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by bazzaman
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No admirable friends?
Replies: 19
Views: 3787

Re: No admirable friends?

. They criticize the idea of keeping the 8 precepts, etc, and clearly do not grasp some of the Tan Ajahn's more subtle teachings. It would not seem strange to me if householders were reluctant to keep the 8 precepts.... and, perhaps, to express some aversion to doing so... e.g. in conversation wher...
by bazzaman
Sat May 21, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: permanently banned?
Replies: 21
Views: 7625

permanently banned?

Information You have been permanently banned from this board. Please contact the Board Administrator for more information. Reason given for ban: stupid cough syrup guy A ban has been issued on your IP address. I got this message when I logged in using one of the European servers of my vpn provider. ...
by bazzaman
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions
Replies: 31
Views: 32340

Re: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions

U Jagara (French Canadian)... but I don't know of his recent activities:
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by bazzaman
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The Many Lives of Insight
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: The Many Lives of Insight

Here's a link to a 7 part video interview with Erik Braun discussing his book: http://bit.ly/1r9zfeQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by bazzaman
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Transgender ordination
Replies: 28
Views: 6344

Re: Transgender ordination

link to "Gay Monk on Woody TalkShow Part 5"... http://bit.ly/1URYluV" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by bazzaman
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Problems of Thai Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Problems of Thai Buddhism

[quote=]"Greng(Kreng) Jai"[/url], a famous asian "face saving" which effectively leads many to pathological lie I wonder if this specific mentality lead to such a situation with Thai Buddhism having prepared a thick "ignorance-based substructure" for it. :roll:[/quote] I'm just an old farang who stu...
by bazzaman
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 297423

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

In Thailand only: Retired General’s Immodest Proposal Pits Prostitutes, Coyotes Against Monk Mob ... retired Maj. Gen. HSH Prince Chulcherm Yugala weighed in on Facebook early Tuesday morning with his suggestion, saying that physical contact with women would make the monks impure and cost them thei...
by bazzaman
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Ven. Thanissaro talks Victoria, B.C.
Replies: 0
Views: 1168

Ven. Thanissaro talks Victoria, B.C.

For those interested in Taan Geoff's talks, but who might not have this link bookmarked:
http://bit.ly/1LvmoWh
by bazzaman
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Apatti" - Horror Film May 'Destroy' Buddhism, Activists Warn
Replies: 31
Views: 14583

Re: "Apatti" - Horror Film May 'Destroy' Buddhism, Activists Warn

But as one Thai academic pointed out, if this group of "defenders of the faith" want to ban the film, they should also censor the Vinaya Pitaka which contains even much worse stories of monks misbehaving sexually: นักวิชาการศาสนาชี้ ถ้าตัดหนัง"อาบัติ"ก็ต้องลบ"วินัยปิฎก"เพราะขนาด"พระสมสู่ลิง"ยังมี h...
by bazzaman
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Deadly blast rocks Thailand capital
Replies: 51
Views: 7055

Re: Deadly blast rocks Thailand capital

robertk wrote:Relax tourists:
Foreigners urged to have confidence on security

It said the government would like to give an assurance that the situation was under control.
Yes, we all have many wishes.
by bazzaman
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha's suicide
Replies: 104
Views: 15463

Re: The Buddha's suicide

The former Venerable Dr. Mettanando Bhikkhu, a physician, speculated on the cause(s) of the Buddha's death in an article in the Bangkok Post in 2001. His diagnosis: mesenteric infarction. "Mesenteric infarction is a disease commonly found among elderly people, caused by the obstruction of the main a...
by bazzaman
Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Bikkhu Bodhi: "Facing the Great Divide", secular and classical Theravada
Replies: 244
Views: 27891

Re: Bikkhu Bodhi: "Facing the Great Divide", secular and classical Theravada

Bhikkhu Bodhi's 1998 review of Stephen Batchelor's "Buddhism Without Beliefs":
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by bazzaman
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana definition by Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 133
Views: 19648

Re: Jhana definition by Ajahn Brahm

Perhaps the wisest course for most people would be to just study the Dhamma and tend their own gardens, leaving the polemical defence of orthodoxy to those who enjoy a good argument. Life’s very short and there’s way too much bad doctrine and newfangled methods being taught for anyone to go around ...
by bazzaman
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 297423

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Please excuse me if this has already been posted: Dr. Mano's "Esoteric Teaching of Wat Phra Dhammakaya": http://bit.ly/1CVy2Ks" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Dr. Mano, the former Ven. Mettanando Bhikkhu, ("How the Buddha Died" http://bit...
by bazzaman
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 167
Views: 20375

Re: Abhidhamma

So, to take a more modern example, would the drone operator bear less responsibility than the Nobel Peace laureate who ordered the hit? When orders to commit an akusala kamma are passed down a chain of command, every person in the chain who approvingly passes on the order incurs the akusala kamma, ...