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by Faelig
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?

Thanks for the information!
You mention a link but I can't see one in your post?
by Faelig
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?

[...] I respected Ven. Sudassana in high regard for his knowledge of Tipitaka but he always said that he was not a Sotapanna. Now to my disappointment, he says that monks should sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism. (This is in regard to the different interpretation of Sutta by Ven. Abhaya and ...
by Faelig
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Before Ordaining
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Before Ordaining

This a gem of a post, thank you :anjali:
by Faelig
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?
Replies: 47
Views: 3107

Re: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?

In my understanding, according to the suttas: develop and master the second jhana, then you will experience for yourself the complete cessation of thoughts (vitakka and vicara) and will come to the conclusion (not intellectually but experimentally) that they are not yours.
by Faelig
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Justin McDaniel's book "Architects of Buddhist Leisure"
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Justin McDaniel's book "Architects of Buddhist Leisure"

This remind me of one of the first lesson in the Warder... pamādo , the pali word for 'pastime' also means 'negligence'...! "Appamādo amatapadaṃ, pamādo maccuno padaṃ; Appamattā na mīyanti, ye pamattā yathā matā." "Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless. Heedlessness is the path to death. The heed...
by Faelig
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How does a Buddhist socialise?
Replies: 13
Views: 1322

Re: How does a Buddhist socialise?

You want to be careful to guard your speech and avoid, what the Buddha called, idle chatter. This sort of speech is not conducive to mindfulness and can lead to other forms of unwholesome speech such as gossiping, slandering, and lying. Socialization should be kept to a minimum because the dhamma i...
by Faelig
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 16.5 Jiṇṇa Sutta. Old.
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: SN 16.5 Jiṇṇa Sutta. Old.

I have compassion for later generations, thinking, ‘May those of later generations follow my example!’ [280] For when they hear, ‘The enlightened disciples of the Buddha were for a long time forest dwellers and spoke in praise of forest dwelling … were energetic and spoke in praise of arousing ener...
by Faelig
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Concentration on the Arisen Path.
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: Right Concentration on the Arisen Path.

I'm trying to understand your exposition: unarisen path and the arisen path Where is this distinction made? I'd be interested to know more about what is the difference. Could you direct me towards some quotes? If we assume that the path has arisen for a stream-winner, then that definition will no lo...
by Faelig
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Someone practicing Dhyana only ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3001

Re: Someone practicing Dhyana only ?

Previously in western Buddhism there was an emphasis on vipassana but now the pendulum has swung towards jhana. Hi Paul, I'm curious to know how you came up with that analysis? For example, when I look for retreats or courses here in Western Europe, Burmese-style/vipassana/satipathana retreats are ...
by Faelig
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: extroverts versus introverts
Replies: 62
Views: 4331

Re: extroverts versus introverts

The best example of how to balance seclusion with good friendship is in the description of how Anuruddha lived with his co-residents. Basically, they performed their monastic duties without even speaking unless it was necessary, using hand signals if they needed assistance from another. They each s...
by Faelig
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: extroverts versus introverts
Replies: 62
Views: 4331

Re: extroverts versus introverts

The social is a necessary part of practice Is it really? In what way? There Ven. Ananda went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to the Blessed One, sat to one side. As he was sitting there, Ven. Ananda said to the Blessed One, "This is half of the holy life, lord: admirable frien...
by Faelig
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: extroverts versus introverts
Replies: 62
Views: 4331

Re: extroverts versus introverts

The social is a necessary part of practice Is it really? In what way? I've got the impression that the path goes in the opposite direction to the 'social'. Nowhere in the suttas I read about the social being a necessary part of the practice. On the contrary solitude is a necessary part of the pract...
by Faelig
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Asian forest monasteries for fully-ordained bhikkhunis? (with kutis)
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: Asian forest monasteries for fully-ordained bhikkhunis? (with kutis)

Bhante Lucky wrote:Try emailing the nuns at Dhammasara monastery, in Australia. They will be able to give you the names of some places no doubt. Email the BSWA office manager on admin@bswa.org and they will give the email to the nuns.
Thank you very much Bhante :namaste:
by Faelig
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Asian forest monasteries for fully-ordained bhikkhunis? (with kutis)
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Asian forest monasteries for fully-ordained bhikkhunis? (with kutis)

Dear DW readers, I am looking for some forest monasteries in Asia for fully-ordained bhikkhunis. In particular, monasteries with individual kutis in the forest. Have you got any recommendations for such places? Edit (some background information): A friend of mine is looking to ordain soon. She plans...
by Faelig
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Being Religious or Spiritual Is Linked With Getting More Depressed
Replies: 86
Views: 5033

Re: Being Religious or Spiritual Is Linked With Getting More Depressed

"Suttas do speak that he was omniscient (if he really wanted he could get full knowledge of something (but not everything at once) via deep samadhi states). However, Buddha didn't use this ability too often, at certainly, not all the time. (Could you point to some of these suttas? if not too time c...