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by Mr Man
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 156
Views: 1474

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

retrofuturist :rofl: His preceptor, I believe, was Ajahn Passano. I was finding the Californian reference amusing, as in a joke about California. What is the intimation of the joke? Does the joke "align with the Dhamma"? Paul has a bit of a thing about California. He believes it is too degenerate f...
by Mr Man
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 156
Views: 1474

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Ceisiwr wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:07 pm
retrofuturist
It made me wonder what the monk's preceptor would think, but then I learned that the monk was ordained in California and it all made sense.
:rofl:
His preceptor, I believe, was Ajahn Passano.
by Mr Man
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 156
Views: 1474

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Greetings Sarath, Can you give me a link to read about what it means by the doctrinal school? It's an ordination lineage , not a doctrinal school. Metta, Paul. :) Thanks Paul. Sarath: And here is a wikipedia article on Schools of Buddhism (doctrinal schools) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schools_of...
by Mr Man
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 156
Views: 1474

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:11 am
With my little knowledge, some of the teachings of Dhammayut tradition (Nibbana as objective reality) are very much Mahayana.
So I have to take your opinion as Mahaya/Dhammayut, not Theravada.
The idea that Dhammayut is not Theravada is wrong. It is an ordination lineage not a doctrinal school.
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 156
Views: 1474

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Mr Man Possibly this "repellent antifa". If you find anti-fascists repellent...... I find the likes of ANTIFA et al. repellent for the underlying socialist ideology and the disdain of negative rights that comes with them, as well as their mob mentality of labelling those with whom they simply disag...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 156
Views: 1474

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

In the U.K and the U.S. there was a call for people to “bend the knee” to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the associated movement around George Floyd by “Stand up to Racism”, which is the cover group for the repellent antifa like organisation “Unite Against Fascism”. Personally I refuse...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 156
Views: 1474

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Looking to hear the views of the community on this subject. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 I don't believe there can be a one size fits all answer. Circumstances of monastics, degrees of social injustice and ways of protest all have so many different permutations. Certainly the aspiration should be toward social justice. ...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 156
Views: 1474

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Looking to hear the views of the community on this subject. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 I don't believe there can be a one size fits all answer. Circumstances of monastics, degrees of social injustice and ways of protest all have so many different permutations. Certainly the aspiration should be toward social justice.
by Mr Man
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.
Replies: 23
Views: 467

Re: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.

Greetings, Did you mean California, as a whole, is too degenerate? That's for the bhikkhu in question to determine - it's his life... it's got nothing to do with me. :focus: Metta, Paul. :) You said it and I am just asking you to clarify your meaning. That's surely not that difficult. Or if you do ...
by Mr Man
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.
Replies: 23
Views: 467

Re: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.

Greetings Mr Man, Where is the monks current locality Paul? This has already been explained in the OP. You can read his words as well as you can read mine. :thanks: Metta, Paul. :) Did you mean California, as a whole, is too degenerate? I would have imagined that California is the state which suppo...
by Mr Man
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.
Replies: 23
Views: 467

Re: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.

I don't believe anyone is actually doing that. Just as the Buddha spoke of suitable localities for a monk, it appears that the monk's current locality is too degenerate to provide suitable support for a properly practicing bhikkhu. If he needs a bus fare to somewhere less degenerate, I would be hap...
by Mr Man
Fri May 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sleight of hand?
Replies: 81
Views: 868

Re: Sleight of hand?

I've just been sent this, as a brief text to discuss in a Zoom meditation and Dhamma discussion group. It's by Ajahn Munindo, a member of the Forest Sangha in Ajahn Chah's tradition. I normally have a lot of time for his teachings. It appears to be from his book Unexpected Freedom , but the context...
by Mr Man
Fri May 29, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sleight of hand?
Replies: 81
Views: 868

Re: Sleight of hand?

I've just been sent this, as a brief text to discuss in a Zoom meditation and Dhamma discussion group. It's by Ajahn Munindo, a member of the Forest Sangha in Ajahn Chah's tradition. I normally have a lot of time for his teachings. Fear is just so - no judgement, Fear in the beginning means 'I feel...
by Mr Man
Mon May 25, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Problem?
Replies: 65
Views: 1914

Re: Forum Problem?

Thank you :)
by Mr Man
Sun May 24, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Problem?
Replies: 65
Views: 1914

Re: Forum Problem?

For those that don't like the yellow on the borders, just zoom in with Ctrl + (one or more times pressing Ctrl +) and it will reduce the borders as seen here. The body of text on Home page, Active Topics and in threads should be white / blueish-whitish. That will also increase the font size, which ...