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by Mr Man
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: underwear, shoes, trimmer etc
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: underwear, shoes, trimmer etc

confusedlayman wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Do monks has to buy their underwear
Monks generally go commando
by Mr Man
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)
Replies: 26
Views: 437

Re: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)

Views are concepts you believe in (on certain grounds, uncluding personal knowledge). Sankappas are not thoughts, but intentions, inclinations. Vitakkas are thoughts and can be, as it seems, about literally everything. Why do people have concepts? So when someone asks you to pass the salt you know ...
by Mr Man
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code
Replies: 62
Views: 1377

Re: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code

Any actual data indicating trans people want to ordain? Is the concern anticipatory? I don't know of any data but I don't imagine there are many wanting to ordain at this time and I also don't think there are many calling for it to be made possible - Ordination of woman is still not that widely acc...
by Mr Man
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code
Replies: 62
Views: 1377

Re: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code

Here is a link to the piece "Thought experiment - a genderless vinaya" and the discussion it brought about.

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/fo ... ation/6978
by Mr Man
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 485
Views: 9899

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Mr Man The thing is Ceisiwr sidestepped the question. I didn't sidestep the question. Your question was not relevant. We aren't discussing what pandaka means. It was just an example topic. The question had nothing to do with pandaka. This was the dialogue - In order to do that, we first have to und...
by Mr Man
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 485
Views: 9899

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Is that what you think you do? You feel that when you talk it is a manifestation of Dhamma? I don't understand the revelance of the question? My point was that we have to understand the Vinaya and the Dhamma on their own terms. Only then can we decide if we agree with them or not. If we are to call...
by Mr Man
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 485
Views: 9899

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

retrofuturist wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:20 pm

Just to address a few points made...
Mr Man wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:48 pm
This is your ditthi, your derangement. Nothing more.
I'm sorry this is happening to you. :hug:
What is happening to me?
by Mr Man
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 485
Views: 9899

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Mr Man I guess then that I don't understand what you mean "we have to understand the Vinaya and the Dhamma on their own terms" I also don't understand what would we use to decide if we agree with them or not apart from the conditioned mind. For example, instead of deciding that pandaka can't mean X...
by Mr Man
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 485
Views: 9899

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

In order to do that, we first have to understand the Dhamma on its own terms instead of making it say what we want it to say. Is that what you think you do? You feel that when you talk it is a manifestation of Dhamma? I don't understand the revelance of the question? My point was that we have to un...
by Mr Man
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 485
Views: 9899

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Ceisiwr wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:48 pm
In order to do that, we first have to understand the Dhamma on its own terms instead of making it say what we want it to say.
Is that what you think you do? You feel that when you talk it is a manifestation of Dhamma?
by Mr Man
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 485
Views: 9899

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Mr Man This is your ditthi, your derangement. Nothing more. Certainly most online western Buddhists will view the Dhamma through the lens of their leftist/liberal beliefs rather than view their political beliefs through the lens of the Dhamma. For example, I was recently told that we shouldn’t defi...
by Mr Man
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 485
Views: 9899

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Your points have been addressed previously throughout this topic, but in short... Actually you have not addressed the questions put to you in my post above. What you have written below does not address them. However if you do not wish to address my questions that is your prerogative. Dhamma has not...
by Mr Man
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 485
Views: 9899

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

What was written, as written, makes my point, whether it's to your satisfaction or otherwise. Your point - From my vantage point it appears that people have various worldviews and - isms that they subscribe to, and that for most "Western Buddhists", their interest in the Dhamma is just one of many ...
by Mr Man
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 485
Views: 9899

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

From my vantage point it appears that people have various worldviews and - isms that they subscribe to, and that for most "Western Buddhists", their interest in the Dhamma is just one of many interests ... and not necessarily the highest ranked one either. Therefore when such people congregate at a...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is slavery bad
Replies: 38
Views: 667

Re: is slavery bad

true or false? Screen Shot 2020-06-19 at 1.28.33 AM.png Where does the screen shot come from? Is it not that monasteries can accept the gift of labour so for example a lay supporter could supply/employ a third party to work at or for a monastery? The lay supporter would need to comply with the law ...