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by SDC
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 1181

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

santa100 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:53 pm
EDIT: yeah, I might be slow with the keyboard, but meet me outside and I'll show you how slow I am :jumping:
Listen here, buddy, I have $125 running shoes that I haven't used in over a year ---- don't mess with me. :rofl:
by SDC
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 1181

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

Because the right to be addressed respectfully has been earned, and it would be your overall respect for the order that would dictate that. But like I said, if nothing is done to maintain that honorable address, it very well could be lost. If you opt to seek advice from a monastic, you should have ...
by SDC
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 1181

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

I disagree. That manner of address is not something that needs to be earned and should be immediately available. Conduct befitting of that honor, however, should be upheld for the honor to be retained. This is a two ways street, and the laity should not feel as though they have the upper hand just ...
by SDC
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 1181

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

SDC "Yeah, I don't like this guy...his interpretation of the Dhamma is way off from the one I prefer as I live my comfortable-ass life crushing all five of these precepts everyday. Winning." :lol: Y'all are killing me in this thread... Its a legitimate question to ask. Never said it wasn't. Not off...
by SDC
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 1181

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

A further question, if I then find a monks actions questionable to the point of thinking him to be a non-buddhist should I still use "bhante" when addressing him? The title "bhante" is something to be earned, not given. I disagree. That manner of address is not something that needs to be earned and...
by SDC
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Origin of the World
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Origin of the World

Moderator Note: If anyone is unfamiliar with the rules of this section of the forum: Multiple off-topic posts removed "The Abhidhamma and Classical Theravada sub-forums are specialized venues for the discussion of the Abhidhamma and the classical Mahavihara understanding of the Dhamma. Within these...
by SDC
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Origin of the World
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Origin of the World

Hi C, If you back up to the beginning of DN 27 (Aggañña Sutta), you'll see this exchange: Then the Buddha said to Vāseṭṭha, “Vāseṭṭha, you are both brahmins by birth and clan, and have gone forth from the lay life to homelessness from a brahmin family. I hope you don’t have to suffer abuse and insul...
by SDC
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 98
Views: 30763

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

whynotme wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:22 am
confusedlayman wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:59 pm
SarathW wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:52 am
Technically right view is not a no view.
Right view is a view but it is called right because it benefits to the goal.
:)
good posting
Why do you dig this, necromancer? Did you want to learn reviving the dead?
What are you talking about?
by SDC
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suicide kamma
Replies: 50
Views: 5255

Re: Suicide kamma

Discussion about suicide and Christianity and its connection to Theravada should be done in another section of the forum.

:focus:
by SDC
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dhamma and Public Speaking
Replies: 24
Views: 1214

Re: The Dhamma and Public Speaking

Off topic nonsense removed

:focus:
by SDC
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 36
Views: 874

Re: Is it a schism making action?

Is the Buddha reliable enough for you? Boom! Sir, some issue regarding the teaching might come up. The Buddha might take one side, and the Saṅgha of monks and the Saṅgha of nuns and the laymen and the laywomen and the world—with its gods, Māras and Brahmās, this population with its ascetics and bra...
by SDC
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 36
Views: 874

Re: Is it a schism making action?

You should examine the reason behind going to this group to say it. What is the reason exactly? The reason is this group is a new group and created for the Indian Buddha series/Zee tv series, which was aired in my country in this year for the Vesak day that which has become one of the official holi...
by SDC
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 36
Views: 874

Re: Is it a schism making action?

You should examine the reason behind going to this group to say it. What is the reason exactly?
by SDC
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Pleasure to meet you
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: Pleasure to meet you

Hi Sóley! Welcome to the forum! A great way to "scratch the surface" is actually Wikipedia. There you can get a great framework of the history of Buddhism and the different schools/branches. Don't worry too much about the details, but it will helpful to understand the scope. This is a Theravada foru...