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by Dorian
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will Buddhism survive for 5000 years?
Replies: 47
Views: 9512

Re: Will Buddhism survive for 5000 years?

SarathW wrote: Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:43 amSotapanna is more than enough for me. :D
The thing I can't understand is how much effort should be put in order to become sotapanna.
by Dorian
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks/nuns and the Internet
Replies: 18
Views: 3579

Monks/nuns and the Internet

I've noticed that in West there are lots of monks and nuns using Facebook, Instagram and other social media (including DW, of course). What is the general opinion on bhikkhu(ni) surfing the Net? Are there any restrictions? Is it wholesome, doesn't it break precepts? (What about the precept about ent...
by Dorian
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The most popular Buddhist sect in West
Replies: 14
Views: 1884

Re: The most popular Buddhist sect in West

Ceisiwr wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:17 pm Tibetan, zen or ever increasingly “secular Buddhism”.
Is 'secular Buddhism' similar to Theravada? Or there is Zen influence that is significant?
by Dorian
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The most popular Buddhist sect in West
Replies: 14
Views: 1884

The most popular Buddhist sect in West

Which Buddhist sect/school/branch is the most popular among Western practitioners?
I thought that it was Theravada, but some people claim that it is Tibetan Buddhism.
by Dorian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: about 3rd precept
Replies: 33
Views: 2465

Re: about 3rd precept

By the way, I have a question about the third precept as well. What does 'those protected by their parents' (one is not allowed to have sexual relationship with such people) mean? Does it mean that your partner should have reached the age of consent (which is obvious, I guess)?
by Dorian
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Sinhalese
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Sinhalese

I want to learn Sinhalese language. There is a book in my native language (actually, the only one for this language), but the problem is that it explains only written Sinhalese and, as I've understood, spoken Sinhalese is different. Where can I get some resources about spoken language?
by Dorian
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What alphabet did the earliest written Pali texts use?
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: What alphabet did the earliest written Pali texts use?

dpcalder wrote: Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:32 am Devangari, Sinhalese, etc.?
I'm not sure, but probably it was Brahmi.
by Dorian
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Heavy Good Kamma
Replies: 15
Views: 956

Re: Heavy Good Kamma

It is claimed that the last thought at the moment of death creates heavy kamma.
by Dorian
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Books
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Books

Is it allowed to put Buddha image onto Dhamma books? I've read that in Mahayana schools it is considered to be unwholesome, and if so in Theravada, what are the reasons?
by Dorian
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha drinks
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: Uposatha drinks

And what about plant milk? Is it considered to be 'juice' and, therefore, can be drunk in the afternoon?
by Dorian
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha for college students
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Uposatha for college students

I have to live in dormitory as I'm a student. It seems impossible not to break Uposatha precepts here... I try hard, but there's always some music, entertainment, and causes for unwholesome speech. Also, I have to use social media to contant those close friends and relatives who don't live with me. ...
by Dorian
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Short-term ordination
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Short-term ordination

JamesTheGiant wrote: Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:24 pm Is there a monastery you are currently involved with?
Actually there isn't, I was just wondering :) Thanks anyway!
by Dorian
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Short-term ordination
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Short-term ordination

Can one (a female) become anagārikā for a year or so (maybe even less), and then return to a householder's life?
I've known about Vassa ordination for monks in Thailand, but now I'm more interested in Sri Lanka and European/North American countries.
by Dorian
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Online Retreats
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Online Retreats

Are there any free online retreats (currently) available?