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by DNS
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hallo to all
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Hallo to all

Daikyomo wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:36 am
Ps could Cooran (Chris) me please as I don't have access to PMs yet. Thank you
cooran hasn't been active here in a while. I believe you could find her on facebook.
by DNS
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hallo to all
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Hallo to all

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?

If so, then he'd also need a boat to make the final crossing. I believe when low tides people could have walked to Sri Lanka. See the old bridge in the map. :D That's right, Rama's bridge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam%27s_Bridge So it was possible that he walked across, but so far no archeolog...
by DNS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?

I heard that there is no any signs about the Buddha's visits to Sri Lanka. It's the story passing by generation to generation. No any evidence related with the history is found. I've also heard from Sri Lankans, some monks, that the Buddha has visited Sri Lanka not once, but about 2 to 3 times. But...
by DNS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 72
Views: 1817

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

And honey and milk are animal products like eggs where no being is killed That is true only for some traditional ways of producing milk and honey, but not for industrial ones. And honey and milk are animal products like eggs where no being is killed Cows need to produce calves in order to be able t...
by DNS
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 72
Views: 1817

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

SarathW wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:19 am
If honey and milk are allowed, we could assume eggs are okay.
Unfortunately I have to dis agree with you this occasion.
Okay, no problema, but why do you think eggs (unfertilized) would be bad and not allowed?
by DNS
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 72
Views: 1817

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

A wild bird’s eggs would most likely be fertilized anyway, so that would be a no. Where does it say in Sutta that a monk can eat unfertilised eggs? Does Sutta say any thing about eating eggs? I don't think the Suttas mention eggs specifically. But there are references to the Buddha eating honey and...
by DNS
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sila while civilisation collapses
Replies: 23
Views: 830

Re: Sila while civilisation collapses

It's an interesting philosophical question, that sometimes comes up for discussion in uni philosophy classes. It's one of those "what would you do?" questions. Those who are religious tend to say they would still be moral due to the religious implications. However, there are atheists who also say th...
by DNS
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: They're paying me to meditate
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: They're paying me to meditate

:thumbsup: And it's an important job at that and requires mindfulness. If you daydream and mess up the sign direction, it could cause an accident or worse, injuries. There's something about a human holding a sign that causes people to be more careful. A sign planted in the ground doesn't have the sa...
by DNS
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another "Moin"
Replies: 38
Views: 6139

Re: Another "Moin"

Welcome back!

by DNS
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

Wat metta only allows new stays of no more than two weeks and are not ordaining anyone else now as it is already too full. Correct, but manas was referring to a long-term stay as a lay person. It's best to write them and check, but I think they would allow a long-term lay visit, especially if one w...
by DNS
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 72
Views: 1817

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

Why doesn't someone who understands srilankan just make an english transcription if they want to present videos in srilankan?.....this is an english language forum I think. chownah It's Sinhalese, not Sri Lankan. I know some Amharic, but not Ethiopian. And some German, but not Austrian, etc. :tongue:
by DNS
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 72
Views: 1817

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

(especially about eating cow placenta). Like me, Chownah lives in the north of Thailand where boiled cow's afterbirth ( tôm hók wua ) is considered quite a delicacy. That's interesting that some people eat placentas. From a vegetarian ethical standpoint that might be considered allowable, as no bei...
by DNS
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 72
Views: 1817

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

Eating an unfertilized egg is not killing, as it is not an embryo, not a potential chicken. A fertilized egg would have become a chicken and so is therefore, a sort of abortion, termination of that life. Arguments against eating even unfertilized eggs, from a vegan perspective center around the trea...
by DNS
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: International Pali Conference October 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 209

International Pali Conference October 2019

From a post at DWM.

http://arts.pdn.ac.lk/ipc/
pali conference.JPG