Politically Incorrect Dharma

Questions include: Bhikkhu Bodhi; “in the seen only the seen”; the time-space continuum; Carlos Castaneda; Dalis Car lyrics; considering other paths; why I chose Theravada; my favorite parts of my own books; the biggest misconceptions about Buddhism; horseflies; reconciling one person’s karma with another’s karmic fruition; kathina privileges; are bodhisattva vows binding; can enlightened beings feel embarrassed; Hubert Benoit; the dangers of misunderstood karma; Nirvana as the blowing out of a fire; sotapannas; why more people (reportedly) became enlightened in ancient times; causing harm to one person in order to save others; am I enlightened; why I gave away my dog; are past lives infinite or finite; Red Pine; similarities between Buddhism and Hindu Yoga; videos on Paganism; are enlightenment and living in the world reconcilable; the Mahasi method; Gödel’s incompleteness theorem; why the Buddha didn’t want to ordain nuns; my wedding date; personality and personality types in Buddhism; the education of Burmese village children; the most commonly asked blessing in Burma; “Karmic Occasionalism”; and how I obtained water while living in caves.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Also known as the Farewell, Genghis edition. Questions include: mystical ethics; meditation as a martial art; karma and genetic evolution; animals as merged with Divinity; pushups and pull-ups; enlightenment and the concept of Divinity; the ethics of cow shares; the ethics of warning about bad people; western monks not believing in rebirth; the meaning of Samadhi; Theravada Buddhist altars; animal karma vs. human karma; monks asking for food; the Kalama Sutta; fasting in Buddhism; Swami Tadatmananda; taking refuge in the Sangha; stages of enlightenment; am I a bodhisattva; did Einstein understand reality; what would two Buddhas talk about; and examples of people becoming enlightened while “doing nothing.”

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Questions include: Buddhist transgenderism; troubles with No Self; becoming a monk in Sri Lanka; my advice to the Burmese government about Muslims; early Buddhist monk robes; depersonalization during meditation; dependent origination and No Self; the ethics of pursuing worldly knowledge; unfathomable karma; feeling directionless before becoming a monk; Stoicism; Mara as a personification of evil; the eight requisites of a monk; arahants as NPCs; emptiness as a higher truth than Nirvana; sleeping on high or large beds; ordaining people with disabilities; archaic Buddhist teachings in Mahayana texts; the Buddhist ethics of suicide; postponing enlightenment; who observes phenomena; offering food or drink to monks; the reason for prostration; and my views on the Trump phenomenon.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Questions include: karmic providence; Arittha the vulture trainer; Theravadin iconography; online stream enterers (lots of them); depersonalization; is even self realization Maya; Buddhist empiricism; interactions with Mormon missionaries; intensive study impeding progress; monks becoming immortals; Buddhist countries with bad karma; moving meditations; how to find my books; gnosticsm/hermeticism vs. Buddhism; rainbow people in western Buddhism; can the universe be eternal; NPCs; the joy of spiritual friendship; Mara’s praise of Buddha; the karma of art; Nyanavira; circumventing philosophy; social acts of a solitary man; and the karma of swearing at inanimate objects.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Questions include: appeals to authority; euthanasia; “transferring merit”; attaining Nirvana while in Samsara; the ethics of eating meat; the ethics of cussing; non-Buddhist philosophers portrayed as buffoons; respect for other traditions/religions; “might is right” in Buddhism; is nonexistence preferable to existence; the origin of Abhidhamma; the origin of the three knowledges; various forms of Right View; strange stock passages in the texts; cessation; Ramana Maharshi; being reborn as an animal; my belief in rebirth; The Doors; humor in Buddhism; physically active meditation; consciousness without an I; my attempts at art; alcoholism in Buddhist countries; and Buddhism as a sect of Hinduism.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Questions include: Nibbana without remainder; Nibbana as ultimate reality; no perfect sages; Theravada Buddhist nuns; the ethics of taking care of parents; noting long and short breaths; monks owning luxury goods; being ordained due to parental coercion; overcoming the Pali language barrier; “we are all one” vs. “all is One”; samana as shaman; my greatest joys as a monk; my favorite wild and domesticated animals; the rarity of jhana; the term “yogi” in Pali texts; taking a lust cure; Ken Wheeler’s claims about No Self; being awake compared to Nirvana; Buddhist jokes; proving reincarnation; the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; what is Nirvana; the best protective chant for spirit possession; explaining the Buddha’s First Sermon; the longest I ever sat in meditation; Winston Churchill and Indian nationalism; “the Order of 9 Angles”; misanthropic Luciferians; do I really believe Buddhism; RFK Jr.; Buddhist metaphysical atomism; Thai Theravada vs. Burmese Theravada; Ashin Wirathu’s dislike of Muslims; using a Buddhist rosary; antinatalism; monks telling laypeople what foods they like; skillful vs. unskillful action; how many hours per day I meditated as a monk; Buddhism in the west attracting people with health and mental issues; the true nature of Buddhist and Hindu heavens; pizza; and Kant’s two levels of reality.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Mr. Borowsky's YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/@StevensBorowsky/videos

