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by Dhammanando
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations

But what is with the green robes? I'm not sure, but I suspect it's for the same reason that the monks of the Santi Asoke Sangha wear a non-standard colour. Since they regard themselves as bhikkhus they have to wear robes of some sort. But since they're officially considered to be not bhikkhus (for ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:44 am
I wonder what happened in the old saga of my old friend Ajahn Yantra and the Thai authorities? :spy: :shrug:
This is the last news I heard of him.

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/720939 ... -thailand/
by Dhammanando
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations

It's horrifying how little understanding of vinaya a senior religious official has: [...] The highlighted text is utter nonsense. The monk who has sex ceases to be a monk the instant he has sex. Well, yes, but it's not yet established as a public fact that he is no longer a monk. In the instruction...
by Dhammanando
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Types of Kamma
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Types of Kamma

See chapter 5 of the Abhidhammatthasaṅgaha.

https://www.saraniya.com/books/meditati ... dhamma.pdf
by Dhammanando
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Causes for gratitude
Replies: 89
Views: 1409

Re: Causes for gratitude

Thanks for the sutta references.....in mn142 I did not see if the buddha ended up accepting the robes or not......did he accept them? I see now that it doesn't say. Do monks express gratitude when receiving requisits?.....if not is there a reason why not? At the moment of receiving the appropriate ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Causes for gratitude
Replies: 89
Views: 1409

Re: Causes for gratitude

I hope that someone will be able to show me a sutta where the buddha expressed gratitude.....and.....now that we know some relevant pali terms it should be much easier for someone to find such a sutta if it exists. The Dakkhiṇāvibhaṅgasutta (MN 142) and Gotamīsutta (AN 8:51). In each the Buddha gra...
by Dhammanando
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6225
Views: 603362

Re: the great rebirth debate

nituardistf wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:13 pm
i disagree. if one has not attained stream entry, why bother talking about arahantship?
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

With which post are you disagreeing?
by Dhammanando
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

Did the Buddha ever actually encourage/believe in these things? In the Adhipateyyasutta one of the things taught as conducive to making an effort to abandon the unwholesome is the belief that devas might be watching you. https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/an3.40 And in the Apaṇṇakasutta belief in a...
by Dhammanando
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Name of the Buddha
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Name of the Buddha

Do Theravadins call the Buddha 'Sakyamuni', or is this a Mahayana term? Historically, what is the earliest use of the name 'Sakyamuni'? In the Pali Tipiṭaka Sakyamunī is a very minor epithet, occurring only twice in the Vinaya, once each in the Dīgha and Saṃyutta Nikāyas, and eight times in the Khu...
by Dhammanando
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 3927

Re: Are you claiming that khandhas is not dukkha?

Are you claiming that khandhas is not dukkha? I'm saying that your definition of nirodha as "disintegration of the khandhas" is at odds with how it is defined in the Buddha's first sermon and, moreover, is unsupported anywhere else in the suttas. In this — as in so many other things — your error se...
by Dhammanando
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 3927

Re: Old decrepit Arahant feels pain, and pain is dukkha

The disintegration of the khandh stops all kinds of dukkha. So why then is the old, decrepit, weak Arahant not commit suicide, which then will lead to the collapse of the khandas? In the definition of cessation that I quoted from the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, the phrase "that very craving" inclu...
by Dhammanando
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 200
Views: 3927

Re: Old decrepit Arahant feels pain, and pain is dukkha

The disintegration of the khandhas is the cessation of suffering. Sorry but the above is wrong. Why bother continuing to post what is false to educated Buddhists? :shrug: https://suttacentral.net/sn36.6/en/bodhi "Bhikkhus, when the instructed noble disciple is contacted by a painful feeling, he doe...
by Dhammanando
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Parajika
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: Parajika

Bhante or anyone, i'm interested in reading more about IB Horner's proposed errors, as I'm relying on her translation of the majjhima nikāya and comparing it here or there to lord chalmers' and others' I'm afraid I can't really tell you much about the errors in Horner's MN translation because I rea...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 29
Views: 3481

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Popular images of a fat monk bearing some resemblance to the Chinese Hotei images. The monk is the Buddha's arahant disciple Mahakaccana.
by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?

The extra words tht you heard may have been the three traditional introductory verses, which in some monasteries are chanted just before eva.m me suta.m. yanta.m sattehi dukkhena ñeyya.m anattalakkha.na.m | attavaadaattasaññaana.m sammadeva vimocana.m || sambuddho ta.m pakaasesi di.t.thasaccaana yog...