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by pilgrim
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Different editions of the Pali Canon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Re: Different editions of the Pali Canon?

A significant difference among the editions of the Tipitaka is that the Burmese edition has canonised 3 additional books in the Khuddaka Nikaya - the Milindapanha, Nettippakarana and Petakopadesa.
by pilgrim
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My first jhana
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: My first jhana

Are you Peijing PJ Teh who answered the question on Quora or is this a copy and paste?
https://www.quora.com/Have-you-achieved ... ssions-etc
by pilgrim
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can I offer leftover food to a monk?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Can I offer leftover food to a monk?

Yes you can, and you'll receive the corresponding merits of that act which will be a sad waste of opportunity. "I tell you, Vaccha, even if a person throws the rinsings of a bowl or a cup into a village pool or pond, thinking, 'May whatever animals live here feed on this,' that would be a source of ...
by pilgrim
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Aung San Suu Kyi - a deeper perspective
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Aung San Suu Kyi - a deeper perspective

"This David-Goliath face-off is how moral courage is defined and moral authority derived. In this universe, morality is a weapon, a stone to bash someone’s head in. But Suu Kyi has never subscribed to this philosophy. In her moral universe, courage is the freedom from fear, which she defines as the ...
by pilgrim
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?
Replies: 20
Views: 787

Re: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?

There are a number of suttas where the Buddha criticises killing, stealing, lying and sexual misconduct for they lead to rebirth in the lower worlds. For eg. Sigalovada sutta "The destruction of life, householder, is a vice and so are stealing, sexual misconduct, and lying." Sankha sutta "He, in var...
by pilgrim
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Can someone help me quit smoking ?
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Can someone help me quit smoking ?

"After my first vipassana, I quit smoking. After my second, I quit booze. After my third, I made peace with my dad. I didn't have to work at these things, the desire to smoke and drink just went away, along with the desire to stay pissed at pops." https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywk3mw/im-addicte...
by pilgrim
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A young monks ' experience
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: A young monks ' experience

Although his parentage is not a secret, Malaysians try to avoid discussing it in public because of security concerns. I believe he is currently the abbot of a very remote monastery in Kanchanaburi.
by pilgrim
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 28
Views: 1366

Re: Ajahn Brahm

In SE Asia and Sri Lanka, I think he is probably the most popular english speaking monk. His talks here draws audiences in the hundreds. When traveling, he packs his schedule with teachings sometimes up to 2 or 3 in a day. His youtube channel probably makes him the Theravadin monk with the greatest ...
by pilgrim
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: any monk in goenka style vipassana
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Re: any monk in goenka style vipassana

And in Rajashtan there is also an Aranya where monks who practise in the tradition reside.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/604157266418439/
by pilgrim
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 31
Views: 3368

Re: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination

Just as an option, you may be interested to know there are some lesser known monasteries which practise in the Goenka tradition. This one is in Sri Lanka
https://sites.google.com/site/kahagollamonastery/
by pilgrim
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravadin Resource guide
Replies: 77
Views: 53448

Re: Theravadin Resource guide

This could possibly be the largest online collection of free Theravada books - 933 books as at 12 Nov 2018
http://scriptoq.com/page/resources/book ... /theravada
by pilgrim
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is special about ordination?
Replies: 32
Views: 2506

Re: What is special about ordination?

It's incredibly powerful, Living with a whole monastery full of monks all doing the same thing Imagine you are living in a Dhammayutta monastery! I think you'll find good monasteries in all Nikayas. It is better to identify good practicing monasteries or good teachers than simply to go with a Nikaya.
by pilgrim
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Renunciation of family life
Replies: 11
Views: 1948

Re: Renunciation of family life

Off the top of my head, there's Bhikkhu Cintita. There was also a US mother and son who both ordained ( not sure if both are still in robes though). I remember coming across others but the memory didn't stick. :) I believe you’re thinking of Ayya Santussika out of Karuna Buddhist Vihara in Californ...
by pilgrim
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Buddhism under persecution
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Buddhism under persecution

I'm not sure if it can be considered as persecution but Buddhism is suppressed or manipulated in all Communist countries. In Korea, it is often attacked by fundamentalist Christians. It Bangladesh and NE India, it is victimised by Muslims, often with the backing of the government. Buddhism is not al...
by pilgrim
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Physical posture during seated meditation
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: Physical posture during seated meditation

There are many ways of sitting cross legged - full lotus , half lotus, Burmese style (where the legs don't overlap), or even both legs to one side. In any of the ways one sits on the floor, it is important that the knees are no higher than the hips. Use a pillow under the butt if you have to. If you...