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by Mr Man
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances
Replies: 23
Views: 1813

Re: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances

Hi Bhante I think it is incorrect to say that the Dhammayut Nikaya "Rejects Abhidhamma" and "Believes Buddha Lives in Nibbana". Possibly some monks with Dhammayut ordination do. Is smoking allowed in all "Dhammayut" monesteries? Do all branch monasteries of Wat Pa Pong exclude non Wat Pa Pong Monks ...
by Mr Man
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Shravasti Dhammika
Replies: 69
Views: 1677

Re: Shravasti Dhammika

Seems like Godwin Samararatne's meditation moved him away from Goenka, here's what I found https://www.godwin-home-page.net/ https://www.godwin-home-page.net/Gentle-Way-HK-97/Gentle-Way.htm I did my first retreat with Ven. Dhammika back in the early 1980's. That was at Nilambe http://nilambe.net/ G...
by Mr Man
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 30
Views: 1990

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

Once upon a time I memorised the Bhikku Patimokha. It takes a fair bit of effort. Listening to others chanting is helpful. You need to establish the rhythm in you mind. Start with small chunks and then extend and extend. In the end it becomes all about remembering the next couple of words. One phras...
by Mr Man
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 1535

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: 1535

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: 1535

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: 1535

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: 1535

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: 1535

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: 1756

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: 1756

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: 1756

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: 1756

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: 1593

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: 1428

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: