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by DNS
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 57
Views: 617

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

StormBorn wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:44 am
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
:? :lol:
by DNS
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 57
Views: 617

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings, Don't be a feminist, don't be a (male) chauvinist; be a personist, with concern for all humanity based on the content of their character, not their color, gender, etc. Or... better still, be a beingist ! Whatever living beings there may be; Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,...
by DNS
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 57
Views: 617

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Don't be a feminist, don't be a (male) chauvinist; be a personist, with concern for all humanity based on the content of their character, not their color, gender, etc.
by DNS
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)

Remembering Bhante Madawela Punnaji By Ven. Dr. Walpola Piyananda, Maha Nayaka Thera I personally and all who knew him were saddened to hear of the passing of our Venerable Dr. Madawela Punnaji.Venerable Dr. Madawela Punnaji He made a lasting impression on everyone he met. He certainly was not the a...
by DNS
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Throwing food
Replies: 43
Views: 368

Re: Throwing food

I was raised not to waste food, not to waste things in general. Once I went to a Zen retreat and they were extremely careful not to waste. When I finished my food on my plate one of the nuns came over to teach me how they don't waste food. You pour your tea over the plate and literally wipe it clean...
by DNS
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)



See: 2:06 Bhante Punnaji with Pope Francis. (back in year 2015)
by DNS
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)

https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Madawela_Punnaji https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHwjfILrOfA He taught the Dhamma all his life, especially after becoming a monk (he was a physician prior to ordaining). He continuously gave Dhamma talks, almost up to the day of his death. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by DNS
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 109
Views: 11738

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Just look at what this forum used to be in 2014. Or even 2016. Binocular, for example, left because of the horrible culture of posting here. And she was a very tough cookie to hang out here as long as she did. This is simply not true. Binocular has been posting frequently and more so in recent year...
by DNS
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 455

Re: Making fermented drinks

Effort The Vibhaṅga defines drinking as taking even as little as the tip of a blade of grass. Thus taking a small glass of wine, even though it might not be enough to make one drunk, would be more than enough to fulfill this factor. The Vibhaṅga does not, however, indicate how offenses are to be co...
by DNS
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 455

Re: Making fermented drinks

Are some of you saying that even if a drink contains 0.05% percent alcohol, which is safe to serve even to a child, then you're breaking the precept if you drink it? Of course. Isn't it possible that some foods eaten become about 0.05 in the body as the body digests it? For example, sugar, bread an...
by DNS
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 988

Re: Touching Money

Yes, it definitely appears to be a difficult issue, more so in modern times. Monks didn't travel by planes, trains, and automobiles in the time of the Buddha. And as shown in the posts above, it would be easier for the lay people and the monks if they just received the tickets from the lay people fo...
by DNS
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 455

Re: Making fermented drinks

I first plan to try making kombucha, which only has 0.5% alcohol. That's the same amount non-alcohol beer has. I saw a guy on youtube attempting to get drunk on kombucha and he couldn't do it. He drank dozens of bottles, forgot how many he did. All he did was vomit from excessive drinking and then ...
by DNS
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 109
Views: 11738

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

the quality of discussion has improved due to that though. :sage: Agree. What do you need? Quantity or the quality? I don't need anything, I'm quite content, thank you. :meditate: :tongue: I'd like to see both quality and quantity, but if I had to choose, I'd go with quality. A 4chan sandbox might ...