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by mikenz66
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.6 Dhanuggaha Sutta. The Archers.
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: SN 20.6 Dhanuggaha Sutta. The Archers.

Here are some related suttas suggested by Thanissaro Bhikkhu: https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN20_6.html

SN2.19; AN4.113; AN5.78; AN6.19; AN6.20; AN7.74 (7.70); AN10.15; Iti23; Snp4.6

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.6 Dhanuggaha Sutta. The Archers.
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: SN 20.6 Dhanuggaha Sutta. The Archers.

Bhikkhu Bodhi's notes: “Bhikkhus, suppose there were four firm-bowed archers, [266] trained, dexterous, experienced, standing in each of the four directions. This sutta also appears in the introduction to Ja No. 476, which turns upon the same theme. In this story the Bodhisatta, in his incarnation a...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.6 Dhanuggaha Sutta. The Archers.
Replies: 4
Views: 60

SN 20.6 Dhanuggaha Sutta. The Archers.

SN 20.6 Dhanuggaha Sutta. The Archers. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato Only a speedster could catch arrows in flight, yet conditioned phenomena perish faster than that. https://suttacentral.net/sn20.6 At Sāvatthī. “Mendicants, suppose there were four well-trained expert archers with strong bows standi...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika

Hi tbeaudoin, (3) Dhammayut tried to go back to a more accurate pronunciation and recitation of the Indic language Pali: their chanting style is called "Magadha" (named after a region in India), whereas Mahanikaya chants in a style called "Samyoga" (which means "with links/linked"). ... I'm not an e...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Is it possible to have a three aggregate only?

What model do you have of the aggregates? Do you see them as building blocks or descriptions of experience?

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The real meaning of AN10.58 enumeration #9
Replies: 39
Views: 495

Re: The real meaning of AN10.58 enumeration #9

RV Could you clarify whether it is BB or the other person who you think is being outrageous? https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32419&p=481446#p481438 The other oerson sounds confused to me... Mike I think Bhikkhu Bodhi is confused but i am not actually outraged, i just think he is wrong....
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2726

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

I agree with that you said about not of the flesh jhana but, The sutta central passage what i think is rupa jhana Yes, it is referred to as rupa jhana (though I'm not sure that term exists in the suttas, it may be a later development), but rupa (form) is not the same as sāmisā (of the flesh). So ru...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The real meaning of AN10.58 enumeration #9
Replies: 39
Views: 495

Re: The real meaning of AN10.58 enumeration #9

RV

Could you clarify whether it is BB or the other person who you think is being outrageous? viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32419&p=481446#p481438 The other oerson sounds confused to me...

Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2726

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

I think it's very clear that jhana is a pleasure not-of-the-flesh. The sutta you quoted: https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN36_31.html “And what is rapture not of the flesh ? There is the case where a monk—quite secluded from sensuality, secluded from unskillful qualities—enters & remains in th...
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2726

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

rupa jhana is pleasure from flesh=form endowed with five strings of sensuality This seems to be contradicted by the sutta you quote from, including your quotes. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn36/sn36.031.than.html Perhaps I'm missing something in your logic... And what is spiritual r...
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 24
Views: 415

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

So this is a Buddhist venue which doesn't have to operate by dhammic principles? Nothing has to operate by dhammic principles. People can choose to operate by dhammic principles by avoiding defilements of thought and speech, and the ToS and culture of Dhamma Wheel can facilitate that. Since the "op...
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 725

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

Sorry I have no idea what you are talking about. I suggest returnibg to the topic.

Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

I wouldn't call is slight. That would be like saying that there are slight variations from the UK, across Europe, and into Russia...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

I don't get news media here, but i saw the pictures on the internet. I see nothing wrong with practicing meditation while trapped in a cave. Probably the experience will NOT be traumatic because of this! Is the Buddha Dharma helpful? Ask these boys, I'm sure they will agree. You can see their inter...