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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravadin Resource guide
Replies: 81
Views: 125637

Re: Theravadin Resource guide

The Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana Tipiṭaka was updated in May 2020 with some corrections to the texts.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Hopefully people don’t suddenly rush to “racism”’as being the answer as to why BAME folk are dying from COVID-19, but I think we are getting there. From what I have read on the virus, the reason that mortality rates of Black and Asian victims is due to comorbidities: Vitamin D deficiencies, Hyperte...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

It is simply (as I said) "interesting", since on one hand you advance "social justice" issues (in contrast to Dhammic justice issues, or blind justice issues) through your focus on race and race relations (i.e. the Cultural Marxist claptrap that others are somehow accountable for our bad life choic...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: sutta on wrong view
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: sutta on wrong view

On that occasion Sunakkhatta, a son of the Licchavī, had not long since departed from this Dhamma and discipline.¹ He spoke thus in the Vesāli assembly: “The recluse Gotama does not have any superhuman states, any knowledge and vision of the Noble Ones. The recluse Gotama teaches the Dhamma arrived...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Interesting of you to inadvertently call the porn-actor by the name of George Floyd an outcast at this time, but your words are not for me to say or censor. Why are you spreading fake news? I said no such thing. Inadvertently you did... (emphasis mine) If you want to compare modern America with anc...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

retrofuturist wrote: Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:46 amInteresting of you to inadvertently call the porn-actor by the name of George Floyd an outcast at this time, but your words are not for me to say or censor.
Why are you spreading fake news? I said no such thing.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

CNN or Fox News, which do you think is more deranged? Did you check which broadcast the most fake news? Perhaps if such questions interest you, you might ask them at Dhamma Wheel Engaged instead as per this note from the first page of the topic. Don't be a hypocrite. You are the one who brought up ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Attempts to elevate attanomati over sutta and suttanuloma are inconsistent with the way of the elders. Who is elevating one's own opinion over the suttas just by expressing an opinion? If you want to compare modern America with ancient India, then think of being white as belonging to one of the hig...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Do not harbour hatred for someone to the extent you can see or acknowledge no good of them. This would apply for example to genuine white supremacists, genuine black supremacists, or anyone with Trump Derangement Syndrome like CNN, MSNBC, activist monks etc. Do not be fake news. ... Do not be the m...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

When the Buddha spoke of what is praiseworthy and not praiseworthy, he said so with reference to the Dhamma, not the attanomati and left-wing politics of Bhikkhu Pesala. If you were free from conceit, I am sure you could manage without the ad hominem attacks. Attonomati is not even in my PTS dictio...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

A wealth tax forcibly takes property from individuals Therefore, a wealth tax is immoral in terms of Theravada. All taxes forcibly take property from individuals. Capital gains tax, and inheritance tax in the UK could both be described as taxes on wealth, but they are not immoral. The government ha...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

It would appear then that renegades in robes ought to desist from divisive, race-based discrimination. I hope they come to learn the error of their ways and desist from such folly. I hope that you also learn the error of your ways. Denigrating monks who acknowledge that being white in America gives...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Well, this thread certainly showed up a few people in their true colours.

It is best not to be colour prejudiced when picking your friends: no blacks and no whites!

:group:
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Part of the risk associated with wandering off the ancestral territory of the Dhamma , is the obligation to keep up with what's current and true in worldly matters... The Twitter update of June 4th says that the Lancet retracted the paper because the results could not be independently peer-reviewed...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 77299

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Similarly, have you been told that Donald Trump told people to drink bleach or fish tank cleaner? One can watch his comments oneself , one does not have to rely on hearsay, and make up stories about telling people to drink bleach or use fish tank cleaner, just because some people did do that follow...