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by Mr Man
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Papayana???
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Papayana???

I thought it was a cross between a papaya and a banana. :tongue:
by Mr Man
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhunis junior to Bhikkhus rule
Replies: 53
Views: 3395

Re: Bhikkhunis junior to Bhikkhus rule

daverupa wrote: I must agree that we can't operate in realms of assurance,
What we can be sure about is that the garudhammas are a part of the Theravada tradition and canon, be they valid or not.
by Mr Man
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhunis junior to Bhikkhus rule
Replies: 53
Views: 3395

Re: Bhikkhunis junior to Bhikkhus rule

daverupa wrote:
Zom wrote:Even if we agree that they are a later addition - this simply means nothing.
It means the garudhammas aren't Buddhavacana.
I really don't think we are in the position to determine what was actually spoken or laid down by the historical Buddha, if that is what you mean by "Buddhavacana".
by Mr Man
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhunis junior to Bhikkhus rule
Replies: 53
Views: 3395

Re: Bhikkhunis junior to Bhikkhus rule

otherwise I think the importance of this lineage thing is just your fabrication and not the teaching of the Buddha....I guess....but don't know for sure.... chownah I think the idea the idea of lineage (or tradition) is not purely Zom's creation. In my opinion we need to accept that Theravada Buddh...
by Mr Man
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhunis junior to Bhikkhus rule
Replies: 53
Views: 3395

Re: Bhikkhunis junior to Bhikkhus rule

Why didn't he just come out and say he'll get in trouble if he ordains bhikkhunis, because that's the bottom line. I thought bhikkhuni ordained bhikkhuni? The community which Ajahn Sumedho led in the UK did a great deal for woman who wanted to live the holy life and created the opportunity for woma...
by Mr Man
Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: sammāsamādhi: the four jhānas
Replies: 19
Views: 2932

Re: sammāsamādhi: the four jhānas

Going slightly o/t It seems that some have a natural predisposition to deeper concentration possibly it the same way that some seem to have a natural predisposition for playing an instrument.
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Dry vipassana?
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

Re: Dry vipassana?

Another unnecessary label.
:)
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: evil person or just evil actions?
Replies: 61
Views: 3592

Re: evil person or just evil actions?

Perhaps I am mistaken but I know of no culture where murder is considered 'normal'. There are situations within many cultures/societies were the taking of human life is considered acceptable or even appropriate. There is a suggestion that morality is not dependent on culture nor religion and that i...
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: evil person or just evil actions?
Replies: 61
Views: 3592

Re: evil person or just evil actions?

Evil is also relative. What would be seen in one society as evil could be seen as normal or even just or righteous in another. One counties evil malevolent demon can be another's hero. It would also seem that the karmic consequences of an act are also not determined by the nature of the actual act b...
by Mr Man
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Late origin?
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: Late origin?

I see two advantages in pondering over the uncertainty of the accuracy or even authenticity of the suttas:one does not get entangled in dogmatism regarding the contents of the suttas and seeing the unreliability of intellectual knowledge, one is pushed towards the practice, which is the only way to...
by Mr Man
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Late origin?
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: Late origin?

As practitioners I don't think that we need to worry too much about late and early origin as the teachings are not meant as an historical record. At this stage in the game I think ideas of real and fake are irrelevant.
by Mr Man
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 1000 Bhikkhunis in the World
Replies: 70
Views: 8037

Re: 1000 Bhikkhunis in the World

Achan Chah argued that it didn't matter what your lineage was it was how you behaved as a monk that is important. I'm not sure that that is really the right way to phrase it. The story I have heard is that Ajahn Chah asked Ajahn Mun if he should reordain in the Dhammayut and Ajahn Mun asked Ajahn C...
by Mr Man
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?
Replies: 156
Views: 22001

Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

manasikara wrote: Let's be honest, what is the number one reason for monks disrobing?
I don't think that not being able to remain celibate is the number one reason for monks disrobing (going off topic).
by Mr Man
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?
Replies: 156
Views: 22001

Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Onward Buddhist soldiars.
by Mr Man
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?
Replies: 156
Views: 22001

Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

O/T Is Richard Gombrich a Buddhist?