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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Almsround monk can request for vegetarian foods ?
Replies: 34
Views: 880

Re: Almsround monk can request for vegetarian foods ?

I think that it is at least as much to do with our sedentary life-style as it is to the amount or type of food that we eat. You are unlikely to see an overweight or diabetic forest monk who is living the traditional itinerant homeless life. Ajahn Mun.jpg Mahāsi Sayādaw was not a forest-dwelling monk...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Almsround monk can request for vegetarian foods ?
Replies: 34
Views: 880

Re: Almsround monk can request for vegetarian foods ?

The training rule gives only occasions of sickness as grounds for exemption. When asked, I tell my supporters that food with a low glycemic index is best for me. No white bread, white rice, biscuits, cake, or sweets. Whole grains like porridge or wholemeal bread are my preferred source of carbohydr...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New beings/minds formation
Replies: 19
Views: 430

Re: New beings/minds formation

∞+1=∞ Some things are not worth speculating about. "It's just as if a man were wounded with an arrow thickly smeared with poison. His friends & companions, kinsmen & relatives would provide him with a surgeon, and the man would say, 'I won't have this arrow removed until I know whether the man who w...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Almsround monk can request for vegetarian foods ?
Replies: 34
Views: 880

Re: Almsround monk can request for vegetarian foods ?

Pacittiya 10 did not mentioned about funds can be a means to buy something else other than robe . Because the monks would not need anything other than foods (obtain by alms-round or invitation) and robe , it is reasonable to understand the Sole purpose of the fund given should be for offering the r...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Almsround monk can request for vegetarian foods ?
Replies: 34
Views: 880

Re: Almsround monk can request for vegetarian foods ?

The rule about accepting donations via a steward is the longest in the Pāṭimokkha. This is the full translation from Buddhist Monastic Code. Nissaggiyā Pācittiya 10. In case a king, a royal official, a brahmin or a householder sends a robe fund for the sake of a bhikkhu via a messenger (saying), “Ha...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Almsround monk can request for vegetarian foods ?
Replies: 34
Views: 880

Re: Almsround monk can request for vegetarian foods ?

Another side question , if a monk had a lay person (messenger / kappiya) receiving and keeping money on his behalf , does that violates precept? Not unless he instructs a lay person to give money to his kappiya, or instructs the kappiya to buy this or that. The money is held in trust by the kappiya...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would the Buddha kill a human for the greater good?
Replies: 37
Views: 1002

Re: Would the Buddha kill a human for the greater good?

In a past life buddha was a man called the patient swami a king who did not like swamis ordered his legs cut off the patient swami said my patience is not in my legs so the king testing the swamis patience cut off his arms he said my patience is not in my arms then the king ordered his head cut off...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: hi

Well, you got as far as joining this forum so you cannot be fully unenlightened.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 21
Views: 611

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

Read the description in the Visuddhimagga on the practice of loving-kindness (metta) from page 291 onwards. It deals with how to get rid of anger/hate. To start with, he should review the danger in hate and the advantage in patience. 2. Why? Because hate has to be abandoned and patience attained in ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 193
Views: 76640

Re: your home altar/shrine

This is my current shrine.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Next Emperor
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: The Next Emperor

In ancient times World-turning Monarchs lived by Dhamma. When the lineage of that noble practice was broken, the life-span of human beings declined, and all manner of wickedness increased.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Next Emperor
Replies: 8
Views: 670

The Next Emperor

As the Emperor was getting old, and had no children, he called together the children of all his courtiers and gave them each a seed. He told them, “Whoever grows the best flower will be the next Emperor.” The children all took their seeds home, planted them, and watched over them carefully. The son ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 1390

Re: Mahasi Noting for main practice

Use whatever free time you have to practise. If you have one hour, walk for 20 minutes noting each part of the steps in detail, then sit for 40 minutes noting the rising/falling movements. During the day, practise during quiet moments. I meditate regularly when going out for alms, sitting on the bus...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How difficult it is to obtain human life ?
Replies: 24
Views: 688

Re: How difficult it is to obtain human life ?

1. Manussacutiniraya Suttaṃ (S.v.474) Deceased Human Beings Reborn in Hell Then the Blessed One picked up a small amount of dust on the tip of his fingernail and said to the monks: “What do you think, monks, which is greater? This small amount of dust on my fingernail, or the great earth?” “Venerab...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Humour - wrong speach?
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: Humour - wrong speach?

Always remember that kamma is intention. If some people don't get it and take offence at satire that is their bad kamma, not yours. The target of the How to beat your wife skit, is the wicked teaching that says it is acceptable to beat your wife. Of course, if humour pokes fun at others in a cruel a...