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by bhante dhamma
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis!
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: Arthritis!

Oh I see, so you're saying it's better to go to a generic G.P, and he will refer you to a specialist, rather than go straight to a specialist as they have a latent bias? I wonder do you know if an Australian Medicare card works in new Zealand? If it does might go there as there's better monasteries ...
by bhante dhamma
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis!
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: Arthritis!

Oh ok Pramodya for all your advice, ..osteoarthritis is a degenerative process of the musculoskeletal system (tendons, ligaments, cartilage, connective tissue) caused by decades of nutrient-poor diet... Mmmm not so sure I would completely qualify for that, seems to be more like this.."With a moderat...
by bhante dhamma
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?

" ..Yuzu Nembutsu (融通念仏宗 Yūzū-nenbutsu-shū) is a school of Pure Land Buddhism that focuses on the ritual recitation of the Nembutsu (or Nianfo), the name of the Amitabha Buddha. Followers believe this recitation benefits not just the speaker, but the entire world as well.." .....The entire world?
by bhante dhamma
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis!
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: Arthritis!

Oh ok thanks Dhammacorps, I'm now wondering what the best way to proceed is, ok so since the injury last febuary/march I have been maybe walking to much so it seems anyways. The last physio I saw said one hour max, normally piṇḍapata+ caṅkman it's a few hours, so I'm wondering if that has caused the...
by bhante dhamma
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Moha, lobha & dosa and work
Replies: 31
Views: 809

Re: Moha, lobha & dosa and work

Apannakaṃ samaññeva seyo ti
Better is the samaṇa life, assured
MN 82
by bhante dhamma
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Body Odor stinks to high heaven
Replies: 35
Views: 1643

Re: Body Odor stinks to high heaven

"..greed is the foremost impediment that makes beings fall down.." saṃyutta nikāya
by bhante dhamma
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is this wrong perception?
Replies: 26
Views: 1020

Re: Is this wrong perception?

You guys are funny, This thread made me think of these suttas Gotamī, those things of which you might know: ‘These things lead (1) to passion, not to dispassion; (2) to bondage, not to detachment; (3) to building up, not to dismantling; (4) to strong desires, not to fewness of desires; (5) to non-co...
by bhante dhamma
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis!
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: Arthritis!

Interesting, diet is tricky in monastic life, but I can see what I can do, here is the x-ray results post injury.. Findings: There is small joint effusion with few thin suprapatellar, medial lateral plicae. Mild degeneration of medial meniscus without gross tear. Previous partial tear of posterior r...
by bhante dhamma
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis!
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Arthritis!

Hi I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with dealing with arthritis, osteoarthritis to be exact? It seems to be getting worse? Some advice might be handy on how to deal with it.. Pramodya-mudita citta in advance
by bhante dhamma
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Who came first?
Replies: 13
Views: 660

Re: Who came first?

Some good comments most of which I would concur with, sorry I can't get the link as it seems to have been deleted, A.Sujato had a reply worth posting here, the 'you' is to the author... “…With due respect for the fact that such discussion is not necessarily very productive, if I may very briefly res...
by bhante dhamma
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Laughing wisdom?
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Laughing wisdom?

They have laughing wisdom and swift wisdom, and are endowed with freedom (Ven. Sujato transl). hāsapañño javanapañño vimuttiyā ca samannāgato SN 55.24 1. Hāsu° (of uncertain origin) occurs with hāsa° in combn with °pañña and is customarily taken in meaning “of bright knowledge” (i. e. hāsa+paññā), w...
by bhante dhamma
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Who came first?
Replies: 13
Views: 660

Who came first?

I found this thread on quora recently, do you agree with the ideas? Why or why not? "..Your question and the comment by Pannadipa Tan Bk in particular demonstrate a very weak exposure to genuine Mahāyāna literature and teaching. I will be addressing Pannadipa Tan Bk’s comments to reply your question...
by bhante dhamma
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sappaya..supportive conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 1430

Re: Sappaya..supportive conditions

..Herein, the way of guarding it is this: (1) Abode, (2) resort, (3) and speech, (4) and person, (5) The food, (6) the climate, (7) and the posture— Eschew these seven different kinds Whenever found unsuitable. But cultivate the suitable; For one perchance so doing finds He need not wait too long un...
by bhante dhamma
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sappaya..supportive conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 1430

Re: Sappaya..supportive conditions

Sappāya (adj.) [saŋ+pā (=pra+ā)+i, cp. pāya. The corresponding BSk. form is sāmpreya (=saŋ+pra+i with guṇa), e. g. AvŚ i.255; iii.110] likely, beneficial fit, suitable A i.120; S iii.268; iv.23 sq., 133 sq. (Nibbāna˚ paṭipadā); J i.182, 195; ii.436 (kiŋci sappāyaŋ something that did him good, a reme...
by bhante dhamma
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sappaya..supportive conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 1430

Sappaya..supportive conditions

In the Visuddhi magga there is a section describing 9? Sappaya (supportive conditions) does any one have a direct reference, I can't seem to locate it. It includes things like, weather, people, seclusion, have you ever personally found a place that has all or most of such conditions? Where is the be...