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by BKh
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DPR
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: DPR

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by BKh
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DPR
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: DPR

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by BKh
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DPR
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: DPR

Even though I spelled it wrong, all you have to do is google it.

But just in case google is broken for you, https://www.palemoon.org/
by BKh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DPR
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: DPR

Try the PailMoon browser. It's a branch of FireFox before Mozilla changed the way plugins work. For your purposes it is identical. I think it still gets critical security updates, but to be on the safe side you may not want to browse the web with it.
by BKh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Advice regarding donning robes
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Advice regarding donning robes

Is it normal to have this much of a problem? Yep! Especially if you don't have a good teacher. And by good I don't mean good-hearted. A slightly wrong grip at the wrong time in the wrong place can spell disaster. But it can be hard to diagnose. If you don't have enough on your arm and too much at t...
by BKh
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Longevity in robes
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Longevity in robes

dharmacorps wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:17 pm
to live into their 80s or 90s or even 100s. It is normal for some to live that long.
I believe the OP is talking about staying in robes vs disrobing. Not natural life span.
by BKh
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Longevity in robes
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Longevity in robes

Most I'm not trying to be picky, but where are you getting this from? If you narrowed it down to Thai tradition or Westerners it might be more accurate, or at least a more helpful conversation. In Thailand disrobing is completely normalized. In Sri Lanka it is highly stigmatized. But to address you...
by BKh
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Army Reserve Against the Precepts?
Replies: 40
Views: 638

Re: Army Reserve Against the Precepts?

Lots of people join the military to learn discipline. Many are disappointed to find out that this is not what they end up learning. There are probably an endless number of ways you can develop the qualities you are interested in other than the military. Also, it should be remembered that when you jo...
by BKh
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Advice regarding donning robes
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Advice regarding donning robes

Saṃghāti The saṃghāti is an outer robe used for various occasions or in cold weather. If by "various occasions" is meant formal occasions, this is not strictly true. When monks only have three robes (or at least only two full size robes—double and single layer) the saṅghati is used interchangeably....
by BKh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dhamma and Public Speaking
Replies: 24
Views: 727

Re: The Dhamma and Public Speaking

When I have had to present in the past I'm not nervous at all running up to the event but as soon as I start to talk my heart starts racing, my mind can go blank and I sometimes struggle to catch my breath. Its like a subconscious reaction or fear that comes out of nowhere. Your reaction actually s...
by BKh
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Source of The Lost Son story
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Source of The Lost Son story

Well, 100% it's not in the Nikayas.

I'm 99% sure it isn't in the commentaries or Jataka stories either.

You might want to ask on a Zen forum.
by BKh
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: monks and rains retreat
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: monks and rains retreat

Today this time is primarily used by monks to focus more on their own meditation practices and less on things like monastery work and teaching the laity. This is only true for an extremely small fraction of monks. The vast majority of monks don't even officially observe the vassana let alone live d...
by BKh
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: hungry ghost
Replies: 22
Views: 449

Re: hungry ghost

sentinel wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:19 pm
By thinking when looking at it .
Can you give a sutta reference for this? I can't think of one. Heavenly food is exponentially better than human food it's hard to imagine that a deva would even want to look at it, let alone eat it.
by BKh
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: hungry ghost
Replies: 22
Views: 449

Re: hungry ghost

In fact he said it doesn't work. They live on what is given here, hungry shades whose time here is done. Tirokudda Kanda : Hungry Shades Outside the Walls You're skipping the rest of the sutta: But when this offering is given, well-placed in the Sangha, it works for their long-term benefit and they...
by BKh
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: hungry ghost
Replies: 22
Views: 449

Re: hungry ghost

Offer food, drinks, candles and Joss sticks. This sutta is definitely not talking about offering things to petas. Nothing in the Sutta Pitaka does. It is about sharing merits to departed relatives. Of course people do try to make offerings directly to ghosts and gods. But this is not something the ...