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Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby BlackBird » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:03 am

That is probably what I will do Melancholy once I pay off my debt. It will also allow me to have some time to adjust from a luxurious western lifestyle to the simpler life of a renunciant in the Sri Lankan Jungle.

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby cooran » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:01 am

The Abbot of Dhammagiri Hermitage here in Australia trained in Sri Lanka, and most of the Lay Supporters here are from Sri Lanka:
http://www.dhammagiri.org.au/bhikkhu-dhammasiha.html

There are many Dhamma talks available to those interested - why not just work hard to attain Nibbana while you have this inestimable good fortune?

With metta,
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby BlackBird » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:04 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby pilgrim » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:10 am

Its unclear how much of a "new boy" Bhante Nyanasaro is, as he carries the title of Thero, meaning one with at least 10 vassas in the bhikkhu sangha.

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby melancholy » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:22 am

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Power can make things disappear, so does me :D

Then the Blessed One said to Ven. Ananda, "Now, if it occurs to any of you — 'The teaching has lost its authority; we are without a Teacher' — do not view it in that way. Whatever Dhamma & Vinaya I have pointed out & formulated for you, that will be your Teacher when I am gone.

-Dīgha Nikāya 16, Mahāparinibbāna Sutta
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gO tO wORK, gET mARRIED, hAVE sOME kIDS;
wATCH yOUR tV, fOLLOW fASHION, aCT nORMAL;
pAY yOUR tAXES, pAY yOUR bILLS, oBEY tHE lAW;
aND rEPEAT aFTER mE: "i aM fREE."

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby seeker242 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:28 pm

Venerable Bhikkhu Samahita is in Sri Lanka. He is very easy to get hold of. A regular contributor here and other Buddhist forums.

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=111

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?tit ... u_Samahita

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby BlackBird » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:49 pm

Hi Pilgrim

Bhante stated in two of his posts he is recently ordained. Yes, generally Thero is a title reserved for 10 plus vassas, but some groups it seems lately use thero just to signify a fully ordained bhikkhu (quite without precedent). Furthermore, since Bhante is advanced in years and thero means 'venerable elder' (iirc) it is possible he just likes the title. :)

In any case, it is clear that such appropriation of a term usually reserved for an elder Bhikkhu is liable to cause confusion as we have seen here.

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby SarathW » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:30 am

Mellancholy
You wrote:
even those arahants at the lord buddha's time didn't have this much!

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May this could be the reason that I am not an Arahant yet.
Too much reading not enough practice!
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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby BlackBird » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:47 am

Well I didn't see your previous post Melancholy so no harm done. I am these days a lot more careful with what I do and say and even still I think this post I have made is borderline, but our thoughts were sought, so mine were given.
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby melancholy » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:54 pm

@ Dhammanando

venerable sir, he is not a complete stranger. he was registered by another user name, which is deleted now, so as his other posts! you may have gain a better idea to whether how much he is addicted to work or not by looking at his other urls. but they are removed from his profile too.

i don't agree with what you say (not the dhamma :smile:), but don't wish to get into debates (on matters like NyanasaraThero) as i am preparing my self for a 3 months retreat.

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Power can make things disappear, so does me :D

Then the Blessed One said to Ven. Ananda, "Now, if it occurs to any of you — 'The teaching has lost its authority; we are without a Teacher' — do not view it in that way. Whatever Dhamma & Vinaya I have pointed out & formulated for you, that will be your Teacher when I am gone.

-Dīgha Nikāya 16, Mahāparinibbāna Sutta
__________________________________

gO tO wORK, gET mARRIED, hAVE sOME kIDS;
wATCH yOUR tV, fOLLOW fASHION, aCT nORMAL;
pAY yOUR tAXES, pAY yOUR bILLS, oBEY tHE lAW;
aND rEPEAT aFTER mE: "i aM fREE."

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby SarathW » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:14 pm

I think Reading a Dhamma book is as good as Vipassana Meditation.
As a lay follower without a teacher I have to rely on books. Most of the books are re-affirming the thripitaka. It is like revision of thripitaka.
By the way I enjoy reading.
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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby Mkoll » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:49 am

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby SarathW » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:24 am

When I read a book I critically evaluate the content (teaching) with my experience.
It may be present or past experience.
May be contemplation on past experience is not come under strict Vipassana meditation. (even if we think something is present it is actually the past)
I think reading a book requires some form of momentary concentration.
I also consider reading a book as some form of experience.

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(4) Contemplation of Phenomena (dhammanupassana)
In the context of the fourth foundation of mindfulness, the multivalent word dhamma (here intended in the plural) has two interconnected meanings, as the account in the sutta shows. One meaning is cetasikas, the mental factors, which are now attended to in their own right apart from their role as coloring the state of mind, as was done in the previous contemplation. The other meaning is the elements of actuality, the ultimate constituents of experience as structured in the Buddha's teaching.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... d.html#ch8
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Re: anyone know about Sri Lanka?

Postby BlackBird » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:18 am

Good posts Bhante Dhammanando.
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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