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by Dhammanando
Fri May 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why can't conceit and wrong view arise together?
Replies: 19
Views: 730

Re: Why can't conceit and wrong view arise together?

I am still quite confused about the proximate cause of conceit——greed dissociated from wrong view. Where does this proximate cause come from? Each conditioned dhamma arises due to multiple causes. The most momentous of any dhamma's causes is called its padaṭṭhāna , usually translated "proximate cau...
by Dhammanando
Fri May 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why can't conceit and wrong view arise together?
Replies: 19
Views: 730

Re: Why can't conceit and wrong view arise together?

The answer to the question in the thread title can be found in the next chapter of the Manual : Wrong view, conceit: Both of these factors are found only in cittas rooted in greed, for they involve some degree of holding to the five aggregates. However, the two exhibit contrary qualities, and thus t...
by Dhammanando
Fri May 18, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 799

Re: no birth without rebirth

Hi doodoot , if third jhana is the threshold for one to attain clear sati , this is not difficult for bodhisatta . I think this talk of the third jhāna is a bit of a red herring. The phrase "mindful and clearly comprehending " ( sato sampajāno ) is used in many suttas that are not concerned with th...
by Dhammanando
Fri May 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 2026

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Dear Venerable. I have gained the impression from some of your forum posts that you appear to be a "royalist". Yes, in the sense that I have a mild preference for monarchies over republics and as a boy when attending English Civil War reenactments I would always cheer for the Cavaliers, not the Rou...
by Dhammanando
Fri May 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 2026

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

No_Mind wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:43 am
Why am I sort of depressed? Because everyone will be celebrating tomorrow but I can see the future ..
You can cheer yourself up with this delightful talk by historian David Starkey who takes a rather more optimistic view.

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by Dhammanando
Thu May 17, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why did the Buddha's monks shave their heads & beards?
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Why did the Buddha's monks shave their heads & beards?

Bhante. Don't use a mirror to shave your hair? That, and when applying ointment to a sore, are the only occasions when a Vinaya-observant bhikkhu will look in a mirror. bathing What is this? Bhikkhus can bathe. Paccekabuddhas don't. parasol I know some monks use them. Yes, we're allowed to. But pac...
by Dhammanando
Wed May 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why did the Buddha's monks shave their heads & beards?
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Why did the Buddha's monks shave their heads & beards?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/snp.1.03.than.html#fn-1 The hair and beard are just the first two items. The Niddesa's full list of gihibyañjanāni is: Gihibyañjanāni vuccanti kesā ca massū ca mālā ca gandhañca vilepanañca ābharaṇañca pilandhanañca vatthañca pārupanañca veṭhanañca uc...
by Dhammanando
Wed May 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why did the Buddha's monks shave their heads & beards?
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Why did the Buddha's monks shave their heads & beards?

My question is why did the Buddha's Sangha shave their heads & beards rather than just let their hair grow freestyle? No reason is given in the Vinaya Piṭaka beyond the stock formula about householders complaining: Now at that time the group of six monks wore their hair long. People … spread it abo...
by Dhammanando
Wed May 16, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 51082

Re: Buddhists and copyright

copyright infringement isn't theft because nothing is taken, In the Vinaya smuggling goods through customs to avoid paying duty on them is theft, even though nothing is taken. Here the theft consists not in taking but in evading what one ought to pay. I think those who argue that adinnādāna necessa...
by Dhammanando
Tue May 15, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings on Tantra and Mayahana (from: Tantric Theravada?)
Replies: 33
Views: 511

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Mahayana people never pay attention to the Agama all along . The Agama was kept in the library and the mahayanist don't bother to look at it . I don't think that was universally the case. Many a Ch'an/Zen master, for example, was also a Tripitaka master, and one didn't become one of those without k...
by Dhammanando
Tue May 15, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Labyrinths and Mazes
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Labyrinths and Mazes

The Abbhantara Jātaka comes to mind. Next day, the queen lay down, as though ill, giving instructions to her maidens. The king sat upon his throne, under the white umbrella, and looked on at the dancing. Not seeing his queen, he asked a handmaid where she was. "The queen is sick," replied the girl. ...
by Dhammanando
Mon May 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings on Tantra and Mayahana (from: Tantric Theravada?)
Replies: 33
Views: 511

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Oh? Are you referring to the ten Mahāsūtras and suchlike or do you mean that the canon contains complete Āgamas? Kangyur . There is no mention in your link of even one Āgama. The sūtra sub-link in it consists mostly of Mahāyāna sutras, with the Āgamic texts being limited to the handful of mahāsūtra...
by Dhammanando
Mon May 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings on Tantra and Mayahana (from: Tantric Theravada?)
Replies: 33
Views: 511

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Dmytro wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Dhammanando wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:24 am
Atīśa's decree that the Āgama sūtras should not be translated into the Tibetan language.
Bhante, would you please give a reference?
It was stated in a post by Malcolm Smith on the old E-sangha, but I didn't keep a copy.
by Dhammanando
Mon May 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings on Tantra and Mayahana (from: Tantric Theravada?)
Replies: 33
Views: 511

Re: Tantric Theravada?

grigoris wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 1:20 pm
AND the Agama texts exist in the Tibetan Canon, they are in the Kangyur collection.
Oh? Are you referring to the ten Mahāsūtras and suchlike or do you mean that the canon contains complete Āgamas?
by Dhammanando
Sun May 13, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: On not caring
Replies: 50
Views: 1020

Re: On not caring

.....or so it is reported. It's also reported that the Iranian-American film producer Farhad Safinia plans to make a movie of Prof. Murray's life, with Mel Gibson playing the man himself. It is to be based on Simon Winchester's book, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the...