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Author Topic: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances - ordination based on choclate and che  (Read 54 times)

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New article: Compares special allowances by tradition. The BMC is based on the Thai Tradition. I include Dhammayut and the Ajahn Chah (Wat Pah Pong) tradition. I also include Wat Khao Sanamachai and Pa-Auk which follow the commentaries and abhidhamma meticulously. Na-Uyana is also similar too. I give a discussion on smoking, betel, cheese, chocolate, soy milk, abhidhamma/commentaries, robe color, eyebrows, and patimokkha admission policies.
see this link here.
https://americanmonk.org/vinaya-compari ... llowances/

Subhuti

What a foolish act of young yupi-monk...

- It's, to begin, not a monastery that is responsible for one conduct...
- It's furthermore a gratiduteless and poor investigated product, with no doubt on been based on very unskilful mind.
- Even if certaincritic would be justified: how small are the faults in if looking at the bunch of grave faults here to lift oneself...:

Is it allowed to speak of faults of other Bhikkhus to lay-people?
Isn't it highly respectless to speak on Vinaya without having given leave?
Are the means of sharing given?
What are the consequences of going for split in the Sangha?

There no need to speak about the accumulated Kamma and the bunch of backwards given to those bond to fools.

Having dwelled a longer time improper on the beach and missing to clean yourself from the bunch of fault and impure livelihood, it would be good if the Americanmonk... would head for getting good back to the beginning rather than to dwell Nissayaless like an Arahat and eat away the last goodness and merits and possible get one time known real life and the way beyond.

As you are used to censure critic while shooting outwardly from your secure thought position, there is no doubt that you have found equal here, nourishing on the same ugly food.

May you start to take the Buddhas medicine proper to get soon healed in the case you see some benefit in such. No doubt that therwise you may disrobe soon or become another Dhammika-shame for the increase of misfortune in this world... Your choice.
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Re: Vinaya Comparison of Monastery Allowances
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 08:36:27 AM »
Since account was already deleted under your kind, Subhuti in the case interested:

Everything I say is in the BMC. What is not in the BMC, the the reason why it is not followed by "other" traditions.
Everything mentioned is public knowledge and I double checked with another monk who is well informed of the Thai Forest Traditions..
There are no names mentioned but it is the way of the tradition.
WKS used to have cheese. They stopped that once they learned that other traditions don't accept that. They researched it and they stopped. They are a righteous tradition which I have lots of respect for.
There is no purpose to criticize the monks. If there is criticism on this forum it is from the users commenting on this article.. I said in the beginning that it is small stuff and the monasteries that are mentioned who live up to their tradition's reputation, are good monks and good monasteries. That is said in the beginning.
The purpose of this is to let people know who want to ordain and decide what is the best monastery for them.

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So following master Subhutis word: On the matter of chees "our" monastery lures canditates and doners away to them. Well, shell one prosper with people deciding the path for liberation on such matters, chocolate and chess...

And as drive we insult some Theras of having wrong view... whole Nikayas, putting oil and flames together. And when small-minded of other branches get that known, well, then have "fun" with what you seeked for. It tops even the "color of bolws" blog... Master would do good to start to learn about highered virtue, mind and liberation. Run-a-mill virtue is not suficent for such.

Don't think others do not know the "smarties"-gangs.

To cite resources, one time to using for ones arguments, on time to put it down, also such is very common inside the affliction based on an element.

The way, the kind, the base, the intention... not a single sign for skillfulness but the opposite and who honest things are done, one just needs to remember how master started hus Ajahn Mun researches "not for critic... just courious... does one have resources?"

It's not good, totally not good, to dwell alone and play "lay-mans-hero" who possible fall after suggsetions and think in ways of "I have a right".

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Samana Johann3 ,
Few people know about Cambodia as a place where foreigners can live or ordain. What is you monastery name and location. Do they use money?
Perhaps you can fill out the table with the topics included according to such a monastery you live in.
You should be open about it. It is not a problem for them and they don't keep it secret. In fact, they want people to know this so people can offer Cheese, Cigarettes, betel etc. Many monasteries are happy and train the lay people to give money to monks. They are open about it because they get all of these things from the lay people.
Let us know the name location and what they do. However, if they use money, I'm not interested in knowing. It is not an allowable place to live in because if they "buy" a floor or paint with money that monks have touched, then the whole building is not allowable.

