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by rhinoceroshorn
Thu May 14, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gay and Buddhism
Replies: 40
Views: 33449

Re: Gay and Buddhism

Vakkali was a gay monk and committed suicide. Buddha said he attained parinibbana. ;)
by rhinoceroshorn
Thu May 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 467
Views: 154262

Re: Coronavirus

My closing thoughts on coronavirus. No further discussion matters to me .. With WHO publicly accepting that Covid-19 may never go away (HIV has no vaccine after 40 years nor does common cold, the sibling virus of Covid-19) and that we have to learn to live with it, time has come to reevaluate our l...
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed May 13, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence
Replies: 39
Views: 3131

Re: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence

Very interesting discussion on this matter: viewtopic.php?t=5678
:soap:
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed May 13, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence
Replies: 39
Views: 3131

Re: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence

ghost are another existance. Interesting matter. In Tibetan Buddhism ghosts are in an intermediate post-death Bardo. But they are not like petas (hungry ghosts), they are ghosts waiting to be reborn as something else. I also don't think they can be killed. I don't know if Theravada Buddhism has the...
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed May 13, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eighty Minor Marks in Pāli literature
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Eighty Minor Marks in Pāli literature

Now I understand why Vakkali wanted to see Buddha's body. :tongue:
Foul body, yes... :lol:
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed May 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Sick Relatives
Replies: 20
Views: 3433

Re: Sick Relatives

. Thanks for all your responses. :anjali: As your sutta quote says, just do what you can to establish them in saddhā, cāga, sīla and paññā , and your debt's paid. But anyone who rouses his unbelieving mother & father, settles & establishes them in conviction; rouses his unvirtuous mother & father, ...
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed May 13, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading
Replies: 92
Views: 6944

Re: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading

This poll shows there are some people here who follow Mahayana, Vajrayana or a kind of syncretism of the three vehicles. Maybe they are the ones who create threads about Nagarjuna or Madhyamika in general. :)
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed May 13, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Sick Relatives
Replies: 20
Views: 3433

Re: Sick Relatives

is there really age limit to ordain for first time ? i know early age is 18 without parents permission what about max age? can one ordain at 50 or 60 or 80 if he is well? In the Vinaya the minimum age to become a bhikkhu is 20. There isn't any maximum age. Certain monasteries, however, have set a m...
by rhinoceroshorn
Wed May 13, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does dāna (generosity) imply some level of dependence/commitment?
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Does dāna (generosity) imply some level of dependence/commitment?

There are more than one way of Practice of Dāna. If you are generous with material goods it is the lowest form of Dāna. A higher form of Dāna is to give fearlessness by agreeing to follow and abide by the precepts. This way you renounce all forms of violence and bad behavior and thus all beings are...
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue May 12, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: corrupt view of arhants ability by non arhants
Replies: 19
Views: 1003

Re: corrupt view of arhants ability by non arhants

The five crimes are: Intentionally murdering one's father. Intentionally murdering one's mother. Killing an Arhat (fully enlightened being). Shedding the blood of a Buddha. Creating a schism within the Sangha. I see you in Naraka. ;) :tongue: :tongue: I not creating schism.. just want to know if an...
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue May 12, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: corrupt view of arhants ability by non arhants
Replies: 19
Views: 1003

Re: corrupt view of arhants ability by non arhants

The five crimes are:
Intentionally murdering one's father.
Intentionally murdering one's mother.
Killing an Arhat (fully enlightened being).
Shedding the blood of a Buddha.
Creating a schism within the Sangha.


I see you in Naraka. ;)










:tongue: :tongue:
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue May 12, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 5
Views: 7045

Re: Hello everyone!

Hello my friend. Welcome.
Have a good stay. ;)
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue May 12, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: What do you consider authoritative?
Replies: 39
Views: 2259

Re: Poll: What do you consider authoritative?

sentinel wrote: Tue May 12, 2020 3:35 pmIn order to achieve the task of saving all sentient beings but in actuality no sentient beings being saves ultimately .
:rofl:
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue May 12, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does dāna (generosity) imply some level of dependence/commitment?
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Does dāna (generosity) imply some level of dependence/commitment?

Hello friends. I am in a situation which is an opportunity to practice dāna. It made me think about the degree of commitment that it is going to create in my life. I perform other generous acts from my sincere desire to help others, though they don't create a sense of commitment in me, I perform the...
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue May 12, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: mâ sadda.m akattha
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: mâ sadda.m akattha

mâ sadda.m akattha I found this phrase in Warder's book. Why "akattha" and not "akasi"? Akattha is the 2nd person plural aorist of the verb make. Should not "mâ' be used with the 2nd person singular aorist? :coffee: Or are both correct? Thx, with metta. I think it would be correct with both singula...