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by Chanh Dao
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 111323

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

I will continue to blame the blameworthy. Respectfully Venerable, I think his Covid-19 matter falls outside of the dispensation of the Sangha. With metta I feel like Bhante Suddhaso and apparently Bhikkhu Bodhi are taking the right steps that go in line with the teachings and intentions of the Budd...
by Chanh Dao
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 111323

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Greetings bhante, @Retrofuturist is there an issue with the Mahayana that I'm not aware of? It is an apocryphal Dharma that regards the teaching of the real Buddha as "Hinayana" (i.e. a lesser path). That really is all that need be said on the matter, but failure to differentiate between the two sc...
by Chanh Dao
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 111323

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

In this way a Monastic steps forward into the field of social justice as it is a part of ones practice as taught by the Buddha in the sutta above. Sure, if a Monastic such as myself is living in the Forrest somewhere alone and disconnected from the local happenings it would not be much of benefit t...
by Chanh Dao
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 111323

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

"For a monk practicing the Dhamma in accordance with the Dhamma, this is what accords with the Dhamma: that he keep cultivating disenchantment/distaste with regard to form... feeling... perception... fabrications... consciousness. As he keeps cultivating disenchantment/distaste with regard to form.....
by Chanh Dao
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 111323

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Greetings Chanh Dao, While it's easy to ride the high horse of scriptural interpretations in reaction to a situation it's actually quite difficult to get off ones horse and practice wisdom. And I assume this is why you're a Mahayana Buddhist, since you prioritise your own feelings about what's "ski...
by Chanh Dao
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 111323

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

It may be a good time to consider the differences between intellectual interpretations of translated scriptural Dhamma versus the reality of the monastic Sangha and the role they play in their respective communities. For example. How incomprehensible would it be for someone with a scriptural underst...
by Chanh Dao
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 111323

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

For me I feel there is a lot of personal discretion in the activities of Monastics. For example we can say what we would like Monastics to do and how we would like them to act but I don't think that should be confused with what Monastics should do. Actually Monastics are independent members of the S...
by Chanh Dao
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 111323

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

I also came across Bhante suddhasos recent post and I support monastics to protest. I don't think protesting is civil disobedience or going against the laws of the land. In this way I think it's completely appropriate. Look at the Sapphron revolutionary in Myanmar for an example of monastics protest...
by Chanh Dao
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 111323

Monastics protesting social injustice

Looking to hear the views of the community on this subject.
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by Chanh Dao
Thu May 07, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is traveling to a certain country to visit a few of its monasteries the wisest choice?
Replies: 11
Views: 1084

Re: Is traveling to a certain country to visit a few of its monasteries the wisest choice?

I'm currently in Myanmar and have taken higher ordination but only for a short time.


What are your real intentions in becoming a monk?

There is a lot of variety in the kind of experiences you can expect to find in getting involved with the buddhist Monastic community.
by Chanh Dao
Sun May 03, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: In terms of visa, is Sri Lanka the easiest country to ordain and stay?
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Re: In terms of visa, is Sri Lanka the easiest country to ordain and stay?

Hello, Thailand is a bit difficult but not exclusionary. Sri Lanka I don't know about! Myanmar is very easy, very accessible. Just about any temple or organization can assist you to get long term visas here as a monk. Even as a Meditator. If you want to come to Myanmar, welcome. Feel free to message...
by Chanh Dao
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhamma Talks
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Dhamma Talks

It's totally up to the Abbot of the respective temple/Community.

Depending on the Abbot's relationships with the monk they may ask them to talk directly or respond yes or no to the request from a monk to take a teacher position in the community~
by Chanh Dao
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Sotapanna
Replies: 34
Views: 3085

Re: Sotapanna

It is not possible to know whether someone or even yourself a Sotapanna. If a person breaks the five precepts we can be sure s/he is not a Sotapanna. You have to follow the Noble Eightfold Path to become one. Satipathana is the final attempt after completing Sila and Samadhi. There is no completing...
by Chanh Dao
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Anagārika for life
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: Anagārika for life

You've just got to show up and see for yourself. Nothing like that can be arranged from a distance.