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by TRobinson465
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How was it technically verified in Theravada?
Replies: 31
Views: 922

Re: How was it technically verified in Theravada?

I think only the Buddha knew. Even Ananda had to prove he was an arahant by levitating to the first council. Unless that was just a formality or something.
by TRobinson465
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Morning and Evening Chanting
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Morning and Evening Chanting

Hello Dhamma community, I was told a while ago that the morning and evening chanting done in Thai temples was created from several suttas a Thai monk put together hundreds of years ago. This would actually make sense since the chanting actually varies between temples within thailand sometimes. This ...
by TRobinson465
Mon May 06, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika
Replies: 24
Views: 4880

Re: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika

Friend, It is not allowed to eat two meals but one can eat a portion of the meal at a later time: https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/middle-length-discourses-buddha/selections/middle-length-discourses-65-bhaddali-sutta Not two meals but one meal in two portions, friend. I have also seen monks complete...
by TRobinson465
Mon May 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika
Replies: 24
Views: 4880

Re: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika

Some of their practices are in fact unnecessary, like only eating one meal a day (most mahanikaya temples eat 2 meals, just b4 noon. which is perfectly allowed in the vinaya). Friend, It is not allowed to eat two meals but one can eat a portion of the meal at a later time: https://www.wisdompubs.or...
by TRobinson465
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Intermittent fasting now its cool
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Intermittent fasting now its cool

DNS wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:52 pm
:thumbsup: Yes, the Buddha knew the health benefits back in 6th century BCE, which modern science is now catching up to.
Yes, interesting to see science catch up to Buddhism. first the modern mindfulness movement and now the 6th precept.
by TRobinson465
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Intermittent fasting now its cool
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Intermittent fasting now its cool

the time matters, it has to be before solar noon i don't know how it works, but when i was doing one meal a day after noon i was miserable now it's as the buddha described; i live comfortably with little affliction and i can travel long distances and it's something that can be tested A circadian cl...
by TRobinson465
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu, Bhikkhuni and food
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Bhikkhu, Bhikkhuni and food

1. Liṅgaparivattanena — a spontaneous sex change on the part of the bhikkhu who received the food.


Am I the only one who is perplexed by this line? I'm curious what's the story behind this.
by TRobinson465
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?
Replies: 24
Views: 2363

Re: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?

Well, the Suttas say " Sabbe dhamma anatta ", which is taken to mean that all things are devoid of self; and the contrast with all sankhara , or compounded phenomena, is often taken to mean that the "all things" include the unconditioned, or nibbana . Thank you. Which sutta is this quote from exact...
by TRobinson465
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 3078

Re: Uposatha

Id also like to point out that all the Buddhist holy days take place on full moons (vesak, magha and asalha). Is it explained anywhere why they take place on full moons specifically? just out of coincidence or something? or perhaps no coincidence but just not explained anywhere. which i would take a...
by TRobinson465
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 3078

Re: Uposatha

Besides, what would you say to Astronauts on the moon? which phase are they affected by? Not that I dont agree with the points you have made (im really just asking if there is a scriptural or commentarial basis for this belief out of curiousity). but the moon phases would still exist even for ppl o...
by TRobinson465
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 3078

Re: Uposatha

paul wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:43 am
Personally I experience noticeable mental energy on the full moon day and a decrease around the new moon:
same with me on the full moon.
by TRobinson465
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha
Replies: 36
Views: 3078

Uposatha

Hi there, I am wondering if anyone knows any suttas/commentaries that explain why the full/new/half moons are special in Buddhism. I am aware of the customs of the arahants and such, i am just wondering if there is any explanation as to why these particular moon phases are special. Thanks in advance...
by TRobinson465
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Adultery precept: who is man/woman under protection?
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: Adultery precept: who is man/woman under protection?

Good morning ! I would like to know, what man or woman is considered as under protection ? I have a concrete example , if woman is no more with a father of her child, no no more sleeps in the same bed, if officially separated from him, but still living under the same roof. Is this woman concidered ...
by TRobinson465
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 59
Views: 4098

Re: Jambudipa

so if ur born into the realm of the four great kings? your just born in sri lanka? There is no "realm". The "Deva" has been wrongly misinterpreted as a Deva realm. Although its not so. There is a Deva realm and also a Deva clan/tribe. The Deva clan are just normal human beings. so what are Tusita a...
by TRobinson465
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jambudipa
Replies: 59
Views: 4098

Re: Jambudipa

so if ur born into the realm of the four great kings? your just born in sri lanka? There is no "realm". The "Deva" has been wrongly misinterpreted as a Deva realm. Although its not so. There is a Deva realm and also a Deva clan/tribe. The Deva clan are just normal human beings. Ok. Sure. Cannot elo...