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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: 883

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: 907

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: 294

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: 294

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: 294

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...
by Mr Man
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2356

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

From my experience surely Asians have less cockroaches in mind, they perceive everything in more simple way, for example approach of sanuk and sabai in Thailand. Hi Bhante So greed hatred and delusion are less in Thailand? As for some western ideas, they might sometimes create more stress for peopl...
by Mr Man
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2356

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

I'm not sure he means there is an actual school of Buddhism known as 'Slavic Buddhism' - but then I think you already know that. Bhante is referring to the cultural attitudes of Slavs generally, and how they impact a practitioner coming from that cultural milieu. Is that so. So there isn’t a “Slavi...
by Mr Man
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2356

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

It seems to me that Slavic Buddhism and Western Buddhism is quite different things, because Slavic mentality is quite different from Western Mentality, in Slavic countries we don't have this white guilt, and we don't have all this hypertolerance, multiculturalism, feminism and equality ideas, for u...
by Mr Man
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2356

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

It seems to me that Slavic Buddhism and Western Buddhism is quite different things, because Slavic mentality is quite different from Western Mentality, in Slavic countries we don't have this white guilt, and we don't have all this hypertolerance, multiculturalism, feminism and equality ideas, for u...
by Mr Man
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Alms Round in the West
Replies: 36
Views: 1249

Re: Monastic Alms Round in the West

In the spring of 1978, one of those small miracles happened that stop the mind's rational expectations. Keeping to the apparently pointless routine of going out for alms every day, as prescribed by Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho encountered a lone jogger on Hampstead Heath whose attention was arrested b...
by Mr Man
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Best books on Samatha Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Best books on Samatha Meditation

Keeping the Breath in Mind - Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/tha ... nmind.html
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dream about alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 382

Re: dream about alcohol

I know I didn't break the precept but what I am concerned about is whether this indicates I have the potential to do so. Why wouldn't you have the potential? ethical restraint, i'd hope I don't think ethical restraint removes the potential. Restraint is an on-going thing. Even if one is free from d...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dream about alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 382

Re: dream about alcohol

If I had a dream in which I voluntarily drank alcohol with awareness that it was unethical does that mean I haven't properly fulfilled the 5th precept? I felt guilty while doing it & was 'aware' it was a breach of the precept, I chose to do it anyway. No. It was a dream! You did not drink alcohol. ...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dream about alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 382

Re: dream about alcohol

If I had a dream in which I voluntarily drank alcohol with awareness that it was unethical does that mean I haven't properly fulfilled the 5th precept? I felt guilty while doing it & was 'aware' it was a breach of the precept, I chose to do it anyway. No. It was a dream! You did not drink alcohol.
by Mr Man
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?
Replies: 30
Views: 946

Re: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?

I think it is better to consider my longer explanation, as I am not sure what your sentence exactly means. Hi robertk Vipaka (result) is conditioned by kamma (action). What is experienced is not just vipaka. Is that any clearer? I noticed that you wrote However, even that vipaka is not conditioned ...