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by pilgrim
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 845

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

The Chinese (outside mainland China), the Japanese and Western Tibetan Buddhists are the most prolific producers of mumbo jumbo Buddhism. Even the older Mahayana Buddhists disavow them. True Buddha School. Guan Yin Citta, Supreme Master Ching Hai, Dorje Chang Buddha, Bodhi Meditation, Falun Gong, Yi...
by pilgrim
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 49
Views: 1207

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

Bushfires hit Wat Buddha Dhamma, one of Australia’s oldest Buddhist monasteries by Rod Meade Sperry| December 4, 2019 Wat Buddha Dhamma, one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Australia, has experienced damage caused by the “Three Mile Fire,” a New South Wales bushfire which is one of “137 burnin...
by pilgrim
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 49
Views: 1207

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:
I understand that the danger has passed and the main buildings are undamaged. :anjali: :anjali: :anjali:
by pilgrim
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: The thing about Mahayana

What is Mahayana? Any Buddhist sect that is not Theravada and does not have a distinct Tibetan flavour is considered Mahayana. It encompasses a range of new and strange sects from Nichiren to Guan Yin Citta to Happy Science. Their links to the Dhamma the Buddha taught is tenuous at best.
by pilgrim
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 49
Views: 1207

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

From my experience, fires have a way of stopping short of Buddhist monasteries. Let's hope it happens again. :anjali:
by pilgrim
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?

Whether past bad kamma is totally extinguished or rendered powerless to lead to lower realms, it does not matter. Just a speculative point on our part. Just wondering if the Abhidhamma has anything to say about this.
by pilgrim
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?

the bad sankharas are now suppressed The sankharas leading to birth in the lower fields have been liberated, they have come to the surface and dissolved. Insight gives wisdom to stop producing any new sankharas of this nature. At this point the individual is ripe to attain stream entry. I would not...
by pilgrim
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?

This is my understanding from Goenka;s retreat but fleshed out further with some contemplation. With reference to the Paticca Samuppada, Ignorance conditions sankharas which conditions Vinnana (Rebirth-linking consciousness). With the attainment of Streamwinner, the new sankharas created now lack th...
by pilgrim
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal

The intention is to locate the monastery in Lumbini or near it. Oh dear, the least attractive part of Nepal. Oh well, there's Buddhist pilgrims there I guess. And the birthplace. That's what I thought too. The place will be swamped with tourists and not all would be Buddhists. Hopefully it'll be fa...
by pilgrim
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:04 pm
That sounds great. There are so many semi-abandoned monasteries in Nepal, but not many in forest areas. Mostly on mountain tops and remote hillsides.
I wonder if they'll start building or use an existing place.
The intention is to locate the monastery in Lumbini or near it.
by pilgrim
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita
Replies: 40
Views: 2421

Re: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita

This is sad news, although I didn't know Bhikkhu Samahita, I feel bad for anyone who is suffering like this. May he be at peace. May he be free of suffering. May he see the light of Buddha, wisdom and compassion. Namo Amitabha. Some info is missing from this thread. Appears Bhante Samahita passed a...
by pilgrim
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal

During a visit by Ajahn Rocano to his original country of birth (Nepal) in 2018, a community of local lay supporters who knew of Ajahn Rocano and wished to sincerely practice Buddhism in a suitable forest location in Nepal, requested if Ajahn would be willing to establish a monastery of Ajahn Chah l...
by pilgrim
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is Brtish Library keeping the secrets of original Tipitaka?
Replies: 20
Views: 1580

Re: Is Brtish Library keeping the secrets of original Tipitaka?

And the Vatican has locked away secret documents that prove Jesus was born in India . :tongue:
by pilgrim
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are five indriya and five bala different ?
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Are five indriya and five bala different ?

For putthujanas they are called 5 indriyas. When one is an arahant, they become the 5 balas. But they comprise the same 5 qualities
by pilgrim
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.
Replies: 63
Views: 2417

Re: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.

The DL is a monk in the Vajrayana tradition. This school generally has a different relationship to the Vinaya compared to the Theravada school. In Japanese Mahayana, the position of Vinaya is even more radical. Some schools regard it as optional for monks or practise it part time. So it is generally...