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by JamesTheGiant
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Series of Talks on Ven. Ñāṇavīra Thera's “Notes on Dhamma”
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Series of Talks on Ven. Ñāṇavīra Thera's “Notes on Dhamma”

So it's Ñāṇamoli explaining Ñāṇavīra explaining Buddha explaining the way?
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Liberation: Striving & Urgency
Replies: 13
Views: 134

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Not to digress, but isn't liberation something that JUST happens? Not something you strive for and attain? Even the Buddha suddenly attained it and NOT while he was practising various spiritual disciplines. It just happens, but it just happens after many years or many lifetimes of cultivating the p...
by JamesTheGiant
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is dumpster diving for food and/or robe cloth allowable according to the Vinaya?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Is dumpster diving for food and/or robe cloth allowable according to the Vinaya?

Polar Bear wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:53 am
...And rags from the rubbish-heap as robes...

https://suttacentral.net/thag18.1/en/sujato-walton
Good quote, that's pretty much dumpster diving exactly. Without the diving bit.
Very well, I stand corrected. :smile:
by JamesTheGiant
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is dumpster diving for food and/or robe cloth allowable according to the Vinaya?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Is dumpster diving for food and/or robe cloth allowable according to the Vinaya?

In my country, New Zealand, dumpster diving is stealing, as the waste in the dumpster is legally the property of either the shop, or the company who owns the dumpster. So monks can't do it here, since it maybe either a disrobing offence, (parajika) or a forfeit-and-confess offence. (Nissagiya Pacitt...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 93
Views: 1024

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Bundokji wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:47 pm
I am trying to understand this whole discussion. Could anyone please help me understand what does the word "westerners" mean in the context of this thread?
White people.
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 93
Views: 1024

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Westerners ...Europeans... Americans... You Westerners ...A Western psychiatrist ... a Western style argument ... Western monk ...Western visitor, ... Western ... Western monks ....Westerner ... Western disciples... Western monks, like favored children, ...Westerners ... English monk, vacillating T...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Has anyone ordered / seen in person Three Hands Buddha statues?
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: Has anyone ordered / seen in person Three Hands Buddha statues?

Holy Spit, they're expensive!
Don't do it!
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trusting Precedence of Texts
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Trusting Precedence of Texts

That's probably because the suttas are often obscure to new readers, in difficult language, dreadfully repetitive, and expensive to access in a paper book. But modern commentaries, what you call Attanomati, are written in modern language that we can easily grasp, the issues examined are more precise...
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Any recommendations for how to find local stores that might carry Buddha statues for a shrine?
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Any recommendations for how to find local stores that might carry Buddha statues for a shrine?

Kim OHara wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:05 am
:thumbsup:
Here, too.

Where we are, garden suppliers also often sell Buddha statues along with their fountains and hanging baskets.

:namaste:
Kim
Oh, yes! I saw a really nice Buddha head at Bunnings in the garden department. Cheap cast concrete, but it had a really serene expression.
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finding quiet living conditions as a householder
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Finding quiet living conditions as a householder

philosopher wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:58 am
That sounds amazing. :)
Yes, it's a pretty good spot to live.
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Any recommendations for how to find local stores that might carry Buddha statues for a shrine?
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Any recommendations for how to find local stores that might carry Buddha statues for a shrine?

Are you in the USA?
I find it's the New Age and Hippy stores which sell Buddha statues. Some of them are actually quite nice.
They are those stores which sell lots of incense and tie-dye clothing and ethnic wooden stuff. Hippy Junk, really, although I'm sort of a hippy myself.
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 49
Views: 605

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

I suggest you follow the Buddha. He ordained women, and supported the ordination of women. True, at the beginning he was reluctant, but after some persuading by Ananda he became a strong supporter of bhikkhunis: Mara once appeared before the Buddha and asked him to pass from the world because too ma...
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Bhante Ñāṇavimala : the Mahā Kassapa of this age
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: Bhante Ñāṇavimala : the Mahā Kassapa of this age

He sounds amazing. Are there any collected teachings or dhamma talks from him?
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:10 pm
I took the main part of the text to be from Bhante Subhuti's blog
Oh I understand now, yes that makes sense. Cheers.