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by pilgrim
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 12
Views: 97

Re: Neutering animals.

Having pets is not too different from having a mentally challenged child. If you have a mentally challenged daughter and you cannot stop her from being sexually active, would you not compel her to have some sort of birth control?
by pilgrim
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work

I have similar concerns for Nina Van Gorkom's books- she is 92. they are in print and online. And availble for free download at many websites . But most of these websites are kept by individuals ( mine for instance). The only one I know of that "looks" potentially long term is this one. see example...
by pilgrim
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work

A few years ago , I raised funding to print and distribute thousands of his book "Good Question Good Answer" in Khmer (Cambodian), Vietnamese, Chinese, Nepali, Hindi, Lao and Assamese (an indian language) . They were very popular with the public .
by pilgrim
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work

In case anyone is concerned about the authenticity of this appeal, I can vouch for it. In fact, I initiated it after speaking to Bhante and then I roped in Buddhist Channel to work on it.
by pilgrim
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work

Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's 40 years of work for future posterity! Targeted Funding Amount: US$ 4,500 (MYR 18,450) Funding Duration: 14th - 25th January, 2020 Bhante Shravasti Dhammika is a Australian born monk who has dedicated his life to teaching and studying Buddhism for the pas...
by pilgrim
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is there restriction on consumption of water for monks?
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Is there restriction on consumption of water for monks?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:16 am
Is there restriction on consumption of water for monks?
Why Buddha did not impose restriction of water consumption (drinking or usage) for monks?
No...why should water be restricted?
by pilgrim
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 66
Views: 2382

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

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by pilgrim
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 66
Views: 2382

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

pilgrim wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:53 am
From my experience, fires have a way of stopping short of Buddhist monasteries. Let's hope it happens again. :anjali:
Was I right or was I right? :jumping:
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by pilgrim
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What happends if i drink alcohol?
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: What happends if i drink alcohol?

In a number of suttas, the Buddha picks out breaking the first 4 precepts. For eg in the Kalama sutta " "And this greedy person, overcome by greed, his mind possessed by greed, kills living beings, takes what is not given, goes after another person's wife, tells lies, and induces others to do likewi...
by pilgrim
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: From Myanmar to the World - Pt 1 (Vimeo documentary)
Replies: 4
Views: 437

From Myanmar to the World - Pt 1 (Vimeo documentary)

This film of approximately 1 hour follows the 1000's of hippies who traveled the world in the early 1970's "looking for something". It is the story of those seekers that discovered India, S.N. Goenka and the priceless gift of Dhamma. It is also the story of a remarkable man who brought Vipassana med...
by pilgrim
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 26
Views: 2834

Re: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

Greetings pilgrim, I understand that Bhante is originally a vocative term, but very early on, around 100 BCE, the Theravada lineage adapted it to be used as a title as evidenced in the Milinda Panha where Nagasena is addressed as Bhante Nagasena by the king. You would need to find an example of the...
by pilgrim
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 26
Views: 2834

Re: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

Greetings, Bhante Sujato and Akaliko for eg have largely dropped their Ajahn prefix for - Bhante. :namaste: Sad, given it's grammatically incorrect and all. If they're not going to do another language properly, they may as well just do "monk" or "venerable". Metta, Paul. :) I understand that Bhante...
by pilgrim
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 26
Views: 2834

Re: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

I recognise that western Ajahns continue to call themselves this to embed themselves within the support structure largely provided by Thai immigrant populations. But I am happy to note that the next generation of western teachers do not see this as essential. Bhante Sujato and Akaliko for eg have la...