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by BKh
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice
Replies: 26
Views: 505

Re: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice

He plainly said that the use of money is a breach of vinaya that has the solution or the proper response of confession. ... It is simply a breach and not a Parijika. In the Vinaya there are solutions to breaches and they are clearly layed out. Well, there's the problem. The solution to the breach o...
by BKh
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Complete Patimokkha Chant in Pali PDF, anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Complete Patimokkha Chant in Pali PDF, anyone?

If you have a correct version in Pali using unicode, then this tool can convert to any asian script:
http://aksharamukha.appspot.com/#/converter
by BKh
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: difference in ordination during buddha time vs now?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: difference in ordination during buddha time vs now?

Greetings, One thing that seems different nowadays is that there's more discrimination... especially around age. I cannot remember the Buddha saying, "No, you are too old to ordain". Some may argue it's a pragmatic and justifiable economic consideration, but it's a form of discrimination I don't re...
by BKh
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Re: Spelling

Don't all browsers have a built in spell checker? Seems like they have had them for about 15 years. Anyone who wasn't using the browser's built in spell checker would be unlikely us use one in the forum software.
by BKh
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buying some suttas
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Buying some suttas

If you don't own any of the nikayas, then the anthology is a great first/next book. The MN is less expensive than the SN and AN. And if you have done Bhante Bodhi's MN class, then I think that actually reading the MN yourself would be a highly successful and enjoyable endeavour. Here is a guide to h...
by BKh
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Searching for a good, but moderate monastery, with freedom for study and meditation in Sri Lanka
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Searching for a good, but moderate monastery, with freedom for study and meditation in Sri Lanka

From what I have heard about their training process [...] - some details would be interesting. Can you write something about? I believe it is similar to the training for new monks in the Ajahn Chah tradition. A period of time as an anagarika living in the monastery that is filled with communal acti...
by BKh
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Searching for a good, but moderate monastery, with freedom for study and meditation in Sri Lanka
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Searching for a good, but moderate monastery, with freedom for study and meditation in Sri Lanka

Maybe you can write me, where you can read this in my post? When I said that I wasn't trying to accuse you or criticize you. It's fine to be looking for the situation you mention. Re reading your post I see that you do in fact seek to ordain. That's great. I'm just not familiar with any monasteries...
by BKh
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Searching for a good, but moderate monastery, with freedom for study and meditation in Sri Lanka
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Searching for a good, but moderate monastery, with freedom for study and meditation in Sri Lanka

Are you talking about ordaining? Or living there as a layperson? where is a firm practise of Vinayo, but not understood as "training", but more understood as "growing in". Can you say more about what that means? Examples? It sounds like you want the freedom of lay life while being close to learned a...
by BKh
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 152
Views: 5045

Re: if you witness a crime

Smell like you're one of SC's lackeys...
Because I pointed out that you incorrectly reported an error on the site that was fixed as soon as someone reported it correctly?

It's fine to talk about a translators biases, but this particular argument doesn't hold up.
by BKh
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 152
Views: 5045

Re: if you witness a crime

If I see anything like that, I will probably do so. But this looks like a case of people disagreeing over the accuracy of translations, which are apparently made in good faith. The standards of proof for "corruption" and "misconduct" would appear to be higher. The best approach when one finds a tra...
by BKh
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals

by BKh
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Hello I'm interested in information preferably in the sutras regarding multiple ordinations with different teachers.
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Hello I'm interested in information preferably in the sutras regarding multiple ordinations with different teachers.

So you asked your question in terms of the Suttas. In the time of the suttas there was no concept of different ordination with different teachers. Why would there be if the Buddha is your teacher? Ordination is a Vinaya matter. But still, there is no concept of this because your preceptor/teacher fo...
by BKh
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What sutta actually equates 8 spokes of a Dhamma Wheel with noble eight fold path?
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: What sutta actually equates 8 spokes of a Dhamma Wheel with noble eight fold path?

I'm not aware of any in the Pali root texts. Could it be a later Mahayana thing?

Side note... Have you ever considered including a list of all the abbreviations you use in your signature. That way we wouldn't have to install a frankkAbbr.dat package every time we want to read your posts. ;-)
by BKh
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: The Cost of Ordination
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: The Cost of Ordination

In Sri Lanka, a visa for foreign monks is free This is not true. It may have been true at one time in the past but it is not true at the moment(July 2019). It's possible in the past that individual officers may have waived the fee, but now everything is computerized so it can't happen. Immigration ...
by BKh
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: As described in the Suttas: Why would a butcher sit at a crossroad to cut a cow into pieces?
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: As described in the Suttas: Why would a butcher sit at a crossroad to cut a cow into pieces?

It's a great question. In my mind I always visualized him sitting in the middle of no where by himself, at an intersection. But that actually makes no sense. I think folks are quite right that it is probably more just a shop of some kind in a commercial area. In India today butchers are much more ou...