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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambedkarites
Replies: 28
Views: 6648

Re: Ambedkarites

The Ambedkarites are those Buddhists (usually from the Dalit - untouchable caste of India) who follow the teachings of Dr. Ambedkar and converted to Buddhism. I received an e-mail from an Ambedkarite asking me for "proof" that the Buddha taught re-birth and in the 31 planes of existence. He claimed...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A Manual of the Excellent Man (bodhisatta path)
Replies: 64
Views: 13878

Re: A Manual of the Excellent Man

First puzzlement - is it a typo on pages 2-3 re: Sila, where it says that it manifests only as verbal purity? It does not mention bodily purity, whereas the first part of the comments does mention bodily purity. The online edition has only "verbal purity" too. Also, is the Sayadaw translating or pa...