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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: 14407

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: 140012

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: 1574

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: 642

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: 140012

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: 1464

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: 1434

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: 1434

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: 866

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: 866

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: 414

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
by gavesako
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Anicca" as "uncertainty" - Ajahn Chah via Ajahn Amaro
Replies: 62
Views: 4280

Re: "Anicca" as "uncertainty" - Ajahn Chah via Ajahn Amaro

Change is a study of the Buddhist teaching of impermanence. Impermanence can be understood only in terms of personal experience. The discourses of the Buddha describe experience in terms of its fundamentals. Change uses that base in a modern idiom, ranging widely among concepts that are in the foref...
by gavesako
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 140012

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

According to Mr Kachornsak, the donations to Wat Phra Dhammakaya could be divided into three types: donations from the faithful; donations of laundered money such as those made through Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative; and donations from investment groups, possibly for tax evasion. "The donations ...
by gavesako
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Anicca" as "uncertainty" - Ajahn Chah via Ajahn Amaro
Replies: 62
Views: 4280

Re: "Anicca" as "uncertainty" - Ajahn Chah via Ajahn Amaro

Things lead to suffering because they are undependable and not going according to our wishes: that is the meaning of anicca as it applies to our experience.