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by hermitwin
Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk who disrobe reordain?
Replies: 55
Views: 9120

Re: Can a monk who disrobe reordain?

Thanks for the all the comments.
What is the rationale for this rule?
Is it purely to discourage monks from breaking the rules?
by hermitwin
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Any recommandation for a good book on meditation?
Replies: 15
Views: 3518

Re: Any recommandation for a good book on meditation?

Yes, books by Godwin Samararatne and Ayya khema.
by hermitwin
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk who disrobe reordain?
Replies: 55
Views: 9120

Re: Can a monk who disrobe reordain?

What if the monk goes to another country or another tradition?
Why cant the monk be forgiven if he has repented?
by hermitwin
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we all mad?
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Are we all mad?

Is there a sutta that says' what is important to a fool is unimportant to the
wise and vice versa'?
by hermitwin
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk who disrobe reordain?
Replies: 55
Views: 9120

Can a monk who disrobe reordain?

When a monk has broken major rules, he is forced to disrobe.
Can he become a monk again?
by hermitwin
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we all mad?
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Are we all mad?

Recently, I read this 'According to the Buddha, until and unless we are enlightened, we are all crazy. So we are living in a crazy world.'
Any comments?
by hermitwin
Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: going for alms?
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: going for alms?

acinteyyo wrote:Good idea Zom, maybe I give it a try...


best wishes, acinteyyo
If you dont mind travelling to Asia, I can recommend a
meditation centre. It is run by a burmese monk who was
a doctor. he speaks english.
You dont have to be a monk to live at the centre, but you
do have to keep 8 precepts.

cheers.
by hermitwin
Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Pali Canon Recommendation for Christmas Gift?
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

Re: Pali Canon Recommendation for Christmas Gift?

You can download it for free at access to insight.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I wish your son all the best in his quest.
Its wonderful to see someone seeking the dhamma
in this materialistic world. Cheers.
by hermitwin
Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The middle way between accepting or fighting illness
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: The middle way between accepting or fighting illness

I used to have the same problems.
Obviously, your lifestyle is not working for you.
I solved my problem by completely changing my lifestyle.
I quit my job and work form home, flexible hours.

You need to change your life.
Long term insomnia is not good for you.
by hermitwin
Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka retreat- aversion towards Chanting
Replies: 144
Views: 26054

Re: Goenka retreat- aversion towards Chanting

The recordings played at the retreat are not proper chanting.
Its a lot of mumbling and moaning by Goenka,
I found it very disturbing.
Does anyone have the recording?
We should ask a knowledgeable monk what the content is.
by hermitwin
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: One of the best meditation teacher; Ayya Khema
Replies: 1
Views: 442

One of the best meditation teacher; Ayya Khema

Free audio recordings of meditation retreat.

http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/334/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by hermitwin
Sun May 22, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Hinayana a derogatory term?
Replies: 60
Views: 6177

Re: Is Hinayana a derogatory term?

I think its good to err on the side of caution.
So I will not use that term again.

Theravada seems clear enough.
Unless there are other objections to "Theravada" as well.
by hermitwin
Sat May 21, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Hinayana a derogatory term?
Replies: 60
Views: 6177

Re: Is Hinayana a derogatory term?

So, I guess we should stop using the term hina.
by hermitwin
Sat May 21, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Hinayana a derogatory term?
Replies: 60
Views: 6177

Is Hinayana a derogatory term?

Is Hinayana a derogatory term?
Does anyone know the meaning of hina?
by hermitwin
Sat May 21, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why such a difference?
Replies: 236
Views: 16175

Re: Why such a difference?

Many of us are familiar with criticisms of Tibetan Buddhism. But the proof of the pudding is in the eating. How has tibetan monks fared? A good example is Mattieu Ricard. A french scientist who was certified 'happiest' man in the world. Obviously, he has found great happiness in TB. I would urge eve...