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2020 Mar 17 07:01:04
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2020 Mar 15 07:46:18
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2020 Mar 14 23:37:16
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2020 Mar 14 22:32:02
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2020 Mar 13 23:15:35
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2020 Mar 13 23:11:28
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2020 Mar 12 21:23:01
Johann: Leave form, sound, smell, taste and touch, right here and now.

2020 Mar 12 21:07:20
Cheav Villa:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2020 Mar 12 14:46:47
Johann: Every time is the best time to leave home, yes.

2020 Mar 12 13:38:39
Cheav Villa: Kana Bhante _/\_ _/\_ _/\_ Best Time to know the Vipasana course is still Vipasana course, when the real Vipasana has come.  ^-^ _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2020 Mar 12 12:55:07
Johann: Best to make Vipassana when there is no fear of Samsara... *irony*

2020 Mar 12 12:51:48
Johann: Waht about changing the date to one when there is no traffic because their are dying much more people every day...

2020 Mar 12 12:50:27
Johann: Best time when there is no more sickness and death in the world or? Samsara fans.

2020 Mar 12 12:41:57
Cheav Villa: Master Moritz  :) _/\_

2020 Mar 12 12:40:49
Cheav Villa: I kana heard from Bang Puthy, Bhante Indanano wants to change the schedule for Vipasana because of most afraid of spreading Covid_19. :) _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2020 Mar 12 12:36:56
Cheav Villa: I kana also dont like to sit as long for the Vipassana Course. Vipasana in any sitting,  walking, standing..  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2020 Mar 12 12:31:33
Johann: (Don't tell it further: He is terrible afraid that he possible needs to take part on the Vipassana course at Wat Akyum)

2020 Mar 12 12:28:23
Johann: They hold him in what's app Samsara caught. *bling*

2020 Mar 12 12:25:45
Johann: He is to afraid because people always tell anything further, my person guesses. To much watching Devas  :)

2020 Mar 12 12:23:21
Cheav Villa: I kana had heard of Master Moritz wants to go back soon to enjoy the Samsara  ^-^ _/\_ _/\_ _/\_. As I kana know the Samara is everywhere in this worldily.  :D _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

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2020 Mar 09 20:10:03
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2020 Mar 09 12:35:33
Cheav Villa:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2020 Mar 09 12:02:48
Johann: Not only, also for heavens, but if well done of course (Uposatha was held even before the Buddha as well, Nyom)

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Cheav Villa: Kana Bhante  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_ Uposatha is for magga and phalas only   :) _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2020 Mar 09 11:31:36
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2020 Mar 09 10:50:08
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2020 Mar 08 10:10:28
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2020 Mar 08 08:52:14
Johann: May all observe a blessed full moon Uposatha, those who tend to do it today.

2020 Mar 07 22:47:14
Johann: We includes all wordlings, Nyom. Something that can be changed.

2020 Mar 07 22:45:33
Mohan Gnanathilake: We are susceptible to the worldly conditions (loka-dhamma). Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!

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You Y:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu Bhante.

2020 Mar 06 09:37:33
You Y: Bhante Johann,  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_ Could you please share me the dhama that I read yesterday?

2020 Mar 05 20:58:15
Moritz: Probably all coming from the messengers (WhatsApp, Telegram), where I just informed a little. :)

2020 Mar 05 20:56:28
Johann: 4 guests already, so nothing to worry, Brah google and his host will follow as long be traceable.

2020 Mar 05 20:52:41
Moritz: Yes, they may come back when the new address is indexed by a search engine.

2020 Mar 05 20:48:50
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2020 Mar 01 06:55:13
Johann: A blessed Sila-Day all those who undertake it today.

2020 Feb 29 22:31:54
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Author Topic: Assimilating of Bhante Samahita's death, decay of beloved  (Read 431 times)

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Re: Bhante Samahita's death
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2020, 06:47:07 AM »
"People after gain, at least for their wish for gain, should abstain from criticisms of beloved people, but for doing such hidden, such is really unvitruose and ugly. My person would not advice to associate with people speaking here in this way and there in other, for simply gain."

Maybe I misunderstood but is it not me who try to gain by criticize you?  I am not a public figure Bhante and I don't claim to know the teachings of the Buddha by the letter or teach others like a monk will usually do. I am unknown in social media.

"don't you fear to critices a monk here right in the moment?"

Absolutely not. Why I have to fear to criticize you here in this moment if you have done the same on that occasion with Bhante Samahita and I am not using bad words?? 

