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by BudSas
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhuni Center, Chiangmai, Thailand
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Bhikkhuni Center, Chiangmai, Thailand

Hi I've come across this blog on a Bhikkhuni Center in Chiangmai, north of Thailand: http://wanderingdhamma.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/bhikkhuni-meditation-center-in-chom-tong-chiangmai/ Reading the blog, I understand the bhikkhunis were ordained by Sri Lankan monks. Does anyone know much about this c...
by BudSas
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 107084

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

I posted on 07 Aug 2009: I don't know if the "Five Points" story raised in Ven Sujato's Blog is true? He mentioned that those "Five Points", originally drafted by Ajahn Sumedho, were presented by two bhikkhus from the English Council of the Elders to the siladharas in August 2009. The last point is...
by BudSas
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 107084

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

BudSas wrote:I posted on 07 Aug 2009:
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Sorry! It's a mistake. Should read: I posted on 05 Nov 2009.

BDS
by BudSas
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 107084

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

I posted on 07 Aug 2009: I don't know if the "Five Points" story raised in Ven Sujato's Blog is true? He mentioned that those "Five Points", originally drafted by Ajahn Sumedho, were presented by two bhikkhus from the English Council of the Elders to the siladharas in August 2009. The last point is:...
by BudSas
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4NT little known in the East?
Replies: 22
Views: 1577

Re: 4NT little known in the East?

According to Wikipedia " The Four Noble Truths are little known in the Far East. " source Is this really true? Not true! :-) It depends on how one defines what "Far East" means! According, again, to Wikipedia on "Far East", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_East , it's an old term which is currently...
by BudSas
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 107084

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

I was pleased to see that branches of Forest tradition in Germany have since stated their commitment to the "original" understanding of Dhamma-Vinaya and its intent to support the fourfold sangha-set up (monks, nuns, laymen and laywomen) as a community of equals (I couldn't find an English translat...
by BudSas
Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks' & Nuns' names
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Monks' & Nuns' names

Yes, monks are given Pali names at ordination, and there is a limited supply of these names which means there will be many "Gavesakos" etc. So often monks will also be called by their given lay names. Novices sometimes don't get a Pali name. In Thailand, often the officially ordained Pali names are...
by BudSas
Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana in Mahaparinibbana
Replies: 20
Views: 2385

Re: Jhana in Mahaparinibbana

I have a question about the Buddha's use of jhana in the Mahaparinibbana. In that sutta, it's said that he he rose through the eight jhanas and immaterial states, came back down to the first jhana, and then went back up to the 4th jhana when he then died. The Buddha did not pass away in the fourth ...
by BudSas
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 73
Views: 27063

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

Taken at a Theravada temple in Ho Chi Minh City, VN:
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by BudSas
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is right view?
Replies: 127
Views: 12188

Re: What is right view?

Right View was explained in details in a BPS Wheel Series book, based on Sammaditthi Sutta MN 9 (Discourse on Right View) spoken by Ven Saiputta, and its Commentary. You can read it in full at: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel377.html For those who are in a hurry, you can re...
by BudSas
Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Sub-forum different rules?
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Sub-forum different rules?

Thanks. While I can understand there are cases like the "Personal Experience" sub-forum need some form of restriction, I don't see any rationale to impose restriction on sub-forums like Classical Theravada, Theravadin Meditation, Dhammic free-for-all. Perhaps I miss something here?

BDS
by BudSas
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Sub-forum different rules?
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Sub-forum different rules?

Hi David & Admin, Could you please explain why for some sub-forums (such as Discovering Theravada, Study Group, ...) anyone can browse and read messages, while some other sub-forums (such as Classical Theravada, Theravadin Meditation, ...) are reserved only for registered users who must log in to re...
by BudSas
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna
Replies: 80
Views: 5077

Re: Nagarjuna

Maybe some people are wondering why all this importance placed on this so-called Mahaprajnaparamita Upadesa? Most Western Buddhists have barely or never even heard of it, even if they are serious Mahayana practitioners and study Nagarjuna. This is simply due to the fact that it does not exist in Sa...
by BudSas
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna
Replies: 80
Views: 5077

Re: Nagarjuna

Hi, Just to change the subject, I wonder if Ven Pannasikhara or any learned friends could comment on the origin of the Māhaprajñāparamitopadeśa, a commentary on the Large Prajñāparamita? I always thought it was written by Ven Nagarjuna, until I saw the following text from the Wikipedia: "Lindtner co...
by BudSas
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 107084

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

I think some Dhammayut monks do not recognise the validity of the Mahanikaya lineage. WPP monks are ordained under this lineage. King Mongkut (before he was king) certainly thought the lineage was broken and corrupt otherwise he wouldn't have sought out a Mon lineage to re-ordain in and 'create' a ...
by BudSas
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 107084

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

I for one do not consider Thailand to be the sole arbiter of Theravada Buddhism. If Thailand doesn't want to follow the wishes of the Buddha that is their affair, but I think that the leadership of Theravada will shift to those groups and nations who do recognize Bhikkhunis. I fear that Thailand wi...
by BudSas
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 107084

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Ajahn Chandako says here: "... Secondly is the timing. In just a few months, most of the senior monks and nuns from our tradition would have come together for the first time since the last WAM four years ago. Bhikkhuni ordination was one of the main topics to be discussed. ... ... The fact is, the ...