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by Sanghamitta
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Advice re. Ven Ajahn Sumedho, please.
Replies: 22
Views: 3444

Re: Advice re. Ven Ajahn Sumedho, please.

Ah the fun of cultural diffrences. I was told by a monk at a vihara I attended regularly that the Sangha had requested that the secretary should request ( we're getting there ) that the the laity bring only vegetarian food when possible. A few weeks later a group of lay folks laid on a special Dana ...
by Sanghamitta
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tathāgatagarbha and Buddha-dhātu
Replies: 53
Views: 5862

Re: Tathāgatagarbha and Buddha-dhātu

My off-the-cuff response is: Because there is nothing to be enlightened. Buddha nature seems to imply some kind of underlying true self. Enlightenment illuminates the anatta nature of phenomena. Maybe someone else can give a more precise answer. Indeed. "Buddha nature" doctrine it seems to me , is ...
by Sanghamitta
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?
Replies: 98
Views: 13535

Re: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?

Being an Arahant is no big deal, but do heed Luang Por Chah's advice on the matter. :) Best wishes in all. I dont see how anyone could rightly judge that who was not an Arahant, unless you are saying......? I think FA is referring to one of Ajahn Chah's many iconoclastic statements from "No Ajahn C...
by Sanghamitta
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?
Replies: 98
Views: 13535

Re: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?

floating_abu wrote:Being an Arahant is no big deal, but do heed Luang Por Chah's advice on the matter. :) Best wishes in all.
I dont see how anyone could rightly judge that who was not an Arahant, unless you are saying......?
by Sanghamitta
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Advice re. Ven Ajahn Sumedho, please.
Replies: 22
Views: 3444

Re: Advice re. Ven Ajahn Sumedho, please.

Hello Dazzlebling, you dont say whether you are a boy duck or a girl duck.. :smile: I guess from your reference to an escort you are a woman. If so then you need to take particular care not to offer to put any gift into the Ajahn's hands directly, as you say, he will indicate where to put things. Ju...