See how things change when the tables turn around?  You don't like people to tell you what they think you are doing wrong by criticizing a monk with insults. Also, you may even break the rules of the forum. Isn't it?  Why the administrator didn't say anything? Is it because people got the idea that you should be free of criticism??

We have to be clear here that I do agree with your intentions to correct a monk that you think is doing wrong but I disagree in the way you did it by going public and using insults against a fellow monk and keep doing it after Bhante Samahita told you do never again comment on his posts. You should have continue to talk in a general way and people will understand and learn because, at the end, what you did, didn't have any effect. Bhante Samahita continue to do what he thought it was right in his mind and people followed him anyway. 

Again, Bhante Samahita was responsible for his actions and only he will pay or be rewarded by his actions by his own karma.

I think criticism have to be taken in a humble way. I understand you will never expect a lay person to criticize your actions but if you are right will it be right to have an internet war of monks pointing fingers at each other, calling each other names, insults, etc for the sake of Buddhism???  What kind of example will be that?  I think other monk should not criticize other fellow monk in the way you did it. But they do have to do all they can to contact and correct the monk privately as you say you did it at the beginning.

"If wishing to listen to Dhamma, it would require to set yourself right, Nyom."

I will consult with the Sri Lanka monks about it but I will not tell the whole world if they disagree with you out of respect to you.

If the Buddha disagree with a monk behavior, did he went to each town telling people to not associate with this and that monk by saying that he is a fool, an idiot, a thief, etc publicly?? Did the devas told the whole world when a monk didn't listen or preferred to reprimand the monk privately?

I don't remember a single story where the Buddha go to each town (the equivalent of talking in internet) to tell people not to follow or associate with this monk mentioning him by name and using bad word when referring to the "bad" monk. I do remember hearing stories were he mention what is wrong in general terms which you didn't do. Isn't it?

The Buddhist text mention by name the "bad" monk so others will understand what not to follow but I didn't read anything about the Buddha or Devas taking action by going to town after town to talk about it.

"And if you ideas would be right most of the Tipitaka would be wrong speech"

Can you please quote a sacred Buddha text/story where the Buddha told everybody, mentioning a monk by name, about a bad monk behavior using bad words? So I can see that the way you handle the situation was the right way to do it.

Did the Buddha run away from criticism just because he was the Buddha or accepted debate/criticism? Did he say "Oh don't associate with this and that because he/she criticize me??

I think I have read that he will only talk privately with Ananda or a few monks or only the monks in meetings but he will not tarnish the reputation of a monk with the whole town.
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Re: Bhante Samahita's death
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2020, 06:59:24 AM »
If there is one thing common under corrupt monks, corrupters of families, than that they teach their costumers that critic is bad and the highest is equanimity. They do so to keep their cosumer under control.

That not the Dhamma, actually it's all about right judgement, yet of course not all have the possibility to express right and wrong, still caught in dependency, Nyom gvg .

Maybe Nyom could see right here that her ideas of no-judging are totally hypocritical and don't fit to a normal heart.

If Nyom could give the gift of letting respectfully face and normal name, as a sign of respect toward the Gems, known, it may be of great gain of clearence for here to get instructed on what the Buddha actually talked in regard of critic and how it should be received as most useful gift by wise. For one rejecting advices categorical, such is really a fool.

You are welcome to invite your trusted Venerable here, he is like all most welcome and you could put it also as test, since those who aren't on certain level and firm in their ways aren't capable to enter and dwell here. So also Nyom isn't an ordinary person as such aren't capable to take the invitation.

It requires at least a great portion on generosity, absence of stinginess, a-maccariya.

(My person had seen someone approaching in late Bhantes treat on Dhammawheel some two weeks ago and thought "soon will she approach here", those in bad assosiation firm bound would not, of cause)
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Re: Bhante Samahita's death
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2020, 07:18:05 AM »

As I said, I will consult with my Sri Lanka monks about how you handled the problem with Bhante Samahita. I am always open the learn from respected monks.

If you want me to tell you in private what they said, I can do that. They have nothing to gain or look for any fame. They are very humble monks.

Do you want my name and face to be showed? That has nothing to do with the problem. It is a distraction of the real problem we are talking about.

I see that you couldn't find any Buddhist text that supported your position and the dhamma has the last word.

What is really hypocritical? The Sri Lanka Bhantes will tell me.


