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by Idappaccayata
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion

Thanks for the replies. Thanissaro gives a day-long talk on the Thai Forest Tradition that I would highly recommend. https://www.audiodharma.org/series/16/talk/5996/ Thank you for the link. So Thanissaro Bhikkhu teachers the same Meditation as Ajahn Lee Dhammadaro? How would this method differ from...
by Idappaccayata
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion

Its also notable that Ajahn Chah studied briefly under Ajahn Mun. When it comes down to it, its about dilligence of practice and observing the vinaya, and the rest is politics. I am sure if you asked Thanissaro Bhikkhu he would probably agree as he routinely refers to Ajahn Chah and visits Ajahn Ch...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion

Thanissaro gives a day-long talk on the Thai Forest Tradition that I would highly recommend.

https://www.audiodharma.org/series/16/talk/5996/
by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

Greetings, I would argue that you are engaging in identity politics Only so far as identifying and rebuking it. True, I guess I could ignore it, or banish it to another forum... plotting to keep racism alive so they can stay in power (they aren't in power). Thank god. The question is though, once i...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unofficial Ebook for Digha Nikaya and Majjhima Nikaya from Bhante Sujato
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Unofficial Ebook for Digha Nikaya and Majjhima Nikaya from Bhante Sujato

what was the translation? Bhante Sujato often uses "convergence" for "jhana". I think that's not good, but he knows pali fluently, so who am I to argue. hmm that's interesting. I've liked the term "collectedness" before, but that's obviously too clunky. Convergence is closer though IMO. Probably be...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

Greetings, Since it become obvious that this could be used in politics with great success. :goodpost: Once people realised being perceived as disadvantaged constituted some kind of moral trump card which rendered any opposition ethically unnacceptable. And if a party could cultivate the public perc...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unofficial Ebook for Digha Nikaya and Majjhima Nikaya from Bhante Sujato
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Unofficial Ebook for Digha Nikaya and Majjhima Nikaya from Bhante Sujato

I like how the copyright page says "You are invited to copy, alter, redistribute, present, perform, convey, or make use of any or all of this material in any way you wish. " So if you don't like a translation, you can run an auto-replace, and adjust it to you heart's content. I remember talking to ...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1585

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:26 am
I think every person want to be number one.
The only way to do this is to pay Google!
You cant pay google to be first
by Idappaccayata
Tue May 29, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Book Suggestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Book Suggestion?

James Tan wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:22 am
If you would like to consider something out side Buddhism ?
Stillness Speaks, Eckhart’s Tolle .
Thank you for your suggestion, James. I've never actually read anything by Tolle. I'll look into it!
by Idappaccayata
Tue May 29, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Book Suggestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Book Suggestion?

Greetings, Thank you. I've been listening to the mind stilled recently. Do you know where I can buy a paperback version? I can't find it anywhere online. You can't "buy" a paperback version, but the site mentioned in the post immediately above this one may be able to send you a copy. Originally it ...
by Idappaccayata
Tue May 29, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Book Suggestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Book Suggestion?

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 3:10 am
anything by bhikkhu ñāṇananda http://seeingthroughthenet.net/books
Thank you. I've been listening to the mind stilled recently. Do you know where I can buy a paperback version? I can't find it anywhere online.
by Idappaccayata
Tue May 29, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Book Suggestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Book Suggestion?

Also in consideration is Ajahn Buddhadasa. I've listened to many of his talks but never read any books. I'll also be continuing reading the Majjhima Nikaya, so no need to suggest suttas. Ajahn Buddhadasa will provide a different perspective & interpretation of the suttas from mainstream Buddhism. T...
by Idappaccayata
Tue May 29, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Book Suggestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Book Suggestion?

paul wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:23 am
The book that continues to have a profound effect in terms of understanding fundamentals for application to practice is "The Noble Eightfold Path", by Bikkhu Bodhi.
Thank you Paul, I hadn't even thought about this!
by Idappaccayata
Tue May 29, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Book Suggestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Book Suggestion?

Hello, I'm looking for suggestions on what I should read next. I know this has been asked, but I figured it would be ok if I asked given my specific situation. I'm currently reading the biography of Ajahn Chah. Next, I'm leaning toward something more scholarly perhaps. So far, I'm considering someth...
by Idappaccayata
Fri May 18, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 57
Views: 1535

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

I agree with Paul here. I think trump is an incompetent human being, and shouldn't be put in charge of anything. But fabricating and embellishing to try and discredit him is actually legitimizing him. There are plenty of things to critisized him on, yet the media does this. The problem is that the l...