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by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New York City
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Hello from New York City

May you fulfill your deepest wish for truth and happiness.

:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it appropriate (relevant) to teach the Dhamma to laypeople which are mainly meant for Buddhist Monks?
Replies: 68
Views: 1548

Re: Is it appropriate (relevant) to teach the Dhamma to laypeople which are mainly meant for Buddhist Monks?

I think the problem is some certain lay people have unrealistic expectations about what they can achieve with Buddhism :goodpost: Very true DD, ....and there are even some people who thing they're enlightened after doing a few minutes of meditation occasionally and then hanging around internet grou...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it appropriate (relevant) to teach the Dhamma to laypeople which are mainly meant for Buddhist Monks?
Replies: 68
Views: 1548

Re: Is it appropriate (relevant) to teach the Dhamma to laypeople which are mainly meant for Buddhist Monks?

PS My point here is not to smear Buddhism or Theravada, a form I love, am devoted to and feel profoundly grateful for -- I will always bow down before the wisdom of The Buddha. However -- my point is simply to say, that Monks are just human beings -- no more no less, and are just as prone to flight...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: rhinoceroshorn ordained
Replies: 30
Views: 1244

Re: rhinoceroshorn ordained

Amazing!

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness.

:anjali:

:bow:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I want to ordain, but I have a problem that I just can't solve.
Replies: 27
Views: 2048

Re: I want to ordain, but I have a problem that I just can't solve.

ricosadao wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:02 pmI think becoming monk out of desperation is an excellent thing..
People who are not desperate,will never become monks
They settle in their comfortable Samsaric routine till they die.
Hi there!

I think there is truth in what you said.

Peace and enlightenment. :anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Requesting Sri Lanka Ordination information
Replies: 36
Views: 1397

Re: Requesting Sri Lanka Ordination information

may.all.bliss wrote: Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:54 pm Ok thanks, ye it was something I liked to say in general, metta
May you find monkhood, should it be your destiny in this life.

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness.

:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can i use sexual fantasy daydream for induce tranquality?
Replies: 30
Views: 1140

Re: Can i use sexual fantasy daydream for induce tranquality?

People say strange things on this forum. I know this thing I want to do is wrong, but maybe they will give me permission to do it anyway. And it is a a Buddhist forum. At least PayPal some money to your favorite Dhamma group and recite 108 Suttas. You have to see clearly why something is wrong or i...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can i use sexual fantasy daydream for induce tranquality?
Replies: 30
Views: 1140

Re: Can i use sexual fantasy daydream for induce tranquality?

The problem is not with the inherent existence of it, the problem is with the drawbacks of performing such an action. Hi there! Yes, understanding the lack of inherent existence in sensual pleasures helps us resist the temptation and see the drawbacks of performing such actions. Our minds must see ...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can i use sexual fantasy daydream for induce tranquality?
Replies: 30
Views: 1140

Re: Can i use sexual fantasy daydream for induce tranquality?

Instead of doing sexual things, imagine taking off the skin from the body, take out each organ, then taking off the flesh, only the bones remain. Now again add the flesh to the bones, add each organ, then add the skin again. Yes, absolutely! Sexual desire and the body are empty of inherent existenc...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I want to ordain, but I have a problem that I just can't solve.
Replies: 27
Views: 2048

Re: I want to ordain, but I have a problem that I just can't solve.

am I allowed to ordain if I emit semen unintentionally? I dont want to get bad name .. these days semen coming when I see something lustful even if I dont touch it using hand .. Lust is the main thing holding me back from being a monk. I have been celibate for years, but I still have lustful though...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How can Dependant Origination be established?
Replies: 285
Views: 4794

Re: How can Dependant Origination be established?

confusedlayman wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:57 pm
DooDoot wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:16 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:49 am Mind grasping concept is origination of stress...
Mind grasping anything is the origination of stress...
True... good to see u got right view

Yes, friends!

Peace and enlightenment.
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How can Dependant Origination be established?
Replies: 285
Views: 4794

Re: How can Dependant Origination be established?

How does that apply to dhammas being empty of inherent existence? I would be interested to hear how you arrived at that position, since it isn’t clear that the one is deductible from the other? Also, do you have a sutta reference to back that up? I'd have to do some research to find appropriate mat...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How can Dependant Origination be established?
Replies: 285
Views: 4794

Re: How can Dependant Origination be established?

emptiness of self is not the teaching emptiness of the aggregates is the teaching which is slightly different, but significant In Theravada, yes, the emptiness of the aggregates is best. I have informally studied a lot of emptiness teachings from Mahayana teachers. I don't see where there is any di...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How can Dependant Origination be established?
Replies: 285
Views: 4794

Re: How can Dependant Origination be established?

Emptiness originally meant empty of self and what belongs to a self, not empty of “inherent existence”. Hi there! Nice to meet you. Emptiness of self would mean the self is empty of inherent existence. All things are empty of inherent existence. Even emptiness is empty. Theravada does not refute th...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How can Dependant Origination be established?
Replies: 285
Views: 4794

Re: How can Dependant Origination be established?

Understanding emptiness, which is what Dependent Origination essentially is, is less discussed in Theravada Buddhism than it is in the Mahayana traditions (Tibetan, Zen, etc.). In Theravada, these topics are for more advanced practitioners. I believe that Theravada could do a better job explaining e...