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by Modus.Ponens
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Bhikkhu Bodhi's dhamma talks
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: In the Buddha's Words - Bhikkhu Bodhi's dhamma talks

mikenz66 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:07 pm
Hmm, is the address correct? I can't connect right now...

Mike
I just clicked the link and it worked... maybe it's because of the ellipses in the middle of the hyperlink?

https://www.dhammatalks.net/bhikkhu_bod ... start.html
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Bhikkhu Bodhi's dhamma talks
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: In the Buddha's Words - Bhikkhu Bodhi's dhamma talks

Awesome. Then I will post the link here. By the way, the Open Source version of "In the Buddha's Words" you made with links is outstanding. https://www.dhammatalks.net/bhikkhu_bodhi/in_the_buddhas_words/start.html (Naturally, if it ever becomes subject to copyright someone let me know so I can remov...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Bhikkhu Bodhi's dhamma talks
Replies: 5
Views: 89

In the Buddha's Words - Bhikkhu Bodhi's dhamma talks

Hello. I found a website with a series of dhamma talks by Bhikkhu Bodhi that were based on his book "In the Buddha's Words". But it seems that the dhamma talks were extracted from a CD, which makes me think this material might be copyrighted. I'd like to know if this series of talks is freely availa...
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Persistent thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Persistent thoughts

:namaste: How do you deal with persistent thoughts, not necessarily during meditation but during regular hours as well? A certain thought pattern keeps surfacing over and over. Do you keep ignoring it? What exactly do you do with such thoughts (not random thoughts)? :anjali: Let them rise, let them...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu May 30, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jews in Buddhism
Replies: 25
Views: 673

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

Interesting replies but the OP referred to the " religion " or "doctrine" called " Judaism " rather than a "race" or "DNA" called "Jews". It seems like the apparent confusion in each answer validates the OP; that the "Buddhists" on this thread are not discerning " what is what " but instead are eng...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed May 22, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Dhamma that triggers SJWs
Replies: 124
Views: 3801

Re: Dhamma that triggers SJWs

How about defining exactly what an sjw is? chownah Someone who pushes for acceptance over tolerance at the expense of free speech and expression. ...but....according to another post: According to the Oxford Dictionary, a social justice warrior is a derogatory term for “A person who expresses or pro...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat May 11, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana Dhamma Talks
Replies: 35
Views: 24328

Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

This dhamma talk is by Ayya Khema. She describes the jhanas 1 to 8, how to get there (except that this part on the 4th is not possible to hear), what you do after each jhana and what insights you get from each jhana. In the end there's a bit of Q&A. It's a very good concise explanation of the subje...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat May 11, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana Dhamma Talks
Replies: 35
Views: 24328

Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

what is a 'hard jhana'? A deeply-absorbed jhana (as opposed to the lighter versions). See: The Great Jhana Debate . Further discussion should be on that thread... :heart: Mike Hi Salayatananirodha. The short version is that there are two understandings of what jhana is. In the "hard jhanas" the min...
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self defence
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: Self defence

As monks can defend themselves it stands to reason that lay people can. How can we do this whilst maximising wholesome states and minimising unwholesome ones? Any advice on how to engage in self defence without engaging in negative mind states? The mixed martial arts experts I've watched and heard ...
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Want first jhana? NWBH: Not What but How
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Want first jhana? NWBH: Not What but How

The clearest explanations I know of are from Ayya Khema. Her collection of dhamma talks at the Holy Redeemer are superb.



by Modus.Ponens
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2728

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

I think with the publicity-stunt of "me too" there were initial accusations of "rape" but it turned out to be just good-old-fashioned casting couch; the way of Hollywood since it began. Hollywood is a giant brothel, but should Buddhism be? IMO, the vinaya should be followed and when people speak in...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2728

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Admission of guilt is somehow of less value than a "conviction?" :shrug: Admission of guilt is excellent and usually conclusive. So what exactly has been admitted and by whom? I ask because in other unrelated sexual misconduct accusations, there was a famous guy who has "admitted" to what he did. B...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2728

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Admission of guilt is somehow of less value than a "conviction?" :shrug: Admission of guilt is excellent and usually conclusive. So what exactly has been admitted and by whom? I ask because in other unrelated sexual misconduct accusations, there was a famous guy who has "admitted" to what he did. B...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2728

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:27 pm
Manopubbangama wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:23 pm
I have absolutely no doubt that you fit right in there.
Yes. Minds without prejudice seem to fit in well in Bangkok. :heart:
Modus.Ponens wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:26 pm
So, who has been convicted so far?
On what charge? :shrug:
That is one of my points.
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2728

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Who has been sentenced to prison so far? Since when is consenting sex between adults a criminal offence? U.S. authorities looking into misconduct allegations at Shambhala retreat https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/shambhala-retreat-colorado-criminal-allegations-1.4955867 :reading: . I'm gla...