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by pilgrim
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 165
Views: 1941

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

arising and ceasing isn't DO Exactly...ppl confuse Causation with DO. When it is the principle of Causation that is a prerequisite to accepting DO. This is made clear in the Assutava sutta. "'When this is, that is. "'From the arising of this comes the arising of that. "'When this isn't, that isn't....
by pilgrim
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 165
Views: 1941

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Buddhaghosa (Theravada) and Vasubandhu (Mahayana) both discussed a 3 life model. Either they both came up with the 3 life model on their own or extrapolated it from the teachings, thus the controversy ever since. And the Abhidhamma discusses momentary mental events in detail, which makes sense from...
by pilgrim
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 165
Views: 1941

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

For a pretty good summary of the main views on DO; pros and cons, see: http://www.leighb.com/deporg1.htm#2 I find Leigh's "Problems with the 3 Lives model" to be silly. He says : "But look what happens when you lay the "cessation chain" on top of the 3 Lives Model: With the ceasing of Ignorance in ...
by pilgrim
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Informations about Ajahn Kevali
Replies: 25
Views: 3064

Re: Informations about Ajahn Kevali

There were earlier remarks that Ajahn Kevali was reluctant to ordain new monks but it seems he was only recently authorised to do so. "Having passed the examinations required by the Mahatherasamakom, on Sunday 28th January 2018, Ajahn Kevali, abbot of Wat Nanachat, was appointed as a Preceptor (Upaj...
by pilgrim
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 165
Views: 1941

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

How are the one-life model and the moment to moment models compatible with the Maha-Nidana sutta , DN 15 which gives a definition of the links? in particular the 2 links where a new Life occurs, quoted below. Namarupa/Name and Form - 'From consciousness as a requisite condition comes name-and-form.'...
by pilgrim
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Cambodia's 10 precept nuns
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Cambodia's 10 precept nuns

This article describing the present conditions of the Daun Chi, also underlines the importance of bringing back the Bhikkhuni sangha.
http://sea-globe.com/praying-for-equali ... ale-monks/
by pilgrim
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 912

Re: What is Facebook?

Why we, as human beings, are so concerned about privacy? If our actions are praiseworthy, why do we worry if others know about us? Because there are morons who post their nudie pics and criminal activities on FB. Personally I approve of FB's use of my data. It's like having a free personal secretar...
by pilgrim
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Renunciation of family life
Replies: 8
Views: 181

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. :)
by pilgrim
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Indians converting to Buddhism as political protest
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: Indians converting to Buddhism as political protest

History clearly indicates that the fortunes of religions are closely intertwined with politics. It is quite likely that none of us would be Buddhist today if not for the political actions of Asoka. The millions of Dalit Buddhists may be neo-Buddhists today but who is to say that they would not produ...
by pilgrim
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Cambodia - a strange sangha experiment
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Cambodia - a strange sangha experiment

Taiwanese nuns in Cambodia practising a hybrid of Mahayana and Theravada. https://www.cambodiadaily.com/features/the-sisterhood-106083/ Also see this blog post. The first generation of bhikkhunis are Mahayana nuns, while the next generation have been accepted into the Theravada sangha. "The younger ...
by pilgrim
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 3
Views: 121

SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

I was reading the bios of monastics at Abhayagiri, USA and was struck by the large number of monastics there whose introduction to the Dhamma was thru Goenka retreats. I found this is also true of many western monastics who encountered the Dhamma outside SE Asia (another eg, both the founders of the...
by pilgrim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Question about Theravāda buddhism and Kundalini awakening
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Question about Theravāda buddhism and Kundalini awakening

You may find Goenka's answer to a related question useful. 1. What is the effect of Vipassana on the chakras ? Chakras are nothing but nerve centres on the spinal cord. Vipassana takes you to the stage where you can feel activity in every little atom of your body. Chakras are just a part of that. Th...
by pilgrim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 1669

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

It's very difficult to disentangle where this idea that "Ajahn Brahm claims he started Bhikkhuni ordination" comes from. I don't see AB claiming that in the interview linked in the OP. He seems to be simply responding to specific questions. :heart: Mike To be fair, he never claimed that and I am su...
by pilgrim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 1669

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

Considered - that is the word here. All this "bhikkhuni" theme is about "status", not about living a certain way of life. Mae chis, Thilashin, Siladharas - they all live like true renunciates and have all conditions to do so. However, those, who want "status" won't join them, ofc... This is called ...
by pilgrim
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 1669

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

How does it undermine the arguments against the validity of bhikkuni ordinations? OK, I take that back as it wasn't worded correctly. What I meant was that the WPN sangha refused to recognise the validity of the Perth bhikkhuni ordinations for whatever reason. But it cannot be on the validity of th...
by pilgrim
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 1669

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

Monks who don't have agreement about Dhamma and/or Vinaya can't hold Uposatha together, not to speak about holding such important ceremonies as ordaining. That would be a problem for the Mahayana nuns which Ajahn Sumedho helped to ordain in Hsuan Hua's monastery. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.p...
by pilgrim
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 1669

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

Yes, but they are not theravadin nuns. Their Dhamma is totally different and they all have wrong views. Ordination lineage is not dependent on views of beliefs . Depending who is the arbitrator of Right Views, that would either disqualify some , most or all Theravada monks except for arahants. Woul...
by pilgrim
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 1669

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

We don't change it but when laid out it is clear there are several interpretive options. But we choose the most negative and conservative option so that we shoot ourselves in the foot. Thankfully, there are those who are strong enough to follow thru with options that are more in line with the Buddha...
by pilgrim
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 1669

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

Zom wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:17 pm
The Buddha allowed for bhikkhunīs to be ordained by bhikkhus.
With the presense of 4 another legitimate bhikkhunis, yes. Unfortunately, there are none today.
Buddhists using the tenets of their religion against their own interests. Sometimes, we are indeed our own worst enemy.
by pilgrim
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 1669

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

He was expelled from the Ajahn Chah lineage; i.e., he chose to leave the Ajahn Chah lineage. Ajahn Chah never professed support for female ordination. He is no longer in the loosely defined Ajahn Chah club but you can't really expel someone from a lineage as it is a historical fact but :focus: Aj B...