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by thang
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

That Cessation, that Detachment,
that Deathlessness supreme,
the calm and collected Sakyan Sage
the Buddha had realized.
There is nought comparable to this Dhamma.
This precious jewel is the Dhamma.
By this of the truth may there be happiness.

[Ratana Sutta: The Jewel Discourse]
by thang
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meetings with a Remarkable Monk
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Re: Meetings with a Remarkable Monk

I heard he is now ill and can't wander in forests anymore.
by thang
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: The best way to eradicate Poverty.
Replies: 2
Views: 986

The best way to eradicate Poverty.

For me, he was the Mahā Kassapa of this age. ( Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda) . Venerable Ñāṇavimala Mahāthera When he was staying at Vajirarama in Colombo, a wealthy lay supporter who was highly impressed by a Dhamma discussion with Venerable Ñāṇavimala, came with his family the following morning to ...
by thang
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Different interpretations of "no c'assam,|| no ca me siya," (Kosala Sutta -AN 10.29)
Replies: 0
Views: 569

Different interpretations of "no c'assam,|| no ca me siya," (Kosala Sutta -AN 10.29)

Regarding Kosala Sutta (AN 10.29): I found different interpretations of this passage. Does anyone know what is the correct interpretation of the mentioned view? Etadaggam bhikkhave bahirakanam ditthigatanam yad idam no c'assam,|| no ca me siya,|| na bhavissami,|| na me bhavissanti ti.|| || http://o...
by thang
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is best next to Theravada?
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

Re: What is best next to Theravada?

Bhikkhus, of the speculative views held by outsiders, this is the foremost, namely: ‘I might not be and it might not be mine; I shall not be, [and] it will not be mine.’ AN 10.29 I think you needed to familiarize yourself with the meaning of the word "foremost". I apologize for getting it wrong. I ...
by thang
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is best next to Theravada?
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

Re: What is best next to Theravada?

DNS wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:26 pm What is best religion next to Theravada?
Chan Buddhism;
What is best religion next to Buddhism?
Jainism;
Same answer I got from several Theravada monks.

Another monk mentioned rishis/hermits who attain jhanas. Is it a religion or just an individual practice?
by thang
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 29
Views: 3918

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?

Reasons to become a monk / Anti-disrobing Sutta Collection Post by nyanasuci » 2011 A 8:29 - The only good opportunity to live the holy life A 5:6 - As long as there is faith, a sense of shame... A 5:5 - Five things can be truthfully said about someone who disrobed M 26 - Searching for...a little b...
by thang
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is best next to Theravada?
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

Re: What is best next to Theravada?

Even within Theravada, there are many different schools of thoughts. Some Theravada schools believe Nibbana as an existing reality or another type of consciousness. I meant Theravada without such views. This is a good question. How would you define, theravada and a theravadin? Who gives the first p...
by thang
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can unawakened person called ariya ?
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Can unawakened person called ariya ?

‘Ariya’ and its application in the suttas (SuttaCentral) The conclusion of that discussion was that ariya is usually to be taken as an adjective meaning ‘noble’. Another conclusion was that a ‘noble disciple’ is one with high aspirations, but not necessarily already a sotāpanna. ... The results sho...
by thang
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

Whatever treasure there be
either here or in the world beyond,
whatever precious jewel there be
in the heavenly worlds,
there is nought comparable to the Tathagata.
This precious jewel is the Buddha.
By this truth may there be happiness.

[Ratana Sutta: The Jewel Discourse]
by thang
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do wise people get cheated by cunning people?
Replies: 34
Views: 2516

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

There is another story in Dhammapadatthakata about a couple of highly skilled thieves who go to Jetavanarama daily with other people and steal money, yet no person including the king and the 'Ariya elites' could be able to caught them how ever much they tried, until the day thieves become Ariya by l...
by thang
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is best next to Theravada?
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

What is best next to Theravada?

What is best religion next to Theravada? Why?
What is best religion next to Buddhism? Why?
by thang
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do wise people get cheated by cunning people?
Replies: 34
Views: 2516

Why do wise people get cheated by cunning people?

We have seen many virtuous and meritorious people are manipulated by cunning people, sometimes over many years. (Even in Buddhist history, many 'arahants to be' monks and king Ajasattu were manipulated by Devadatta.) Do cunning people have a certain wisdom? Or is it just a weak thing anyone can do? ...
by thang
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Best advises on Family life - Sutta quotes
Replies: 9
Views: 2012

Re: Best advises on Family life - Sutta quotes

Sigalovada Sutta: The Discourse to Sigala - The Layperson's Code of Discipline - DN 31 "My father, Lord, while dying, said to me: The six quarters, dear son, you shall worship. And I, Lord, respecting, revering, reverencing and honoring my father's word, rise early in the morning, and leaving Rajag...
by thang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How to make realizations non-impermanent?
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: How to make realizations non-impermanent?

cappuccino wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:52 am it's like drops in a bucket, eventually it will be full, even from drops

It's true.
But do you have any idea about how it will not fade after being full?