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by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.
Replies: 28
Views: 245

Re: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.

Perhaps you can initiate it like Dalai Lama!
I meant to put two of your hands together. (that is what Dalai Lama normally does)
Perhaps, in this case, maybe the nun initiate the hugging and Dalai Lama could not escape from her.
:shrug:
by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice

By the way, I still give money to monks.
Nobody has rejected it so far!!!
I think monks should communicate the Vinaya rules to laypeople when accepting money.
If I am a monk I may accept the money on behalf of the temple and communicate that to him and ask my helper to give him a receipt.
by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?

I was born Jewish, so been there, done that. :tongue:
:o
by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.
Replies: 28
Views: 245

Re: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.

I can't recall any Buddhist story where Buddha or Arahant hugging anyone. Dalilama is not Buddha or perhaps and Arahant so it may be ok for him perhaps. I think you have to ask this question from Dalai Lama. I think there is a Sutta to say that you can't involve in sensual acts without attachment. (...
by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?

:focus:
Sorry to sidetrack the discussion.
My top choice as very obvious is Theravada.
My second choice is any religion that promotes harmony, peace and generosity. (but not with a gun hiding inside the robe)
by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice

and that being said, I'm not perfect, I've had to use money once or twice myself, once in bringing things to the dump for the retreat center, and once when I was stranded after missing a bus. I recognized the reason I had to use the money, and did not give myself an excuse, I still had to confess a...
by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?

In any case, you don't know what to choose, the following chart may some help. ;)

World religion tree.
https://000024.org/religions_tree/religions_tree_8.html
by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice

Aren't they breaking the 'Vinaya rules and the tenth precept by accepting money?
by SarathW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: /study-psychiatric-diagnoses-are-scientifically-meaningless
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: /study-psychiatric-diagnoses-are-scientifically-meaningless

attempting to classify each unique individual’s mental health issues into neat categories just doesn’t work.
In my opinion, Buddha classify mental health issues into neat categories namely attachment, aversion and ignorance.
by SarathW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 39
Views: 1414

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

“Bhikkhus, the Dhamma well proclaimed by me thus is clear…free of patchwork. In the Dhamma well proclaimed by me thus, which is clear…free of patchwork, those bhikkhus who are Dhamma-followers or faith-followers are all headed for enlightenment.

https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/mn22
by SarathW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Five Antaraya Dharma?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Five Antaraya Dharma?

Five Antaraya Dharma? What is the Sutta reference for Five Antaraya Dharma? I was listening to the following Dhamma talk (Sinhalese language) and found this teaching. 1) Kammantaraya ( 2) Klesantaray (wrong view) 3)Vipakaantaraya (not ability to learn due to not having wisdom) 4)Upavadaantaraya (bla...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 15
Views: 188

Re: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa

What exactly you do not agree with in second part?
by SarathW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa
Replies: 15
Views: 188

Re: The Path of Purification by Buddhaghosa

(E.g. on the nimitta case) These are directly or indirectly mentioned in Sutta. Perhaps Nimitta is mentioned in Sutta as light. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.100.11-15.than.html https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn40/sn40.009.wlsh.html Some times it is difficult to...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?

Five hindrances are mainly related to Jhana, isn't it?
It does not include ignorance hence eliminating five hindrances is not sufficient for Nibbana.
by SarathW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team

Mike is really a Kalyana Mitta not to mention Ven. Dhammanando.
He inspired me to read Sutta in early stages of my stay in DW.
The days I did not know that there is something called Sutta. :D
I am sure he still will be in Dhamma Wheel as a friend.