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by khemindas
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?
Replies: 19
Views: 2023

Re: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?

It's contradict to many vinaya rules. Because in many rules there is exception, that some rules may not be followed if there is a danger for life, even monk can wear layman cloth, if there is a danger for his life.
by khemindas
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 4397

Re: Touching Money

1) Strictness in VInaya doesn't depend on nikaya, I saw dhammayut abbot driving car to market and buying food there at Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) province. 2) Laypeople to much attached external rules, some rules for example such as wrongly built monastery or hut are heavier than handling money, bec...
by khemindas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: jhana required?
Replies: 60
Views: 11537

Re: jhana required?

MN 64 “There is a path, Ānanda, a way to the abandoning of the five lower fetters; that anyone, without relying on that path, on that way, shall know or see or abandon the five lower fetters—this is not possible. Just as when there is a great tree standing possessed of heartwood, it is not possible ...
by khemindas
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does bhikkhus community is jewel and refuge as well?
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Does bhikkhus community is jewel and refuge as well?

Paul, and this is your personal opinion as well.
by khemindas
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does bhikkhus community is jewel and refuge as well?
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Does bhikkhus community is jewel and refuge as well?

Paul, can you refer to certain sutta? Dictionary may contain just personal opinion.
by khemindas
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does bhikkhus community is jewel and refuge as well?
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Does bhikkhus community is jewel and refuge as well?

It's very interesting topic, very strange that, I didn't found any discussion here on this question. So usually from Dhajjaga Sutta and some other suttas we can conclude that when we accept refuge in Sangha, it means only Aryasangha. But we can also see in end of many suttas for example MN 58, and a...
by khemindas
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Taoism
Replies: 17
Views: 2585

Re: Taoism

Taoism praise infant or baby as highest ideal, while Buddha explained why it is wrong. For example in Tao te ching: " But I alone remain quiet and calm like an infant who is pure and innocent." Being a valley of the world and not depart from the true nature, once can return to original pureness like...
by khemindas
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 4727

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

From my experience surely Asians have less cockroaches in mind, they perceive everything in more simple way, for example approach of sanuk and sabai in Thailand. As for some western ideas, they might sometimes create more stress for people as example this video
by khemindas
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 4727

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Ok for example when I read Stephen Bachelor - Confession of Buddhist atheist, it was so confusing to me, it seems western people have so many cockroaches in mind and so many worries without real reasons.
by khemindas
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 4727

Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

It seems to me that Slavic Buddhism and Western Buddhism is quite different things, because Slavic mentality is quite different from Western Mentality, in Slavic countries we don't have this white guilt, and we don't have all this hypertolerance, multiculturalism, feminism and equality ideas, for us...
by khemindas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3797

Re: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015

Just a note that Batchelor is not and does not claim to be a scholar. He has had formal and intensive training in the Tibetan monastic system, Korean Zen, and Goenka. He is a serious practitioner whether one agrees with him or not. It seems that now it is very popular to think, that if someone is s...
by khemindas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3797

Re: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015

During my reading a book "Broken Buddha" I lost all respect for the author on a certain fragment, namely the following: "My conversion to Buddhism was quite quick and natural.I did not need to be persuaded by philosophical arguments or religious polemics." Geshe Dargier radiated kindness, which was ...
by khemindas
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Good quote from the book "Great disciples of the Buddha"
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Good quote from the book "Great disciples of the Buddha"

Good quote from the book "Great disciples of the Buddha": "When the king received this report he went to her, greeted her with respect, and questioned her about the after-death condition of a Tathāgata, a liberated sage: “Does a Tathāgata—a Perfect One—exist after death?” “The Exalted One has not de...
by khemindas
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How do monks deal with their robes in the winter?
Replies: 27
Views: 9772

Re: How do monks deal with their robes in the winter?

I want to see how the Sangha will stay in next environment