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by mikenz66
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

Are you implying that the commentaries are incorrect? The commentaries are just that, comments on Buddhism made by normal monks. Normal fallible, opinionated guys. ... As are the writings and teachings of modern teachers, of course! There is a richness of interpretation and advice available in anci...
by mikenz66
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye? - Essay on sense-spheres
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: What is the eye? - Essay on sense-spheres

i like the TV example Yes, and note that this is almost directly from Ven Nanananda's Nibbana Sermon 5: http://seeingthroughthenet.net/books/ At first sight the sutta, when it refers to a picture, seems to be speaking about the man who drew it. But there is something deeper than that. When the Budd...
by mikenz66
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 155
Views: 1702

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

I quite liked Ven Analayo's presentation that I linked to here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=30940 The executive summary is that the last half (roughly) of the links can be thought of as occurring over time, and the first half in a timeless/stuctural way. There are many other interesting ...
by mikenz66
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye? - Essay on sense-spheres
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: What is the eye? - Essay on sense-spheres

Thanks, Bhikkhu Cintita always has useful things to say...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 155
Views: 1702

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Is multiple models an option? Even the ancient traditions (Theravada, Sarvastivada, etc) seem to have both a three-life and a moment to moment model. Could you be more specific, Mike? Where exactly is support for the moment-to-moment interpretation to be found in these ancient traditions? See, for ...
by mikenz66
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 155
Views: 1702

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Is multiple models an option? Even the ancient traditions (Theravada, Sarvastivada, etc) seem to have both a three-life and a moment to moment model. I could be wrong, but I assumed that those who accept multiple models always include the moment-to-moment, along with one of the other models named, ...
by mikenz66
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 155
Views: 1702

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Is multiple models an option? Even the ancient traditions (Theravada, Sarvastivada, etc) seem to have both a three-life and a moment to moment model. And many modern teachers/commentators use that model. E.g. Thanissaro Bhikkhu: These factors come down to the five aggregates. In fact, the entire pat...
by mikenz66
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 73
Views: 1868

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

ToVincent wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:50 pm
That's Buddhism.
The rest is not.
Period.
. :jawdrop:
No, that's your definition. Please abide by the rules of the forum.

Reasoned criticism is fine. Throwing around insults is not.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 73
Views: 1868

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Members,

Please keep in mind Terms of Service 2d:
d. Unsubstantiated allegations against individuals or traditions - including psychoanalyzing other members, and predictions or threats of kammic retribution
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=2
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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: All is one. Change my view.
Replies: 24
Views: 320

Re: All is one. Change my view.

It's a nice article, but this comment is very important to consider when reading comments from those who are not necessarily experts on the doctrines that they are criticsising: Greetings, I'm enjoying the article a great deal but one important question I have is, who is it that's proposing this ide...
by mikenz66
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering of others
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Suffering of others

As I said on the other topic: All that an average individual can do is help to some extent (a refugee needs shelter and food for few days .. to help with that) .. beyond that one can do nothing. If you want to become inflamed with emotions .. that is your prerogative. A Theravadan Buddhist will not ...
by mikenz66
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 95
Views: 1765

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

All that an average individual can do is help to some extent (a refugee needs shelter and food for few days .. to help with that) .. beyond that one can do nothing. If you want to become inflamed with emotions .. that is your prerogative. A Theravadan Buddhist will not choose to be involved in this...
by mikenz66
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 17.4 Dīghalomika Sutta. A Fleecy Sheep.
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: SN 17.4 Dīghalomika Sutta. A Fleecy Sheep.

Thanks. Is that from this sutta? AN 7.49?

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 17.4 Dīghalomika Sutta. A Fleecy Sheep.
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: SN 17.4 Dīghalomika Sutta. A Fleecy Sheep.

I couldn't resist the title of this sutta, though it's worth reading through the entire Lābhasakkāra Saṃyutta
https://suttacentral.net/sn17 for comparisons of material possessions with hooks, harpoons, wind, women, etc...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 17.4 Dīghalomika Sutta. A Fleecy Sheep.
Replies: 5
Views: 129

SN 17.4 Dīghalomika Sutta. A Fleecy Sheep.

SN 17.4 Dīghalomika Sutta. A Fleecy Sheep. Translated by Bhante Sujato Material possessions, honor, and praise are terrible things, which snare you like a long-haired goat in a briar patch. https://suttacentral.net/sn17.4 At Sāvatthī. “Possessions, honor, and popularity are brutal , bitter, and har...
by mikenz66
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sakkāya-ditthi: view that sees distinct mind and matter?
Replies: 45
Views: 687

Re: Sakkāya-ditthi: view that sees distinct mind and matter?

Thanks. I always tell my students not to believe everything they read in textbooks, because there can always be typos. In fact, a story I heard some time ago was about a professor I knew well (I heard this from a graduate student) that one of the assignments in one of his graduate courses was to fin...
by mikenz66
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: J.Krishnamurti discussion.
Replies: 88
Views: 1382

Re: J.Krishnamurti discussion.

Your quotes still don't address the issue of time. Until that moment of 'seeing', everything that was attempted, thought about, stops. The whole notion of a 'person moving in time' is gone. As long as you are trying to attain anything, you haven't come to terms with this movement. Spin it any way y...
by mikenz66
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: nāma means name
Replies: 54
Views: 919

Re: nāma means name

Hi Dhammarakkhito, http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/The-Law-of-Dependent-Arising_LE_Rev_1.0.pdf I suggest you just copy the text from the PDF: The dog thinks that it is looking because it sees. But the truth of the matter is that it sees because it looks. ... rather than pos...
by mikenz66
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: J.Krishnamurti discussion.
Replies: 88
Views: 1382

Re: J.Krishnamurti discussion.

The problem that the 2K's put forth is this: You have read/heard about Truth, Enlightenment, etc., and it has been associated with following a path to its discovery for thousands of years. This path that is talked about is supposed to lead the practitioner to enlightenment if you follow the directi...
by mikenz66
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2404

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

You just don't know enough extremist news outlets. :sage: :thinking: Perhap's thats a good thing. Well, of course, I've seen people ranting on the Internet about such things, but it doesn't seem particularly relevant to anything I've experienced in real life... Perhaps Canada and New Zealand are sp...