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by bhante dhamma
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Nikkhepavāra/Paccaya niddessa/translation...
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Nikkhepavāra/Paccaya niddessa/translation...

Does anyone have a reference for a translation of the -Nikkhepavāra-?.... Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa. 1.1.1. Paccayuddesa Hetupaccayo, ārammaṇapaccayo, adhipatipaccayo, anantarapaccayo, samanantarapaccayo, sahajātapaccayo, aññamaññapaccayo, nissayapaccayo, upanissayapaccayo, pure...
by bhante dhamma
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?

I think one absolutely should remove oneself from toxic environments and unfortunate conditions even if it means disrobing. I also think it is better to be a good layman than a bad monk. A lay person may even be an Anagami whereas a bad monk may be headed to Niraya hell, i think it is obvious which...
by bhante dhamma
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?

Thank you all for your insightful answers. To be honest I used to look down on monks when they would disrobe, i guess being young and idealistic, i used to think anything is better than disrobing. But now having been a monk for over a decade, and having gone through or am going through a period of ...
by bhante dhamma
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?

Thank you all for your insightful answers. To be honest I used to look down on monks when they would disrobe, i guess being young and idealistic, i used to think anything is better than disrobing. But now having been a monk for over a decade, and having gone through or am going through a period of t...
by bhante dhamma
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Disrobing defeat or progress?

From the time of the Buddha until the present day there have been monastics disrobing as a result of a myriad of different reasons maybe. I remember as a junior monk one senior monk always used to say to us ‘its better to be a bad monk than a good layman.’ Meaning no matter what just make sure you d...
by bhante dhamma
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Problems with DPR (digital pali reader) alternatives?
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

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: 6
Views: 1177

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: 1739

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: 1013

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: 950

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: 1829

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: 393

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: 415

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: 4123

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: 4123

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...