31:07
Kamma-Report: The late-born Arahant Sivali Thera- Foremost of Receivers @ 37:47
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye46gflEnu8
  31 December 2016 Dhamma on Air #51: The 6 Animals
Simile of the 6 animals @ 7:08
Question 168: What is the Alaya Consciousness in regard to mind? @ 18:55
Question 169: Does a Stream-Entrant struggle with porn, masturbation, anger, & sadness? @ 34:43
Question 170: Are there sure signs on the 1st Jhana absorption during meditation? @ 44:10
Kamma-Story: Ekadhammasavaniya Thera: Merits of listening to Dhamma: @ 58:46
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlPvvy9wP20

 

   25 December 2016 Dhamma on Air #50: What is Sexual Abuse?
Simile of the The Greedy Cow, and the Split Lute @ 6:12
Question 166: What is Buddha's take on sexual misconduct? @ 15:41
A: Are different forms of sexuality existing today sexual misconduct, and result of one's own past karma? B: How about people, who are born as eunuchs?
Question 167: A: What is the structure of our earth from the outer layer to the core? @ 39:46
B: Are there beings who live inside of these layers?
Question 168: The Egyptian pyramids.  What message did they leave us? @ 44:56
3 Good Kamma-Stories: @ 49:47
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOEuj_cuZsM
   18 December 2016 Dhamma on Air #49: Who ordered this?
Simile of the 6-Gated City: @ 4:09
Question 162: Who decides the duties of Devas, eg. King Yama & his hell attendants? Their kamma?
Question 163: My mother supports a relative, who hurts her verbally. What should she do? @ 21:42
Question 164: US election from Buddhist perspective? What praxis cures fear & anxiety? @ 30:31
Question 165: How can you combat Chronic Fatigue syndrome in a Buddhist way @ 45:43

 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYeAmG_rY0k

 

   11 December 2016 Dhamma on Air #48: Nibbana Sweep
Simile of the River: Swept Away @ 6:03
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya 22:93: The river
Question 159: Is it stealing to watch movies and listen to music on YouTube? @ 15:23
Question 159: Is it true that the Mind doesn't die? Does the Mind stop at Parinibbana? @ 19:23
Question 160: How can we understand Suffering in terms of Dhamma-opportunity? @ 41:45
Question 161: What is the kammic effect of sensual pleasures like masturbation? @ 49:04
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWxcXoPH-uI

 

   4 December 2016 Dhamma on Air #47: The Existential Foam
Simile of the Empty Foam: @ 5:19
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya 22: 95: Phena Sutta
Question 154: How can one be sure about what is the true in any religion? @ 22:45
Question 156: What is the Abhidhamma in early Buddhism? @ 31:31
Question 157: What is the definition of mind? What is "ending the chain reaction"? @ 38:59
Question 158: What is the difference between craving and clinging? @ 46:57
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhT4L4FFock

 

   27 November 2016 Dhamma on Air #46: The Buddha's stance on Suicide
Question 151: Which future rebirth-destinies are possible for one, who commits suicide? @ 4:18
Question 152: Does a person, who commits suicide, break the first precept: No killing? @ 6:10
Question 153: What did the Buddha say on his views, and knowledge about suicide? @ 9:04
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEDJipQXMto

 

   20 November 2016 Dhamma on Air #45: Turtles all the Way Down...
Simile of the Vipers from Samyutta Nikaya 35.238 @ 5:32
Question 147: How to control disadvantageous thoughts according to Buddhism? @ 18:39
Question 148: Is chosing to watch a TV-show instead of Dhamma disadvantageous? @ 32:04
Question 149: How does the Buddhas, & the Bodhisattas (=Buddhas-to-be) emerge? @ 38:31
Question 150: What is the meaning of "to make more of some, than is actually there"? @ 1:00:20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8s9PCaTeXg
    7 November 2016 Dhamma on Air #44: Kathina Robe Offering
The Kathina Robe Offering after the Rains Retreat (vassa) @ 3:16
Question 143: How was Buddha Kassapa 10m high, & lived for 20.000 years? @ 23:19
Question 144: Should we stop using "I, me, mine" in our daily speech and thought? @ 46:16
Question 145: Is lying for the benefit of something wrong speech? @ 59:20
Question 146: What is the karmic effect of insulting, or thinking ill of the Lord Buddha? @ 1:01:57
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdhzYU2pNrw

