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by dharmatheway84
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question About Reincarnation: From Where Do New Souls Arise?
Replies: 30
Views: 754

Re: Question About Reincarnation: From Where Do New Souls Arise?

I see Ceisiwr, that makes sense. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the matter.

Can you elaborate on the contention that the Earth is not a closed system? Thank you.

-Michael
by dharmatheway84
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question About Reincarnation: From Where Do New Souls Arise?
Replies: 30
Views: 754

Question About Reincarnation: From Where Do New Souls Arise?

Hello All, I was reading about reincarnation in "The Great Rebirth Debate" thread and I have a question for the experts on here. I understand from said thread that when a person passes away, their consciousness (energy) leaves their body and transmits to another, new person. But the number of human ...
by dharmatheway84
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Post Your Home Altar
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Post Your Home Altar

Thank you for sharing DooDoot and Lucas. I would enjoy seeing other forum member's Altars if you care to share.

-Michael
by dharmatheway84
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Post Your Home Altar
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Post Your Home Altar

The purpose of this thread is to share your home Altar with other members of the dhammawheel.com Sangha. As a new Buddhist, I am not sure if this is tasteful or not and if not please feel free to let me know and the thread will end there. Otherwise, please post your home Altar setup. :buddha1: Here ...
by dharmatheway84
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3329

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

I just ordered the Discourse on Elements from the Pāli Text Society. This will be the source for the rest of my Canonical literature.

-Michael
by dharmatheway84
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 75
Views: 2834

Re: Homosexuality

Yess i dont argue the fact that men can eyaculate and become aroused due to anal penetration, just that physiological speaking is less suitable than penis-vagina for obvious reasons. There are no reasons that are obvious to me.....can you please explain those reasons so that they may become obvious...
by dharmatheway84
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3329

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

Thank you for the resources mikenz66. I will check these out and use them when deciding what to order. Though my bank account tells me to read more and order less for now. :jumping: BKh, sorry if my questions are a bit redundant at times. I don't mind dry and awkward. It is the message that counts. ...
by dharmatheway84
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3329

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

Is it safe to assume the any publication in English by the Pāli Text Society is a sound translation?
by dharmatheway84
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 75
Views: 2834

Re: Homosexuality

Hi: I dont know what the suttas say about homosexuals and bisexuals, i have read about pandakas but eventually got bored and didnt get much from it. But my view on the subject hopefully from a buddhist perspective is: -Being homosexual or bisexual is unpleasant kamma or bad kamma. Because unless th...
by dharmatheway84
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 75
Views: 2834

Re: Homosexuality

So, it seems that the answer to my question is not made entirely clear in the body of teachings. Though, according to some interpretations, it is clearly prohibited (not necessarily being homosexual but homosexual behavior).
by dharmatheway84
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 75
Views: 2834

Re: Homosexuality

"The society is different, and so homosexuals living in free societies who wish to practice the Dhamma and the 5 precepts should follow the same advice that was given to heterosexuals in the suttas". I had suspected the modern answer in Buddhist teachings in today's free societies would be essential...
by dharmatheway84
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 75
Views: 2834

Homosexuality

What do Theravāda teachings say about the subject of homosexuality and about homosexual (and bisexual) people? Thank you.

-Michael
by dharmatheway84
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3329

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

I went ahead and ordered this one as well.

Vibhaṅga Book of Analysis (U Thittila, 1969)
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by dharmatheway84
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3329

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

I did just buy the following from AbeBooks:

Designation of human types (Puggala-paññatti) translated into English from the first time by Bimala Charan Law . (1924)[Leather Bound]
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by dharmatheway84
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3329

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

What about this version of the Vibhanga?
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This version of the Dhammasaṅgani?
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