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by Johann
Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Water system for a new monastery
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Water system for a new monastery

In cases merely flat land and ground water level not so far (5-10m), most efficient and harmless, when some "skilled" mechanics are near with some creativity, would be such (but when not maintained, also soon noisy and brocken) https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Schematic-of-a-windmill-an...
by Johann
Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What behaviour do you find inspiring or uninspiring in monastics?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: What behaviour do you find inspiring or uninspiring in monastics?

* It's total no inspiration that monks obiviously make not given use of google and other accounts, making people find hardly differences to "free/social" cadger, and taking without really given (as later gain is expected by such "free" in advanced). * It's total no ispiration tha...
by Johann
Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Water system for a new monastery
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Water system for a new monastery

What's the location? How much rainfall per year? Does the monastery have the $$ to buy solar panels and a solar water pump? Dry season for some month, good householder (probably Indonesia). If there is a well, there is no problem with water for building, even just 10 min. a day electric. Sure a sto...
by Johann
Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do only Buddhists have Saddha (conviction)?
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Do only Buddhists have Saddha (conviction)?

Faith of sotapanna-magga is still a "blind faith", so it's not so that people are actually required to simple have "blind" faith. Only when Phala arises one does no more act on "blind faith", as certain Vimutti has been gained. But if taking "hearing the good Dham...
by Johann
Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What behaviour do you find inspiring or uninspiring in monastics?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: What behaviour do you find inspiring or uninspiring in monastics?

Bhante, certain to consider that while one may bear a wrong perception, approves by it wrong view, and of course stucks in it, verbal expressing such, by signs, does also break one appart in regard of Silas. Is it wise to do such encouragement when knowing that majority would tend to wrong perceptio...
by Johann
Mon Dec 05, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do only Buddhists have Saddha (conviction)?
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Do only Buddhists have Saddha (conviction)?

Two types of faith have been described in Buddhist teaching; Blind, irrational, baseless or rootless faith (amulika saddha) Confidence based on reason and experience (akarawathi saddha) The Buddha strongly discouraged blind devotion and, of the two types of faith, namely blind faith (amulika saddha...
by Johann
Mon Dec 05, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do only Buddhists have Saddha (conviction)?
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Do only Buddhists have Saddha (conviction)?

To add to what Mumfie said, saddha, confidence, arises with every kusala citta. So any act of genuine giving, for example, must have saddha as one of the cetasikas. Obviously non-Buddhist do acts of giving and other meritorious deeds. Yes, good householder. Saddhā comes from Saddha, sacrifices, giv...
by Johann
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is it right for a monk, who lives on alms food, to spend his time petting dogs and posing with dogs on leash?
Replies: 127
Views: 4002

Re: Is it right for a monk, who lives on alms food, to spend his time petting dogs and posing with dogs on leash?

It seems many buddhist monks has haughtiness that resemble with Brahmin priest as though they are the highest and lay people are inferior . Aren't they, good householder? https://www.dhammawheel.com/download/file.php?id=7888&t=1 https://www.dhammawheel.com/download/file.php?id=7887&t=1 http...
by Johann
Sat Dec 03, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The Buddhas advices on what to do with "quarrelsome, makers of strife, makers of disputes"
Replies: 0
Views: 31

The Buddhas advices on what to do with "quarrelsome, makers of strife, makers of disputes"

For the Buddhaparisas long welfare and base toward unity, the rules for approach toward "troublesome seeming", for his Monks, Nuns, Upasaka, Upasika (seldom layed down rule for lay disciples, yet maybe not always transmitted when Buddhaparisa appart, as many Ven. Bhikkhus don't know either...
by Johann
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Practicalities of Forest-Dwelling
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Practicalities of Forest-Dwelling

Those are indeed huge hindrances, as all, not just a talk, of what wise say, good householder. They seldom get out, because knowing that many would easy act not good for themselves, and it's only for really serious cases on a large scale that they go after the burden to encourage. Instructed therefo...
by Johann
Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Practicalities of Forest-Dwelling
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Practicalities of Forest-Dwelling

Those are all no questions for one fit of forest dwelling, and all in the sphere of using the requisite (robe, dwelling) and the rest one has to bear (Asavas to overcome by bearing pain,...). If a tiger is up to eat one (althought an Asava to overcome by avoiding near0 , important metta and satipatt...
by Johann
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Is there a TOS criteria for meaningless incessant rambling
Replies: 33
Views: 869

Re: Is there a TOS criteria for meaningless incessant rambling

"...The Dhamma is just like this, talking in similes, because the Dhamma doesn't have anything. It isn't round, doesn't have any corners. There's no way to get acquainted with it except through comparisons like this. If you understand this, you understand the Dhamma. "Don't think that the...
by Johann
Sat Dec 03, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: can watching porn,masturbation and sexual fantasy against third precept?
Replies: 42
Views: 993

Re: can watching porn,masturbation and sexual fantasy against third precept?

It's all actually easy to understand, once in, and common if a child of what ever householder-tradition: Tissa Metteyya Sutta: Tissa Metteyya "Tell the danger, dear sir, for one given over to sexual intercourse. Having heard your teaching, we'll train in seclusion." The Buddha: "In on...
by Johann
Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder traditions are dangerous!
Replies: 20
Views: 959

Re: Householder traditions are dangerous!

Householder will be reborn in lower realms because dhamma cant be practiced these days Dhamma can be practised even now. Teaching of the Buddha is here and we can learn and practise meditation. So there isn't certainty that someone will be reborn in lower realm when he or she follows precepts, medi...
by Johann
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder traditions are dangerous!
Replies: 20
Views: 959

Re: Householder traditions are dangerous!

They, those even approved and promoted householder traditions, rooted in social common folk "compassion, have definitive nearly totally destroyed the heritage, driven the Sangha itself into a common social institution, which of course bind long, and lead a huge mass either depressed and could i...