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If one feel in terms of foreigner or matches issues as such, having left home behind and seeks for ordination within the Sangha, then ones setting or Nissaya has still large graps. Likewise when one ordains in a certain Nikaya, Branch or what ever rather then asking for going forth under the Buddha, Dhamma , Sangha... not to speak about monastery attachments...

Sad enought that you internet monks seek householders to bring up issues, non of yo heros has the courage to live at first on what is personally given nor would any of you heros ever use the Sanghas tools and given places for things. Like calves attached on the breast of cow...

May person would wonder of how Masters home-monasteries elders, and preceptor would react it getting the stuff around transated their offspring produces...

Master Subuthi has already been invited (another time here )to live a life without out householder signs and since there might be shipps to cross the ozean, and wise people who might invite to use a co-travel, there will be no hindrence, like to come the hawaii.... Don't do the smart guys poker, it could be more painful as able to imagen. Master has no idea of what it means to live really on what is given. The invitation is still intact since there are less places open to live the holly live and even lesser who could without social-nets and certain "Gita"s... use.

As for the places for training, there are some, but it's hard to doubt that a normal western with less Upanissaya is able to bear certain actually already more luxury conditions, not to speak about the less and very remoted monasteries.

A list of some monasteries can be found here: some with this useless preoccupation sturgles, some with others. And, as far as known, as far as seen or heard, my person did not met a single person able to keep 10 precepts, no matter, west or east, sadly. Great if trying to train, great if trying to match five.

And one should be aware that it's possible no more able to find such as a full funcioning Savaka-Sangha anywhere, but of course he and there are single, manybe two most Ven. fund who would suite as precepter or teacher. Also this is a atter of Upanissaya for the individuall. It's totally useless and foolish to thing it's possible to "google" perfection: it requires having given the proper causes to gain effects. So it's total foolish to lure uninstracted people with such suggestions, taking even run-a-mill issues. Within the no-chocolate, chees, tobacco traditions, even addvertising it, if not other ways of doing, this at least has already shoot them off by Sg. 13. like the most modern "we are meditator not even drink tee Noble ones"-traditions. And how and where would they ever get ride of this fault? Master?

Again, if searching for "Smarties" and there day in and day out philosophical investigations, who are not able to train in highered virtues, there are enought to be found also many "bad" guys as food for them.

The sad thing, especially with this neither sekha nor asekha monks all around is, that they hardly would care about there new family but serving householders, that is really sad. Yet of course, like they broadly had corrupted families, they hardly ever find ways out again... Just for the case some likes to make merits or one or another of you Ven. "Yupy"-monks feels obligated for his kind and his focus of service obligation.

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The Buddha said, “Monks, did you see the jackal running around here in the evening? Did you see him? Standing still it suffered. Running around it suffered. Sitting down it suffered. Lying down it suffered. Going into the hollow of a tree, it suffered. Going into a cave, it felt ill at ease. It suffered because it thought, 'Standing here isn't good. Sitting isn't good. Lying down isn't good. This bush isn't good. This tree hollow isn't good. This cave isn't good.' So it kept running all the time. Actually, that jackal has mange. Its discomfort doesn't come from the bush or the tree hollow or the cave, from sitting, standing, or lying down. It comes from the mange.”

You monks are the same. Your discomfort comes from your wrong views. You hold onto ideas that are poisonous and so you're tormented. You don't exert restraint over your senses, so you blame other things. You don't know what's going on inside you. When you stay here at Wat Nong Pah Pong, you suffer. You go to America and suffer. You go to London and suffer. You go to Wat Bung Wai and suffer. You go to every branch monastery and suffer. Wherever you go, you suffer. This comes from the wrong views that still lie within you. Your views are wrong and you hold onto ideas that are poisonous in your hearts. Wherever you go you suffer. You're like that jackal.

Once you recover from your mange, though, you can be at ease wherever you go: at ease out in the open, at ease in the wild. I think about this often and keep teaching it to you because this point of Dhamma is very useful.

As long as the strong wave of wrong views and demanding Western/moderns are very very less in Cambodia it will remain a land of where Khmer (Khema) might dwell. So just if willing to let go and prepared for a battle hard to win. Otherwise use google or ask social-monks of what might be the best monastery, they might give you the "I/we have a right" deal offer. Here a topic of someone having appeared like a twin of master: What is the best monastery to ordain ?

