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by Nicolas
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1673

Re: Slandering buddha

It might be helpful to have a pinned post edited by a group (moderators/admins/top-contributors?) which would describe the orthodox Theravada view regarding a bunch of points: kamma, rebirth, vegetarianism, etc. An FAQ of sorts. Just to clarify what the orthodox view is, so personal opinions can cle...
by Nicolas
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1673

Re: Slandering buddha

[...] Also worth considering: As you train in harmony, appreciating each other, without quarreling, one of the mendicants might commit an offence or transgression. In such a case, you should not be in a hurry to accuse them. The individual should be examined like this: ‘[...] I can draw them away f...
by Nicolas
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Racism in Theravada?
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Racism in Theravada?

Another sutta reference: Animals are divided by nature, for their species differ, one from another. [...] While these species have many distinguishing marks made by nature, human beings don’t have many distinguishing marks made by nature: [...] Their distinguishing mark is not made by nature as it i...
by Nicolas
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Racism in Theravada?
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Racism in Theravada?

Here are some sutta references: Not by birth is one an outcaste, not by birth a brahman. By action one is an outcaste. By action is one a brahman. Not by matted hair, nor by lineage, nor by birth does one become a holy man. But he in whom truth and righteousness exist — he is pure, he is a holy man....
by Nicolas
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Experience with Sayadaw U Tejaniya at Shwe Oo Min?
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Experience with Sayadaw U Tejaniya at Shwe Oo Min?

I believe that Ven. Kumara is a student of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, you could try to PM him, he was active on the forum yesterday.
by Nicolas
Fri May 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 2039

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Grigoris wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 12:25 pm
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by Nicolas
Wed May 09, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Mr Man wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 5:30 pm
[...]
Ah, oops, I hadn't registered your first post. Thanks for the correction.
by Nicolas
Wed May 09, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Stiphan wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:17 pm
Especially, I would like to know the name of the monk at the rightmost of the picture.
It looks like Ajahn Amaro.
by Nicolas
Tue May 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: mail dhammapadas to prisoners or prison libraries
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: mail dhammapadas to prisoners or prison libraries

dylanj wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:47 am
where
Here, you can find the Ven. Buddharkkhita's translation of the Dhammapada in a printable PDF format.
The booklet format is only 22 pages to print.
Once printed, all you need to do is to carefully staple it twice to bind it.
by Nicolas
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New Suttta Central Site is Live
Replies: 33
Views: 1341

Re: New Suttta Central Site is Live

Sam Vara wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:01 pm
Mike, how do you get to the parallel translations?
Sam, when you're viewing a sutta, click the settings button (cog icon), then the "View original text with translation" heading will include these options: Side by side, line by line, or pop-up.
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2971

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

Think about people who live from agriculture, and who need to kill a lot of animals if they wish to grow some crops. For example: Here in Europe (and elsewhere in the world too), there is an invasion of the red/brown slug. These slugs eat young plants, to the ground. If you don't kill the slugs, yo...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2971

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

We're not talking just about killing people, or at least so far this hasn't been specified. There's also the issue of killing animals in self-defense. Case in point: Our cats are terrorized by the neighbor's tomcat, who is bigger and stronger than they are. What am I supposed to do? Let him terrori...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2971

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

It does matter, because it indicates a person's motivation for doing a particular action. For example, an adult man can do things because his parents and teachers taught him to be a "good boy", and so he might seem like he's emulating an arahant, when in actuality, he's just a man-child still actin...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2971

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

binocular wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:40 pm
I wouldn't call keeping the five precepts an act of "emulating an arahant" and it makes no sense to me to conceive of things this way.
It doesn't matter what one calls it, as long as the intentional action (or inaction) is the same.