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by bhante dhamma
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Problems with DPR (digital pali reader) alternatives?
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Problems with DPR (digital pali reader) alternatives?

Can you write some instructions on how to download and use them?
by bhante dhamma
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Problems with DPR (digital pali reader) alternatives?
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Problems with DPR (digital pali reader) alternatives?

Hi, was wondering if anyone has experience with 'palenoon' as an alternative to firefox for using DPR (digital pali reader), firefox is problematic as its updates render DPR unusable...? thnks
by bhante dhamma
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha Said...
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: The Buddha Said...

Does anyone have a canonical reference for the Ovada Patimokkha...?
by bhante dhamma
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Does Anyone Know
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Does Anyone Know

Does anyone hava a sutta name for this quote?


“What do you think about this?” said the Lord. “What is the purpose of a mirror?” “It is for the purpose of reflection, sir”, replied Rahula. “Even so, an action to be done by body, speech or mind should only be done after careful reflection.”
by bhante dhamma
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Thailand Trip- Seeking Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Thailand Trip- Seeking Advice

Hi sister, Regarding places to do a retreat i suggest googling 'dhamma teaching in english chiang mai' or just 'english dhamma teaching thailand' and see how that goes...depending on where you end up, doing 'dana' could mean offering alms say in the morning if there are monks on 'pindabat' or you co...
by bhante dhamma
Mon May 08, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Can (or should) Buddhist communities become more democratic?
Replies: 29
Views: 1554

Re: Can (or should) Buddhist communities become more democratic?

its relative to the individuals involved as to whether the abbot system/committee system functions better. In the case of say the London Vihara, the story goes the committee was dissolved and they went with a kappiya system to avoid the 'ditthi-gantha' I.e the endless dramas associated with a commit...
by bhante dhamma
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Shunyamurti describing Mara.
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Shunyamurti describing Mara.

mano pugangama dhammaano settha.mano.maya...mind.precedes all.phenomena..in light of that dhamma this is delusion
by bhante dhamma
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Can anyone translate this..
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Can anyone translate this..

Namo Buddhaya, I was wondering if anyone could help translate this for me....its from a chant compilation i'm trying to compose.. if there are any diacritical errors please correct also..thnks Mayanganaṃ nāga-dipam kalyānaṃ Padelāñcanaṃ divagovaṃ dīgha vāpi cetiya ca muttigānaṃ tissa mahā viharañca ...
by bhante dhamma
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How to handle a beggar want to stay in your temple?
Replies: 44
Views: 2863

Re: How to handle a beggar want to stay in your temple?

OMG..I should have asked first :thinking:
oh well im glad you liked my reply..I guess :shock:

sukhi hotu
by bhante dhamma
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How to handle a beggar want to stay in your temple?
Replies: 44
Views: 2863

Re: How to handle a beggar want to stay in your temple?

well eventhough it was a women we still gave her acccomodation and tried pur best to help, if it was a man and there was room and I was the senior monk/abbot I would have let her/he stay longer amd then made a decision later on as to the eventual outcome, but the problem is as always...people's view...
by bhante dhamma
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How to handle a beggar want to stay in your temple?
Replies: 44
Views: 2863

Re: How to handle a beggar want to stay in your temple?

well it depends, the other day it happenned here (lay centre with kutis for monks), a homeless lady showed up who needed help, the laypeople started freaking out but in the end we thankfully did help her. It depends on the situation, in asia its generally easier to help such people in a long term se...
by bhante dhamma
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Saddhamma-patirūpaka Sutta & big Chedi (stupa) construction in contemporary Thai Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: The Saddhamma-patirūpaka Sutta & big Chedi (stupa) construction in contemporary Thai Buddhism

well yeah I tend to agree that its a bit misleading to say that by contributing to the building of a stupa is a momentously meritorious deed (dakkhina/velama sutta?) much less closing the 'doors to hell??' i mean it's 'caga' so its categorically kusala but it gets back to the whole 'good' but not bu...
by bhante dhamma
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Local Florists in Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Re: Local Florists in Thailand

hi, its a nice idea (the puppha/amisa puja) but I was wondering if it wouldn't be easier and even better if its done in a place in your own locality as ultimately all monasteries are the same... If you do it in the states It could provide a link to further developmemt of 'kusala' things such as kaly...
by bhante dhamma
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: how do you attach photos
Replies: 1
Views: 354

how do you attach photos

hi,

i am trying to attach photos to a post but it isnt working..any pointers? thanks
by bhante dhamma
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Giving With One's Own Hand
Replies: 15
Views: 1833

Re: Giving With One's Own Hand

interesting discussion and a good question, I remember reading somewhere in the suttas probably the book of the fives that the buddha aside from explicitly stating that you should give gifts with your own hand, you shouldn't give gifts causally..as a monk i noticed it makes a difference....I.e if th...