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by thomaslaw
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Garlic and onions
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Garlic and onions

Check this https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32681&p=485367 Thanks for the information. Theravada monks are not allowed to eat garlic by itself, but allowed to eat onions. Do you know why they are in particular not allowed to eat garlic by itself (unless one is ill, or garlic mixed with ...
by thomaslaw
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school

"One of the Vibhajyavada schools became the Tamrashatiya, which early established itself on Sri Lanka." I think it would be more accurate to say: "The branch of the Vibhajyavāda school in Sri Lanka came to be referred to by Buddhist writers in India (well, two of them at least) as the 'Tāmraśāṭīya'...
by thomaslaw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Garlic and onions
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Garlic and onions

Are Theravada monks allowed to eat garlic and onions?
by thomaslaw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Buddhism die?
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Will Buddhism die?

One of the Buddha's teachings, mindfulness, is currently being used for mental health.
by thomaslaw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school

According to The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism (by Choong Mun-keat), pp. 3-5, it also considers Theravada school comes from the Tamrashatiya school: "One of the Vibhajyavada schools became the Tamrashatiya, which early established itself on Sri Lanka. Although it calls itself Theravada (Sk...
by thomaslaw
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Simple Pali chants and where to learn them?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Simple Pali chants and where to learn them?

How about chanting this: anicca dukkha anatta.
by thomaslaw
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sakkāya-diṭṭhi
Replies: 27
Views: 946

Re: sakkāya-diṭṭhi

In my opinion, sakkāya-diṭṭhi means the view that body exists independently and inherently (= 'really') -- which is an exact opposite of the view that the body dependently appears to arise, is empty, fabricated and imputed due to ignorance. This view that the body exists independently and inherentl...
by thomaslaw
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sakkāya-diṭṭhi
Replies: 27
Views: 946

Re: sakkāya-diṭṭhi

Sakkāya is also translated as 'the personality' based on SN 22.103, 105 (see Choong Mun-keat, The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism, p. 39).
by thomaslaw
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Asalha Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Asalha Puja

According to SN 6.1 (in Brahma Samyutta of SN), it shows that just after the Buddha becomes fully enlightened, he considers whether it would be better for him not to teach others the Dhamma he has discovered. He regards the Dhamma he has discovered as profound, hard to see and understand for those w...
by thomaslaw
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: shrine
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: shrine

by thomaslaw
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does becoming enlightened change a personality entirely?
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Does becoming enlightened change a personality entirely?

According to the Dhatu Samyutta of SN/SA (such as SN14.15 = SA 447), the highly respected monks (such as Sariputta, Moggallana, Kassapa, Ananda etc.) have personal characteristic/nature (dhatu). The term dhatu is applied to teachings concerned with how beings of various ethical or moral characterist...
by thomaslaw
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist
Replies: 72
Views: 1371

Re: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist

Many thanks for all your responses to my question. Having read through the postings, I may conclude that no ritual in the Theravada tradition and its communities is traditionally and formally required to become a Buddhist. This is different from the Chinese Buddhism, which they formally have a ritua...
by thomaslaw
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist
Replies: 72
Views: 1371

Ritual for becoming a Buddhist

Dear Dhamma friends,

For a person to become a Buddhist in the Theravada tradition, does any ritual have to perform?

Regards,
Thomas
by thomaslaw
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sakkāya-diṭṭhi
Replies: 27
Views: 946

Re: sakkāya-diṭṭhi

It seems better to see why the term personality 'sakkāya' is being used with the notion of craving 'tanha', delight and desire 'nandi-raga', leading to dukkha (e.g. SN 22.103, 105).
by thomaslaw
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sakkāya-diṭṭhi
Replies: 27
Views: 946

Re: sakkāya-diṭṭhi

sakkāya means 'personality', according to Choong Mun-keat, The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism, pp. 39-40. So, sakkāya-diṭṭhi is personality-view. It is linked to the attachment, craving to self (atta) or of anything belonging to self with each of the five aggregates.