 

    6 November 2016 Dhamma on Air #43: How to Cure Depression?
Question 142: What is causing, and how to cure depression? @ 3:26
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz0nE1wRWQY
  30 October 2016 Dhamma on Air #42: The Lost Traveller
Simile of the lost Traveller: @ 04:15
Question 137: How do I find Buddhism in the next life, if at all? @ 13:05
Question 138: Can the merit gained in this life might be wiped out at rebirth? @ 19:07
Question 139: How to understand the Syrian War from a Buddhist perspective? @ 26:44
Question 140: What are the karmic effects of watching TV shows? @ 38:39
Question 141: When one experiences no-self, who or what experiences this? @ 48:03
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuxZrfkv4Co
   23 October 2016 Dhamma on Air #41: The Raft and Sirima
Question 133: Why did the Buddha said one finally should let go of the Dhamma?
Question 134: Is it right livelihood for a Buddhist to trade on the stock market?
Question 134: What is and how does hatred, ill will, anger, aversion, dislike, & jealousy arise?
Question 135: Please do a Dhamma talk on Devas in early Buddhism.
Question 136: What does it signify, when coming to Buddhism, while young or old?
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otW4ojNEu-Y

 

   16 October 2016 Dhamma on Air #40: The Way of the Elders
Question 128: Can one attain enlightenment, while living with a family doing a job? @ 5:46
Question 129: How to overcome Greed, lust, desire, and compulsive obsession? @ 19:07
Question 130: What about the giver, receiver, gift, & giving-mode influences the merit? @ 30:13
Question 131: What is Theravada Buddhism? @ 39:35
Question 132: Is Kamma (karma) the same as Destiny? @ 42:42
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMDlj_zwICs
    9 October 2016 Dhamma on Air #39: Dhamma Reunion
Question 123: What did the Buddha say about Human-Deva interaction? 4.16
Question 124: What is a sign
(nimitta)? 22.22
Question 125: Which 5 conditions define the kamma of killing? 35.02
Question 126: Did the Buddha ever advise a householder not to go forth? 38.07
Question 127: What can be done for meeting the Dhamma in the next life? 47.37
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQxL5Nu2g0w

 

    2 October 2016 Dhamma on Air #38: Stream-Winning Merit
Question 120: A: Can a stream-entrant fall back to a lower state?
B: Which mental defilements have a stream-entrants eradicated?
Question 121: How can one combat Mara, evil anger, and ill-will?
Question 122: How to generate higher merit?
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MldMOi-avU

 

25 September 2016 Dhamma on Air #37: The 24 Conditional Relations
Question 119: What are the 24 Conditional Relations?
Are they a part of Dependent Co-Origination
(pattica samupada)?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWaPAczLAVQ
18 September 2016 Dhamma on Air #36: The 31 Levels of Existence
Question 115: Venerable Monk are astrology & horoscopes useless, & detrimental karmically?
Question 116: Venerable are Devas the same as 'gods'. What is the right translation for 'Deva'?
Question 117: If having offered sugar to a Buddha Puja, can one the use it oneself thereafter?
Question 118: Is ploughing worms and drinking water with micro organisms in it active killing?
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi0dAOBeJrI

 

10 September 2016 Dhamma on Air #35: The Way beyond Kamma
Question 110: Is desire for an object caused by past kamma, or due present mental defilements?
Question 111: Can past kamma stop the doing of good deeds? Is this why some cannot meditate?
Question 112: Is there any purpose in dedicating merit to the dead and departed?
Question 113: Is there a path we can follow to reduce our bad karma from past lives?
Question 114: How does past life kamma contribute to decide the events of our lives?
Does Karma decide the majority of things in our lives?
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKQSTDValJA

 

