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by bhante dhamma
Sun May 26, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta quotes to support the idea to live is good
Replies: 21
Views: 746

Sutta quotes to support the idea to live is good

..Sāriputta, when one lays down this body and takes up a new body, then I say one is blameworthy. This did not happen in the case of the bhikkhu Channa; the bhikkhu Channa used the knife blamelessly.”M144 Can you think of any sutta quotes that support the idea to stay alive is a good thing? The reas...
by bhante dhamma
Fri May 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Is there are really complete chanting book in english?
Replies: 9
Views: 2175

Re: Is there are really complete chanting book in english?

The continuous chanting style is called 'samyot' in Thai and 'gaṇa-sajjhāyana' in singhala, its the opposite of the typical Thammayut style which is more stop start, I agree there isn't as of yet a really complete chanting book in English, which is well partly because all communities have a slightly...
by bhante dhamma
Fri May 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Appalachian trail hike
Replies: 0
Views: 174

Appalachian trail hike

Hi everyone I had the idea to do a 'tudong' on the Appalachian trail in the north eastern part of the US, it's a long walk and would take a few months, I was wondering if anyone is in any of the states the trail passes through? They are.. Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, ...
by bhante dhamma
Fri May 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali vocabulary and examples
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Pali vocabulary and examples

Ho Volvo, can you share your bookmarks with other people? What other material do you have? I like the work for it's sutta references, I think translations will always be problematic, not sure i see papañca as being entrenched, i think if you papañca alot you definitely will become entrenched..here's...
by bhante dhamma
Fri May 03, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali vocabulary and examples
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Pali vocabulary and examples

Here are Aj.Sujato's thoughts, the author is Venerable Varado "...Looking through his discussions, I find the results a little mixed. Choosing some terms more or less at random: agārasmā anagāriyaṃ: Both of us wished to emphasize the fact that this refers to the adoption of a renunciate lifestyle ra...
by bhante dhamma
Fri May 03, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali vocabulary and examples
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Pali vocabulary and examples

Hi everyone, I found this excellent repository of Pali terms with examples and thought it would be worth posting as reference to pali words with example, (not sure who the author is) would be interested to hear of your opinions about it. https://pali-glossary.github.io/content/glossary.html#notices ...
by bhante dhamma
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teachers Fee
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Teachers Fee

Im sure Tthere is whole thread on the topic of ‘lay Dharma teachers/Dharma books,’ but what about this, it’s from SN 7.14, it sounds like the brahmin is asking for a fee for someone else but in the end seems to be offering it to the Buddha (after having received a teaching)?! “…We brahmans, Master G...
by bhante dhamma
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Nikkhepavāra/Paccaya niddessa/translation...
Replies: 2
Views: 294

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: 29
Views: 1917

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: 29
Views: 1917

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: 29
Views: 1917

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: 29
Views: 1917

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: 1730

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: 1730

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: 2301

Re: The Buddha Said...

Does anyone have a canonical reference for the Ovada Patimokkha...?