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by thang
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia
Replies: 16
Views: 2958

Re: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia

So my only suggestion is live away from populated areas like cities, not only for your safety, but also for attaining seclusion, read the suttas, apply the trainings and meditate. Save yourself and those who you love and care about, and if they don't want to listen, wish for them a good life. I rec...
by thang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have you memorized 'Atanatiya Protection'?
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Have you memorized 'Atanatiya Protection'?

"Learn by heart, monks, the Atanata protection, constantly make use of it, bear it in mind. This Atanata protection, monks, pertains to your welfare, and by virtue of it, monks and nuns, laymen and laywomen may live at ease, guarded, protected, and unharmed." "Surely bhante, there are disciples of ...
by thang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do wise people get cheated by cunning people?
Replies: 34
Views: 2511

Re: Why do wise people get cheated by cunning people?

form wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:11 pm .. they have to factors and conditons to make the breakthru with a little help.
Yes. So they were the wisest people next to ariyas. Weren't they?
by thang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 15
Views: 4728

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

1. Vipassissa ca namatthu, cakkhumantassa sirīmato. Sikhissa pi ca namatthu, sabbabhūtanukampino. Homage to Vipassī Buddha, possessed of the eyes of enlightenment and of glory. And homage to Sikhi Buddha, the most compassionate towards all beings. 2. Vessabhussa ca namatthu, nahātakassa tapassino. ...
by thang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do wise people get cheated by cunning people?
Replies: 34
Views: 2511

Re: Why do wise people get cheated by cunning people?

I do not know the story about monks of devadatta group. Why and when did they listen to Sari. sermon? When Devadatta had formally split the Sangha by declaring that he would conduct Sangha-acts separately, he went to Vultures' Peak with five hundred young monks who through ignorance had become his ...
by thang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it dangerous or difficult karma for sex?
Replies: 22
Views: 2099

Re: Is it dangerous or difficult karma for sex?

1. "This body, sister, comes into being through food. And yet it is by relying on food that food is to be abandoned. 2. "This body comes into being through craving. And yet it is by relying on craving that craving is to be abandoned. 3. "This body comes into being through conceit. And yet it is by ...
by thang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: your daily practice
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

Re: your daily practice

Woeful inadequacy, with regard to conventional practice. Rare indeed is the birth of a Buddha. Hard it is to get human birth. It is with the help of these two that one makes an end of his samsaric suffering. Good men! Why don't you put forth your best efforts? [Lo-wáda Sangarava' - Translated by: B...
by thang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do wise people get cheated by cunning people?
Replies: 34
Views: 2511

Re: Why do wise people get cheated by cunning people?

Those are wise in what sense? Those with high enough development can sense immorality in oneself and others like a second nature. Does that mean mentally developed people can sense others? What do you think about ven. Devadatta's monks who attained arahantship by listening to the sermon given by ve...
by thang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are "Seven Purifications" not enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Are "Seven Purifications" not enough?

form wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:50 am Also, did its author succeeded in becoming an arahant?
Did you mean Veneable Punna Mantaniputta or Venerable Buddhaghosa?
“The foremost of my monk disciples who speak on the teaching is Puṇṇa Mantāṇiputta."
[Etadagga Pali]
by thang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are "Seven Purifications" not enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Are "Seven Purifications" not enough?

The Treatise on the Path to Liberation (解脫道論) and the Visuddhimagga - Anālayo] Instead of adopting the scheme of the four noble truths, the Visuddhimagga takes the seven purifications as its point of reference. These seven purifications stem from the Rathavinīta-sutta, found similarly in its parall...
by thang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom and compassion
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Wisdom and compassion

A story (in my poor memory) told by one ajahn (may be ajahn Chah/Brahm): One day a child saw a weak elderly lady standing near the crossing for along time while others crossing the road. No one helped her to cross the road. Then he went to her and hold her hand to help her crossing the road with com...
by thang
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 15
Views: 4728

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

The eight persons extolled by virtuous men
constitute four pairs.
They are the disciples of the Buddha
and are worthy of offerings.
Gifts given to them yield rich results.
This precious jewel is the Sangha.
By this truth may there be happiness.

[Ratana Sutta: The Jewel Discourse]
by thang
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Contribution of the present moment to keep Sila without breaking.
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Contribution of the present moment to keep Sila without breaking.

One elder monk said there is two factors which Unbroken Sila is depended on. 1. Initial firm decision (eg: The determination at the beginning "I will not break the sila today onwards") 2. Present moment contribution (In each and every moment there should be that "initial firm decision" in the backgr...
by thang
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should we repay or kill our parents?
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Should we repay or kill our parents?

It is impossible, monks, it cannot come to pass, for a person who is possessed of (right) view to slay his mother. But it is quite possible for the uneducated manyfolk to do so. It is impossible, monks, it cannot come to pass, for a person who is possessed of (right) view to slay his father. But it...
by thang
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should we repay or kill our parents?
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Should we repay or kill our parents?

Having killed mother, father, and the two kings, and having destroyed the kingdom together with its revenue officer, the brahmana goes free from dukkha. Lakundaka Bhaddiya Vatthu: Dhammapada Verse 294 "I tell you, monks, there are two people who are not easy to repay. Which two? Your mother & fathe...