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by DNS
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: US Debtors Prisons
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: US Debtors Prisons

Technically, they are not going to jail due to owing debt, but rather the collection agencies are finding a loophole in their favor: They sue them in civil court and then when the defendants don't show up, they ask for a bench-warrant for 'failure-to-appear' which appears to be abusing the system in...
by DNS
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from New York City
Replies: 6
Views: 30

Re: Hi from New York City

Welcome to DW!

:buddha1:
by DNS
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 71
Views: 1143

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Kamran wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:21 pm
The younger generation voted for Bernie.
While the older generation voted for Trump.
Which generation is more irresponsible ?
Both; I voted for neither one. :tongue:
by DNS
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: The new SuttaCentral … is coming soon!
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: The new SuttaCentral … is coming soon!

:thumbsup: Excellent!

Nice video they made.

:anjali:
by DNS
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A few questions...
Replies: 18
Views: 242

Re: A few questions...

In the Nikāyas there are no recorded cases of laypeople who attained arahantship and then continued to lead the lay life. Those who do attain it entered upon the homeless life soon after their attainment, like Yasa at Vin I 17,1–3. Wait a sec! Bhikkhu Bodhi notes that although there are no known ca...
by DNS
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A few questions...
Replies: 18
Views: 242

Re: A few questions...

Even if we reject the idea that lay arahants are mentioned in the suttas, there is still the Commentaries, which definitely mention lay arahants. I do not contradict the commentary position that on rare occasion a layperson may even attain full enlightenment very suddenly, whereupon he would have t...
by DNS
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A few questions...
Replies: 18
Views: 242

Re: A few questions...

Even if we reject the idea that lay arahants are mentioned in the suttas, there is still the Commentaries, which definitely mention lay arahants. For example: 2. Uggasena.– Son of a banker of Rājagaha. He fell in love with a very skilful acrobat, married her and followed her about with her troupe. W...
by DNS
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Replies: 22
Views: 353

Re: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.

He appears to be a Jain guru? If so, then he's not very Jain-like in stating that enlightenment can be obtained in 48 minutes. He does mention getting established in the 5 precepts (Jain version which is very similar to Buddhist ones) and eliminating attachment & aversion; which is very similar, alm...
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 71
Views: 1143

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

No one in the US is aiming to take all guns away and give them to the State. That ship sailed a long time ago. If the government was coming for the guns, they had a prime opportunity during the EIGHT YEARS Obama was in office. And it DID NOT happen. Correct, in fact there was a vote on another assa...
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: teaching to monastics vs lay people
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: teaching to monastics vs lay people

In the Suttas, we see numerous times, the Buddha beginning with "Bhikkhus . . ." but that could be because that is who his audience was on those occasions.

The Vinaya includes some discourses and teachings which were clearly meant for monks and nuns, not lay people.
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A few questions...
Replies: 18
Views: 242

Re: A few questions...

There are some passages in the Anguttara Nikaya that appear to suggest householders attaining enlightenment. Here's one of them: 012.04. Bhikkhus, the householders Bhallika, ... re ... Sudatta, ... re ... Anāthapiṇḍika, ... re ... Citta, ... re ... Macchikāsandika, ... re ... Hatthaka Aalavaka, ... ...
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A few questions...
Replies: 18
Views: 242

Re: A few questions...

It is not possible to attain nibbāna in this present life without giving up the household life (& everything else). It is possible to attain lower stages of awakening where one has for themselves seen the goal & is guaranteed arahantship in future lives. It is possible to attain enlightenment / nib...
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: issue with chat center
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: issue with chat center

Fixed! (by our webmaster)

:woohoo:
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 131
Views: 1326

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

If a monk was physically attacked, the Buddha allowed him to strike back in self-defense , but never with the intention to kill. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/gettingmessage.html What is the reference for this? In the Vinaya, Suttavibhanga, the 92 pacittiya (rules entailing...
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 71
Views: 1143

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Why not just take the gun out of the kid's hands? There are already laws against under-age people (i.e., including kids) from owning guns. The problem is that many of the shooters obtain their guns illegally. There are too many guns in the marketplace. A complete and total ban of all guns is one pr...
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 71
Views: 1143

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

The Parkland school had an armed guard on duty and he didn't do shxt!! That and the fact that police were called 39 times to his house for various domestic issues and mental health issues. He should never have been allowed to have any gun, not just an AR-15. There is lots of blame to throw around (...
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 65

Re: Hello from Australia

Welcome to DW!

:yingyang:
by DNS
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 224

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

I don't see any details yet, cause of death, etc. I've been checking:
http://buddhistchannel.tv/