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by mettafuture
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Literal word-for-word translation of the Buddhānussati
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Literal word-for-word translation of the Buddhānussati

Very helpful information.

Thank you, bhante.
by mettafuture
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Literal word-for-word translation of the Buddhānussati
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Literal word-for-word translation of the Buddhānussati

I'm trying to understand each of the Pali words in the Buddhānussati. Here's what I have so far. iti-pi so (thus-indeed he) bhagavā (blessed one) arahaṃ (arahant, perfected person, worthy one) sammā (perfectly, rightly); sambuddho (enlightened) vijjā caraṇa sampanno (knowledge good-conduct accomplis...
by mettafuture
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeking Books on Devotional Practices
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Seeking Books on Devotional Practices

Hi Nava Guṇa Gāthā (Nine Virtues of the Buddha) : https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=914#p11232 ... :anjali: Thank you. :anjali: Here's a clip (from 12:45 to 13:17) of Ven. Bodhi giving a step-by-step read-through of the nine qualities of the Buddha in Pali. This is the only video of its kind ...
by mettafuture
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeking Books on Devotional Practices
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Seeking Books on Devotional Practices

I'm referring to the complete Buddhist path, not the adaptation for householders ... As a householder with no interest in becoming a monk, I needn't worry about the complete path, and every detail therein. I'm aware of it, but it's not part of my practice. According to the texts, you have to abando...
by mettafuture
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeking Books on Devotional Practices
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re:

:anjali: :namaste: Ven Anandajoti's "Chanting book for Meditators" http://dharma-records.buddhasasana.net/texts/new-chanting-book-for-meditators-published Excellent. Thank you. Theravada is not essentially a devotional path, but one of insight. That's what I thought too until I took a closer look a...
by mettafuture
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeking Books on Devotional Practices
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Seeking Books on Devotional Practices

I only know of the Visuddhimagga, and Bhavana Vanda (Book of Devotion), which are both superb. For practice, I've been relying mainly on Bhikkhu Bodhi's series on the Four Protective Meditations . I'd like to supplement these teachings with more text and commentary. I'd appreciate your recommendatio...
by mettafuture
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Any suttas or resources on developing humility?
Replies: 13
Views: 486

Re: Any suttas or resources on developing humility?

The Buddha addresses humility as conceit (mana). Personally, I find few things more humbling than contemplating my own mortality. It's a little depressing, but it helps you prioritize the important, and not dwell so much on the unimportant. Here's an excerpt from the Upajjhatthana Sutta ( AN 5.57 )....
by mettafuture
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Suttas for Lay Householders
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Suttas for Lay Householders

SN 55.7 is an amazing and strikingly intuitive sutta, but I can't seem to find an English translation online. Here's an excerpt from Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation from Wisdom Publications. What, householders, is the Dhamma exposition applicable to oneself? Here, householders, a noble disciple reflects...
by mettafuture
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trying to Convince Myself to Buy Another Nikaya
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: Trying to Convince Myself to Buy Another Nikaya

Here's a photo of my hardcopy of The Middle Length Discourses, and I'm about to order the Numerical Discourses. :smile: Of the three Nikayas, I think Numerical is my favorite, and Connected is my not-so-favorite. Middle Length is good for an introductory overview of the Dhamma; I like how Numerical ...
by mettafuture
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Mettafuture!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Happy Birthday Mettafuture!!!

I know this is the slowest reply ever, but thank you all so much. :hug:
by mettafuture
Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which teaching is an analysis of the third noble truth?
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: Which teaching is an analysis of the third noble truth?

Wow. It's really beautiful how the Buddha's teachings weave around each other, like a galaxy.

Thanks a lot, Mike.

:toast:
by mettafuture
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which teaching is an analysis of the third noble truth?
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Which teaching is an analysis of the third noble truth?

Arguably, the 5 aggregates of clinging is an analysis of the first noble truth, dependent origination is an analysis of the second noble truth, and the noble eightfold path is an analysis of the fourth noble truth. Is there a teaching that expands upon the third noble truth on the "remainderless fad...
by mettafuture
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Just reorganizing my personal practice list
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Just reorganizing my personal practice list

I spent most of the day working on getting my lists together. :lol: I was determined to narrow down everything to the bare essentials (for me, and possibly others) and minimize overlap. My complete selection can be temporarily viewed at this Google document . I'll list a summary below. Four Noble Tr...
by mettafuture
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Just reorganizing my personal practice list
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Just reorganizing my personal practice list

I forgot about the 37 factors of enlightenment. They help clean things up a bit. I'm inclined to narrow my lists down to: 4 foundations of mindfulness 4 right efforts 7 factors of enlightenment 8-fold path 5 recollections (personal favorite) They may be more appropriate for lay practice, minimize ov...
by mettafuture
Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Just reorganizing my personal practice list
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Just reorganizing my personal practice list

Things I want to keep an eye on during study:
  • 3 marks of existence
  • 4 noble truths
  • 4 elements
  • 5 hindrances
  • 5 aggregates
  • 8-fold path
  • 10 recollections
  • 10 fetters
  • Dependent Origination
  • Anapanasati
  • Satipatthana
Am I missing anything central?
by mettafuture
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trying to Convince Myself to Buy Another Nikaya
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: Trying to Convince Myself to Buy Another Nikaya

Did you take that picture, mettafuture? Pretty. It looks like a blue light is shining on the book. Yes, I took it today as soon as it arrived in the mail. It was placed on a table by my bedroom window, hence the lighting. Thanks! How'd you get that black background? Did you use an image editing sof...
by mettafuture
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trying to Convince Myself to Buy Another Nikaya
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: Trying to Convince Myself to Buy Another Nikaya

Mkoll wrote:Did you take that picture, mettafuture? Pretty. It looks like a blue light is shining on the book.
Yes, I took it today as soon as it arrived in the mail. It was placed on a table by my bedroom window, hence the lighting. Thanks!
by mettafuture
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trying to Convince Myself to Buy Another Nikaya
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: Trying to Convince Myself to Buy Another Nikaya

This is a THICK book. :shock: http://i.imgur.com/pd85l4Kl.jpg The Karaniya Metta Sutta — The Buddha's Words on Loving-Kindness and Bahiya Sutta immediately come to mind. :anjali: :lol: :namaste: And do not forget the Sutta Nipata , the Udana and Itivuttaka . In the 8 years I've been a practicing Bud...
by mettafuture
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trying to Convince Myself to Buy Another Nikaya
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: Trying to Convince Myself to Buy Another Nikaya

tiltbillings wrote:And do not forget the Sutta Nipata, the Udana and Itivuttaka.
In the 8 years I've been a practicing Buddhist, I don't think I've ever seen a verse from the Sutta Nipata, Udana, or Itivuttaka. Do they cover anything that's not already covered in the 5,448 collective pages of the MN, SN, and AN?