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Re: Bhante Samahita's death
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2020, 07:26:14 AM »
Then may Nyom go on to monks who teach and talk with woman privatly and who teach when signs of disrespect are shown. It's up to Nyom what she thinks to be a refuge and when she feels well with it, why not letting leave.

If liking to gain in proper ways and secrure ways, she may now know the necessary prerequisites.
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Re: Bhante Samahita's death
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2020, 07:39:40 AM »

It will be a good learning experience.

You shouldn't feel offended anyway.

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Re: Bhante Samahita's death
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2020, 07:45:54 AM »
So then. And nothing to worry. As told already: those rejecting critique categorical are really fools. Not easy would one accept giving out of compassion and carefully investigate it. And being come together again, and again, on an element, seldom that able to escape from bonds.
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Re: Bhante Samahita's death
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2020, 07:50:42 AM »

Nothing to worry then.

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Re: Bhante Samahita's death
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2020, 08:25:40 AM »
Just to mention two thing: my person isn't aware of any Sri Lankan (SEAsian) monk of deep respect on Vinaya and the Dhamma but it's usually wordly services and doing favors for gain that monks dwell in outer lands (of course their could be); and a German language proverb: "A crow doesn't pick out the eye of another crow". As that what one desires to see is mostly that what one finds and hardly it would be unknown truth.

Nothing to worry isn't categorical valid, otherwise wise wouldn't give advices, sometimes even hard to take.
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Re: Bhante Samahita's death
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2020, 09:11:31 AM »

Bhante, excuse me but maybe again I am misunderstanding you by the way you talk...

If you "isn't aware of any Sri Lankan (seasian) monk of deep respect on Vinaya and the Dhamma but it's usually wordly services and doing favors for gain that monks dwell in outer lands (of course their could be)"

What kind of "favors for gain" do you think these monks are trying to get???  These monks are not looking for fame, etc and I can assure you that they have never asked for anything in exchange for their teachings.

I consider it is inappropriate to say or even insinuate such a thing when you don't know the people you are referring to. Specially, again, it is a negative comment against fellow monks said by another monk.

It will be better not to say anything because you don't know them. Therefore, it sounds to me like you are trying to discredit these monks, "in advance" in a subtle way...  So, whatever they say to me, it is not true and only you are right.

Why do you think you have better understanding of the Vinaya/Dhamma than other monks? Wrong again. Isn't it too much pride from your part?

 


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Re: Assimilating of Bhante Samahita's death, decay of beloved
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2020, 11:17:20 AM »
Saying's are good to consider and to prove, and it's not wise to take them as "it is", as well as "it isn't so". Mudita if having found a relayable guide as such isn't easy and for everyone to gain Nyom gvg . Saying that my person hadn't perceived yet, doesn't mean that such couldn't exist and he is more than interested to get better perceived, more then welcome toward better in regard of good qualities.

How ever one perceives so he thinks, speaks.
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Re: Assimilating of Bhante Samahita's death, decay of beloved
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2020, 01:20:21 PM »
Some things to possible good to investigate before asking another person on advice, Nyom. And also good to ask him to answer in ways that could be made public and not just a personal favor, standing with the Dhamma and the Vinaya of the Buddha.

* Was it at certain time a monk, even a Bhikkhu who made public critic?
* Was it a justified critic?
* Do I know what was going on?
* Did he actually changed his ways?
* Did he respected or disrespected rebukes?
* Was critice later continued after no success?
* How did he react in exchange?
* Am I possible certain preoccupied and also wrong informed, or just open to what I feel itjs right?
* Do I seek for someone to blame for my lose or maintain something which wasn't the case?

Why my person, althought still not really approaching in proper manner, urges good investigation? Because of the Dhamma, truth of effects, out of simply compassion: AN 4.83: Avannaraha Sutta - Dispraise
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Re: Assimilating of Bhante Samahita's death, decay of beloved
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2020, 02:08:12 PM »

"before asking another person on advice" 

When did I asked you for advice??  I only told you what I think was wrong on your post regarding Bhante Samahita.

"And also good to ask him to answer in ways that could be made public and not just a personal favor"

When did I asked you for a personal favor?? 

Not true.

Just in case when I talk privately with the monks it means talking with them in the temple, in an open area or where there is people around but not necessarily they know what I am talking with the monk/monks. Many people talk like that with the monks for advice, etc. and people respect their privacy, not gathering around to know personal issues unless it is something open for discussion, which also often happen to share with everybody in the temple.

