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by Dhammanando
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 170
Views: 43618

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

Dinsdale wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 am
I felt like a change and have changed my username here from "Spiny Norman" to "Dinsdale". :hello:
Oh? Are you planning to nail someone's head to a coffee table?

:coffee:
by Dhammanando
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion in Theravada
Replies: 16
Views: 165

Re: Compassion in Theravada

In Mahāyāna, in contrast, compassion is dealt a central place. When I think of it, it seems that their two most cherished qualities are prajñā (wisdom) and karuṇā (compassion). Although, strangely, it is missing from their six perfections (pāramitā): generosity, virtue, patience, concentration and ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Report on UK "Faith Schools"
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: Report on UK "Faith Schools"

Also, what exactly are "British values"? :shrug: I looked it up. Apparently some committee in the Department for Education came up with a list of five "British values" that need to be promoted in schools. They were officially adopted in 2013 and comprise: 1. Democracy 2. The rule of law 3. Individu...
by Dhammanando
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 80
Views: 941

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

chownah wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:21 am
I like trump because he is a horse's ass and you know what comes out of a horse's ass.
If the horse's ass is a jenny, then we can expect a hinny to come out of her.
:tongue:
by Dhammanando
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 84
Views: 1339

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

In my country, the state financialized (free) medical service is a catastrophe. Doctor said he can not help me. I will seek for a private doctor. It's a lot of money, but I think it worth it. Alcohol is a lot more money and disaster. I saw a hospital, full of alcohol addicts, and the smell was unbe...
by Dhammanando
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 430

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

Thank you, Bhante then what about the Jataka stories? They're the seventh limb in the navaṅga satthusāsana or "nine-limbed dispensation of the Master": sutta, geyya, veyyākaraṇa, gāthā, udāna, itivuttaka, jātaka, abbhutadhamma, vedalla. “And how is a bhikkhu one who knows the Dhamma? Here, a bhikkh...
by Dhammanando
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 430

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

Aren't fictions lies? In the commentaries one piece of fiction, the Rāmayāna's story of the kidnapping of Sitā by Rāvaṇa, is used as the stock example of frivolous speech, not false speech. Mahasi Sayadaw, when expounding frivolous speech in his talks on the Sallekha Sutta cites this commentarial d...
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1930

Re: Political Compass

Authoritarian right, but only just, and looking pretty moderate for a UKIP voter.

8-)

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by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata

If you learn yoga, than you will understand, that this practice is directly connected with yoga. You can read more information in next arcticle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khecar%C4%AB_mudr%C4%81 I doubt it has anything to do with the khecarī mudrā. The Pali says: "jivhāya tāluṃ āhacca". That is,...
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Religion quiz

With all the practice you are getting taking this quiz I think that we can say with some certainty that very soon you will pass. I'm surprised it is taking you so long. I passed the first time and every time the quiz has come around again I pass on it again. Well done! I doubt I shall ever pass it ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Religion quiz

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:09 pm
Dhammanando wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:57 pm
1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
MRDA again, Bhante?
Probably. :)

I always seem to get something unexpected in the third place. This time it's Orthodox Quakerism. In the past I've had Mormonism and Neo-Paganism.
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Religion quiz

1. Theravada Buddhism (100%) 2. Jainism (99%) 3. Orthodox Quaker (90%) 4. Hinduism (89%) 5. Sikhism (85%) 6. Orthodox Judaism (71%) 7. Unitarian Universalism (65%) 8. Seventh Day Adventist (60%) 9. Taoism (58%) 10. Mahayana Buddhism (57%) 11. Liberal Quaker (52%) 12. Mormon (52%) 13. Eastern Orthodo...
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 39
Views: 710

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

Did joseph bell have "often heated and quite unfriendly discussions with his assistants and was this one of the things which supported his effectiveness?....and was it the "intense dynamics between those two minds" that produced such good results. I can't say for sure, for though I've heard that ac...
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 39
Views: 710

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

.....and as such his effectiveness is only imaginary. But not that of the person Conan Doyle modelled him on. Joseph Bell, JP, DL, FRCSE (2 December 1837 – 4 October 1911) was a Scottish surgeon and lecturer at the medical school of the University of Edinburgh in the 19th century. He is best known ...
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: the 5th precept
Replies: 52
Views: 8951

Re: the 5th precept

the precept specifically applies to alcohol, as far as the letter goes. surā, meraya and majja are all alcohol The Sigalovādasutta commentary defines surā and meraya as two kinds of alcoholic beverage and majja as any substance that intoxicates ( taṃ sabbampi madakaraṇavasena "majjaṃ" ). The Surāme...
by Dhammanando
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 46
Views: 523

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

Saengnapha wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:06 pm
Bhante, no offense, but I remain unconvinced of your explanation.
Okay.
by Dhammanando
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 46
Views: 523

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

Reference? LInk? It's the stock description of the attainment of stream-entry, found in dozens of suttas. The one I quoted is the MN's Brahmayu Sutta. Sutta Central links to Sister Uppalavaṇṇā's translation of it, which is probably rubbish. Here's the Ñāṇamoli/Bodhi one: https://tinyurl.com/ydejdl3k
by Dhammanando
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 46
Views: 523

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

Is Samma Ditthi perfected in a stream winner or is it still a work in progress? It's perfected. The Dhammacakkhu that arises at stream entry is "spotless" and "immaculate": Just as a clean cloth with all marks removed would take dye evenly, so too, while the brahmin Brahmāyu sat there, the spotless...
by Dhammanando
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 46
Views: 523

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

I think this Analayo quote is optimistic at best. When Anālayo says "a stream-enterer is incapable of believing any phenomenon to be permanent," he is merely paraphrasing what the Buddha said. “It is impossible, it cannot happen that a person possessing right view ( diṭṭhisampanna ) could treat any...
by Dhammanando
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: General question about confession of wrong doing.
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: General question about confession of wrong doing.

Did the Buddha advise lay people to make such confessions? Yes and no. No in the sense that the Vinaya requirement for bhikkhus to regularly and methodically confess to each other any breaches in their training rules has no equivalent for householders. But yes in the sense that there is a narrative...