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by pilgrim
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?

Whether past bad kamma is totally extinguished or rendered powerless to lead to lower realms, it does not matter. Just a speculative point on our part. Just wondering if the Abhidhamma has anything to say about this.
by pilgrim
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?

the bad sankharas are now suppressed The sankharas leading to birth in the lower fields have been liberated, they have come to the surface and dissolved. Insight gives wisdom to stop producing any new sankharas of this nature. At this point the individual is ripe to attain stream entry. I would not...
by pilgrim
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?

This is my understanding from Goenka;s retreat but fleshed out further with some contemplation. With reference to the Paticca Samuppada, Ignorance conditions sankharas which conditions Vinnana (Rebirth-linking consciousness). With the attainment of Streamwinner, the new sankharas created now lack th...
by pilgrim
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal

The intention is to locate the monastery in Lumbini or near it. Oh dear, the least attractive part of Nepal. Oh well, there's Buddhist pilgrims there I guess. And the birthplace. That's what I thought too. The place will be swamped with tourists and not all would be Buddhists. Hopefully it'll be fa...
by pilgrim
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:04 pm
That sounds great. There are so many semi-abandoned monasteries in Nepal, but not many in forest areas. Mostly on mountain tops and remote hillsides.
I wonder if they'll start building or use an existing place.
The intention is to locate the monastery in Lumbini or near it.
by pilgrim
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita
Replies: 42
Views: 8105

Re: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita

This is sad news, although I didn't know Bhikkhu Samahita, I feel bad for anyone who is suffering like this. May he be at peace. May he be free of suffering. May he see the light of Buddha, wisdom and compassion. Namo Amitabha. Some info is missing from this thread. Appears Bhante Samahita passed a...
by pilgrim
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal

During a visit by Ajahn Rocano to his original country of birth (Nepal) in 2018, a community of local lay supporters who knew of Ajahn Rocano and wished to sincerely practice Buddhism in a suitable forest location in Nepal, requested if Ajahn would be willing to establish a monastery of Ajahn Chah l...
by pilgrim
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is Brtish Library keeping the secrets of original Tipitaka?
Replies: 20
Views: 4984

Re: Is Brtish Library keeping the secrets of original Tipitaka?

And the Vatican has locked away secret documents that prove Jesus was born in India . :tongue:
by pilgrim
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are five indriya and five bala different ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: Are five indriya and five bala different ?

For putthujanas they are called 5 indriyas. When one is an arahant, they become the 5 balas. But they comprise the same 5 qualities
by pilgrim
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.
Replies: 63
Views: 11848

Re: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.

The DL is a monk in the Vajrayana tradition. This school generally has a different relationship to the Vinaya compared to the Theravada school. In Japanese Mahayana, the position of Vinaya is even more radical. Some schools regard it as optional for monks or practise it part time. So it is generally...
by pilgrim
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: does anyone here do kasina meditation?
Replies: 10
Views: 3467

Re: does anyone here do kasina meditation?

This is a very old thread, but it might interest some to learn there is some instruction on Kasina meditation in Europe - a vihara in Estonia in particular which has chosen this object of meditation as its principal meditation practice. https://www.sangha.ee/meditation-and-development-center/meditat...
by pilgrim
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 26
Views: 4491

Re: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

You don't have to worry about malaria in Malaysia. I've lived there for 60 years and never met anyone who had it. As for dengue, it happens but in urban areas, as the larvae tends to breed in construction sites and the like. It is extremely rare in rural areas. But general mosquito bites is an unavo...
by pilgrim
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board
Replies: 42
Views: 3702

Re: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board

"[The Blessed One said:] "Well done, householder. Well done. That is how you should periodically refute those foolish men with the Dhamma." Then he instructed, urged, roused, and encouraged Anathapindika the householder with a talk on Dhamma......................"Monks, even a monk who has long pene...
by pilgrim
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations

Not a good look "Social activist and veterinarian Somchai Sirithepsongklod, who exposed the scandal via his recent posts on Facebook along with photographic evidence of a white-clad man resembling Phra Julien standing next to a Swiss woman during their alleged “honeymoon trip” in Chanthaburi provinc...
by pilgrim
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pindacara and Pindapata
Replies: 0
Views: 1716

Pindacara and Pindapata

It's common to read that monks go walking on Pindapat which would literally mean that the monks go about trampling their own food. Pinda means "lump of food" and pata is the "alms bowl". So Pindapata means the food offered into the monks bowl or almsfood. Almsround would more correctly be Pindacara;...