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by Dhammanando
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 50
Views: 995

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

Concluding remarks on the article... If you cannot do the real commitment and the consensual marriage thing, you still need the guardian's permission. Remember, if you are not ready to commit in this life, you might meet again in another life, and another and another. I suppose you might . And at so...
by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Throwing food
Replies: 43
Views: 372

Re: Throwing food

D1W1 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:37 am
While the intention that drives the action of throwing food can be varied, as mentioned previously, generally do you think throwing food can be considered bad kamma?
I don't think that it would be, at least not in the case of any of the normal ways in which people get rid of excess food.
by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 50
Views: 995

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

As a Westerner, you are probably interested in Buddhism because you have practiced Buddhism in your past life. This is habitual kamma. The Abhidhamma’s theory of conditional relations isn’t really my strong suit, but insofar as I understand it … When a sentient being of any sort encounters the Budd...
by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 50
Views: 995

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

The law and the Dhamma sometimes agree and sometimes they do not agree. As morality among the people deteriorates, so will the laws for its citizens made by those very same people. In the accounts of the Cakkavattī Sutta and Mahāsupina Jātaka, deterioration starts at the top with the rājā and his m...
by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 50
Views: 995

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

I have some further comments on your article, bhante. In Buddhism, rules are made only because of kamma and for the purpose of Liberation. Not according to the Upāli Sutta (AN. v. 70) where ten reasons are given, several of which pertain only to mundane benefits to be obtained in the present life. T...
by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Throwing food
Replies: 43
Views: 372

Re: Throwing food

What do monks do when there is surplus food available? In Thai wats some of it will be eaten by the laypeople who brought it, some by the temple boys or any laypeople who’ve come to work in the wat, some (in town and city wats) by beggars, and some by the wat’s cats, dogs and chickens. In a large w...
by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 50
Views: 995

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

Sex is synonymous with marriage in the East. Even if you go to a prostitute, they are considered temporary wives. This is true of the Vinaya Piṭaka, but I'm curious to know where in modern Asia you've encountered this usage? Personally I’ve heard brothel-visiting Thai males refer to sex-workers usi...
by Dhammanando
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 50
Views: 995

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

I thought I would post the article here. It should be a classical take on the third precept, but because wrong information has been been spreading for the past 50 years in the West, you will question heavily what I write. Bhante, Having now read your article, I am certainly one of those who would q...
by Dhammanando
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Star Water Blessing...

If you read French, the gāthā is discussed by Grégory Kourilsky on pp. 197-99 of his doctoral thesis: La place des ascendants familiaux dans le bouddhisme des Lao www.theses.fr/2015EPHE5032.pdf The link isn't working, but thank you! Is there any other mantra or offerings needed or will the prayer s...
by Dhammanando
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Star Water Blessing...

If you read French, the gāthā is discussed by Grégory Kourilsky on pp. 197-99 of his doctoral thesis:

La place des ascendants familiaux dans le bouddhisme des Lao

www.theses.fr/2015EPHE5032.pdf
by Dhammanando
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Gāthā Mae Thoranee

tassā kesīsato yathāgaṅga sotaṃ pavattanti
mārasenā patiṭṭhātuṃ asakkonto palāyiṃsu
pāramitānubhāvena mārasenā parājitā
disodisaṃ palāyanti vidaṃsenti asesato.
by Dhammanando
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)

Thank you very much, this is exactly what I was looking for. Is there anything specific that must be learned that pertains only to one who wants to become a monk? Like any chants that are pertinent only to that situation or ordaining? I think it would be better to wait until you're in a monastery o...
by Dhammanando
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)

Something else I've been trying to find if anyone has any information - what chants or texts must be memorized or learned by a novice ordaining in the Thai Forest tradition? There’s considerable variation between wats. At one extreme there are some forest wats where you’d expected to memorise nearl...
by Dhammanando
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: assada adinava and nissarana
Replies: 26
Views: 3059

Re: assada adinava and nissarana

assada (enjoyment), adinava (danger) and nissarana (escape) - what is the collective name for these concepts? They don't have one, but if one were needed, then "four noble truths compressed to three" would do, based on the equivalences given in the Nettipakaraṇa Atthakathā: dukkha = ādīnava samuday...
by Dhammanando
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Any teachers follow Ariyavamsa Patipada ?
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Any teachers follow Ariyavamsa Patipada ?

Are there any meditation teachers who follow and advice on above 4 points ? In Thailand there are probably several thousand monks who practise items 1, 2 and 4 in your description, but making one's robes out of discarded pieces of cloth (as practised by Ajahn Mun) is very uncommon nowadays. No doub...