Since it could be that Bhikkhu Subhuti was serious when asking (which of course has less space of being the case, but anyway), my person moved the topic to public (since modern monks are lesser scared to enter what is not given and follow the "Villagers ways", collector and hunter ways, usually...).
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There are many people who, because treated by small minded people and there views, break up the training because of health proplems, having simply problems to maintain their body, having not the best digestion or immune system. And there are not less. Sadly in association with fools who by giving their ideas more value as to provide with helpful alternatives even force people to give up their training, leave Brahmachariya, quite with eight precepts and also disrobe.

To understand the spirit of tonics:

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa

(Mv.VI.1.1) [25] Now at that time the Buddha, the Blessed One, was staying at Sāvatthī, in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s Monastery. And at that time, the bhikkhus, afflicted by the autumn disease, would throwup the conjey they had drunk and the meals they had eaten. Because of this they were thin, wretched, unattractive, pale, their bodies covered with veins. The Blessed One saw them — thin, wretched, unattractive, pale, their bodies covered with veins — and on seeing them, addressed Ven. Ānanda,

“Ānanda, why are the monks, at this time, thin, wretched, unattractive, pale, their bodies covered with veins?”

“Lord, at this time the monks, afflicted by the autumn disease, throw up the conjey they have drunk and the meals they have eaten. Because of this they are thin, wretched, unattractive, pale, their bodies covered with veins.”

(Mv.VI.1.2) Then, as the Blessed One was alone in seclusion, this train of thought arose in his awareness:

“At this time the monks, afflicted by the autumn disease, throw up the conjey they have drunk and the meals they have eaten. Because of this they are thin, wretched, unattractive, pale, their bodies covered with veins.

“What if I were to allow medicine for them that would be both medicine and agreed to be medicine by the world, and fulfill the purpose of food, yet would not be considered substantial food.”

Then the thought occurred to him: “There are these five tonics — ghee, fresh butter, oil, honey, sugar/molasses — that are both medicine and agreed to be medicine by the world, and fulfill the purpose of food, yet would not be considered substantial food.

“What if I were now to allow the monks, having accepted them at the right time (from dawnrise to noon), to consume them at the right time?”

(Mv.VI.1.3) Then, when it was evening, the Blessed One rose from seclusion and, having given a Dhamma talk with regard to this cause, to this incident, addressed the monks:

“Just now, monks, as I was alone in seclusion, this train of thought arose in my awareness:

“‘At this time the monks, afflicted by the autumn disease, throw up the conjey they have drunk and the meals they have eaten. Because of this they are thin, wretched, unattractive, pale, their bodies covered with veins.

“‘What if I were to allow medicine for them that would be both medicine and agreed to be medicine by the world, and fulfill the purpose of food, yet would not be considered substantial food.’

“Then this thought occurred to me: ‘There are these five tonics — ghee, fresh butter, oil, honey, sugar/molasses — that are both medicine and agreed to be medicine by the world, and fulfill the purpose of food yet would not be considered substantial food.

“‘What if I were now to allow the monks, having accepted them at the right time (from dawnrise to noon), to consume them at the right time?’

“Monks, I allow that the five tonics, having been accepted at the right time, be consumed at the right time.”

(Mv.VI.1.4) [26] Now at that time monks, having accepted the five tonics at the right time, consumed them at the right time. (Because of this) they could not stomach even ordinary coarse foods, much less rich, greasy ones. As a result, afflicted both by the autumn disease and this loss of appetite for meals, they became even more thin, wretched, unattractive, pale, their bodies covered with veins. The Blessed One saw them — even more thin, wretched, unattractive, pale, their bodies covered with veins — and on seeing them, addressed Ven. Ānanda,

“Ānanda, why are the monks now even more thin, wretched, unattractive, pale, their bodies covered with veins?”

(Mv.VI.1.5) “At this time, the monks, having accepted the five tonics at the right time, consume them at the right time.

“Because of this they can’t stomach even ordinary coarse foods, much less rich, greasy ones.

“As a result, afflicted both by the autumn disease and this loss of appetite for meals, they are even more thin, wretched, unattractive, pale, their bodies covered with veins.”

Then the Blessed One, having given a Dhamma talk with regard to this cause, to this incident, addressed the monks:

“Monks, I allow that the five tonics, having been accepted, be consumed at the right time or the wrong time.”

(Mv.VI.2.1) [27] Now at that time the sick monks needed tallow-medicine. They reported the matter to the Blessed One.

“Monks, I allow that tallow-medicine — i.e., tallow from bears, tallow from fish, tallow from alligators, tallow from pigs, tallow from donkeys — be consumed as oil if received in the right time, rendered in the right time, and filtered in the right time.[2]

(Mv.VI.2.2) “Monks, if one should consume what is received in the wrong time, rendered in the wrong time, and filtered in the wrong time: three offenses of wrong-doing.

