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by morning mist
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Does a lay Arahant die if he doesn't join the Sangha?
Replies: 15
Views: 4569

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: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Does a lay Arahant die if he doesn't join the Sangha?
Replies: 15
Views: 4569

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: 598

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: 924

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: 2433

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...
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

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

When the actions taken for achieving prosperity is also a means to contribute to other people in society, it not only benefit oneself, but the society that we live in as well. Prosperity shouldn't just be an end in itself, but merely a means to some wholesome purpose. For example, to benefit oneself...
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a website for Sarnath with contact info for temple?
Replies: 6
Views: 924

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

Hi Cooran,

This is just the kind of information I am looking for . Thanks for posting it. :twothumbsup:
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Light of Buddhadharma Foundation & Annual Tipitaka Chanting
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Re: Light of Buddhadharma Foundation & Annual Tipitaka Chanting

I have to say they are doing really great work. I wasn't aware of this project until you post it. It is true that the organization and its mission deserves greater recognition. I particularly like the Beautiful Bodhgaya project that they are carrying out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlZby39FocQ&f...
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: BuddhaNet
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: BuddhaNet

Thanks to Cooran it is up again . I was just looking up some info in the data base and saw it. :toast:
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

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

But a householders life does not necessarily imply intricate involvement in worldly affairs and family life. I just think that for most householders, that is the case. But sometimes there are exceptions in some cases. What I wanted to say is just that with reference to the goal, liberation, everyth...
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

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

Since lay and monastics have different priorities , ... That isn't "given" but a matter of choice ... If you ask the general lay population, many put things like romance, fun, etc..before enlightenment. When you ask the genuine monks who ordained, their priorities would likely be the path of enligh...
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

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

With reference to the goal, liberation, everything that is good for a monk is good for a householder too. How could it be otherwise? Kind regards Hi TMingyur, A monastic's livelihood is teaching the dhamma. And people support their work by providing them with the basic necessities. The preparation ...
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

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

Hi Nori, Thanks for the post. "What is the accomplishment of initiative /persistent effort?
"Herein, Vyagghapajja, by whatever occupation a householder makes his living, whether by farming, trading, rearing cattle, archery, service under the king, or by any other kind of craft — at that he becomes s...
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a website for Sarnath with contact info for temple?
Replies: 6
Views: 924

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

Is there a Sarnath website listing the contact info for the Temples at that site. I only saw info for Burmese temple there but no info for the Maha Bodhi Society in Sarnath or Japanese temple, Chinese Temple, Thai Temple, etc..This is one of the four important places, but there is no website for it .
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: BuddhaNet
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: BuddhaNet

Looks like it is back up again.
by morning mist
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

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

To take this point a little further, maybe its good for a householder to nurture some 'desire'/'drive'/'motivation' or dare say - 'passion', to accomplish his goals. Maybe he would recommend this also, for the householder. For householders, definitely yes. It is a common mistake to think that the B...
by morning mist
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Pre-Buddhist Indian Sages/Wisdom
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: Pre-Buddhist Indian Sages/Wisdom

The state of nirvana described is somewhat different in Jainism than the Buddha. The Buddha’s concept of nibbana is the removal of raga, dosa, and moha. Even before that it is a common term used by the general population as a word that refered to blowing out the fire. I guess back then there is no e...
by morning mist
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Historical researches about the origin of Pitakas?
Replies: 12
Views: 2666

Re: Historical researches about the origin of Pitakas?

For example, this is what he wrote about the Satipatthana : "The contemplation of dhammas has also undergone large scale expansion. The original text included just the five hindrances and the seven awakening factors. The five aggregates, six sense media, and four noble truths were added later." Ther...
by morning mist
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

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

Hi Mikenz, Many stream-enterers and once returners can be sexually active and enjoy the lay life just like anyone else. There are instructions only for householders relating to making money and love relationships, etc..These are not necessarily related to monastics or enlightenment but has more to d...
by morning mist
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

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

Perhaps a little off topic, but I was puzzled why the word "secular" was being used, since I normally thing of secular as opposed to religious. However: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/secular" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; secular [sek-yuh-ler]   adjective 1. of or pertainin...