4 September 2016 Dhamma on Air #34: Solitude versus Superstition
Question 105: Did the Buddha ever mention the Earth as a globe, or as a flat surface?
Question 106: Those who chant "Namyo Ho Renge Kyo" are they true Buddhist?
Question 107: What ARE we apart from form, feeling, perception, construction & consciousness?
Question 108: Can Mara invade your dreams?
Question 109: How to deal with a cheater?
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J8_f9D0Pa0

 

27 August 2016 Dhamma on Air #33: Emergence from Emptiness..
Question 100: What praxis leads to the experience of Emptiness (suññata)?
Question 101: How does Consciousness
(viññana) produce Form/Matter (rupa)?
Question 102: Is it true that meditation helps improving our past bad karma?
Question 103: What to do to minimize craving, greed, lust, and desire?
Question 104: Are there good and bad desires?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMAcBEK6FxM
21 August 2016 Dhamma on Air #32: The 7 Sets
Q95: Venerable Sir, for the benefit of Devas and Humans, please can you talk about the
37 wings to Awakening, and the benefits they give any one, who cultivates them?
Q96: In Asia there is a "hungry ghost festival" on the 7th lunar month where one of filial piety
to help one's deceased mother and father offer food to the Sangha, so if they has been reborn
in hungry ghost Peta realm would have a better rebirth next time. It that in accordance with
the Dhamma, or is it blind superstition?
Q97: Is working at cafe that stocks meat products wrong livelihood?
Q98: Where does the visual consciousness arise: In the cornea, lens or retina?
Q99: If unaware of their ego would they then not pay attention to others?
Or is this ignorance?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-ilVwd0aOM

 

14 August 2016 Dhamma on Air #31: Distraction & Disillusion
Q90:
a: Is practicing martial arts yourself breaking the first precept not to kill?
b: What about martial arts teachers showing others how to harm?
Q91:
a: Is there a difference in generosity when giving from oneself (donations, etc..)
or when someone asks for money? Difference is the sense of merit, or other...
b: What about loaning money? Generally it seems and uncomfortable when
the loaner cannot later pay back. Please share your thoughts on this.
Q92: When a lay person is seriously following the Noble Eight Fold Path,
a) Does his inclination or appetite for worldly targets or achievements gradually decrease?
b) If yes how does he find motivation to remain engaged in his job related matters,
most of which nowadays are driven by craving to achieve more and more worldly gains.
c) When one is progressing on the spiritual path one is getting enough fulfillment
which is more refined in nature and is therefore losing motivation for worldly things
which now is understood as irrelevant for that person. Is it so?
Q93: How to overcome mental distractions and thought noise?
Q94: Why each Buddha has to rediscover the path of enlightenment every time
and why can't the predecessor Buddha give his knowledge to successor Buddha?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m34aE1_F6xM

 

7 August 2016 Dhamma on Air #30: Right Speech & Stream Entry
Q85: Venerable Sir, whenever I go I always hear rude and offensive language, at home, at school, at the mall. Unfortunately this rude and offensive language hangs on in my mind, and then my mind feels very dirty, bad, evil, and weak. How not to think in offensive language although I do not say it verbally?
Q86: I have read that Venerable Monks and Nuns are not allowed to use or accept money, since that is against the monastic discipline they obey. Please clarify this issue.
Q87: What about when the Buddha foretold about King Pasenadis dreams is that being a "fortune-teller" or dependent upon "astrology" Is that right livelihood for a monastic?
Q88: I remembered that I forgot to pay $5 for locker hire at a previous high school.I emailed the high school to pay back the $5 I promised to pay at the time.  They said "Thanks very much but you don’t need to pay." Venerable Monk, would you call this situation a act of stealing?
Q89: How to advert one's attention to the non-local aspect of individual consciousness?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSByjvqNXjE
          31 July 2016 Dhamma on Air #29: Escaping the Mirror-House
Q80: I am extremely nervous when I have to talk in front of an audience.
Is that a defilement? How can i work through it?
Q81: Isn't the highest giving, giving of the Dhamma... ?
Q82: What are the karmic consequence of arguing and back-biting with one's parents?
Q83: I have a friend who isn't Buddhist. She is not a good friend in terms of morality, she drinks, she watches bad movies etc. However, despite of these weaknesses, she did do good things to me like being with me at tough times, giving me gifts. She is most of the time a nuisance and is very rude to me at times. Should I end this friendship with her?
Q84: I've seen people in social media spreading bad views on Buddhism. I have tried my best to correct them however, they do not seem to understand their mistakes. Should I continue despite of their negative comments?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L1kP0OyAqY

