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by mikenz66
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?
Replies: 16
Views: 1949

Re: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?

Unfortunately, the Wisdom/PTS versions for the four Nikayas and the Sutta Nipata (by Walsh, Nanamoli, Bodhi) with the older-school terminology, and footnotes, are not all free, though quite a few of Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation of key suttas are freely available, and are on Sutta Central. :heart: Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?
Replies: 16
Views: 1949

Re: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?

Ha! I agree. To me the useful thing about terms like "volitional formations" is that they are obviously a translation of saṅkhāra, so I just read it as that... If one was new to the suttas, one would have no idea what was meant until one read the footnotes... “A person immersed in ignorance: If he f...
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 143
Views: 3039

Re: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic

I think it's important to recognize what is and what is not the case. If you meditate and your experience is what the suttas say, then you are doing jhānas. You need a parameter for the other parts of the path, like right speech. You know telling lies is not right speech, so you must also know that...
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?
Replies: 16
Views: 1949

Re: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?

Yes, he read some of his Itivuttaka translations on a recent short course, and those were also very good. The nice thing about Bhikkhu Sujato's Sutta Central translations is that you can have the Pali side by side, so if you prefer translation choices like "volitional formations", "preparations", "s...
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?
Replies: 16
Views: 1949

Re: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?

Also, there is Access to Insight. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/thig/index.html And they have it in app form too both iOS and android. They have the Therigatha and Theragatha...but I'm not sure if it is all complete. From what I have seen SuttaCentral is more complete and a more recen...
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 143
Views: 3039

Re: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic

See how this nonsense works? And people believe it. :console: :console: I really don't have a strong opinion on this subject, but I share the skepticism of a number of others that states that are rather exalted in the suttas can be easily obtained. See for example, Ven Analayo's paper: A Brief Hist...
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 143
Views: 3039

Re: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic

obviously some people are attached to other other interpretation of the jhanas (which they themselves never entered) so much that they have a need to disparage people who disagree. ... What about those who have experiences similar to the lighter interpretations, but are not convinced that it is jha...
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 143
Views: 3039

Re: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic

obviously some people are attached to other other interpretation of the jhanas (which they themselves never entered) so much that they have a need to disparage people who disagree. ... What about those who have experiences similar to the lighter interpretations, but are not convinced that it is jha...
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 143
Views: 3039

Re: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic

I would add to samseva's post that I don't know what the downside is to the interpretation that jhāna is a deep, and difficult to attain, absorption. Personally, I work on developing the eight-fold path, including doing what I can to develop sati and samādhi. Perhaps, according to some of the partic...
by mikenz66
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 689
Views: 43663

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

You running interference for Ajahn Amaro is doing nobody any favours. I just want to know if he still endorses Black Lives Matter... it's a fair, on-topic question, regardless of your sealioning, since his name appears on that earlier document. Why don't you ask him then? Personally, I'm pleased wi...
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Brahmavihara formulas
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Brahmavihara formulas

greenjuice wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:28 pm Does anyone which Sutta is that?
You may be thinking of this chant: https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/Chant ... n0015.html

I'm not sure about the first three, but the final part about equanimity is in suttas such as: https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN5_57.html

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Possible to lose jhana?
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Possible to lose jhana?

confusedlayman wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:16 pm what vism say about doing jhana as lay?
As far as I can tell, the Visuddhimagga only addresses monastics.

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 43241

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Perhaps it should be noted that " atthi "/"exists" is an extremely general term. From Bhikkhu Bodhi's introduction to his Samyutta Nikaya translation: ... Bhava , however, is not "existence” in the sense of the most universal ontological category, that which is shared by everything from the dishes i...
by mikenz66
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"
Replies: 19
Views: 323

Re: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"

I didn't read the full article, just skimmed it real quick, but it looked like it was more of the bees recognizing the signs left there marking the way out of the maze for example, colored red marks indicating where to turn, rather than communicating with humans? Yes, the humans taught the bees to ...
by mikenz66
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Becoming

The Buddhist meaning of this word seems to be exclusive to English Buddhism. I try to Google in dictionary and found Michelle Obama new book title and the English meaning of this world conventionally is attractive. I guess it's one of those Buddhist-hybrid English expressions that plague many trans...