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by BudSas
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 180
Views: 56150

Re: your home altar/shrine

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by BudSas
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Where to put the statue
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Where to put the statue

A shelf at the corner:
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by BudSas
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Where to put the statue
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Where to put the statue

Stefan wrote:I intend to buy a Buddharupa soon. The thing is, I don't have room for a shrine/altar. My question is, is it appropriate to put it in my bedroom, and if so, where exactly?
You could make a shelf fixed to the wall in your bedroom, as following:
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by BudSas
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unique aspects of Southeast Asian Theravada?
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: Unique aspects of Southeast Asian Theravada?

A while ago, I discovered that Theravada in places like Thailand and Sri Lanka diverges in practice from early Buddhism. .... It's likely that nobody here is an expert on all Theravada in Southeast Asia, but if you have any experiences with Theravada in one specific country, share them! Southeast A...
by BudSas
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Buddho
Replies: 235
Views: 34046

Re: Buddho

Is it fundamentally any different to other words used to focus the mind on the breath (e.g. 'in / out')? Yes and No. IMHO, it's no different to other words for those who are culturally unfamiliar with the word "Buddho" (eg Westerners, or Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, etc). It's popular with the Thais...
by BudSas
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 297
Views: 72451

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

In my opinion, I agree with you, that the Katthavathu is post-Canonical. But perhaps the entire Abhidhamma is post Canonical, much like the Commentaries. It does not appear to have been recited at the First or Second Council, but it could still be some worthy and beneficial material, in the same wa...
by BudSas
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have you ever been to India?
Replies: 34
Views: 4023

Re: Have you ever been to India?

Hi guys, have u ever been to India or maybe you have a plan to go there? Please share here.. I really want to have a religious trip (Bodh Gaya, Kusinara, Lumbini, etc) and also traveling around India. I want to know about everything -interesting places, accommodation, etc. basically what a travelle...
by BudSas
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 119819

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

For issues like this, I actually sometimes think that it is a little bit misleading to refer to the preceptors, whether bhiksus or bhiksunis, as "Mahayana" monks or nuns. After all, their preceptor status is due to their bhiksu/ni upasampada, and nothing to do with their bodhisattva precepts. It ma...
by BudSas
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 297
Views: 72451

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Actually, I wonder how many of us actually read the Abhidhamma Pitaka? :hello: I have! And I like it too. The style is certainly not the same as the Suttas, but still seems to have some valuable information for analyzing and breaking down phenomena. Let pick the odd one out first: How do you think ...
by BudSas
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 297
Views: 72451

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Hi Retro, Did the Buddha himself teach the Abhidhamma?... How close is it to what he taught?... How important or crucial does that make it to one's pursuit of the Dhammic path? etc. These are three very different questions. The way you've expressed the third one is rather restrictive (though I gues...
by BudSas
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 297
Views: 72451

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

... please confirm about the authorship of Sarvastivadin abhidhamma books? I mean, perhaps we are comparing apples and oranges here because Theravadin abhidhamma books are ascribed to the Buddha, while Sarvastivadin apparently are not – this comes from a post by Bhante Dhammanando on DSG (#81054) ....
by BudSas
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Great doubt, great enlightenment...
Replies: 40
Views: 4125

Re: Great doubt, great enlightenment...

Greetings, There is a saying in the Ch'an Buddhist tradition... Great doubt, great enlightenment; small doubt, small enlightenment Do you think this applies to Theravada (or your tradition, if you happen to be of another tradition)? What does this mean to you? Actually, the above English translatio...
by BudSas
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 297
Views: 72451

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

The abhidhamma collection in the Taisho is in fact Sarvastivadin abhidhamma, right? As far as I know, the Abhidhamma Collection (毗曇部, Bidon-bu) of Taisho consists of volumes 26-29 of 38 books of which, 7 books are the Sarvastivadin Abhidhamma. The rest are abhidhamma materials of other schools (men...
by BudSas
Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 297
Views: 72451

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Here they are (cf. Yinshun 印順 Research into the Śāstras and Pandits of the Mainly Sarvāstivāda Tradition 說一切有部為主的論書與論師之研究, 1971, pp. 8-12): ..... Thanks. Much appreciated. I wish one day, the Abhidhamma Collection in the Taisho could be translated into modern languages (English, German, French, ......
by BudSas
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 297
Views: 72451

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

If people want the actual sources for the above statements, please let me know. Hope you can read Chinese, though. Yes, please. Although I can't read classical Chinese of the Taisho, it's useful to have the references, so that one day, I could get help from my Chinese scholar friends. I wish one da...