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by adeh
Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are monks allowed to take a warm shower?
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

Re: Are monks allowed to take a warm shower?

Jhana4 wrote:I don't know. When I think of the attachments that cause the most misery in life or things that give people a big head, enjoying a daily shower usually doesn't make it on the list.
Agreed....it's not even really a matter of daily enjoyment...more a matter of personal hygiene ....
by adeh
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are monks allowed to take a warm shower?
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

Re: Are monks allowed to take a warm shower?

57. Should any bhikkhu bathe at intervals of less than half a month, except at the proper occasions, it is to be confessed. Here the proper occasions are these: the last month and a half of the hot season, the first month of the rains, these two and a half months being a time of heat, a time of feve...
by adeh
Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6088
Views: 422180

Re: the great rebirth debate

More than two thousand years have gone by and there is still no consensus about (post-mortem) rebirth. I think it is a mistake to talk about this as if it is something that Buddhists have been arguing about for over two thousand years. The lack of consensus about rebirth would seem to be a recent a...
by adeh
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: seeking "the great chronicle of Buddhas"
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

Re: seeking "the great chronicle of Buddhas"

There was a new 2 volume edition published in Singapore 3 years ago...I'll see if I can find the link...it was being distributed free as a dana book...
by adeh
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Giving the precepts
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Giving the precepts

Thank you Bhante...I've often taken the precepts myself at home, just to reaffirm them to myself...
by adeh
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Giving the precepts
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Giving the precepts

I'm asking about the 5 precepts....I don't know if they do this in other lineages, but there is a whole formula in Pali for taking the precepts that we use (our teacher is a bhikkhu in a Burmese lineage) and it involves asking the bhikkhu three times to be given the 5 precepts and then being given t...
by adeh
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Giving the precepts
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Giving the precepts

Just a quick question....can a layperson give the precepts to another layperson, or can they only be given to a layperson by a bhikkhu or bhikkhuni?
by adeh
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: e-learning course by Bhikkhu Anālayo in 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5759

Re: e-learning course by Bhikkhu Anālayo in 2011

I got my confirmation on Friday.....
by adeh
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church - funeral of Elizabeth Taylor
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Westboro Baptist Church - funeral of Elizabeth Taylor

tiltbillings wrote:These people would. They are asuras, driven by hate.
So true.....
by adeh
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual Abuse in Monastic Orders and Elsewhere.
Replies: 35
Views: 3520

Re: Sexual Abuse in Monastic Orders and Elsewhere.

Viscid wrote:Not at all my intention, sorry if it came out that way.
Don't worry about it, sorry for being a tad touchy....it's just mention pedophile a some people make that connection...
by adeh
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual Abuse in Monastic Orders and Elsewhere.
Replies: 35
Views: 3520

Re: Sexual Abuse in Monastic Orders and Elsewhere.

I could see how a monastic environment would be attractive to someone who has a lot of guilt regarding their sexuality, whether they be gay, a pedophile, or think themselves to be particularily perverted. Please try not to lump gays in with pedophiles or ''people (who) think themselves to be partic...
by adeh
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?
Replies: 24
Views: 9517

Re: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?

The curls on his head are, I think, a misunderstanding of one of the 32 marks. It says that: the tips of his body-hairs (not head hairs) turn up; the upturned body hairs are blue-black, the colour of collyrium, curled and turned to the right.... In one Sutta in the Sutta Nipaata-the Sundarikabhaaara...
by adeh
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Pulling for Individual...
Replies: 70
Views: 14609

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Sad news...may he have a fortunate rebirth.
by adeh
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas

The Mahabharata is actually a very old story that predates the Buddha....I watched a documentary series not so long ago that talked about it. It said that the story is based on events that happened around about 8-900 BCE..the documentary was Micheal Woods The Story of India..part 3 I think...
by adeh
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas

I just found something interesting in the Digha Nikaya in the Mahasamaya Sutta (Sutta 20)...it mentions Vishnu, which it appears is Venhu in Pali, and it mentions Varuna but as a plural ''the Varunas''...it also mentions Garuda but also as a plural ''fierce garuda birds''..... From Wikipedia: Many o...
by adeh
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas

I believe that Vishnu and Shiva (Rudra) were minor deities in Buddhas life time and they didn't become principal deities until around the 1st or 2nd century C.E. when works such as the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and the Bhagavad Gita first appeared, even though Hindus claim these works are much older.
by adeh
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas

Pajapati and Yama are mentioned in the Suttas...
by adeh
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dalai Lama steps down as Tibetan leader
Replies: 23
Views: 1504

Re: Dalai Lama steps down as Tibetan leader

A very wise move politically on his part....
by adeh
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11944
Views: 569029

Re: Word Association Game

gladiator
by adeh
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11944
Views: 569029

Re: Word Association Game

life