My URL links:
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Brian Ruhe and I, who have both been monks and laymen, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being each.

Brian's main Bitchute channel:
https://www.bitchute.com/channel/mZgcRhEPlyHG/

My URL links:
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Brian Ruhe’s Buddhist Monk Truthers playlist on Bitchute, which contains the most complete collection of our talks: https://www.bitchute.com/playlist/2H83eFTsfBMQ/

Questions include: feeling lonely in Burma; Ajahn Maha Boowa; becoming a theology professor; my favorite beers; what questions I would ask my viewers; the Buddhist view on vasectomies; unconsciousness and Nibbana; my reaction to 9/11; my experience with the Buddhist/Muslim conflicts in Myanmar; Evola’s Doctrine of Awakening; the success rate of Theravada Buddhism; did any monk hear all of the Buddha’s sermons; were monks allowed to repeat the Buddha’s sermons to others; did all monks travel with the Buddha; can a Buddha have bad breath; Rasputin; is ignorance intentional; dealing with resentment towards organized religions; the ethics of striving for celestial sex in heaven; should parents protect their children by sending them to a monastery; can laypeople wear monastic robes without offense; are monks required to answer all questions about Dharma; monks wearing socks; the ethics of (peacefully) burning mosques; dealing with depression; Indian Buddhist heaven realms; and precognitive dreams…and I forgot to answer a question from Siyovaxsh En-sipad-zid-ana regarding Nibbana with and without remainder, which will be first on the next Q&A, insh’allah.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

In answer to a viewer's question about my visit to a morgue in Mandalay, Burma.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Brian wanted to do a click-baity sort of video on the subject of sensuality (especially sex) in heaven realms, according to Buddhist cosmology. So, I went for it, and I am finally getting around to uploading this. Enjoy, and may you attain a harem of celestial nymphs in heaven, if that's what you're into.

Brian's main Bitchute channel: 
https://www.bitchute.com/channel/mZgcRhEPlyHG/

My URL links:
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Brian Ruhe’s Buddhist Monk Truthers playlist on Bitchute, which contains the most complete collection of our talks: https://www.bitchute.com/playlist/2H83eFTsfBMQ/

Questions include: Buddhist opposition to the Vietnam War; Viññāna vs. Citta (or consciousness vs. mind); formless contemplations; Buddhists living in the “exile” of an anti-dharmic culture; my experience with sorcery; my trips to a morgue; absolute being and absolute non-being merging; Nirvana as an experience; my birthday cake; two truths in the Suttas; was Hitler enlightened; the simile of the saw; Buddhists drinking near beer; interracial marriage in the Pali texts; monks wearing sandals; Buddhist defense against attackers; did I have an inspiring Buddhist teacher; monks receiving money; group meditation; could I have started a cult in Burma; was I a materialist when I was young; “exposing” Pure Land Buddhism; do Buddhists have to respect bad parents; meditating to monks chanting OM; dealing with loneliness; my favorite beverage; Pure Land Buddhists reacting to my critiques of PLB; Right Speech for monks vs. Right Speech for laypeople; my guess as to how I’ll be reborn; and Nirvana considered as pure awareness.

