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by DNS
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The Sri Lankan lay Arahant!!
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: The Sri Lankan lay Arahant!!

Lots of knowledge (degrees, or informal knowledge from lots of readings, studies) + Sanskrit, Pali proficiency + Charismatic speaker Arahant

Knowledge is good, but doesn't necessarily mean that one is an arahant or even have any wisdom.
by DNS
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 114
Views: 2498

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

Not an effective bio weapon, because it mainly kills elderly people who are not economically active, or fit for military service. From what I have heard, from some who accept the conspiracy theories, is that is the point; it's about eliminating those who are not economically active and in fact drai...
by DNS
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 114
Views: 2498

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

Spiny Norman wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:54 pm Unless you think Doctor Evil is behind it? :tongue:
There couldn't possibly be some evil doctor behind this could there be??

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by DNS
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corner?
Replies: 33
Views: 626

Re: Any real life examples these days of Tetralemma (Catuskoti) fourfold negation? What would be the fifth ('true') corn

Here's a fun example for this topic: The Liar's Paradox Person x: "I am lying." If Person x really is lying, then he's telling the truth, which means he just lied. If "this sentence is false" is true, then it is false, but the sentence states that it is false, and if it is false, then it must be tru...
by DNS
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara returns as a moderator
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: Sam Vara returns as a moderator

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by DNS
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Hi

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why schism?
Replies: 24
Views: 378

Re: Why schism?

Red Belly wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:34 pm Interesting discussion. Sorry, but what is EBTS?
Early Buddhist Texts

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/ho ... ts/13953/4
https://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?ti ... Pali_Canon
by DNS
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why schism?
Replies: 24
Views: 378

Re: Why schism?

Furthermore, isn't the schism causing the appearance of new Buddhist schools? There were many of them such as The Sautrāntika or Sutravadin (Sanskrit, Suttavāda in Pali;), Sarvastivada, Vibhajjavada, Pudgalavada, Mulasarvastivada, then later Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Tantrayana, secular Buddh...
by DNS
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is it breaking of Vinaya if a monastery set up an endowment fund?
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Is it breaking of Vinaya if a monastery set up an endowment fund?

Some times share market crash about 50%. So you can lose 50% of your investment. Not if you have it invested in ETFs, which are a mix of several top companies. The largest single day percentage drop was in 1987 at -22% (U.S. Dow Jones market). Nothing has come close to that drop in terms of percent...
by DNS
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is it breaking of Vinaya if a monastery set up an endowment fund?
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Is it breaking of Vinaya if a monastery set up an endowment fund?

It sounds like a good idea, imo. When there is an endowment, the principal is not touched, it is just the interest income that is used, as needed. Right now interest rates are near rock bottom, so maybe they might invest some of it in the market? If so, as long as it was only solid, good companies (...
by DNS
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.
Replies: 50
Views: 808

Re: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.

Was abhidhamma recited in the 1st council & by whom ? Opinions vary, but apparently it was not. " Then the venerable Kassapa the Great informed the Order, saying: 'Your reverences, let the Order listen to me. If it seems right to the Order I could question Upali on discipline.' Then the venerable U...
by DNS
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tasawwuf and Theravada
Replies: 18
Views: 282

Re: Tasawwuf and Theravada

The doctrine of the trinity where all three are fully divine means there are three gods . It's somewhat common in Greek Mythology, long before Christianity. The New Testament was written in Greek, not Hebrew or Aramaic. Congratulations on leaving Christianity. Next up in your spiritual progression:...
by DNS
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?
Replies: 34
Views: 596

Re: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?

It is worrying if that Bhante G is not even Sotapanna, what hopes we have? :D From what is written above, Bhante G did not say that, nor did anyone else. When asked the question if he is enlightened or not, he said no. Usually when people ask "are you enlightened"? they mean full enlightenment, not...
by DNS
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.
Replies: 50
Views: 808

Re: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.

I chose number 2 for one of my options. I wouldn't call it "invented by the monks" though. I'd say it's more like their understanding of the Dhamma-Vinaya and their elaboration, commentary on it. And then for my other two choices, some might find it surprising for me to answer numbers 8 & 10. I do b...