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by DNS
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are all sex forbidden?
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Are all sex forbidden?

I don't understand why internet forum Buddhadhamma practitioners are so obsessed with forcing celibacy in the laity. It's true the blessed one never spoke in favour of sensual pleasures but I believe a dedicated lay person may strengthen sadda throughtout the 5 precepts and ocassional take on the 8...
by DNS
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Goenk's legacy?
Replies: 29
Views: 460

Re: Goenk's legacy?

In the Sutta-Vinaya there is a lot of emphasis on instruction, and cases where students wanted to just do it themselves, with poor outcomes. Why should it be different today? ❤️ Mike I agree with your main point, but the essential difference is that people in the Buddha's time who went it alone wer...
by DNS
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?

Ahimsa is the central tenet of Jainism, all its other epistemology is derived from it. The Buddhist viewpoint on nonviolence is slightly more ambiguous. Nonviolence is important but not the overriding concern. Jainism is the most refined ethical system devised by human beings. Its total pacifism re...
by DNS
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?

Let me use an extreme example, I think rapists and sexual offenders should not be physically injured because of their actions (they should be protected from harm). Jain philosophy would agree but would the Buddhist viewpoint be sympathetic to the warped moral codes of the vigilante general public w...
by DNS
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Goenk's legacy?
Replies: 29
Views: 460

Re: Goenk's legacy?

See also this fairly extensive critique of Goenka tradition here at DW: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=28041 Here's something I wrote in that other thread: Pros: Dharma propagation, people really benefiting from the meditation retreats, continuing the practice after finishing the retre...
by DNS
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 350
Views: 5918

Re: Monastics and suicide

Bhante Bodhidatta wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Brother DNS,

We are re-establishing the Nalanda Theravada Buddhist University on the basis of ancient Nalanda Buddhist University at Bihar, India. Architecture and plannings are same but based on Theravada Principles.

May Dhamma bless You Brother.
Thanks.

:bow:
by DNS
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 350
Views: 5918

Re: Monastics and suicide

Bhante Bodhidatta wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Bhante Bodhidatta Thera
Secretary General
Proposed Nalanda Buddhist University,
Karnataka, India.
Hi Bhante,

I thought Nalanda University has already been re-established?

https://nalandauniv.edu.in/
by DNS
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are all sex forbidden?
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Are all sex forbidden?

user99 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Are sex forbidden?
No, as long as one is not engaging in sexual misconduct or has not taken monastic precepts or has not taken the 8 or 10 precepts.
by DNS
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Casual tinder sex?
Replies: 23
Views: 512

Re: Casual tinder sex?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Tinder is used to start a fire; a small fire soon grows into a large one; and a large fire destroys entire communities.
That's right, I guess they have the right business name for what they do. Fire Sermon
by DNS
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: slightly swollen knee after long meditation sessions
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: slightly swollen knee after long meditation sessions

If after seeking medical advice, you are able to return to that posture, use a kneeling bench as shown in previous posts. Or if you don't have one, you could put a zafu in that place. https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ZafuSideposture.jpg At least even a zafu would ta...
by DNS
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: slightly swollen knee after long meditation sessions
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: slightly swollen knee after long meditation sessions

i'm practicing in the Vajrasana pose. I googled that and see it's the kneeling pose, sitting directly on your calves and ankles. That sounds painful, if done over a long period of time (and this comment coming from someone who sits in full lotus). Can you sit in any of the cross-legged positions? I...
by DNS
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Restaurants and Bars
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Restaurants and Bars

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:05 pm
SarathW wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Buddha said making software is not wrong livelihoods.

;)
Ah, yes, the Maha-Vaggupaniyasutta - the Great Software Sutta. :tongue:
:lol:

Is that in the Silicon Nikaya? :oops:
by DNS
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 22
Views: 1066

Re: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

I wonder if they would let me (a layperson) bring along a few essential dietary requirements (I would have to get them in Bangkok, I suppose). True grains are too high in phosphorous (for the condition I currently endure), so instead of a daily bowl of rice, could I prepare some buckwheat every day...
by DNS
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Healthy recipes
Replies: 61
Views: 37662

Re: Healthy recipes

Miss Gredelins afternoon soups :heart: Sounds good! I noticed a lot of photos that have been linked here in this thread and others used some photo hosting sites that apparently have expiration dates? So I uploaded a new photo of my dish in the OP with hopefully a better link that will last. Just an...
by DNS
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 350
Views: 5918

Re: Monastics and suicide

Ok, that makes sense. According to bhante dhammandano as soon as s Bhikkhu has something to teach and someone to listen they can begin instructing others in dhamma. This seems irresponsible and could lead quickly to confusion. IMO I don't think so. A new monk has to stay with his preceptor for 5 ye...