"Was it at certain time a monk, even a Bhikkhu who made public critic?"

Bhante you keep going around and around and around the same thing that it is not the problem. I agree with a Bhikkhu that make a public critic but what I disagree is what I already told you several times. And it is the words you used when you criticized Bhante Samahita in public, by name and because I consider that calling him fool, idiot thief, etc or encourage others to follow the same line it doesn't sound right to me. That is all.

You have not explained if insults are ok when a monk doesn't listen if that is the case that is why I asked you for a quote that I didn't get.

When I told you about the bad words you are not saying a single word, instead you keep talking about the critique, which is not the problem. But I already told you I will consult with the Sri Lanka bhantes about it. I will see them in a week.

I will not make an investigation about every single point in the list because It may take a lot of time and that why I have the best advice from the Sri Lanka monks to guide me.

"Do I seek for someone to blame for my lose or maintain something which wasn't the case?"

Which lose? Who lost? You, me, him?? Are you referring to me?

You can keep arguing forever if you want but you will waste your time Bhante because I will check with the Sri Lanka Bhantes about it and let you know in private or in public, whatever you prefer.

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Re: Assimilating of Bhante Samahita's death, decay of beloved
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2020, 02:57:23 PM »
Nyom told that she likes to ask her trusted Sri Lanken Monk. That's fine and if she thinks it's good to speak without much awarness, considering prove... that's also "fine".

Nobody could help her out of grasped movie, behind giving some advices, for to let go one has to look and "not sure".
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Re: Assimilating of Bhante Samahita's death, decay of beloved
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2020, 03:11:05 PM »
Now let's look if compassion without reqired respect of the receiver could access to get ride of wrong ideas or not: Abhaya Sutta: To Prince Abhaya (On Right Speech) , and wether she might be able that critic ad critic aren't the same in all cases, sometimes simply aversive sometimes very compassioned minded, sometimes right and of pure compassion, even hard to bear.
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Re: Assimilating of Bhante Samahita's death, decay of beloved
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2020, 11:41:48 AM »
Sorry for the delay.

I have consulted with the Sri Lanka monks that I highly respect about your post. These monks are Mayaha Thero senior monks with more than 50 years as monks and they are surely your seniors.

I asked two questions which are:

1 - Is is correct for a monk to criticize publicly another monk using insulting words with the intention of correcting him from some supposedly wrong doing?

And they agree with me that a monk first need to contact the monk that is doing wrong and talk with him privately.

If that monk doesn't correct his behavior, then the monk that wants to correct the other monk has to stop right there because each person is responsible for his own actions and because the monk that wants to correct the other monk has done his best and he also has to respect the limits.

I will add here that in the monks rules, it is strictly prohibited for a monk to use insulting words against another monk.

https://en.dhammadana.org/sangha/vinaya/227/92pa.htm#ch-----2

pācittiya 2
"omasavāde pācittiyaṃ."

"Not to insult another bhikkhu. If, by means of abusive words, a bhikkhu verbally offends another bhikkhu, he commits a pācittiya."

That is why criticizing with insults was wrong specially because Bhante Samahita was a senior monk and the lower ranking monk has to respect him and never, never attempt to offend a senior monk in public.

Therefore, according to the vinaya rules, the monk who has use verbally offensive words against another monk has COMMITTED A PACITTIYA and he has to confess that offense in his own sangha for his own good.

2 - Is it correct for a lay person to criticize the actions of a monk, if the lay person consider that the monk has done something wrong?

And once again, the monks agree that there is nothing wrong, if a lay person (according to his/her understanding) tells a monk if he is doing something wrong.

Curiously, in the temple, like if the monk was reading my mind and before I asking anything, he started telling a story about a lay woman who appeared to have some mind reading powers. It just happened that there was a monk who each time was thinking wrongly, the women was able to read his mind and warned him about his bad thoughts. Then, the monk didn't like the fact that this woman was able to correct him each time this problem happened, so he went to the Buddha and complained about the woman, telling the Buddha that he can no longer stand being in that forest.

Curiously, the Buddha didn't see any wrongdoing from the part of the woman and ordered the monk to go back to the forest.

So, this story answer your question when you asked me if I was not afraid of criticizing a monk because you also didn't like it to be criticized by a lay person.

If you still don't recognize that you have done wrong. Then, show your post to your senior monks in your own sangha and I hope they can give you a good advice.

I wish you the best.

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