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by morning mist
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New Bhikkhu Bodhi Interview
Replies: 188
Views: 14564

Re: New Bhikkhu Bodhi Interview

The Buddha gave a lot of advice to rulers and lay people about how to build a decent society. ...It therefore therefore seems to me highly appropriate for our monastic teachers to give us advice on such issues. Just as they give us advice on our own personal development. Our personal development is...
by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a website for Sarnath with contact info for temple?
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: Is there a website for Sarnath with contact info for temple?

I've never been to a Goenka retreat in India so I can't tell you. I've only seen the Goenka centers from the outside in India. Almost every temple I decided to stay at was very welcoming, but be prepared - it is very basic. Some tips if never been to India (what an adventure) - Try to avoid going d...
by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Ajahn Chah a sammaBuddha or Paccekabuddha Buddha ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2514

Re: Is Ajahn Chah a sammaBuddha or Paccekabuddha Buddha ?

Hi Tilt, My question was whether they can be called Paccekabuddha or not instead of whether they can reach a state that the Buddha taught them. The question makes no sense. it applies to the Arahant that are not Samma Sam Buddha or Paccekabuddha . For example, while the Buddha can access informatio...
by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Ajahn Chah a sammaBuddha or Paccekabuddha Buddha ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2514

Re: Is Ajahn Chah a sammaBuddha or Paccekabuddha Buddha ?

Hi Tilt, My question was whether they can be called Paccekabuddha or not instead of whether they can reach a state that the Buddha taught them. While his disciples can reach the states he taught , but I wouldn't call them Samma sambuddhas or Paccekabuddha . While certain limitations doesn't apply to...
by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 3459

Re: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder

Hi Mikenz, I thought of the non-returner potter, but I was hoping for some modern examples of how this can be applied. I say it is possible and there are some exceptions, but it is not easy in the lay life ( I am not talking about the monastic life). ---------- For lay people with many other priorit...
by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Ajahn Chah a sammaBuddha or Paccekabuddha Buddha ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2514

Re: Is Ajahn Chah a sammaBuddha or Paccekabuddha Buddha ?

So you mean we have a few Samma sambuddha with us right now ( let's say if Ajahn sumedho and his disciples are enlightened)
by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Ajahn Chah a sammaBuddha or Paccekabuddha Buddha ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2514

Is Ajahn Chah a sammaBuddha or Paccekabuddha Buddha ?

Are enlightened disciples of the Buddha considered Samma sambuddhas or Paccekabuddhas Buddhas ? Let's say Ajahn Mun , Ajahn Chan, and Ajahn Sumedho ( for example) are fully enlightened , are they considered Buddhas or Silent Buddhas as well ?
by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 3459

Re: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder

Stream Entry or Once Returning are not to be considered as "liberation", so my statement still is valid: As far as liberation is concerned what is good for a monk is good for a housholder. The texts mentioned four stages, but if you are only speaking about Non-returning and above when saying "liber...
by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Does a lay Arahant die if he doesn't join the Sangha?
Replies: 15
Views: 5385

Re: Does a lay Arahant die if he doesn't join the Sangha?

Their enlightenment are similar, but still they are not considered Buddhas or Silent Buddhas. Otherwise we can say that there are many Buddhas and Silent Buddhas right after the Buddha's parinibbana and even some right now. But did the text say that it is possible to have more than one Buddhas or ma...
by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Does a lay Arahant die if he doesn't join the Sangha?
Replies: 15
Views: 5385

Re: Does a lay Arahant die if he doesn't join the Sangha?

No matter how similar Arahants are not considered Buddha or Silent Buddha. The Buddha mentioned that there will be Arahants after he entered Parinibbana , but he didn't say that there will be many Buddhas imnediately after he entered Parinibbana . Only after the dhamma disappear will there be anothe...
by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Does a lay Arahant die if he doesn't join the Sangha?
Replies: 15
Views: 5385

Re: Does a lay Arahant die if he doesn't join the Sangha?

Hi Retro,

Indeed I have seen Buddhas being regarded as Arahants , but I have never seen Arahants disciples being regarded as Samma Sambuddhas or Paccekabuddhas anywhere.
by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Does a lay Arahant die if he doesn't join the Sangha?
Replies: 15
Views: 5385

Re: Does a lay Arahant die if he doesn't join the Sangha?

The text didn't mention that a Samma Sambuddha would die if he doesn't establish a sangha and teach, same goes with a Paccekabuddha. It just says Arahant. I wouldn't assume that an Arahant is a Paccekabuddha .
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disability pension and Right Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Disability pension and Right Livelihood

Hi everyone, I'm wondering, if someone has a serious disability, and lives on a government pension, does this fall under wrong livelihood? If someone has a serious disability , then it is great that there is a program that help takes care of someone in this situation or else how would someone takes...
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a website for Sarnath with contact info for temple?
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: Is there a website for Sarnath with contact info for temple?

Hi Nori,

I am also planning to attend a Goenka retreat. I am not sure what is the difference between the one in Jaipur, Sarnath, or Bodhgaya. I will definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing Nori.
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 3459

Re: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder

What I wanted to say is just that with reference to the goal, liberation, everything that is good for a monk is good for a householder too. How could it be otherwise? If relinquishing all wealth and property was good for everyone (with any disposition), then why would the Buddha teach (and advocate...