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by Polar Bear
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is dumpster diving for food and/or robe cloth allowable according to the Vinaya?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Is dumpster diving for food and/or robe cloth allowable according to the Vinaya?

This question was answered by Venerable Dhammanando over at the Sutta Central forum. His answer is posted below: In the case of cloth, it would depend on what the law has to say in the country where the monk is living. If it makes it illegal, then dumpster-diving for cloth would be a dukkaṭa offence...
by Polar Bear
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is dumpster diving for food and/or robe cloth allowable according to the Vinaya?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Is dumpster diving for food and/or robe cloth allowable according to the Vinaya?

Well yes, I’m asking whether it is allowable where it is legal. As for what the lay-people think, I’m not sure how much that should matter in this case. And it seems that it was normal to collect cloth from the ancient Indian equivalent of dumpsters back in the early days of the sangha. Anyone who m...
by Polar Bear
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is dumpster diving for food and/or robe cloth allowable according to the Vinaya?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Is dumpster diving for food and/or robe cloth allowable according to the Vinaya?

Dumpster diving, commonly referred to in the UK and many parts of Europe as totting,[1] skipping,[2] skip diving or skip salvage,[3][4] is a popular form of modern salvaging of waste in large commercial, residential, industrial and construction containers to find items that have been discarded by t...
by Polar Bear
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Original meaning of the word "saddha"
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Original meaning of the word "saddha"

It seems the term saddha refers originally to a Vedic ritual undertaken with sincerity and faith See the Wikipedia article Śrāddha So I think we can say that Alara Kalama was sincere in his practice and had faith/confidence in his own teaching. You may also want to read A Note on Refuge in Vedic and...
by Polar Bear
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 46
Views: 994

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

I used to watch their live streams on facebook. I have to say I find it weird they had a separate group for POC (people of color). I don't know why they hade to segregate things by race. Seems like a very American thing to do these days. It’s because minorities in America have been historically opp...
by Polar Bear
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Arahant's attention
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: The Arahant's attention

Not exactly attention but thinking of course is something attended to. This was said by the Lord… “Bhikkhus, two thoughts often occur to the Tathāgata, the Arahant, the Fully Enlightened One: the thought of security (for beings) and the thought of solitude. “The Tathāgata, bhikkhus, is one who delig...
by Polar Bear
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

I've never understood how someone can meet all their nutritional needs on one meal a day. How do you accomplish getting all the vitamins, proteins, etc? I’d guess that not every meal needs to be perfectly balanced and representative of every useful nutrient. Also, it’s possible to survive without p...
by Polar Bear
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Critisise the action not the person.

Since people can change, and since actions arise due to causes and conditions and not because deep down the unchanging core of a person is such that they inherently are disposed to do such and such actions, it makes sense. It helps remind people that they don’t have to be defined for all time by any...
by Polar Bear
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Radiant Mind
Replies: 25
Views: 3878

Re: Radiant Mind

An interestng artcle on this topic by Bhikkhu Anālayo: The Luminous Mind in Theravāda and Dharmaguptaka Discourses Abstract: With this article I examine Pāli discourse references to luminosity of the mind in the light of their parallels, with a view to discerning early stages in the development of a...
by Polar Bear
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

The book is available for $9.95 from Pariyatti here: https://store.pariyatti.org/Early-Buddh ... _4988.html

:anjali:
by Polar Bear
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 301

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

If you want to get more "far out", it is said that those closest to us-- family members, close friends, children, etc., have been family members, close friends, children in past lives over and over, just in changing roles. If you have that much karma with people, you are going to have a lot of "stu...
by Polar Bear
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 820

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Actually, it seems that access concentration maybe is required to fulfill purification of mind.
by Polar Bear
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 820

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Thanks Mike, I’ll take a look at the link. In the meantime though, I found this: http://www.abhidhamma.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=312 The commentaries speak of "threefold concentration" (tividha samādhi), comprising momentary concentration, approach concentration, and arrival concentration. The ...
by Polar Bear
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 820

Re: insight requires access concentration?

This moment-by-moment fixing of the mind on the material and mental processes in their present immediacy is known as momentary concen- tration (khaoikasamadhi). Because it involves a degree of mental stabilization equal to that of access concentration, this momentary concentration is reckoned as pu...
by Polar Bear
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?

Emptiness is always qualified. So the proper question is: In what sense is the world empty? And the answer to that is the world is empty of a self and of what belongs to a self. And then Venerable Ānanda … said to the Buddha: “Sir, they say that ‘the world is empty’. What does the saying ‘the world ...