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by DNS
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Shravasti Dhammika
Replies: 69
Views: 2060

Re: Shravasti Dhammika

SarathW wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:28 am
Great video. Incredible story.
The story of the elephant giving him money to go to Sri Lanka is almost unbelievable.
Where does he live in Australia?
Queensland, northern Australia
by DNS
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Shravasti Dhammika
Replies: 69
Views: 2060

Shravasti Dhammika

A lot of you here probably know of Shravasti Dhammika from some of his many good books, including Good Question, Good Answer , or his blog or his controversial Broken Buddha . He has written over 25 books and many articles at Dhamma Wiki. He's been a kalyana-mitta of mine for about 15 years. https:/...
by DNS
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the hills of New England
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Greetings from the hills of New England

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Self and Control
Replies: 16
Views: 675

Re: The Self and Control

What the hell is a goeloe? (I googled it, nothing came up.) Exactly. If something is not clear it doesn’t need to be accepted or rejected as ‘there is such a thing’ or ‘there is no such a thing’ or answer like ‘I have one’ or ‘I don’t have one’. Wise is to do some inquiry. Searching on the internet...
by DNS
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Anonymous (online) Bikkhus
Replies: 30
Views: 1835

Re: Anonymous (online) Bikkhus

i am curious about which rules would be broken by participating in a discussion online. I agree with this. What rules would have been broken by the monk simply for participating in a discussion? Even if there is some dispute, disagreements, that is okay, monks are not prohibited from debating issue...
by DNS
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Amsterdam!
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Greetings from Amsterdam!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Self and Control
Replies: 16
Views: 675

Re: The Self and Control

uojm wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:49 pm
Dinsdale wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:24 am
But seriously,

again, do you have a goeloe?
What the hell is a goeloe?

(I googled it, nothing came up.)
by DNS
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 4977

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

According to Classical Theravada, nibbana is not a place, nor a state of mind. There is that dimension , monks, where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, nor dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, nor dimension of nothingness, ...
by DNS
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enquiry about UBNU United Buddhist Nations University of organization UBNO
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Enquiry about UBNU United Buddhist Nations University of organization UBNO

Sounds like a diploma mill, as James noted, best to stay away. It appears you just pay a fee and get a doctorate; not accredited in any way. People who have used diploma mill degrees have been known to get fired from their employment when it is discovered, that is, if they get hired in the first pla...
by DNS
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 4977

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

According to Classical Theravada, nibbana is not a place, nor a state of mind.

See also the great nibbana thread:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=22409

And nibbana poll:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=25166
by DNS
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A debating hall open to non-buddhist
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: A debating hall open to non-buddhist

SarathW wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:40 pm
With due respect to you David I think scientist will create a life one day without cloning.
One day maybe, I will be reborn in a science lab.
It is another way Samsara continues.
Maybe, we'll see.
This is another kind of birth.
Did Buddha say this?
I don't think so.
by DNS
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A debating hall open to non-buddhist
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: A debating hall open to non-buddhist

You could try this one on them and see how they respond. (I haven't read the whole thread in case you already mentioned it.): If everything is materialism only and that's all there is, then why have scientists not been able to duplicate life? In all their expertise, skill, and knowledge, they have n...
by DNS
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

By coincidence, today I received an email invitation to the Virtual Zendo: Virtual Meditation Group (since 2010) Daily: Monday through Friday. We sit together for 30 minutes–feel free to drop in and leave at any time. TIMES: 7:30am and Noon ET (New York time) Time Zone Converter: https://www.thetime...
by DNS
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Reintroduction from California
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Reintroduction from California

Welcome back!

by DNS
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?

Shiva is known as the "destroyer" in some Hindu sects, so that would make some sense, I suppose. No, Shiva is not Mara. What is the source of this view? Shiva has the (or, one of the) highest status in Hinduism -- he is considered the Deva of the Devas. Mara is a deva too, according to Buddhism. Bu...