online Dhamma Q&A/Discussion with Ven. Mahaviveka

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online Dhamma Q&A/Discussion with Ven. Mahaviveka

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hope everyone is okay! For people staying at home wishing to ask any question or participate in discussion, we meet with ven. Mahaviveka online or send questions via email. For info see links below:

https://mahaviveka.wordpress.com/2020/0 ... iscussion/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waOORZ6jzJE

stay safe everyone.
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Could you ask him to join Dhamma Wheel?
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SarathW wrote: Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:33 am Could you ask him to join Dhamma Wheel?
Hi SarathW. He doesn't like to interact with text!
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Perhaps you can post his views when we ask questions.
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SarathW wrote: Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:52 am Perhaps you can post his views when we ask questions.
I know of several monastics who prefer not to use forums. Let's do our part not to drag them into the chaos lol
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SDC wrote: Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:43 amI know of several monastics who prefer not to use forums.
Probably used to being worshiped by laypeople & averse to being challenged (unlike the Buddha). It seems Theravada guru monasticism is all about diversity, with monks differentiating their teachings, seeking to attract their own audience.
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DooDoot wrote: Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:37 am
SDC wrote: Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:43 amI know of several monastics who prefer not to use forums.
Probably used to being worshiped by laypeople & averse to being challenged (unlike the Buddha). It seems Theravada guru monasticism is all about diversity, with monks differentiating their teachings, seeking to attract their own audience.
Yeah they probably get the example from the laity...
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DooDoot wrote: Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:37 am
Probably used to being worshiped by laypeople & averse to being challenged (unlike the Buddha).
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At least it's good you say "probably"! :) You can challenge him anytime you like by email or on Jitsi where we meet regularly (not to challenge each other though, more to learn from each other).

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SarathW wrote: Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:52 am Perhaps you can post his views when we ask questions.
Ok, SarathW, I will try :anjali:

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Vimalayaka wrote: Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:43 am
SarathW wrote: Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:52 am Perhaps you can post his views when we ask questions.
Ok, SarathW, I will try :anjali:

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Thanks. It is important to share the knowledge of monks who do not wish to be in forums or even for monks who do not speak English. I try my best to share the knowledge of some Sri Lankan monks who do not speak English or do not wish to be in forums.
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Vimalayaka wrote: Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:28 am hope everyone is okay! For people staying at home wishing to ask any question or participate in discussion, we meet with ven. Mahaviveka online or send questions via email. For info see links below:

https://mahaviveka.wordpress.com/2020/0 ... iscussion/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waOORZ6jzJE

stay safe everyone.
At last a correct reading of Buddha's message, on many issues.
À rarity indeed.
I would not say that I agree with the too often excursive unecessary ramblings; but this bhikkhu seems to teach the right Dhamma, as far as restraint is concerned.

Would you happen to know where he was ordinated?
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