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by bksubhuti
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: TTS of Anguattara Nikaya (Numerical Discourses)
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: TTS of Anguattara Nikaya (Numerical Discourses)

I'm glad you like the Anguttara and also the website.
by bksubhuti
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: TTS of Anguattara Nikaya (Numerical Discourses)
Replies: 3
Views: 164

TTS of Anguattara Nikaya (Numerical Discourses)

I am a big fan of Text to Speech. I have compiled the Anguttara Nikaya by Ajahn Sujato. This version was the easiest to compile since he does not have any footnotes. I must admit, I do like some of the words chosen in this version. I do however like footnotes and the commentaries, but it just does n...
by bksubhuti
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

I recently came across this page. It sounds like Stormborn (how about a real name) has misinterpreted me even in person. I never glorified my own stitching of a robe or belittled others. I only noted that it was important to take into consideration that kathina robe making season is 5 months and if ...
by bksubhuti
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should monks use mixing bowls
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Should monks use mixing bowls

Here is an article I wrote about an idea of monks using stainless steel mixing bowls instead of alms bowls.
In the end, I have decided against the practice, but that might change.

https://americanmonk.org/should-monks-u ... onk-bowls/
by bksubhuti
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kauai Update 3
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Kauai Update 3

https://americanmonk.org/kauai-update-3/
This is an update on the experience in Kauai. Now 7 months
by bksubhuti
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances
Replies: 23
Views: 2433

Re: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances

Samana Johann3 , Few people know about Cambodia as a place where foreigners can live or ordain. What is you monastery name and location. Do they use money? Perhaps you can fill out the table with the topics included according to such a monastery you live in. You should be open about it. It is not a ...
by bksubhuti
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances
Replies: 23
Views: 2433

Re: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances

Everything I say is in the BMC. What is not in the BMC, the the reason why it is not followed by "other" traditions. Everything mentioned is public knowledge and I double checked with another monk who is well informed of the Thai Forest Traditions.. There are no names mentioned but it is the way of ...
by bksubhuti
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances
Replies: 23
Views: 2433

Re: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances

Mr Man wrote: ↑ "Believes Buddha Lives in Nibbana". What exactly is meant by the above? I didn't find it explained in the article. Thanks Read the last section. I explained it. Also google "The Dark Side of Ajahn Mun's Biography" Also google " Does the Buddha live in Nibbana" Both on AmericanMonk.org
by bksubhuti
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances
Replies: 23
Views: 2433

Re: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances

Do all branch monasteries of Wat Pa Pong exclude non Wat Pa Pong Monks from Patimokkh? If that is the case now it has not always been the case . In Thailand, it is practiced for a few months until they think you are "fit". They even strip you of seniority. The international wpp monasteries allow th...
by bksubhuti
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances
Replies: 23
Views: 2433

Re: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances

I like to know how these rules are observed in Ven. Thannisaro's monasteries
All of the discussed allowances are from the BMC which he wrote. He is Dhammayut.
I have never asked him about the Ajahn Mun book.
by bksubhuti
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances
Replies: 23
Views: 2433

Re: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances

Obviously, it cannot cover all monks from Dhammayut. Wks is not very English-friendly. They are also an exclusive study monastery. For practice they either go to Pa-Auk or a retreat center down the street which is based on the four postures. Some of their monks helped set up the Thai Pa-Auk. It was ...
by bksubhuti
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances
Replies: 23
Views: 2433

Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances

New article: Compares special allowances by tradition. The BMC is based on the Thai Tradition. I include Dhammayut and the Ajahn Chah (Wat Pah Pong) tradition. I also include Wat Khao Sanamachai and Pa-Auk which follow the commentaries and abhidhamma meticulously. Na-Uyana is also similar too. I giv...
by bksubhuti
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should online Bikkhus disclose their identity?
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: Should online Bikkhus disclose their identity?

lay people and monks should disclose their Identity. They should own up to what they say. especially those who attack others. They do that because there is no moral shame and no moral fear. That is how it flame and trolling happens.
by bksubhuti
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Are Monks Bowls Black?
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Why Are Monks Bowls Black?

I explained the Thailand unfinished color of stainless steel and why they don't do it. In the forest tradition, they still burn the bowl to discolor it. Sri Lanka forest tradition (galduwa or na-uyana) burns the bowl black. Monks rarely use their bowls in Sri Lanka . They will be white color most of...