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by DNS
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Hello :)

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Deleting account functionality
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Deleting account functionality

Correct, it is our policy not to delete accounts nor posts. It disrupts the conversations. Once a poster stops posting here, it doesn't take long for his/her posts to fall down the pile of topics where it would be even pretty difficult for anyone to find them without doing a purposeful search for th...
by DNS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Hello from thailand

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Hi Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Hey Hi Hello

Welcome to (the other) DW!

by DNS
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 31
Views: 752

Re: Is buddhism difficult? Why?

Buddhism is difficult in the sense that there are a lot of societal, family, cultural pressures to not engage in ascetic / semi-ascetic practices. Modern pressures tend to advance hedonism, conformity. The Dhamma however: 1. This Dhamma is for one who wants little, not for one who wants much (appicc...
by DNS
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Script Converter
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Script Converter

:thumbsup: Very cool. I like the Brahmi script.
by DNS
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Typing delays
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Typing delays

Everything appears to be fine, fast posting for me. It could be one or more of the following: 1. Slow internet service from your ISP (internet service provider), which can be either temporary or permanent. 2. Slow or older computer 3. Not enough RAM on your computer (especially if you're running lot...
by DNS
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: a newbie saying hello
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: a newbie saying hello

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 980

Re: Polyamorous relationships

A sign I saw on a bar as I was passing by on the road:

Bigamy Is Having One Spouse Too Many. Monogamy Is the Same.
by DNS
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Demanifestation and Unincarnation
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Demanifestation and Unincarnation

See: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=253

at the sister site Sam Vara noted. His wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenzin_%C3%96sel_Hita

Apparently he still follows Tibetan Buddhism, but doesn't believe he's a tulku (reincarnation of a famous Rinpoche).
by DNS
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 980

Re: Polyamorous relationships

I don't think the texts discuss it directly. They don't appear to be "cheating" since all are in agreement about the open marriage arrangement. However, we can glean some things from the texts: 1. The Buddha talks about duties and responsibilities of husbands and wives and appears to talk in a monog...
by DNS
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1057

Re: Where are the arahants ?

Even in the suttas we can't see Ariyas get into the business of "spreading the Dhamma" like these days. Buddha is the greatest missionary of his time Yes, but not just the Buddha. The Buddha encouraged his monks to spread the Dhamma. A common modern misconception is that Buddhism is not to be sprea...
by DNS
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1057

Re: Where are the arahants ?

They wouldn't be online. I agree with your post, except for this part. Why wouldn't they be online? What better way to reach a large number of people? (I'm not referring to myself as online-arhant, of course :tongue: ). An arahant teaching the lay people in his village is doing a lot of good, but h...
by DNS
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Too young to ordain?
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: Too young to ordain?

I don't think that's too young. This way you could ordain and then if you don't like it, you'll still be young enough to go to college or other plans. There are many people who don't start college until their mid-20s so you wouldn't be out of place in case you do decide leave the ordained life.
by DNS
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can I offer leftover food to a monk?
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Can I offer leftover food to a monk?

When I was working in the monastery kitchen, the Thai ladies would sometimes stop us from putting out the delicious leftovers from yesterday, saying it was forbidden to give leftovers to the monks. Maybe this is a Thai custom not found in the time of the Buddha. I believe it comes from the rule tha...