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by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 24
Views: 1362

Re: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?

as for the OP, when you say "support" do you mean that they believe it's ok to ordain, or that that specific place actually ordains Bhikkhunis? Thank you for your responses, Bhante Jayasara. In my original question, I meant that they believe it's OK or desirable for Bhikkhunis to be able to ordain ...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Contradictions in the Pali canon
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: Contradictions in the Pali canon

What I think that is important regarding these fairly rare actions suggested by the Buddha is that they are in some ways last resorts, to keep you from doing something dangerously unskillful. if you read MN 19, two kinds of thoughts, the Buddha is clear in saying that for the majority of unskillful ...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 24
Views: 1362

Re: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?

The Bhikkhuni order never died out. It has existed unbroken in China since the first times. That would be a procedural/vinaya consideration as I mentioned. Theravada died out, Mahayana didn't. Dharmaguptaka Vinaya is used by monastics East Asia and Mulasarvastivada Vinaya in Tibetan circles. They a...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I wish to further my practice by becoming a monk. I can't find anywhere that invites someone 53 yrs old. Advise pls
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: I wish to further my practice by becoming a monk. I can't find anywhere that invites someone 53 yrs old. Advise pls

It is not unheard of for someone 50+ years old to find ordination in a western country, but it's very very rare. Your best best may be to try a Buddhist country like Thailand, where there is enough support that would not have an issue with ordaining an older person. Again, I know personally that it ...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 24
Views: 1362

Re: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?

Abhayagiri's affiliated bhikkhuni monastery operates independently and is a few hours away from Abhayagiri. They do their own thing. Just a clarification here. There is no such thing as "abhayagiri's bhikkhuni monastery". There is Dhammadharini, created by Ayya Tathaloka, which is a bit more tradit...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Wat Pah Nanachat prohibits any electronic device?
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Re: Wat Pah Nanachat prohibits any electronic device?

if you are a monk in a well supported community of many monastics where you do not need to have much of any responsibility, you don't NEED any technology, you can use a monastery computer for occasional emails and the like. Once you start teaching and being supported individually, starting your own ...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 9405

Re: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher

People have preferences and proclivities, and they connect with people, not abstract ideas as it were. It is no surprise that in the early texts the Buddha was good looking and had qualities that attracted people to him, at least long enough until the Dhamma could take precedence and lead to insight...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindmap Graphics of Basic Buddhist Concepts, with Pali, English, and Sutta References
Replies: 6
Views: 1857

Re: Mindmap Graphics of Basic Buddhist Concepts, with Pali, English, and Sutta References

Looks good Bhante. Craig, there's a little space top left where you could squeeze in the Abhidhamma and the subcommentaries... :tongue: LOL! some of these have so much info you have to zoom in pretty good, and that is all just suttas, I dont know if the program could handle abhidhamma and commentar...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindmap Graphics of Basic Buddhist Concepts, with Pali, English, and Sutta References
Replies: 6
Views: 1857

Mindmap Graphics of Basic Buddhist Concepts, with Pali, English, and Sutta References

Hello everyone. Over the last five years I've created a bunch of graphics using a mindmap program that covers most of the basic Buddhist concepts and lists, such as the Four Noble Truths, Noble Eightfold Path, 7 Factors of Awakening, 5 Hindrances, 5 Aggregates, etc. An Example : https://i.imgur.com/...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Student Of The Path
Replies: 140
Views: 76094

Re: Student Of The Path

by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?
Replies: 32
Views: 17614

Re: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?

I just saw the video and that girl dressing actually turned me ON for few min unless I started imagining replusive nature of that girl... i cant imagine myself talking to girl or seeing them if i become monk. If those interview girls come in that dress. they need to interview arhant or anagami... o...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 703
Views: 152634

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Okay, thank you Bhante. Bhante Sujato has been wrongly accused, in my opinion, of advocating theft and of lying in this thread which is disappointing. :anjali: Well... He was one of two monks who wrote articles arguing that downloading movies and music( pirating) was not a breach of the precepts. I...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 703
Views: 152634

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Bhante the point about him being a Maha Thera is not that the indicates wisdom but that it indicates long-standing. Has Bhante Sujato committed an offence against the monastic code in that video? Thanks. Any videos about topics like that I do not watch, so I cannot say. I've not watched a Bhante Su...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 703
Views: 152634

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Bhante, The monk is a Maha Thera who has done a great deal for the Sasana. Do you feel his behaviour is inappropriate and if so on what grounds? The title Maha Thera is not an indication of any kind of real wisdom in and of itself from my experience sadly, as the Buddha said you have to live with s...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 703
Views: 152634

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

. If monks choose to engage in such lowly public talk then they invite censure by the public. This is essentially the crux of the issue. The monk then gets mired in the worldly battles instead of striving to rise above them. Bhante, The monk is a Maha Thera who has done a great deal for the Sasana....