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by bhante dhamma
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Partner smoking, also weed
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Partner smoking, also weed

Hi upasika, blessings in Dhamma to you, your partner & your family. Well the first thing that popped into my mind is the words 'āsevana can balānam' from the maṇgala sutta, which mean avoid association with 'dujanah' people with no 'buddhi' or dhammic intelligence, why? It drags us down and as peopl...
by bhante dhamma
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Thai Forest Monasteries
Replies: 15
Views: 1669

Re: Thai Forest Monasteries

Hi upāsakā, I've been to three of those places, your question is regarding visas & ordination? Some things to consider (1) Abode (individual or group style kutis, do they have caṅkman paths?) (2) Resort (distance of alms & eating system) (3) speech (sutta, atthakatha, abhidhamma ācariyā vādā? Big mo...
by bhante dhamma
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: 8FP
Replies: 3
Views: 896

8FP

Hi all, I managed- thanks to some of you- to compile a chanting book in Dev'nāgari script for some of the monasteries in India with an accompanying sound file as a learning aid, but there's one chant can't seem to locate it's exact where abouts Ayaü kho sā majjhimā pañipadā tathāgatena abhisambuddhā...
by bhante dhamma
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Hindi chanting book
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: Hindi chanting book

Oh! thanks so much bhante, that site was unknown to me, will be a good shortcut indeed, no need to transliterate from Pāḷi, just cut and paste!
by bhante dhamma
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Hindi chanting book
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: Hindi chanting book

We'll it's something, unfortunately that book doesn't seem to be publicly available, but we'll see, also would be nice to chant some suttas, are you fluent in Nagari script?
by bhante dhamma
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Hindi chanting book
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Hindi chanting book

Greetings all,

I am currently in rural India and have noticed there are no chanting books in any of the monasteries, is there anyone out there that is able to help compile a chanting book in Devanagari script?

Sukha saddhā patitthita
by bhante dhamma
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis!
Replies: 23
Views: 1606

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: 23
Views: 1606

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: 21
Views: 1424

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: 23
Views: 1606

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: 2591

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: 36
Views: 6744

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: 3600

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: 23
Views: 1606

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: 23
Views: 1606

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