 

              24 July 2016 Dhamma on Air #28: Solar n Zen
Q65: Why are only males able to become SammasamBuddhas?
Q66: What is the difference between Theravada Buddhism and Zen Buddhism?
Q77: Is active death-help a heinous crime for the relative, or the hospital-worker?
Q78: Are relics, churches, statues, etc. and other religious symbols essential?
Does a formless form of being exist?
Q79: If a person, impelled by karmic effects of the past, does something wrong to another person, will a new karma be created or will it stop there?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93zON0ABa5w
              10 July 2016 Thus Have I Heard: The life-story of the Buddha part 1A + 2B https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNHhSah28Co
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8OXy9D_DuU
                3 July 2016 Dhamma on Air #27: The Space-Time Onion
Q59: What did the Buddha say on the conception of tie and spaces?
Q60: I have noticed that in the Mahayana tradition that there are various names for the Buddha e.g. Q61: Amitabha. Are these 'Mahayana types of Buddhas' are genuine or created fictionally?
Is it possible to achieve arahata status meditating lovingkindness or are other meditation techniques necessary?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcXliDJeW1w
              16 June 2016 Dhamma on Air #26: The 40 Classic Meditations
Q54How to know which of the 40 meditation objects is the most suited for me?
Q55: Sometimes  I feeel that i attain stream entry, but later I loose the stream entry mind state?
Q56: Please tell us the 16 Knowledges of a
Sotāpanna for the benefit of those who inspire to be one. How do you term a junior
Sotāpanna?
Q57: What one can do with regard to relatives who are not trying to practice Buddhism as to avoid conflict or feeling discouraged, wanting approval and so on?
Q58: As a layperson, are there specific things we can do to cultivate Right Livelihood?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyERFyJh54s
              18 June 2016 Dhamma on Air #25: The 10 indeterminable qs
Q52: What is and what did why Buddha refused to answer to the 10 unanswered qs.
Q53: What constitutes good intention?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6XkNNwaSDM
              12 June 2016 Dhamma on Air #24: Genesis and Cosmology
Q47: Has Lord Buddha ever said studying Universes, Stars and Galaxies is a useless thing?
Q48: Has Lord Buddha ever said starting of Mankind happened from the evolution of Apes?
Q49: How did the planet Earth and mankind emerge according to Lord Buddha?
Q50: How does the End of the world and universe happen according to Lord Buddha?
Q51: Please explain the universal cosmology briefly according to Lord Buddhas Discourses?
Q52: Please explain the universal cosmology briefly according to Lord Buddhas Discourses?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyVijoNjrZo
               21 May 2016 Dhamma on Air #23: Vesak and Right Effort
Q42: What is the true meaning of Viriyena dukkhamacceti?
Q43: Did the Buddha communicate with Devas in Pali?
Q44: Should merit be passed on to the hungry ghosts by reciting Pali?
Q45: If having done "Papanthariya Kamma" can one escape Hell before the end of this Aeon?
Q46: Is modern popular "Mindfulness" the same as Buddhist Mindfulness or Awareness (Sati)?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6yQOchQdjA
               15 May 2016 Dhamma on Air #22: Right Livelihood & Consciousness
Q36: Do you have some instructions for the first try of meditation?
Q37: Please explain the rarity of human rebirth, and the emergence of a Buddha
Q38: How does one develop insight into making big decisions about life and career?
Q39: What exactly constitutes right livelihood?
Q40: Please comments on this 2 statements :
" There are so many mental consciousness that can not be counted " and
" The body of human being does not have only one consciousness."
Q41: Is there any way we can reconnect with our own pure consciousness
in order to have a clear heart and mind.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYG9C7eQiP4
                8 May 2016 Dhamma on Air #21: Right View vs. Nihilism
Q30: How do offerings of flowers & incense to the Buddha's relics create merit?
