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by Eko Care
Mon May 13, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should laity offer food to Deities?
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Should laity offer food to Deities?

Is it a kusala habbit or resposnsibility that we should start and continue?
by Eko Care
Mon May 13, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should laity offer food to Deities?
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Should laity offer food to Deities?

AN 5.228 Eating Late “Mendicants, there are these five drawbacks for a family who takes their meals late in the day. What five? When guests visit, they are not served on time. The deities who accept spirit-offerings are not served on time. Ascetics and brahmins who eat in one part of the day, absta...
by Eko Care
Sun May 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Re: Gender Equality Poll

Look at it another way , bowing to Buddha are Respect , an Appreciation of the Buddha qualities and attainments and not because one is lower rank or inferior . If one practise the Four Immeasurable qualities , you Rejoice at others attainments and achievements , not because thinking Buddha is highe...
by Eko Care
Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Re: Gender Equality Poll

Aloka wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 6:19 am
How condescending and rude!.... and you're wrong "dear" because I voted for number 3.
Sorry dear I got it wrong. :computerproblem:
As the saying goes "Women are successful complainers. Men are not successful defenders".
by Eko Care
Sun May 12, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Re: Gender Equality Poll

1) They're bowing down to wisdom, so of course individuals will bow down to more wisdom. However, women as a biological class may be bowing down to men as a biological class, ... Thus you bow down to higher wisdom so that the higher wisdom teaches you and dispels your ignorance. Hence, you bow beca...
by Eko Care
Sun May 12, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Re: Gender Equality Poll

I wonder if the fact that there are very few active female members at Dhamma Wheel has also been taken into consideration. Dear, don't stick to a contesting attitude. We need only to get the Dhamma facts clarified by examining the ideas and opinions given by each other. PS: Since the beginning ther...
by Eko Care
Sun May 12, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Re: Gender Equality Poll

2) Perhaps because of men's ability to focus and be single tasked, they can attain jhanas faster since they have one pointedness and single objectness. If more men can attain jhanas faster, then there is more wisdom, hence Buddhism lasts longer when there are no women ordained. If however women are...
by Eko Care
Sun May 12, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Re: Gender Equality Poll

None of the above. Neither are equal, and neither are superior than each other. Both have seperate roles defined through evolution. So men and women are not equal but also not superior than eachother. Team work makes the dream work. It is obvious that they are complimentary genders. But it doesn't ...
by Eko Care
Sun May 12, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Re: Gender Equality Poll

Not Samma-Sam-Buddhahood, but not Mara, either. ;) Mara can only be male. :tongue: Yes. Some people believe manhood is about power- good or bad and womanhood is about weakness- good or bad. At MN 73 the Buddha states that there are more than 500 arahant monks. In the same sutta he states that there...
by Eko Care
Sun May 12, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Re: Gender Equality Poll

Arahant still respect social norms. If you do not respect social norms means that you still have Mana. Ok. Not every monk is an Arahant, so they need certain rules. I have read that paying respect/bowing down is required not only as a rule but also as a Kusala to be done repeatedly. (culla kamma vi...
by Eko Care
Sun May 12, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The shortest path to eradicate Mana (self-view) is to bow down to someone!
Replies: 19
Views: 851

Re: The shortest path to eradicate Mana (self-view) is to bow down to someone!

Will bowing down to a younger or a immoral person eradicate Mana?
Will bowing down to an equal person eradicate Mana?
Can you always bow down to me in order to eradicate your Mana?
Can we both bow down to each other once a minute constantly to eradicate our Mana on the shortest path?
by Eko Care
Sun May 12, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Re: Gender Equality Poll

If anyone of you could defend your arguments with Sutta quotes and with proper facts , I'll accept it. kanhasappa sutta-1 kanhasappa sutta-2 What do you mean by a superior? General meaning. According to Buddhist teaching, both male and female both can attain Nibbana. (highest) But females can not at...
by Eko Care
Sun May 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Re: Gender Equality Poll

SDC wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 12:46 pm
@Eko Care: please find a way to tie this topic into the study of Theravada or the topic will be removed.
Thank you
How can I do that ?
by Eko Care
Sun May 05, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Re: Gender Equality Poll

SarathW wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 12:02 pm
What do you mean by a superior?
Comparative superiority in Qualities (Wisdom,Virtue, ..etc.)
by Eko Care
Sun May 05, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 4104

Gender Equality Poll

Gender equality is a widely discussed topic not only in the global context but also in Theravada communities.
I thought it is good to know each other's opinion on this regard.

If you have time, please describe the reasons for your choice.