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How to get a bhikkhu sila?
Dear Samgha: I'm Hong Kong Mahayana monk,due to today internet I can study Theravada on it. Nowadays so many people had pratice medation in Theravada system...
Apr 28, 2002
Anatta in Theravada Buddhism
Dear Venerable Monks, I'm interested to know how Buddhism explains the Non Self Theory (Anatta). If there is non self, then who attains Nibbana? If there is...
Apr 26, 2002
Dear Venerable Monks, I would like to know if there is any restriction on the type of food we eat. I have a friend of the Mahayana tradition that advises,...
Apr 25, 2002
Re: Is teaching 'Right Livelihood
Dear questioner The meaning of the Right livelihood is so deep, profound and it often refers to a virtuous life that does no harm other sentient beings. As...
Apr 24, 2002
Re: The Dhamma Question 2
Dear Alan Firstly, you need to develop mindfulness or awareness most of the times in your daily life and then you would realize that your mind also has some ...
Apr 21, 2002
Is teaching 'Right Livelihood
Dear Venerable Monks, I have a question about right livelihood. Right livelihood can be defined as not taking any job that contributes to the harming of other...
Apr 19, 2002
The Dhamma - question 2
Dear Venerable Monks Thank you for all your replies with regards to my first question of associating with negative people. Further to this, how should one...
Apr 19, 2002
Dear Venerable Monks I am new to buddhism (3 months) and I have a question related to practising the dhamma, and in particular 'right action'. I have some...
Apr 18, 2002
Taking Three Refuges
Dear Venerable Monks, Is it necessary to take the refuges with a monk, or can you just say them to yourself? Also does it matter if the monk is not theravedan...
Apr 11, 2002
Trying To Understand
Dear Venerable Monks, For the past 10 years (off & on) I have been interested in learning about the teachings of Buddhism, but I seemed to have never had the ...
Apr 3, 2002
Addition to the Panel of Monks
Dear Sayadaw U Khemissara and Ven. Nandhodaya, Dhammodaya Myanmar Vihara (Burmese Buddhist Monastery) PO Box 22606 Southgate PMB 3200 South Africa Tel./Fax.:...
Mar 15, 2002
Venerable Sirs, I have just read a reply from the Ven Milinda on the subject of kamma and clone animal/human. In which it its stated that Buddism does not have...
Mar 12, 2002
Re: on hold; Karma & Clone animal/human
Dear Andy, Buddhism has no problem with cloning. Cloning is only to creat Utuja-rupa and Aharaja-rupa. There must be a person ready to be reborn in need of a...
Mar 9, 2002
Dear Venerable Monks, I read that the germ is not considered a life as there isn't conciousness. What about a foetus about a month old? Can abortion be done...
Mar 7, 2002
Karma & Clone animal/human
Dear Ven. Milinda I was wondering how does karma apply to clone animal or even human?? Sincerely Andy [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]...
Feb 20, 2002
Dear Venerable Sayadaws, I am relatively new to Buddhism, and I really feel from the books I have read and from Buddhist writing or scripture, that Buddhism...
Feb 11, 2002
Dear Venerable Sirs, This is my first mail to the group since I joined long time ago. I am from Malaysia. As I was reading Gombrich'
s How Buddhism Began, I...
Jan 7, 2002
Clarification on meditation
Dear Bhante, I was reading about a meditation whose method is: "During the day when you are performing any task, perform the task with the focal zone of your...
Dec 26, 2001
Re: Prayer Beads
Dear Michael, Usually there are 108 beads on a traditional string. There are many ways to make them become 108. But I will let you know only two ways. I think...
Dec 10, 2001
Venerable Sirs, I was just wondering how many beads there are on a traditional string of prayer beads? Is there a standard number? Also, What is a traditional...
Dec 9, 2001
To the Venerable Monks, The dhamma says "he is without blame though once he may have murdered his mother and his father,two kings, a kingdom, and all its ...
Dec 8, 2001
Sotapanna - suspiciously easy?
To the Venerable Monks, Buddhist texts seem to relate many stories of people achieving Sotapanna on merely hearing short discourses from the Buddha. Some have...
Nov 28, 2001
Citta- To Kevin
Dear Kevin, first in order to understand Citta, you may try to note down the following: 1. thoughts 2. emotions 3. feelings. We have many thoughts, emotions...
Oct 5, 2001
To the Venerable Monks Is it possible to be mindful or aware while studying? And if so how would this work? With metta Adrian ...
Oct 5, 2001
A question on Arahant
(Note from Organiser for Lay members: The message is for your information only) ... G'day Bhantes, I have received a message from a Dhamma friend, which I hope...
Sep 27, 2001
Dear Kevin, Your question consists of a few querries, each requiring separate answer. Today, I shall talk about controlling the mind. You said you couldn't...
Sep 14, 2001
(Remark by Moderator: This is Query posted,awaiting answer from the monk) Venerable Sirs, I had read about the role of Kamma in determining the next rebirth of...
Sep 14, 2001
Venerable Sirs, I was wondering what your opinion about art (in my case painting) might be. Are the highest purposes of art to reflect the teachings? Is...
Aug 22, 2001
ordination & disability
Dear Venerable Bhikkhus, Up until fairly recently I was seriously considering pursuing ordination into the ordained Sangha in Thailand. However,after a ...
Aug 21, 2001
Significance of Sleep in Theravada Buddhism
Dear Venerable Monks or Sayadaws, 'Sleep
39; seems to be a black hole to us. We don't see what is happening there. Is the mind still active? Is any kamma...
Jul 2, 2001
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