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by BudSas
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chinese term for Theravada?
Replies: 10
Views: 3012

Re: Chinese term for Theravada?

Hi Ven Pannasikhara and other Chinese reader friends, While reading the other thread on "Hinayana" (see: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=2742 ), I have a question which I hope you would help to answer: - What is the Chinese translation of the term "Theravada" in the present context ...
by BudSas
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chinese term for Theravada?
Replies: 10
Views: 3012

Chinese term for Theravada?

Hi Ven Pannasikhara and other Chinese reader friends, While reading the other thread on "Hinayana" (see: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=2742 ), I have a question which I hope you would help to answer: - What is the Chinese translation of the term "Theravada" in the present context (...
by BudSas
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Your opinion needed
Replies: 11
Views: 2665

Re: Your opinion needed

Both 2 rupas are nice. Not sure if the sparklie one is a Thai one, because the robe with flowers all over seems odd to me! :smile: My humble suggestion (perhaps somewhat conservative/orthodox): Re-arrange the shelf in your bedroom, above the triangular niche, and place the sparklie there. It's safer...
by BudSas
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 302735

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Friends,

Perhaps we should take a break, and wait to see the outcome from the coming WAM (World Abbots Meeting) on December 7-9 at Wat Pa Nanachat, Thailand.

BDS
by BudSas
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhuni Center, Chiangmai, Thailand
Replies: 10
Views: 3203

Re: Bhikkhuni Center, Chiangmai, Thailand

I think I know the Australian bikkhuni metioned in the blog (supposing there's only one). The last time I heard about/from her in august 2009, she was still samaneri. Although I have never been to that monastery my self, I know (very well) a mahayana bikkhuni who stayed there for some time last dry...
by BudSas
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhuni Center, Chiangmai, Thailand
Replies: 10
Views: 3203

Bhikkhuni Center, Chiangmai, Thailand

Hi I've come across this blog on a Bhikkhuni Center in Chiangmai, north of Thailand: http://wanderingdhamma.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/bhikkhuni-meditation-center-in-chom-tong-chiangmai/ Reading the blog, I understand the bhikkhunis were ordained by Sri Lankan monks. Does anyone know much about this c...
by BudSas
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 302735

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

I posted on 07 Aug 2009: I don't know if the "Five Points" story raised in Ven Sujato's Blog is true? He mentioned that those "Five Points", originally drafted by Ajahn Sumedho, were presented by two bhikkhus from the English Council of the Elders to the siladharas in August 2009. The last point is...
by BudSas
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 302735

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

BudSas wrote:I posted on 07 Aug 2009:
...
Sorry! It's a mistake. Should read: I posted on 05 Nov 2009.

BDS
by BudSas
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 302735

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

I posted on 07 Aug 2009: I don't know if the "Five Points" story raised in Ven Sujato's Blog is true? He mentioned that those "Five Points", originally drafted by Ajahn Sumedho, were presented by two bhikkhus from the English Council of the Elders to the siladharas in August 2009. The last point is:...
by BudSas
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4NT little known in the East?
Replies: 22
Views: 3945

Re: 4NT little known in the East?

According to Wikipedia " The Four Noble Truths are little known in the Far East. " source Is this really true? Not true! :-) It depends on how one defines what "Far East" means! According, again, to Wikipedia on "Far East", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_East , it's an old term which is currently...
by BudSas
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 302735

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

I was pleased to see that branches of Forest tradition in Germany have since stated their commitment to the "original" understanding of Dhamma-Vinaya and its intent to support the fourfold sangha-set up (monks, nuns, laymen and laywomen) as a community of equals (I couldn't find an English translat...
by BudSas
Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks' & Nuns' names
Replies: 8
Views: 2469

Re: Monks' & Nuns' names

Yes, monks are given Pali names at ordination, and there is a limited supply of these names which means there will be many "Gavesakos" etc. So often monks will also be called by their given lay names. Novices sometimes don't get a Pali name. In Thailand, often the officially ordained Pali names are...
by BudSas
Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana in Mahaparinibbana
Replies: 20
Views: 3752

Re: Jhana in Mahaparinibbana

I have a question about the Buddha's use of jhana in the Mahaparinibbana. In that sutta, it's said that he he rose through the eight jhanas and immaterial states, came back down to the first jhana, and then went back up to the 4th jhana when he then died. The Buddha did not pass away in the fourth ...