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by Mr Man
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 495

Re: The right to cause offense

Greetings Mr.Man, The idea that "one cannot cause offense in others" is not an idea that I believe to be supported by the Buddha's teaching. Really? One need do no more than start to read the Dhammapada... 1. Mind precedes all mental states . Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with ...
by Mr Man
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 495

Re: The right to cause offense

Are you saying that the results of action is incidental? What is the relationship between your quote and what I have written? I'm saying that though no offence can be taken if none is given, even if offence is given, none need be taken. Okay but this, in my opinion, is not relevant to the point tha...
by Mr Man
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 495

Re: The right to cause offense

The idea that the results of action is incidental is not consistent with the Buddha's teaching. For example Parajika 3 is dependant on the end result that murder is completed. "In the same way, brahman, that with which you have insulted me, who is not insulting; that with which you have taunted me,...
by Mr Man
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 495

Re: The right to cause offense

The idea that the results of action is incidental is not consistent with the Buddha's teaching.

For example Parajika 3 is dependant on the end result that murder is completed.
by Mr Man
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 495

Re: The right to cause offense

I would say one cannot cause offense in others, as people are usually looking to be offended, thus causing themselves to be offended. If someone says something wrong or foolish, I'm not offended as what they're saying has nothing to do with me, even if they make comments about my person. All I can ...
by Mr Man
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 495

Re: The right to cause offense

I would say one cannot cause offense in others, as people are usually looking to be offended, thus causing themselves to be offended. If someone says something wrong or foolish, I'm not offended as what they're saying has nothing to do with me, even if they make comments about my person. All I can ...
by Mr Man
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1245

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

thang wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Let's move on to the topic.
Thang, you seem to object to Bhikkhuni ordination. Why is that? What is the basis to your objection? Is your objection based on Vinaya?
by Mr Man
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1245

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

That doesn't comply with Vinaya, as laid down by the Buddha does it? Who created this bureaucracy? What is the basis. And what is the motivation? It is a lay affair, man. Issuing IDs is an affair of the government. The Buddha doesn't impose vinaya pitaka for lay people. So your objection to Bhikkhu...
by Mr Man
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1245

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

Is this supported by Vinaya? Isn't it Vinaya that should administer monastic affairs? Out of the topic question. Lay officials cannot issue identity cards for the self proclaimed bhikkhunis who are not recognized by the sangha. That doesn't comply with Vinaya, as laid down by the Buddha does it? Wh...
by Mr Man
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1245

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana regularly performs bhikkhuni ordinations and he is the head of Siam Nikaya, North America region. And several monasteries throughout Sri Lanka ordain bhikkhunis, so I imagine most or all do so with the approval of their Nikaya ordination lineage. They do it without their ...
by Mr Man
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it unwholesome to criticise ordained monks?
Replies: 44
Views: 1175

Re: Is it unwholesome to criticise ordained monks?

If monks practice according to vinaya there will be little room to criticise.

If monks behave like lay people, frequent the same places as lay people, involve themselves in politics, partisan and worldly discussion then views that conflict should be expected and considered acceptable.
by Mr Man
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?
Replies: 17
Views: 1088

Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Puriso wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:35 pm
I can tell you the names of all of these monks. The one at the back far left is Puriso Bhikkhu (myself), who left the robes in 1992
And I believe you did a fair bit of the early translation of Ajahn Chah's talks, for which I am grateful.

:anjali:
by Mr Man
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 445

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

Thank you Mr.Man it sounds good in theory. In practice, we find people very difficult to handle. For instance, you find very difficult people in this forum sometimes. If things are too overwhelming I think sometimes the best thing to do is take a step back. Resentment is part of the human condition...
by Mr Man
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 445

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

What about the reaction from others? "In the same way, Rahula, bodily actions, verbal actions, & mental actions are to be done with repeated reflection. "Whenever you want to do a bodily action, you should reflect on it: 'This bodily action I want to do — would it lead to self-affliction, to the af...
by Mr Man
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 445

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

The question is now how can we solve this problem? Looking after oneself, one looks after others. Looking after others, one looks after oneself. And how does one look after others by looking after oneself? By practicing (mindfulness), by developing (it), by doing (it) a lot. And how does one look a...