“Monks, if one should consume what is received in the right time, rendered in the wrong time, and filtered in the wrong time: two offenses of wrong-doing.

“Monks, if one should consume what is received in the right time, rendered in the right time, and filtered in the wrong time: an offense of wrong-doing.

“Monks, if one should consume what is received in the right time, rendered in the right time, and filtered in the right time: no offense.

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa

(១៦០. បញ្ចភេសជ្ជកថា)

[៧៣] សម័យនោះ ព្រះពុទ្ធដ៏មានព្រះភាគ គង់នៅវត្ត​ជេតពន​របស់អនាថបិណ្ឌិកសេដ្ឋី ទៀបក្រុងសាវត្ថី។ គ្រានោះឯង ពួក​ភិក្ខុកើត​អាពាធ (ប្រមាត់) ក្នុងសរទកាល​33) បបរ​ដែល​ហុតទៅ ក៏ចង្អោរ​ចេញមកវិញ បាយដែល​ឆាន់ទៅ ក៏ចង្អោរ​ចេញមកវិញ។ ព្រោះហេតុនោះ ពួក​ភិក្ខុទាំងនោះក៏​មានខ្លួនស្គាំងស្គម​សៅហ្មង មានសម្បុរ​អាក្រក់ កើតជារោគលឿង ស្លេកស្លាំង មានខ្លួន​រវាម​ដោយសរសៃ។ ព្រះដ៏មានព្រះភាគ​បានទតឃើញ​ភិក្ខុទាំងនោះ​ស្គាំងស្គម សៅហ្មង មានសម្បុរអាក្រក់ កើតជារោគលឿង ស្លេកស្លាំង មានខ្លួន​រវាម​ដោយសរសៃ លុះទតឃើញ​ហើយ ក៏ត្រាស់ហៅព្រះអានន្ទ​ដ៏មានអាយុ​មកថា ម្នាលអានន្ទ ក្នុងពេលនេះ ហេតុដូចម្តេច​បានជា​ពួក​ភិក្ខុ​ស្គាំងស្គម សៅហ្មង មានសម្បុរអាក្រក់ កើតជារោគលឿង ស្លេកស្លាំង មានខ្លួន​រវាម​ដោយសរសៃ។ ព្រះអានន្ទ​ក្រាបទូលថា បពិត្រព្រះអង្គ​ដ៏ចំរើន ឥឡូវនេះ ពួក​ភិក្ខុ​កើត​អាពាធ (ប្រមាត់) ក្នុងសរទកាល បបរ​ដែល​ហុតទៅ ក៏ចង្អោរ​ចេញមកវិញ បាយដែល​ឆាន់ទៅ ក៏ចង្អោរ​ចេញមកវិញ ព្រោះអាពាធនោះ បានជា​ភិក្ខុទាំងនោះស្គំាងស្គម ​សៅហ្មង មានសម្បុរ​អាក្រក់ កើតជារោគលឿង ស្លេកស្លាំង មានខ្លួន​រវាម​ដោយសរសៃ។ គ្រានោះ ព្រះ​មានព្រះភាគ ទ្រង់​គង់​សម្ងំ​នៅក្នុងទីស្ងាត់ ក៏មានព្រះ​ហឫទ័យ​ត្រិះរិះ​ដូច្នេះថា ឥឡូវនេះ ពួកភិក្ខុកើត​អាពាធ (ប្រមាត់) ក្នុងសរទកាល បបរ​ដែល​ហុតទៅ ក៏ចង្អោរ​ចេញមកវិញ បាយដែល​ឆាន់ទៅ ក៏ចង្អោរ​ចេញមកវិញ ព្រោះអាពាធនោះហើយ បានជា​ភិក្ខុទាំងនោះ ទៅជាស្គាំងស្គម ​សៅហ្មង មាន​សម្បុរ​​អាក្រក់ កើតជារោគលឿង ស្លេកស្លាំង មានខ្លួន​រវាម​ដោយសរសៃ (ឥឡូវ) វត្ថុដែល​ជាភេសជ្ជៈ​ក៏មាន វត្ថុដែលគេសន្មត​ថាជាភេសជ្ជៈ​ក៏មាន វត្ថុដែលផ្សាយទៅ​សម្រាប់​ជាអាហារ​របស់​មនុស្ស​លោក