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by BKh
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Bowing to the Buddha statue and monks
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Bowing to the Buddha statue and monks

but even then it will probably be lay supporters who are more concerned. People are normally just happy that you came, and are very gracious. If this was a Thai or Sri Lankan temple and you are not obviously Thai or Sri Lankan, even the lay people are going to give you a pass on something like that...
by BKh
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kneeling while answering question
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: Kneeling while answering question

There is nothing in the Vinaya around this. The closest would be preaching Dhamma while seated to someone who was standing. But it doesn't sound like this was the case. Please don't have any doubts or worries. Since this was a teaching situation and you were all Samaneras, I imagine she would have t...
by BKh
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Digital Pali Reader and Windows 11
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Digital Pali Reader and Windows 11

Are you downloading from here?
https://sourceforge.net/projects/digitalpali/

That looks to be more than 7 years old.

Now the DPR is a web app.

https://www.digitalpalireader.online

There is an option to save it for offline use.
by BKh
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Should Bikkhunis Be Sent To Probation Monasteries (Article)
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Should Bikkhunis Be Sent To Probation Monasteries (Article)

Nevertheless, these “normal” monks will draw the line when it comes to breaking the heavy rules, or at least we hope they do. Ask any Theravāda monk and they will confirm that heavy rules are non-negotiable. This is absolutely not true, although I'm happy that the author has been able to live insid...
by BKh
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How do I open these suttas
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: How do I open these suttas

This tool is what you are looking for:

https://benmneb.github.io/pts-converter/
by BKh
Sun Dec 26, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: non-hungry gosts
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: non-hungry gosts

In Tirokudda Kanda,

...hungry shades...
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html

By this, I think they are all hungry ghosts.
From what I can tell, "hungry shades" is just how he's translating peta.
by BKh
Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ajahn Brahm and Theravada
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Ajahn Brahm and Theravada

It depends on what you mean by Theravada. Some people will say that Theravada refers only to the Mahavihara school and their commentaries and Abhidhamma. Others would say that people who are following at least the Pali suttas and Pali Vinaya are Theravada. Personally I go more with the second one. O...
by BKh
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sangha meaning in the suttas
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: sangha meaning in the suttas

samseva wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:19 am Sangha can be either the ordained monastics, or the lay Buddhist community.
Can you share a passage where it refers to the lay Buddhist community in the suttas? Not talking about the Ariya who may be lay people. They specifically asked about in the suttas.
by BKh
Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Sharing your experience: Pilgrimage journey in Sri Lanka or other Buddhist countries
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: Sharing your experience: Pilgrimage journey in Sri Lanka or other Buddhist countries

You really must include Anuradhapura and Mihintale in your trip. Especially if your goal is worshiping relics. There is not a lot to see at Aluviharaya, but it is of course significant. Kelaniya temple is wonderful. But bring a small flash light to be able to see the mosaics high up on the walls. I ...
by BKh
Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Which Pagoda or Cetiya contains Lord Buddha's relics?
Replies: 19
Views: 529

Re: Which Pagoda or Cetiya contains Lord Buddha's relics?

Why don't you start a new thread to talk about pilgrimage in Sri Lanka? It might attract others who have been. I'd be happy to answer your questions there.
by BKh
Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Which Pagoda or Cetiya contains Lord Buddha's relics?
Replies: 19
Views: 529

Re: Which Pagoda or Cetiya contains Lord Buddha's relics?

Sri Lanka is certainly easier travel wise. Travel illness is almost non-existent. And you will spend much, much less time on the road than a pilgrimage to India. Also, it's a Buddhist country, so that's an added bonus. You will see not only ruins but places that are still used by Buddhists as a part...
by BKh
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Which Pagoda or Cetiya contains Lord Buddha's relics?
Replies: 19
Views: 529

Re: Which Pagoda or Cetiya contains Lord Buddha's relics?

I'd recommend Sri Lanka. It's hard to say with absolute certainty which stupas contain relics. However I can say for sure that if you went on pilgrimage in Sri Lanka and visited the major sutpas you will have worshiped real relics. The advantage of Sri Lanka is that it is a small country so in about...
by BKh
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where to buy the Pali Canon
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Where to buy the Pali Canon

You might find this resource helpful:
https://readingfaithfully.org/buildingasuttalibrary/
by BKh
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ten fold path
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Ten fold path

The list of ten things is absolutely a Buddhist teaching and, as you have posted, it's found throughout the suttas. My point was that it is never referred to as a tenfold path which I see as a big distinction and one that can give rise to doubt. Please post sutta evidence to what you are saying her...
by BKh
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ten fold path
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Ten fold path

The list of ten things is absolutely a Buddhist teaching and, as you have posted, it's found throughout the suttas. My point was that it is never referred to as a tenfold path which I see as a big distinction and one that can give rise to doubt.