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by DNS
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 71

Re: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!

Happy Birthday!!
by DNS
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I share you this photo
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: I share you this photo

Namasté i share you this photo, im starting this bussiness of spray paint art, if you like it you can use it, i made it with help of youtube artist porfirio jimenez. Looks good! It reminds me of some of the formations and colors in some caves, for example, Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico, USA. https:/...
by DNS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: respecting sangha
Replies: 48
Views: 655

Re: respecting sangha

There is also a story told by Ajahn Chah, where he saw an attractive woman, and then for weeks afterwards had a massive erection which was very frustrating. The slightest touch of his robe against his "parts" meant he was in danger of sanghadisesa. So he went to a secluded kuti in the forest, where...
by DNS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: respecting sangha
Replies: 48
Views: 655

Re: respecting sangha

There could be some culture clashes at play. In traditional Buddhist (and Asian) culture, one is to show respect to an ordained monk or priest simply due to the ordination status / title and one can pay respect to the "robe" instead of the person when one is not particularly fond of a specific perso...
by DNS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Practicing both Theravada and Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Practicing both Theravada and Nichiren Buddhism

I suppose one could practice both. In regards to the doctrines of both traditions, that might be more difficult to mix. The Lotus Sutra is somewhat critical of Theravada, believing the path of arahantship to be "inferior" to the way of the bodhisattva.
by DNS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Searching in Sri Lanka for a Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 11
Views: 32

Re: Searching in sri lanka

Where do you live? There are Sri Lankan temples in many nations, that serve ex-pat Sri Lankans in the U.S., Australia, the UK, etc. You could check some of those out in the country you live in. afaik, most don't put any demands on the monks for learning, studying Abhidhamma so that wouldn't be an is...
by DNS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Searching in Sri Lanka for a Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 11
Views: 32

Re: Searching in sri lanka

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: vinaya rule against ordaining in two traditions
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: vinaya rule against ordaining in two traditions

i know this exists - can someone give me a citation/quote I don't believe there is one in the Vinaya because the Vinaya was recited at the First Council in approx. 483 BCE and at that time it was the "pre-sectarian" period of Buddhism of Dhamma-Vinaya; the various sects hadn't fully developed yet. ...
by DNS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

bodom wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 pm
DO as observed in the present moment:
Good find. :thumbsup:

The Buddha said "my gosh"? :tongue:
by DNS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

I wrote an article on the appeal of Buddhism . I would say my favorite things on that list are: *A meditation technique beyond relaxation, but also for wisdom. There is a clear path for spiritual and personal development. *Compatibility with biological evolution. In my opinion, the single greatest, ...
by DNS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?
Replies: 48
Views: 517

Re: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?

Yes, perhaps "strategy" is a better term. The Buddha was interested in Dhamma propagation. He was not interested in self-enlightenment only and did teach the masses and advised his monks to do Dhamma propagation. “Wander forth, O bhikkhus, for the welfare of the multitude, for the happiness of the m...
by DNS
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2192

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

That link did not work. I'll try it again tomorrow morning. It was in German. Here is the google translate rendering to English: Saw him in the terrace shade, the highest, go up and down, I slowly went to him, greeted him, the highest man. "Cover my robe first, and I fold my hands under her, Will I...
by DNS
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2192

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Never heard of that one. Where is it in the Suttas? In the Khuddakapatha, Sutta Nipata and Theragatha. Here is a passage from Theragatha (sorry couldn't find it in English, sprechen sie deutsch?) https://suttacentral.net/thag7.4/de/sass The last part mentions taking ordination at age 7 and wearing ...
by DNS
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2192

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

There could not be a Child Lama, right? In the Suttas, nothing like that was ever said. In Theravada, there is no tulku system where elder monks seek out the rebirth of a famous or semi-famous monk. During the time of the Buddha there were a few very young monks who attained enlightenment. One of t...
by DNS
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Okay, I updated it again and now we have all or at least most of the possible options. The system limits it to no more than 10 options, so I removed one of the 2 lives models as that had zero votes anyway from previous polling.

Time to vote again!
by DNS
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

PS Could you please add "multiple lives model" to the OP poll? That will reset all the numbers back to zero, which is okay, but before I do that, let's here if there are any other options that should be added. So as I see it, we could have the list above plus: Option 8: Timeless/Atemporal/Structura...
by DNS
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday SDC!
Replies: 11
Views: 132

Re: Happy birthday SDC!

Happy Birthday!!
by DNS
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why are you practising Buddhism?
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: Why are you practising Buddhism?

The goal in the Nikayas isn’t the worldly improvements above One of the goals in Nikayas *is* wordly improvements. Buddha keeps saying again and again: 1) happiness in this life 2) in future lives 2) of nibbana. but even though I can say the goal is Cessation Of Existence, I’m not really sure where...
by DNS
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: May dates of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and passing away
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: May dates of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and passing away

Stiphan wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:54 pm
The Buddha was born 566BC, attained Enlightenment 531BC, and passed away in 484BC. Just for your information. (Yes he died at the age of 82. Don't worry about how I know this. It's true.)
I noticed you changed the birth year from the OP. Does this change the May 21 date too?
by DNS
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

And the Abhidhamma discusses momentary mental events in detail, which makes sense from our own analysis of thoughts and their fleeting nature. I think there is reference to mind moments, but not to a moment-to-moment interpretation of DO. I believe it is there in the Vibhanga or Patthana; not 100% ...