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by StormBorn
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 26
Views: 2150

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

James Tan wrote: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:19 pm Have you ever seen people dies especially in agony because of serious illness ?
I have never seen a death except in some movies where they get shot. In a serious illness, there's already the pain of illness, but not sure in a normal death whether there's an aspect of mental or physical pain.
by StormBorn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 26
Views: 2150

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

I don't know about your thinking but for me I would say both . I visited so many times to hospital so I guess death is a very painful thing that I want to avoid if possible . By "death is a very painful thing," did you mean as a physical pain or a mental pain (perhaps the pain of leaving what's kno...
by StormBorn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: becoming monk
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: becoming monk

Hi, I want to take monk vows for 1 year in Thailand. Is it a beneficial thing to do even tho its so short time? And what exactly are the vows and how do I live as monk are there any books or websites? I'm bit doubtful about the temporary ordination after reading AN 3.70 regardless of the modern pop...
by StormBorn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 17
Views: 1874

Re: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

Reading now your latest post, not knowing you as a person either, spelling it out that you wanted to "expose" a monk "for his actions" ... immediately invited a quite negative interpretation of your motivation. It should have been clear enough from my 1st and 2nd posts that my intention wasn't to "...
by StormBorn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong livelihood?
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Wrong livelihood?

i think it's same as meat eating. Whether you are just one buyer or just one employee, still you are "proportionally" supporting the final outcome--animal slaughter or many bad outcomes of liquor consumption. What about using and consuming soap, ice cream and ferilser which contain animal products?...
by StormBorn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 17
Views: 1874

Re: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

To my understanding, this monk tries to act in a very difficult surrounding, namely that the locals are unacquainted with monks on an alms round (see his reference that people try to give him money or invite to do manual labor in exchange for food). If someone tried to offer money to a monk, the on...
by StormBorn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 17
Views: 1874

Re: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

So, unless one can either read a monk’s mind or else knows his character well through long acquaintance, it seems a bit imprudent to publicly accuse him of wrong livelihood merely because his praise for his supporters, and so on, might be interpreted as proceeding from evil wishes and an ambition f...
by StormBorn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Bhante Ñāṇavimala : the Mahā Kassapa of this age
Replies: 21
Views: 4988

Re: Bhante Ñāṇavimala : the Mahā Kassapa of this age

This is an interesting recollection by Bhikkhu Guttasila. Also, amusing to see how our perception of a person changed with more info rather than a fixed stereotype we wish to see. Something that happened to me slightly changed my attitude to Ven. Ñāṇavimala. In 1984, I decided to go back to New Zea...
by StormBorn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 17
Views: 1874

Re: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

EDIT LATER: I now understand StormBorn is quoting someone else, and I misunderstood. :ugeek: :tongue: No worries! :smile: ORIGINAL POST: Hello StormBorn, are you a monk, or a Sadhu of some kind? Impressive that you go on alms round. Well done. So you don't pay for food, but who pays for your intern...
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 17
Views: 1874

Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

Below are the quotes from the pages 28 and 29 from the Visuddhimagga with relevant modern examples quoted from Results From Collecting Alms In Kauai . 72. In the description of talking:talking at is talking thus on seeing people coming to the monastery, “What have you come for, good people? What, to...
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Burning and human remains
Replies: 26
Views: 2323

Re: Burning and human remains

If suicide was effective in bringing about enlightenment, then the Buddha would have killed himself as his first sermon. And "the Path" would have only one factor "Right Gun." :guns: Elsewhere in Vinaya the Buddha said to a monk who cut his genitals, "This foolish fellow cut the wrong thing when so...
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong livelihood?
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Wrong livelihood?

I’m concerned about where one draws the line as a layperson in such matters. For example, if this would extend to employees of a company trading in intoxicants, then would it then further extend to persons providing services to such a company lets say as an outside consultant as well? i think it's ...
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong livelihood?
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Wrong livelihood?

Hi all I have a question that I've been reflecting on for the past couple of days regarding wrong livelihood. Few months ago I also concerned about this. One venerable pointed me to this nice sutta ( MN 117 ) about wrong livelihood. However, he said the Chinese parallel does not have what is underl...
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Oldest Suttas or Vaggas
Replies: 6
Views: 1642

Re: Oldest Suttas or Vaggas

Below two articles might also contribute to improve your knowledge on this topic. :smile:

Chronology of the Pali Canon by Prof. Bimala Churn Law

Sri Lanka's Contribution to the Development of the Pali Canon by Prof. Oliver Abeynayake
by StormBorn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 7321

Re: Touching Money

Also need to add, that monks who commit Nissagiya are still pure monks and object for veneration by junior monks. So if older monk use money, and junior monk don't use, junior still should venerate this senior, you can read at khandaka or at BMC part 2, list of who shouldn't be venerated, from rule...