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by Christopherxx
Sat May 09, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Wandering Buddhist Renunciants
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Wandering Buddhist Renunciants

This may be a bit of a strange question but for those that don't want to formally ordain under the Vinaya but wish to practice as a Renunciant (10 precepts) is there a special term for these people? "Anagārika" is the most widely used term. Those who call themselves so may be observing either the 8...
by Christopherxx
Sat May 09, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Wandering Buddhist Renunciants
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Wandering Buddhist Renunciants

Thanks venerable!
by Christopherxx
Fri May 08, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Wandering Buddhist Renunciants
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Wandering Buddhist Renunciants

This may be a bit of a strange question but for those that don't want to formally ordain under the Vinaya but wish to practice as a Renunciant (10 precepts) is there a special term for these people? I have heard people refer to some lay people that live monk like lives and travel monasteries/live ce...
by Christopherxx
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nibbana as awareness!
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: Nibbana as awareness!

Thanks guys, great post about how to view awareness :)
by Christopherxx
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What was that Sutta that talks about what to trust
Replies: 3
Views: 528

What was that Sutta that talks about what to trust

There is a certain sutta or passage that deals with what to trust.

It has something like "Don't trust things people say because they say them, don't trust rituals or tradition, don't trust sacred texts, Don't trust logic, etc."

:)
by Christopherxx
Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: English Sutta Chants
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: English Sutta Chants

Thanks guys that is actually the exact chanting book and chants we did :) (I am guessing as I still have to listen to the chants lol) I know someone is gonna recommend dharmawheel but their media section seems to be pretty dead. Anyone in their quilty pleasures know of any good source for the sutras...
by Christopherxx
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: English Sutta Chants
Replies: 4
Views: 277

English Sutta Chants

Hey everybody, I was wondering if anyone has any good sources for sutta chants. I remember while visiting a ajahn chah monastery the chanting was quite an experience. Would love a source of English audio of Theravada chants :) Or it can be in pali as much of that chanting was. Though it would be nic...
by Christopherxx
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nibbana as awareness!
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: Nibbana as awareness!

SarathW: I have no idea what nibbana is lol. And I think the Buddha was right when he never talked directly about it because it defies words (Unconditioned). But I think there is something to be said about writing things like the above masters have. It helps I think in developing the right path to N...
by Christopherxx
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nibbana as awareness!
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: Nibbana as awareness!

Awesome Mike, To add to this flow ; ajahn sucitto also has one where he talks about energy and talks about the Mahayana view of samsara and nibbana being the same thing in one of his dharma talks on dharmaseed. http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/9/talk/15005/ I believe that is the one. I should note ...
by Christopherxx
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nibbana as awareness!
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: Nibbana as awareness!

P137 In listening to dzogchen teachings it is clear that the aim of the practice is to establish the mind in ‘innate, self-arising rigpa’; this latter word – for which the Skt. is vidyæ and the Pali vijjæ (transcendent knowing) – is variously translated as ‘non-dual awareness,’ ‘innate wisdom,’ ‘pur...
by Christopherxx
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nibbana as awareness!
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Nibbana as awareness!

Haha excuse the exclamation mark. I just thought it may attract more attention ;) Recently we have been hearing a lot of Nibbana as being "awareness" (Ajahn Amaro, and others) can anyone help to make this a bit more clear. I feel like I am missing some critical sentences to help really delve into th...
by Christopherxx
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Earliest Vinaya
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: The Earliest Vinaya

In case anyone is interested :)

Bhikkhuni Dhammananda born Chatsumarn Kabilsingh
by Christopherxx
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Earliest Vinaya
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: The Earliest Vinaya

Thanks Kumara!

I wonder if there has been any developments or scholars like Frauwallner that deal with this kind of early history.

If I remember some time ago a thai nun translated the bhikkhuni Patimokkha of each vinaya. I may see if I can track down her name :)
by Christopherxx
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Earliest Vinaya
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: The Earliest Vinaya

Bhikkhu Pesala: Thank you for the wonderful quotes from the tradition. I still remember the "“Not to do any evil, to cultivate good, to purify one’s mind, this is the teaching of the Buddhas.”183 This was one of the first quotes of the tradition I ever learned and still acts as a huge inspiration to...
by Christopherxx
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Earliest Vinaya
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

The Earliest Vinaya

So recently I've taken an interest in the Vinaya. After some study the subject has really opened up for me. When I was new to Theravada I just considered it like the suttas. Now I think a little bit different. For instance, is the Vinaya as is in the Pali Canon the oldest Vinaya? Or is the Mahāsāṃgh...
by Christopherxx
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The additional Parajika's *rules of expulsion*
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: The additional Parajika's *rules of expulsion*

Thanks for the info Bhikkhu Pesala. I often wonder why they take specific cases and then generalize for all people belonging to a certain genetic and or intentional action group. But that is a much different discussion and in many ways a personal issue of how one relates to Buddhism and in particula...
by Christopherxx
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The additional Parajika's *rules of expulsion*
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: The additional Parajika's *rules of expulsion*

That's right I forgot they where listed as “Virtual Pārājikas" in his work.

You can see my mistake.

In regards to the other questions do you have any insight into those? *For instance their placement in the vinaya, other vinayas from different traditions*
by Christopherxx
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The additional Parajika's *rules of expulsion*
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: The additional Parajika's *rules of expulsion*

Hello Bhikkhu Pesala: I listed them as that because I believe *If I remember right* in Ajahn Thanissaro's Monastic Code they are listed under that category as additional Parajikas. I understand what you are saying with them being of a category different then acts of defeat because someone born a her...
by Christopherxx
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The additional Parajika's *rules of expulsion*
Replies: 7
Views: 926

The additional Parajika's *rules of expulsion*

So as many know in the Patimokkha there are I believe 11 additional Parajika's. If you are an eunuch, hermaphrodite, communion by theft, etc. I've often wondered if these additional expulsion rules are found with the 227 rules or in a commentary and or additional text within the vinaya. Lastly for s...