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by pilgrim
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is there restriction on consumption of water for monks?
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Is there restriction on consumption of water for monks?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:16 am
Is there restriction on consumption of water for monks?
Why Buddha did not impose restriction of water consumption (drinking or usage) for monks?
No...why should water be restricted?
by pilgrim
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 67
Views: 4629

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

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by pilgrim
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 67
Views: 4629

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

pilgrim wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:53 am
From my experience, fires have a way of stopping short of Buddhist monasteries. Let's hope it happens again. :anjali:
Was I right or was I right? :jumping:
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by pilgrim
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What happends if i drink alcohol?
Replies: 20
Views: 1822

Re: What happends if i drink alcohol?

In a number of suttas, the Buddha picks out breaking the first 4 precepts. For eg in the Kalama sutta " "And this greedy person, overcome by greed, his mind possessed by greed, kills living beings, takes what is not given, goes after another person's wife, tells lies, and induces others to do likewi...
by pilgrim
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: From Myanmar to the World - Pt 1 (Vimeo documentary)
Replies: 4
Views: 959

From Myanmar to the World - Pt 1 (Vimeo documentary)

This film of approximately 1 hour follows the 1000's of hippies who traveled the world in the early 1970's "looking for something". It is the story of those seekers that discovered India, S.N. Goenka and the priceless gift of Dhamma. It is also the story of a remarkable man who brought Vipassana med...
by pilgrim
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 26
Views: 4221

Re: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

Greetings pilgrim, I understand that Bhante is originally a vocative term, but very early on, around 100 BCE, the Theravada lineage adapted it to be used as a title as evidenced in the Milinda Panha where Nagasena is addressed as Bhante Nagasena by the king. You would need to find an example of the...
by pilgrim
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 26
Views: 4221

Re: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

Greetings, Bhante Sujato and Akaliko for eg have largely dropped their Ajahn prefix for - Bhante. :namaste: Sad, given it's grammatically incorrect and all. If they're not going to do another language properly, they may as well just do "monk" or "venerable". Metta, Paul. :) I understand that Bhante...
by pilgrim
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 26
Views: 4221

Re: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

I recognise that western Ajahns continue to call themselves this to embed themselves within the support structure largely provided by Thai immigrant populations. But I am happy to note that the next generation of western teachers do not see this as essential. Bhante Sujato and Akaliko for eg have la...
by pilgrim
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 2023

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

The Chinese (outside mainland China), the Japanese and Western Tibetan Buddhists are the most prolific producers of mumbo jumbo Buddhism. Even the older Mahayana Buddhists disavow them. True Buddha School. Guan Yin Citta, Supreme Master Ching Hai, Dorje Chang Buddha, Bodhi Meditation, Falun Gong, Yi...
by pilgrim
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 67
Views: 4629

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

Bushfires hit Wat Buddha Dhamma, one of Australia’s oldest Buddhist monasteries by Rod Meade Sperry| December 4, 2019 Wat Buddha Dhamma, one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Australia, has experienced damage caused by the “Three Mile Fire,” a New South Wales bushfire which is one of “137 burnin...
by pilgrim
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 67
Views: 4629

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

pilgrim wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:53 am
From my experience, fires have a way of stopping short of Buddhist monasteries. Let's hope it happens again. :anjali:
I understand that the danger has passed and the main buildings are undamaged. :anjali: :anjali: :anjali:
by pilgrim
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 2519

Re: The thing about Mahayana

What is Mahayana? Any Buddhist sect that is not Theravada and does not have a distinct Tibetan flavour is considered Mahayana. It encompasses a range of new and strange sects from Nichiren to Guan Yin Citta to Happy Science. Their links to the Dhamma the Buddha taught is tenuous at best.
by pilgrim
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 67
Views: 4629

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

From my experience, fires have a way of stopping short of Buddhist monasteries. Let's hope it happens again. :anjali: