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by DNS
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind Like Fire Unbound
Replies: 33
Views: 780

Re: Mind Like Fire Unbound

See Ven Dhammanando's summary here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=22741&start=60#p329417 Of course, that doesn't mean that the teachings of those Ajahns is worthless. There are a variety of ways to interepret the suttas, and to interpret personal experience. From Bhante Dhammanando's post...
by DNS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind Like Fire Unbound
Replies: 33
Views: 780

Re: Mind Like Fire Unbound

This is getting a bit off-topic, but my impression is that the traditional denominations in the UK and NZ (i.e. excluding the Evangelical ones) abandoned that sort of personal God quite a while ago and see Genesis and Ressurection as mythological, not literal. However, I dropped out of the Anglican...
by DNS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: LF information on places where one can do residential training (Mahasi or Similar)
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: LF information on places where one can do residential training (Mahasi or Similar)

You could make some calls to temples and monasteries in English language countries and ask them. Some have a need for lay attendants to do cooking, cleaning, driving monks to lay people's homes for lunch-dana, hospital visits, etc. And that way you could lead a semi-monastic life at the temple, work...
by DNS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind Like Fire Unbound
Replies: 33
Views: 780

Re: Mind Like Fire Unbound

Such interpretation is just banana-nibbana , as one famous buddhist teacher said 8-) From that link: Banana Nibbana When I was a teenager, I asked many Christian teachers to explain the meaning of god. Either they would tell me what it was not or they would give me an answer that was unintelligible...
by DNS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is more important: Saving a life or not breaking a patimokkha rule?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: What is more important: Saving a life or not breaking a patimokkha rule?

Saving a life: On one occasion a monk, feeling compassion, released a pig trapped in a snare. He became remorseful … “What was your intention, monk?” “I was motivated by compassion, Master.” “There’s no offense for one who is motivated by compassion.” https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-bu-vb-pj2/en/bra...
by DNS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Islam - "There is no compulsion in religion", Yea, Right
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Islam - "There is no compulsion in religion", Yea, Right

Basically her options of a "normal life" are to force herself to believe and integrate into the Muslim community or resign herself to being single. It sounds like a perfect example of the need for asylum, legal immigration to another nation. I know the U.S. offers refugee status/asylum to those fac...
by DNS
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!

Happy Birthday!!
by DNS
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I share you this photo
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: I share you this photo

Namasté i share you this photo, im starting this bussiness of spray paint art, if you like it you can use it, i made it with help of youtube artist porfirio jimenez. Looks good! It reminds me of some of the formations and colors in some caves, for example, Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico, USA. https:/...
by DNS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: respecting sangha
Replies: 56
Views: 991

Re: respecting sangha

There is also a story told by Ajahn Chah, where he saw an attractive woman, and then for weeks afterwards had a massive erection which was very frustrating. The slightest touch of his robe against his "parts" meant he was in danger of sanghadisesa. So he went to a secluded kuti in the forest, where...
by DNS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: respecting sangha
Replies: 56
Views: 991

Re: respecting sangha

There could be some culture clashes at play. In traditional Buddhist (and Asian) culture, one is to show respect to an ordained monk or priest simply due to the ordination status / title and one can pay respect to the "robe" instead of the person when one is not particularly fond of a specific perso...
by DNS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Practicing both Theravada and Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: Practicing both Theravada and Nichiren Buddhism

I suppose one could practice both. In regards to the doctrines of both traditions, that might be more difficult to mix. The Lotus Sutra is somewhat critical of Theravada, believing the path of arahantship to be "inferior" to the way of the bodhisattva.
by DNS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Searching in Sri Lanka for a Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: Searching in sri lanka

Where do you live? There are Sri Lankan temples in many nations, that serve ex-pat Sri Lankans in the U.S., Australia, the UK, etc. You could check some of those out in the country you live in. afaik, most don't put any demands on the monks for learning, studying Abhidhamma so that wouldn't be an is...
by DNS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Searching in Sri Lanka for a Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: Searching in sri lanka

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: vinaya rule against ordaining in two traditions
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: vinaya rule against ordaining in two traditions

i know this exists - can someone give me a citation/quote I don't believe there is one in the Vinaya because the Vinaya was recited at the First Council in approx. 483 BCE and at that time it was the "pre-sectarian" period of Buddhism of Dhamma-Vinaya; the various sects hadn't fully developed yet. ...
by DNS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6515

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

bodom wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 pm
DO as observed in the present moment:
Good find. :thumbsup:

The Buddha said "my gosh"? :tongue:
by DNS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

I wrote an article on the appeal of Buddhism . I would say my favorite things on that list are: *A meditation technique beyond relaxation, but also for wisdom. There is a clear path for spiritual and personal development. *Compatibility with biological evolution. In my opinion, the single greatest, ...
by DNS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?
Replies: 48
Views: 632

Re: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?

Yes, perhaps "strategy" is a better term. The Buddha was interested in Dhamma propagation. He was not interested in self-enlightenment only and did teach the masses and advised his monks to do Dhamma propagation. “Wander forth, O bhikkhus, for the welfare of the multitude, for the happiness of the m...
by DNS
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2425

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

That link did not work. I'll try it again tomorrow morning. It was in German. Here is the google translate rendering to English: Saw him in the terrace shade, the highest, go up and down, I slowly went to him, greeted him, the highest man. "Cover my robe first, and I fold my hands under her, Will I...
by DNS
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2425

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Never heard of that one. Where is it in the Suttas? In the Khuddakapatha, Sutta Nipata and Theragatha. Here is a passage from Theragatha (sorry couldn't find it in English, sprechen sie deutsch?) https://suttacentral.net/thag7.4/de/sass The last part mentions taking ordination at age 7 and wearing ...
by DNS
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2425

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

There could not be a Child Lama, right? In the Suttas, nothing like that was ever said. In Theravada, there is no tulku system where elder monks seek out the rebirth of a famous or semi-famous monk. During the time of the Buddha there were a few very young monks who attained enlightenment. One of t...