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by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?
Replies: 32
Views: 4517

Re: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?

I just saw the video and that girl dressing actually turned me ON for few min unless I started imagining replusive nature of that girl... i cant imagine myself talking to girl or seeing them if i become monk. If those interview girls come in that dress. they need to interview arhant or anagami... o...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 636
Views: 18230

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Okay, thank you Bhante. Bhante Sujato has been wrongly accused, in my opinion, of advocating theft and of lying in this thread which is disappointing. :anjali: Well... He was one of two monks who wrote articles arguing that downloading movies and music( pirating) was not a breach of the precepts. I...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 636
Views: 18230

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Bhante the point about him being a Maha Thera is not that the indicates wisdom but that it indicates long-standing. Has Bhante Sujato committed an offence against the monastic code in that video? Thanks. Any videos about topics like that I do not watch, so I cannot say. I've not watched a Bhante Su...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 636
Views: 18230

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Bhante, The monk is a Maha Thera who has done a great deal for the Sasana. Do you feel his behaviour is inappropriate and if so on what grounds? The title Maha Thera is not an indication of any kind of real wisdom in and of itself from my experience sadly, as the Buddha said you have to live with s...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 636
Views: 18230

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

. If monks choose to engage in such lowly public talk then they invite censure by the public. This is essentially the crux of the issue. The monk then gets mired in the worldly battles instead of striving to rise above them. Bhante, The monk is a Maha Thera who has done a great deal for the Sasana....
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 636
Views: 18230

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

BrokenBones wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:29 am
. If monks choose to engage in such lowly public talk then they invite censure by the public.
This is essentially the crux of the issue. The monk then gets mired in the worldly battles instead of striving to rise above them.
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 636
Views: 18230

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Honestly I can't believe this post still exists, it went off topic pages ago and now its just for a few people to argue back and forth endlessly. Remember the Buddha's words : “Bhikkhus, I do not dispute with the world; rather, it is the world that disputes with me. A proponent of the Dhamma does no...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: May a bhikkhu wear a wrist-watch?
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: May a bhikkhu wear a wrist-watch?

wrist watches are a bit impractical, I have something like this - https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61YpDnX18AL._AC_SL1200_.jpg which I can have on a string around my neck, or attached to my bag, or placed on the ground when I do talks/guided meds, and it doesn't stand to risk getting...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: Obstacles to going forth

The only thing holding me back is not being able to see my family as much, as we are quite close. My family was the most important thing to me in life, until Dhamma edged that out and even though I was part of a close Italian family, I had to at least attempt to persue the calling I had to monastic...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: monks and rains retreat
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: monks and rains retreat

3. Rains (Vassa) Allowance to enter the rains Kd.3.1.1 BD.4.183 At one time the awakened one, the Lord was staying at Rājagaha in the Bamboo Grove at the squirrels’ feeding place. Now at that time (the use of) a rains-residence for monks had not come to be laid down by the Lord. So these monks walk...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: underwear, shoes, trimmer etc
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: underwear, shoes, trimmer etc

Monastics need four requisites, food, clothing, shelter, and medicine, all of which should be provided(or funds to a steward) by generous laity. As for underwear, there is no such cloth in the vinaya, except maybe the bathing cloth. There is also the tradition of a second robe that's worn against th...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why no metta for opposite gender?
Replies: 44
Views: 1364

Re: Why no metta for opposite gender?

Bhante was using the totality of canonical sources in his response. your response, and my own understanding and practice of metta. is informed only by the suttas, that is the only difference between the comments, the source material. I've understood the discrepancy similarly. Nevertheless thanks fo...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why no metta for opposite gender?
Replies: 44
Views: 1364

Re: Why no metta for opposite gender?

Choosing a particular person is advisable only if one bears a grudge against or hates that person or considers it to be one's enemy, i.e. if one uses metta as antidot. Otherwise it is best to choose generic "all beings", especially if one is intent on jhana. This is accurate to the suttas. There is...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why no metta for opposite gender?
Replies: 44
Views: 1364

Re: Why no metta for opposite gender?

Choosing a particular person is advisable only if one bears a grudge against or hates that person or considers it to be one's enemy, i.e. if one uses metta as antidot. Otherwise it is best to choose generic "all beings", especially if one is intent on jhana. This is accurate to the suttas. There is...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 636
Views: 18230

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

one thing I should mention is that none of these groups i've encountered, been told about, were monastic lead. It's been my experience many small groups of people across the country are peer lead or in essence "leaderless" in terms of a teacher strongly rooted in dhamma and years of practice. They m...