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by StormBorn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5407
Views: 669114

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Buying meat in a food store definitely creates a demand. :popcorn: That demand creates a supply. The supplier kills beings. :pig: Therefore, the buyer has a hand in that killing. :stirthepot: Period. Under that logic: Buying vegetables in a food store creates a demand. That demand creates a supply....
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1303
Views: 357210

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Very controversial teaching from Ven. A He says the men who are involve with protecting and law enforcement of masses may involve with killing and torcher the enemies etc. Killing and torcher is an unwholesome act however it is less unwholesome due to the wholesome intent. It appears these law enfo...
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5407
Views: 669114

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Buying meat in a food store definitely creates a demand. :popcorn: That demand creates a supply. The supplier kills beings. :pig: Therefore, the buyer has a hand in that killing. :stirthepot: Period.
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do you have to have the death wish to become a monk?
Replies: 18
Views: 2548

Re: Do you have to have the death wish to become a monk?

One can check as far as one can check, yet the impression as a layperson might change after one become a monk because of the exposure to the inner works of the community. Some monks leave the teacher/monasteries for varying reasons and might even live totally alone (happened in the Buddha's time too).
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 7321

Re: Touching Money

Perhaps, I should propose him Volovsky's credit card idea Not my idea :smile:. Ven. Thanissaro's idea. Here is his reasoning for it: At present, the term [namely "silver"] would include coins and paper currency, as well as money orders and cashiers checks not made out to a specific payee, as these ...
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help me expand - New Monks
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

Re: Help me expand - New Monks

Ven. Bodhi gives fairly decent dhamma talks and excellent translations (you have to pay for), but he goes against the commentaries and abhidhamma even though he translated one of the most important abhidhamma books out there. Shame on him, but it is his kamma. Best of luck. Bhante Subhuti https://a...
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do you have to have the death wish to become a monk?
Replies: 18
Views: 2548

Re: Do you have to have the death wish to become a monk?

Do you have to have the death wish to become a monk? When I think about becoming a monk I have the following fear. - Who will provide me the food? - Who will provide me the shelter - Who will provide the medicine - Who will look after me when I am sick I wonder whether many monks have this anxiety ...
by StormBorn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 4323

Re: petavatthu

Sanskrit preta simply means "departed". Brahmanic preta is a name for the soul of a dead person before it reaches the stage of pitaraḥ . This preta is invisible to the human vision. But in Buddhism, it became a ghost that might even chat with humans saying, "I need merit, please offer to monks!" :to...
by StormBorn
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 7321

Re: Touching Money

May be possessing a credit card without using it (i.e. always asking a lay person to assist) would help foreign monks to overcome some of the difficulties. Although it is still somewhat hypocritical, but I would agree here with Ven. Thanissaro that possessing a credit card is not explicitly forbidd...
by StormBorn
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 4323

Re: petavatthu

There are no contradictions between anything found in the Petavatthu or Vimanavatthu and what people call the early Buddhist texts. People may have theories why they are later texts, but there are no contradictions. "From The non-existence of fundamental teachings of the Buddha in the text leads us...
by StormBorn
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 4323

Re: petavatthu

Thanks. Similarly one might say that the The Moon is considerably older too as it has two Saṃyuktāgama parallels (oldest being 352–431 CE) and a Sanskrit parallel. From the content of the sutta we can clearly conclude that the sutta is a later fabrication and perhaps an attempt to make the Buddha s...
by StormBorn
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 7321

Re: Touching Money

No doubt, money matter has been a complicated one for monks since the Buddha's time, and at modern times more. I heard that initially the Malaysian monk Ven. Dhammavuddo's helper stole monastery money and ran away which pushed the venerable to handle money indirectly (what ever that is)! :broke: It'...
by StormBorn
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 4323

Re: petavatthu

The Chinese version of SN 19 dated to 435–443 CE. --almost closer to the Buddhaghosa's time. Therefore, having a Chinese parallel doesn't mean it was said by the Buddha. ... The translation is from the 400s. The scripture is considerably older. But, note that the texts pertain to the vyakarana-anga...
by StormBorn
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 4323

Re: petavatthu

Dear Dhamma friends, About peta 'tormented ghost', it is also mentioned in the suttas SN 19 Lakkhana Samyutta. See also pp. 78-81 in Mun-keat Choong's article "A comparison of the Chinese and Pāli Saṃyukta/Saṃyuttas on the Venerable Mahā-Maudgalyāyana (Mahā-Moggallāna)", in Buddhist Studies Review ...
by StormBorn
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 4323

Re: petavatthu

authentic, not authentic, partly authentic? Hungry ghosts or ghosts are a major way of livelihood for priests in primitive cultures. :rolleye: But according to this, Beyond Primitivism: Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity eminent Sri Lankan scholar Professor Gananath Obesekara believes Pe...