Q32: How does Buddhism look on, and regard Nihilism?
Q33: Is possession of all materials, wife, and children considered as clinging?
Q34: How to explain that Jataka texts mentions Animals, and Trees as talking?
Q35: What did the Buddha say on rebirth, and its causes?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxn00BznEe4
             23 April 2016 Dhamma on Air #20: Relics, Passions, Dreams, and Aliens
Q25: Why are beings born with different levels of passions? (Pride, Anger, Greed, and Lust)
Q26: Why do they realize early or late in their life the adverse effects of these passions?
Q27: What are the remaining Relics after Lord Buddha Gotama?
Q28: What is Bhante's idea about Dreams according to Buddhism?
Q29: If there were alien life in space how can and would they contact us?
        Would they contact some humans with special abilities?
        Is Buddhists a kind of ambassadors, mediators or translators to these life-forms?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1by6-YINvc
             17 April 2016 Dhamma on Air #19 Meditation increases IQ
Q20: After gaining Stream Entrance, does the fruit of one's Kamma accelerate?
Q21: After gaining Stream Entrance, does Mara attack you more aggressively?
Q22: What and how is the Asura Angry Demon Realm?
Q23: Are we a sort of a non-local hologram of an information?
Q24: Does meditation increase the intelligence quotient (IQ)?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcic2b_Jhb8
             10 April 2016 Dhamma on Air #18: Conditioned Clustering
Q14: What are the 5 aggregates, the 5 clusters of clinging (=the 5 khandhas):
Are these 5 clusters a karmic result, or a just guide to understanding no-self (anatta)?
Q15: Do you have a description of the hungry ghost beings & dimensions (peta worlds)?
Q16: Is there a meta-fundamental, all underlying, & metaphysical "ground of all being"?Q4: Is the conception of egg + sperm-cell enough to create a new conscious being?
Q17: Does the rebirth destination match with the karmic accumulation of the dead person?
Q18: If Buddha spoke against blind ritualism, why do many rituals exist within Buddhist culture?
Q19: Is "personal life" just a belief in an entity called "I" or "me", which conceives good & bad?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaBlXQKMju0
              4 April 2016 Dhamma on Air #17: Reincarnation Research
Q13: What science is done on Rebirth?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luoDNRbsl4E
         20 March 2016 Dhamma on Air #16: Rebirth Transmigration
Q5: Do we still have the Gotama Buddha’s True Dhamma teachings intact?
Q6: How to cure sorrow over death, and thus separation from loved family?
Q7: Does the mental state of the death moment determine the rebirth destination?
Q8: Did the Buddha tell how, and when beings, and the Cosmos began to exist?
Q9: How to maintain emotional balance, and calm in conflict situations?
Q10: If there is no self, how does one transcend/reincarnate into a new existence?
Q11: Will and can prayers, and mantra-repetition improve any individual's future?
Q12: Can a lay person achieve Enlightenment without becoming a monk or nun?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQpXIT1_JDI
         13 March 2016 Dhamma on Air #15: The mental & the mind-made body
Q1: How to redirect myself away from always seeking sense pleasure?
Q2: What advice would you give about becoming a monk?
Q3: When Buddha talked about the flame that goes out, what was he referring to?
The extinguishing of all craving, and all defilements, or something else?
Q4: The organic human body is maintained by biological and neural processes.
Is the "Clear Light" of consciousness caused by these biological and neural activities?
Q5: How could MahaMoggallana visit other worlds without a self, soul, or astral body?
Was it a form of lucid dreaming, or something else?
Q6: How to properly remove broken Buddha statues in a suitable way?
Q7: Why did the blessed Buddha not allow women to ordain, when first requested?
Q8: Why are all historic Buddhist events celebrated on poya/uposatha/observance days?
Q9: Is consuming a glass of red wine breaking the 5th training-rule (of the 5 Pancha-Sila precepts)?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NknciEnDsAw
