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by khemindas
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Buddha attained arupa-jhanas without Rupa?
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Does Buddha attained arupa-jhanas without Rupa?

From what I gathered at Biography of Buddha, he first practiced arupa-jhanas under guidance of Alara Kalama and Udaka Ramaputta, and later started self-mortification, and later he recollected his practice in childhood and attained all four rupa-jhanas and later attained Nibbana. So if Arupa-jhanas a...
by khemindas
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 987
Views: 67903

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

So, after analyzing this neo-Lankan idea, that Anicca allegedly is not impermanence, I decided, as always, to turn to the suttas. I did not find the definition of the word anicca in suttas, but I found another way to figure out what Anicca is, for this we can refer to the suttas in which the word an...
by khemindas
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca not impermanence
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Anicca not impermanence

So, after analyzing this neo-Lankan idea, that Anicca allegedly is not impermanence, I decided, as always, to turn to the suttas. I did not find the definition of the word anicca in suttas, but I found another way to figure out what Anicca is, for this we can refer to the suttas in which the word an...
by khemindas
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 2952

Re: Touching Money

Dhamma and Vinaya are different things, purpose of vinaya is only to support and help Dhamma, while vinaya by itself without Dhamma can't lead to emancipation, Dhamma without vinaya can lead to emancipation.
by khemindas
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 2952

Re: Touching Money

Also need to add, that monks who commit Nissagiya are still pure monks and object for veneration by junior monks. So if older monk use money, and junior monk don't use, junior still should venerate this senior, you can read at khandaka or at BMC part 2, list of who shouldn't be venerated, from rules...
by khemindas
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1929

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Sujato't blog is very feminist as well, most of his topic is question of how poor females suffer in the world from men demons. But strangely many people who marry, can have experience of wife demon, but he is not discussing this :)
by khemindas
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Devotion in Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Devotion in Buddhism

Moreover this sutta will looks quite unusual for many modern western Buddhists: AN 6.26 Well, for the night here quite an unusual sutta, which will confuse people, who like to perceive Buddhism as a dry psycho-practice: There Mahākaccāna addressed the mendicants: “Reverends, mendicants!” “Reverend,”...
by khemindas
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Devotion in Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Devotion in Buddhism

Usually in question of practice, especially in Theravada, Buddhism perceived as very dry practice, next quotes will give you some food for thoughts on this topic: 1)Mahānāma, when a noble disciple has reached the fruit and understood the instructions they frequently practice this kind of meditation....
by khemindas
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Modern Books about Vinaya
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Modern Books about Vinaya

I think many people are interested in books on Vinaya topic, especially monks, so nowadays very famous and popular book on this topic from Thanissaro Bhikkhu - The Buddhist monastic code https://www.dhammatalks.org/vinaya/bmc/Section0000.html But unfortunately these two volumes does not cover all qu...
by khemindas
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?
Replies: 19
Views: 1356

Re: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?

It's contradict to many vinaya rules. Because in many rules there is exception, that some rules may not be followed if there is a danger for life, even monk can wear layman cloth, if there is a danger for his life.
by khemindas
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 2952

Re: Touching Money

1) Strictness in VInaya doesn't depend on nikaya, I saw dhammayut abbot driving car to market and buying food there at Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) province. 2) Laypeople to much attached external rules, some rules for example such as wrongly built monastery or hut are heavier than handling money, bec...
by khemindas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: jhana required?
Replies: 60
Views: 9859

Re: jhana required?

MN 64 “There is a path, Ānanda, a way to the abandoning of the five lower fetters; that anyone, without relying on that path, on that way, shall know or see or abandon the five lower fetters—this is not possible. Just as when there is a great tree standing possessed of heartwood, it is not possible ...
by khemindas
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does bhikkhus community is jewel and refuge as well?
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Does bhikkhus community is jewel and refuge as well?

Paul, and this is your personal opinion as well.