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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: 2419

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: 2419

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: 2419

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: 706
Views: 46671

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: 40
Views: 768

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: 5
Views: 87

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: 40
Views: 768

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: 40
Views: 768

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: 40
Views: 768

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: 40
Views: 768

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: 982

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...
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: 401

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: 84
Views: 4992

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: 84
Views: 4992

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: 401

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...