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by khemindas
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 2111

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: 2111

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: 1574

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: 131

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: 131

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: 353

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: 916

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: 2111

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: 8542

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: 161

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

Paul, and this is your personal opinion as well.
by khemindas
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does bhikkhus community is jewel and refuge as well?
Replies: 6
Views: 161

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

Paul, can you refer to certain sutta? Dictionary may contain just personal opinion.
by khemindas
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does bhikkhus community is jewel and refuge as well?
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Does bhikkhus community is jewel and refuge as well?

It's very interesting topic, very strange that, I didn't found any discussion here on this question. So usually from Dhajjaga Sutta and some other suttas we can conclude that when we accept refuge in Sangha, it means only Aryasangha. But we can also see in end of many suttas for example MN 58, and a...
by khemindas
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Taoism
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: Taoism

Taoism praise infant or baby as highest ideal, while Buddha explained why it is wrong. For example in Tao te ching: " But I alone remain quiet and calm like an infant who is pure and innocent." Being a valley of the world and not depart from the true nature, once can return to original pureness like...
by khemindas
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3219

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

From my experience surely Asians have less cockroaches in mind, they perceive everything in more simple way, for example approach of sanuk and sabai in Thailand. As for some western ideas, they might sometimes create more stress for people as example this video
by khemindas
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3219

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Ok for example when I read Stephen Bachelor - Confession of Buddhist atheist, it was so confusing to me, it seems western people have so many cockroaches in mind and so many worries without real reasons.