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by pilgrim
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Alms Round in the West
Replies: 24
Views: 486

Re: Monastic Alms Round in the West

This was written recently for you and others. It is about the legality of alms in the USA and probably other Western countries as well. https://subhuti.withmetta.net/2018/07/12/is-collecting-alms-pindapata-legal/ Great to see you here Bhante. I've been enjoying your writings since the early days of...
by pilgrim
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secrets about Buddhism everyone wish they'd known
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Secrets about Buddhism everyone wish they'd known

When someone tells you not to disclose who gave you this information, it is another way of saying I can't defend what I tell you so don't tell anyone it was me who told you.
by pilgrim
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Alms Round in the West
Replies: 24
Views: 486

Re: Monastic Alms Round in the West

The Thai and western monks at the Sarasota Forest Monastery in Florida have a daily alms round.
http://www.sarasotaforestmonastery.org/ ... s-round-1/
by pilgrim
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Alms Round in the West
Replies: 24
Views: 486

Re: Monastic Alms Round in the West

Bhikkhu Subhuti, an American monk has lived without money for 17 years and for the last 6 months have lived off alms in Hawaii. He writes regularly on his experiences on his blog. Here, he talks about his initial experiences in Hawaii and his pindacara experiences. "This past Tuesday, someone came u...
by pilgrim
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 31
Views: 389

Re: Touching Money

Thanks Robert. Could you cite the sutta please? and would you know the Pali word translated as money here?
by pilgrim
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 31
Views: 389

Re: Touching Money

I thought that the Buddha made the rule against touching gold and silver because that was the currency of that time. But the story of the monk requesting for the kahapana indicates that money already existed then. So why did the Buddha make that rule only against gold and silver ?
by pilgrim
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Excellent testimonial by a bhikkhuni
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Excellent testimonial by a bhikkhuni

Most articles regarding ordination are about bhikkhus. This video is an excellent testimonial by a bhikkhuni, the Ven Munissara and I thought it should be here to facilitate anyone searching for such info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk9J-wciYYI&feature=player_embedded Meta search tags: Nuns ord...
by pilgrim
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Sankhara and Avijja cease when Nama-rupa ceases?
Replies: 25
Views: 376

Re: Will Sankhara and Avijja cease when Nama-rupa ceases?

Logically, it is the other way round. When Avijja ceases, consciouness ceases. Hence nama-rupa ceases.
by pilgrim
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vedana best translated as feeling emotion or sensation ?
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Vedana best translated as feeling emotion or sensation ?

In many suttas (AN 8.83 Kim Mulaka sutta), the Buddha says Vedana-samosarana sabbe dhamma - Everything that arises in the mind is accompanied by sensation. So it doesn't matter which sense door contact arises. All contact will give rise to sensations, but some so weak that we don't notice them in ev...
by pilgrim
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Theravada in Mexico and Latin America
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Theravada in Mexico and Latin America

In Belo Horizonte, Brazil there is a well established Theravada orgn called Nalanda.

https://nalanda.org.br/
by pilgrim
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Theravada meditation making inroads into China
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Theravada meditation making inroads into China

"Since the turn of the century, various meditation practices from Theravāda traditions have also been spread to Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and then mainland China through published books, websites, and travellers.[iii] Some Buddhist monastics and lay people from China have travelled to ...
by pilgrim
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 60
Views: 1218

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

That is interesting, so if someone said: Theravadins have no ascetism, they have no jhana or liberation or path or fruition, etc. You do not think that this would beget the offense of Ariyupavadantaraya? Of course it would be. And, yes, Mahayana practitioners have insight into the Eightfold Noble P...
by pilgrim
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 60
Views: 1218

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

rightviewftw wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:31 am

What if he was criticizing all of theravadins, saying ie "theravadins [taken as a group] do not have the path, their teachings are wrong" then he would be incurring the offence in your opinion?
It is still an impersonal generalisation.
by pilgrim
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bodhisatva mahasatva knows 12 types of scriptures
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Bodhisatva mahasatva knows 12 types of scriptures

I just keep falling for click-baits.
by pilgrim
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapana & Pa Auk Monastery Technique
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Anapana & Pa Auk Monastery Technique

Bhante Subhuti of the Pa Auk tradition gives pretty detailed instructions on the breath meditation in his blog.
https://subhuti.withmetta.net/2018/06/1 ... editation/