Search found 1053 matches

by dharmacorps
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 36
Views: 559

Re: Is it a schism making action?

What about buddhologists and academic scholars? Scholars are not monks, and people like me find scholars are more reliable, at least historically and logically speaking, than monks. Can scholars make a schism because people trust them, especially in this age of science and technology? It seems like...
by dharmacorps
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: One more rebirth before becoming a non-returner
Replies: 21
Views: 316

Re: One more rebirth before becoming a non-returner

I don't have a sutta reference, but it is worth noting that it is 7 lives at most. Not 7 by default. Some stream enterers, depending on their level of advancement, only return one more time --without technically being a once returner. I know its kind of hard to understand, and I don't think i can ex...
by dharmacorps
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dhamma and Public Speaking
Replies: 25
Views: 342

Re: The Dhamma and Public Speaking

Ceisiwr wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:45 pm


I was thinking perhaps trying to view them as skeletons.
That is a brilliant idea. Maranasati!
by dharmacorps
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dhamma and Public Speaking
Replies: 25
Views: 342

Re: The Dhamma and Public Speaking

You could rehearse your speech in front of people, or on your own. That may help. Or try to follow the breath as you speak. I suppose picturing people naked would not be very dhammic.
by dharmacorps
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: promoting dhamma by website
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: promoting dhamma by website

confusedlayman wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:26 pm

I dont want to go to hell for misrepresenting buddha
Then it is best to wait to teach until your doubts and multitude of questions are allayed. You could easily spin yourself into big trouble here at this point. A in-person teacher is very important for you.
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what happens when supernormal powers misused?
Replies: 15
Views: 334

Re: what happens when supernormal powers misused?

Don't worry about it unless you have supernatural powers.
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: Ciggarettes

If you are located in a western country, look for a smoking cessation program. Every HMO/health care provider will offer one because of the immeasurable benefits of quitting. Ask your doctor.
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a guarente that i a time get liberated?
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Is there a guarente that i a time get liberated?

I don't know the Sutta, but when directly asked in the long span of time one would eventually take a birth and "get" liberated and he said flat out, no. Samsara is endless in that way. It is only through sustained efforts. Your actions. Best not to waste your time wondering if something will automat...
by dharmacorps
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: forex trading and buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: forex trading and buddhism

We've discussed this on here previously and is a interesting and befuddling issue. Forex trading from what I have seen is basically gambling and speculation. It is not quick cash and the people you are trading against as a retail trader are going to be far smarter than you unless you went to finance...
by dharmacorps
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Interreligious relationships in the US
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Interreligious relationships in the US

This area of Mendocino county has several monasteries and religious centers. It is definitely worth a visit if you are able. I heard a talk once from a monk at Abhayagiri talking about his friendship with a monk at the Orthodox monastery and he even played some video of the monk manually ringing chu...
by dharmacorps
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Interreligious relationships in the US
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Interreligious relationships

I'm aware of places like Wat Buddhansorn and Abhayagiri, for example, which have such a relationship with Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery. In fact, one of the last times I was at Abhayagiri, they had an ordination (I believe it was for Tan Sudhiro) and the monks from Ten Thousand Buddhas were presen...
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vinaya pārājika - "he praises death" ???
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Vinaya pārājika - "he praises death" ???

I would think a monk dragged off for years to live in a gulag and be tortured would have a hard time knowing how to continue to observe and interpret the vinaya for innumerable other reasons. Including finding other monks.
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: do ordained bhikkus and bhikunnis have lust and angry thoughts in their mind?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: do ordained bhikkus and bhikunnis have lust and angry thoughts in their mind?

That implies that just by ordaining alone, you will have certain results after a certain amount of time regardless of the effort you put in. There are plenty of monks and nuns who have ordained and still struggle with this after long periods of time. Best to focus on the effort you put in regardless...
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Contraception, Abortion and the Dhamma
Replies: 59
Views: 895

Re: Contraception, Abortion and the Dhamma

I realize this is a dhamma based discussion as well it should be, but it is worth observing, as is often missed in these threads, medically speaking, unfertilized sperm and eggs have a limited "life" span by definition and die in fairly short order and can only exist very briefly under certain condi...
by dharmacorps
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Thanissaro Bhikkhu really make such a comment on the attainments of Pa-auk and Mahasi??
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Did Thanissaro Bhikkhu really make such a comment on the attainments of Pa-auk and Mahasi??

Its important to realize you are reading what a academic's understanding, and there are frequent misunderstandings between academics and Buddhist monks/practitioners. I too doubt that Ajahn Geoff said that, or said it in the way that this person is claiming. There are several monks that are non-dham...