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by DNS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Theravada if you are suttanta?
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Why Theravada if you are suttanta?

So, why do so many suttantists align themselves with Theravada when their views are at odds with the orthodox, yet in agreement with at least one or more Mahayana or Vajrayana school? A bit like someone aligning themselves with Catholicism when they disagree with Catholic doctrine and hold the view...
by DNS
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Suttanta?
Replies: 43
Views: 2949

Re: Why Suttanta?

Yes, I should have written "positions held by some within the suttanta" or something similar. I may have accidentally written it too narrowly. Good point. I was still surprised that so many were saying they'd never heard of these positions in suttanta at all, which was really strange. It's not just...
by DNS
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Material contribution of monks to society
Replies: 29
Views: 353

Re: Material contribution of monks to society

So what I’d like to know is whether there is anything specifically preventing monks from doing more than just giving talks and advice to fellow buddhists. Yes, I think the Vinaya prevents the monks from engaging in trade. That is for laypeople. There are some other Buddhist traditions that have had...
by DNS
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In 1993, Deepak Chopra Showed Oprah the Power of Her Mind
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: In 1993, Deepak Chopra Showed Oprah the Power of Her Mind

New Age trick, imo. There are always little, tiny, subtle movements of your fingers and hands, no matter how hard you appear to be holding still. Ask anyone who has done target practice with a handgun or rifle. Almost nobody hits the bullseye every time. There are some incredible marksmen and women ...
by DNS
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will tomorrow be a better day then today if no why if yes why?
Replies: 29
Views: 448

Re: Will tomorrow be a better day then today if no why if yes why?

user99 wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:43 pm???? :(
Isn't this about the tenth time you've posted a thread like this? So what happened on those other times? Check and observe for yourself, most likely some days were better, some worse. What conditions led to each outcome?
by DNS
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: DW Chat
Replies: 16
Views: 1099

Re: DW Chat

It is working. Try refreshing the page or clearing your cache.
by DNS
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 3429

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

The Ajahn refers to a "permanent consciousness" which certainly is unorthodox, contrary to the Classical Theravada. Typically such unorthodox views refer to a permanent citta, since citta is not listed as one of the aggregates (Ajahns Boowa and Mun and perhaps some others). However, consciousness is...
by DNS
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 3429

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:49 am imo,
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By watching the video, I personally concluded thus:
  • his attainment seems to be of very high level, if not the highest.
If so (attained the highest), then how can he be wrong?
by DNS
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: DW Chat
Replies: 16
Views: 1099

Re: DW Chat

How to do smilies or emojis in Mac desktop? Also, at present time 7:52 PST does not work at all. No Send box and hitting Return key does not work either. It should be working on Safari on Mac now. Refresh the cache with ⌘ Command+⌥ Option+E to make sure you're seeing the latest version. To type emo...
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Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Hello

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: DW Chat
Replies: 16
Views: 1099

Re: DW Chat

It's at the bottom now. If it's not at the bottom you need to refresh or clear cache.
by DNS
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Wonderful to be a part of this community!
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Re: Wonderful to be a part of this community!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha talk about the pleasure of sex?
Replies: 25
Views: 1527

Re: Did Buddha talk about the pleasure of sex?

I am talking about lay people. Viska was a Sotapanna and she had about ten children. A sotapanna hasn't eliminated sensual pleasure, so yes, they could still have sexual relations. A sakadagami has reduced, but not eliminated desires for sensual pleasures. The anagami and arahant have eliminated al...
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Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 687
Views: 228403

Re: Why one meal a day?

It depends on the type of food you eat. If one eats a lot of meat and other things that cause constipation, then you'll have constipation. If one eats more nutritious foods, with fiber, then it doesn't matter if one eats the calories for the day in one meal. I think it would be better to consume all...