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by WorldTraveller
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Uganda Buddhist Center
Replies: 24
Views: 1559

Re: Uganda Buddhist Center

[2 serious fault in the Vinaya (original story here ). You just linked to PDFs of the entire vinaya, which is ridiculous. If you're going to make a link, how about make it to the exact rule? :oops: Honest mistake buddy. I typed the page #, but when posted it's missing somehow. Anyway, it's on page ...
by WorldTraveller
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Uganda Buddhist Center
Replies: 24
Views: 1559

Re: Uganda Buddhist Center

Agree. What is unique about Bhante Buddharakhita (Not to mention some other monks) is his ability to mix Buddhism with his social programme. I understand he has started an orphanage for which we all can help. https://ugandabuddhistcenter.org/ Just a curious question: Is it allowed in the Buddha's T...
by WorldTraveller
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Where did the Buddha forbid use of Sanskrit?
Replies: 13
Views: 1669

Re: Where did the Buddha forbid use of Sanskrit?

maybe this : I allow you, 0 Bhikkhus, to learn the word of the Buddhas each in his own dialect. Cullavagga, 33,i Cullavagga - Fifth Khandhaka: Chapter 33 1. Now at that time there were two brothers, Bhikkhus, by name Yamelu and Tekula by birth, excelling in speech, excelling in pronunciation. These...
by WorldTraveller
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Uganda Buddhist Center
Replies: 24
Views: 1559

Re: Uganda Buddhist Center

I met him randomly during a visit to a German monastery where I'd actually gone to meet Ajahn Brahm. He asked me how my life was going, and I told him that my job and financial situation is not secured and that I didn't know what the future holds. He said (I paraphrase), " Life would be really bori...
by WorldTraveller
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Uganda Buddhist Center
Replies: 24
Views: 1559

Re: Uganda Buddhist Center

Agree. What is unique about Bhante Buddharakhita (Not to mention some other monks) is his ability to mix Buddhism with his social programme. I understand he has started an orphanage for which we all can help. https://ugandabuddhistcenter.org/ Just a curious question: Is it allowed in the Buddha's T...
by WorldTraveller
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “No Sex” or “Right Sex”?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

“No Sex” or “Right Sex”?

Dear forum, Should it be “avoiding sexual activity” or “avoiding sexual misconduct” under the Right Action of the Noble Eightfold Path ? My personal view at the moment is, it should be “avoiding sexual activity” since there’s no way one can develop a mind free of lust while engaged in “Right Sex”! :...
by WorldTraveller
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???

Zom wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:48 pm
What do you mean by finalized?
This refers to whenever the compilers stopped adding things to the piṭaka.
by WorldTraveller
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 782
Views: 55730

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I am astonished by the level of ignorance (avijja) of many people who are commenting. I know that the majority of people who are actually reading what I write are capable of overcoming avijja when the truth is shown with evidence. For me, it's the opposite: I am astonished sometimes, but mostly gla...
by WorldTraveller
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Like / Dislike, Thumbs up / Thumbs down etc.
Replies: 100
Views: 15157

Like/dislike

[Merged into this topic because of its similarities to the existing topic... no point rehashing the same positions yet again... Thanks, Retro.] I'd like to suggest adding the facility to give a "Like/Dislike" or "Agree/disagree" or "+/-" to a post by the forum members. This way the need to type a p...
by WorldTraveller
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 67
Views: 1305

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Gotama the Buddha attained parinibbāna c. 483BC. But Nibbāna isn't annihilation just the end of suffering. Nibbāna is Awakening, so that means the Buddha hasn't forgotten about us. He isn't a God that can answer prayers, but I believe he still remembers us and is aware of us . “Ānanda, that to some...
by WorldTraveller
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 782
Views: 55730

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Do you know that it is all these extras that there has been many Sotapannas taking roots and many more will be expected to be Sotapannas in the future? Are you able to shoulder this huge responsibility for your suggestions? Much metta. Are you saying that you and Lal are sotapannas who have taken t...
by WorldTraveller
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 782
Views: 55730

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal, I request you to shut down the Pure Dhamma website found at https://puredhamma.net/. If you want to spread Dhamma in its pure form there, here and in other places, I suggest you to take an approach where you do not go about adding extra ideas, extra concepts, extra theories, extra interpretati...
by WorldTraveller
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 782
Views: 55730

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I can't imagine I would be given the amount of leeway Lal has been given if I started proliferating Mahāyāna here the way that Lal proliferates the Waharaka dispensation, which is at the very least as innovative and alien to Theravāda Buddhism as Mahāyāna. Imho this forum is a complete mess and has...
by WorldTraveller
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 782
Views: 55730

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I will start on a different topic today, and will come back to the concept of "san" in future posts. Concept of "san"? Is that Buddhism? This is something I heard: When the former President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakshe competed in the 2005 (?) election, he utilised the ideology of Sinhala Buddh...
by WorldTraveller
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 31
Views: 3426

Re: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination

paul wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:51 am
The particular characteristics of Theravada as it has developed in Europe, America, and Australia and NZ, drawing mainly on the Thai Forest Tradition and the writing of western scholar-monks who lived in Sri Lanka.
Any particular names? Thanks.