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by DNS
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do you study Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: Why do you study Buddhism?

I chose other option; I don’t study Buddhism and have no idea what Buddhism is Apparently so, based on your posts in the other thread that you think it's okay for a sotapanna to regularly kill animals. I honestly think it’s a cult that is collapsing along with other belief structured religions. I p...
by DNS
Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Taking eggs from chicken
Replies: 28
Views: 395

Re: Taking eggs from chicken

The Buddha regularly consumed milk and dairy products, so assume he would have accepted eggs as long as they were not fertilized. I've heard some Dhamma talks from venerables that fertilized eggs should not be consumed, as you know it's a living being inside and by eating them, you would be killing...
by DNS
Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Replies: 226
Views: 9939

Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

If according to you and your interpretation of the suttas a sotapanna is incapable of killing, why the redundancy of listing the actions a sota is incapable of performing? It’s not in alignment with the consistency and clarity of the teachings. A sotapanna is restrained from killing, is said which ...
by DNS
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Taking eggs from chicken
Replies: 28
Views: 395

Re: Taking eggs from chicken

The Buddha regularly consumed milk and dairy products, so assume he would have accepted eggs as long as they were not fertilized. I've heard some Dhamma talks from venerables that fertilized eggs should not be consumed, as you know it's a living being inside and by eating them, you would be killing ...
by DNS
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Samsara and the Nibbana the two sides of the same coin?
Replies: 21
Views: 207

Re: Are Samsara and the Nibbana the two sides of the same coin?

As others have noted, that's more of a Mahayana teaching. They also use that phrase to refer to enlightened living, helping others on the path to nirvana, thus, in samsara and also nirvana (sort of) when they attain high levels of awakening but do not cease rebirth.
by DNS
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Salutations!
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Salutations!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Taoism
Replies: 76
Views: 10462

Re: Taoism

This religion is quite mysterious to me. :spy: And I think this religion is more likely reduced to rites and rituals involved many gods and goddesses, like what happened in Taiwan Taoism communities. Taoism, like most religions, comes in various forms. Roughly, about 3 major forms: There is philoso...
by DNS
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: introduction

Welcome to DW!



Vegan for a week? Only a week? :tongue:

I'm vegan for about 48 out of 52 weeks, make some exceptions at some restaurants when there are no good vegan options.
by DNS
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Favourite Dhamma Quote
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Favourite Dhamma Quote

robertk wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:35 am my 6 year old teaching her 2 year old sister some favorite phrases.
VID-20220124-WA0006 (1) (1) (1).mp4
Too cute! :twothumbsup:

Sadhu!
by DNS
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Favourite Dhamma Quote
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Favourite Dhamma Quote

This topic is quite beneficial. One can share his/her favourite quotes and also learn from each others' quotes. For myself, to list a few: Do you have the English translations of those? From the terms of service: This is an English language forum, therefore posts must be in English or Pāli (i.e. th...
by DNS
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddha wasnt bald-headed !
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Buddha wasnt bald-headed !

Jain monks and nuns pull the hair out with their hands and fingers. Ouch!

Thank goodness for the middle way. :meditate:
by DNS
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddha wasnt bald-headed !
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Buddha wasnt bald-headed !

Good responses above.

And the irony is that almost every Buddha statue shows him with very curly hair, often a lot of it. He was bald.
by DNS
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh has passed
Replies: 41
Views: 658

Thich Nhat Hanh has passed

https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/thich-nhat-hanhs-health/thich-nhat-hanh-11-11-1926-01-22-2022/ Although, not a Theravada monk, being from Vietnam and as is typical with much of Vietnamese Buddhism, there is some overlap and mixing of traditions with Theravada. :candle: :candle: :candle:
by DNS
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Has Dhamma Wheel Engaged been dispanded?
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Has Dhamma Wheel Engaged been dispanded?

Yes. There was no post announcing it. There was little to no activity there for some time now. Some discussion threads (not all) have been resurrected in Dharma Paths (but not seen until you log in).

https://www.dharmapaths.com/
by DNS
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Survival and Cannibalism
Replies: 105
Views: 916

Re: Survival and Cannibalism

Ironically, the movie Soylent Green was made in 1972 and takes place in the future; year 2022 when food is scarce and the secret of soylent green is that's it's human flesh. https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/01/what-1973s-soylent-green-accurately-predicted-about-2022/ https://www.youtube.com/watch...