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by polaris
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Eat tasty food
Replies: 13
Views: 10282

Re: Eat tasty food

Can the moderator please remove these photos . They are gross. You don't need them on this forum.
It's offensive to say the least. Being Buddhist you don't want to do things that are offensive.
by polaris
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: kill cockroach
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: kill cockroach

I don't think you really have a choice. Unless you want the whole house over run by cockroaches . They breed very fast and in large numbers. They will climb on to your face in your bedroom when you sleep. How do you feel about that? I have no answer to the karmic theory in this case. But if you kill...
by polaris
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there a big difference between different lineages?
Replies: 14
Views: 7725

Re: Is there a big difference between different lineages?

Lately I read a book called "How Theravada is Theravada?" This book is mainly about lineages of Buddhism. What I remember is that the King of Thailand, King Rama the IV (I think is the IV if my memory has not deserted me), was very concerned about the purity of Buddhist Teaching. He really went all ...
by polaris
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: ordination and new monk name
Replies: 20
Views: 13340

Re: ordination and new monk name

As Buddhist you are supposed to go beyond your likes and dislikes, am I right about that? A name is not the ultimate reality is it? Nevertheless, I am concerned about the polyester-cotton robes that monks are wearing. I hope one day the Sangha Council in Thailand will convent a meeting to decide and...
by polaris
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Apologizing on behalf of others
Replies: 17
Views: 17320

Re: Apologizing on behalf of others

They apologized because they felt that you were listening to the wrong teachings of Buddha by other Buddhists. May be I am wrong here. Anyone think I am wrong, please do let me know. If you are listening to wrong teachings of the Buddha you will not be able to cross the "Seas of Sufferings" (as expl...
by polaris
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Language, Reality and dhammas
Replies: 26
Views: 20841

Re: Language, Reality and dhammas

this teaching is actually asking you to be more grounded grounded means to recognize the reality of reality If you can keep things simple. I read this many years ago so if my memory has not deserted me I will try to explain it here. Conventional reality is what we deal with everyday. We call a rose...
by polaris
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Guanyin
Replies: 28
Views: 5137

Re: Guanyin

Hello, hello, I must agree with what you said. Yes, I find this Kuan yin business rather difficult to stomach. Why are these people not aware of the falsehood and lies? You cannot fabricate a diety and dress it up and then try to pass it off a Goddess who is also enlightened as Buddha in fact on pa...
by polaris
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: why dorje shugden is hated?
Replies: 21
Views: 2671

Re: why dorje shugden is hated?

Tsem rinpoche is a good monk with compassion.. his compassion may be because of training in his tradition. but why Dorje Shugden is banned or avioded? I think im not breaking rules in forum ... It wouldn't be against the ToS to talk about it, but you will have to relate it back to Theravada in some...
by polaris
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Guanyin
Replies: 28
Views: 5137

Re: Guanyin

It seems that is not the case. The reason is time span. I think you're missing the point. The OP's question is whether it's possible for the concept of a Bodhisatta (like Guanyin/Avalokiteshvara) to exist in the Theravada worldview. And the answer is yes, there's Metteya Bodhisatta who's doing his ...
by polaris
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Secular Law
Replies: 33
Views: 3212

Re: Theravada and Secular Law

If there was a theoretical law making it illegal to donate to monastics, it would be unethical for monastics to go out on alms runs, but it would be ethical to try to feed them and support them in other ways (whilst trying not to get caught) . IMO. I am thinking about various Chinese and Japanese a...
by polaris
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddha surely used Higher knowledge in framing vinaya rules
Replies: 23
Views: 1392

Re: Buddha surely used Higher knowledge in framing vinaya rules

Bhante , there was a reason behind using the cloth . That supposed to draw a wider distance between monks and womens to prevent accidentally come into contact if they are too near . The rule of money was said classed as minor rule and can be abolished . And was said not practical in many countries ...
by polaris
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Buddha surely used Higher knowledge in framing vinaya rules
Replies: 23
Views: 1392

Re: Buddha surely used Higher knowledge in framing vinaya rules

In Thailand, the Dhammayut nikāya, and many Thai monks are particular about receiving offerings from women. They always use a receiving cloth. However, there is no need for that. One can simply touch the dish to accept it, and the gift is properly offered. Money is not allowed for monks, but the Dh...
by polaris
Fri May 29, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Buddha spoke Pāli
Replies: 16
Views: 1797

Re: The Buddha spoke Pāli

Some related Dhamma Wheel topics: - What language did the Buddha speak? - Did the Buddha Know Pali? - Was Pali Lord Buddha's "native" or spoken language? - The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik - Pali and Sanskrit: some history It seems that the majority opinion among scholars is that the Buddha s...
by polaris
Tue May 26, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 88
Views: 12952

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Signs of kali yuga is more bad, less good, bad increase, good decrease and finally lost. Signs of kali yuga is not only based on wars of country or climate change, even in a family most of the kids dont care for parents and have cheated their spouse and kids are growing in drugs even in school days...
by polaris
Sun May 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 88
Views: 12952

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Signs of kali yuga is more bad, less good, bad increase, good decrease and finally lost. Signs of kali yuga is not only based on wars of country or climate change, even in a family most of the kids dont care for parents and have cheated their spouse and kids are growing in drugs even in school days...