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by DooDoot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 17
Views: 427

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: 17
Views: 427

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: 26
Views: 264

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: 21
Views: 263

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: 26
Views: 264

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: 26
Views: 264

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: 26
Views: 264

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: 26
Views: 264

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...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 26
Views: 264

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

You want me to focus on the suttas I think if you don't have knowledge of sutta than this topic may beyond your capacity to participate in a scholarly way. The question is about whether Buddhism is patriarchal thus knowledge of the suttas (rather than of Burmese, Polish or Islamic history) seems im...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 26
Views: 264

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

Anyway, I think JamesTheGiant pretty much nailed it regarding suttas. . The above is merely your opinion. Sam Vara nor his wife shared the view of James. I think its best we have have scholarly discussion rather than posting personal doctrines. :focus: You think the fact that the Buddha is always a...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 26
Views: 264

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

What roots does Burma have? First, you probably need to provide evidence Burma is strongly patriarchal. Respectfully, the impression is you are creating these countries (Poland where you live and Burma which you worship) out of your own image. Its best to quote suttas on this topic, imo. :focus: Ca...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 26
Views: 264

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

Patriarchy leads to stable, harmonious households, as the Buddha teaches here. The family is strong in patriarchal societies such as Burma and Poland, weak in nations such as, say, England, where women are promiscuous, children are born out of wedlock and the state becomes the "father" of the famil...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 26
Views: 264

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

I think an endorsement of patriarchy would require evidence of the Buddha actively recommending it as a good in itself, or chastising otherwise happy moral people for being insufficiently patriarchal. And I can't think of any suttas where that happens. I think a starting point may be finding an act...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 15
Views: 105

Re: Theravada for Beginner

I was interested in the Satipatthana Sutra. Can I start with it? I want to buy the book Transformation and Healing by Thich Nhat Hanh. What do you think? hi Zolbec Both of the above sound very good for a beginner to meditation. The Satipatthana Sutta was written for beginners and Thich Nhat Hanh is...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 26
Views: 264

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

This sutta seems pretty patriachal... Man is the undisputed head of the household...in Anguttara Nikaya( 7:59; IV 91-94) There is no sutta about the seven types of husband! I am not sure about the above because it seems to be warning men about certain types of wives and recommending other types of ...