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by DNS
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind Like Fire Unbound
Replies: 33
Views: 838

Re: Mind Like Fire Unbound

See Ven Dhammanando's summary here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=22741&start=60#p329417 Of course, that doesn't mean that the teachings of those Ajahns is worthless. There are a variety of ways to interepret the suttas, and to interpret personal experience. From Bhante Dhammanando's post...
by DNS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind Like Fire Unbound
Replies: 33
Views: 838

Re: Mind Like Fire Unbound

This is getting a bit off-topic, but my impression is that the traditional denominations in the UK and NZ (i.e. excluding the Evangelical ones) abandoned that sort of personal God quite a while ago and see Genesis and Ressurection as mythological, not literal. However, I dropped out of the Anglican...
by DNS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: LF information on places where one can do residential training (Mahasi or Similar)
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: LF information on places where one can do residential training (Mahasi or Similar)

You could make some calls to temples and monasteries in English language countries and ask them. Some have a need for lay attendants to do cooking, cleaning, driving monks to lay people's homes for lunch-dana, hospital visits, etc. And that way you could lead a semi-monastic life at the temple, work...
by DNS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind Like Fire Unbound
Replies: 33
Views: 838

Re: Mind Like Fire Unbound

Such interpretation is just banana-nibbana , as one famous buddhist teacher said 8-) From that link: Banana Nibbana When I was a teenager, I asked many Christian teachers to explain the meaning of god. Either they would tell me what it was not or they would give me an answer that was unintelligible...
by DNS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is more important: Saving a life or not breaking a patimokkha rule?
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: What is more important: Saving a life or not breaking a patimokkha rule?

Saving a life: On one occasion a monk, feeling compassion, released a pig trapped in a snare. He became remorseful … “What was your intention, monk?” “I was motivated by compassion, Master.” “There’s no offense for one who is motivated by compassion.” https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-bu-vb-pj2/en/bra...
by DNS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Islam - "There is no compulsion in religion", Yea, Right
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: Islam - "There is no compulsion in religion", Yea, Right

Basically her options of a "normal life" are to force herself to believe and integrate into the Muslim community or resign herself to being single. It sounds like a perfect example of the need for asylum, legal immigration to another nation. I know the U.S. offers refugee status/asylum to those fac...
by DNS
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!

Happy Birthday!!
by DNS
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: I share you this photo
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: I share you this photo

Namasté i share you this photo, im starting this bussiness of spray paint art, if you like it you can use it, i made it with help of youtube artist porfirio jimenez. Looks good! It reminds me of some of the formations and colors in some caves, for example, Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico, USA. https:/...
by DNS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: respecting sangha
Replies: 56
Views: 1128

Re: respecting sangha

There is also a story told by Ajahn Chah, where he saw an attractive woman, and then for weeks afterwards had a massive erection which was very frustrating. The slightest touch of his robe against his "parts" meant he was in danger of sanghadisesa. So he went to a secluded kuti in the forest, where...
by DNS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: respecting sangha
Replies: 56
Views: 1128

Re: respecting sangha

There could be some culture clashes at play. In traditional Buddhist (and Asian) culture, one is to show respect to an ordained monk or priest simply due to the ordination status / title and one can pay respect to the "robe" instead of the person when one is not particularly fond of a specific perso...
by DNS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Practicing both Theravada and Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Practicing both Theravada and Nichiren Buddhism

I suppose one could practice both. In regards to the doctrines of both traditions, that might be more difficult to mix. The Lotus Sutra is somewhat critical of Theravada, believing the path of arahantship to be "inferior" to the way of the bodhisattva.
by DNS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Searching in Sri Lanka for a Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Searching in sri lanka

Where do you live? There are Sri Lankan temples in many nations, that serve ex-pat Sri Lankans in the U.S., Australia, the UK, etc. You could check some of those out in the country you live in. afaik, most don't put any demands on the monks for learning, studying Abhidhamma so that wouldn't be an is...
by DNS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Searching in Sri Lanka for a Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Searching in sri lanka

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: vinaya rule against ordaining in two traditions
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: vinaya rule against ordaining in two traditions

i know this exists - can someone give me a citation/quote I don't believe there is one in the Vinaya because the Vinaya was recited at the First Council in approx. 483 BCE and at that time it was the "pre-sectarian" period of Buddhism of Dhamma-Vinaya; the various sects hadn't fully developed yet. ...
by DNS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 7351

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

bodom wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 pm
DO as observed in the present moment:
Good find. :thumbsup:

The Buddha said "my gosh"? :tongue: