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by gavesako
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 69
Views: 8800

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Temple takeover http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1199117/ Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha took effective control of Wat Phra Dhammakaya with an overnight Section 44 decree - opening the temple to immediate assault. Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha issued an order to declare Wat Dhammakay...
by gavesako
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha Statues facing East
Replies: 41
Views: 19187

Re: Buddha Statues facing East

It seems that there is also a tradition at least in Korea to express different aspects of the Buddha in the four directions: Each statue has different hand positions. The Buddha facing east is in the fearless position. The Buddha facing west is Turning the Wheel of Dharma. The Buddha facing south is...
by gavesako
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Cloud Atlas - epic film about karma and reincarnation
Replies: 66
Views: 14583

Re: Cloud Atlas - epic film about karma and reincarnation

Cloud Atlas Study Guide This weblog is dedicated to aiding the readers of David Mitchell's masterpiece. "Strong vs. Weak" and "Predation" Both of these themes go hand in hand. Throughout the book the “weaker” are preyed upon and taken advantage of by the “stronger.” The stronger may be deemed so be...
by gavesako
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Cloud Atlas - epic film about karma and reincarnation
Replies: 66
Views: 14583

Re: Cloud Atlas - epic film about karma and reincarnation

A long and interesting article on this topic: Cloud Atlas Eastern Maps to a Western World By Cory Collins A circle has no end or beginning. It contains two equal halves, connected by the diameter and an invisible plane. David Mitchell’s novel emulates this eternal, undefined symmetry. His story ends...
by gavesako
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 149270

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Star Wars! A large number of police and officials from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) surrounded Wat Phra Dhammakaya Tuesday morning to try to enter the temple. The force arrived at the Pathum Thani temple site about 3am Tuesday, and was stationed at entrance Gates 1, 4, 5 and 6. The...
by gavesako
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Upasampada - First Monastic Ordination in Portugal
Replies: 16
Views: 1930

Re: Upasampada - First Monastic Ordination in Portugal

This, also a first in Portugal, had to precede the Upasampada ordination: The formal ceremony to establish a new SIMA too place at Sumedharama on the evening of the 16th Sept. Towards the end, the weather was a little cool and there was plenty of wind. 11 bhikkhus, one samanera and approx 20 - 30 la...
by gavesako
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Earthquake near Rieti, Italy, where Santacittarama is
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Earthquake near Rieti, Italy, where Santacittarama is

"We inform all friends of santacittarama that, as a result of the earthquake that tonight hit the province of rieti, we promptly contacted the monks in the morning that we're told that there was no damage to buildings or people in the monastery. All the monks, the residents and guests are fine."
by gavesako
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 149270

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

More update on the forest encroachment case and another arrest warrant: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Loei-forest-encroachment-case-sees-another-arrest--30293123.html http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/dhammachayo-now-faces-arrest-sight/ To put it into proper context, compare similar cases ...
by gavesako
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: The state of the Forest Tradition in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Re: The state of the Forest Tradition in Thailand

See the document about meditation places in Thailand (last update in 2014):

http://retreat-infos.de/page95/page95.html
by gavesako
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Did Koṇḍañño think his way to stream entry.
Replies: 19
Views: 1627

Re: Did Koṇḍañño think his way to stream entry.

diṭṭhisampanna: [diṭṭhi+sampanna] one accomplished in view.

S II.43, 58, 80; V.11; A III.438 sq.; IV.394.
(SN 12.27 and AN 10.63)

An individual attained to right view (diṭṭhi-sampanna) is one possessing the view of path, ie, a stream-winner (the first of the 4 noble disciples).
by gavesako
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Did Koṇḍañño think his way to stream entry.
Replies: 19
Views: 1627

Re: Did Koṇḍañño think his way to stream entry.

There is the recurrent phrase in Suttas: "A bhikkhu has learned much, remembers what he has learned, and accumulates what he has learned. Those teachings that are good in the beginning, good in the middle, and good in the end, with the right meaning and phrasing, which proclaim the perfectly complet...
by gavesako
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lost in the Midst of Time - Documentary
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Lost in the Midst of Time - Documentary

Not the whole book, not yet anyway. But it might be translated at some point.
by gavesako
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lost in the Midst of Time - Documentary
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Lost in the Midst of Time - Documentary

"Lost in the Mists of Time"

Buddhist text's true author identified as Thai woman

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-21936656
by gavesako
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Monks protecting the forest in Thailand
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Monks protecting the forest in Thailand

A forest becomes a battlefield
Facing threats, a lone monk is determined to fight for a protected tree species


http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/special ... attlefield