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by Eko Care
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Causality Fundamentals
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Causality Fundamentals

Briefing many fundamentals on Causality, which has been appreciated by many monks.

by Eko Care
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: International Institute of Theravada
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: International Institute of Theravada

Sadhu, these seems very interesting. I'm a recently ordained monk of sinhala descent , looking for a place like this. Do you know if there are taking newbies? I could go to Sri Lanka after Vassar, around November (I think) Yes, their main/primary course is for new monks. (Technically and According ...
by Eko Care
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: International Institute of Theravada
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: International Institute of Theravada

The Buildings are still under construction I think, but their lectures are continuing in another monastery these days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olkLu3BTLis&list=PLDkufrwzs8aX8fukbra8ht5geqB1xNtYY All Subjects (youtube play lists) Their Website Courses Offered Mission The International Institu...
by Eko Care
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: A Rare Subject - "Alankara Naya" (Counting Realities)
Replies: 0
Views: 96

A Rare Subject - "Alankara Naya" (Counting Realities)

This is considered a subject about how to count the Paramatthas in Suttas etc. which has been preserved by the Burmese lineage up to the present age.

by Eko Care
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: International Institute of Theravada
Replies: 8
Views: 443

International Institute of Theravada

This is a newly established institute but by a group of highly educated forest vinaya monks . The main teacher Ven. Maggavihari addresses some of the key Theravada Principles which modern people have mixed up with Non-Theravada views. These lessons are getting extremely famous among both forest monk...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Buddha's wife (wives)?
Replies: 36
Views: 17897

Re: Buddha's wife (wives)?

DNS wrote:Buddha's wife (wives)?
I think it's better to call as prince Siddhartha's wife rather than the Buddha's.
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?
Replies: 22
Views: 706

Re: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?

Definitely Chan Buddhism (imo). They include the Agamas which are very similar parallels to the Pali Canon. They have a monastic clergy with Vinaya. The meditation techniques are very similar to Theravada meditation. It's my second favorite Buddhist tradition, after Theravada. Same. Chan is cool. :...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cuti Citta as Buddhism in a Nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 533

Re: Cuti Citta as Buddhism in a Nutshell

... One of the Abhidhamma Scholar Monks said that the Cuti citta generally invokes Acinna kamma (long time practiced qualities/ habits) into the Asanna kamma( closest thought/deed to death moment). But if there is a considerably big akusala or kusala happened at the death moment , then it is the As...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Difference between Faith and Definite Conclusion?
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Difference between Faith and Definite Conclusion?

Dhammanando wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:17 pm If he's a puthujjana Buddhist, then it may or may not be.
Okasa Bhante,
Could you please give an example for both cases that May and may not?
In which situations it becomes valid and not valid?

Vandami
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can these Mahayana Four dependences be used in a Theravada context?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Can these Mahayana Four dependences be used in a Theravada context?

Can these Mahayana Four dependences be used in a Theravada context? What about the second one? Is there any mention about the second law in Theravada tipitaka or commentaries? In the Mahayana sutras, there are discussions on the Four Laws. It is also called four compliant and four non-compliant, inc...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Difference between Faith and Definite Conclusion?
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Difference between Faith and Definite Conclusion?

"insistency regarding a [dubious] proposition's alleged factualness" (as I prefer to translate it. Atthasālinī: The "adherence to dogmatic assertion of truth" is thus:— rejecting the word of the Omniscient One, he disposes his heart in this way:— "the world is eternal... etc."; this is true, the co...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stored food?
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Stored food?

In Myanmar ,for the Morning meal, they sometimes reheat or mix the leftover food from the day before. But is this in conflict with the stored food rule in Buddhism? Not necessarily. If it's nuns or laypeople who store the food, and if they do so on their own initiative and not because bhikkhus have...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If human is the best realm
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: If human is the best realm

In one of the Suttas, there is a comparison of Deva, uttarakuru and manussa mentioned by the Blessed One. 1. Devaloka: higher in lifespan and comforts 2. Uttarakuru manussa: higher in non-possessiveness (they are said to be not keeping Kama's including women under one's possession) 3. Manussa: Sati ...
by Eko Care
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern Theravada, not Western Theravada
Replies: 24
Views: 4330

Re: Modern Theravada, not Western Theravada

I would say both Western and Modern. These two terms are not mutually exclusive. Modernization happened mainly due to the Western influence. The scientific/technical/material revolution happened in and spreaded mainly by the west. Dhammawiki article says their approach is like below. Bhavana (medita...
by Eko Care
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What's the difference between Classical and Modern Theravada
Replies: 35
Views: 6315

Re: What's the difference between Classical and Modern Theravada

Wrong again. The "Modern Theravada" Buddhists place emphasis on the Suttas, could even be called Suttanta. It is not Suttanta. Suttantikas had not any different intrpretation. They focus on the EBTs, not the later, modern writers. They focus on what they defined as EBTs. They focus on the first fiv...