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by JamesTheGiant
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Zealand :)
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Hello from New Zealand :)

Hello Chookidoo, I'm down in Dunedin. Not for too long though, in a year or so I'll be heading north to be near the monastery in the Hutt Valley, or maybe back to Perth to be near the monastery there.
Where are you based?
Welcome welcome!
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "I Thatched my house in the Calm"
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: "I Thatched my house in the Calm"

The old man dying peacefully may be going to heaven, but the poem writer is going STRAIGHT TO HELL for those saccharine rhymes. :mrgreen:
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I give up
Replies: 42
Views: 566

Re: I give up

Zom and Budo, you guys totally hijacked this thread.
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from East coast USA
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Hello from East coast USA

Welcome welcome! It's a fun ride, enjoy!
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I give up
Replies: 42
Views: 566

Re: I give up

It is good to give up. I gave up once, and suddenly discovered a feeling of release and happiness. A weight off my shoulders. It made me realize I had been stressed about it, and trying too hard. I was happy to do dhamma in daily life, instead of just thinking it was all about meditation. Best of lu...
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 769

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

You mean put your name on someone else's translation? I guess so, but you'd be lying, right? Well, I did change some of the key translation words. Is that lying? Aha, sorry i didn't spot that. Hmm yes I suppose that's okay then. Best to attribute the previous translator, but yes, this way people wh...
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 769

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

I was around him when he was translating, and he seemed to be doing it from scratch. Wow. That is a lot of work. Yes, he was at it for four years or so full time. He used some amazing custom-made computer tools which automatically translated Pali stock phrases into English, and things like that. Th...
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 769

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

I got the impression BS had a computer copy of VBB's translations and then changed some or many of the words. Of course, I could be 100% wrong here. I was around him when he was translating, and he seemed to be doing it from scratch. He was asking a lot of senior pali speakers their opinion on vari...
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 769

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

I really like the translator's copyright: anyone is free to copy it, anyone is free to change it to a better [another] translation . Open source. After noticing a few typographical issues in some of BS's draft translations, I got the impression BS used VBB's translations as above. How do you mean? ...
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 769

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

Wonderful! Thank you for posting those download links. It's great to have free and complete translations of the nikayas.
I really like the translator's copyright: anyone is free to copy it, anyone is free to change it to a better translation. Open source.
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is special about ordination?
Replies: 32
Views: 2348

Re: What is special about ordination?

salayatananirodha wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:04 am
...I'd like to pry him of this position but I lack evidence, and I get frustrated talking to him ...
Just accept his position, and hold firm in your position, and don't argue. It's not the end of the world.
by JamesTheGiant
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Money
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Re: Money

I can't give any advice, (because I don't have a clue about relationships) but I'm sending you good wishes and hope that it all works out.
:console:
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is special about ordination?
Replies: 32
Views: 2348

Re: What is special about ordination?

santa100 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:50 pm
...If he doesn't, then he's just simply a lay person wearing monks clothes.
No, he's a monk, but he's a Bad monk.
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is special about ordination?
Replies: 32
Views: 2348

Re: What is special about ordination?

SarathW wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:32 am
It's incredibly powerful, Living with a whole monastery full of monks all doing the same thing
Imagine you are living in a Dhammayutta monastery!
Do dhammayutta monasteries do it different? I don't know. :anjali:
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is special about ordination?
Replies: 32
Views: 2348

Re: What is special about ordination?

. Two obvious reasons why this is so is that a monastic follows the Vinaya and lives among good and wise spiritual friends . Yes this cannot be overstated. It's incredibly powerful, Living with a whole monastery full of monks all doing the same thing, all practicing seriously and sharing the same m...