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by mikenz66
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Grouping by Disciple and Other Ways to Navigate the Buddhist Texts
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Grouping by Disciple and Other Ways to Navigate the Buddhist Texts

Wow, after all these years, how am I just now noticing the index of proper names on ATI?! Sutta Central has an index of names as well. I'm going to be combing through these for awhile. And don't forget the full Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names http://aimwell.org/DPPN/index.html :heart: Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 81
Views: 3591

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Ñāṇananda’s Concept and Reality: An Assessment by Stephen Evans Note: Late Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda (Concept and Reality) and Kiribathgoda Ñāṇānanda (Mahamewnawa) are two different monks. See also the critique of this article, which was discussed this year in Ven Analayo's course on the Nibbana S...
by mikenz66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 81
Views: 3591

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Recently I was listening to Ven. Dhamma Subadda from Mithirigala Forest monastery. He participates in the discussion relating to Late Most Ven. Katukurunde Nyanananda Maha Thero's Nibbana sermon. He appears to be a knowledgeable monk. There is no any material on the internet in the English language...
by mikenz66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Grouping by Disciple and Other Ways to Navigate the Buddhist Texts
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Grouping by Disciple and Other Ways to Navigate the Buddhist Texts

One thing I have always liked about accesstoinsight.com is the references to suttas by subject. If I am dealing with a difficult issue, I will often have trouble finding a sutta which references something specific-- e.g., dealing with illness, difficult people, etc. I would like to see more organiz...
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Yes, well we do sometimes see a view expressed that anything not in the canonical texts and early commentaries is not "Theravada". This, in my opinion, undervalues the richness of the living tradition...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Is this a Theravada Buddhist ritual? I've never heard of it. :anjali: Theravada Buddhist rituals are many and varied... Phra Mae Thorani is intimately connected with the "touching the earth" iconography, and the universal ritual of pouring water during a blessing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phra...
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma as Phenomena
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Dhamma as Phenomena

How does one know when dhamma as phenomenon refers to mental states or refers to anything? See this post, which gives links to various usages in the SN and MN: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5584#p422383 The short answer to your question is that it is quite obvious in the Pali sentenc...
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?
Replies: 19
Views: 510

Re: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?

Hi Sarath, His argument was that King Ajasattu did not go to hell even if he had done a heinous karma because he helped to establish the Sasana. There are many people commit suicide for sensual gratification and why monks can't do a little sacrifice to protect Pariyatti. His line of Argument was not...
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?
Replies: 36
Views: 632

Re: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?

Here is Bhikkhu Bodhi's note from the Commentary: The bhikkhus did not delight in the Buddha’s words, apparently because the discourse probed too deeply into the tender regions of their own conceit, and perhaps their residual brahmanic views. At a later time, MA tells us, when their pride had been h...
by mikenz66
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?

Thanks, I didn't manage to locate that post by searching... :thinking:

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?

For a selection of suttas where dhammā is used in this way, see Bhikkhu Bodhi's introductions to his translations, such as linked here: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/tr ... u=mikenz66

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Re: AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.

Comments from Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation (which is also available on Sutta Central): Now on that occasion the Venerable Anuruddha had gone off to pass the day and was in seclusion when a number of agreeable-bodied deities approached him, paid homage to him, stood to one side, and said to him: In re...
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.
Replies: 1
Views: 583

AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.

AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities. At one time the Buddha was staying near Kosambi, in Ghosita’s Monastery. Now at that time Venerable Anuruddha had retreated to solitude for the da...
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"

Sorry, what I mean is that if one did an action, but did not anticipate the consequences, it is still an intentional action. Perhaps a bug is a poor example. Perhaps the following would be a better example to discuss: You push on something, and it falls over and breaks. I think it's clear that the p...