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by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: In reagard of invitations and taking what is not given
Replies: 5
Views: 2774

In reagard of invitations and taking what is not given

Dear friends, I like to point out an maybe importand issue in reagard of accumulate good "teachers" in regard of some amount of real knowledge and understanding. Usually even they appear from time to time they are soon on the flight again as far as I had seen on may places. A Bhikkhu or somebody who...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are we responsible for the actions of others?
Replies: 26
Views: 5223

Re: Are we responsible for the actions of others?

Dear theY, no, that is my bad skill you are doing perfect. Not at all, neither this nor that, but to use food only to maintain the body without taking what is not given, no use to talk about killing or harming that is for everybody logical and also to do not tell others to make it ones use. I just w...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out
Replies: 41
Views: 6156

Re: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out

At one point, wouldn't it be better to make a choice? Hi David, why? To be on a set-path, not just picking and choosing the palatable parts and leaving behind the "harder" stuff like precepts, commandments, etc. To master a path, to make progress, rather than getting lost in a thicket of views. Jus...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 5138

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

Yes Mike as told before: "They are, they are. No offense, but just not in regard of the topic and not as a prerequisite to develope virtue for further attainmaints. If they are used as a kind of Bhavana, just be careful that they to not develope wrong views" What Dhamma will you like to focus on, it...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 5138

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

Its also very present for me, I see tousands doing that every Sila-day and continue their ways short after in busniess as usual, even while re-taking then, but they feel lighter in some how when they do it again after that ritual. And you know, its somehow quick done today, we are very mobile. Or d...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 5138

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

That sounds quite more serious Mike. Thanks for the share. But it is also somehow strange, why only in reagrad to the Sangha, offens confession in regard to the Sangha, confession of just offenses in direction of Sangha? That is simply internal confession to keep the peace of the Sangha, so not in r...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 5138

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

Dear Mike, I repect your view, and I am always open to learn, so how would you explain that a reciting of "may the Dhamma accept my admission of it" would be useful in regard of re-taking precepts and making a confession in coherence with the eightfold path or even realted suttas not to speak of rig...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are we responsible for the actions of others?
Replies: 26
Views: 5223

Re: Are we responsible for the actions of others?

Well TheY, we also need to think on, that not all teacher have the best intentions even they receit correct. There are many who would be not able to live a week without meat especialy in Thailand. Intentions find always tricky ways: One way is to teach the devoted and donors that it is ok to eat mea...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 5138

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

Nice ritual, but not very effective for the most. Well, of course, I don't share your opinion since I find the morning and evening chants extremely useful. I do them daily with the monks if I am staying at the Wat on a retreat. They are, they are. No offense, but just not in regard of the topic and...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 5138

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

...Rahula sutta Dmytro, thanks for sharing this importand sample (how to do it) above. It's part of the standard evening chanting in Thailand and some other places in Asia: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/dhammayut/chanting.html#evening" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (BOW...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Asking about non parajika expulsion
Replies: 34
Views: 7217

Re: Asking about non parajika expulsion

I have cleaned up my earlier post to make it easier to read who is saying what. is a novice not a person? Yes, but not every person is a novice. In the text yoz have provided befor, there is written person, while her it goes in regard to already Novice. This is regarding the novice repercussions it...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 5138

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

There is no requisite for confessing for lay-people I can think of but confession is certainly part of Buddhism here are some I know of Thanks for your share, Cittasanto, of the Vinaya aspect, of course ther is no rule that one needs to confess a misdeed for Laypeople, but actually it is a requisit...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are we responsible for the actions of others?
Replies: 26
Views: 5223

Re: Are we responsible for the actions of others?

Maarten, if you like to make it that hard, simply don't use money at all. To relay on what makes guilty feelings is sometimes very good, as long as it is not based on to much speculations in advanced. To watch the own intentions is very importand and right intention is threefold. No-greed, no-harmin...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How do you note impermanence, dissatisfaction, and non-self?
Replies: 14
Views: 3660

Re: How do you note impermanence, dissatisfaction, and non-self?

Sound all very good Mal, much mudita! And also wish you much joy by exploring the mind and gaining insight step by step. The tinitus sound is for sure a good place to observe if it is presenter as any thing else. You will be amazed who it will diapear if you do it in the right way, but just go back ...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Asking about non parajika expulsion
Replies: 34
Views: 7217

Re: Asking about non parajika expulsion

Does not really fit to: types who should not be ordained as bhikkhus - a person who has sexually molested a bhikkhunī This list is how every interessting, as it seems to be easier to resist as a novice then as a Bhikkhu if we look at the pārājikas in the Patimokkha is a novice not a person?[/color]...