You are very welcome to ask questions in the comments below.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Questions include: the most important practices of a solitary Buddhist; Buddhists getting horizontal; my experiences with the Khanda Sutta and snakes; belief in deities causing them to exist; disagreeing with the Buddha’s teachings; my political label; the karma of indifferent sex; cultivating alarm and clarity; gandhabbas smelling and hearing; emptiness without two truths; Right View; glimpsing Nibbana vs. ending all suffering; using psychic powers for personal gain; why India became less philosophical; were Mahavira and Buddha the same person; Bernadette Roberts; should Pure Land Buddhism be avoided; No Self vs. Not Self; if we’ve been in Samsara forever, why are we still not enlightened; did the Buddha teach the five aggregates; my favorite species of crab; bug-out bags; Yukio Mishima; racism in ancient India; and the etymology of “dukkha”…and DAMN I skipped over a question by Edelweiss Voyager—will be answered first on the next one, insh’allah.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Questions include: never lying down; monastic rules for enlightened beings; carrying all my books; monks teaching climate change; monks shaving their eyebrows; Nagarjuna and the Pali Canon; Burmese laypeople with high attainment; nonexistence creating karma; avoiding sensual beauty during meditation; being “harmed” into breaking a precept; petas vs. devas; the ethics of birth contraceptives; monks not being allowed to live in a wilderness; care for parents vs. intensive monastic practice; enlightened householders; the meaning of asceticism; the importance of sense restraint; the benefits of mantra; the spiritual significance of caves; the importance of dependent co-arising; the Buddha as a supreme and unique spiritual teacher; the four stages of enlightenment in non-Buddhist traditions; perceptual maps in spirituality; immortal consciousness; hallucinations in Dhamma; Brian Ruhe’s truth; and Buddhist non-attachment.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Questions include: ancient Indian fans; consciousness compared to electricity; on Nirvana and Samsara BOTH being empty; mythological Buddhas in the Pali Canon; the Buddha on tending sick family members; my scariest experience in Burma; the mental states of living in nature; working again after 30 years of being a monk of leisure; my favorite books; comparing Sri Lankan, Thai, and Burmese forest traditions; monastic disdain towards laypeople; Thanissaro vs. Bodhi on No Self; self as “ownership”; being pressured to live a worldly life; the Buddha cracking jokes; witches and Burmese supernaturalism; prostrations in my personal practice; a meditative poem; the Buddha remembering ALL his past lives; avoiding bad karma by getting someone else to do it; the Buddha meditating for 49 days straight; can a person with a hyperactive mind become enlightened; Advaita Vedanta helping Buddhism to spread beyond India; the Dharma of the Little Prince; my distinguishing personality traits as a toddler; my favorite ancient Greek mystery cult; the efficacy of sending metta (and its opposite); the benefits of studying Abhidhamma; doing good out of a selfish desire for good karma; and “nothing new under the sun.”

My apologies for the blurriness towards the end of the video, as my camera doesn't know how to focus properly.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

The stories of Spot and Chickenlord, accompanied by thunder and other various distractions.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

I sit on a rock by some loud water and read, then discuss, a strange discourse of the Buddha that, according to tradition, caused his chief disciple Sariputta to become fully enlightened.

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Questions include: the moral universe; monks caring for a sick family member; the karma of identical twins; recalling cessation; the “experience” of unconsciousness; moral law and sociopaths; the synergy of consciousness; Nirvana as the fundamental essence; the karma of multiple personalities in one person; learning the Burmese language; how Burmese culture has changed me; liminality vs. dependent co-arising; karma conditioned by certain places; the objective truth (or falsity) of the Dhammapada commentary; a wound on my hand; no stupid questions, just stupid people; entropy as scientific impermanence; does the eightfold path lead to enlightenment; did the Buddha know the earth is a sphere; Buddhism as an intellectual movement in the west; my most prized possession; my greatest fear; do I intend to have children; what my mother was like; how to publish a book; my thoughts on the story of Jesus; helpful and unhelpful parts of the Bible; reconciling austerity with cushy monasteries; do I kill bugs; thoughts on circumcision; were Christian monastic codes influenced by Buddhist ones; my funniest experience in Burma; The Moon Cannot Be Stolen; near death testimonials; how to let go of strong attachments; merits or demerits of Mahasi-stye noting; my thoughts on Zen; impressions on Japanese Buddhism; Buddhism and Existentialism; Buddhist emptiness vs. Essentialism and Substantialism; experiential insights on the nature of consciousness; Buddhist emptiness vs. western ideas of the self and personal morality; disadvantages of ordaining in a Zen tradition; is consciousness produced by the brain; drugs opening doors to demonic realms; Yama or the Lord of Death in Theravada; and the “storehouse consciousness” as the “higher consciousness.”

URL Links
https://linktr.ee/pannobhasa
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY OTHER BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

I read a Pali Text from the Sutta Nipata, on the subject of death, and how a wise person responds to its inevitability. I translated it years ago to be recited in the event of my death, assuming that anyone who spoke English was in attendance.

