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by DNS
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Re: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?

Or the illusion of control. You turned left into the Starbucks, because it was determined that you would do that based on your life events up to that point, your genetics, your kamma; etc, no one in real control. But you believe that you made that decision, that you had the control, hence, the illu...
by DNS
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Re: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?

Ven. Yuttadhammo said not-self means nothing under your control . Then, when I drive my car with control, there's "a self" there! :tongue: ;) Or the illusion of control. You turned left into the Starbucks, because it was determined that you would do that based on your life events up to that point, ...
by DNS
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will you disregard Dukkha saying it is a later addition
Replies: 20
Views: 477

Re: Will you disregard Dukkha saying it is a later addition

I suppose the OP was somewhat tongue-in-cheek or sarcastic, but how could a teacher now or in the future make an argument that Dukkha is a later addition? It is the First Noble Truth. I remember hearing Bill Maher complain about Buddhism once. He said something like, "Buddhism is all about 'life is ...
by DNS
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will you disregard Dukkha saying it is a later addition
Replies: 20
Views: 477

Re: Will you disregard Dukkha saying it is a later addition

thang wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:30 pm
AgarikaJ wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:31 pm
the concept of living life without Dukkha is well-known, it is called Jivanmukti.
Is this Theravada ?
I believe it's Hindu, Vedanta; but there is something similar in Buddhism, that of being free from Dukkha in this life by becoming an Arahant. Obviously though, something very rare.
by DNS
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Hello from Sweden

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Ganha : A Nephew of Ajahn Chah ?
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Ajahn Ganha : A Nephew of Ajahn Chah ?

thang wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:03 pm
He had been continuing thudong during six months each year and his disciples are vegetarian.
I wonder how they are able to eat vegetarian? I've heard that in Thailand, the lay devotees who prepare and give food to the monks are almost all omnivores and provide mostly non-vegetarian foods.
by DNS
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum
Replies: 43
Views: 1012

Re: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum

here are some well-known Theravadins 1. Ven. Nanavira 2. Ven. B Bodhi 3. Ven. Thanissaro 4. Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw 5. Ven. Maha Boowa 6. Ven. A Mun Now there are many disagreements between these people but their views are still largely albeit not universally considered to be Theravada . By whom? Who i...
by DNS
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?

Yeah, there's another nun in therigatha who recounts her past few births as various animals who were castrated, due to taking others' wives as a man. I don't make a habit of reading commentary, I'm pretty sure that is from suttanta Correct, if it's in the Therigatha, then it's still considered part...
by DNS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 96
Views: 1856

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

My experience has been different; I see plenty of interaction between white, black Americans and Asians in the temple and elsewhere, but then again I live in a very diverse city where it is "majority minority" (all the minority groups added together are over 50% of the population). I'm sure they in...
by DNS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 96
Views: 1856

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

Rudyard Kipling wrote, Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet , But he didn't live long enough to see the internet. Now East does mix with West and vice versa and it is this mixing that can have great potential for Dhamma propagation and the Dhamma in general. It's not c...
by DNS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 96
Views: 1856

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

They are the ones who have fed the monks. They are the ones who have fed the Western monks who went to Asia to learn Buddhism. No argument from me there. As I said, there is a lot that Westerners can learn from Asians, especially in that regard; community, dana, generosity, etc. Some American-born ...
by DNS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum
Replies: 43
Views: 1012

Re: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum

We have been in many "self proclaimed Theravada" forums. Many of them seem to indicate following characteristics. 1. Criticize Suttas and have less faith in Theravada doctrine 2. Biased towards Modern criticisms, West and Feminism 3. Gang up against Theravada views Get the copyright or the trademar...
by DNS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum
Replies: 43
Views: 1012

Re: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum

Well, scientism, cultural Marxism and postmodernism are rampant in the West. Seems like you are from Asia, and these things are culturally foreign to you? Well, for me they are foreign too. I can help you with making an Asian-centered Theravada forum if you'd like. I'm sure you don't mean race-base...
by DNS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 96
Views: 1856

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

And how are the teachings and The Mahā Bodhi temple one in the same? How does a few Westerners on pilgrimage (and accompanied by Easterners) represent the West as a whole? Buddhism was in decline, a historical fact. There were virtually no pilgrimages going on during that decline era (very few anyw...
by DNS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 96
Views: 1856

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

As I mentioned in my previous posts (see above) both East and West can compliment each other, no judging. Yes, the East brought us Buddhism and centuries of great masters and literature. However, there was a decline in Buddhism that started around the 11th century CE (AD) and went up until the late ...