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by retrofuturist
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vaccination and ordination
Replies: 40
Views: 9313

Re: Vaccination and ordination

Greetings,

It would appear this topic was simply a Trojan Horse to discuss vaccinations, so it will be closed. Please take it to Dharma Wheel Engaged. To whatever extent the original question could have been answered in a Theravada context it has been.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Lists to memorize, which ones should be required?
Replies: 10
Views: 3323

Re: Lists to memorize, which ones should be required?

Greetings,

Starting out, I'd recommend...

- The Four Noble Truths
- The Noble Eightfold Path
- The Five Precepts
- The 3 wholesome roots
- The 3 unwholesome roots

Moving forward, I'd recommend...

- The Five Aggregates
- The Six Sense- bases
- The nidanas of Dependent Origination

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Layman Arahant
Replies: 62
Views: 15547

Re: Layman Arahant

Greetings,
Ceisiwr wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:41 am I don’t see a link to the sutta there?
Vinaya...

"However, Bhikkhu Bodhi notes at least one case mentioned in the Pali Canon of a lay person attaining enlightenment, that of Yasa who ordained shortly thereafter. (Vin I 17,1–3)"

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vaccination and ordination
Replies: 40
Views: 9313

Re: Vaccination and ordination

Greetings, The Suttas, the Abhidhamma and the Aṭṭhakathā are all in perfect harmony. You're welcome to keep telling yourself that and plastering over the cracks (hopefully you won't do that as long for Theravada scholasticism as you did for Marxism) but we're probably getting a long way from topic, ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vaccination and ordination
Replies: 40
Views: 9313

Re: Vaccination and ordination

Greetings, To quote Ven. Moggaliputtatissa in the Abhidhamma: By "Abhidhamma", I assume you mean the commentaries, as developed centuries after the Buddha. Such is the problem of placing one school's views over those of the Buddha... the inevitable result is attachment to the partisan. Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vaccination and ordination
Replies: 40
Views: 9313

Re: Vaccination and ordination

Greetings Craig, Greetings, Don’t they arise when there is no sangha? They do... so if someone can do it when the teachings aren't known, it seems backwards to suggest they can't do it when they are. You are comparing a Buddha to an Arahant. Different skill sets. Now you're clutching at straws. Mett...
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vaccination and ordination
Replies: 40
Views: 9313

Re: Vaccination and ordination

Greetings,
Ceisiwr wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:12 pm Don’t they arise when there is no sangha?
They do... so if someone can do it when the teachings aren't known, it seems backwards to suggest they can't do it when they are.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vaccination and ordination
Replies: 40
Views: 9313

Re: Vaccination and ordination

Greetings,
Ceisiwr wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:06 pm Laymen can’t become Arahants.
If they can become paccekabuddhas, I don't see why not.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vaccination and ordination
Replies: 40
Views: 9313

Re: Vaccination and ordination

Greetings,
Ceisiwr wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:19 pm Do you have any journal or link we can look at? Also, “human” isn’t necessarily biological in the Dhamma. For example, the Buddha was no longer “human”.
By that logic though, would an arahant be denied entry into the Buddhist Order?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 87981

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Greetings Mike, Why don't you ask him then? Because I neither want to encourage such political endorsement and activism from monks, nor do I want to put him in a position where he feels any compulsion to rationalize his earlier endorsement. However, someone who may know him, who might share similar ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 87981

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Greetings, OK, posts insufficiently connected to the topic of "Monastics protesting social injustice" have been removed. My preference would be to keep this topic here in "Ordination and Monastic Life", but for the meantime, it's going to have to be relocated to "Hot Topics" because we're currently ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 87981

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Greetings, Can we reasonably expect Venerable Amaro to know whether or not he ought to capitalize the letters in the hashtag to specifically refer to the organization rather than the message or vice-versa? We can expect a grown man, who has grown up with the English language to differentiate between...
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 87981

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Greetings Mr.Man, So he didn’t express support for the “BLM organisation”? He did by putting his name to a document that used the # Not for the “organisation”. The organisation is something different but I’m sure you must know that and are just being disingenuous. As was pointed out to you, when you...
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there any 1 main holy book in Buddhism?
Replies: 14
Views: 1604

Re: Are there any 1 main holy book in Buddhism?

Greetings, For example, Bhagavad gita is the main book for hinduism. Even though other scriptures are great for knowledge, but 1 main holy book is maybe enough in my understanding. The brief Buddhist equivalent to the Bhagavad Gita is generally regarded to be the Dhammapada . This said, the Dhammapa...
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 87981

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Greetings Dan, Throughout this topic, radical Marxist views rooted in identity, aversion and greed have been thoroughly refuted by sutta. If you can find anything venerable Dhammanando says here or elsewhere that can be refuted by suttas, then bring it forward. Otherwise, you are merely sullying his...