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by DooDoot
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 23
Views: 308

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

I'm sorry, but this statement is factually incomplete. I think trivial irrelevant posts are best avoided because this just confuses people and newbies. I only mentioned two fetters because these are the two fetters that are exclusive to Buddhism and which define the Buddhist Path. They are the only...
by DooDoot
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 45
Views: 551

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

In example, in my humble opinion: having more rules for female monastics is "patriarchal" as it is fatherly love for females to keep them safe, which is what patriarchy is supposed to do... Again, this appears to be a superficial unsubstantiated idea. Both Vinaya have many rules, for various purpos...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 25
Views: 607

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

You're both quite right - It's a Ulysses and it's a local species for me... Thank you kindly for your flora & fauna knowledge Kim. I always appreciate such knowledge. I planted many trees for the 1st time in my life recently. I really enjoy on weekends just laying on my bed, during the hot middle o...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 45
Views: 551

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

Its just this thing about the rest of us not seeing it.... In his 1st sermon, the Buddha taught a Path for those that left the household life. I think the Buddha allows us a charter of free inquiry and if you are so Noble, and we are so foolish, I would hope you could articulate yourself in a way t...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 45
Views: 551

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

society is patriarchal Imo, the above is not related to Buddhism but just a personal observation. My personal observation on this matter is society is female, just as the world is female, just as 'god' is female. I think my view is the view of a renunciate where as the above view is the machismo vi...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 45
Views: 551

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

Men make-up 99% of monastics.... I did give my opinion the monastic sphere is completely different to the household sphere. I think the small amount of women you refer to in the monastic sphere is a merit based thing. Respect, renown & liberation must be earned. For example, a bhikkhuni such as Ten...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 45
Views: 551

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

... Thanks ManoPG but I am satisfied the suttas support the view Buddhism is not patriarchal. The outcome here appears conclusive, particularly AN 6.16, where the Lord Buddha said the wife of Nakulapita was the counsellor & instructor of her husband (Nakulapita). If you seek an alternate view, I su...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 25
Views: 607

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

I like the new image in your user name. Thank you for your kind & encouraging words SarathW. I accidentally broke a sacred leaf off my little Bodhi Tree (from Bodh Gaya) so I held it in the palm of my hand with hiri-ottappa, hoping forgiveness. :| A sunny warm day in my garden, today. Some beautifu...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 25
Views: 607

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

SarathW wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:16 am
I think that butterfly is a special species for Queensland
I think is called a Ulysses butterfly. I planted a special tree to attract these butterflies but they never visit my place. So I am trying my luck with the Buddha's own Bodhi Tree. :|
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 45
Views: 551

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

Regarding family, my family is very patriarchal. My wife and children respect my decisions, as head of the household and understand that it is in their best interest. Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion. To erase doubts about the Buddhist nature of the above ideas, let us consider suttas where ...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?
Replies: 23
Views: 308

Re: Sutta source that the Buddha does not have a path?

The four conditions of a sotapanna is: 1) Perfect virtue 2) Belief in the dhamma, buddha, sangha The stream-enterer has cut the lower three fetters. Regardless, the above in the suttas refers to " verified faith " in the Dhamma; which appears to imply realisation . As I suggested, if Gotama had ver...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 45
Views: 551

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

In the meanwhile, I admit, I'd like to know why I'm supposed to only quote suttas but when I do, it can be arbitrarily negated as "illigitimate." The above does not seem to matter since I do not recall you quoting any suttas; plus my only objection was about speculations about what type of societie...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 45
Views: 551

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

So why do we need to quote sutta if we can appeal to our own intuition by claiming suttas are irrelevant then? Valid question. I was merely suggesting the structure of society we don't know way back in the past, where there are no records. Thus, it seems pointless discussing the mythological past B...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 45
Views: 551

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

Is the political power structure male dominated in every eternal age that the Buddha appears in? Personally, I don't believe there were any past Buddhas. Many scholars agree the DN is often largely mythology. The fact the DN says all past Buddhas arose in India, which similar technology to 500 BC (...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 45
Views: 551

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

Why would handing something to someone imply anything other than complete control of the one who hands it? This seems like a valid & interesting question to me. However, I think it also should be asked why authority is handed over? For example, if my 4 year old child can't drive a car, do I give au...