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by AgarikaJ
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 10632

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

I at least tried to make my answer about Theravada Buddhism. This is more about families, imo, because whether a sheila becomes a "Tantric Courtesan" or a "Dubai Port-o-Potty" (the depravity is of about the same level) these are some people's daughters, and thats a shame for the parents, either way...
by AgarikaJ
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 10632

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

I at least tried to make my answer about Theravada Buddhism. As for the last two pages we are discussing about anything but, would it not be preferable to have this topic in 'Connections to other paths'? I am known on here to enjoy a discussion about things quite far from Theravada, but this thread ...
by AgarikaJ
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 10632

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Burma doesn't have such widepread issues. As you confess in your first post that you are only starting to discover that Buddhism (Theravada and otherwise) is wracked by scandals, it kind of hurts me that I must further pierce your bubble. - https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/07/02/Monk-sex-theft-sca...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sexual Energy
Replies: 19
Views: 1600

Re: Sexual Energy

sex is seen as powerful energy This would be a typical Vajrayāna concept from its early spread from the 6th century onwards through Maritime Southeast Asia and later mainly Tibet. Nowadays it is sometimes still practised in various forms of Tantric and Esoteric Buddhism. In Theravada, one can see a...
by AgarikaJ
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Layperson's sexual morality
Replies: 10
Views: 2055

Re: Layperson's sexual morality

It seems the link I posted previously was not working.

This would be the correct reference:

- Chapter IV: Two great Aspects of Women in Buddhism
by AgarikaJ
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Layperson's sexual morality
Replies: 10
Views: 2055

Re: Layperson's sexual morality

Maybe you would wish to read this article, especially p.166 onwards (with regard to Polygamy), or from the beginning if the general position of women in society is of interest to you (in the form of daughters, wifes, mothers, etc): Chapter IV: Two great Aspects of Women in Buddhism It is quite exhau...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka
Replies: 24
Views: 32816

Re: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka

My impression is the word 'liberal' can have different meanings & uses amongst different Western nations. For example, in Australia, we rarely use the word (apart from referring to a certain political party); however, in the USA, it appears the word is used greatly. Therefore, if my language lack p...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What was the reason behind the development of new buddhist vehicles?
Replies: 29
Views: 3669

Re: What was the reason behind the development of new buddhist vehicles?

I know this is a lazy approach to your question, but I wanted to post a link to my favorite book on the topic in the case that it may be of any help: https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg.de/pdf/5-personen/analayo/genesis-bodhisattva.pdf This is indeed a very good book to read. Another one is Hir...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did meditation really "die out" ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2580

Re: Did meditation really "die out" ?

Mahaviharan ideology @Manopubbangama, I noted that you highlighted the term "Mahāvihāran" in my post; I am sure from past discussions you know what is meant by it, but maybe it calls for a footnote to explain it to others who might not be entirely clear what is the difference to the often "heterodo...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did meditation really "die out" ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2580

Re: Did meditation really "die out" ?

there is a claim that meditation didn't exist in Theravadan countries from the 10-19th century Unluckily, a lot of the old text books are incorrect. This is true with regard to Bhikkhunī (there were fully ordained Bhikkhunī in Thailand until at least 1902, to the north of it until the late 20st cen...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka
Replies: 24
Views: 32816

Re: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka

Apologies to @SarathW for derailing his thread. But what @DooDot wrote simply cannot be left to stand, as it promotes ignorance and discompassion. Definition feminism: "the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes." False definition. Mere propaganda. ... Sorry but 2nd Wa...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka
Replies: 24
Views: 32816

Re: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka

As @RetroFuturist asked to not make this personal, I make it short. American ... ideology To note: I am not American, this alone makes it difficult to understand what you are going on about so often. Anyway, I have brought up the point here several times, there are some posters on here who frequentl...
by AgarikaJ
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka
Replies: 24
Views: 32816

Re: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka

I lost my patience with her and just said: " Well, your mother didn't have children with the wish they become lesbians. Of course it will be difficult for your mother to accept this. How could it be otherwise! ". That's the moment I gained enlightenment. From that day, people's relationship, sex, a...
by AgarikaJ
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Criteria for rejecting Tipitika?
Replies: 72
Views: 5724

Re: Criteria for rejecting Tipitika?

So coming back to @Manopubbangama; what might be a critera to reject part of the Suttas? They are likely different for everybody. @retrofuturist has described his for the Abhidhamma; personally I get very careful with Suttas, when the Parallels show large differences or even have a storyline which ...
by AgarikaJ
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Criteria for rejecting Tipitika?
Replies: 72
Views: 5724

Re: Criteria for rejecting Tipitika?

There are several people on the internet that outright reject parts of the tipitika, including large swathes of the suttas So Paul, is it acceptable to you, as an individual, that I ask you to explain your reasoning for rejecting the entire Abhidhamma? Primary that it wasn't conceived of until the ...