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by DNS
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 207
Views: 9254

Re: Coronavirus

(Apologies if this has already been mentioned, haven't read every post) China has a 21 million drop in cell phone users. Some of this is from migrant workers heading back to their home country; but certainly not all of the 21 million. The Chinese use their cell phones for everything, including makin...
by DNS
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5196
Views: 476061

Re: the great vegetarian debate

... Who invited the hippy admin to the discussion? :rofl: :lol: That's right, I've mostly have just been watching from the sidelines as I've already posted in this thread in the early days, but once in a while I add a little snippet. We mods and admins have varying views on this, but respect our in...
by DNS
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Essex England
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Greetings from Essex England

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5196
Views: 476061

Re: the great vegetarian debate

In fact, is there even any Buddhist tradition that mandates vegetarianism; Californian Wokeist. Where is their temple; which part of San Francisco? :tongue: I recognize that vegetarianism is not mandated in Theravada, but still chose a vegetarian, mostly vegan diet primarily for: To better follow F...
by DNS
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5196
Views: 476061

Re: the great vegetarian debate

In fact, is there even any Buddhist tradition that mandates vegetarianism; other than Chan Buddhism? I can't think of any off hand. I think there is another Mahayana school known as Flower Adornment that also mandates vegetarian diet, but can't think of any additional ones.
by DNS
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5196
Views: 476061

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Over 5,000 posts! :popcorn: (vegan popcorn) :tongue: DWM also has over 5,000 posts https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=213 As some have noted over there, the doctrines on vegetarianism vary by tradition. All traditions are opposed to direct killing of living beings; on that, there is no deb...
by DNS
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: chants
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: chants

by DNS
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: My Journey into Homelessness
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: My Journey into Homelessness

Good luck! Hope all goes well.
by DNS
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Richard Gombrich not a Buddhist?
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Why is Richard Gombrich not a Buddhist?

Many scholars and professors (not all though) feel that they need to be objective (which is good), but believe to do so must be neutral in not belonging to any religion. They don't want to give the appearance that they are biased or have a "dog in the fight." So many professors of philosophy are agn...
by DNS
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: my Dhamma Wheel is very slow - all day
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: my Dhamma Wheel is very slow - all day

It should be better now.

by DNS
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World
Replies: 49
Views: 51467

Re: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World

On front page of wikipedia today is: 1784 – The Emerald Buddha (pictured), considered the sacred palladium of Thailand, was installed in its current location at Wat Phra Kaew on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/Emerald_Buddha%2C_August_2...
by DNS
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Pope
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Re: Buddhist Pope

I like that there is no pope. Besides the potential for scandals, there is the opportunity to change the Doctrine to something completely different from the original. You cannot guarantee that every buddhist pope would be an arahant. The leader of buddhism after Buddha is the Dhamma, i.e., the Sutt...
by DNS
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Pope
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Re: Buddhist Pope

I like that there is no pope. Besides the potential for scandals, there is the opportunity to change the Doctrine to something completely different from the original. You cannot guarantee that every buddhist pope would be an arahant. The leader of buddhism after Buddha is the Dhamma, i.e., the Sutt...
by DNS
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Pope
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Re: Buddhist Pope

I like that there is no pope. Besides the potential for scandals, there is the opportunity to change the Doctrine to something completely different from the original. You cannot guarantee that every buddhist pope would be an arahant. The leader of buddhism after Buddha is the Dhamma, i.e., the Sutta...
by DNS
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Reliability of the Early Buddhist Texts (Pali Canon)
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Re: THE RELIABILITY OF THE EARLY BUDDHIST TEXTS (PALI CANON)

Venerable Lantian wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:52 pm
I am a former Pure Land clergyman, now a Theravada Buddhist.

Metta,
Venerable Lantian Xinshen :buddha1:
Hi Ven. Are you still a clergyman with Pure Land tradition? Or did you ordain in Theravada?