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by Paribbajaka
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned
Replies: 133
Views: 7638

Re: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned

From a place of genuine inquiry, how do you reconcile the Buddha's teachings on non-self with nationalistic feelings? :offtopic: I know but I'm curious.
by Paribbajaka
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Video on NY Times on persecution of Burmese Muslims
Replies: 20
Views: 1982

Re: Video on NY Times on persecution of Burmese Muslims

what bad may come out of this situation or the way it's being covered by the Western media is that buddhists in other parts of the world will become targets for islamic terrorists You have some twisted priorities. What bad may come is that people are dying due to a racism that I'm sure Lord Buddha ...
by Paribbajaka
Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned
Replies: 133
Views: 7638

Re: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned

Imagine team work. How are men and women on the same footing working towards a common goal not teamwork? Are there no fully ordained Bhikkhuini's? There are, but they are not recognized as such. This is the issue. [quote- "paribbajaka"] His address was not given because this is part of a larger con...
by Paribbajaka
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned
Replies: 133
Views: 7638

Re: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned

Equality isn't always equal, and there are those who feel entitled here. justice can only be justice if there can be comparable equality. Just because we feel something should be so doesn't mean it is justified to be that way by any means, or that there are no other means to get to the desired end ...
by Paribbajaka
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned
Replies: 133
Views: 7638

Re: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned

In the history of the sasana, since the Buddha died, there has not been a single case of even the smallest rule in the Vinaya being changed or deleted by the sangha. How could they now decide to change something as important as an ordination rule that is ranked as GARUDHAMMa and listed in both sutt...
by Paribbajaka
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned
Replies: 133
Views: 7638

Re: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned

Mr Man wrote: So should they be compelled to recognize these Bhikkhunis as Theravada Bhikkhunis?
In a word, yes.
by Paribbajaka
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned
Replies: 133
Views: 7638

Re: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned

Mr Man wrote:
clw_uk wrote:Why not just ordain women again
Isn't this happening already.
The Bhikkhunis being ordained are not recognized by several branches of the Theravada tree. If this were not the case, there wouldn't be a discussion.
by Paribbajaka
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned
Replies: 133
Views: 7638

Re: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned

The only people worth feeling sorry for, are those who feel entitled to something! That's funny, because I feel sorry for people who don't see that everyone is entitled to equal treatment. The Buddha ordained Bhikkhunis. The instructions he left for ordaining more can no longer be used, and I perso...
by Paribbajaka
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned
Replies: 133
Views: 7638

Re: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned

They already have that. Nuns do not need to be bhikkhunis to give teachings and spiritual advice. With all due respect bhante, but in the same way man do not need to become bhikkhus. If that is the case and everything is good enough if we are somewhat-spiritualized why not get rid of the monastic s...
by Paribbajaka
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned
Replies: 133
Views: 7638

Re: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned

The fact that the rules are not followed by most is not a valid reason for changing them. The rules have not been bent — most are not able to follow them fully, but the rules haven't been changed since the time of the Buddha. So why don't we recognize that the requirements for Bhikkhuni ordination ...
by Paribbajaka
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned
Replies: 133
Views: 7638

Re: Petition about ajahn brahm's paper that was banned

I'm really shocked that this is an issue that needs to be discussed. The Vinaya prohibits monks from traveling via wheeled vehicles or handling money and I see both constantly when I visit temples. This doesn't even consider situations such as monks using iphones and ipads, where there is no trainin...
by Paribbajaka
Thu May 29, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhists are losers?
Replies: 112
Views: 7432

Re: Buddhists are losers?

I actually think that this can be applied to followers of any religions. Christians that take Jesus' teachings on worldly wealth seriously, Hindus that take the ascetic path, etc. There are Buddhists that pursue worldly success and the spiritual life at the same time (canonically obviously Anathapin...
by Paribbajaka
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Online Sangha
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: Online Sangha

Ananda26 wrote:
I did a google.com search about Buddhist London, and it seems that I got a lot of results. London has a lot of public transportation.

England is more than just London. Perhaps the original poster lives somewhere else in the country.
by Paribbajaka
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?
Replies: 24
Views: 9539

Re: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?

I'm not sure of the source, but I'd always heard that the topknot hairstyle was also a visual way to distinguish between Buddha and other monks in art and statues.
by Paribbajaka
Mon May 13, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: “Skillful Means” and the rhetoric of Mahāyāna proselytism
Replies: 63
Views: 14568

Re: “Skillful Means” and the rhetoric of Mahāyāna proselytis

Well, obviously, I'm aware that certain people disagree with the standard Theravada position on certain issues. In a number of cases I think that they make some good points. However, the "not-self strategy" is just Ven Thanissaro's particular interpretation. Whether one perceives it as a "full blow...
by Paribbajaka
Sat May 11, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: “Skillful Means” and the rhetoric of Mahāyāna proselytism
Replies: 63
Views: 14568

Re: “Skillful Means” and the rhetoric of Mahāyāna proselytis

In this sense, the anatta teaching is not a doctrine of no-self, but a not-self strategy for shedding suffering by letting go of its cause, leading to the highest, undying happiness. At that point, questions of self, no-self, and not-self fall aside. Once there's the experience of such total freedo...
by Paribbajaka
Sat May 11, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breathe! You Are Alive - good interpretation?
Replies: 35
Views: 4601

Re: Breathe! You Are Alive - good interpretation?

A statement by the Buddha about how a mother would risk her life to protect her child isn't quite the same thing. I suggest you read the sections with the titles: "Caring for Your Baby, Anger" and "Holding Your Baby," inThich Nhat Hhan's book "Anger" to see what I'm refering to. :) I've read Anger....
by Paribbajaka
Sat May 11, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: “Skillful Means” and the rhetoric of Mahāyāna proselytism
Replies: 63
Views: 14568

Re: “Skillful Means” and the rhetoric of Mahāyāna proselytis

Please show me a concrete "self"ness and I will retract my statements. It's not my intention to convert you. Your statements, your karma. I am not asking you to convert me. I'm asking to to expalin this statement. You're asserting that ontologically, there is no self. That is indeed the position of...
by Paribbajaka
Sat May 11, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: “Skillful Means” and the rhetoric of Mahāyāna proselytism
Replies: 63
Views: 14568

Re: “Skillful Means” and the rhetoric of Mahāyāna proselytis

Please show me a concrete "self"ness and I will retract my statements.