ក៏មាន វត្ថុដែលជា​​អាហារ​មិនបានគ្រោតគ្រាត ក៏មាន តើគួរ​តថាគត​អនុញ្ញាត​វត្ថុ​ដូចម្តេច ទើបសមគួរ​ជាភេសជ្ជៈ​ដល់ភិក្ខុទាំងឡាយហ្ន៎។ លំដាប់នោះ ព្រះមានព្រះភាគ ទ្រង់​ត្រិះរិះ​ដូច្នេះថា ភេសជ្ជៈ​ទាំង៥នេះគឺ ទឹកដោះរាវ១ ទឹកដោះខាប់១ ប្រេង១ ទឹកឃ្មុំ១ ស្ករអំពៅ១ វត្ថុ​ទាំងនេះ ជាភេសជ្ជៈ​ផង ដែលគេ​សន្មត​ថាជាភេសជ្ជៈ​ផង ផ្សាយទៅ​សម្រាប់​ជាអាហារ​របស់​មនុស្ស​លោកផង ​ជាអាហារ​មិនបានគ្រោតគ្រាតផង បើដូច្នោះ មានតែតថាគត​អនុញ្ញាត​ភេសជ្ជៈ​ទាំង៥​នេះដល់​ពួកភិក្ខុ​ ដើម្បី​ឲ្យភិក្ខុ​ទទួល​ក្នុងកាលគួរ ឆាន់ក្នុង​កាលគួរ​34) ​បាន។ ព្រោះនិទាននេះ ដំណើរនេះ ទើបព្រះមានព្រះភាគ ទ្រង់ចេញ​អំពីទីសម្ងំ ក្នុងទីស្ងាត់ នៅវេលា​សាយណ្ហសម័យ ហើយទ្រង់​ធ្វើ​ធម្មីកថា រួចត្រាស់​ហៅ​ភិក្ខុទាំងឡាយ​មកថា ម្នាលភិក្ខុទាំងឡាយ ក្នុងវេលានេះ តថាគត​សម្ងំ​នៅក្នុងទីស្ងាត់ មានចិត្តត្រិះរិះ​ដូច្នេះថា ឥឡូវនេះ ពួកភិក្ខុកើត​អាពាធ (ប្រមាត់) ក្នុងសរទកាលហើយ បបរ​ដែល​ហុតទៅ ក៏ចង្អោរ​ចេញមកវិញ បាយដែល​ឆាន់ទៅ ក៏ចង្អោរ​ចេញមកវិញ ព្រោះអាពាធនោះ ទើបបានជា​ភិក្ខុទាំងនោះ​ស្គាំងស្គម ​សៅហ្មង មាន​សម្បុរ​​អាក្រក់ កើតជារោគលឿង ស្លេកស្លាំង មានខ្លួន​រវាម​ដោយសរសៃ វត្ថុខ្លះ​ជាភេសជ្ជៈ វត្ថុខ្លះដែលគេសន្មត​ថាជាភេសជ្ជៈ វត្ថុខ្លះផ្សាយទៅ​សម្រាប់​ជាអាហារ​របស់​មនុស្ស​លោក វត្ថុខ្លះជា​​អាហារ​មិន​បាន​គ្រោត​គ្រាត តើគួរ​តថាគត​អនុញ្ញាត​វត្ថុ​ដូចម្តេច ទើបសមគួរ​ជាភេសជ្ជៈ​ដល់ភិក្ខុទាំងឡាយហ្ន៎ ម្នាលភិក្ខុទាំងឡាយ តថាគតឯង មានសេចក្តី​ត្រិះរិះ​ដូច្នេះថា ភេសជ្ជៈ​ទាំង៥នេះគឺ ទឹកដោះរាវ១ ទឹកដោះខាប់១ ប្រេង១ ទឹកឃ្មុំ១ ស្ករអំពៅ១ របស់​ទាំងនេះ ជាភេសជ្ជៈ​ផង ដែលគេ​សន្មត​ថា​ជា​ភេសជ្ជៈ​​ផង ផ្សាយទៅ​សម្រាប់​ជាអាហារ​របស់​មនុស្ស​លោកផង ​ជាអាហារ​មិនបាន​គ្រោត​គ្រាត​ផង បើដូច្នោះ មានតែតថាគត​អនុញ្ញាត​ភេសជ្ជៈ​ទាំង៥​នេះ ដល់​ភិក្ខុ​ទាំងឡាយ​ ដើម្បី​ឲ្យភិក្ខុ​ទទួល​ក្នុងកាលគួរ បរិភោគក្នុង​កាលគួរ។ ម្នាលភិក្ខុទាំងឡាយ តថាគត​អនុញ្ញាត​ឲ្យភិក្ខុ​ទទួល​ភេសជ្ជៈ​ទាំង៥នោះ ក្នុងកាលគួរ បរិភោគ​ក្នុងកាលគួរ។

So it is not so that this 5 tonics are pure medical means in modern sense, put simply support in nutrition. Yet at the same time not considered as stable food but very effective in supplying with substance.

