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by thang
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should a monk stay standing when questioning, in the courts in Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka ?
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Should a monk stay standing when questioning, in the courts in Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka ?

A monk committing such an offence would also be committing the Vinaya offence of non-conformity to the wishes of rulers. Okasa Bhante, Thank you for replying. Is the mentioned Vinaya offence, relevant for all wishes/laws of rulers or only for wishes about 'Defining Pavarana day' ? If it is for all ...
by thang
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should a monk stay standing when questioning, in the courts in Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka ?
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Should a monk stay standing when questioning, in the courts in Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka ?

Should a monk stay standing when questioning, in the courts in Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka ?
Should a monk stand up when the judge enters in to the court?

What is the existing law of those countries regarding this matter?
And what is the correct way according to Dhamma?
by thang
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Aloka Nimitta
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Aloka Nimitta

:anjali:
by thang
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

Ritual worship to Maha Brahma is also part of Theravada Buddhism. No. It is not Theravada. We have never heard of. May be a practice of some ritualistic temples influenced by Hindu culture. How Mahavihara Theravada tradition saw Maha Brahma is like below. Lowada Sangarava - A poem of 15th century S...
by thang
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Aloka Nimitta
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Aloka Nimitta

Developing Nimittas as in Visuddhimagga ? In meditation, don’t try to develop nimittas (signs) as the Visuddhimagga (the text, ‘Path of Purification’) says, but rather see that the mind is free from nīvaraṇa (hindrances). One can then delight in the purity of mind that comes from jhāna (absorption)...
by thang
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3634

Re: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

FYI , the problem of pa auk method is in the subject of meditation where nimitta became core practise . I learned from one of his disciples previously . Later , I found out from someone that the method resemble visualization . We should not use nimitta as our focus point . One of the Chinese Qi Gon...
by thang
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: picture worth 1000 words: ✅☸ sammā samādhi, 4 jhānas vs. ⛔VRJ
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: picture worth 1000 words: ✅☸ sammā samādhi, 4 jhānas vs. ⛔VRJ

Pictures worth 1000 words :strawman: In pictures: ✅☸ sammā samādhi, Does that (AB explanation) mean, we have to cultivate 'letting go' while mind is in non-jhana states (pre/post jhana states and during daily chores)? Is it called Vipassana? Does 'seeing things as Anicca' need/needless according to...
by thang
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: picture worth 1000 words: ✅☸ sammā samādhi, 4 jhānas vs. ⛔VRJ
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: picture worth 1000 words: ✅☸ sammā samādhi, 4 jhānas vs. ⛔VRJ

✅☸ sammā samādhi, 4 jhānas vs. ⛔VRJ and ⛔ABRJ ⛔VRJ, Vism. Redefinition ⛔ABRJ (Ajahn Brahm Re-definition of Jhāna) ⛔Pa Auk Sayadaw adheres closely to VRJ Does Samma samadhi mean both Samatha+Vipassana or solely Samatha? What is the correct way of practicing Vipassana, according to EBTs .? pre-jhana,...
by thang
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the one?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: What is the one?

Even the lady Jambukaparibbajika who conquered the India by sophistry didn't know the answer and had to become a bhikkhuni to learn the answer. The Paribbajikas taught her all their one thousand problems in sophistry; being intelligent she mastered all of them within a short time. Then her teachers ...
by thang
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: your daily practice
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

Re: your daily practice

Every morning I chant homage to the Buddha, the refuges, five precepts, meditate for 15 mins and say a quick metta prayer. In the evening, I chant homage again, recollection of the three treasures, affirmation of refuge in three treasures, five subjects for daily recollection, 30 mins meditating, a...
by thang
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to deal with humiliation?
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: How to deal with humiliation?

The path to enlightenment is not so easy. It is a path that goes against the stream. Buddha called this "Patisothagami " or going against the stream. It is just like when almost all the fish in the water are swimming with the flow while only one fish is trying hard to swim against the flow. It's no...
by thang
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Leapord kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest.
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: Leapord kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest.

For Death-there is no hindrance anywhere. Isn't it a fact that all these pleasures last only so long as one has merits? Without believing in the words of the Buddha which bring samsaric sufferings to and end, what is the use of dancing-of fun and frolic? ['Lo-wáda Sangarava' - A Sinhalese poem of t...
by thang
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Drawbacks & Dangers of Sensual Craving
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Re: The Drawbacks & Dangers of Sensual Craving

Kundalakesi was the daughter of a rich man from Rajagaha. She had led a very secluded life; but one day, she happened to see a thief being led out to be killed and she immediately fell in love with him . Her parents had to pay for the freedom of the thief, and they married her off to him. Although ...
by thang
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cambodia (Siem Reap) - any good, active monasteries?
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Cambodia (Siem Reap) - any good, active monasteries?

I think you can find some information here: http://sangham.net/
It is a forum administered by a western monk residing in Cambodia.
by thang
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the one?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

What is the one?

What is called the one?