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by suanck
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ordination: Bhikkhu & Bodhisattva?
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Ordination: Bhikkhu & Bodhisattva?

Hi all, While reading discussion on ordination (or cross-ordination) of monks/nuns from different Vinayas, I have this question: - As I know, a monk/nun in East Asia (China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan) after being ordained within the Dharmagupta Vinaya, s/he also receives/observes the Bodhisattva precept...
by suanck
Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The process of canonization
Replies: 4
Views: 2043

Re: The process of canonization

B.C. Law, in the article "Chronology of the Pali Canon", suggested the development of the Pali Tipitaka in stages as following: (1) The simple statements of Buddhist doctrines now found, in identical words, in paragraphs or verses recurring in all the books. (2) Episodes found, in identical works, i...
by suanck
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Vinaya Pitaka
Replies: 21
Views: 6490

Re: Vinaya Pitaka

If I haven't remembered wrong the bhikkhu was complaining that the Patimokkha now had 150 rules.. Interesting since now it contains 227.. Does anyone know where this passage is from? Hej Chula, it's from AN 3:83. Bhikkhu Bodhi's note on the 150-rules-passage: "This is said with reference to the Pat...
by suanck
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Flowering of Theravadin Women
Replies: 4
Views: 1418

A Flowering of Theravadin Women

From: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=153235999615&topic=12199 Brenda wrote: Yesterday morning I received most joyful news of 3 more women receiving the Samaneri Pabbaja into the Theravada monastic noviciate. Former thilashin nun Therese Duchesne has gone forth again, and is again Samaneri Dha...
by suanck
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Vinaya Pitaka
Replies: 21
Views: 6490

Re: Vinaya Pitaka

Additional notes: We now have the Vinaya Pitaka of 6 main Buddhist schools. They are very similar, except the minor rules in the Sekhiya group. 1) Theravada: in Pali and English translation by PTS. 2) Mulasarvastivada in Tibetan (Dul-ba), and also in Chinese (Taisho 1442). 3) Dharmaguptaka in Chines...
by suanck
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Vinaya Pitaka
Replies: 21
Views: 6490

Re: Vinaya Pitaka

- What are the key differences between the Theravadin Vinaya, the Dharmagupta Vinaya and the Mulasarvastivadin Vinaya? They are almost identical, except in the Sekhiya group (group of training rules): The Theravada Vinaya has 75 rules, while the Dharmagupta has 100 rules and the Mulasarvastivadin h...
by suanck
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: "Early Buddhist schools" vs Mahayana ideas of them
Replies: 38
Views: 8047

Re: "early Buddhist schools" vs Mahayana ideas of them

Kare wrote: In Italian there is a saying, 'Traduttore traditore', that is 'the translator is a traitor', or 'never trust a translator'. A true expression, trust me! :twisted:
In French (if I remember correctly): Traduire, c'est trahir!

Suan.
by suanck
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 3283

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Chris wrote: As one who is on a Dana Roster to support just one (sometimes two monks) with food and other requisites, I wonder how many of the vociferous debaters regularly materially support even one or two monks. ...
Sadhu sadhu sadhu! Actions speak louder than words.

Suan.
by suanck
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 3283

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

I believe bhikkhuni ordination is an irreversible process, especially in Theravada monasteries in the West. It's not a question of "if", but "when" and "how" (well, that's my humble opinion!). How do you mean? I believe they can disrobe just like a monk can? Sorry! What I meant was that the level o...
by suanck
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 3283

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Well, whatever the previous history, the current situation appears to this mind like a dam in the process of crumbling. It seems to me like there is too much water coming through the hole now, the dam is past saving. But we shall see. We shall see. I believe bhikkhuni ordination is an irreversible ...
by suanck
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 161901

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Here is a WPP response to that recent press conference, taken from http://dhammalight.com/official/pdf/Response_to_30_Dec_Article-02-01-10.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; A Response to the 30th December 2009 Article, “Monks Target Western Clergy” .... The Administrative Committee...
by suanck
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 161901

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Here is a WPP response to that recent press conference, taken from http://dhammalight.com/official/pdf/Response_to_30_Dec_Article-02-01-10.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... The issue is not that Wat Nong Pah Pong is against women ordaining, but rather due to Wat Nong Pah Pong’s...
by suanck
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 3283

Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

An interesting news reposted on the Buddhist Channel today: ... Ayya Medhanandi, a Buddhist nun, hopes to soon ordain women in the Theravada tradition at her hermitage just west of Perth ... (this town is in Ontario, Canada -- not to be confused with Perth, Western Australia): http://www.buddhistcha...
by suanck
Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Control and Ownership of Temples
Replies: 13
Views: 2487

Re: The Control and Ownership of Temples

Thanks, Chris, for the info. A summary from their website: ..... The Buddhist Society of Western Australia is a Theravada Buddhist group based on the forest tradition of SE Asia. It was started by a small group in 1973 and has since grown to become the largest Buddhist organisation in Australia. We ...