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by pitakele
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Being Offended
Replies: 18
Views: 185

Re: Being Offended

binocular wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:30 am
And yet the primary sign of a spiritual/religious person is that they easily feel offended.
Really? I have never heard of that in reference to genuine Dharma practitioners.


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by pitakele
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Dictionaries
Replies: 46
Views: 29108

Re: Pali Dictionaries

I noticed a couple of minor errors in the contents tables of the PTS & Concise Pali-English Dictionaries previously posted, so I have edited both. I tried a method to merge the edited files with the originals to keep the same download links, but this was unsuccessful. Here are the new links - as bef...
by pitakele
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Dinsdale wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:48 am
I suspect there would be more vegetarians if everybody had to slaughter and prepare their own meat.
Yes, everything is extremely sanitized these days in the West with most meat purchases pre-wrapped in the supermarket, minus the sights and smells of a butcher's shop.
by pitakele
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

It's important to consider the spirit of such teachings, and not just the letter. Even though Buddha didn't teach his followers to be vegetarian, I think it important to be thoughtful about one's consumer habits. In modern times, most of us are very removed from the mass means of producing food, es...
by pitakele
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Suttas for the Householder
Replies: 29
Views: 19680

Re: Suttas for the Householder

Nothing would happen to the monk, for ordaining without one's parents' permission isn't deemed a serious enough infraction to invalidate an ordination. But the preceptor who ordained him might have to confess a misdemeanour. I know of a European monk whose parents disapproved of him being Buddhist ...
by pitakele
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Ko nu kho"? "What" or "who"?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: "Ko nu kho"? "What" or "who"?

“But sir, who contacts?” “Ko nu kho, bhante, phusatī”ti? “That’s not a fitting question,” said the Buddha. “No kallo pañho”ti bhagavā avoca: Slightly away from your Pali question, but this gāthā from the Sakkārasutta has a similar meaning Gāme v'āraññe sukhadukkhaphuṭṭho, Nevattato no parato daheth...
by pitakele
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: paṇḍaka
Replies: 42
Views: 6552

Re: paṇḍaka

I am not sure if these discussions about paṇḍaka on Sutta Central have been previously referenced

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/sear ... 1%B8%8Daka
by pitakele
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The sequence of the four noble truths
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: The sequence of the four noble truths

Is the sequence of the four noble truths of any significance? Similar to JohnK's explanation, I have heard or read that the 4NT are formulated according to the ancient Indian method of describing a disease and its cure. Another way of thinking about this: when the 4NT are reduced to two, i.e. Buddh...
by pitakele
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: paṇḍaka
Replies: 42
Views: 6552

Re: paṇḍaka

Sweeney wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:22 pm
Should their be an LGBTQI Dhamma Wheel, or would that come under Dharma Wheel(engaged)? No, only joking, everyone on here seems chill enough.
There are definitely 'Queer Dharma' groups in different places, so there may also be some type of online forum.
by pitakele
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: paṇḍaka
Replies: 42
Views: 6552

Re: paṇḍaka

I think what a lot of heterosexuals don't understand is that a lot of homosexuals are actually really good at suppressing their sexuality. You've gotta hide it from your friends and your family, to the point where you can't even open up to anybody emotionally, let alone sexually. I would hope that ...
by pitakele
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Alms Round in the West
Replies: 36
Views: 1106

Re: Monastic Alms Round in the West

When in robes, I didn't have much opportunity to practise almsround in the West, but can share some anecotes. I spent one vassa in a tent in a national park supported by an ex bhikkhu friend who was camped a kilometre away. He prepared meals for me everyday. However, sometimes I went on almsround to...
by pitakele
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: paṇḍaka
Replies: 42
Views: 6552

Re: paṇḍaka

:zzz: Regarding gay men in a monastery though, it might not be appropriate to place a gay individual among a Monastic Community of the gender they are attracted to - that would be like, a monk trying to practice for calm and non-agitation, whilst living among nuns - not an appropriate situation! It ...
by pitakele
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 22
Views: 473

Re: Compassion fatigue

Regarding the appropriate measure in helping others, I find the Chavālāta Sutta a useful teaching. Here, Buddha rates the person who practises to benefit themselves, but not others is superior to the one who practises to benefit others, but not themselves. Sometimes, people are so intent on helping ...
by pitakele
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 445

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

More fundamentally IMO, it's a training in the non-fabrication of sankhata-dhamma, which helps develop the understanding that how you frame dhammas determines what dhammas arise, and that this is true however you look at dhammas, whether that be through the frame of reference of body, mind, feeling...
by pitakele
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 445

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

in the Satipatthana Sutta is there any direct reference to anattā or anicca ? I am not sure if you just mean that the terms anattā and anicca are not mentioned, but certainly the sutta is full of methods to cultivate anattāsaññā e.g. 'Monks, even as a skilled cattle-butcher, or his apprentice, havi...