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by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Different football codes - who are the toughest?
Replies: 25
Views: 2958

Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

league is the best union not so good Rugby union "not so good"?! Pfft. You wouldn't say that if you were old enough to remember Gareth Edwards. Watch him score the greatest try in the history of the universe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwCbG4I0QyA&feature=related http://www.erugbynews.com/img/a...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there is no re-linking consciousness
Replies: 55
Views: 7746

Re: Why there is no re-linking consciousness

As for synonymity, having different names clearly negates this. What an absurd statement! Far from negating it, synonymity requires that one referent have two or more names. "Citta is citta is citta" would be tautology, not synonymity. For example, vinnana does not think. Correct, it cognizes an ob...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there is no re-linking consciousness
Replies: 55
Views: 7746

Re: Why there is no re-linking consciousness

However, it reality, it is not consciousness which is the "storehouse" of craving. The storehouse of craving is the citta or sankhara khanda. If anything performs a function of 'relinking', it would be sanna and sankhara khandas rather than vinnana khanda. Memories, tendencies, accumulations, etc, ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there is no re-linking consciousness
Replies: 55
Views: 7746

Re: Why there is no re-linking consciousness

Hi Element, The Bhava Sutta does not explain relinking consciousness. You are indulging in your usual penchant for moving the goalposts. What you asked Piotr to supply was not a sutta explaining relinking consciousness, but rather, one supporting his claim that "viññāṇa is a cognition but I don't th...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Anybody know the "Insightforum" Yahoo Group?
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Anybody know the "Insightforum" Yahoo Group?

Hi Advaita, I got two e-mails today inviting me to join the Yahoo Group "Insightforum". Never trusting such things in e-mail, I went straight to Yahoo Groups and tried to find it -- no such animal as far as Yahoo search knows. :?: 1. Midpeninsula Insight Discussion Forum: http://groups.yahoo.com/gro...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is puthujjano?
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: What is puthujjano?

Hi Element, Is puthujjano a non-disciple or non-enlightened? A puthujjana is certainly non-enlightened. As to whether he is a disciple, it depends what you mean by this. If you mean ariyasāvaka (noble disciple), then no. If you mean saraṇagata (one who has gone to the Buddha etc. for refuge) then so...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN Session 2 - MN 60. Apannaka Sutta
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: MN Session 2 - MN 60. Apannaka Sutta

Hi Lazy_eye, A passage that confused me was the one about formlessness. I just can't make heads or tails of it -- would appreciate an explication if someone could provide it...Formlessness for Dummies. Here is Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation: (IV. THERE ARE NO IMMATERIAL REALMS) “Householders, there are...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Option to see created threads?
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Option to see created threads?

Hi Bodom, At present there isn't any simple one-click way of doing this, but it can be done using the advanced search function. 1. Go to the Advanced Search page. 2. Type the author's name in Search for author . 3. Select the forums in which you wish to search. 4. Click the button First post of topi...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!
Replies: 48
Views: 9365

Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Hi JC, Congratulations! I hope it will be of benefit to many. :toast: (that's apple juice, btw, not beer) pssht, youre in thailand, it should be that green drink.. whatever that stuff is.. If you insist. bgreen stuff.gif and in baggies not cups Pfft, you can't propose a toast with baggies. Best wish...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 13
Views: 1919

Re: Greetings!

Hi hrtbeat7,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Wisdom of Ariyan Women
Replies: 18
Views: 2857

Re: The Wisdom of Ariyan Women

Hi JC, wouldnt it be more correct though to say it is A woman's wisdom? Yes, if referring to just one woman. it's certainly not all women's wisdom, just as the dhamma spoken by the buddha or other male arahants is not men's wisdon, but a few men's wisdom? That's true, but the use of "women's wisdom"...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!
Replies: 48
Views: 9365

Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Congratulations! I hope it will be of benefit to many.

:toast: (that's apple juice, btw, not beer)

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravadins' thoughts on the origin of the Mahayana sutras?
Replies: 31
Views: 4141

Re: Theravadins' thoughts on the origin of the Mahayana sutras?

Hi Anders, Modern scholarship strongly suggests that the mahasamghikan vinaya represent the earliest stratum of Vinaya we know of today. I think you've misunderstood what modern scholars are saying. As there's nothing in the supposedly oldest stratum of the Mahāsaṃghika Vinaya that isn't matched in ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Watching movies if you are a monk
Replies: 23
Views: 3186

Re: Watching movies if you are a monk

Hi Robert, Some Tibetan monks are good at soccer. When i was at the temple in Lumbini (where the Buddha was born, one of the four most holy places) directly accross from the temple, a professional looking team , all in robes and with their coach also robed , were playing. I don't know if it concurs ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Greetings

Welcome Jin :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu