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by JamesTheGiant
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 156
Views: 1474

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

It's simple, seems to me. Bhante Suddhasso said this last week: As a Buddhist monk, it is my duty to directly state what is wholesome and what is unwholesome; what is right and what is wrong; what is good and what is evil. Therefore, to be perfectly clear: Racism is evil. Cruelty is evil. Torture is...
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.
Replies: 23
Views: 467

Re: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.

If there isn't support for a monk in an area, then that is not a suitable place for a monk to live.
The monk must move to a place where he is supported by laypeople.
Global online fundraising isn't a good substitute for a local community.
by JamesTheGiant
Tue May 26, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Analayo's article on Ingram
Replies: 29
Views: 953

Re: Analayo's article on Ingram

It's super that someone as knowledgeable as Venerable Analayo has taken time to examine Daniel Ingram's experiences, instead of just dismissing them immediately without investigation, like I've seen many bhikkhus do.
Thanks for the link to the article.
by JamesTheGiant
Fri May 15, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?
Replies: 30
Views: 1215

Re: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?

It is the same in Europe. Many angels and demons and spirits in the past, but not now. Researchers have shown the decline in reports of supernatural beings is strongly correlated with the rise of public education. This was especially seen during the French revolution when the English had schools, bu...
by JamesTheGiant
Thu May 14, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is there a list with the name and information for each monastery in Thailand?
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Is there a list with the name and information for each monastery in Thailand?

Is there a list with the name and information for each monastery in Thailand? Technically the Thai government will have a list of every monastery in the country. But it's not on the public internet, and it will be in Thai, in some government office in Bangkok. You know there are tens of thousands o...
by JamesTheGiant
Sun May 10, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Morning routine
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Morning routine

Here's the Wat Pah Nanachat daily schedule. Pretty normal from monasteries I've visited. 03:00 am Morning wake-up bell 03:30 Morning meeting: chanting and meditation Dawn Monks go on alms-round. Lay guests sweep the monastery or help in the kitchen. 08:00 The meal 09:30 Short daily Dhamma teaching (...
by JamesTheGiant
Fri May 08, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Morning routine
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Morning routine

Here is my daily routine, when I was a monk.
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Many monks I know get up a lot earlier though. The monk I'm working with now gets up at 2.50am every day!
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: fire, poison & sword
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: fire, poison & sword

salayatananirodha wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:13 pm
ok, please keep that to yourself. i interpret the word of the buddha literally
Ok sorry.
Hey how about we test the sutta in real life?
You clearly have strong faith, so how about you do metta, and I'll come test you with fire, poison, and a sword?
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How do Foreign Meditators/Monks/Nuns access the internet while meditating long-term in Wats Retreats Monasteries?
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: How do Foreign Meditators/Monks/Nuns access the internet while meditating long-term in Wats Retreats Monasteries?

Yeah as Mike said, a data connection on a phone is cheap in Thailand. . BUT I implore you to give the phone or sim-card to someone else for safekeeping, and only check it once a month. It's such a huge distraction. A massive distraction. I can't overstate how distracting the internet is to a meditat...
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What do you use?
Replies: 22
Views: 1583

Re: What do you use?

I use mostly anapanasati, with the attitude of Letting Go, Letting Go.
Sometimes I switch to metta, when the mind needs some gladdening.
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What do you use?
Replies: 22
Views: 1583

Re: What do you use?

Take your gosh darn arguments elsewhere! Simple question, simple answer!
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science
Replies: 172
Views: 8122

Re: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science

When scientists find something which can not be explained with science it does not lead to collapse!!!....not in the least!!!....on the contrary it really excites scientist to find something they can't explain. Finding things that can't be explained or is not understood is pretty much the entirety ...
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: fire, poison & sword
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: fire, poison & sword

Heretic opinion here: The sutta either means something different to what we read it, (maybe the Fire of passion, the Poison of hate, and the Sword of ignorance?) ...or it's just nonsense propaganda like other religions have. Christianity has a thing about god protecting believers from poison snakeb...
by JamesTheGiant
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Travel Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Travel Advice

James, can you identify source of this statistic? The number of current infections, compared to world population, combined with the low rate of transmission. Currently the rate of increase is about 1.21. Yes eventually millions and millions of people will have the virus, and probably millions will ...
by JamesTheGiant
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Travel Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Travel Advice

Unfortunately, I just cancelled my tickets and emailed Ajaan DIck. Oh well, maybe next time. Just remember next time, there's ALWAYS something that stops you from going to the monastery or ordaining. Always. I've known people who've met the woman of their dreams a few weeks before leaving to ordain...