URL Links
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter (brand new): https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY NEW BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY 2nd BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

My dog Genghis and I discuss the paranormal events in my life, which ironically have occurred more when I've been a layperson than when I was a monk. Some of this no doubt is review for some of you, as I've discussed much of it before elsewhere.

URL Links
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter (brand new): https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY NEW BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY 2nd BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Questions include: physics vs. Buddhism; does Dharma really make sense?; infinite consciousness vs. consciousness ceasing; the Buddha “stopping” before Angulimala; the impossibility of murdering a Buddha; meditating in a torture room; exploiting and perverting Dharma for worldly gain; what I have learned from these Q&As; my greatest current challenge; my core beliefs or faith; the interplay of free will and fate; the ethics of watching combat sports; seeing the house builder; my sweetheart appearing on videos; magical powers; monks shaving their eyebrows; my favorite Burmese food; the karma of being too unhealthy to be ordained; remembering past lives without a soul; are we in a simulation?; the two suttas that describe Nibbana as infinite consciousness; why I never took on disciples; the Bodhisatta’s practice of severe austerities; “reincarnating” into an already born body; the ethics of being fed up with the world; is all happiness a step towards Enlightenment?; unhappiness in heaven; Dharma curing narcissism; and why I chose Burma over Thailand.

URL Links
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter (brand new): https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY NEW BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY 2nd BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Questions include: exorcizing demons; Nirvana as the Self; what is Right Concentration; transcending pain in jhana; the rule against eating raw garlic; the ten fetters; the acoustic part of “To Live Is to Die”; people claiming to attain states above fourth jhana; the ceasing of consciousness and parinirvana; “only consciousness exists”; sampajanna; the Lord of Death; the reason for the first schism; early Buddhism vs. Vedanta; transcending the body in deep concentration; personality changes before, during, and after monkhood; the karma of Maha-Moggallana’s murderers; the karma of Angulimala’s abusers; the karma of demons in hell; does a monk have to eat whatever food he is offered; being ordained with a chronic health condition; would I ever rejoin the Sangha; Mahavira and Jainism; the logic of enlightenment; future group video chats; the Buddha looking into people’s karma; human personality traits of the Buddha; a strange meditation experience; monks asking for donations; identity politics vs. genuine Dharma; enlightened babies and children; how to find a good wife; and backsliding from the attainment of heaven realms.

URL Links
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter (brand new): https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY NEW BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY 2nd BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

This is a vintage video from back when I was a monk, and did not have a decent camera. It has never before been uploaded onto my channel...which is true of probably most videos I have done with Brian.

URL Links
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter (brand new): https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY NEW BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY 2nd BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Brian Ruhe’s Buddhist Monk Truthers playlist on Bitchute, which contains the most complete collection of our talks: https://www.bitchute.com/playlist/2H83eFTsfBMQ/

In which I do my best to discuss the evolution of the concept of jhāna or "absorption," the varying numbers of jhānas in orthodox Theravada Buddhism, and also the lateness and origins of the formless contemplations, with reference to some very archaic Buddhist texts.

URL Links
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter (brand new): https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY NEW BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY 2nd BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Questions include: abandoned parking lots; animal karma; “Nirvana and Samsara are the same”; Hindu scriptures borrowing from Buddhism; monks eating garlic and onions; walking for alms; publishing my father’s autobiography; Bhikkhu Sujato; standing and lying meditation; how nuns sit; right mindfulness; the purpose of the First Council; benefits of metta meditation; merit vs. liberation; use of psychic powers; Buddha’s potential lifespan; the meaning of Nibbana; proper meditative posture for tall people; my sweetheart and these Q&As; is she a Buddhist; does Mara hear us; and conscious computers.

URL Links
current blog (mostly philosophy and caustic critiques of Marxism): https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/
primordial website: https://nippapanca.org
Minds page: https://www.minds.com/Pannobhasa_Bhikkhu/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJMvdH3Is-fw7rVhYd4uA/videos
Bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/67rZHAtWjVje/
SubscribeStar support page: https://www.subscribestar.com/philosophical-dharma
Discord server (mainly for traditionalist Buddhist discussions and networking): link available on request
Twitter (brand new): https://twitter.com/PannobhasaSC
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Pannobhasa
MY NEW BOOK, “Essays in Theravada Buddhism”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ZHKY9D
ALSO, MY 2nd BOOK, “Philosophical Dharma”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XGM71P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+dharma&qid=1624827134&s=books&sr=1-1
3rd BOOK, “Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Practice”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0991DQBLZ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

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