One of cause needs to know circumstances when ones body is no more/not maintainable with just one meal.

Autumn disease, causing much trouble with the immune system, but also disease like Malaria, if such, and that is not seldom in South East Asia, especially when dwelling in forest and mountain area, such as appetite is very rare and if a person is practicing he furthermore has not much effort in regard of food and care.

It was for example surely up to this allowances and wise consideration of not at least Ven. Thanissaro, that lay people have been able to successfully maintain this body by supplying certain tonics.

Cheese, Ghee, Butter, Oil, Sugar:

One needs to know that what ever is made from cow-milk in SEAsia is merely unknown and it's only the last years that people know products such as butter and chees, yet those are 100% import products in Cambodia.

Ghee is even in Europe and other countries outside of India merely unknown.

Modern/western people at large, have no real idea about food as simple nurishing the body, neither know starving nor being left to sickness without countless ways to act against it.

In regard of chees as an alternative to Ghee, there are many kinds of unreal chees, mostly from American food industry, using milk as additive. Such "fake"-chees is probably not proper. But what ever chees with high amount of fat and less special preparation, such as fungi and special additives, like chedar or certain mozarella might provide the spirit. Chees of this kind can be kept for a week without getting addled.

Effective is also sugar/palm sugar headed mixed with oil and can be stored a week also without problem.

There is also no reason at all why not using dark chocolate (without milk and other additives then oil and sugar) for this purpose.

Coffee, coffein, Energy-drinks

Even in the Suttas (DN21...) such as the Cola-nut can be found as standard support for ascetics, making various drinks... out of it as well, yet containing much more fat and coffein as coffee.

Certain energy-drinks are in many areas the only provider of certain Vitamins, sugar and tonic-means.

One has to know that living really on alms can be very single-edged. So one should not be scared in using such for tonic, not to speak about iso-tonic drinks.

It's a different life as that of monks using subway, marked and fastfood coupons and credit certificates, yet insulting others because they using money as well. That's all but hypocritical approaches of yuppies and to argue their particular work around on short commings which are mostly of actually grave faults.

Another supply in the "wrong time for eating" is to drink prepeared rest water from rice-cooking, if provided with such on the very same day. If, in cases that such is not avaliable, flour would be cooked in water, it might serve the same spirit.

Those topics around tonics and medicine can be food for endless discussions but if knowing the rules and red-string within them and if maintaining Sacca (truthfulness toward one self and intentions) there are really less grave problems with the many allowance given and again, one should not grow discouraged in regard of matters that touching health and basic health support to maintain this decaying body till it has done it's task well. And after this: may one also leave others the possibility to maintain such a lasting body further, in proper ways and how ever they may wish and think to keep it maintained.

It was not only one time that it is simply by wise, sometimes tricky consideration and effort of people with Saddha, that this body did not already serves as food for many others and is still compounded and serves for doing merits for others.

Real ascetic live has nothing to do with modern wellness approaches, diet-views and what ever modern monks and health, youth, life-drunken people develop on ideas, starting from vegetarian, vegan, wellness food, bio... the whole industry of identification. Yet, if such people who "i need" in various ways start to interpret, that it's simply an act of justify short-comings and to try to lift themselves out of real grave faults be belittling others. But that does not work. It's not possible to use others to step on them to leave ones hole one has fallen into.

And in regard of the money issue: as said, my person has not really come across maybe one or two people who really keep this precept. Sad but true... how ever, my person found those of them, now still incapable, who use it by themselves (and have to be ashamed all the time) more authentic and with possible better future, as those who rest on what ever hypocritical alternative or using others like kings to hold on such as certain gains or to maintain the feeling of control of own.

Now what does one think about a smarty, trying to teach elders, whole Nikayas and lives in such ways, with such desires... and really improper "connecting", livelihood...

