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by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 4843

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

That sounds quite more serious Mike. Thanks for the share. But it is also somehow strange, why only in reagrad to the Sangha, offens confession in regard to the Sangha, confession of just offenses in direction of Sangha? That is simply internal confession to keep the peace of the Sangha, so not in r...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 4843

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

Dear Mike, I repect your view, and I am always open to learn, so how would you explain that a reciting of "may the Dhamma accept my admission of it" would be useful in regard of re-taking precepts and making a confession in coherence with the eightfold path or even realted suttas not to speak of rig...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are we responsible for the actions of others?
Replies: 26
Views: 5112

Re: Are we responsible for the actions of others?

Well TheY, we also need to think on, that not all teacher have the best intentions even they receit correct. There are many who would be not able to live a week without meat especialy in Thailand. Intentions find always tricky ways: One way is to teach the devoted and donors that it is ok to eat mea...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 4843

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

Nice ritual, but not very effective for the most. Well, of course, I don't share your opinion since I find the morning and evening chants extremely useful. I do them daily with the monks if I am staying at the Wat on a retreat. They are, they are. No offense, but just not in regard of the topic and...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 4843

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

...Rahula sutta Dmytro, thanks for sharing this importand sample (how to do it) above. It's part of the standard evening chanting in Thailand and some other places in Asia: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/dhammayut/chanting.html#evening" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (BOW...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Asking about non parajika expulsion
Replies: 34
Views: 6712

Re: Asking about non parajika expulsion

I have cleaned up my earlier post to make it easier to read who is saying what. is a novice not a person? Yes, but not every person is a novice. In the text yoz have provided befor, there is written person, while her it goes in regard to already Novice. This is regarding the novice repercussions it...
by Hanzze
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts
Replies: 23
Views: 4843

Re: Buddhist layman confession and re-taking of precepts

There is no requisite for confessing for lay-people I can think of but confession is certainly part of Buddhism here are some I know of Thanks for your share, Cittasanto, of the Vinaya aspect, of course ther is no rule that one needs to confess a misdeed for Laypeople, but actually it is a requisit...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are we responsible for the actions of others?
Replies: 26
Views: 5112

Re: Are we responsible for the actions of others?

Maarten, if you like to make it that hard, simply don't use money at all. To relay on what makes guilty feelings is sometimes very good, as long as it is not based on to much speculations in advanced. To watch the own intentions is very importand and right intention is threefold. No-greed, no-harmin...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How do you note impermanence, dissatisfaction, and non-self?
Replies: 14
Views: 3426

Re: How do you note impermanence, dissatisfaction, and non-self?

Sound all very good Mal, much mudita! And also wish you much joy by exploring the mind and gaining insight step by step. The tinitus sound is for sure a good place to observe if it is presenter as any thing else. You will be amazed who it will diapear if you do it in the right way, but just go back ...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Asking about non parajika expulsion
Replies: 34
Views: 6712

Re: Asking about non parajika expulsion

Does not really fit to: types who should not be ordained as bhikkhus - a person who has sexually molested a bhikkhunī This list is how every interessting, as it seems to be easier to resist as a novice then as a Bhikkhu if we look at the pārājikas in the Patimokkha is a novice not a person?[/color]...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How do you note impermanence, dissatisfaction, and non-self?
Replies: 14
Views: 3426

Re: How do you note impermanence, dissatisfaction, and non-self?

Do you need to see impermanence "as it happens", or is an inference of impermanence sufficient? For instance - in the moments of mindfulness while eating a sandwich the pain in my mouth ulcer is permanent! But I know the pain will go away "in the future". In this case, Mal, you use this remembering...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out
Replies: 41
Views: 5857

Re: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out

Following precepts, sila I imagine is on the back-burner or not existent for many on the "spiritual but not religious side." This is not to say they are bad in any way, but according to many Buddhist teachers sila is necessary to make progress. If we are honest this is the most hindrence to every "...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out
Replies: 41
Views: 5857

Re: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out

Those in the spiritual-but-not-religious camp are peddling the notion that by being independent - by choosing an "individual relationship" to some concept of "higher power", energy, oneness or something-or-other - they are in a deeper, more profound relationship than one that is coerced via a large...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Engaged artists
Replies: 12
Views: 2067

Re: Engaged artists

I am not sure if a real Buddhist would regard him self as a Buddhist, so its maybe not the best to focus on such declarations, Jeffrey. Just a thought.

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by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is it important to value and see our Conditions?
Replies: 19
Views: 2956

Re: Why is it important to value and see our Conditions?

Hanzze This idea that the end result is inevitable is just like the saying "all roads lead to Rome," on a limited understanding you should be able to take any road and reach Rome, but in reality you could still be 10,000 miles away. this sort of message should always be joined with following the ri...