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by StormBorn
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 7321

Re: Touching Money

If a well-supported monastic expects to essentially have a servant to follow him around to allow him to avoid technically using money himself, then that seems to me to be against the spirit of the training.... :heart: Mike What you say is very true. Once a friend of mine took leave from his work, l...
by StormBorn
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 17530

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Found a 2013 article with a heap of useful comments too, regarding Mahamewnawa. According to my own limited observations and the opinions of my local friends, the situation is worst. Also this has videos criticizing Mahamewnawa statues and Kiribathgoda Gnanananda’s claim that he’s a reincarnation of...
by StormBorn
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 17530

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

The irony here is that both these ancient rural areas well known for droughts, poverty, hunger, malnutrition, and many kidney patients due to drinking of heavy metal water (long term farming with Monasanto chemicals). And these Mahamewna Buddhist cult gives no care to help them. You do realize that...
by StormBorn
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 17530

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

I made a bouddha statue of himself. I could not find any word. That why I 'm thinking to find a western monk in Sri Lanka in fact. 18days left before leaving. But thanks for links StormBorn. And Sarah obviously :anjali: Ah, the common mistake: Western monks are better than Asians! A local friend at...
by StormBorn
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 17530

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

a criticism in Sinhala on Mahamewnawa by another Sri Lankan monk. That is Ven. Samanthrabaddra. He also another notorious monk. He is the one who made a statue of himself as Buddha. He was summoned to Sangha disciplinary for his misbehavior. Having said that his criticism about Mahameunawa is corre...
by StormBorn
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 17530

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Thanks for you sharing. Can you tell to us if you know, on the contrary, some monk or monastery or hermitage or tradition who have good reputation ? :sage: I’m afraid no, sorry fornoxe. It seems there’s no “whole” monastery or hermitage or tradition that can rely on since their head monks tend to b...
by StormBorn
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?
Replies: 19
Views: 3334

Re: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?

Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism? I respected Ven. Sudassana in high regard for his knowledge of Tipitaka but he always said that he was not a Sotapanna. Now to my disappointment, he says that monks should sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism. (This is in regard to the diff...
by StormBorn
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 17530

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Hi, I can report some information on Mahamevnawa. I find it unfortunate there isn't much about them in english on the internet.... Several years ago, during one of my occupational travels to Sri Lanka, a friend took me to Mahamewna head branch and also to a regional branch. The monks at both places...
by StormBorn
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 17530

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

any link. The book , and a discussion about it. advising me to search by myself somewhere among several thousands topics of this forum Just now I searched here for "Na uyana". It gave me 186 matches only. On the 2nd page of this very thread, a member talks about the venerable abbot told him to leav...
by StormBorn
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 17530

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

I understood that. But my question is: what did he asked monks to say to Sayadaw? Asked to lie about attainments and how achieved those so-called attainments. If you accusing Ven. Ariyananda of asking monks to lie, why cannot you tell the details, what exactly had happened? Search and do your homew...
by StormBorn
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 17530

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

How about this same abbot asking his students to lie to the Sayadaw regarding the meditation. Can you be more specific? Since such hints create many rumors. The post that I replied, mentioned “Na Uyana Meditation is bit different from PA Auk myanmar. I know this because I have been to Pa auk. Even ...
by StormBorn
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 85
Views: 17530

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

But In Na Uyana you can find plenty of teachers who will can teach you. But there is a little down side about Na Uyana I have heard. Na Uyana Meditation is bit different from PA Auk myanmar. I know this because I have been to Pa auk. Even I heard ven.Pa Auk sayadaw is also not happy with what taugh...
by StormBorn
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 68
Views: 7832

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

It may not be an ariyupavada, but deep calm states are also higher human states (forgot the Pali word). So if someone criticised or looked down on a yogi and his deeply calmed mind, wouldn't it be a very bad karma too? I think, when come to karma, the tradition is non-essential, but the actual mind ...
by StormBorn
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 68
Views: 7832

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

A question for those well-familiar with non-Theravada traditions and texts, as titled: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions such as Zen or Mahayana result in Ariyupavadantaraya*? *offense of reviling a Noble person Famous Chan Buddhist master Xu Yun , aka. Empty Cloud was well know...