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by Dhammanando
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 204
Views: 45828

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

diligence wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:38 am
From the calendars in the link, there are only two uposatha days each month whereas six days based on my previous calculations.
The calendars show only the full moon and new moon uposathas. The other uposathas always fall on the eighth day after each of these.
by Dhammanando
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 53
Views: 3369

Re: The case against coffee (important)

Over the years I’ve experimented with virtually every coffee-making device, with the exception of the cezve (as I don’t much like Turkish coffee) and the vacuum coffee-maker (which I only recently learned about). Still, despite the insistence of some of my Thai colleagues that nothing beats coffee f...
by Dhammanando
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 204
Views: 45828

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Dhammanando wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:09 am
According to the Thai Mahānikāya calendar the eighth day of the waxing moon will be on 26th November.
And it appears to be on this date in all the other calendars too. You can compare them here:

https://dharma-records.buddhasasana.net ... ndars-2017
by Dhammanando
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 204
Views: 45828

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

OMG :shock: Could it be possible that our Chinese calendar not the same as yours? Or was it misprinted? Anyway, tomorrow(Nov.25) is an Uposatha Day, am I right? I'd like to make sure :thanks: Between the calendars of Thailand, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, and between those of the Mahānikāya and Dhammayut...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 16
Views: 255

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

The Vism sections are structured on seven stages of purification, the first two being sila and samadhi and the last five being an expanded description of panna. This threefold division is universally used by western Buddhists, yet it is only mentioned once in the suttas (MN 44), so it’s influence c...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How do you use the quote button in DW?
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: How do you use the quote button in DW?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:49 pm
In Sutta Central when I highlight a sentence it shows the "quote symbol.
How to use the same function in DW?
The function doesn't exist.
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 91
Views: 1013

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Why doesn't the Buddha give this advice to Rahula when he advises him to reflect on the consequences of his actions? Rāhula was only seven and newly ordained, so the Buddha gave him an exhortation on sīla. It's in the Cūḷarāhulovāda Sutta that he is given an insight-related discourse that leads him...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Alternative Forms of Vipassana
Replies: 34
Views: 342

Re: Alternative Forms of Vipassana

Does any one know of resources on these alternate forms of Vipassana? Jack Kornfield's Living Buddhist Masters is available from archive.org, link . The relevant chapters for dry insight are those on all of the sayādaws in the book, plus U Ba Khin and Ajahn Naeb. Other resources for the Bhaddanta U...
by Dhammanando
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 61
Views: 6197

Re: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism

But is there an inherent different between an Arahant and a Samma Sam Buddha in terms of quality and skill? Because I originally thought they did even back when I was a Theravada Buddhist. In the commentarial treatment of the Sammāsamuddha, Paccekabuddha and Arahant, there are differences regarding...
by Dhammanando
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 61
Views: 6197

Re: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism

Also I was having a discussion with a friend of mine who is an academic in Buddhism. He did tell me that what Buddha really means is to be an Arahant in a world where there are no enlightened being. I dont know how correct that is. I don't think it's really precise enough, for it would apply equall...
by Dhammanando
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 91
Views: 1013

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

If you care to do so, I would appreciate your explanation for how you believe one's opinion regarding Kabat-Zinn plays a role in a determination of whether one is a follower of the Buddha. It has traditionally been held that refuge-going is what determines this, not one’s opinion about this or that...
by Dhammanando
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 129
Views: 1389

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

[...] I delayed replying as I wanted to see if Sam Vara would confirm or repudiate my understanding of his words. As he’s confirmed them I don’t there’s anything further for me to add, except perhaps the observation that in polite circles when someone tells you that his words have been misunderstoo...
by Dhammanando
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Feeding on rapture
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Feeding on rapture

"Feeding on rapture" pītibhakkha by itself is also found in three of the Dīgha Nikāya suttas: the Brahmajāla, Pāthika, and Aggañña.
by Dhammanando
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 129
Views: 1389

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

I can see how the following comment(s) might reasonably be taken personally by someone else. "Here is the source of your confusion." (When you do not believe you are confused.) The word “confusion” is prone to ambiguity on account of its having to serve as the nominal form of both the active and pa...
by Dhammanando
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 91
Views: 1013

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

The quotes appear to be about cultivating awareness of the sensation of taste. What is the problem with it? That would depend on who the reader is. For a follower of Aristippus of Cyrene I shouldn't think there would be any problem at all with it. The whole book would serve as a splendid guide on h...
by Dhammanando
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there any account of Sotapanna was reborn as a human while Buddha alive?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Are there any account of Sotapanna was reborn as a human while Buddha alive?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Are there any account of Sotapanna reborn as a human when Buddha alive?
In every reported case, canonical and commentarial, they were reborn as devas.
by Dhammanando
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 91
Views: 1013

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

If I go to a MBSR presentation, will the presenters there teach me that my life is worth living? My guess is, based on what they say in their books and talks, they won't. In the case of Kabat-Zinn, I've no idea if he'll teach you that your life is worth living, but to judge from his book Coming to ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Who can ordain a Samaneri?
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Who can ordain a Samaneri?

Yes, it confirms my belief that a Bhikkhu Upajjhaya is sufficient to ordain a Samaneri. Which leads to the question - Can a Bhikkhuni ordain a samaneri? The Vinaya Piṭaka and Vinaya Commentary don't say who is allowed to give sāmaṇerī-pabbajjā. Post-commentarial texts like the Mahāvaṃsa and Vinaya ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: List of rules for monks relevant for lay women
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: List of rules for monks relevant for lay women

Below is a list of all of the rules in the Pāṭimokkha (though not all of the rules in the whole of the Vinaya) that are in some way connected with women. I’ve omitted those that concern only bhikkhunīs, female wanderers or queens. Pārājika: Rules entailing expulsion from the Sangha (Defeat) 1. Shoul...
by Dhammanando
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Using Iddhi for Personal Gain
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Using Iddhi for Personal Gain

Is there even a Sutta reference that Iddhi powers could be used in such a way? Not in the Pali suttas. There is, however, a German translation of a Tibetan gterma called Die Große Rumpelstilzchen Sūtra . It was discovered in the mid-19th century by a pair of Hessian tertöns called the Brothers Grim...