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by Samana Johann 1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: "Shock and Awe". Do you remember that?
Replies: 42
Views: 4938

Re: "Shock and Awe". Do you remember that?

It's been 15 years since the idiotic and immoral invasion of Iraq. At the time, I said it would be a catastrophic failure. I was right. But who listened? Conservatives continued to believe what they are programmed to believe. Most of them got mad at me. No one learned, no one listened. And now, thi...
by Samana Johann 1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Europe monastery (forest monk) as good as in asian?
Replies: 24
Views: 4418

Re: Europe monastery (forest monk) as good as in asian?

Why seeking for Devadatta? As Nyom speaks french, maybe approach the wanderer Isidhamma , although not perfect, with greatings from a stranger from Cambodia, he might be of good assistence, since he has gone beyond stingyness . Good or not good is not a matter of birth, nation, stand. Yet of cause t...
by Samana Johann 1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: What qualifies as English language
Replies: 29
Views: 4926

Re: What qualifies as English language

Done. Wonderful. I didn't know about that feature. Now I will be spared the temptation of replying snarkily. You will look anyway. Because ignoring and forgiving are two thing. This might help to understand, in the meditation section: Verdrängen ist nicht Verzeihen Only one how sacrifies of what is...
by Samana Johann 1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: What qualifies as English language
Replies: 29
Views: 4926

Re: What qualifies as English language

I speak German (2nd language) and English (native speaker) and I can't make heads or tails of what he is saying most of the time, nor do the grammatical/syntax errors seem typical of a German speaker. I don't believe that is the issue. My 2 cents. :broke: Yes, that is not the issue. Now think that ...
by Samana Johann 1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: What qualifies as English language
Replies: 29
Views: 4926

Re: What qualifies as English language

Bhante replied to your questions here -- https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5842#p463907 Yes, I saw it, thanks. (Now, about that translation service...) I'm having difficulty understanding him too. He frequently uses, "I" "me" "my person" and "Atma" And no, it's the opposite of usual Jain...
by Samana Johann 1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Critisism of Sutta Central Site - the Brahm(a) invitation, or "Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung??"
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Re: Critisism of Sutta Central Site - the Brahm(a) invitation

Venerable, may I ask how long do you meditate per day? How long do you recommend others to meditate? Nyom James, your questions, in and of them selves have been approached here As for why it is hard to face to be cheated and how alkaliko this Dhamma is, following will help to gain release if capabl...
by Samana Johann 1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The twofould trap and release from Dhamma-trade into the wheel of Dhamma
Replies: 13
Views: 3018

The twofould trap and release from Dhamma-trade into the wheel of Dhamma

May it be considered wisely, out of wrong views, claim and demand, but of which kind is near to change: Genuine spiritual teachings cannot be separated from the manner in which they are given. True Dhamma is like friendship: if you are being charged for it (required to give back food), you already k...
by Samana Johann 1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: giving alms to monk that has committed pārājika
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: giving alms to monk that has committed pārājika

in the dakkhinavibhanga sutta the buddha says that giving to monks who are unvirtuous and bad natured still yields limitless merit Thanks for posting this, i underestimated how great the gifts are on account of community. Nyom Ruslan, it's not on acccount of every community (and it's good to think ...
by Samana Johann 1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: English Translation of Ordination Vows?
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Re: English Translation of Ordination Vows?

Sadhu, JubalHenshaw.

Thinking that you asked for going forth as Samanera, and in a normal Mahanikaya monastery, it will be similar to what Bhante Chuntawongso shared here.
by Samana Johann 1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: "Meditation" vs. gaining path (right view)
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: "Meditation" vs. gaining path (right view)

Yes, meditation is still a vogue in Buddhism. Hence such questions... 8-) Like may thing, Upasaka Zom. My person trusts that it is welcome to translate, Nyom Zoms appreciation remark, into non-modern language: Sadhu! _/ _ Yes, may the Ven. Members of the Sangha, out of compassion, share their merit...
by Samana Johann 1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Debates as tool for insight and release
Replies: 0
Views: 1544

Debates as tool for insight and release

_/ _ _/ _ _/ _ Ven. Members of the Sangha, those walking ahead on the path, _/ _ Ven. fellows, Upasaka, Upasika, dear Buddhabodhisattas and interested, my person allows himself to take leave to probably touch an importand issue for release, taking the duties of a practicing person: either silent (ce...
by Samana Johann 1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: "Meditation" vs. gaining path (right view)
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

"Meditation" vs. gaining path (right view)

The question here, by Upasaka James, gave rise to possible adresse a broad missunderstood tool for good discrimination: Venerable, may I ask how long do you meditate per day? How long do you recommend others to meditate? "Meta in regard of the OP, but good to have a context": The first question is h...
by Samana Johann 1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: ups unpolite like ever...
Replies: 21
Views: 6900

Re: ups unpolite like ever...

1) Bhante, it would be great if you could not use white font. It's just too hard to read. Encouraging people to " googlyana ", caught in this realm, and training minfullness rather then consume, was it's pupose, Nyom Sam Vara. My person is aware, like Upasika Binocular pointed out below, that there...
by Samana Johann 1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: What qualifies as English language
Replies: 29
Views: 4926

Re: What qualifies as English language

Off-topic (for practice purpose 'meditation'): May my person ask (be allowed to suggest) Nyom James if he could possible reconstruct the mind state that gave intention for the post and if wishing to be generous to possible try to make a reflection in a share? Maybe a new topic "Meditating via gainin...
by Samana Johann 1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: What qualifies as English language
Replies: 29
Views: 4926

Re: What qualifies as English language

Again, Pilgrim, what if taking such as oppotunity rather to demand in two directions? Probably useful generally Better to Give than to Consume All Pilgrim gave here is others the chance to serve his defilements and fall more into debt. Those who come on "who ever will serve my desires, I will be loy...