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by khemindas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3109

Re: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015

Just a note that Batchelor is not and does not claim to be a scholar. He has had formal and intensive training in the Tibetan monastic system, Korean Zen, and Goenka. He is a serious practitioner whether one agrees with him or not. It seems that now it is very popular to think, that if someone is s...
by khemindas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3109

Re: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015

During my reading a book "Broken Buddha" I lost all respect for the author on a certain fragment, namely the following: "My conversion to Buddhism was quite quick and natural.I did not need to be persuaded by philosophical arguments or religious polemics." Geshe Dargier radiated kindness, which was ...
by khemindas
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Good quote from the book "Great disciples of the Buddha"
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Good quote from the book "Great disciples of the Buddha"

Good quote from the book "Great disciples of the Buddha": "When the king received this report he went to her, greeted her with respect, and questioned her about the after-death condition of a Tathāgata, a liberated sage: “Does a Tathāgata—a Perfect One—exist after death?” “The Exalted One has not de...
by khemindas
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How do monks deal with their robes in the winter?
Replies: 27
Views: 7633

Re: How do monks deal with their robes in the winter?

I want to see how the Sangha will stay in next environment
by khemindas
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Is there are really complete chanting book in english?
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Is there are really complete chanting book in english?

While I searched a lot in internet, I can't find really complete chanting book, where everything, including all parittas, offerings, evening and morning chants, reflections, blessings, requests e.t.c and complete patimokkha text together, what I mean is same as standart Thai monpitee (มนต์พิธี) with...
by khemindas
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dhammakaya heresy now in Myanmar!
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Dhammakaya heresy now in Myanmar!

Very sad now they spreading their atta heresy in Myanmar also, they made big offering ceremony. To get sympathy from Myanmar.
by khemindas
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Re: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata

Here an interesting discovering: Here is a curious information, it appears in the Sutta-nipata mentions yogic practice, used in both Hindu and Taoist yoga, namely, pressing the tongue to the roof in mouth: "Further than this, wisdom still I teach: Be like a razor’s edge, tongue-tip upon the palate,...
by khemindas
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Re: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata

Here an interesting discovering: Here is a curious information, it appears in the Sutta-nipata mentions yogic practice, used in both Hindu and Taoist yoga, namely, pressing the tongue to the roof in mouth: "Further than this, wisdom still I teach: Be like a razor’s edge, tongue-tip upon the palate,...
by khemindas
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Re: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata

If you learn yoga, than you will understand, that this practice is directly connected with yoga. You can read more information in next arcticle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khecar%C4%AB_mudr%C4%81 I doubt it has anything to do with the khecarī mudrā. The Pali says: "jivhāya tāluṃ āhacca". That is,...
by khemindas
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Re: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata

It's nothing to do with yoga, it's one of five methods of removing distracting thoughts described in MN 20: "If evil, unskillful thoughts continue to arise in a bhikkhu in spite of his reflection on the removal of a source of unskillful thoughts, he should with clenched teeth and the tongue pressin...
by khemindas
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata

Here an interesting discovering: Here is a curious information, it appears in the Sutta-nipata mentions yogic practice, used in both Hindu and Taoist yoga, namely, pressing the tongue to the roof in mouth: "Further than this, wisdom still I teach: Be like a razor’s edge, tongue-tip upon the palate, ...
by khemindas
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Laos?
Replies: 9
Views: 1868

Re: Ordination in Laos?

So many criticism of Laos, and of course mainly from Thai position. As for me Lao monastics is quite good, they mostly learn Dhamma and Meditation from Myanmar and other Theravada contries. Communist is not demons, no need to demonize communists to much, they are the same people who wants good for t...
by khemindas
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Any monk from Laos?
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Any monk from Laos?

Hello is there any foreign monk who lived in Laos? How about visa there, how much it cost and for how long? How to make? Where did you lived?
by khemindas
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika

6) They are follow double standarts, while Mahanikaya everywhere allow them stay in monasteries, they in opposite not. Once I asked to stay in Dhammayut monastery at Bangkok, and abbot refuse me to stay, he say he can't allow because I'm not Dhammayut nikaya, such a hypocrisy, from their side, I thi...
by khemindas
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha teach tolerance and missionary proselytism?
Replies: 22
Views: 934

Did Buddha teach tolerance and missionary proselytism?

In modern understanding of this term no. He never said, that all religions are good, and teach good. On the contrary he criticized contemporary religions and their teachings namely Jainism, and it's founder Nigantha Nataputa (also know as Jaina Mahavira), Ajivika and its founder (Makhali Gosala) and...