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by suanck
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: seeking "the great chronicle of Buddhas"
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

Re: seeking "the great chronicle of Buddhas"

greeting all here, i am finding MINGUN SAYADAW's 'the great chronicle of Buddhas' volume one. does anyone know where i can find it online? or if anyone has e-book ,could you please send it to my email (pacific100118@yahoo.com)? thank you all, with metta Try this: http://www.thisismyanmar.com/nibban...
by suanck
Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: the 5th precept
Replies: 52
Views: 8911

Re: the 5th precept

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If I remember correctly, a guy (Sarakani) of the Sakyan clan was drunk most of the times. But at death, he became a Stream-Enterer (Samyutta Nikaya).

Suan.
by suanck
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Richard Gombrich
Replies: 61
Views: 6958

Re: Richard Gombrich

What the Buddha Thought costs 15 pounds/26 AUD here: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781845536145/What-the-Buddha-Thought" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; TheBookDepository is my first stop if I'm trying to buy a book, since they don't have the crippling shipping charges (for th...
by suanck
Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)
Replies: 14
Views: 2476

Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

Paññāsikhara wrote:Nice.

I would prefer less bhikkhu and more tree / forest / cave / etc. :smile:
See this: http://budsas.110mb.com/mk/mekong97.htm

Suan.
by suanck
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Book: The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Book: The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity

Hi Recently, I have come across this book: "The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, At Work, In the World" , Bhikkhu Basnagoda Rahula (2008). It seems the book received many good reviews: 1) http://www.wildmind.org/blogs/book-reviews/buddha-on-prosperity 2) http://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Teach...
by suanck
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination in California, 29th Aug 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination in California, 29th Aug 2010

See also:

1) A personal account of the newly ordained Bhikkhuni Thanasanti at:
http://awakeningtruth.org/blog/

2) More photos of the ordination at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85925581@N ... 4741073885

Suan.
by suanck
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: My shrine!
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: My shrine!

texastheravadin wrote:... I know that his having both hands held outwards means something, but I forgot and to be honest I really don't care...I
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That's the Abhaya Mudra, hand gesture of fearlessness (or reassurance). See the 3rd photo at:
http://www.buddha-images.com/abhaya-mudra.asp

Suan.
by suanck
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Richard Gombrich
Replies: 61
Views: 6958

Re: Richard Gombrich

What the Buddha Thought costs 15 pounds/26 AUD here: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781845536145/What-the-Buddha-Thought" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; TheBookDepository is my first stop if I'm trying to buy a book, since they don't have the crippling shipping charges (for th...
by suanck
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Basic Abhidhamma teachings
Replies: 12
Views: 2075

Re: Basic Abhidhamma teachings

aot wrote:somone please link a site where i can find the basic principles. something geared towards a newbie. :D
:anjali:
A good and easy-to-read Intro:

Peter Della Santina, The Abhidharma, http://www.buddhanet.net/budsas/ebud/s- ... abhi00.htm

Suan.
by suanck
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Devadatta
Replies: 15
Views: 2676

Re: Devadatta

... It should be noted that doubts have been cast on the veracity of the legend of Devadatta as told in the canonical literature and commentaries of the various schools of Buddhism. Reginald Ray, basing himself on the work of earlier scholars, sums up the various accounts in his book Buddhist Saint...
by suanck
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3003

Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Yup, it was 4 bhikkhunis. It seems that Ajahn Thanasanti made the decision to ordain on the day itself, just hours before the ceremony. Quite a dramatic development as narrated on FB's "Women & the Forest Sangha"..Topic: Letter from Terry Mandel re Ajahn Thanasanti's Bhikkhuni ordination. Not the s...
by suanck
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: De-robing
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: De-robing

Hi,

In reality, I have never met any monk or nun who had disrobed and re-ordained more than twice in their lives (except the traditional "temporary ordinations" of male Buddhists as seen in Southeast Asia). Have you?

Suan.
by suanck
Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3003

Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Bhikkhuni_ordination" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; In your web page: "2010 In Northern California, 3 novice nuns are given the full ordination, which included the double ordination ceremony. Bhante Gunaratana and other distinguished monks a...
by suanck
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When did Ven Ananda ordain?
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: When did Ven Ananda ordain?

... I recall one sutta that I read years ago on Access to Insight - where the Buddha was telling Ven Ananda that his time was soon to be up. Ven Ananda was a bit upset and the Buddha reminded Ven Ananda that he, the Buddha was getting older, his body was failing, etc. If Ven Ananda was the same age...
by suanck
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination in California, 29th Aug 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Bhikkhuni Ordination in California, 29th Aug 2010

Bhikkhuni ordination at Aranya Bodhi hermitage, California, on August 29th, 2010: http://awakening-forest-hermitage.blogspot.com/ From the blog: "... a new beginning for both the new bhikkhunis and for Buddhism in North America, as this was the first Theravada Bhikkhuni ordination ever to be held he...
by suanck
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Jataka Tales
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Jataka Tales

i just ordered the collections that BPS put out http://www.bps.lk/jataka_tales_completeset.html You may also like to order the set directly from the authors and receive the copy signed by them, at: http://www.brelief.org/jataka/Books/book.html The set is beautifully printed and packed in a box. I u...
by suanck
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Ven Bodhi's "A Course in the Pali Language"
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: Ven Bodhi's "A Course in the Pali Language"

I'm just wondering whether anyone has done Venerable Bodhi's "A Course in the Pali Language": http://www.bodhimonastery.net/bm/programs/pali-class-online.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; He recommends Stephen Collins "A Pali Grammar for students", "A New Course in Reading Pali: E...
by suanck
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Passing of Ven Dhammavihari (Prof. Jotiya Dhirasekera)
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: Passing of Ven Dhammavihari (Prof. Jotiya Dhirasekera)

Just heard the news that Ven. Prof. Dhammavihari (Former Prof. Jotiya Dhirasekera) has passed away at the age of 89. Ven. Prof. Dhammavihari is the author of "Buddhist Monastic Discipline". Bankei May he attain Nibbana! For those who don't know Ven Dhammavihari, a short CV: http://www.metta.lk/auth...
by suanck
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monk for a Month?
Replies: 56
Views: 12762

Re: Monk for a Month?

Just went to my face book account and noticed this link on the side so done a search and found this http://monkforamonth.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; what does everyone think of this? I think it is a bit strange although I have heard of another temple doing the same thing. Bh...
by suanck
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity
Replies: 27
Views: 3526

Re: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity

Inducing a Chronology of the Pali Canon, Paul Kingsbury http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~kingsbur/inducing.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Metta, Dmytro I could not access to this link. Does anyone know other links where I can download that PDF file? Thanks Suan. Yeah, the link died a ...