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by JamesTheGiant
Fri May 25, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 19
Views: 182

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Just a suggestion: Maybe make that section an "opt-in" subforum, which is hidden as a default.
by JamesTheGiant
Fri May 25, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 19
Views: 182

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 7:37 am
it's definitely going to be hard to come up with a solution that will keep everyone happy!
Don't worry about trying to keep everyone happy. Sometimes medicine tastes awful, and children must be forced to take it!
by JamesTheGiant
Thu May 24, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 20
Views: 135

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

Kumara wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 7:20 am
According to who?
Sorry, I'm not a scholar or one of those clever people who remember where they read things. I dunno.
by JamesTheGiant
Thu May 24, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 20
Views: 135

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

The "suppressed" word is a translation issue. If I remember correctly it's just a different way some translators translate Purified or Cleansed or Abandoned. I'm referring to "all defilements", not just the 5 hindrances. Thanks for trying anyway. The 5 hindrances are the cause of all the defilements...
by JamesTheGiant
Wed May 23, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide

He will be there for a time, then be reborn somewhere else under other circumstances.
This is worth repeating. Even if suicide does cause bad kamma, after some time the kamma will be used up, and you father will be reborn in a good place. :anjali:
by JamesTheGiant
Tue May 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: whoops
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: whoops

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:13 pm
forgot to observe uposatha today; since it was last tuesday i did not think it would be monday. good enough if i keep it tomorrow? :/
I never do it on the actual day. I often do it on Sunday, because that fits with my work life.
by JamesTheGiant
Mon May 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

When you go to Sri Lanka it should be okay to stay at both monasteries for a month, while you're a layperson. That way you can leave your final decision until after you've tried them both. The only difficulty would be extending your visa, but I understand that's no problem, just a day in Colombo fil...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat May 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 1660

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Gah! They've said their vows like, three times already, and exchanged rings, Even George Clooney and Amal are looking a bit bored. It's past midnight here and time for bed.... Wait, no, we're all singing God Save The Queen! I know some of the words. And they're walking out of the chapel, wow she rea...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat May 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 1660

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Meezer77 post_id=472368 time=1526719456 user_id=13788] I’m watching the coverage just now, some interesting and original hats being worn 😊 I'm watching too, oh don't Clooney and Amal look lovely. Clarissa has a geat hat. But poor old Victoria Beckham looks sad. Good weather for it. Hope nobody gets...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat May 19, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 1660

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

The Queen didn't stop it in Australia in 1975. :jedi: Kim I'm a bit shaky on my Australian political history, but wasn't it justified and a good call in the end? "No" to the first question (at best, they could find plausible excuses for it) and "maybe" to the second (Whitlam was probably going to c...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat May 19, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Teaching English to young monks.
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Teaching English to young monks.

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 4:46 am
which rule does that fall under
Masturbation would be breaking one of their 10 precepts. From memory that's "Brahmachariya veramani sikkapadam samadhiami".
Usually they then go to a senior monk or their preceptor, and take the 10 precepts again. But there's no formal punishment or penance.
by JamesTheGiant
Sat May 19, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 1660

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Kim OHara wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 4:44 am
The Queen didn't stop it in Australia in 1975.

:jedi:
Kim
I'm a bit shaky on my Australian political history, but wasn't it justified and a good call in the end?
by JamesTheGiant
Sat May 19, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 1660

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

I'm going to watch the wedding tonight with my mother, it will be a nice sociable time with family. Watching big public events like this... it's like watching motor-racing... there's always the chance of a spectacular crash or accident. Plus they have bunting. How often do you get to see bunting in ...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat May 19, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Teaching English to young monks.
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Teaching English to young monks.

Attractive young farang women, teaching English to young monks. What a combination! Fortunately they're only novices, so cannot be guilty of commiting a sanghadisesa! Otherwise there'd be trouble... :lol:
by JamesTheGiant
Fri May 18, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?

the problem with porn is how disgusting and foul it is it truly is offensive Hundreds of millions of people (mostly men) think it is beautiful and attractive, and are not offended by it at all. But maybe your statement was simply expressing a personal opinion, or coming at it from an ariyan perspec...
by JamesTheGiant
Thu May 17, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Best School for study of Theravāda/Early Buddhism & Pāḷi
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Best School for study of Theravāda/Early Buddhism & Pāḷi

Chulalongkorn? I understand a lot of monks study Pali and stuff there.
You can do both undergrad and graduate programs there,
by JamesTheGiant
Wed May 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 50240

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

PS: I have a pirated version of the Nikayas that Zom provided to me. And I have distributed it to other buddhist and will continue to do so. Yes, me too. It is completely insane that those Bhikkhu Bodhi translations are not able to be shared. I heard Bhikkhu Bodhi regretted giving the license to Wi...
by JamesTheGiant
Wed May 16, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 50240

Re: Buddhists and copyright

Here are 18 pages and 360 posts on that exact topic. Happy reading!
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=7499

Now quickly mods, lock this thread, lest it become a rehash of the megathread!
by JamesTheGiant
Mon May 14, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?

"And how is one made impure in three ways by bodily action? There is the case where a certain person takes life, is a hunter, bloody-handed, devoted to killing & slaying, showing no mercy to living beings. He takes what is not given. He takes, in the manner of a thief, things in a village or a wild...
by JamesTheGiant
Mon May 14, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?

Is it considered sexual misconduct for lay Buddhists to look at pornography? I think it would be sexual misconduct (and wrong livelihood) to perform in or produce it, but then lay Buddhists are permitted to eat meat (unless it was specially killed for them) No, sexual misconduct only refers to thin...