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by Mr Man
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby
Replies: 67
Views: 9941

Re: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby

mikenz66 wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:44 pm
JohnK wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:31 pm The best part of this thread is seeing graceful disagreement (modeled by mikenz66, Sam Vara and SDC).
Not difficulty, since SDC has such excellent taste in coffee shops... :coffee:

:heart:
Mike
He has an advantage being in New York.
by Mr Man
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero
Replies: 4
Views: 1297

Re: Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

I just discovered this wonderful teacher. I'm looking for English translations of his books or dhamma talks. I wasn't able to find anything after briefly searching around (except for his Pali text and audio of a talk in English on Metta). Anyone know of anything else that has been translated? I fou...
by Mr Man
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I believe in Science
Replies: 112
Views: 23474

Re: I believe in Science

Ceisiwr wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:29 am True, science can aid in our understanding, but why do people take it as THE way to understand reality in the U.K. and the west at large?
Not sure what you mean by "reality" Ceisiwr.
by Mr Man
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Sona - 32 years a monk
Replies: 3
Views: 8956

Re: Ajahn Sona - 32 years a monk

I saw him in person, back in 2014 (as I recall). Kamloops, British Columbia. He had just spent a Winter in complete isolation. This was his first public talk since that time. I had travelled hours to be there. The man was happy, chirp full, - it may have been my imagination - however it was as if a...
by Mr Man
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 23
Views: 3026

Re: What to do?

Is it better for a man who has chosen to remain a layperson yet celibate to own their own home or to move in with their parents, help to look after them in old age and give any extra cash that might have gone on living alone (bills etc) to charity/monasteries? I’m basically asking regarding myself....
by Mr Man
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I am an Anarchist — Bhante Sujato
Replies: 35
Views: 8611

Re: I am an Anarchist — Bhante Sujato

salayatananirodha wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:55 am 4ps9mt.jpg
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by Mr Man
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I am an Anarchist — Bhante Sujato
Replies: 35
Views: 8611

Re: I am an Anarchist — Bhante Sujato

coconut wrote: Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:46 pm The Buddha was a monarchist, he believed in the power of good kings, and I agree.
I'm not sure if you can say he was a "monarchist" even if he did believe in the power of good kings. Didn't he praise the Vajjis?
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Selling buddha
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: Selling buddha

Interestingly in Thai the word "Buy" is not used with Buddha images.
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?
Replies: 68
Views: 6449

Re: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?

The quotes from Ajahn Gavesako are helpful, but it's still kind of vague. Ajahn Chah clearly said "no-self" however, he answers in the affirmative about a "primal self" and a "knower." So what's the verdict? Do you guys think he did teach a subtle-self? A primal self, it's just that it is impermane...
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?
Replies: 68
Views: 6449

Re: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?

The quotes from Ajahn Gavesako are helpful, but it's still kind of vague. Ajahn Chah clearly said "no-self" however, he answers in the affirmative about a "primal self" and a "knower." So what's the verdict? Do you guys think he did teach a subtle-self? A primal self, it's just that it is impermane...
by Mr Man
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana
Replies: 98
Views: 14276

Re: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana

This dark jhana is new news for you. Bhante I imagine "dark jhana" is new news to everyone. Has this term been used by anyone other than yourself? To say Ajahn Brahmavamso teaches "dark jhana" is incorrect, in my opinion. To me the term "dark jhana" has negative connotations. Did you mean for that ...
by Mr Man
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana
Replies: 98
Views: 14276

Re: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana

The issue is not if it is nimitta or not nimitta or jhana or not jhana. The issue is Ajahn Brahm says the nimitta is bright light yet he defines jhana as being without perception of light. aka darkness. only piti sukha He said, "The nimitta is the doorway to jhana but not the object itself, piti su...
by Mr Man
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana
Replies: 98
Views: 14276

Re: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana

bksubhuti wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:09 am I don't think a touch based nimitta is secluded from the senses.
Bhante,
The nimitta is not touch based. Not reliant on physical contact obviously. Just as a nimitta that is perceived as light is not dependant on the eye.
by Mr Man
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How exactly was Angulimala redeemed?
Replies: 17
Views: 2577

Re: How exactly was Angulimala redeemed?

I don’t believe redemption is a Buddhist concept. There is no need for absolution.
by Mr Man
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22608

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

I understand it, but they all believe that Nibbana is an existing reallity. You know what all Dhammayut monks believe? Ajahn Thanissaro is one monk. I don't know all, but I found some other few famous Dhammayutta Buddhist monks, they all seem to believe the same. Have you spoken to any and asked th...