Never the less as you can see things have been getting better.  I can get a can of organic soup and a nonGMO health bar from The North Shore Pharmacy courtesy of the owner.  I also have a new connection with the local Health Food store, but have not successfully tried it yet.  If that works, I will be on the road to independence.  Luckily my long time friend who lives on Aalona street prepares extra food for me as needed.  Today I had some oats and a salad from him.  It was not just a small salad either.  It was a whole bowl to feed a family of five. 

If I really need it, I have a Subway sandwich ticket waiting for me at the local Subway shop.  I usually take one every two or three weeks when my friend is not available to give me oats and salads.  They know me at the Subway shop and the ticket for a vegi-patty Sub is now waiting for me to claim it.  The subs will soon be replaced by the generosity of the owners from the local health food store if communication is correct.

So I do get fed, and yes, sometimes quite well, but not from alms alone.  It is not so easy though.

Again: The moderate mode of life of Noble Ones and those following them, has nothing to do with modern wellness-ideologies and hypocritical ideas to "feel good" and the different is possible only then understood when one really leaves home, really abounds all signs of householders and really lives in ways to maintain the body with given for just another day.

Beetle nuts

My person does not really know much on this subject and got just informed on one reason why elders often use it, a very simple and reasonable, to reduce pain caused by decaying teeth, something propably merely unknown in modern world and for those holding certain founds.

One should be clear that such as "going to the doctor" or even regulary checks... may just be common in very organised sociaties but for someone not living on any special dependency, it's merely very accidentally that ones body would be supplied by modern treatments.
Out of this my person would be careful judging especially elders when using such in total improper ways.
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Johann

November 11, 2018, 01:00:38 AM
Sadhu Nyom. "May the Dhamma of the Buddha, and those following, be all beings refuge for a blessed life and beyond."
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

November 11, 2018, 12:31:09 AM
May the Dhamma be the greatest blessing in our lives today!
 

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November 11, 2018, 12:30:17 AM
Möge heute das Dhamma der größte Segen in unserem Leben sein!
 

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November 10, 2018, 03:31:36 AM
Sadhu! "May all given the right causes so that they experiance peace, prospery, friendships in their worlds today."
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

November 10, 2018, 02:42:15 AM
Sehr ehrwürdiger Samanera Johann,
hier gibt es einen Fehler. Nicht Mӧge, sondern Mӧgen.

Dhamma Grüβe an Sie aus Sri Lanka!
 

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November 10, 2018, 12:58:57 AM
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November 10, 2018, 12:58:26 AM
Mӧge heute Frieden, Wohlstand und Freundschaft auf der ganzen Welt herrschen!
 

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November 08, 2018, 01:40:21 AM
May all those having not observed the new-moon Uposata yesterday take the chance of this day.
 

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November 07, 2018, 01:52:42 AM
Sadhu! "May I, may all, give the causes, act in way, that I, that all, experiance a blissfull day."
 

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November 07, 2018, 12:36:19 AM
May today be a blissful day!
 

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November 07, 2018, 12:35:13 AM
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November 06, 2018, 02:57:08 PM
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November 06, 2018, 12:41:22 AM
Sadhu. "May I, may all, use this day to give themselves causes for long lasting happines."
 

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November 06, 2018, 12:17:34 AM
May today be a meritful and meritorious day!
 

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November 06, 2018, 12:16:58 AM
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November 05, 2018, 09:16:58 AM
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Mohan Gnanathilake

November 05, 2018, 01:41:57 AM
May today be a day of insight!                                                                        
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

November 05, 2018, 01:41:24 AM
Mӧge der heutige Tag ein Tag der Einsicht sein!
 

Johann

November 04, 2018, 04:57:53 PM
(I, Breah Karuna, will try to send the pictures tomorrow again, because today the sending does not work)

No problem Nyom. គ្មានបញ្ហាទេញោម
 

Cheav Villa

November 04, 2018, 04:09:20 PM
ខ្ញុំព្រះករុណានឹងផ្ញេីរូបភាពនៅថ្ងៃស្អែកទៀត ព្រោះឥលូវផ្ញេីមិនទៅទេព្រះអង្គ
 

Johann

November 04, 2018, 07:58:41 AM
Sadhu
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

November 04, 2018, 02:45:36 AM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

I wish you a devotional day.

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!


 

Mohan Gnanathilake

November 03, 2018, 03:11:53 PM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

I thank you for your kind service.

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!


