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by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117709

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

I am happy that this thread has become a bit more balanced now that Trobinson and Paul Trafford are also joining in with the discussion. I wish to add in a few notes here, before I move to another center for the second vassa, with most likely a bad Internet connection. Regarding Wat Phra Dhammakaya,...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117709

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

With regard to this thread, I will not say much, as I have already said many things about Wat Phra Dhammakaya, the wat I have ordained in. Anyone wishing to know my opinion on the matter of our wat, feel free to send me a personal message or you might just read my posts in several threads. I think t...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinaya Anthology
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

Re: Vinaya Anthology

On http://www.archive.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and http://www.scribd.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; you can find Horner's and Rhys Davids' translations of the Vinaya texts. I think there all on there.

Metta,

Khemadhammo (Phra Sander).
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka!
Replies: 50
Views: 27189

Re: Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka!

Dear Phra Sander, Could you explain to us what is your understanding of connection between atta and nibbana? And what is Dhammakaya's grasp of it. Thank you. I have just travelled back from Indonesia, and have not been online for a number of days. I am now just back online and happy to see your que...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka!
Replies: 50
Views: 27189

Re: Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka!

Yes, I agree that the negative news about monks in Thailand is on the increase all the time and the faith of the lay people is declining. See for example this article that just appeared: http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,10014,0,0,1,0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Thail...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka!
Replies: 50
Views: 27189

Re: Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka!

I have discussed the issue with some scholars working in Thailand and abroad on Tipitaka texts and they also expressed doubts whether those scholars (especially from Sri Lanka) would risk their professional reputation if they intentionally falsified the texts. This is what I wrote: So it really see...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka!
Replies: 50
Views: 27189

Re: Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka!

Hi kentiam Thanks for takig the time to respond. My post wasn't directed just to you. I have no problem with you defending Dhammakaya. The issue is, whether it is you or another Dhamma Wheel member, either writing in another language or reproducing material in another language and not providing a t...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117709

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Very interesting, comparing it to the Forest tradition of Ajahn Mun daily practice of meditation of 14 to 18 hours a day. Than Acharn Maha Bua says, that real meditation practice starts only after 3 hours in a stretch. Be it walking meditation or sitting meditation. He himself sat quite often 12hou...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117709

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Dear Luang Phi, I have some questions regarding Meditation and some others and I hope you could answer them. :) 1.How long do you usually sit for meditation ? 2.Does Chanting help in meditation ? 3.How long does it take to see the crystal sphere If I could only perceive darkness ? 4.What's the diff...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117709

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Ok, Halemalu, I have a specific question. Will you please describe the meditation technique advocated by this group, and why you believe it is beneficial. Alan and others, I don't know what Halemalu is answering to this, but living as a bhikkhu in Wat Phra Dhammakāya, I think I can answer this ques...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from The Netherlands
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Hello from The Netherlands

Ytrog, from what place close to Arnhem are you? I used to study in Nijmegen before I ordained.

Khemadhammo Bhikkhu.
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from The Netherlands
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Hello from The Netherlands

How was it to ordain? It seems to me like a brave thing to do. How did your family and friends react? I also seems difficult to me to arrange to leave all the things behind, both practically (do you give everything you have away or something?) and mentally. I slowly grew into it. I was a volunteer ...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from The Netherlands
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Hello from The Netherlands

Hello Hans,

Welcome to the forum! I am also from the Netherlands. Ordained as a monk in Thailand though.

Groeten in de Dhamma,

Khemadhammo Bhikkhu (Phra Sander).
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: When typing Pali...
Replies: 9
Views: 2187

Re: When typing Pali...

Dear all, There is on this website a Vietnamese program that has a language bar with the option of typing Pāli or Sanskrit. I personally use it, and I think it works quite well. You just type two a's to get an ā. Type a t with a period and it becomes a ṭ . You can try it. http://www.buddhismtoday.co...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Sat May 08, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma and epigenetics
Replies: 13
Views: 2490

Re: Karma and epigenetics

It is interesting to note that the Thai word for genetics, kammapan (กรรมพันธุ์), is sometimes also used by the Thai for the Judeo-Christian idea of original sin! Actually, from a Buddhist point of view, you could say that genetics in its basic assumptions is actually not that different from the con...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Thu May 06, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Top 5 or 10 Suttas
Replies: 13
Views: 1249

Re: Top 5 or 10 Suttas

Sadhu!
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Thu May 06, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Here is the answer why do people today do not achieve Bodhi
Replies: 95
Views: 6366

Re: Here is the answer why do people today do not achieve Bodhi

jcsuperstar wrote:seems to me that most people try harder at making the dhamma fit into their lives and into what they want it to be than they are trying to hard in meditation or making their lives fit the dhamma.
Exactly!
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Thu May 06, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Top 5 or 10 Suttas
Replies: 13
Views: 1249

Re: Top 5 or 10 Suttas

Cant wait for Bodhi's! I wasn't aware Bhikkhu Bodhi was working on a new translation of the Aṅguttara Nikāya. I do know he translated an anthology of the Aṅguttara, for which he used the translation notes of the late Ñāṇaponika Thera. Do you have any more information on that? Metta, Khemadhammo Bhi...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Thu May 06, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma and epigenetics
Replies: 13
Views: 2490

Re: Karma and epigenetics

Apart from the issue of whether modern developments like epigenetics are showing similarities with the Buddhadhamma, these developments also show that there is a lot we do not know yet. I often found that talking with people on the topic of epigenetics or other developments in science, can make peop...
by Khemadhammo Bhikkhu
Wed May 05, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Kamma_2 Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 2305

Re: Kamma_2 Questions

Even though the manifesting condions can be infinite, the underlying vipaka is the same. I think this is why kamma-vipaka is imponderable: who could possibly comprehend all the endless possible permutations of causes and conditions even a single intentional act is both parent and heir to? Except, o...