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by mikenz66
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: List of rules for monks relevant for lay women
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: List of rules for monks relevant for lay women

It would be good to link to the full text, and read the whole passage: https://suttacentral.net/en/pi-tv-bu-vb-pc7 Final ruling 13 ‘If a monk gives a teaching of more than five or six sentences to a woman, except in the presence of a man who understands, he commits an offense entailing confession.’”
by mikenz66
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Condensed version of the teachings within texts
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: Condensed version of the teachings within texts

JohnK wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:53 am
The book suggested by Sam Vara did exactly that for me (Bhikkhu Bodhi's In the Buddha's Words).
It's an excellent book.

See this thread:
In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 19
Views: 382

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

ieee23 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:49 pm
Volunteer at your local temple. A lot. Get as involved in the place as you can.
That's good general advice for all aspects of life...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 19
Views: 382

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

Up until learning this, I've always felt shitty when you'd say how you went to your local temple and just felt good there, while I can't even imagine feeling good there. Well, you had motivations for going there other than the Dhamma, and I don't have such motivations. I had various motivations for...
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 532

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

Hi perkele

If you hover over the link you'll see the translator's name.

Not sure how to get that info on a phone or tablet...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 19
Views: 382

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

Try walking in the opposite direction: practice celibacy in body and mind, and women seem to come to YOU. It sucks but this is how it happened for me, the last two times. In a similar vein, when I first started going to a Thai Wat, I already had a Thai girlfriend, but she was in another country. I ...
by mikenz66
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: The Growth of Theravada Buddhism in Hong Kong
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: The Growth of Theravada Buddhism in Hong Kong

Yes, that's a group I interacted with back in 2007. I'm not sure if it is still active.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 38
Views: 438

Re: Free Will

And here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hume#Free_will.2C_determinism.2C_and_responsibility Actions are, by their very nature, temporary and perishing; and where they proceed not from some cause in the character and disposition of the person who performed them, they can neither redound to his ...
by mikenz66
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 38
Views: 438

Re: Free Will

Perhaps one should inquire if one's intentions are conditioned or unconditioned. ... In brief, the argument (which is probably not particularly original) is that the intention allows us to have some insight into someone's mind, and how the person is likely to behave in the future. If someone accide...
by mikenz66
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 38
Views: 438

Re: Free Will

Perhaps one should inquire if one's intentions are conditioned or unconditioned. ... There's a short segment on this Sam Harris podcast (starting at about 2:20, and not connected with the interview, which is also quite interesting) where he discusses why intention is still important even if both th...
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 290
Views: 9633

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Off-topic meta-discussion removed.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 990

Re: Victims of Buddhism

Thread locked...
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 356
Views: 42699

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

binocular wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:44 pm
Sovatthika wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:22 am
analyze what is being taken. can you take data?
If you can have it, then it can be taken.
Brilliant!
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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1752
Views: 148240

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Coltrane was so amazing.

Here's the complete album:



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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. IV. Proper Speech.
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. IV. Proper Speech.

Yes, excellent advice.

The chapters are linked here: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=345&p=420589#p420589 as they are posted. My intention here is for something along the lines of In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. IV. Proper Speech.
Replies: 2
Views: 126

The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. IV. Proper Speech.

The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. IV. Proper Speech. See: here for background. Speech is a differentiating trait of humans. Words can create enmity or friendship, win or harden hearts, deceive others or open them to new pathways of understanding. Social transformations through ...
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ignorance or craving as the cause of suffering?
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: Ignorance or craving as the cause of suffering?

... I have seen different delineations or presentations of DO (i.e. as opposed to seeing DO as an object of direct personal perception). Some of them present a cyclical process, whereas others don't. I don't recall seeing a cyclical presentation among the suttas, so I can't favour a cyclical presen...
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 70
Views: 1785

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

Scarily true...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dana opportunity
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: Dana opportunity

Bhante Sujato has completed new translations of the four Pali nikayas to English. SuttaCentral is going through a massive transformation and being rebuilt from the ground up. Will SuttaCentral only publish Bhikkhu Sujato's idiosyncratic translations, such as the translation of MN 10 currently there...
by mikenz66
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Retro!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: Happy Birthday Retro!!!

Happy Birthday, Paul!

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Mike