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by Polar Bear
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thai forest monasteries in North America
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Thai forest monasteries in North America

There’s also http://www.forestdhamma.org/about/ Forest Dhamma Monastery is a monastic community in the lineage of Ajaan Mahā Boowa that emphasizes the practices of the Thai Forest Tradition. The Monastery was founded by Ajaan Dick Sīlaratano in the autumn of 2011 when 217 acres of woodland were purc...
by Polar Bear
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 1877

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

mikenz66 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:33 am
Polar Bear wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:23 am
A rare word to use, ...
Perhaps the term winging is more popular down here with the penguins than up in the north with the bears... :tongue:

:heart:
Mike
Ahh, I see.
by Polar Bear
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 55
Views: 872

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

He says that it is easily misunderstood yes. What is that i supposedly missed? I did not cite him as authority, i just think he answered most of those questions well. I might be confused about what point you wanted to make. It sounded like you were positing some unconditioned thingy to become one w...
by Polar Bear
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 1877

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

I'll take that at face value, but let's just say that there's a lot of whinging and moaning from certain people, who aren't doing their cause any favours by exhibiting many of the same behaviours they complain about in others. A rare word to use, do you watch GOT? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ARJa...
by Polar Bear
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 55
Views: 872

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

Here a quote from another member of the forum pertaining to this; https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32327&start=90#p480455 If we are to take that interpretation that "nibbana" is a field of reality beyond "mentality" and "materiality", one can still assume, that, yes, there is no experie...
by Polar Bear
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 55
Views: 872

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

The system which fascilitates the manifestation of various states is in itself unchanging, being the same system all along the system is merely going from one state to another. One can thus point out an unchanging constant in the changing. In this way the system itself can be understood to be uncha...
by Polar Bear
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 55
Views: 872

Re: Is Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base?

i would think no based on this passage; The Sixfold Base 48. Saying, "Good, friend," the bhikkhus delighted and rejoiced in the Venerable Sariputta's words. Then they asked him a further question: "But, friend, might there be another way in which a noble disciple is one of right view... and has arr...
by Polar Bear
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Animals and kamma
Replies: 22
Views: 419

Re: Animals and kamma

There is this sutta: Sooner, I say, would that blind turtle, coming to the surface once every hundred years, insert its neck into that yoke with a single hole than the fool who has gone once to the nether world would regain the human state. For what reason? Because here, bhikkhus, there is no conduc...
by Polar Bear
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is "fear and blame in the other world" (paralokavajjabhaya)?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: What is "fear and blame in the other world" (paralokavajjabhaya)?

Two possible meaning occur to me: 1) They recognize the dangers of unwholesome actions regarding how they effect one’s rebirth (as has been mentioned by others in this thread). 2) They see fear and blame in being reborn at all. In other words, to some the next world represents continuity in samsara ...
by Polar Bear
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the Buddha?
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: Where is the Buddha?

The Buddha is Tathagata: Thus-Gone, the Buddha is Sugata: Well-Gone As long as his body remains he will be seen by gods and humans. But when his body breaks up, after life has ended, gods and humans will see him no more.” https://suttacentral.net/dn1/en/sujato “As a flame overthrown by the force of ...
by Polar Bear
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council
Replies: 23
Views: 530

Re: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council

I am aware of this new understanding, however I'm not quite sure it fits in this case, although it might. There are a few extenuating circumstances that make it different from the typical sutta beginning that it tends to mostly applies to. As I said above, it would be neat for a senior monastic sch...
by Polar Bear
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council
Replies: 23
Views: 530

Re: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council

In a related thing, at the ordination ceremony of a monk, the monk is quizzed as to whether he is fully familar with the vinaya of both bhikkhus and bhikkhunis. Knowing both vinayas is a requirement for ordination which the vast majority of monks ignore these days. Upali would have been very famili...
by Polar Bear
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council
Replies: 23
Views: 530

Re: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council

I’m not sure we can rely on the text only referring to bhikkhus to conclude there were no bhikkhunis. See Ven. Anālayo’s essay: Bhikkhave and Bhikkhu as Gender-inclusive Terminology in Early Buddhist Texts : Abstract In what follows we examine whether the use of the vocative bhikkhave or the nominat...
by Polar Bear
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: OCBC Online Pali Course Levels 1-3
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: OCBC Online Pali Course Levels 1-3

Awesome!

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