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by Dhammanando
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Who can ordain a Samaneri?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

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: 76

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: 168

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...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A woman reporting a monk?
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: A woman reporting a monk?

How does this apply to online settings that technologically allow private messaging? I don't know. Almost certainly there'll be differences of opinion among Vinaya scholars. If it hasn't already started, I expect sooner or later there'll be committees of Vinaya scholars holding meetings to discuss ...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A woman reporting a monk?
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: A woman reporting a monk?

Does a woman have any recourse when a monk transgresses this rule? The part that I quoted was the second stage in the evolution of this rule. In the third and final stage the rule becomes: ‘If a monk gives a teaching of more than five or six sentences to a woman, except in the presence of a man who...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha and sleep
Replies: 27
Views: 384

Re: The Buddha and sleep

Pondera wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:10 am
Is there any special hell that you might know of for sramanas who sleep all day? Asking for a friend here.
No idea. If there is, maybe it would like apartment 306, where lying down is enforced 24/7.

by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: personal attack vs ad hominem
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: personal attack vs ad hominem

if the terms of service remain unchanged in this regard, then i contend we are promoting a 'safe space' where others are afraid to refute validly on the basis of offending someone As the TOS phrase is "ad hominem attack" and not "ad hominem argument", I should have thought it obvious that the prosc...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

Do you think it is appropriate to consider the terms "right hiri" and "right ottappa" to be how the buddha used those terms?.....in other words hiri which is conducive to achieving the goal is "right hiri" etc.?....like in the 8FPath. Besides being "guardians of the world", hiri and ottappa also ma...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

By that, could it be that the possible reason why kukkucca is described in the Vinaya as occurring before is because shame (kukkucca) can arise due to only having considered doing the unwholesome action (but not having done it)? Yes. Or merely being presented with an opportunity: Soon afterwards so...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

Assuming that they are good standards, hiri and ottappa are the two mental factors that ensure that you do live up to them. Good according to whose idea of goodness? Bhagavaṃ mūlakā no dhammā, Bhagavaṃ nettikā, Bhagavaṃ paṭisaraṇā. “Our teachings are rooted in the Blessed One, guided by the Blessed...
by Dhammanando
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

The book ad links to a book publication sponsorship appeal. I am unfamiliar with this approach for books for sale. Is this common? Gift Aid is very common with registered charities in Britain, but I don't know about other countries. A practical example Mr Burns donates £100 to charity. Mr Burns is ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

I am hesitant to say that this stuff is relative as I fear (ottappa?) it will cause discord and I'm sure you know how hard I try to avoid discord....but....the only way so far that I have seen to make sense of this stuff is to say that perhaps hiri is simply not living up to whatever standards one ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 199
Views: 45647

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

diligence wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:39 am
Tomorrow (Nov.16) and the day after tomorrow(Nov.17) are two successive Uposatha Days :anjali:
Hapyy Uposatha Day :smile:

This might be the case on some other planet, :alien: but on ours the next uposatha is the new moon day on the 18th.
by Dhammanando
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

I don't understand the references to the daughter of a good family and a courtesan (I looked up the passage you quoted in the Visuddhimagga, but couldn't find a clarification). Doesn't this mean that the daughter of a good family will avoid compromising herself because she holds herself in high reg...
by Dhammanando
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

Are you saying that both hiri and ottappa usually occur before an unwholesome action (but can also come after)? If hiri and ottappa are present on an occasion when there is an opportunity to do something unwholesome, then one won't do it. If they are not present, then one may do it. Having done it,...
by Dhammanando
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

So now V. Analayo is regularly "selling" books, and with testimonials from Jack Kornfield & Co. ... becoming just another populist "dharma" teacher? The adverb just would imply "a populist Dharma teacher and nothing more." Do you seriously think that this is the venerable's intention? Personally I ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can old PDFs be converted into functional eBook formats?
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Can old PDFs be converted into functional eBook formats?

So, that brings me to my question. Can most PDFs be converted into eBook formats and be fully functional as eBook formatted content? The Calibre program is great for most ebook format conversions, but those involving pdf files are an exception — though the program can do it, the results are highly ...
by Dhammanando
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

What do you mean "by way of self-regard"? A selfish regard for one's own wellbeing? 1. If you're alone and holding your cat and it starts to urinate on you, then you'll probably put it down out of disgust at the prospect of having your clothes soaked in cat's piss. 2. If you're in company and a cat...
by Dhammanando
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

Bhante, whose translation is this? (Offtopic remark to the universe: I think this bad design on SuttaCentral, that the information about authorship for translations is so hidden that I don't even know where to look for it.) The translation is I.B. Horner's. On Sutta Central if someone posts a link ...
by Dhammanando
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

the Rahula sutta exhorts us to feel remorse even after an unskillful mental action, this is how I've been training recently and it is simple and effective in increasing well being. The Buddha never commends feeling remorseful, for remorse ( kukkucca is a hindrance and always unskilful. The passage ...