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by suriyopama
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Most want Supreme Patriarch appointment deferred
Replies: 44
Views: 3246

Re: Most want Supreme Patriarch appointment deferred

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1171057/nla-passes-bill-to-tweak-sangha-act NLA passes bill to tweak Sangha Act The National Legislative Assembly passed in three straight readings Thursday a bill to amend the 1992 Sangha Act in what is seen as a move likely to diminish the chances of Somde...
by suriyopama
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

The Sangharaja of Thailand is chosen by seniority. The current candidate, our abbot's preceptor, is simply the most senior monk on the council. Unlike many of the claims of the people here, the leading candidate for Supreme Patriarch wasnt nominated by the council because Dhammakaya used secret bra...
by suriyopama
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Why don't you ever share anything good about the Dhammakaya. Such as.... Because all cults, from Opus Dei to Scientology or Mormons, have a beautiful and benevolent side that makes them very alluring and seductive. e.g: I’VE HEARD THAT SCIENTOLOGISTS ARE DOING GOOD THINGS FOR SOCIETY. WHAT ARE SOME...
by suriyopama
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

This is true btw. i have tried commenting on Bangkok Post and the Nation. You are free to try this out and test this for yourselves on all of the news articles coming out of Juntaland regarding Dhammakaya (ehippasiko). Particularly the big ones like Bangkok Post and the Nation, whose content is fre...
by suriyopama
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

It is easy to understand why the Thai authorities are not rushing to nab the fugitive Dhammachayo. They must be very careful, because the members of the cult are eagerly trying to take a picture that may portray themselves as victims of police brutality. They want to become martyrs at the front page...
by suriyopama
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Latest Dhammakaya news: The DSI (Department of Special Investigation) suspends two officers over 40 million baht (1,130,000 $) bribe in connection with the Wat Dhammakaya embezzlement scandal of the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative. That must be petty cash for them. :rolleye: http://www.bangkokpos...
by suriyopama
Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

If Venerable Ajahn Mun knew you were using his name to slander a Buddhist movement you might get the hammer. In that case, when we quote the Tipitaka and Vinaya in order to indicate wrongdoing (eg: claim false supernatural powers,distorting the teachings or use of money and luxury properties), are ...
by suriyopama
Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Ajahn Mun and Ajahn Sao survived without all that billions of baht, luxury and glamour. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/46804116/Thammakai_o1.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/46804116/Dhammakaya_Ladybird.jpg ______________________________________ Time for some Thai humor :smile: http://2b...
by suriyopama
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

What happens now among Thai Buddhists who oppose Dhammakaya? Is there a large movement against them in Thailand? I live in a small rural village in northern thailand so my input has little meaning unless my small rural village is taken to be typical of small rural villages around thailand. No one h...
by suriyopama
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

The Dhammakaya propaganda machinery, and the persistence of Dhammakayauncovered Editorial is incredible. It is evident that the Wikipedia page of the DSI has been entirely written by them :lol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Special_Investigation Most of the links at the References lea...
by suriyopama
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

There are technical legal explanations (furthermore, his medical certificate had irregularities and it was proved by witnesses and pictures that he was not so sick as to not to move) but I’m not going to waste time elaborating it to someone that is shouting. Anyway, those technicalities on that par...
by suriyopama
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

The Dhammakaya propaganda machinery, and the persistence of Dhammakayauncovered Editorial is incredible. It is evident that the Wikipedia page of the DSI has been entirely written by them :lol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Special_Investigation Most of the links at the References lead...
by suriyopama
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

There are technical legal explanations (furthermore, his medical certificate had irregularities and it was proved by witnesses and pictures that he was not so sick as to not to move) but I’m not going to waste time elaborating it to someone that is shouting. Anyway, those technicalities on that part...
by suriyopama
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

A brief recapitulation: 1. The late Supreme Patriarch, the venerable Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, wrote a letter ordering to defrock Dhammachayo for distorting the Buddhist teachings, violating the monastic code, false supernatural claims, and breaking the law. 2. The Acting Supreme Patriarch, Somdet C...
by suriyopama
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

DSI claims they cant go to the temple because it is not proper legal procedure, thats just an excuse. Wait a minute. DSI can't go because its officers were blocked, no? And when they were allowed to enter, the abbot can't be found and nobody in the wat was helping. Are you trying to confuse us? The...
by suriyopama
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: To all NYC residents: someone needed to pickup Ajahn Punnadhammo at Newark airport on Tuesday 16 August
Replies: 2
Views: 311

To all NYC residents: someone needed to pickup Ajahn Punnadhammo at Newark airport on Tuesday 16 August

There is someone needed to pick Ajahn Punnadhammo on Tuesday 16 Augst Bhante Suddhaso To all NJ and NYC residents: If you can pick up Ajahn Punnadhammo (a visiting senior monk who will be teaching in NYC for several days) at the Newark airport on Tuesday afternoon, please let me know ASAP. Thank you...
by suriyopama
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

The mega-greedy cult has to return part of the encroached land from their World Peace Valley Meditation Centre at Khao Yai.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... -back-land
by suriyopama
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 117833

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

You say that it is false to say that thai people mostly do not meditate! How would you know? What is the basis for your statement? I live here in thailand. My wife doesn't meditate and her brother doesn't and her sister doesn't and my deceised mother in law didn't and my neighbors don't and my neig...