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by DNS
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 305

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: 214

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: 190

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: 173

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: 902

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: 153

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: 902

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: 947

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: 947

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: 371

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: 190

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...
by DNS
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 947

Re: Where are the arahants ?

But why not a stockbroker if done ethically and detached. Study the market do you due diligence day in day out and make trades based on your studies. Might make for a great broker. Broker simply pays no mind to other traders success or failure win some lose some , detached. Stock brokers also do he...
by DNS
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 947

Re: Where are the arahants ?

And I’m saying you could hang in your home if an arahant, as you would not be attached to this as no attachment to home but could be simply practical. If that could be done (not saying for sure one way or another), it would depend a lot on the type of profession the lay person engages in. If he is ...
by DNS
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 947

Re: Where are the arahants ?

What do the sutras go on to say about the 7 day ordain or die position. Seems ludicrous that your life is in jeopardy Upon reaching this mindstate, why can’t you simply hang in your home and eat when body requires nourishment. It's not in the Suttas (only the Commentaries). However, there are littl...
by DNS
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 947

Re: Where are the arahants ?

I do agree with the Commentaries that if a lay person becomes an arahant, he/she will ordain within 7 days or perish. The lay life and responsibilities would not work with the mind-state of an arahant. Considering this, we could dismiss any lay person claim that they are an arahant, unless they per...