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by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Anyone able to help translate?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Anyone able to help translate?

The aim is not to share your details with anyone. It’s merely to help organise a calendar along with confirmation so that lay people can see when they can bring alms without conflicting with someone else. I can see that this might be of some use in Sri Lanka, where people need to put their names on...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: People you have on your ignore list should not trigger notifications
Replies: 33
Views: 1037

Re: People you have on your ignore list should not trigger notifications

I understand. I mean I'd like to see how it works out in reality, when the offending party persists. If the badgered member sends a message of complaint to a mod or reports the badgering post, and if the mod judges the complaint to be justified, then the badgering member will be instructed to desis...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: People you have on your ignore list should not trigger notifications
Replies: 33
Views: 1037

Re: People you have on your ignore list should not trigger notifications

Kumara wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:23 am Can you give me an example of that?
It's article 2.j.
Pressuring members to engage, despite them having already explicitly declined such engagement in the current topic .
by Dhammanando
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Maria Heim on love and compassion in the Visuddhimagga
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Maria Heim on love and compassion in the Visuddhimagga

An interview with American Pali scholar and Buddhaghosa specialist Maria Heim. It's actually from five years ago but I've learned of it only today. Maria Heim is Professor of Buddhist Studies in the Religion Department at Amherst College, MA. She specializes in Pali Buddhism, and her recent book is ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 42
Views: 784

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

From experiance it's not a language issue Sāmanera, From experience it is most assuredly a language issue, since even on a good day I'll be lucky if can make head or tail of even one in four of your posts. From the Terms of Service: This is an English language forum , therefore posts must be in Eng...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 42
Views: 784

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

Does Bhante now understand Dear Sāmanera, I'm afraid that since your English is unintelligible to me, I have no idea whether I understand the matter you're asking me about. I suggest that you consider composing your posts in German and then using Google Translate to translate them into English. Tho...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Kusala and punna
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: Kusala and punna

A system has no intention, does no kamma. In English the word "intention" includes not only the act or fact of intending but also the thing intended. And so it is no solecism to speak of the "intention of the criminal justice system". The "intention" here is either the end, purpose or telos aimed a...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we need a friend in life?
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Do we need a friend in life?

According to theravada doctrine only admirable friendship is "healthy", i.e. beneficial. That would depend on what sort of benefit one had in mind. In the Buddha's teachings on friendship in general (e.g., in DN 31 and many discourses in the AN) the characteristics of a good friend that he gives wo...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 42
Views: 784

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

If my person would be a householder, Bhante, he would ask at first place "why does this Venerable do not ask the Venerable MahaThera (called Aj...) himself but approaches householders? Why would he wish to do that? The OP is concerned with whether the rendering is a good one or not, not with what t...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi, im Indigo
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: hi, im Indigo

what are the signs of His coming? Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. The signs of the Buddha Metteya's coming are said to include the following: The dispensation of Gotama Buddha will have entirely disappeared. Billions of years will have then elapsed. The lifespan of humans will be 80,000 years, with women ...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meritorious deeds
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Meritorious deeds

A person should not performing meritorious deeds outside sasana (buddhism if I understand it right). I don't want to do anything wrong... So that is one of reasons why I have this question I think the teaching you have in mind may be that on the five qualities of high-minded and low-minded lay disc...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Kusala and punna
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: Kusala and punna

Kusala means 'wholesome' or 'skilful'; puñña means 'merit' or 'meritorious'. In that sense they are different. All the dhammas that are called 'wholesome' are also called 'meritorious'; all the dhammas that are called 'meritorious' are also called 'wholesome'. In that sense they are the same. In co...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Ajahn Sumedho moving back to England permanently?
Replies: 17
Views: 565

Re: Ajahn Sumedho moving back to England permanently?

It seems like he does not plan to return. Does anyone has some information? If he is still at Wat Pa Ratanawan, I would like to pay him a visit I don't have any info beyond what's in the video and the text description that accompanies it. The latter states only that the ajahn will be leaving to spe...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: why bhikkhu say jhana easily accused parajika
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: why bhikkhu say jhana easily accused parajika

Maybe I wrote it wrongly, as I try to remember again, the wordings are like:" a bhikkhu must be careful if saying about jhana, a bhikkhu better say "concentration" because if a bhikkhu use the word "jhana" then he can become no more bhikkhu ... " words like that Some very strict monks do take care ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: why bhikkhu say jhana easily accused parajika
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: why bhikkhu say jhana easily accused parajika

But why nowadays someone said, bhikkhu "say the word jhana" can be easily accused for 4th parajika offense. why? he don't say he is already Arahant, he don't say it for attracting food dana. I've never heard anybody say this, but if they did then they'd just be revealing their ignorance of Vinaya. ...