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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: 3309

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: 60
Views: 11113

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: 7463

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: 2924

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: 782

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: 1930

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: 1611

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: 7463

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: 2184

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: 2984

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: 3655

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: 1580

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: 3655

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: 1236

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: 1930

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...