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by AgarikaJ
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 6511

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist? The Buddha said in DN 31: In five ways, young householder, should a wife as the West be ministered to by a husband : (i) by being courteous to her, (ii) by not despising her, (iii) by being faithful to her, (iv) by handing over authority to her , (v) by providing he...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 6511

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

I think you missed the point here. Feminism is. It seems when people want to bring some topic into discussion , you want to talk about personal practice which is entirely a different matter . Why do you want to insist people not to bring any topic into discussion ? You can leave it at that . I am n...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 6511

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

........... Hi , I think you don't understand the real situation over there . This is not just feminism .The moderators and their like minded members would gangs up to attack on those whom posted some different perspective ! Or if you Questioning their pov . Sometimes even without valid reason afte...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 6511

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

The forum SuttaCentral can be seen catering feminist ideologies very strongly. Is it appropriate to maintain Buddhist forums with such an extremism and non-Buddhist ideologies? Non feminist users are getting banned and suspended. Moderators have been ganged up and post warnings against non extremis...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Gender and the Sakyadhita
Replies: 30
Views: 6287

Re: Gender and the Sakyadhita

Please do note that the view of those two teachers is controversial and is not shared by the Thai Sangha council and the Ajahn Cha forest tradition (and I am sure others). So you will need to make up your own mind on this. Thanks. I was well aware of the matter when it occurred. My primary objectio...
by AgarikaJ
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Gender and the Sakyadhita
Replies: 30
Views: 6287

Re: Gender and the Sakyadhita

[any obstacles to female ordination in countries such as Thailand or Burma is not related to gender roles but is related to the historical breaking of the bhikkhuni (nun) lineage and the respective institutional views towards this. As reading through the Thai sources on this might be not an easy ta...
by AgarikaJ
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Burning and human remains
Replies: 26
Views: 2584

Re: Burning and human remains

One could argue that being dispassionate about ones own life and ending it to protect those who are unable to resist persecution and to make a statement recognizable to people outside of the faith could have merit. You could argue that. It would be based on western, modern political conceptualizati...
by AgarikaJ
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it unwholesome to criticise ordained monks?
Replies: 44
Views: 4443

Re: Is it unwholesome to criticise ordained monks?

Is it unwholesome to criticise ordained monks? This question actually presupposes another one: What is critique? Would any disagreement with the monk's opinion or behavior be a critique? My answer is that our intention is what matters here. If we have intention to find the truth, then it's okay to ...
by AgarikaJ
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Burning and human remains
Replies: 26
Views: 2584

Re: Burning and human remains

Killing oneself to "protest" actions by another person or groups of people has multiple layers of wrong view involved including not understanding kamma for starters. One could argue that being dispassionate about ones own life and ending it to protect those who are unable to resist persecution and ...
by AgarikaJ
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 96
Views: 10914

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

In his translation of DN 31, the Bhikkhu Sujato appears to have not translated the part about parents marrying their children. According to Pa-Auk, what is this bhikkhu's future destination? What is this bhikkhu's future course? Parents served by the children in these five ways show compassion to th...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5410
Views: 721176

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Its forbidden to order Meat and eat it so i Wonder this Not explicitly, though I think it's worth considering: 1. The first precept, not to take life; 2. Dealing in butchery as an example of wrong livelihood; 3. The path factor of Right Intention, which includes developing harmlessness. Note that i...