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by Idappaccayata
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Book about jhana
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Book about jhana

Hey, guys. I am looking for a book about the eighth step of the Noble Eightfold Path (Right Concentration). I am in doubt between two books. Who Is My Self? - Ayya Khema Right Concentration - Leigh Brasington Which would you recommend? I was impressed by the Brasington book. It is clear and straigh...
by Idappaccayata
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Best book about history of Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Best book about history of Buddhism?

History of Indian Buddhism. (Publications de l'Institut Orientaliste de Louvain)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/906831100X/re ... tDbZZ179ZC


It's available for free online as well. I believe it's on the handful of leaves website.
by Idappaccayata
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Nama-rupa the same for two different people?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Are Nama-rupa the same for two different people?

I would say the experience of them is almost certainly different, as they aren't experienced in isolation of the other aggregates. Whether or not they exist outside of the experience of them doesn't really seem relevant. So if that's the case, I don't think it's possible they're the same. Though, I ...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: any recommendations on a low bed?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: any recommendations on a low bed?

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture Lightweight Camping Air Mattress, Medium - 20 x 66 Inches https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSOURN9/re ... nDbB3590JC

I use this for camping.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "master list" of dhamma talks
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: "master list" of dhamma talks

Nicolas wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:30 am
Here's the link to the old Dhamma Talks page (using the Wayback Machine from the Internet Archive).
And sublinks:
By monastic's name and face.
By "collection."
From a huge, "flat" list. (long loading time)
Thanks Nicolas!
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "master list" of dhamma talks
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: "master list" of dhamma talks

DNS wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:27 am
What was the exact name of the website?

You could use the wayback machine to get a snapshot of what a site used to look like:
https://archive.org/web/
Hmm that's a good idea. I'm not sure what it used to be though. Maybe they kept the same domain and redirected. I'll try that.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Anagarika ordination chant
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Anagarika ordination chant

I would also like to know.

I'm hoping James weighs in, as I'm sure he would know.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "master list" of dhamma talks
Replies: 4
Views: 144

"master list" of dhamma talks

A couple years ago, before they redesigned their site, birken had "master list" of dhamma talks. It at thousands of talks from tons of monks. However, since the redesign, it isn't on there. Does anyone know if it's possible to find this list anywhere or happen to save it? I email them about it a whi...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Asalha Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Asalha Puja

:goodpost:

I've been doing the 8 precepts once per week and just realized tomorrow was the asahla puja.
by Idappaccayata
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do the suttas say about kamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 242

What do the suttas say about kamma?

I know that kamma has many explanations conventionally, and that it fundamentally means "action", but I'm wondering what the suttas say about what is and what isn't kamma. A lot of monks seem to vary in opinion on this question. For example, if you get bored and decide to drink alcohol, you're inten...
by Idappaccayata
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 117
Views: 2536

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

From another thread in this section: Veganism (or better termed Supplementarians) have a whole host of issues, but that's another topic for another thread. I was just wondering what those issues are. Health issues? Psychological issues? Here's the new thread, anyway... This is a huge rabbit hole th...
by Idappaccayata
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is it ok to eat quite a lot of beef fat?
Replies: 37
Views: 946

Re: Is it ok to eat quite a lot of beef fat?

For anyone else reading this who wants to sift through the vegan propaganda spewed by forum users on here, here are the facts: Saturated fat - neutral Monounsaturated fat - neutral Polyunsaturated Omega 6 - Harmful - and found in most processed vegetable oils except for plants that are naturally hi...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The most influential modern theravada books written
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: The most influential modern theravada books written

What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula- ^ I saw it in a library when I was 19 or something, checked it out on a whim and the book is what got me into Buddhism; largely because I thought it was cool and edgy that Theravadins/Buddhists-generally considered it delusional to believe in a soul. In the...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?

It's a good question. I don't have a sutta reference, but from my own observation I think the calming of sankhara is what causes it. I think that thinking, especially when the hindrances are involved, takes energy. Including physical energy. So sati sort of unifies the mental and physical energy (fo...
by Idappaccayata
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The most influential modern theravada books written
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: The most influential modern theravada books written

I would say the nibbana sermons, if you consider it a book.

Also, Thanissaro's wings to Awakening comes to mind.

I think regarding mondern influential books one should mention bhante G's mindfulness in plane English. Though I didn't find it particularly unique.