 

Cheav Villa

November 03, 2018, 02:03:55 PM
ព្រះករុណាព្រះអង្គ
 

Johann

November 03, 2018, 02:01:26 PM
(I would like to inform Breah Ang, that I, Breah Karuna, together with my husband/family, and older Sister Sophoeun will go to Aural tomorow in the morning. May Breah Ang be told to (a)wait.)

May you have a secure and hurry-less travel and meet good fortune all along the way. May you drive slowly
 

Cheav Villa

November 03, 2018, 12:51:48 PM
សូមទូលព្រះអង្គ​ ខ្ញុំព្រះករុណានិងគ្រួសារ និងបងស្រីសុភឿននឹងទៅឱរ៉ាល់នាព្រឹកស្អែក សូមទូលនិមន្តព្រះអង្គចាំ
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

November 03, 2018, 12:06:08 PM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

I have put the link on the correct place. Please confirm if it is correct!

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!
 

Johann

November 03, 2018, 10:42:58 AM
Nyom Villa.
 

Johann

November 03, 2018, 10:42:08 AM
And Atma should put it on a good place? Take your time. Nobody can do your work, merits for Nyom Mohan aside he himself.
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

November 03, 2018, 07:27:06 AM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

Since I do not have much time, I would like to submit the following link.

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!





 

Johann

November 03, 2018, 07:25:21 AM
Nyom Mohan
 

Johann

November 02, 2018, 01:26:07 PM
Better in Topic itself, Nyom. See here .
 

Cheav Villa

November 02, 2018, 12:53:59 PM
ខ្ញុំ​កូណាមិនយល់ពីពាក្យរបស់ព្រះអង្គទេ
My sleep, my health, my many household, feelings, rememberance, projects, recognitions ... "I want to have time when I'm old and sick ... surely! សូម ព្រះអង្គ ជួ
 

Johann

November 02, 2018, 12:20:25 PM
No problems or demands at all Nyom Villa. All fine for Nyom, there where she is?
 

Cheav Villa

November 02, 2018, 12:17:21 PM
My sleep, my health, my many household, feelings, rememberance, projects, recognitions ... "I want to have time when I am old and sick ... surely! សូមព្រះអង្គជួយពន្យល់ផង
 

Cheav Villa

November 02, 2018, 12:13:05 PM
 :o ខ្ញុំកូណាមេីលច្រលំទៀតហេីយ សូមទោសព្រះអង្គម្តងទៀត  :D
 

Cheav Villa

November 02, 2018, 11:26:23 AM
ខ្ញុំកូណាសូមទោសមិនបានឆ្លីយតបព្រះអង្គ ទាន់ពេលទេីបតែងាកឃេីញ។ ខ្ញុំកូណាចង់ជួយធុងទឹក និងបេីអាចនិងបុកអណ្តូង
 

Johann

November 01, 2018, 10:05:29 AM
May all have/hold an auspicious Uposatha-Sila-Observance day.
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 03:14:35 PM
"Oh! My sleep, my health, my many household, feelings, rememberance, projects, recognitions...", I will have time when I am old and sick... surely!
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 03:09:31 PM
in earlier times "Buddhist" would come the day before Sila-day to the monastery and, not going to sleep, after having taken 8 precepts, do 24h merits. "good old times..."  :)
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:50:41 PM
 :) lost... "Zeit hat man nicht, die muß man sich nehmen"
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

October 31, 2018, 01:43:14 PM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

I agree with you. But I need more time.

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:25:52 PM
Thinking "in the future" is another lost battle... Nyom: Sieg! . Next minute you could die and what follows Nyom?
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:22:24 PM
Similar to this one, maybe: [Khmer] Anreden, Begrüßung | Forms of adress, Greeting , started as layperson by now Bhante Khemakumara.
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

October 31, 2018, 01:17:50 PM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

In the future, I will try my best.

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!
Mohan Barathi Gnanathilake




 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:16:37 PM
Where ever people stop to make merits, don't rejoice with it, it will not need long that revolution-desires arise, having gone out of puñña
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:11:17 PM
What about teaching ways of introduction abhivadana, and how to adress monks, behave, speak in monasteries? That would be great in many aspects for Nyom.
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:08:34 PM
Nyom could teach a little Sinhalese, and open a topic. At least such, by thinking and giving into the Sublime Sangha would be of great benefit for Nyom. Not ease to find possibility to make merits, yet surely devotion is also one.
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

October 31, 2018, 12:59:52 PM
Sehr ehrwürdiger Samanera Johann,

Dhamma Grüβe an Sie aus Sri Lanka!

Mohan Barathi Gnanathilake





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