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by mikenz66
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 27
Views: 290

Re: What i think about mental noting

By the end of the retreat I never wanted to verbalize a note or thought ever again, I could see the stress in it directly. Interesting how different people have different experiences with these techniques. Which probably demonstrates the need to find something that works for you. Personally, I have...
by mikenz66
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 27
Views: 290

Re: What i think about mental noting

If you don't make a conscious decision to stop the verbalization of mental noting it does not stop by itself or you haven't tried that? It's not that I don't make a conscious decision, it's that I find it stressful. The only reason I would employ the verbalized mental noting is because the hallucin...
by mikenz66
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version
Replies: 23
Views: 21717

Re: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version

Thanks. Unfortunately, I can't see the In the Buddha's Words recordings there, unless I'm missing something.

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version
Replies: 23
Views: 21717

Re: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version

DarrenM wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:29 am
Anyone know what’s wrong with the noblepath.org website? Are Ven. B. Bodhi stalks available anywhere else?
Hmm. Hopefully a temporary problem...

They may have been mirrored on one of the other Dhamma sites, but I can't locate any right now.

Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 113
Views: 2478

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

Isn't that even more reason for not thinking that it is particularly significant - that it turns up in these smackdown contests with Brahma? Whether it is a smackdown contest is a moot point but it is clear that the Buddha therein is explaining what makes an Ariya superior to any other being in Sam...
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 113
Views: 2478

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

Even tho it only appears in a couple places in that exact wording whenever it does appears it has immense importance. Afterall it is the thing that makes the Buddhas superior to Brahma. .... Isn't that even more reason for not thinking that it is particularly significant - that it turns up in these...
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 113
Views: 2478

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

This seems to be a perennial topic. I would be wary of reading too much into viññanam anidassanam, which only seems to appear in a couple of places in the canon: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=12510 https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=10017#p153428 https://sujato.wordpress.com/2011...
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 726
Views: 47623

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

As I have pointed out, Pali does not have its own alphabet. Tipitaka was written with Sinhala alphabet. When the European scholars started translating the Tipitaka, ... Even if this analysis were correct, I struggle to see how a few English scholars, or the Sinhala language, would have had any impa...
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 938

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

Just a reminder for folks who don't know , there is a thread on the SuttaCentral discussion forum where people can post typos . Please keep the presumptions to your self. :smile: Do you think we are dumb :rolleye: enough not to differentiate typos from biased personal interpretations? :o [/quote] W...
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Zealand :)
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Hello from New Zealand :)

Kia ora Chookidoo!

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 938

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

OK. Thanks for the clarification. Of course, the Visuddhimagga translation was completed and published before Ven Nanamoli's untimely death, but the MN was only in manuscript form a selection of it was published (edited by Bhikkhu Khantipalo) before Bhikkhu Bodhi took up the project. I had not reall...
by mikenz66
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 938

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

Yes, it would be nice to have it typed. I'm a little puzzled by your comments about about SN22.59. What is the significant difference you see between the Nanamoli translation here: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.059.nymo.html and Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation https://suttacentra...
by mikenz66
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 938

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

Speaking of translations, are there Nanamoli Thera's translations but without Bhikkhu Bodhi's changes/modifications? for example this sutta is purely Nanamoli's, and I find it very helpful and different than other suttas about the 3 characteristics - https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22...
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 938

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

So kinda like accesstoinsight 2.0. How about vinaya and abhidhamma? Afaik, the ATI translations are far from exhaustive. It would be good if there were complete free translations of the Vinaya & Abhidhamma also. The https://suttacentral.net/ translation of the Pali Vinaya is fairly complete, I thin...
by mikenz66
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is meditation bad for you?
Replies: 27
Views: 1016

Re: Is meditation bad for you?

2) And if you get into a nice spacey or blissful meditation you can waste a lot of time just enjoying that state. There are a few super-famous Theravada monks who talked about how they wasted a whole decade of their life meditating and enjoying the mild bliss, but not getting anywhere or making any...