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by pilgrim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 19
Views: 379

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

By all means continue using Ajahn when in Thailand or if the parisa consists largely of Thai speakers. But as Buddhism continues to establish itself in the West, the Thai connection will diminish. We could use the honorific Master which is already common for spiritual figures. But this adds in anoth...
by pilgrim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 19
Views: 379

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

Greetings, another correct term such as Bhante? Bhante isn't correct either, because bhante is a first-person form of address, and to speak of Bhante Such-and-Such in the third-person is incorrect. My preference is for "Bhikkhu". Metta, Paul. :) That's true. I was thinking of situations where peopl...
by pilgrim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 19
Views: 379

Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

That question...Many western Ajahns have lived most of their monastic lives outside Thailand. If we want Buddhism to be established in the west instead of being a Thai cultural relic, should we not use the Pali equivalent Acariya or another correct term such as Bhante?
by pilgrim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeking information about Ordination Process
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Seeking information about Ordination Process

Hello Soumik. Sadhu !..
Please see this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=30&t=24510
by pilgrim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Insight as seeing
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Insight as seeing

I am not a native English speaker, but even the word "in- sight " seems to have the faculty of seeing built into it. Why the centrality of seeing (as opposite to other sense media)? is it because our deluded self is often felt to be located behind the eyes? I think it is a natural evolution of lang...
by pilgrim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873
Replies: 24
Views: 537

Re: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873

The text was the Abhidhamma. The transmission is complex, but I will ask pilgrim to comment on how it affected the Sri Lankan revival as he has read the book. Braun's condensed account: https://www.spiritrock.org/document.doc?id=5335 Certainly Ven. Nyanaponika and later western monks living in Sri ...
by pilgrim
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vipassana
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Vipassana

This book gives a historical account of the modern development of Vipassana. The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw (Buddhism and Modernity) [html]https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Insight-Meditation-Buddhism-Modernity-ebook/dp/B00GMEJ0FO[/html] "Braun focuse...
by pilgrim
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3528

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Being hit by a falling TV is due to someone else's carelessness but whether you die, suffer serious or minor injuries is due to your past kamma. There is no Group kamma. Hundreds of people can be at the wrong place when it is hit by a tsunami . But kamma determines who survives and who doesn't.
by pilgrim
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Ganha : A Nephew of Ajahn Chah ?
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Ajahn Ganha : A Nephew of Ajahn Chah ?

In Thailand it is the custom to refer to each other as uncle, grandfather, nephew, auntie, etc. Ajahn Ganha who is known for his metta practice is actually not related to Aj Chah by blood. Are these not saying about a blood relationship ?? I can't be certain but this was what was told to me by a bh...
by pilgrim
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Ganha : A Nephew of Ajahn Chah ?
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Ajahn Ganha : A Nephew of Ajahn Chah ?

In Thailand it is the custom to refer to each other as uncle, grandfather, nephew, auntie, etc. Ajahn Ganha who is known for his metta practice is actually not related to Aj Chah by blood.
by pilgrim
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1061

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

Bhikkhuni Ordination: Discouraged by : The Blessed One Buddha, The Greatest Ascetic Maha Kassapa Thero, All the Arahants of The First Council except Ananda Thero Encouraged by : Maha Pajapati Gotami Theri (before arahantship), The Greatest Scholar Ananda Thero (before arahantship) Modern Days: Disc...
by pilgrim
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Should people be exhorted/persuaded to practice the Dhamma at all?
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Should people be exhorted/persuaded to practice the Dhamma at all?

"Those for whom you have sympathy, those with whom you communicate, your friends, intimates, kinsmen and relations - all should be told about, grounded in, established in the Four Limbs of Stream-Winning. What are these four? Faith in the Buddha, faith in the Dhamma, faith in the Sangha, and virtue ...
by pilgrim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A bird chanting Buddha name ?
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: A bird chanting Buddha name ?

Parrots are well known for the ability but many other passerine birds have the ability to mimic the sounds they hear. Mynahs are another common example. Some mimic the sound of predatory birds to scare away competition.
by pilgrim
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: AN 10.177 Jāṇussoṇī Sutta. To Janussonin.(Revisited)
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: AN 10.177 Jāṇussoṇī Sutta. To Janussonin.(Revisited)

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=28761 The thread on this was locked but I have a question. "Then Janussonin the brahman went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetings & courtesies, he sat to one side. As he was sitting...
by pilgrim
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: benefits of cow urine
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: benefits of cow urine

https://ccim.med.ucla.edu/?page_id=149 I have no doubt that some of the traditional prescriptions work. As an Asian, I used them when young. But the problem with much of alternative medicine sold commercially is the lack of control over its ingredients. Few people who take these things know what th...