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by bhante dhamma
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Thailand Trip- Seeking Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 270

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
Topic: Can (or should) Buddhist communities become more democratic?
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

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: 255

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: 214

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: 41
Views: 1708

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: 41
Views: 1708

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: 41
Views: 1708

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: 379

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: 751

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: 242

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: 1651

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...
by bhante dhamma
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Alms-giving to what seems like a corrupt temple in my city
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: Alms-giving to what seems like a corrupt temple in my city

from what i've seen the dana system is a double edged sword, ideally its perfect, the laity get the opportunity to develop 'kusala dhamma's' and the samanas can uae it to develeop 'indriya samvara'. But as always it gets back to how its done, the intentions and mind states on both sides determines t...
by bhante dhamma
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Luang Por Liem in Brazil !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1811

Re: Luang Por Liem in Brazil !!!

there is a monastery in brazil...?
by bhante dhamma
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha Said...
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: The Buddha Said...

hi dhamma-mitra's, had a sutta running through my mind but cant remember the name/no...all I can recollect is that it is talking about a monk(s) becoming sad when laypeople are sad etc..mybe a sutta to do with types of monks...ie A.N 4..does it ring a bell anyone..?
by bhante dhamma
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explained) -
Replies: 301
Views: 7266

Re: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explaine

I met and.lived with a monk.in the luan poh Mun trdaditon who has made public.statements about his mind -after a certain point in his prctice- experiwncing a peace that has from that point never changed ..amazing!!..and interestingly enough I once had the gaull to ask that Ven. about why it seemed i...
by bhante dhamma
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Buddhism in Indonesia
Replies: 2
Views: 373

The sixth Mara

Namo Buddhaya Hi pilgrim, yes i live in Indonesia but am from Auz, where i live in Lombok - yes its most thai dhammyut tradition- but there are other nikaya/sanghas as well. There is the usual Burmese Mahasi/Goenka tradition, and a soon to be built Pa Auk forest Wat (West Java), actually there is al...
by bhante dhamma
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: monastic chat room
Replies: 3
Views: 394

monastic chat room

Hi I was wondering if we?/you guys would permit a chat/forum for us monastics..?
by bhante dhamma
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha Said...
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: The Buddha Said...

samyutta 10..? mist be p.t.s numbering, still cant find the name.of the samyutta or sutta, got a.other one...

sutta name for the quote The Buddha Said his teaching is 'not a close fisted doctrine'
by bhante dhamma
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Disabled person ordaining
Replies: 10
Views: 1328

Re: Disabled person ordaining

it depends on the upajjhaya' when I lived in thailnd there was a onk candidate who had aids, caused a big stir, anothrr monk I know had only 9 fingrs, etc, also there is a story of a dwarf with abhinya powers in the canon, it depends on a few things..
by bhante dhamma
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha Said...
Replies: 5
Views: 687

The Buddha Said...

hi sometimes I read or hear some dhamma and sometimes.i'm either to lazy to find an exact location in the canon, or.maybe others can use this thread to veify what they hear/see on sosial media, like yesterdyay I watched a monk give. pretty descent dhamma talk onthe net but he said one thing that was...