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by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: why bhikkhu say jhana easily accused parajika
Replies: 6
Views: 111

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: 111

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. ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 64
Views: 53119

Re: Adolf Hitler

DooDoot wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:52 am To say fascism is wrong because it is not democratic is not any argument.
But I didn't make any such argument. I don't fetishize democracy and the "suspension of democratic liberties" in Paxton's definition of fascism is not among the features that I singled out as adhammic.
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 64
Views: 53119

Re: Adolf Hitler

I do recall you made a comment on the Welfare of A Nation, somewhere, and compared it to a modern politic. :smile: No doubt I have, but without ever identifying fascism or Nazism as viable bases for that welfare. When I speak of fascism as un-dhammic and anti-dhammic what I'm referring to is fascis...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 64
Views: 53119

Re: Adolf Hitler

Ceisiwr wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:18 pm Would you then agree with my points above Bhante?
Yes
by Dhammanando
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 64
Views: 53119

Re: Adolf Hitler

I even recall Ven. Dhammanando posting once that the Buddhist Welfare of A Nation could come from a fascist or Nazi manifesto. I think it must be somebody else who wrote this. For the last two decades my view has been that traditionalist/Burkean conservatism is dhammic, revolutionary communism and ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newly Joined
Replies: 69
Views: 39744

Re: Newly Joined

I have no intention of a harnessing a personal blog in this Dhamma Wheel but to purely share Dhamma thoughts. May I ask what is the meaning of ' introduction thread ' and a ' new thread ' which you are referring An "introduction thread" is a thread in which new members introduce themselves to the f...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therigatha
Replies: 36
Views: 752

Re: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therig

Believe it or not, what Matty Weingast is doing was standard practice in the ancient world. As far as Indian Buddhist literature goes, it was certainly a standard practice to compose new texts that included considerable imaginative embellishment of the old texts. But it wasn't a standard practice t...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Thanissaro Bhikkhu's definition of 'compunction' and 'ottappa'
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Thanissaro Bhikkhu's definition of 'compunction' and 'ottappa'

The suttas appear to only provide the preventive/preceding case: Yes, but the manner in which the term is defined in the suttas is ostensive rather than stipulative. As such, suttas like the one you quoted can be said to count against Thanissaro's "unclarity" claim, but can't be said to amount to a...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Thanissaro Bhikkhu's definition of 'compunction' and 'ottappa'
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Thanissaro Bhikkhu's definition of 'compunction' and 'ottappa'

The Pali term ottappa could mean either compunction prior to an action, or both prior to and after an action. The suttas are not clear on this point. This is true in the sense that the suttas don't contain any explicit statement delimiting the occasions when ottappa might arise. Nevertheless, I thi...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: mettā meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: mettā meditation

i've read that sutta quite a few times -- not sure if i'm not humble or content enough, but it does not feel particularly fruitful when i try to think 'may all beings be well, etc'. i have had some success but i have also had times where i think i was just on a euphoric rush or having a good day an...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Australian story!
Replies: 14
Views: 7627

Re: Australian story!

Here's an interesting theory about it... THE ‘alcoholic slur’ of early British and Irish settlers in Australia has left the country with its distinctive accent, a communication expert has said. While most linguists believe the Australian accent came from a mixture of the dialects of the British and ...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: we are all inter-connected
Replies: 67
Views: 1153

Re: we are all inter-connected

If we were complitely separate and impermeable to each other - how reading minds could be possible? It wouldn't be, but nobody is arguing for this. The views are either that there's a limited degree of interconnectedness between living beings, or an unlimited degree of it, or that the whole questio...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: we are all inter-connected
Replies: 67
Views: 1153

Re: we are all inter-connected

That's not the import of what Thich Nhat Hant teaches, Venerable. I mean your droll but irrelevant example. I'd agree that it's mundane, but very relevant in that it accords with the aims of the Dhamma and helps realise anatta. I understood the OP's query to be about what view the Theravada takes, ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: we are all inter-connected
Replies: 67
Views: 1153

Re: we are all inter-connected

I read a phrase:" all sentient beings are inter-connected".... 1. is this accepted or rejected in Theravada ? I don't think it's accepted or rejected in the Theravada. What would be rejected, however, is the notion, entertained in some Mahayana schools (and Engaged Buddhist circles) that the suppos...