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by bhante dhamma
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piti in the Seven Factors of Awakening
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Piti in the Seven Factors of Awakening

Develop sati, strive to overcome the hindrances, practice 8 sīla on uposatha days and piti will arise naturallly, ala AN 10.2...virtue- non-remorse- joy- piti
by bhante dhamma
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Pathama mitta
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Pathama mitta

Hi householders, a question for you regarding qualities of a Kalyan Mitra, is there a person in your life whom you think closely examplifies the four qualities of D 31 or AN 7.36 what are the ways in which you yourself try to bring these qualities to life? Indeed what other suttas can you think of t...
by bhante dhamma
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Favourite Samyutta
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Favourite Samyutta

Hi fellow dhamma-farers,
What is your favourite Samyutta and why? What are some of your favourite passages?
by bhante dhamma
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is necessary learn Thai Language before becoming a monk
Replies: 4
Views: 3543

Re: Is necessary learn Thai Language before becoming a monk

Hi sm, i wouldn't worry about trying to become fluent before you're actually in Thailand and or ordained. Don't worry it will come with time, I lived there for 7 years and was speaking after 4/5, it's a bonus but not the most important thing, I know a few monks who obsessed about studying being able...
by bhante dhamma
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 30
Views: 20230

Re: Obstacles to going forth

...I would like to ordain eventually and keep training with my friends or alone as a bhikkhu. ...I think short nidsaya is warranted because trained over 5 years and know enough to just live in the forest, there's probably enough support from friends & family alone. There are also many Buddhists in ...
by bhante dhamma
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 30
Views: 20230

Re: Obstacles to going forth

Sorry didn't mean to repost was just trying to edit what I wrote..?
by bhante dhamma
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 30
Views: 20230

Re: Obstacles to going forth

*Edited previous post* Hi all... I have been a monastic for over decade now, initially in Thailand, and now still mostly in SE Asia, through all the ups and downs, I think there are some things about conventional monastic life that looking back ,maybe would have influenced my decision(s) direction,...
by bhante dhamma
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 30
Views: 20230

Re: Obstacles to going forth

On the other hand ''Or maybe all of this frustration, all of this suffering, perhaps all of it is another task for you to work with as a monk Many obstacles may reveal themselves when practicing the noble way, or when sitting and cultivating samadhi; it can be extremely difficult. However it is our ...
by bhante dhamma
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 30
Views: 20230

Re: Obstacles to going forth

Here's something quite challenging my kalyāṇa mitta sent me.. ''Well the goal was never to be a monk, the goal is Nibbana The monastic life of a Bhikkhu is just a tool for doing much of the work we must do to achieve Nibbana; but eventually if that tool no longer works its time to throw it away righ...
by bhante dhamma
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 30
Views: 20230

Re: Obstacles to going forth

Hi all, some interesting comments & stories, here's some thoughts I had today to share if I may... I have been a monastic for over decade now, initially in Thailand, and now still mostly in SE Asia, through all the ups and downs, I think there are some things about conventional monastic life that lo...
by bhante dhamma
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'
Replies: 67
Views: 7320

Is being a victim of rape 'kamma vipaka'

Salutations fellow Dhamma-farers,
What would your answer to the question 'Are rape victims people who are experiencing Karma vipaka? be' What discourses from the pāḷi canon are you aware of that this topic could potentially involve?
by bhante dhamma
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Role of 'garava'
Replies: 2
Views: 7622

Re: Role of 'garava'

It's abcense is what I was referring to, i.e the abcense of Garava (respect) in the upāsikās behavior..
by bhante dhamma
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Role of 'garava'
Replies: 2
Views: 7622

Role of 'garava'



This video made me think of the role of 'Garava' and role it plays in Dhamma practice, what are your thoughts and reflections after watching this video? How does practicing respect counter act our kilesa?
by bhante dhamma
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 30
Views: 20230

Obstacles to going forth

Salutations in the Triple Gem to all sādhu-jana(s), I have a few lay acquaintacs that are teetering on the brink of going forth but are still unable to break through some barriers they have in their mind about the benefits of ordination over lay life or example. Often times the contents of the conve...
by bhante dhamma
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DPR
Replies: 13
Views: 8970

Re: DPR

What do you mean xpi files? Offline DPR is better as not everywhere have access to net, oh it seems the pali moon version i have atleast you have to drag rather than click to add, the Pāḷi lessons guy on youtube saays that as long as firefox is version prior to 2017 it will work, (https://filehippo....