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by morning mist
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money
Replies: 86
Views: 13586

Re: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money

Dhamma was intended to be a gift and should remain a gift. It should be given freely to all who wish to receive it. Lay people who wish to share the gift of dhamma to others are more than welcome. Please consider it an offering of dhamma, a meritorious work, a selfless voluntary work . Whether it is...
by morning mist
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Meaning of 'Diṭṭheva Dhamme'
Replies: 14
Views: 1428

Re: Meaning of 'Diṭṭheva Dhamme'

This article shows various suttas in which the above appear : http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdharmafarer.org%2Fwordpress%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F12%2F3.9-Sancetanika-S-a10.206-piya.pdf&ei=xojETubIPKiZiQKu8bjIBQ&usg=AFQjCNF94TzfMd...
by morning mist
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu
Replies: 30
Views: 7433

Re: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu

Hi all, I think in order to avoid wrong application and benefit from a practicing guideline it is important to understand the purpose behind it . I believe the practicing guideline of monastics not possessing money is to limit the bhikkhu/ni's ability to follow his/ her endless desires. When this is...
by morning mist
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 4476

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Hi Dan, Please check the UNESCO guidelines before attacking them so heavily. Even a certain parts of a Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya is effected by the regulation/ guideline of maintaining the UNESCO . Btw, why do you see one as rocks and another as not rocks? We are Buddhists here . I am actually ...
by morning mist
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 4476

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

What I am embarrassed about is the double standard in the name of Metta and Justice . People choose to keep a blind eye to the apparent injustice of one, while tearing another down for a misperceived mistake. This notion of justice is contradictory .
by morning mist
Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 4476

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Hi Claudia, This is not tit for tat, there are regulations around World Heritage Sites anywhere in the world. For example, part of the Buddhist monasteries in Bodhgaya needs to be removed because it is not suppose to be there. If you check the UNESCO regulations you can see for yourself. Also no one...
by morning mist
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 4476

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Are Buddhist and Christian allowed to have monasteries or churches in the Maldives as they do in Sri Lanka ? If no then is this double standard acceptable ? When I was in Bodh Gaya, I heard the Muslim call to prayer over the loud speaker from the mosques and couldn't help think the same thing: how ...
by morning mist
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 4476

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

I just returned from a week's trip in Sri Lanka and can vouch for mush of what Dissanayake wrote. There are numerous Muslim (and Christian) shrines everywhere, even built at road junctions. Sri Lankans are very tolerant of other faiths, perhaps even too tolerant. I remember I was at a temple and in...
by morning mist
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it against the dhamma to protect yourself and others ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: Is it against the dhamma to protect yourself and others ?

Hi all ,

Thanks for sharing. I was wondering if anyone know the instruction for lay people about protecting oneself and other innocent people when it comes to violent attacks ?
by morning mist
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it against the dhamma to protect yourself and others ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: Is it against the dhamma to protect yourself and others ?

I am sorry that my post was not squarely on topic. ...As to how to defend, I would say to be primarily guided by the Dhamma but of course be sensible and defend when necessary. Hi Dan, No problem. Usually, I didn't think that it is a big deal to focus on a specific issue. But that is the case aroun...
by morning mist
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it against the dhamma to protect yourself and others ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: Is it against the dhamma to protect yourself and others ?

HI Dan , This topic is about Muslim and Thai Civilians rather than Tamils and Sri lankans. If you want we can discuss this in another thread on Sri Lankan & Tamils. Usually I wouldn't mind ,but it seems that some people prefer that it focuses on a specific issue only and no related topics at all. So...
by morning mist
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it against the dhamma to protect yourself and others ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Is it against the dhamma to protect yourself and others ?

I just came across some tragic information about what people are facing in southern Thailand . What is the best thing to do for Buddhist living in these area ? Is self protection and protecting others against the dhamma ? Muslims Behead 9 year old Buddhist Boy in Thailand, Murder Family "…..Then the...
by morning mist
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 4476

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

I wonder if there are any Buddhist monasteries in the Maldives.
by morning mist
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 4476

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Since this topic came up I thought maybe I should look into the situations and relationship between Buddhist and Muslims right now and these are some of the information that came up that I haven't noticed before even though some of them just occurred recently as well.
by morning mist
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 4476

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

It is related to Buddhist and Muslim. So are we only suppose to discuss one aspect and not the other ? So if someone created a thread about how muslim destroy Buddhist lives and property right now , no one is suppose to post anything else about their relationship, conflict, etc..
by morning mist
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 4476

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Of course wars take place in every countries. It would be nice if Buddhist don't get attack. But the reality is they do get attack. For example, Ghandhara was attacked and everyone was forced to become Muslim or die . Buddhist in India was wiped out for some time after violent attacks. By the way, a...
by morning mist
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 4476

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

May they be able to find a peacful way and dialogue to solve the problems. I hope there is a peaceful solution too, because right now these events are very depressing: "The Islamic insurgency in southern Thailand is perhaps the most under-reported in the world. Over 4300 people have been murdered t...
by morning mist
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 4476

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Although Muslims have destroyed countless great monuments in Buddhism but there is no need to destroy their shrine. Perhaps they aren't happy about Muslim trying to build a Mosque on a Buddhist UNESCO site. Similar situation in Thailand where innocent Buddhists are being brutally slaughtered: 8 Budd...
by morning mist
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New Bhikkhu Bodhi Interview
Replies: 188
Views: 8844

Re: New Bhikkhu Bodhi Interview

There is nothing wrong with using the sutta as a guide or point of reference. I think it is more reliable than other sources. If someone disagrees with a person's interpretation / undertanding of the sutta , then feel free to discuss that. Resorting to name calling or labeling such as " extremist" o...
by morning mist
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New Bhikkhu Bodhi Interview
Replies: 188
Views: 8844

Re: New Bhikkhu Bodhi Interview

What I meant above was that Ajahn Chah didn't just jump into various activities shortly after ordination but after developing himself. ... Likewise Bhikkhu Bodhi, of course... No doubt. I think he started his BGR project long after his ordination. It looks like he had plenty of time to practice bef...