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by thang
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 0
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What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

Are there any incompatibilities with suttas or common sense ?
Have you met wise people there who practice and praise the method for a long time ?
by thang
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the "light of wisdom" in Pa Auk ?
Replies: 0
Views: 36

What is the "light of wisdom" in Pa Auk ?

Is what they call panna-aloka (light of wisdom) controversial or traditional ?
Is it a samadhi-aloka (light of samadhi) ?
Is their method praised by the wise you know ?
by thang
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which monastery is praiseworthy in all the major aspects ?
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Which monastery is praiseworthy in all the major aspects ?

Which tradition or sub-tradition or monastery is praiseworthy and recommendable in all the major aspects of a monks' life and training. 1. Praiseworthy Ditthi - ideas and meditation are compatible with Suttas (and considerable part of Atthakata). 2. Praiseworthy Vinaya - adhere to strict Vinaya 3. P...
by thang
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there Dhammayut groups without 'eternal citta' belief
Replies: 26
Views: 318

Re: Are there Dhammayut groups without 'eternal citta' belief

Calmoid wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:26 am
the mind of an arahant after death is neither eternal nor is annihilated/ dissapears.
If "what they call citta" is "the state of [sopadhisesa]nibbana", then how it has a knowingness ?
(we've heard they describe citta as eternal knowingness)
by thang
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there Dhammayut groups without 'eternal citta' belief
Replies: 26
Views: 318

Are there Dhammayut groups without 'eternal citta' belief

Are there traditional Dhammayut meditation masters who doesn't believe in an eternal citta and live in real forests?
by thang
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to develop Determination ?
Replies: 2
Views: 198

How to develop Determination ?

Is there any advice on developing the strength of Determination (Aditthana) in Texts ?

Or, is there any conventional or widely used technique to develop Determination ?
by thang
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?
Replies: 30
Views: 1164

Re: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?

If one says like below, then is it correct ?
  • Nothing can be controlled as you wish
  • Nothing can be fully controlled
  • Nothing can be kept under control permanently
  • Nothing can be controlled without suffering
  • Things go out-of-control unexpectedly
by thang
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: For Monks Only: travelling by vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: For Monks Only: travelling by vehicles

Some says the word 'yana' means only the vehicles which are drawn by a sentient being. (eg: carts)
They say modern cars, air planes are included in ship category because they are not drawn by a sentient being.
water-ships: ships, boats
earth-ships: cars, busses
air-ships: planes, helicopters
by thang
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are you always getting ready for ?
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Re: What are you always getting ready for ?

Merits do not accrue also to those who adhere to wrong views,
which are comparable to a citadel within the city of samsara,
or to a parasitic root which throws out a flush of sprouts in the bush of evil deeds,
or to poisonous thorns on the pathway to heaven and Nibbana.
Lo_Wada_Sangarava
by thang
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: For Monks Only: travelling by vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 775

For Monks Only: travelling by vehicles

Dear venerable,

"Na bhikkhave yanena yai tabbam"

The Buddha has allowed travelling by vehicle only for the sick monks.
What exactly does this word 'yana' mean here?
(Normally yana means vehicle)

Ship is allowed.
Cart is not allowed.
Car ??
Plane ??
by thang
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meetings with a Remarkable Monk
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Meetings with a Remarkable Monk

How ven. Nanadipa had seen ven. Nanavimala: During my stay with him as an upāsaka (layman) in ’68 and as a sāmaṇera (novice monk) in ’69, he was the only inspiring model I had. What inspired me, however, was the sight of him rather than the Dhamma (teachings) he spoke. In those days he was very rese...
by thang
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are you always getting ready for ?
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Re: What are you always getting ready for ?

To me, it sounds like dualistic egoism, where the body is separated from the soul or mind. .. There is no " you " doing this. Getting stuck with words is not appreciated by the wise. We should be wise enough to distinguish the conventional truth and the ultimate truth. If what you are saying is tru...
by thang
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are you always getting ready for ?
Replies: 17
Views: 716

What are you always getting ready for ?

For what are you always getting ready- eating and drinking and adorning yourself? Where are you going to take this body? Be diligent at all times in doing merits. Isn't that what takes you beyond the ocean of existence? (Lo-wáda Sangarava' - A poem of the 15th century by Venerable Vidagama Maitreya...
by thang
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 2110

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

Previously I thought you seem to be an extremist/modernist/marxist/feminist. Being anti-extremist/anti-modernist/anti-marxist/anti-feminist does not mean Dhamma is understood. What about anti-anti-extremist/ anti-anti-modernist/ anti-anti-marxist/ anti-anti-feminist ?? Does being such a one mean Dh...
by thang
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will you disregard Dukkha saying it is a later addition
Replies: 20
Views: 763

Re: Will you disregard Dukkha saying it is a later addition

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:42 am
thang wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:30 pm
Dhamma cannot be realized by a logical approach.
Possibly. But Dhamma can't be realised by an illogical approach, either; nor by Tibetan-style guru personality worship. :alien:
I agree.