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by Bankei
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Hostility to Ananda
Replies: 28
Views: 5978

Re: Hostility to Ananda

Hi Well, just off the top of my head 1. Buddha gives a hint to Ananda that he will lenghten his life but Ananda fails to get the point and therefore fails to request him to do so. 2. Ananda cries when he realises the Buddha is going to die - possibly because he has not yet become an arahat and he wo...
by Bankei
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Hostility to Ananda
Replies: 28
Views: 5978

Hostility to Ananda

Ananda seems to get a hard time in some sections of the Pali canon. There sees to be some hostility to him even though he was the closest companion to the Buddha. The Buddha himself gives Ananda a hard time in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta and he nearly doesn't make it into the first council an then whe...
by Bankei
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand
Replies: 11
Views: 1462

Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Bill, please tell us some more about your experiences in Thailand.

Bankei
by Bankei
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money
Replies: 86
Views: 17707

Re: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money

I think it is acceptable to charge - but cannot understand why would anyone be willing to pay>>

Bankei
by Bankei
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Any Buddhist lawyers out there (UK)?
Replies: 33
Views: 3303

Re: Any Buddhist lawyers out there (UK)?

:goodpost: We can imagine a useful society for dentists who are Buddhists...but there are no Buddhist Dentists. There are no Buddhist Psychotherapists or Buddhist Electricians or Buddhist Lawyers. Peter, I agree with your point, but there are Buddhist psychotherapists - its a growing subfield of ps...
by Bankei
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Why I Hate Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 4086

Re: Why I Hate Buddhism

What is a Sekya? and what does DhO mean?

Bankei
by Bankei
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 100
Views: 25634

Re: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat

Goofaholix wrote:
ancientbuddhism wrote:This may be of interest with reference to the social dynamics of WPN.

What the Buddha Never Taught by Tim Ward
Worth a read as a reality check.
Yes, this is a great book and should be read by anyone contemplating going to WPN
by Bankei
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?
Replies: 12
Views: 2990

Re: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?

hi Chi, wow that is very interesting. Are you saying you ordained as a Bhikkhu without chanting the Pali ceremonial chants? This would be considered heretical by most Thai monks, where even an incorrect pronouciation of one word would be considered to invalidate the whole proceedure (according to so...
by Bankei
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Giving money to the Vihara/Wat: is it OK or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1930

Re: Giving money to the Vihara/Wat: is it OK or not?

Well it isn't being givento or managed by them but the charity responcible for the Monastery, or at least that is how I understand its management at places I have been/in the west. . This would depend on the monastery involved and wouldn't always be the case. What has what you got to say to do with...
by Bankei
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Giving money to the Vihara/Wat: is it OK or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1930

Re: Giving money to the Vihara/Wat: is it OK or not?

I know of some monasteries in the west, which I have been to, which virtually treat donations as assets of the monks. There are other monasteries in the west too which provide funds for the monks to travel to give teachings etc. Some monks are frequently flying around the countries and overseas to ...
by Bankei
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?
Replies: 28
Views: 5143

Re: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?

I'm sorry, really I am, but this does irritate me. These hypothetical scenarios are utterly pointless. What about the one where you are a transplant surgeon and just happen to be working as a doctor in a small town (maybe an island) with no other medical help. 4 people come in and each has one diff...
by Bankei
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?
Replies: 12
Views: 2990

Re: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?

Thanks for the update Chi.

How about memorising the ordination proceedure - did you need to?

bankei
by Bankei
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Giving money to the Vihara/Wat: is it OK or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1930

Re: Giving money to the Vihara/Wat: is it OK or not?

I know of some monasteries in the west, which I have been to, which virtually treat donations as assets of the monks. There are other monasteries in the west too which provide funds for the monks to travel to give teachings etc. Some monks are frequently flying around the countries and overseas to '...
by Bankei
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Giving money to the Vihara/Wat: is it OK or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1930

Re: Giving money to the Vihara/Wat: is it OK or not?

Cittasanto wrote:Well it isn't being givento or managed by them but the charity responcible for the Monastery, or at least that is how I understand its management at places I have been/in the west.
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This would depend on the monastery involved and wouldn't always be the case.
by Bankei
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?
Replies: 12
Views: 2990

Re: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?

Chi

Thanks for the update - was that a full ordination or novice?

Can you say more about the robe wearing. In Thailand there are 4 different ways of wearing the robe. 2 of them are very hard to accomplish too! I notice there are different styles in Burma.