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by JamesTheGiant
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Wat Chaimongkol? Gyuto? Theravada?
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Wat Chaimongkol? Gyuto? Theravada?

The Wat is named after a famous one in Bangkok, and is almost certainly Thai and Theravada. The Gyuto Foundation is Tibetan, and has classes and courses and is probably better for a westerner new to buddhism. Thai Wats tend to be more directed towards serving the Thai immigrant community, instead of...
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

Digity wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:06 am
Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
You can start reading it, but I can guarantee you won't get to the end of it!
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 6541

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

I recall he lost his status in Thailand only, and that is the reason he won't come there anymore. I don't remember the source which stated that, though. Sorry to correct you, but Ajahn Brahm goes to Thailand several times a year. He teaches a yearly retreat to laypeople in Phuket, and he also visit...
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: mettā in commentarial tradition (refutation)
Replies: 68
Views: 5165

Re: mettā in commentarial tradition (refutation)

I was also of the understanding that doing metta for yourself was just to get the ball rolling. Before moving on to the main event.
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 6541

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

Incidentally, Ajahn Passano also participated in the 2010 Theravada bhikkhuni ordination in California, but because the women are not in the Thai Forest tradition, nobody objects to their ordination. Kind of undermines all these arguments against the validity of bhikkhuni ordinations . :rolleye: Bi...
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 6541

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

with Chao Khun status given to him by the King, and is an Upachaya I've heard (read somewhere back in 2009) he was forbidden to ordain monks and lost this his status. No. I remember at the time, there was a Thai monk quoted in the Bangkok Post newspaper saying that, but he was just talking angry no...
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do I deal with samvega while being a householder?
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: How do I deal with samvega while being a householder?

I need a plan of action. ●Start with following the 5 precepts. ●Once every few weeks follow the 8 precepts for a day. ●Start meditating a little every day. Start small! 10 mins to begin with. ●Start reading buddhist books, or listening to dhamma talks once a week. ●Once a year, make time for a retr...
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 6541

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

Sorry, this is off topic... Also, I think Ajahn Brahms was "excommunicated" by some sort of official Thai central Buddhist authority, not the Ajahn Chah lineage per se . I can clarify that. At a meeting of Ajahn Chah branch monastery Ajahns from around Thailand and the world, they argued and discuss...
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: graphic content
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: graphic content

For a young tender infant lying prone does not even have the notion ‘identity,’ so how could identity view arise in him? Yet the underlying tendency to identity view lies within him. In other words, without identity view, the new born... Wow, I never read that before.! That's so interesting. Thanks...
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 6541

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

The Buddha allowed for bhikkhunīs to be ordained by bhikkhus. With the presense of 4 another legitimate bhikkhunis, yes. Unfortunately, there are none today. In China, Bhikkhunis never died out. The lineage continued uninterrupted. That's the lineage they trace the ordinations back through, I under...
by JamesTheGiant
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Imagination vs Reality
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Imagination vs Reality

Buddhism has a similar thing, although not the same... Have a read about The Dart. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn36/sn36.006.nypo.html Explained pretty well here The First And Second Darts of Suffering by VLAD DOLEZAL. In Buddhism, they talk about two “darts” of suffering. The first ...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Longest that you have meditated?
Replies: 16
Views: 1330

Re: Longest that you have meditated?

How long daily? How many consecutive days? If you know of someone who has done for really long while .. 3 hours daily and 100 consecutive days please share their story. :namaste: I lived with a monk who does at least 6 hours per day, for the past 5 years. Thats eleven thousand hours. He tries for 8...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.
Replies: 70
Views: 6541

Re: Bhikkhunis is not Aj Brahm's project.

He is famous for doing it because it was done in the Ajahn Chah lineage, which is the only lineage of Theravada that English-speaking-people care about. Sure it was done before in other places, but no white people cared about it because it was a bunch of Thai women or Sri Lankan women getting ordain...
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Total number of suttas in the Pali Canon
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Total number of suttas in the Pali Canon

And add in the many many elisions, and it's well over 50 pages.
*Does victory dance at his tiny victory!* :woohoo:
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Total number of suttas in the Pali Canon
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Total number of suttas in the Pali Canon

kalyanamitta wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:02 am
Does anyone have a tally of the total number of suttas in the Pali Canon? How about in the first four Nikayas? Thank you.
Keep in mind some of the suttas are 50 pages long[EDIT: WRONG! Thanks to Dylanj for correcting me.] and some are just two lines long, or one sentance.