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by some1
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About "Female & Male"
Replies: 18
Views: 3383

Re: About "Female & Male"

Belief in "no religion" Thanks for sharing that too. It is interesting to take note that the below was said near the end of that lecture: .... All I have said today is merely a chat among friends. If it were a public lecture or formal sermon, these things couldn't be said like this. It might create...
by some1
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About "Female & Male"
Replies: 18
Views: 3383

Re: About "Female & Male"

I'm quite sure that there isn't any textual support for this claim. It was one of Ajahn Buddhadāsa's quirkier notions that the Hindu use of 'dharma', in the sense of one's caste-based social duty, applied in Buddhism also. As far as I know this was a claim that he made simply on his own authority a...
by some1
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About "Female & Male"
Replies: 18
Views: 3383

About "Female & Male"

Below was translated from a lecture given by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu in 1966, FEMALE & MALE Now, let us look at the words "female" and "male". In everyday, worldly language, these words mean the two sexes - the female sex and the male sex. In Dhamma language, however, they refer to the distinguishing mar...
by some1
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Pray to be stronger men
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Pray to be stronger men

I always found this short sutta interesting. 9. The Moon Deity's Prayer for Protection (Canda Paritta [1]) 1. S. i. 50. :anjali: Indeed. I think that shows how the Dhamma expounded by the Buddha is being prescribed and personalized in different manner to apply in different situation. The Buddha wou...
by some1
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Pray to be stronger men
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Pray to be stronger men

Reminds me of the Buddha chastising Angulimala, who was Fully Awakened. Then with blood running from his injured head, with his bowl broken, and with his patchwork robe torn, the venerable Angulimala went to the Blessed One. The Blessed One saw him coming, and he told him: "Bear it, brahmana, bear ...
by some1
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Pray to be stronger men
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Pray to be stronger men

Not sure of the Pali for this, but this stock passage is found in the suttas, e.g. from SN 12.22: "I will not relax my energy so long as I have not attained what can be attained by manly strength, by manly energy, by manly exertion." Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! https://suttacentral.net/sn12.22" onclick="w...
by some1
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Pray to be stronger men
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Pray to be stronger men

Hi Some1 Please to meat you. It appears you a very senior member. ========= Buddhist do not pray. They believe in Kamma and dependent origination. The closest you get is Rabindranath Tagore. :) Please to meet you too. I have actually been dormant and away from this forum for quite some time. Anyway...
by some1
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Pray to be stronger men
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Pray to be stronger men

I am inspired by the below quotes and I am interested to know if there is any parallel in the Tipitika. I believe that is essentially aligned to the Buddha's teaching and its general emphasis on self effort. It would be very much appreciated if anyone can provide some relevant quotes from the Tipiti...
by some1
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Benefits of studying the Vinaya
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Benefits of studying the Vinaya

The five benefits Mahinda lists are certainly not in the Tipiṭaka. Nor have I met with them in any commentary (though there are a few commentaries I haven't yet read). However, as Ledi Sayadaw didn't mention the five benefits in the article posted by Ven. Pesala, I strongly doubt they are in any Pa...
by some1
Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Benefits of studying the Vinaya
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Benefits of studying the Vinaya

It would benefit the Sāsana if wise laypersons would study the Vinaya: Should Lay Person Learn the Vinaya ? However, it might bring harm to those who seek to find fault, and lack experience in meditation. In admonition bhikkhus, lay persons should use indirect speech to avoid confrontation and insu...
by some1
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Benefits of studying the Vinaya
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Benefits of studying the Vinaya

According to a footnote found in a Chinese Translation of Bhikkhupātimokkha by Mahinda Bhikkhu, (besides the 10 usefulnesses/reasons of the Vinaya as explained in Samantapāsādikā & AN 10.31) there are 5 benefits for laypersons studying the Vinaya: 1. increasing the general confidence with the Dhamma...
by some1
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: A.K. Warder
Replies: 9
Views: 2036

Prof A.K. Warder has just passed away

FYI, below is a recent post at http://listserv.liv.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1302&L=indology&D=1&O=D&F=P&P=3208" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ---- Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 22:34:29 -0500 From: Stella Sandahl [via indology@listserv.liv.ac.uk] Subject: Professor A.K. Warder Dear colleagues,...
by some1
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Searching for source of a translated passage
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: Searching for source of a translated passage

Finally, I found it. The same passage is mentioned in Ajahn Buddhadasa's "Lak Dhamma Samrab Nak Seuksa" or "Buddha Dhamma for University Students" translated from Thai by Ariyananda Bhikkhu (Roderick S. Bucknell). The Scriptural References in that book provided the source as Itivuttaka III, v, iii. ...
by some1
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Ten Great Vows of Verenrable Master 〇
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Re: The Ten Great Vows of Verenrable Master 〇

Venerable Master 〇 lives in China. He is a sage and has great aspirations and commitment in present great salvation.I hope that we can do something to help him. In doing so, we actually help ourselves. I believe this is the same person mentioned here , and one of his disciple is 兴中子, the author of ...
by some1
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Guanyin
Replies: 23
Views: 3762

Re: Guanyin

The image posted by OP is actually from the oil paintings series "Dunhuang Flying Series" (敦煌飞天, i.e. "Gandharvas of Dunhuang") by a modern Chinese artist Zeng Hau(曾浩) . "Guanyin" in Chinese tradition is definitely not a Gandharva (Pali: Gandhabba). Anyway, in popular culture, it is not uncommon to ...