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by exonesion
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Yall claim to be tryna to stay outta politics but wpd are the biggest hypocrites ever on politics. WPD says it's apolitical. It's the sensationalist news media that struggles to show that WPD is political (yellow or red). I mentioned earlier that the news media says that WPD is political just becau...
by exonesion
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

As I've expressed in a previous post, how do we know if the abbot is lying about his meditative attainments? Such a thing cannot be verified externally which is the catch-22 that a wise bhikkhu would very clearly understand and therefore not say anything in the first place. Meaning he wouldn't even...
by exonesion
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

You obviously did not try very hard to find it. It is in the Pātimokkha rules, Pācittiya 8. Buddhist Sacred Texts 8. Whatsoever Bhikkhu shall tell one not received into the higher grade (of the Order) that the (speaker or any other Bhikkhu) has extraordinary spiritual gifts, even when such, is the ...
by exonesion
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

I agree with james all these wpd followers do is deflect and deny that their leader is flawless and perfect. Arguing with cultist is like touching a stove twice. Done posting on this thread Will still look at it, but no more posting. This is a strawman - nowhere in my replies did I say that WPD's a...
by exonesion
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More IQ = Bad Kamma?
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: More IQ = Bad Kamma?

Those with high IQ will be able to think up more crimes. Is the process of Kamma not tilted against those with high IQ? From point of view of Kamma .. it is best to be born a retard because only thought crime that most retarded people can commit is lust and I doubt given their low IQ if it will at ...
by exonesion
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Indeed. I realise that I'm wasting my time here.... I've unsubscribed from this thread. (I suppose that's a purpose of you guys being here.) Have fun! I'm here to provide the other side of the issue and my opinions for WPD because the arguments here were too one-sided. And I haven't been wasting my...
by exonesion
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Sangha Act amendments and WPD's case Chirachai Punkrasin , ambassador for The Royal Thai embassy, sent a letter to New Mandala to clarify some false information brought up by "The perplexing case of Wat Dhammakaya" The misinformation is that the Thai government intends to reform the Sangha Act, to ...
by exonesion
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Two WFBY organizations I realized there’re two WFBYs after seeing Venerable Gavesako’s post in the news section . But things become confusing when TWO WFBYs are involved. So, for clarity, I will refer to the two WFBY by their current Presidents. 1. WFBY – Led by Dr. Pornchai - (http://www.wfbytoday...
by exonesion
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

1. On the other rule of Parajika? Yes, exo, "this rule". But what about the other one, which I think you know of too? Can you please cite that one as you did for this one? What is the other one? I don’t recall any other precepts or rule talking about superior mind states other than the 4th parajika...
by exonesion
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

1. On my sources: WFBY That's according to your source which has highly vested interest. I rather trust WFBY. The below sources, which I quoted, are from the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY) , the very sources which you say you will rather trust. 1. This ousting of the President was proved...
by exonesion
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

On the suggestion to donate to WPD He's talking about the monk suggesting that he donated to Dk, and showing him the carrot. Btw, Isn't this an offence for a monk? I believe this is wrong. But because the message has already been forwarded and retold two times (Monk --> Samseva’s friend --> Samseva...
by exonesion
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

On the fourth parajika: Claiming of supernatural powers So what if he has? It's still an offense for making claims of psychic powers . “Should any bhikkhu, without direct knowledge , claim a superior human state, a truly noble knowledge and vision, as present in himself, saying," This rule of defea...
by exonesion
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

I don't see harm in using a light Kasina to develop concentration under good intentions (I'm not going to touch, however, the practice of prescribing it, that's a whole other matter), but there is danger in calling the Visuddhimagga scripture when it is not. Yes, you're right. The Visuddhimagga isn...
by exonesion
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Hey DMN, thanks for the post. :anjali: (1) It is clear to me that Dhammakaya members are hiding the abbot and I question whether they are doing right or wrong? (2) I also question if this siege and the hiding of the abbot could be the downfall of the temple? Hiding the abbot, right or wrong? To addr...
by exonesion
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 135187

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Donating money is not a crucial aspect of Buddhism, and meditating while imaging a crystal ball and various other imaginary visualizations/mental distortions is not part of the teachings ). The criticisms of WPD’s donation process have been addressed, so I’ll move on to scriptural evidence for the ...