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by DNS
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddhist canon is not a closed canon.
Replies: 35
Views: 417

Re: The Buddhist canon is not a closed canon.

`I have proclaimed the Dhamma without any idea of a hidden and open teaching. I do not have the closed fist of the teacher who holds anything back' (D.II,100).
http://www.buddhisma2z.com/content.php?id=129
by DNS
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddhist canon is not a closed canon.
Replies: 35
Views: 417

Re: The Buddhist canon is not a closed canon.

Yes, for all intents and purposes, it is closed. Let's say some villagers in Southeast Asia find some pottery and inside find some scrolls. Scientists carbon date it to at least as far back as 2nd century BCE. Would Theravada accept these new suttas? Probably not. In the same way the Catholic church...
by DNS
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, everyone! Nice to meet you (:
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Hello, everyone! Nice to meet you (:

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Everyone!
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Hi Everyone!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddhist canon is not a closed canon.
Replies: 35
Views: 417

Re: The Buddhist canon is not a closed canon.

IIRC, it's only in an official Buddhist Council where new texts can be added, for Theravada. There have been 4 official Councils and two more in the last couple of hundred years which are unofficial. In one of the two recent ones, the Milinda Panha was added to the Burmese Tipitaka. However, that is...
by DNS
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 204875

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

Lucas Oliveira wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:27 am What is the Sutta that has this simile?

:anjali:
Sedaka Sutta
by DNS
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newly Joined
Replies: 69
Views: 39137

Re: Newly Joined

Chew SK,

This is supposed to be an introduction thread, not your personal blog. For new subjects, please start a new thread, don't place them here in your intro thread. Thanks.

When we get time, we might move some of the posts here to their own thread.
by DNS
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Your take on pre-sectarian Buddhism
Replies: 168
Views: 10832

Re: Your take on pre-sectarian Buddhism

Pulsar wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:28 pm I am truly grateful to you for engaging with me. 
May this Year be the Best you ever had! Thank you for hosting all of us at DW.
With love :candle:
Likewise and thanks for your posts and contributions to the forum, with informative posts.
by DNS
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Here to learn
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Here to learn

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Frank Yang is DONE!
Replies: 72
Views: 2020

Re: Frank Yang is DONE!

His youtube channel has 161,000 subscribers and he has over 36 million youtube views. https://www.youtube.com/c/frankyang/about He's very popular, apparently, which of course doesn't necessarily correlate to awakening. Some of his instagram photos and vimeo videos are NSFW; maybe they were done "pre...
by DNS
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 21
Views: 777

Re: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?

I believe Abhayagiri in Northern California accepts the bhikkhuni ordinations as valid too. It's a great place with nice mountain walking trails, nice weather.

https://www.abhayagiri.org/
by DNS
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone! Happy New Year!
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Hello everyone! Happy New Year!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: May I introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: May I introduce myself

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Frank Yang is DONE!
Replies: 72
Views: 2020

Re: Frank Yang is DONE!

Enlightenment does not mean becoming an Arahant. It deepened the definition of the user. For Sadhguru enlightenment means transcending the physical body. In Theravada, enlightenment means becoming an Arahant, unless one is talking about one of the other noble states lower than that, but that is usu...
by DNS
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Frank Yang is DONE!
Replies: 72
Views: 2020

Re: Frank Yang is DONE!

The ordination for a lay arahant makes sense, in my opinion, because why or how could a lay man who is a police officer or a used car salesman still engage in that vocation? He could be called upon to harm someone in the course of his duties, either physically (police) or economically (salesman) and...