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by Kumara
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 139950

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Wow... This reminds me of David Koresh's Branch Davidian cult, a major difference breing that Dhammakaya is much better equipped. Better equipped in what sense? Do they have weapons? barbed wires, excavators, hammers, rocket/missile, spaceships, money, money, money.... We can now add monks and lay ...
by Kumara
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 139950

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Here are the latest news: Razor-sharp confrontation Dhammakaya temple has added military-grade concertina wire and more security cameras, as the senior Buddhist abbot of Pathum Thani province agrees to help. http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/996577/provincial-abbot-agrees-to-help-dsi Fears of...
by Kumara
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?
Replies: 13
Views: 2008

Re: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?

Although we can't say for sure, considering the use of peyyala/repetition, it's possible that "massu" (It should be "massuṁ" actually.) should be applied as in the sentence you formed above. On second thoughts, the peyyala elision shouldn't matter. We can assume "na parimukhaṁ kārāpetabbaṁ" as a co...
by Kumara
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?
Replies: 13
Views: 2008

Re: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?

It's nothing to do with the mouth or the nose. Well then what do you make of this quote from the Cūḷavagga of the Vinaya Piṭaka? 'Na, bhikkhave, massu parimukhaṃ kārāpetabbaṃ' the beard is not to be done [=cut/trimmed] parimukhaṃ (ie. wearing a moustache is not allowed) massu (śmaśru) is well known...
by Kumara
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 139950

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

gavesako wrote:Supreme Patriarch row won't help clergy

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Indeed. So, who has the power to dismantle the Sangha Council?
by Kumara
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Uposatha Calendars for 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 4594

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: 851

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: 1270

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: 1270

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: 1270

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: 1270

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: 1270

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: 1270

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: 1270

Re: "Evil" unwholesome deeds.

Dhammanando wrote:pāpaka (exclusively a noun)[
I believe you mean "exclusively an adjective".