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by jameswang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Turmeric wrote:Making random accusations without evidence is slander, which is wrong speech.
I fully agree.
by jameswang
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

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
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Why don't you ever share anything good about the Dhammakaya. Such as.... The massive ordination of 100,000 monks and the training of one million female lay devotees. 10,000 monk alms round in china town. 1,200+ monk dhutanga walk around bangkok in homage of the Buddha. Mass food donation to 2 milli...
by jameswang
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Former follower recalls his “riches to rags” story after being inducted to Dhammakaya sect

Something truly educational: Former follower recalls his “riches to rags” story after being inducted to Dhammakaya sect http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/former-follower-recalls-his-riches-to-rags-story-after-being-inducted-to-dhammakaya-sect/ Not sure why the photo link is broken there, but I found ...
by jameswang
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Latest Dhammakaya news: The DSI (Department of Special Investigation) suspends two officers over 40 million baht (1,130,000 $) bribe in connection with the Wat Dhammakaya embezzlement scandal of the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative. That must be petty cash for them. :rolleye: http://www.bangkokpo...
by jameswang
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

To explain. KCUC filed a lawsuit when they were becoming insolvent for 12 billion baht worth of checks the chairmen issued to numerous groups from 2009-2011 that the credit union alleged were unauthorized. One of the groups was Wat Phra Dhammakaya. About 380 million baht worth of checks went to his...
by jameswang
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

1. In the Pathikavagga Sutta (Thai ที. ปา. 11/55/92), Lord Buddha says Dhammakaya is a name for the Buddha. “Dhammakaya, Dhammabhuto, Brahmakaya and Brahmabhuto are all names for the Tathagata.” The Thai Dighanikaya Commentary (Thai ที. อฏ. 3/50) explains that this is because Dhamma came from his h...
by jameswang
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

As for Mano Laohavanich/Mettanando Bhikkhu who many of the evangelicals have cited here, i will tell you this. Most of what he says is made up. he also made up that he was one of the "top leaders" of Dhammakaya. he was not. i know a monk that is even more senior than Mano would be if he stayed a mo...
by jameswang
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

At least that's what I'm inclined to think. ... ... I admit that i am not "certain" .... or something like that. I heard a rumor ... but im unsure. Then better not post information here as if you know. DSI claims they cant go to the temple because it is not proper legal procedure, thats just an exc...
by jameswang
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

TRobinson465 wrote:The abbot is not being evasive....
Oh, really...
by jameswang
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Btw, I doubt DSI's opening the case and focusing on Dhammakaya is random. I agree completely, it is not random (poor word choice on my part on the last post i guess, but it was meant to make a point). It is very clearly intentional and targeted. Perhaps there's a good reason for it. Here's a report...
by jameswang
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Regarding Wat Phra Dhammakaya, I think there will always be extreme opinions and it seems to be a tradition that people either love or hate. That said, it is good to be aware that many of the sentiments expressed in this threat not so much concern Wat Phra Dhammakaya itself, but concern more differ...
by jameswang
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

what happened was somebody embezzled money and donated it to Dhammakaya as well as a bunch of other organizations. Hmmm.... and he "donated" quite a lot, didn't he? What was the percentage that he kept? To explain. KCUC filed a lawsuit when they were becoming insolvent for 12 billion baht worth of ...
by jameswang
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Mr Man wrote:
Kumara wrote:
Wow... This reminds me of David Koresh's Branch Davidian cult, a major difference breing that Dhammakaya is much better equipped.
Better equipped in what sense? Do they have weapons?
barbed wires, excavators, hammers, rocket/missile, spaceships, money, money, money....
by jameswang
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184066

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Dhammajayo sets three conditions for surrender :alien: :guns: :alien: First, the abbot wants to be granted bail right after hearing the charges. However, the issue is complicated for a monk. Second, Phra Dhammajayo wants doctors from Phramongkutklao Hospital, run by the Royal Thai Army, to come and...