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by gavesako
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Money or assets while ordaining
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Money or assets while ordaining

Generally it is recommended to new candidates to relinquish control over their funds, e.g. by handing them over to a relative, in case they choose to leave the robes within the first few years (which is quite common). In that case they would have something to fall back on rather than expect the mona...
by gavesako
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Mun honoured by UNESCO
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Ajahn Mun honoured by UNESCO

A United Nations agency has recognised two prominent Thai monks as “important figures” in promoting world peace. They are the late Somdet Phra Mahasamanachao Kromphraya Wachiryanawarorot, the 10th Supreme Patriarch, and Ajarn Mun Bhuridatta, who established the Thai forest monastery tradition, which...
by gavesako
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1495

Re: Pope visits Thailand



Notice the European-style architecture of the Bangkok temple in which the meeting took place. The relationship of the Catholic church with Thailand has a long history.
by gavesako
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1495

Pope visits Thailand

The Pope receives a copy of Phra Malai manuscript as a gift in Bangkok. They have probably chosen this text because it also talks about heaven and hell and good and bad karma, and how beings can be saved through intervention from above (Phra Malai going down to visit hell and those beings are saved ...
by gavesako
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Robes - fabrication and wearing
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Robes - fabrication and wearing

Putting on a bhikkhu's robes should not be done lightly: (b) The Commentary contains a long discussion on the question of what it means to take affiliation by theft. It distinguishes three kinds of theft: theft of status (putting on robes without the authorization of the Community), theft of affilia...
by gavesako
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)
Replies: 21
Views: 969

Re: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)

Good to hear Thai support and appreciate the effort western teachers do in spreading Buddhism. Would theses titles give them some privileges? Would they be able to serve as upajjhaya so that the ordinations they perform are recognized by the Thai government? Or was it already so before? Having thes...
by gavesako
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)
Replies: 21
Views: 969

Re: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)

1564485359181.jpg In this interview with Tricycle magazine Ajahn Pasanno describes the forest monks' attitude to receiving honours: Thai King Bestows High Honor on Western Buddhists One of the four Thai Forest monks granted a royal title explains the significance of this ceremony in Thailand and th...
by gavesako
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Abbot is the late concept in Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Abbot is the late concept in Buddhism

For a historical study of 'manager monks' see Managing Monks: Administrators and Administrative Roles in Indian Buddhist Monasticism Book by Jonathan A. Silk https://the-eye.eu/public/Books/Buddhism/Oxford%20University%20Press%20Managing%20Monks%2C%20Administrators%20and%20Administrative%20Roles%20i...
by gavesako
Mon May 06, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: The Monks of White Salmon
Replies: 1
Views: 344

The Monks of White Salmon

The Monks of White Salmon

https://projects.columbian.com/2019/05/ ... te-salmon/

Nice article with photographs about Pacific Hermitage in White Salmon, USA
by gavesako
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 142
Views: 48099

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Petra Kieffer-Pülz, "Extra canonical Parittas: The Jinapañjara The Jinapañjara, one of the extra canonical paritta texts of the Theravāda tradition, is transmitted in slightly deviating recensions in Thailand, Burma and Sri Lanka. In the present contribution I edit the text according to all three r...
by gavesako
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What determines how long we live?
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: What determines how long we live?

We live until we "time out"...

:broke:

IN TIME - Running out of merit

https://sites.google.com/site/gavesako/ ... t-of-merit
by gavesako
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 24
Views: 4437

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Viradhammo talking at Wat Pa Pong about his memories of living in Ajahn Chah's monastery and the team spirit among the monks there, also about the Buddhist culture and the lay people who supported their commitment to practise hard:

by gavesako
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can I offer leftover food to a monk?
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Can I offer leftover food to a monk?

Stored-up Food : A Discussion of Pācittiya 38 , by Khematto Bhikkhu. (revised & expanded October 4, 2017) This essay, which includes the relevant Pāli along with its English translation, addresses the issue of whether the Vinaya allows monks to eat food reoffered on a subsequent day. -- The author ...
by gavesako
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

There are also two books translated by Paul Breiter and published by Shambhala which, for copyright reasons, could not be included in the collected teachings book. They are called "Being Dharma" and "Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away". https://www.shambhala.com/being-dharma-218.html https://w...