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by 2600htz
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1756

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

he was ok with that. Yes, females can become arahants. It is obvious. And yes, feminism probably will cause a cascade of events that will deteriorate the dhamma, .. Yes. If the Sangha discourages Bhikkhunis to ordain, it will just cause that some particular females push harder and make more damage....
by 2600htz
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1756

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

Hello: I think that when the Buddha accepted that females could ordain, it was like breaking a seal, and he was pretty clear about this. But he was ok with that, he traded longevity of the true dhamma for diversity. And again, he was ok with that. Yes, females can become arahants. And yes, feminism ...
by 2600htz
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1555

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Theravadins accept 'Garudhamma's but SuttaCentral says it as inauthentic. Many of their site's essays are on gender equality. Even the sutta analysis is biased towards proving gender equality. Here are some examples: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/separate-but-equal-the-ideal-doctrine-for-mon...
by 2600htz
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1555

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Hello:

I read the topic posts but they were mainly general statements about what "suttacentral is supposed to be".
Could you provide some links about how suttacentral is catering feminist ideologies?.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 32
Views: 1667

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

Hello:

It means that while being mindful of the breath you calm your mind :rofl: .

Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finding quiet living conditions as a householder
Replies: 17
Views: 749

Re: Finding quiet living conditions as a householder

Hello: As a householder i just moved to a rural area. If you cant do that, there are always quiet neighborhoods in the cities. You can also make an investment in sound isolation for your house or apartment. If you cant do any of those, just make more money so in the future you can solve the problem....
by 2600htz
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Thought Experiment

[SN 12.68] Then Ven. Pavittha said to Ven. Musila, "Musila, my friend, putting aside conviction, putting aside preference, putting aside tradition, putting aside reasoning through analogies, putting aside an agreement through pondering views: Do you have truly personal knowledge.............. When ...
by 2600htz
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monk
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: Monk

Hello:

I think someone with good discernment regarding his future capacity to endure and find satisfaction in the training and lifestyle of a monk.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentariness
Replies: 21
Views: 506

Re: Momentariness

Hello:

Hmm it is quite obvious that all impermanent things are subject to momentariness, the only relevant question is how long are those moments lasting.

Regards
by 2600htz
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?
Replies: 36
Views: 901

Re: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?

Hello: There is a kind of delight in the dhamma that has attachment and its not wholesome. In AN 11.17 Ananda explains for instance that some people are unable to become arahants in this lifetime because of that, and "just" become anagamis, because of that subtle desire to experience attainments. "T...
by 2600htz
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it unwholesome to criticise ordained monks?
Replies: 44
Views: 1593

Re: Is it unwholesome to criticise ordained monks?

Hello: Criticism is a word that might be taken out of context, but i think a lay person can certainly disapprove the behavior of a monk. Dhaniya then went to King Bimbisāra’s house and sat down on the appointed seat. The King approached Dhaniya, bowed down to him, and sat down to one side. He then s...
by 2600htz
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Arahant's attention
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: The Arahant's attention

Hello:

An arahants attention tends towards the wholesome and dwelling at ease.
Compassion, love and kindness, seclusion, contentment, dhamma,being mindful, sometimes curiosity, concentration, helping others and fulfilling their duties.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?
Replies: 20
Views: 691

Re: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?

Hello: I don´t think thats in the texts!. The kind of meditation you are suggesting is more in line with trance,hypnosis, holding your breath, experience with drugs, mantras, african rituals, etc. There are suttas (MN-121 and MN-122) that explain what the Buddha actually means by emptiness, and its ...
by 2600htz
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 713
Views: 46936

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

@2600htz and justindesilva: Sorry I missed it. May be the word “automatically” needs to removed from my statement:” "It is true that Buddha Dhamma is Dependent Origination (DO), or Paticca Samuppada. But that is not separate from Tilakkhana (Characteristics of Nature: anicca, dukkha, anatta). Under...
by 2600htz
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 713
Views: 46936

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello Lal: 1) You are getting into several different discussions in this topic, so i was hesitated to ask another question, but because you are well versed its fun to get your responses, so i ask. 2) You previously stated (Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:53 am) "It is true that Buddha Dhamma is Dependent Origina...