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by Dhammanando
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475585

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Not when there's a power differential between the two persons. When there is a meat-eating argument fudger above me in the institutional hierarchy, that's a source of misery for me. I don't care whether they eat meat or not. But when I'm supposed to trust and look up to someone who plays dumb (whet...
by Dhammanando
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 66
Views: 57652

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Pyi Phyo Kyaw's doctoral thesis:

Conditional Relations in Burmese Buddhism

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/83947018.pdf
by Dhammanando
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 66
Views: 57652

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Amod Lele: Buddhaghosa on Seeing Things as They Really Are A 3-part article. The first two parts have been posted already, while the third is yet to come. http://indianphilosophyblog.org/2018/04/15/buddhaghosa-on-seeing-things-as-they-are-1/ http://indianphilosophyblog.org/2018/04/29/buddhaghosa-on...
by Dhammanando
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Samanera precepts render invalid for bhikkhu ?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Samanera precepts render invalid for bhikkhu ?

So bhante , this means bhikkhu now can use perfume and dancing or singing since 227 does not include both ? I wrote: his 10 precept commitment will be abrogated and superseded by his obligation to train by the rules in the Pāṭimokkha and the Khandhakas. The Khandhakas are the Vinaya texts containin...
by Dhammanando
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What happened to the 84000 temples built by King Asoka?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: What happened to the 84000 temples built by King Asoka?

What happened to the 84,000 Buddhist temples which were built by Kind Asoka? Once Buddhism had disappeared it was natural that its monasteries would disappear, insofar as they were constructed either from materials that would decay if not replaced, or which could be looted and then used for other p...
by Dhammanando
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Samanera precepts render invalid for bhikkhu ?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Samanera precepts render invalid for bhikkhu ?

Whatever set of sīla is undertaken later will wholly abrogate and supersede any set of sīla that was undertaken earlier and without any need for the older set to be formally renounced For example, if a five-precept-keeper takes the eight precepts, then the third-precept obligation to avoid sex with ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475585

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

No, let's not say that. It's another red herring. I dont believe it is Unless you are prepared to argue that it's only meat-eaters, and not vegetarians, who can be self-deceived about the intentions that underlie their food purchases, then bringing up the possibility of such self-deception is blata...
by Dhammanando
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Diṭṭhaṃ sutaṃ mutaṃ viññātaṃ pattaṃ pariyesitaṃ anuvicaritaṃ manasā...
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Diṭṭhaṃ sutaṃ mutaṃ viññātaṃ pattaṃ pariyesitaṃ anuvicaritaṃ manasā...

Are there any explanations of these terms in the suttas, Abhidhamma or Commentaries? Below are the defns. given by Buddhaghosa in his commentary to the AN's Lokasutta and the MN's Alagaddūpamasutta. As nearly identical ones are are given by Dhammapāla in his commentary to the Itivuttaka and Nettipp...
by Dhammanando
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry

What is the strongest argument for ... ? Those suttas (e.g., AN 9.12) in which the sotāpanna and sakadāgāmin are said to be "fulfillers with respect to moral habit" ( sīlesu paripūrakārī ), but not "fulfillers with respect to concentration" ( samādhismiṃ paripūrakārī ), in contrast with the anāgāmi...
by Dhammanando
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 29
Views: 3169

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

I will reread the thread with closer attention tomorrow, but if it's not already there, please, educate me (or us). There's no belief about the origins of any Buddhist text that is entirely uncontested. "Uncontestedness" can be truthfully asserted only when we confine ourselves to some limited sphe...
by Dhammanando
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475585

Re: The Great Vegetarian Debate

I see muntjac regularly on the local marshes, but I wouldn't dream of killing or eating one. Is that what they eat where you are? They're hillbillies who eat whatever greens, roots and berries the village women can forage in the nearby woods, and whatever animals or birds the village men can shoot ...
by Dhammanando
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475585

Re: The Great Vegetarian Debate

Pascal2 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:09 am
I still think it is very difficult (to say the least) to call yourself as a Buddhist and consume meat.
This seems empirically false to me.

I've called myself a Buddhist for forty years and this morning I consumed grilled muntjac ribs without the slightest difficulty.

:stirthepot:
by Dhammanando
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Canki Sutta: What is meant by conviction?
Replies: 23
Views: 457

Re: Canki Sutta: What is meant by conviction?

Would you agree that those whose past kamma is wholesome enough, get to take birth into a traditionally Buddhist country where they come into contact with the Dhamma early on? And that those who don't, should understand this as their past kamma not being wholesome enough? I think this would be an a...
by Dhammanando
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Canki Sutta: What is meant by conviction?
Replies: 23
Views: 457

Re: Canki Sutta: What is meant by conviction?

That said, for someone who was not born and raised into a Buddhist culture, that traditional Buddhist assumption that merely getting to hear about the Buddha or his teaching is due to the ripening of some past wholesome kamma, is yet another doxastic item one has to take on faith. The vast majority...
by Dhammanando
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma for difficult times - resources
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Dhamma for difficult times - resources

Four talks on the Ratana Sutta by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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Accompanying handout:
Ratana Outline.pdf
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