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by jameswang
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184051

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Do you have any evidence that the hammers won't provide the owners with supernatural powers to "trespass' the gates of heaven? And do you have evidence that they will? Anyway, assuming they will, the maker must be pretty powerful, huh? Hmm... I haven't read any sutta or sutra that says the Buddha m...
by jameswang
Mon May 30, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184051

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

They are very successful because the sect was tactfully structured and advertised. They have highly-competent and powerful businessmen to build their marketing and advertising. For example, and of which this is only a small part, the sect is structured in a way where followers and devotees who dona...
by jameswang
Mon May 30, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184051

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

chownah wrote:Are the dhammakaya monks an incomparable field of merit?
chownah
So far, they seem like incomparable in other terms... :thinking:
by jameswang
Mon May 23, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184051

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

TRobinson465 wrote: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?
by jameswang
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184051

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Hi, and namasakan to all the monks. I'd like to share and confirm if this information is true. My parents are very devoted followers of the dmc movement and I used to be too, but now I have refused to go to temple with them and follow their idiculou To get to the main point, as a following of the a...
by jameswang
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Who coined "Open Awareness"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

Who coined "Open Awareness"?

Any idea?
by jameswang
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: A blog on a cultish group in Malaysia
Replies: 0
Views: 606

A blog on a cultish group in Malaysia

No naming, but well-informed Malaysian Buddhists should know which group it's talking about: http://insidetheinstitute.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by jameswang
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Those 'factual' things¿
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Those 'factual' things¿

Say, it's a fact that I think you look cute or ugly, but maybe that's not beneficial to say.
by jameswang
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Phra Khantipalo
Replies: 14
Views: 3180

Re: Phra Khantipalo

Wonder if he is still a monk. Some years ago I heard he odrained as samanera in Vietnamese Mahayana tradition. To my knowledge, no more. He was in Malaysia as a lay person some years ago. At that time, he was involved in a more eclectic kind of Buddhism in Australia. The samanera ordination probabl...
by jameswang
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Venānga Sutta - jhana not absorbtion method
Replies: 31
Views: 8132

Re: Venānga Sutta - jhana not absorbtion method

At any rate, our friend will intimidate us with his Pali prowess. Sounding clever doesn't mean he's right. It's a put off. Posts that impel one to think are always worthwhile. I consider our friend a true asset to the forum. I've no trouble believing that they impel you to think. For me, I can't th...
by jameswang
Sat May 31, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 100
Views: 26163

Re: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat

Sokehi wrote:I don't think anyone suggested this - ordaining to disrobe later. But sometimes that happens. Things change :)
OIC. Sorry. I misunderstood what you said. I agree with you.
I was thinking of people who do that temporary monkhood thing.
by jameswang
Sat May 31, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Venānga Sutta - jhana not absorbtion method
Replies: 31
Views: 8132

Re: Venānga Sutta - jhana not absorbtion method

I'm not even sure if the "argument from grammar" is conclusive. If you read whole sutta you can conclude that it's not the establishment of sati that makes Buddha's walking, standing, sitting or laying down divine or noble, but states which proceed after the establishment of sati , namely: jhānas ,...
by jameswang
Fri May 30, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184051

Sangha Theravada Indonesia Public Statement on Dhammakaya

Sangha Theravada Indonesia made a public statement on Dhammakaya end of last year, shown in this news piece: [Indonesian] http://berita.bhagavant.com/2013/12/30/sangha-theravada-indonesia-tidak-kerjasama-dengan-dhammakaya.html English translation: http://patriasumut.or.id/news/sangha-theravada-indon...
by jameswang
Fri May 30, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: he International Dhammadayada Training & Ordination Program
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Re: he International Dhammadayada Training & Ordination Prog

http://ordinationthai.org/en/about.html "'The Buddhist Monk Ordination Program was first organized in 2005. The training was initiated by Luang Phaw Dhammajayo, The president of Dhammakaya Foundation..." That's the monk who hit the headlines years ago for fraud, embezzlement, etc; but had all charg...
by jameswang
Tue May 27, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Venerable Father--a Life with Ajahn Chah Have you read this?
Replies: 29
Views: 2807

Re: Venerable Father--a Life with Ajahn Chah Have you read t

alan wrote:Just a bunch of dummies with psychological needs. Could be any other cult, as far as I'm concerned.
See no wisdom there.
I find myself relatively a dummy with psychological needs too. See any wisdom there?