           6 March 2016 Dhamma on Air #14: Stream-Entry and the 5 Hindrances
Q1: Are the 5 hindrances caused by having a physical body?
Q2: Can formless beings experience desire without contact as a requisite?
Q3: How long time can there be between Sotāpatti Magga (path) and Sotāpatti phala (fruit)?
Q4: What can a person do to shorten this gap?
Q5: Why is there this time gap between magga and phala?
Why do some gain Path and Fruit at the same time?
Q6: What exactly is this Sotāpanna Phala (fruit)? Is it a state of Jhanic bliss,
or is it something different like Nibbanic peace? Does one experience it during meditation,
or while walking, standing? How long does the experience of Phala fruit last?
Q7: Are there any stories in Tipitaka that describes attaining Sotāpatti phala (fruit)?
Q8: Have you ever met a person or monk, who has attained some magic abhinnas?
Did you witness such super-human powers? Can you share with us some interesting stories?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF-m7FuFzII
    28 February 2016 Dhamma on Air #13: The 3 Jewels
Q1: What is meant by: “Mind being in the heart“?
Q2: Why can the great element water (Apo-dhatu) = fluidity not be directly sensed?
Q3: Please explain the pali text on Lord Buddha: "Iti pi so bhagava araham ..."
Q4: Please explain the pali text on the Dhamma: "Svakkhato Bhagavata dhammo ..."
Q5: Please explain the pali text on the Sangha : "Supatipanno Bhagavato savakasangho ..."
Q6: How to be reborn in a higher than human world and still practice Vipassana?
Q7: Did the Buddha ever speak about the "wonder of life"?
Q8: Please explain why a Noble does not feel sad by all beings’ suffering in Samsara.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ubN1mqzZ2M
    21 February 2016 Dhamma on Air #12: Death-Consciousness
Q1: What is Sankhara-upekkha-ñana. Can a layperson achieve it?
Q2: How is equanimity different from nihilism or depression?
Q3: Can a person who has achieved stream entrance break the 5 precepts?
Q4: If one forgive others for harms done, would that reduce their karmic effects?
Q5: How should one behave in order to be reborn in a higher than human world?
Q6: Is there any supreme power except the soul?
Q7: What is cuti citta? How can one gain a good cuti citta at the death-moment?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb8MN6Dg8x8
    15 February 2016 Dhamma on Air #11: The 5 Destinations
Q1: How to come to understand suffering?
Q2:Adultery induces rebirth as homosexual. Source text? Other causal karmic relations?
Q3:When we are reborn as humans, are one into the future, or can we be reborn into the past?
Q4: Isn't attachment to a jhāna meditation absorption also a form of clinging?
Q5: How can lay people gain deeper peace, when still craving for primitive things like sex?
Q6: Did Buddha said anything about euthanasia of humans and animals?
Q7: To quit alcohol and tobacco is there any Dhamma-medicine or meditation-method?
Q8: If Mara is performing evil actions, shouldn't he had destroyed himself karmically by now?
Q9: What makes the effect of kamma manifest as good or bad future?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NOscY15314
      7 February 2016 Dhamma on Air #10: The Double Slit Experiment
Q1: How to cultivate and harvest fields of plant foods according to Buddhism?
Q2: Is there any explanation of the ‘double slit experiment’ via the Buddha-Dhamma?
Q3: A lay man will either go forth or die at the day of awakening. Why is this so?
Q4: Is addiction to Facebook, YouTube, internet-porn a 5th precept intoxicant?
Q5: Why are Sakka the Chief of the Thirty-Three and the Brahma devas called 'Gods'?
Q6: Are all beings above at the 31 levels of existence following the Buddha-Dhamma?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCPUl10WXlE
     24 January 2016 Dhamma on Air #9: Nobles and Past Lives
Q1: Does the death-moment consciousness carry the remembrance of the past lives?
Q2: Are their different Early Buddhist attainments?  Tests or criteria to recognize them?
Q3: What to do with marijuana/pot/cannabis abuse?
Q4: Please explain step by step practice of universal friendship meditation.
Q5: How are the senses to be guarded in praxis if you move through a western city?
