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by Seven77
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1756

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

They may well be wrong, of course. The law of unintended consequences might intervene and reveal them to be ignorant blunderers. But, according to their own worldview, their intentions are good. "according to their own worldview" is the key here I think. In reality, which is almost never black and ...
by Seven77
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Places to do retreats in Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Places to do retreats in Canada?

There is Yuttadhammo Bhikkhus place in Ontario I believe. His site is sirmangalo.org. Theravada, Mahasi Saydaw tradition.
by Seven77
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1756

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

Hi, I have been pondering questions surrounding Therevada nuns and the law of kamma. It seems to me that one would do wisely to look at ones own intentions in this matter. Weather or not you are for, or against Theravada nuns is not as important as why. This gives 4 categories instead of 2 (encourag...
by Seven77
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1756

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

Bhikkhuni Ordination: Discouraged by : The Blessed One Buddha, The Greatest Ascetic Maha Kassapa Thero, All the Arahants of The First Council except Ananda Thero Encouraged by : Maha Pajapati Gotami Theri (before arahantship), The Greatest Scholar Ananda Thero (before arahantship) Modern Days: Disc...
by Seven77
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1756

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

Hi, Buddhism is the first religion in history to allow nuns by a big margin. Buddhism is a religion of equality, respect and loving-kindness (for all sentient beings). Buddhism is a practical system for self development to help people give up craving and find peace. Doesn't this mean that denying eq...
by Seven77
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Pa Auk Sayadaw
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Pa Auk Sayadaw

Does anyone know more about the chanting that start's at 1:25 in that YouTube video? Artist name or title?
I meant 1:52, not 1:25
by Seven77
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Pa Auk Sayadaw
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Pa Auk Sayadaw

pilgrim wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:55 am
Among the Buddhist meditation circles in Asia, he is regarded as one of the most important teachers if not the pre-eminent living master today.
Does anyone know more about the chanting that start's at 1:25 in that YouTube video? Artist name or title?
by Seven77
Thu May 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Bollywood Buddha ZeeTV series
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Bollywood Buddha ZeeTV series

Hi, Does anyone here know how much of the Indian TV series "Buddha" on ZeeTV is in accordance with the Suttas? Trying to find the rest of the episodes with English subtitles, but can only find episode 1 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imobqAYradg It is supposedly on NetFlix, but think it...
by Seven77
Mon May 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Norway
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Hi from Norway

Hi, This male body came out screaming a few weeks after the Vietnam War ended. Been looking for a Theravada forum for some time to get in contact with other Buddhists. Live in a small village in northern Norway and don't know many Buddhists around here. Fortunate to find this forum! Been interested ...