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by Kumara
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Uposatha Calendars for 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 4463

Re: Uposatha Calendars for 2016

Does anyone have the uposatha days in Google Calender?
by Kumara
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Real Improvement Begins with ACCEPTANCE (article)
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Real Improvement Begins with ACCEPTANCE (article)

Here's a very short article I recently wrote.
by Kumara
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.
Replies: 20
Views: 1213

Re: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.

Would then should we account for its presence in the Saṃyukta (SA 785)? Most of the sutta occurences of lokuttara carry the sense of "world transcending", rather than the Abhidhammic sense. Even SA 785 was translated with this sense. Thanks for pointing out. Like I said, "I believe". Anyway, since ...
by Kumara
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.
Replies: 20
Views: 1213

Re: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.

Bhante, no one's dismissing it as a meritorious deed (puññakamma). That's not what you said. You said it was not part of the Noble Eightfold Path. Yes, I said it's not part of N8P. Perhaps rereading what I wrote earlier might help: http://www.dhammawheel.com/posting.php?mode=quote&f=23&p=361669&sid...
by Kumara
Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.
Replies: 20
Views: 1213

Re: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.

if Noble Eight Fold Path is not Punna Kamma then what is Punna Kamma? Is it giving and practicing Brahama Vihara? If so does it mean those are not part of NEFP. :thinking: I'm not sure about brahmavihara, but giving should be. Notice that dana is not in N8P? How about the two aspect of N8P? Lokiya ...
by Kumara
Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.
Replies: 20
Views: 1213

Re: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.

The act of giving donations (dāna) is motivated by the right thoughts (sammā saṅkappa) of renunciation (nekkhamma saṅkappa), so provided it is practised with the skilful intention of removing attachment then it is a factor of the Noble Eightfold Path. If donation is motivated by the desire for fort...
by Kumara
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.
Replies: 20
Views: 1213

Re: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.

SarathW wrote:if Noble Eight Fold Path is not Punna Kamma then what is Punna Kamma?
Is it giving and practicing Brahama Vihara?
If so does it mean those are not part of NEFP.
:thinking:
I'm not sure about brahmavihara, but giving should be. Notice that dana is not in N8P?
by Kumara
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.
Replies: 20
Views: 1213

Re: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.

'Wholesome' and 'unwholesome' are the standard translations of kusala and akusala . Though lexically different, the two sets of attributes apply to identical referents, so whatever is pāpa is akusala and whatever is puñña is kusala . I've been adopting an alternative view since reading that sutta o...
by Kumara
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.
Replies: 20
Views: 1213

Re: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.

Dhammanando wrote:pāpaka (exclusively a noun)[
I believe you mean "exclusively an adjective".
by Kumara
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 133214

DSI to charge abbot of Wat Dhammakaya

BANGKOK: — THE Department of Special Investigation (DSI) investigating the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative (KCUC) case has resolved to file charges against Wat Dhammakaya abbot Phra Dhammachayo and others for allegedly aiding former cooperative chairman Supachai Supa-aksorn in embezzlement and mo...
by Kumara
Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Apatti" - Horror Film May 'Destroy' Buddhism, Activists Warn
Replies: 31
Views: 9053

Re: "Apatti" - Horror Film May 'Destroy' Buddhism, Activists Warn

The planned release of this new film has stirred up some debate in Thailand: Horror Film May 'Destroy' Buddhism, Activists Warn ... “You have to be careful in exposing some issues to the public, because it may affect the [religious] institution or national security ,” he said. Horrors of horrors! W...
by Kumara
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Noon time
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Noon time

In "The Buddhist Monks Precepts" by Bhante Dhammavudho he states that the time after eating food is not allowed is the highest elevation of the sun, in Maysia and Singapure this is about 13:15, has anyone come across a source that calculates this per country? That time is relatively true only for P...
by Kumara
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Noon time
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Noon time

mikenz66 wrote:The relationship between solar noon and clock time varies up and down by about 15 minutes over a year:
More like 30 minutes.
by Kumara
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Stuckness, indecision, doubt, commitment, self-worth and spiritual burnout.
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

Re: Stuckness, indecision, doubt, commitment, self-worth and spiritual burnout.

oli wrote:Can anybody suggest some teachers who may work closely with me in the UK or North-West England?
Generally, the teachers of the Aj Chah tradition are recommended. Have you tried Aj Munindo?
by Kumara
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Stuckness, indecision, doubt, commitment, self-worth and spiritual burnout.
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

Re: Stuckness, indecision, doubt, commitment, self-worth and spiritual burnout.

Great advice in terms of developing a close relationship with myself... but again I'm filled with doubt about how to best go about putting effort into practice. It seems more like you've overdone 'efforting'. I see 2 things would help you: SETTLING: Your eagerness is causing agitation. Stop. Take a...