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by TRobinson465
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Chant vs Abhidhamma
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Abhidhamma Chant vs Abhidhamma

Hi there, So i am a little confused on this point, monks often chant the abhidhamma for various ceremonies. Namely this fairly short chant. What is chanted in that link is only a tiny portion of each of the Abhidhamma Piṭaka’s seven books. It comprises: 1. Dhammasaṅgaṇī: first paragraph after the c...
by TRobinson465
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Chant vs Abhidhamma
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Abhidhamma Chant vs Abhidhamma

Hi there, So i am a little confused on this point, monks often chant the abhidhamma for various ceremonies. Namely this fairly short chant. https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/Texts-and-Translations/Thai-Chanting/Abhidhamma-Chanting.htm And then theres Abhidhamma that makes up the third basket of...
by TRobinson465
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 28
Views: 292

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

Buddhism is different than all the major religions as it is the only one that can be verified and proven by direct experience in the hereandnow rather than proven only in the hereafter. Buddhists however, are not that much different from christians, muslims or hindus.
by TRobinson465
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Bhante Ñāṇavimala : the Mahā Kassapa of this age
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: Bhante Ñāṇavimala : the Mahā Kassapa of this age

  • Ñāṇavimala Thera was the last living disciple of Ñāṇatiloka Thera (1878-1957), who was himself the first Buddhist monk from Continental Europe.
Forgive me if im making a mistake, but werent there really early Greek Buddhist monks back when Buddhism was in its golden age or something?
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Dana and debt

.... Anyways, If you would like i will rescind my rockefeller argument. As i feel this side chatter is detracting from the OPs intent of the thread. if you would like to continue this exchange you can create another thread and ping me and we can continue without sorta ruining the OP's thread here. ...
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Dana and debt

DooDoot wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:36 am
TRobinson465 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:34 am
this answers the MN 135 argument, which i never disputed, this does not answer what i actually posted.
Why don't you provide real life examples of how to accrue material wealth while being virtuous, i.e., harmless? Thanks
Im not even disputing your interpretation of MN135!
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Dana and debt

Okay, so this was my fault. i wasnt specific. i meant the connection between wealth and evil, not greed and evil. Well monks aren't wealthy, unless they give teachings to Brahmins to give monks things. “ Brahmins have wealth as their ambition . They explore for wisdom. They’re committed to the hymn...
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Dana and debt

Do you have a sutta reference for this connection? this is a Buddhist forum so you need to provide sutta references and not use things like real world examples . I never heard the above before. :rofl: As I posted, MN 135 was spoken to the non-Buddhist little Brahmin boy Brahma student. Now, craving...
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Dana and debt

Do you have a sutta reference for this connection? this is a Buddhist forum so you need to provide sutta references and not use things like real world examples . I never heard the above before. :rofl: As I posted, MN 135 was spoken to the non-Buddhist little Brahmin boy Brahma student. maybe not th...
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Dana and debt

:strawman:
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Dana and debt

DooDoot wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:18 am
Its illogical. Since there is so much connection between greed, evil & wealth
Do you have a sutta reference for this connection? this is a Buddhist forum so you need to provide sutta references and not use things like real world examples.
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Dana and debt

He made his wealth from unscrupulous practices. His son funded the Kinsey Institute, which did sexual research using pedophiles to promote the sexual revolution. correct. but my point is still valid, just because theirs a flaw on an unrelated note doesnt mean the particular principle im talking abo...
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Dana and debt

DooDoot wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:13 am

Instead of posting about mythology, why don't you post from your own personal experience about giving away parts of your body?
Because i dont have any. unless you count blood and plasma. and i dont consider Buddhist stories anymore myths than the other suttas.
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Dana and debt

'''Whatever there may be in our family that can be given away, all that we will share unreservedly with the virtuous ones who are of good character.' It is in such a way that you should train yourselves. " Hi, is this a sutta? and if so can i get a link, im interested in reading the whole thing. Th...
by TRobinson465
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Dana and debt

No one has ever nor will ever become poor from giving. Interestingly enough, monks who praise such giving are sometimes attacked as "greedy" and are accused of causing financial ruin to people and thier families on exactly no evidence. Despite the fact that people said the same of the Buddha in his...