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by Dhammanucara
Thu May 10, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anyone who knows about this Ajahn?
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Anyone who knows about this Ajahn?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but does anyone here know Ajahn Jarun Thitadhammo from Wat Ampawan, Singhburi, Thailand? I tend to consider him as one of the greatest teachers that I ever encounter because it is through him that I grow to appreciate the Dhamma. However, over these fe...
by Dhammanucara
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can one control one's own progress toward enlightenment?
Replies: 39
Views: 1991

Re: Can one control one's own progress toward enlightenment?

Sorry for the confusion due to my own language insufficiency, allow me to rephrase it then: The question: is there a notion in Theravada where a cultivator, perhaps after reaching certain progress in in his/her cultivation, knows where he/she is along the Path toward enlightenment, and therefore fro...
by Dhammanucara
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can one control one's own progress toward enlightenment?
Replies: 39
Views: 1991

Re: Can one control one's own progress toward enlightenment?

alan wrote:Was that a question?
Yup. Sorry if it appears confusing to you
by Dhammanucara
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can one control one's own progress toward enlightenment?
Replies: 39
Views: 1991

Re: Can one control one's own progress toward enlightenment?

about 'postponing' awakening: Thinking from a Theravadin perspective, I wouldn't go so far as to suggest whether that notion exists within the Theravadin school. Perhaps, the closest I would go to is whether within Theravada, is there a notion where a cultivator could "deliberately" direct his/her e...
by Dhammanucara
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can one control one's own progress toward enlightenment?
Replies: 39
Views: 1991

Re: Can one control one's own progress toward enlightenment?

This question just intends to explore the scriptural variances between Buddhist traditions ... For what purpose? Literary science? Kind regards Yup, it's part of my research on Buddhist Scriptural course that I took within the Humanities/Literary field. Actually, this issue is just my initial formu...
by Dhammanucara
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can one control one's own progress toward enlightenment?
Replies: 39
Views: 1991

Can one control one's own progress toward enlightenment?

With reference to the Vimalakirti Sutra as well some other Mahayana sutras which mention about the Bodhisattva's Ten Grounds of Enlightenment, I learn that a person entering into the bodhisattva path, after reaching a certain stage (i cant remember which of the ten), s/he can actually direct his/her...
by Dhammanucara
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kathina
Replies: 15
Views: 2202

Re: Kathina

Hi Dhammanucara, I guess you are in a similar community to our Thai Wat here. I think in our case there is usually one Royal Kathina robe (from the Thai monarchy) given to one particular monk. There were other robes being given as well, and robes are often part of other ceremonies but my impression...
by Dhammanucara
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kathina
Replies: 15
Views: 2202

Re: Kathina

Zom wrote:By the way, when does Rain Season end?
What date?

I'm not sure, but I guess that every community of monks had somewhat similar or close dates to the end of Vassa (Rain Season) and it should be around this time, end of October till mid-November.

With metta,
Dhammanucara :namaste:
by Dhammanucara
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kathina
Replies: 15
Views: 2202

Re: Kathina

Perhaps it is better for me to clarify because I just realized that I used the wrong words. What I had in mind is "community of monks"/Sangha rather than the worthy monk. Hence, to rephrase the dilemma above which was brought to my attention by our weekly Dhamma meeting here: some people could not a...
by Dhammanucara
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kathina
Replies: 15
Views: 2202

Kathina

At this time around the year, Kathina ceremony would commonly be held in most Theravadin temples all over the world. While the reason to honor this festival is very clearly stated, that, it is to make offering for the monks who have cultivated earnestly throughout the 3 months of Vassa (some of whic...
by Dhammanucara
Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Does anyone has the chanting text for this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3542

Re: Does anyone has the chanting text for this?

Thank you Bhante Gavesako!
:bow: :bow: :bow:

With metta,
Dhammanucara :namaste:
by Dhammanucara
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Does anyone has the chanting text for this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3542

Re: Does anyone has the chanting text for this?

I managed to transcribe the text to Romanized Thai, thanks to Bhante Gavesako's help. Also, luckily I manage to save the link that you posted before the video was removed by the user on youtube. However, the text that I managed to transcribe seems incomplete as there is still some chanting at the en...
by Dhammanucara
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Some Dhamma questions after reading this book
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Some Dhamma questions after reading this book

I borrowed this book entitled "Faith and Devotion in Theravada Buddhism" by Professor Dr V.V.S. Saibaba from a university library and after reading it, several questions popped up in my mind. A brief overview about the book, it tells about how Theravadans view the concepts of deva, God-creator, fait...
by Dhammanucara
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhamma propagation - most effective form?
Replies: 57
Views: 16706

Re: Dhamma propagation

As to having a TV channel to speak about Buddhism, we already have it in Taiwan: the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Relief Foundation founded by Master Cheng Yen. This foundation has a TV channel that broadcasts over Taiwan as well as over the world, whoever subscribes it from the website. It starts off with havi...
by Dhammanucara
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We don't want to renounce. We want to have fun.
Replies: 83
Views: 8983

Re: We don't want to renounce. We want to have fun.

I just stumbled upon this post and found it correlated with my thought some time ago. When I adopted the Theravadan path, many of my friends actually asked me: are you going to be a monk? are you not going to have a family? In that case, how do you even need to study and work now? (at that time I wa...
by Dhammanucara
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Your favorite historical teachers
Replies: 30
Views: 8396

Re: Your favorite historical teachers

My favorite (and perhaps most inspiring) historical teacher, the Buddha aside, is Theri Patacara. To be honest, each time when I'm faced with difficulties and lean back on my old habits of swelling up in depression and frustration, Theri Patacara always came to my mind. I always compare my situation...
by Dhammanucara
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Guanyin
Replies: 23
Views: 3437

Re: Guanyin

Although now I'm a Theravadan, I owed a lot to Guanyin whom I regarded to be almost like my mother in my quest of discovering Buddhism. He/she is the first 'being' that I meet, or otherwise maybe today I'm not a Buddhist at all. I started getting interested in Buddhism after I read about Guanyin and...
by Dhammanucara
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Your favourite contemporary teachers
Replies: 89
Views: 23955

Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

1. Ven Phra Khru Jaran Thitadhammo: his most practical teachings of the vipassana meditation and the Buddha's teachings turned me into a Buddhist. Thank you for teaching me to solve my daily life problems using the Buddha's teachings! 2. Ven Sayadaw U Thuzana, a disciple of Ven Sayadaw U Pandita who...
by Dhammanucara
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana Sutta clarification
Replies: 23
Views: 3196

Satipatthana Sutta clarification

There is one part in this particular sutta that says: "In this way he remains focused internally on the body in & of itself, or externally on the body in & of itself, or both internally & externally on the body in & of itself." (Quoted from Ajahn Thanissaro's translation: http://www.accesstoinsight....
by Dhammanucara
Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Does anyone has the chanting text for this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3542

Re: Does anyone has the chanting text for this?

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