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by DNS
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 36
Views: 293

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

I am not saying they are lax. I readily believe, that most of bhikkhunis would observe the rules you've mentioned (but they could do it also as 8/10 precepts nuns). But there are some things (about which I said) which they don't want to follow from the very beginning. Can you imagine somebody would...
by DNS
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 36
Views: 293

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

But now they restore bikkhuni ordination and say they are not going to follow a considerable part of bikkhuni Vinaya: garu dhammas, rules about staying alone in the forest, prohibition to travel alone, etc, etc. These are serious offenses (sanghadisesa). Further, according to Vinaya before becoming...
by DNS
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 21
Views: 173

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

Interesting question; it has lots of different dimensions. Yes, I agree, it could take several different turns. There is the cultural mixing of traditions that you mentioned, the perhaps diluting of the teachings and others. There is the disappointment that can come with noting that the followers h...
by DNS
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 36
Views: 293

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

We don't have a Pope of Theravada Buddhism. Some monasteries and monks perform ordinations of bhikkhunis and some do not. The absence of a single leader becomes an issue only if some theravada sangha nikayas accept bhikkhuni ordination. But there is no theravada nikaya in this world which accepts t...
by DNS
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 36
Views: 293

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

If there is an issue about legality and if the sangha don't accept the bhiikhuni ordination, why does someone re-initiate bhiikhuni ordination by being disobedient to sangha decisions? We can see clear feminism in it. We don't have a Pope of Theravada Buddhism. Some monasteries and monks perform or...
by DNS
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 36
Views: 293

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

Here I'm talking about encouragement and discouragement. Not about their legality. But that is the reason for their discouragement; i.e., the legality issue. Those opposed (discourage) to the bhikkhuni ordinations going on right now say that it is not valid since there was no double-ordination cere...
by DNS
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 36
Views: 293

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

It's not as simple as that outline you made. The Buddha did support bhikkhuni ordination. He did grant the going forth to Maha-Pajapati and she became an arahant in the saffron robes. Some modern Buddhists support bhikkhuni ordination and some oppose it. It centers more around legalistic concerns ab...
by DNS
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12494

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Good (recent) posts, on this page. :thumbsup: And with that, I think it's time to close this topic. It is clear and agreed, at least by most posting here that DW is actually doing fine, and the 3rd party traffic sites indeed show that there was only a decline when lounge, politics, news was closed a...
by DNS
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12494

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

organic traffic has seen 40% decline since the beginning of 2017, who cares about the site's ranking... Anyway i am not an analyst of these stats i just see that you are losing good posters all the time and i think it is a no brainer. It's the same. The alexa rankings are based on traffic and it cl...
by DNS
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12494

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

dw alexa.png As I said, there was some decrease right around the time when the News & Politics and Lounge was migrated to DWE. Note the alexa.com graph indicating the decline exactly at that time. But as members have noted, the quality of discussions has improved. Yes, it's all good; quality is bet...
by DNS
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12494

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

in case u did not notice DW is seeing a decline and my participation is seeing a decline. will it end soon? depends on what you mean by ending, my official prediction is that it will be how it was around december 2017 and it will keep declining, that is my prediction. A year time and it will be mor...
by DNS
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 12494

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Anyway, i think it will remain stagnant and i would be very surprised if it does not further decline. The remedy is obviously to expel the cancer** and make rules to protect the good posters and to restrain the bad ones. ** Halfwit comments, loose tongues, wrong views etc For me personally two peop...
by DNS
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 35
Views: 413

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

So that's ominously close to the 500 yr mark except the big difference is that if it eventually does happen, we can't blame the Bhikkhunis Sangha for this. The 500 year mark, if true, would have expired right around 28 BCE, which of course it did not. (500 years from the start of the dispensation o...
by DNS
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 35
Views: 413

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

The Dhamma has not died out. There is no set date according to the Suttas (the 500 years statement is negated with the additional rules to allow it to continue and last much longer) and it remains and in fact, with printing, books and electronic media it has never before been more secure, more easil...
by DNS
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 779

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: