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by Bankei
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Monks in private jets pass test
Replies: 148
Views: 23747

Re: Monks in private jets pass test

The Thai media is full of monk scandals at the moment, but what really cuts me is the murder of ecology monks (phra nak anuraksa) by the Thai military who resent their obstruction of illegal logging. These reports almost never appear in the Thai media due to censorship. I'm told that the preferred ...
by Bankei
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Monks in private jets pass test
Replies: 148
Views: 23747

Re: Monks in private jets pass test

In an article today they mentioned DNA tests had been done using the DNA of Mr Nenkham's parents and the results should be out tomorrow - 10th. And what is the story behing this monk with his foot on the table - photo was linked above http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/357035/monks-shopping-in-us...
by Bankei
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?
Replies: 59
Views: 13909

Re: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?

Yes, I agree the Mitsuo and Nenkham matters are completely different. It is interesting, though, how fast Mitsuo married after disrobing. I have seen this happen, or similar happen, a few times with Thai monks. There is nothing wrong with this sort of thing, but I imagine the woman starts to get 'cl...
by Bankei
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?
Replies: 59
Views: 13909

Re: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?

Mitsuo while a monk wrote many books which became popular. I recall one with the title "Thais are Kind". I wonder what will happen to the royalties from these books and the other wealth he built up as a monk.

Bankei
by Bankei
Fri May 17, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Becoming a Monk: Are Transgender People Welcome?
Replies: 19
Views: 7371

Re: Becoming a Monk: Are Transgender People Welcome?

about 2 days ago there was an article in a major thai newspaper about the former miss tiffany ordaining as a monk. miss tiffany is a famous ladyboy beauty pagent. miss tiffany still retained her male member but had breast enlargments done. she had these removed and then became a monk. she or he inte...
by Bankei
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An expression of gratitude to Ordained Sangha members
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: An expression of gratitude to Ordained Sangha members

Thank you to the non ordained sangha members too.
by Bankei
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chinese monk Fa Xian travelled to India seeking Buddhist scr
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Chinese monk Fa Xian travelled to India seeking Buddhist scr

Faxian arrived in Sri Lanka around 406AD. Stayed a few years and then was back in China around 414AD. He took back with him a copy of the vinaya of the Mahisasaka sect - possibly from the Abhayagiri temple. Later another scholar from Sri Lanka called Sanghavarmi arrived in China to help translate th...
by Bankei
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha experience dukkha?
Replies: 211
Views: 11246

Re: Did the Buddha experience dukkha?

There are 10 problematic incidents in the Buddha's life that need special explanation according to the Pali version of events. These are unpleasant periods of the Buddha's life Some I can find: 1. Back aches and stomach aches and dysentery. 2. Buddha being cut by a splinter of a rock thrown by Devad...
by Bankei
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha experience dukkha?
Replies: 211
Views: 11246

Re: Did the Buddha experience dukkha?

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Bankei
by Bankei
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Hostility to Ananda
Replies: 28
Views: 5308

Re: Hostility to Ananda

Somewhat related: Kassapa and Ananda – after the parinibbana , by Bhante Sujato. We’re familiar with image of Mahakassapa as a grizzly monk with a dour perspective on women, and his consequent antagonism with Ananda. I’ve just been reviewing a few of the texts that have helped create this image, an...
by Bankei
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Hostility to Ananda
Replies: 28
Views: 5308

Re: Hostility to Ananda

Thank you for all the replies. Please keep em coming! I just found it rather strange that Ananda seems to be singled out. No other monk seems to have received the same or similar treatment and this is odd given Ananda's role in the religion. Also by the time of the council Ananda is an arahat yet is...
by Bankei
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhus at University
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Bhikkhus at University

The Buddhist universities still need to charge monks to attend, though there is often a discount for monks. In Thailand there are a few postgrad courses conducted in English. There is a masters degree at the MCU - Mahachulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya University http://www.mcu.ac.th/En/major/major_base.ph...