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by mikenz66
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 929

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

mikenz66 I don't understand that sentence, but in any case I'm trying to figure out what you mean by a "questionable monk". Most monks don't teach much, if at all, let alone have talks and books posted on the internet, so all we really have to go on is whether they are behaving well. And that's key...
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 929

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

mikenz66 Can you clarify what you mean. Are you going to boycott, for example, Amaravati, because some of the Bhikkhus have understandings that don't match your current opinions? If one shows the same level of respect to a questionable monk as they do to a monk worthy of respect. I don't understand...
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 352
Views: 20544

Re: Coronavirus

the death rate is decreasing, as the number of cases increases If by "death rate" you mean how many people are dieing per day in the world then (referring to the worldomoter website mentioned in this thread) the death rate was decreasing from about mid april to about mid may but since about mid may...
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 929

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

Grasp of the Dhamma, to the point where I doubt they are really a Buddhist at all. Can you clarify what you mean. Are you going to boycott, for example, Amaravati, because some of the Bhikkhus have understandings that don't match your current opinions? To me there are multiple levels to interaction...
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 55
Views: 929

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

Greetings everyone, I have a question I have not thought about before. At which point can a householder not recognise a monk or nun as being a genuine Buddhist, and so not a genuine bhikkhu worthy of alms? Do the suttas or commentaries set out any behaviour which if observed would be grounds for a ...
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Offering to monk in pali
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Offering to monk in pali

I think so
dāna
neuter
a gift; giving; liberality; alms; applying.
https://suttacentral.net/search?query=dana
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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Origin of the World
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Origin of the World

Hi Ceisiwr, Greetings everyone, What is the commentarial interpretation of the Aggañña Sutta? Literal or metaphorical? You might find this useful. It has a lot about the commentary, but I have not studied it in detail. THE DISCOURSE ON WHAT IS PRIMARY (AGGAÑÑA-SUTTA): An Annotated Translation STEVEN...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Offering to monk in pali
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Offering to monk in pali

sentinel wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:49 pm
What do we say "offering" to monk in pali ?
Dana ?
Here are the formal offerings:
https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/Chant ... n0070.html
I'm afraid don't have a word-by-word translation.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 36
Views: 748

Re: Is it a schism making action?

Dhammanando wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:14 pm
sentinel wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Bhante , what does same monastic boundary means ?
The sīmā. In practice it will most often mean the boundary of a single monastery.
Here is some background:
https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/sima#buddhism

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi: the wisest monk of our time
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi: the wisest monk of our time

Here are some previous topics analysing some of Bhante Vimalaramsi's assertions:
https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=117374#p117374
https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=10912

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is being quoted in this Visuddhimagga quote?
Replies: 35
Views: 1195

Re: What is being quoted in this Visuddhimagga quote?

...the Ancients said: There is no doer of a deed Or one who reaps the deed’s result; Phenomena alone flow on— No other view than this is right. -Vism XIX.20 What is being quoted? that is what ven. Nagarjuna also said. so both are same tradition i.e theraveda It's more likely to be something from th...
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Routine
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Routine

And how is the puja done? You can probably find various chanting online. Here's something that is live, but probably only until the end of the week, but presumably old videos will be preserved. Chanting and meditation in Sydney with Vens Sujato and Akaliko three times a day. https://lokanta.github....
by mikenz66
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 1286

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

Again, I understand it may seem like a petty nitpick, but I think the distinction is important. Obviously one has no choice but to start with the body already taken up, but that effort to not conceive it further, to not act on account of it, is the effort to be secluded from sensuality. Yes, I do t...
by mikenz66
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dhamma and Public Speaking
Replies: 24
Views: 727

Re: The Dhamma and Public Speaking

Hi Ceisiwr, I was thinking perhaps trying to view them as skeletons. I find it more effective to regard the audience as friends. Sam Vara has some excellent tips above. Communication is about connection, not about disconnection. Remember that in a situation like this, the audience wants you to succe...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 1286

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

Forgot to comment on this: ... in MN 44 satipaṭṭhānā is a "sign of concentration" and in AN 4.14 that "striving by protection" is a prerequisite; ... Sure, various people (including Ven Sujato) have argued that satipaṭṭhānā is what you do to get to samādhi . :heart: Mike Hi Mike, I know it comes ac...