Q6: What is a Gandhabba? Are these beings everywhere, and how long do they live?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnRhG9UYGK0
     17 January 2016 Dhamma on Air #8: The next Buddha Metteyya & Kamma
Q1: How is it that after a few words some Bhikkhus attain Arahantship?
Q2: How does the forest tradition explain this short learning?
Q3: Why does a new Buddha have to come instead of the same old one?
In other words, why does Metteyya have to come instead of Shakyamuni?
Q4: Is it possible to nullify the effects of previous bad kamma (from past lives
and present) which might result in illness etc. through good deeds done in this life?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4rmO7duGsE
     10 January 2016 Dhamma on Air #7: 1st Jhāna Absorption and Merit
Q1: How does it feels when one is in first Jhāna?
Q2: How to practice in order to attain first Jhāna?
Q3: If I practice only anapanasati and not Vipasanā meditation ..
Is it then possible to attain Jhāna (Sammā Samādhi)?
Q4: As laypeople living in West how do we continue to motivate
ourselves to keep on developing the Noble 8-fold Way?
Q5: What is the best way to make merit out of the various ways of making merit
and how does one transfer merit to a deceased relative, and how long can
you do this for? Do you have to transfer merit immediately they pass away
or can you keep transferring merit for a long time after?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmZvqyaRBRg
     3 January 2016 Dhamma on Air #6: Mara and the Multiverse
Q1: There are 31 worlds in this universe, according to Buddha’s teachings,
are there other universes as well? Is there such a thing as Multiverse?
Q2: Who are the 4 guardian gods, and what/who do they guard?
Q3: Is there an individual or a person called Mara/King of Death or
Is he the defiled thoughts of Humans' Minds (Stinking Thinking)?
Q4: “The continuity of Dukkha relies on Kamma”.
Does that mean we have to clear away all our Kamma
(negative and positive) before we attain Nibbana?
Q5: The Buddha talks about the highest form of giving to adorn and decorate the mind.
In what sense and how are we to adorn and decorate the mind?
Q6: DN2 Wrong livelihood for Recluses:
What was the Buddha's view on: Astrology, horoscopes, wearing of talismans,
various rituals to avoid bad or evil influences of the planets on a person's life?
Q7: How long time does the mind exist for?
Does mind come into existence at the start of a new universal cycle?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko7RBI71rQs
27 December 2015 Dhamma on Air #5: Kamma and Astrology
Q1: Where is the past life remembrance stored?
Q2: What is the best way to help an elderly dying person?
Q3: How can we be freed from anger?
Q4: How can we heal from sadness?
Q5: What is kamma? How can we purify kamma?
Q6: What is telepathy? How does it work?
Q7: Please explain the rarity of human rebirth, and the emergence of a Buddha.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuPMZKGT3yM
20 December 2015 Dhamma on Air #4: Love vs. Attachment
Q1: How to use the Satipatthana Sutta MN10 in meditation?
Q2: Is there real love between partners, or is it all about attachment?
Q3: Have you recorded any guided meditations?
Q4: What is the meaning of Yoniso Manasikara?
Q5: What to do with rats, roaches, ants, mosquitoes ao. pests etc?
Q6: Is there a way to prevent backsliding in one's practice?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5571bom5x4
14 December 2015 Dhamma on Air #3: Mindfulness, Bliss and Porn
Q1: How to gain unbroken mindfulness (sati)?
Q2: What is spiritual bliss - supramundane joy?
Q3: How to reduce greed for sex and porn?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcH4ZXHqFzM
 6 December 2015 Dhamma on Air #2: Mahayana vs. Theravada Buddhism.
Q1: Mahayana vs. Theravada Buddhism. Has Hinduism distorted Buddhism?
Q2: Why don’t the Buddhas appear and help us now?
Q3: How do you handle ignorance/neglect/harassment on the job?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF0gFQmzKdQ
  30 October 2015 Dhamma on Air #1: The 10 mental Perfections
Q1: What are 10 mental Perfections (The 10 Parami = Paramitas):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA_LUfU6tHQ
  13 January 2016 Dhamma on Air Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bk1juPMNr4