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by jameswang
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dhammakaya leader 'knows' the reincarnation of Steve Jobs!
Replies: 44
Views: 12822

Re: Dhammakaya leader 'knows' the reincarnation of Steve Job

Thankyou Hanzze for your thoughtful reply, and thankyou Bhante for your scholarship and integrity. I know that you both seek to protect the Dhamma :jedi: ...but I wonder...is there a better way? I trust truth to be the better way. That's what Ven Gavesako's is trying to reveal about Dhammakaya. Isn...
by jameswang
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184074

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Do people coming out of Dhammakaya label it a cult, or is it people that have never attended a dhammakaya temple calling it a cult, its quite one thing to disagree with an order, even label it heretical, but calling it a cult needs some serious evidence, and I've heard a lot of stories about actual...
by jameswang
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184074

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

by jameswang
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Ajahn Brahm and Ajahn Chah on meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 4113

Re: Ajahn Brahm and Ajahn Chah on meditation

Mr Man wrote:Ajahn Brahm's interest in samatha meditation predates his time with Ajahn Chah.
Yeah... One monk I know asked Ajahn Brahm where he learned it, since Ajahn Chah didn't seem to teach it. AB said from Samatha Trust when he was a lay man.
by jameswang
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?

Greetings, Great! So, it's okay to challenge a textual idea with another textual idea so long as both come from Theravada, right? In the context of this forum, it would have to be specifically from the suttas or ancient commentaries (i.e. not the ideas and teachings of modern monastics/scholars/pra...
by jameswang
Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?

The guidelines are there to ensure that the discussion is focused on developing or assisting others to develop their understanding of the Classical Theravada pov, meaning that pov that do not represent the classical theravada are off-topic in that forum. Thanks. But looking around, I find some rath...
by jameswang
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?

In Guidelines for the Classical Theravada forum, it says that "Within these forums the Pali Tipitaka and its commentaries are for discussion purposes treated as authoritative."

What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?
by jameswang
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184074

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Fascinating subject! With all the wealth they are harvesting from followers, what do you all thing they are trying to achieve? Want to join the group and find out? Err... I'll pass. Thanks for the offer. :-) Anyway, it looks like a religious cult with commercial elements: paying for gain in the nex...
by jameswang
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 940
Views: 184074

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Fascinating subject! With all the wealth they are harvesting from followers, what do you all thing they are trying to achieve?