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by TRobinson465
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Actually, we're not so different. I too have had a keen interest in religions for many years. I have studied religions at university and became interested in Buddhism in particluar because it fitted more with my then views on how best to live my life. I practiced meditation and found it to be very ...
by TRobinson465
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

I myself am probably the opposite of you, I have had strong interest in religion since a very young age, all religions interested me actually, not just Buddhism. Actually, we're not so different. I too have had a keen interest in religions for many years. I have studied religions at university and ...
by TRobinson465
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

So, I agree that I shouldn't necessarily blame Dhammakaya per se for those things previously mentioned but I do believe they (meaning their teachers and teachings etc) share some responsibility. The same could be said for any religious/political or ideological teachings. Just as a teacher must shar...
by TRobinson465
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

chownah wrote:
Virgo wrote:ไฮเทค

Kevin
Please post in english which is what the rules of conduct require.
chownah

It says "High-Tech", after the high tech device the Dhammakaya critic revealed on Thai news I presume
by TRobinson465
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

She is also taught to use the mantra 'summa arahang' a lot and not just when meditating. She (and most of the temple goes) have bought small battery operated counters that fit like a ring on one finger By the way, I want to make a funny comment about those digital counters you are discussing (they ...
by TRobinson465
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Last Christmas day she really made me angry when she went to the temple with a local friend because they apparenlty had some big ordination ceremony taking place. She tried to fob me off by telling me that it was an important Buddhist day and, again, a day where she can get yet more merit! I tried ...
by TRobinson465
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Thank you for the contribution, Trobinson. I concur with you with the fact that Dhammakaya has very strong supporters from all sides of the political spectrum. That is due, to a great extent, to the indoctrination of children that Dhammakaya has been perpetrating since many years ago. It is well kn...
by TRobinson465
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Thanks for taking your time and addressing this issue. I do think that you mean Dharmawheel and not Dhammawheel...am I right? Also, I live in thailand and what you say about alot of monks having these items and engaging in these sorts of activities is exactly right and totally in agreement with my ...
by TRobinson465
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Did you know these so called venerable monks play on facebook, have ipads at their disposal, eat great food? So they're like a Theravada version of Tibetan monks? Okay ive been trying to ignore most of the posts cuz if i respond to all the baseless hate posts against dhammakaya I wont have time to ...
by TRobinson465
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Where did jaya mangala gatha come from?
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Where did jaya mangala gatha come from?

Hi there, I'm quite new to Dhammawheel, forgive me if I was supposed to ask this elsewhere. But I am really curious. Where did the Jaya Mangala Gatha (Bahum) come from? I know its a verse on 8 of the Lord Buddha's victories and I know the stories of each of the 8, but I really wonder where the actua...
by TRobinson465
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

The most extended opinion is that Dhammakaya and their attached political factions are pressing the government to establish Buddhism as a National Religion at the next Constitution with the intention of increasing the influence of the Dhammakaya Empire, allowing politicians to have power over monas...
by TRobinson465
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Can this thread possibly be a bit less one sided? Can practitioners in the Dhammakaya come in here and stop letting these people crap on the lineage? There's like 3 people here who spam hate posts against the temple so its hard to compete. I was going to come straighten up all this slander but was ...
by TRobinson465
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Paul Davy wrote:Greetings Mr. Robinson,

Very helpful screenshot - thank you.

Can you please try your primary account one more time?

Metta,
Paul. :)

Seems to work. Thank you so much for your help Paul!!! Hopefully this will be the end of the technical issues. Sadhu

With great gratitude,
by TRobinson465
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Can this thread possibly be a bit less one sided? Can practitioners in the Dhammakaya come in here and stop letting these people crap on the lineage? There's like 3 people here who spam hate posts against the temple so its hard to compete. I was going to come straighten up all this slander but was ...
by TRobinson465
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 251991

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

what happened was somebody embezzled money and donated it to Dhammakaya as well as a bunch of other organizations. Hmmm.... and he "donated" quite a lot, didn't he? What was the percentage that he kept? To explain. KCUC filed a lawsuit when they were becoming insolvent for 12 billion baht worth of ...