Hi by Dmytro, David N. Snyder, and all,
David N. Snyder wrote:
theY wrote:Can visākhā, anāthapindika see Beyonce from youtube?
If they were alive today I am sure they could
watch her, but probably wouldn't be interested.
Capitalism make a better and better kāmaguṇas to this world. In the past, kāmaguṇas were lower quality more than nowadays kāmaguṇas. Also, harder to get kāmaguṇas, too. Didn't have telephone, internet, or another facilities.
Commentary said "When rājā is bad,people, plants, courtiers, devatās will bad, too". So, when leader addict kāmaguna, subordinate will addict too.
What was commentary said is one of examples that shown about the tendency that control by the leader.
And nowadays leader is all people around the world, democracy.
Democracy(Capitalism) is the way that everybody can be equal.
In tipitaka and commentary, we can see the verse about the age range of people at each period.
Age of human is upon their moral. More moral more age (More than 1 million years). Less moral less age (least at 10 years).
Commentary said "We are at a downside of curve". And if we notice in the commentary text, we will see that we are near the end of downside curve.
What is the downside curve of age range?People will lose their moral and lose their age. Most people will find-out/protect/preserve the occupation to access kāmaguṇa (example will be appear in topic about capitalism economy or democracy, or you can see more at the target of scientist, and myanmar changing).
What's up?Everybody equalization = Downside unmoral/less-moral people will be leader and rightfully possess this world.
So, in the past, if rājā believe in kamma and love dhamma, buddhism grown up. Tendency curve upon each countries rājā's moral.
Nowadays, tendency curve upon downside unmoral/less-moral people.Taṇhā will be one stand dictator!
Although, I ask for the way that myanmar will live with this environment, not the way to change it, because we can't.
We at the downside curve. So we can't grow more in anyway. Hurry to grow is hurry to die--for theravāda, except another nikāya.
We should hide ourselves if we can't fight like this sutta:
 "yasmiṃ, bhikkhave, samaye corā balavanto honti, rājāno tasmiṃ samaye dubbalāhontiฯ tasmiṃ, bhikkhave, samaye rañño na phāsu hoti atiyātuṃ vā niyyātuṃ vā paccantime vā janapade anusaññātuṃฯ brāhmaṇagahapatikānampi tasmiṃ samaye na phāsu hoti atiyātuṃ vā niyyātuṃ vā bāhirāni vā kammantāni paṭivekkhituṃฯ evamevaṃ kho, bhikkhave,yasmiṃ samaye pāpabhikkhū balavanto honti, pesalā bhikkhū tasmiṃ samaye dubbalāhontiฯ tasmiṃ, bhikkhave, samaye pesalā bhikkhū tuṇhībhūtā tuṇhībhūtāva saṅghamajjhesaṅkasāyanti paccantime vā janapade acchanti ฯ tayidaṃ, bhikkhave, hoti bahujanāhitāya bahujanāsukhāya,bahuno janassa anatthāya ahitāya dukkhāya devamanussānaṃฯ--myanmar,suttantapiṭakaṃ,aṅguttaranikāyo,dukanipātapāḷi no. 40
P.S. That tendency curve made capitalism seem to be democracy, free-market economy, and free-enterprise system, because most of us are less-moral/selfish/kāmaguṇa addict. Everybody can indulge our taṇhā unlimited to get everything we wanted (sell) by supporting another taṇhā (buy). so, capitalist == kāmaguṇist, capitalism == kāmaguṇism.
And, so, in vinaya, the buddha forbid bhikkhu to buy, to sell and to get money.
David N. Snyder wrote:Capitalists have kāmaguṇas. Socialists have kāmaguṇas. Communists have kāmaguṇas. The economic system has little to no effect on the minds of the individuals and their cravings. The cravings might be slightly different, but they are there in all but the highest noble states.
Do you understand below question?
theY wrote:Do you know status--hīna, majjhima, and paṇīta of them?
I wrote about better kāmaguṇa from capitalism, wrong?Addition:
Why there are harder to bhāvanā in heaven than in our world?
Why we, include thai bhikkhu, can't memorize all tipitaka like commentary-teacher, myanmar bhikkhus?Why thai bhikkhus can't memorize tipitaka like they had did in the past, but why myanmar bhikkhu still going on to memorize tipitaka?
Why thai bhikkhu who try to memorize tipitaka and stick in vinaya go to live myanmar, although he also has his work in thailand?
David N. Snyder wrote:
theY wrote:Real bhikkhu/bhikhunī, who learned in vinaya, know that they can't use underpants, or not?
Why this fixation on underwear? How do you know what they are wearing under their robes? How do you know what the monks are wearing under their robes?
This seems to me another example of fundamentalism run amok. So many problems in the world today from unemployment, hunger, etc. and then someone is concerned with what female monastics are wearing under their robes.
My thai monk teacher has taught vinaya to thai (fake) bhikkhuni. They said that themselves, because in vinaya hve that topic--fobid gihi-dress (that many bikkhu and bikkhuni wonder about underwear).
I not fix at underwear, I fix at vinaya that distort by the buddhist capitalists (worm in the lion king), example is who man who claim themselves "We are theravāda bikkhuni", but they don't know even if dressing law that is about what thing they wearing everyday.
Is that good if you are a man who dress the skirt everyday? Is it proper?
Should anybody break the law everyday?
Do you know the example?
You didn't find out my question "Do you know status--hīna, majjhima, and paṇīta of them?", but you want to know " do you know what they are wearing under their robes? How do you know what the monks are wearing under their robes?".
Why another didn't interest that title?
I'm a fundamentalism of tipitaka(mettā with kammassakatā), and you are fundamentalism of human rights(mettā, only), right?
I'm unmoral, and you are moral, right?
Please, go on vinaya. Don't be serious about the example. I know you can understand my capital topic like another, if you try more.