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by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

A couple of articles The power struggle behind Thailand's temple row http://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-buddhism-power-idUSKBN163037 US professor recounts uneasy meeting with Dhammakaya heads http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1205065/us-professor-recounts-uneasy-meeting-with-dhammakay...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

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Check out Professor James L Taylor's piece here. its very insightful for and gives great understanding into Thailand's Buddhism politics. http://www.newmandala.org/perplexing-case-wat-dhammakaya/ I quote: "in the last decade or more it has been largely discreet and remained outside of any political...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

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My experience of Dhammakaya has been a very positive one and I regard one of the monks as a friend who even offered to spend a lot of time helping me through a personal problem lately. I am however very puzzled when it comes to Dhammakaya. On one hand, I experience an organisation with devoted peop...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

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I'm attempting to research the links between Dhammakaya and Ma Ba Tha and most notably the leader Ashin Wirathu can someone provide solid proof of a definite link please? If I can explain, I am a Buddhist and follower of Dhammakaya. I have kept revisiting this thread with interest. I am not in Thai...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

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I stayed at a dhammakaya temple. Free transportation, free books, free food, free place to stay. Never had to donate anything. Never got a letter asking to donate anything. It very much resembles Dhammakaya tendencies. A Thai friend of mine went to Dhammakaya once. It turns out that a monk would gu...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

I stayed at a dhammakaya temple. Free transportation, free books, free food, free place to stay. Never had to donate anything. Never got a letter asking to donate anything. It very much resembles Dhammakaya tendencies. A Thai friend of mine went to Dhammakaya once. It turns out that a monk would gu...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Any way after I attended the intermediate course, I was encouraged to attend the advance course in their retreat centre in northern Thailand. I also received a letter from them asking me to donate $2500. It is just a request as they are building a new facility in Singapore that has a hall capable o...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Any way after I attended the intermediate course, I was encouraged to attend the advance course in their retreat centre in northern Thailand. I also received a letter from them asking me to donate $2500. It is just a request as they are building a new facility in Singapore that has a hall capable o...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

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Dude, they have taken over the temple and they are kicking the people out that live in the wat and making them sleep in tents. I'm waiting to see if they are going to steal the entire temple, claim ownership, and steal all of the millions of dollars of valuables in there. The monks complied and let...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

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I'm not a fan of Dhammakaya but are they being treated fairly? http://tahr-global.org/?p=32050 Do you see any unfair treatments? Anyway, something strange here at that website. Why does this supposed "The Thai Alliance for Human Rights" post on unrelated subjects, including one on a music video? Th...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

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On the topic of claiming to be able to recall people's past lives as being a Parajika offence , 4. Boasting that one has realised a high spiritual attainment, knowing that one is lying . For example, claiming to be enlightened, to be Maitreya Buddha, to have entered Jhana (deep meditation-ecstasy) ...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

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"the ability to remember past lives, to know where living beings are reborn after death, and to cleanse the heart of the effluents (àsava) of defilement: These three forms of intuition — termed nana-cakku, the eye of the mind — can arise for people who train themselves in the area of the heart and ...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

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If an influential, well-respected monk in the forest lineage has been targeted by the Thai Junta. He may be unjustly forced to disrobe. And I believe his disciples will do the same to protect him. Firstly, there wouldn't be a reason for that. If this monk in the forest lineage were asked to go to t...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

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Whether or not Somdet Chuang is the most qualified candidate is a matter of debate. Honestly i dont think a system of strict seniority will guarantee the best. That still doesnt change the fact that certain ppl on this thread tried to pretend his nomination was a conspiracy from dhammakaya to take ...
by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 185049

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I do wish they'd hurry up and get this Dhammajayo business sorted out soon. Just recently my wife has taken to chanting whenever she can. And she's got hold of some annoying YT video from Dhammakaya with chanting at twice the normal speed. Sounds like Pinkie & Perky chanting. It's driving me bloody...