ToneToneOctober 10, 201018min27813
EARLIER, TONE TONE’S FRIENDS WERE HAVING A DISCUSSION. IT WAS ABOUT MOUNT TANT KYI SAYADAW’S  DHAMMA HALL DEDICATION CEREMONY. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE THREE YEARS AGO IN AZUSA, CALIFORNIA. FRIENDS WERE CURIOUS WHY U AYE THAKA DIDN’T PUBLICIZE THE SASANA DEDICATION. HIS INACTION, EVEN AFTER REPEATED REMINDERS OR REQUESTS ON THE INTERNET, INVITES CONJECTURES. NATURALLY, […]


ToneToneOctober 9, 20101min660
3 years ago, Mount Tant Kyi Sayadaw performed a dedication ceremony in Azusa, California. In this libation ceremony, the newly completed Dhamma Hall was dedicated to SASANA. That is, the Dhamma Hall is PUBLICLY OWNED for RELIGION. It was not to be owned by a certain Monk or Monks, or Monks in general. His SPEECH […]


ToneToneOctober 9, 20101min830
3 years ago, Mount Tant Kyi Sayadaw performed a dedication ceremony in Azusa, California. In this libation ceremony, the newly completed Dhamma Hall was dedicated to SASANA. That is, the Dhamma Hall is PUBLICLY OWNED for RELIGION. It was not to be owned by a certain Monk or Monks, or Monks in general. His SPEECH […]


ToneToneAugust 15, 201015min1030
“A Texas appellate-court ruling that a newly built Sikh temple near Austin must be razed or moved…”  What can we learn from this? Any lessons? Please comment. Sikh Temple in Austin Faces Neighborhood Challenge – Photos – WSJ.com http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703960004575427870602198134.html?mod=WSJ_article_related 11 pictures Sikhs Dispute Texas Ruling on Temple http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703988304575413992348097342.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_news A Texas appellate-court ruling that a newly built […]


ToneToneJune 27, 201015min991
Friend: On the other hand, they might have something bigger in mind? Something even more “chient chient thare” (XXI  and other postings) as in the Hajj in pictures above. Friend: Who knows? Never underestimate the guy or guys. BBC article with video below: ———————————————————————————————— Hundreds killed in Hajj stampede http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4606002.stm At least 345 Muslim pilgrims […]


ToneToneJune 27, 201011min980
Discussion continues. Friend: I wonder what the monks meant by “chient chient thare” (joyous crowd)? (see “XXI” and other postings) Friend: Yes, what has his friend monk in mind when he lauds  U Ayethaka’s “chient chient thare” and encourages him to do even more? Friend: Indeed, what has U Ayethaka in mind when he promises this friend […]


ToneToneJune 26, 201022min1100
DISCUSSION CONTINUES: Friend: What did Half Moon Bay area Dhammananda Newsletter’s article say about gambling and frequenting shows and entertainment? See below: by U Jotalankara http://www.tbsa.org/newsletters/vol23_no1.pdf http://www.tbsa.org/newsletters/vol23_no1.pdf Extracts: 4th bad friend (out of 4 bad friends). 4. The fourth bad friend, who is a fellow-spendthrift or who de- bauches, also has four characteristiocs: (1) being […]


ToneToneJune 26, 201017min941
Friends continue. Friend: Tragedies with crowds can happen, sometimes. What plans do you have? Friend: None? Too busy? or Don’t care? Don’t know? Friend: Everyone’s a Saya’s Saya! Friend: Just rely on monk’s “phone ta go”? Friend: Don’t forget we are now in US. Let’s learn from a recent US tragedy and its consequences. Friend: […]


ToneToneJune 26, 201019min680
Discussion continues. Friend: Let’s look  at other tragedies happening in the West and how the authorities reacted. Friend: Those responsible got swiftly arrested. Got lengthy prison sentences. Nationwide safety checks. Places shut down. Friend: Medvedev said the party organizers had “neither brains, nor shame” and will be “punished to the full extent.” It’s not an […]