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by JamesTheGiant
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are we Alt-Buddhists?
Replies: 37
Views: 1519

Re: Are we Alt-Buddhists?

He can be safely ignored as a lunatic. This is an example of his posts: " Keep in mind the majority of these weird trolls [by this he means members of Dhammawheel] come from Australia, the nation that genocided a 40,000 year old culture in order to import low IQ convicts with nowhere else to go. Not...
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 3806

Re: buying/using gun

I found these images when I was a monk, and thought they were interesting and provocative.
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by JamesTheGiant
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Experiences & Questions With Dhyana
Replies: 4
Views: 4439

Re: Experiences & Questions With Dhyana

Lots of interesting things can happen in meditation, as you well know.
Your experience sounds interesting and it's not jhana. It's not relevant to pursue whatever it is.
The thing to do when anything arises is do not try to grasp and repeat it, and instead just return to your meditation object.
by JamesTheGiant
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Interreligious relationships in the US
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: Interreligious relationships

In Australia we have Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery, and once a year some interested monks visit the Catholic Benedictine Monastery to the north of Perth. Or the Christian monks come to the Buddhist monastery. They have a chat and a discussion. Nothing much is realized, but it's nice to meet dedicate...
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 689
Views: 48567

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: 25
Views: 9660

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: 2411

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: 51
Views: 19908

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: 699

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: 1565

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: 1565

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: 2941

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: 710

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: 2208

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: 2208

Re: What do you use?

Take your gosh darn arguments elsewhere! Simple question, simple answer!