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by mikenz66
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 7.72 [AN 7.68] Aggikkhandhopama Sutta. The Mass of Fire Comparison.
Replies: 0
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AN 7.72 [AN 7.68] Aggikkhandhopama Sutta. The Mass of Fire Comparison.

AN 7.72 AN 7.68 Aggikkhandhopama Sutta. The Mass of Fire Comparison. Translated by the Yahoo! Pali Group https://suttacentral.net/an7.72 Thus have I heard. Once the Blessed One was wandering among the Kosala people together with a large company of monks. Entering a major path, the Blessed One saw i...
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 54
Views: 3380

Re: The case against coffee (important)

While for grinding the beans I use this nice manual grinder from Vietnam. From time to time people offer me electrical grinders, but I decline their offers as I’ve never known one whose friction didn’t burn the beans at least slightly. . grinder.jpg . And a very impressive grinder it is, Bhante. An...
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 284
Views: 58313

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Hi theY, I agree that the conclusion such as "billions of mind moments" of citta-khaṇa appeared in commentary. But I don't agree that citta khaṇa never appeared in tipitaka, especially in paṭṭhāna of abhidhamma. Certainly. I did say that the basic ideas are in the tipitika. You never see the conclus...
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How do you use the quote button in DW?
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: How do you use the quote button in DW?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:08 am
Thanks Retro
How did you do above reply?
SarthW wrote with date etc.
By clicking on the quote button (")at the top right of the message.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 284
Views: 58313

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Hi theY, By buddha: ... Would you be so kind as to give a link to translations, or a link to a site such as Sutta Central where it is easier to work out exactly which passages you are quoting? Perhaps we have a communication problem. This statement seems to agree that the "billions of mind moments" ...
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Hmm, perhaps I wasn't clear. I was replying in the context of: These "knowledges" are definitely great objects of contemplation, however I must be missing something essential. ... As I understand it, they are not "objects of contemplation" but knowledges that arise from practice. It is in that sense...
by mikenz66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Hi archaic, ... will they be expected to come upon all of these knowledges spontaneously with no previous mention of such concepts? These are signposts, based on the experience of ancient and modern practitioners. Practitioners following various approaches have reported going through these, or simil...
by mikenz66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 91
Views: 1019

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

And JKZ, for example, is advanced in sila like that? I've no idea. But I think you may be identifying a problem that some of these secular techniques seem to jump immediately to a rather advanced form of practice. Of course, there are different levels of "letting go". I think what Spiney quoted was...
by mikenz66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 91
Views: 1019

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

binocular wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:35 pm
Why doesn't the Buddha give this advice to Rahula when he advises him to reflect on the consequences of his actions?
I think because they belong to different levels of development of the gradual path. Good sila is required to develop the calm and insight enabling the letting go...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 284
Views: 58313

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Mind moment is the mind concept that buddha taught to sāriputta . It is appear in many sāriputta's canon. Also it is the main topic of 1st abhidhamma canon, Dhammasaṅgaṇī.... Of course, one can trace elements of those concepts back to the suttas and abhidhamma. However, statements about billions of...
by mikenz66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 33
Views: 444

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

Hi Kim, Please remember that this topic is about "Buddhism and Islam in Asia". I'd be interested in any thoughts about the article that Paul linked to: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=445466#p445176 :heart: Mike :embarassed: Sorry! I like the article you started the thread with, more than th...
by mikenz66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 33
Views: 444

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

Please remember that this topic is about "Buddhism and Islam in Asia".

I'd be interested in any thoughts about the article that Paul linked to:
viewtopic.php?p=445466#p445176

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 33
Views: 444

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

The OP article looks backwards to the past, to get an idea of the future, Indonesia is the example: https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/indonesia-and-future-islam That looks like a really interesting article, Paul. I'll have to spend some time reading it later. The closing paragraph raises many ...
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 33
Views: 444

Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History By Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The Diplomat, October 29, 2017 Demography and history explain troubled attitudes toward Islam in Buddhist-majority Asian regions today. http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/picture/upload/bud-islam.jpg New Delhi, India --...
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 16.12 Tathāgata parammaraṇa sutta. After Death.
Replies: 2
Views: 40

SN 16.12 Tathāgata parammaraṇa sutta. After Death.

SN 16.12 Tathāgata parammaraṇa sutta. After Death. Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi https://suttacentral.net/sn16.12 On one occasion the Venerable Mahakassapa and the Venerable Sāriputta were dwelling at Baraṇasī in the Deer Park at Isipatana. Then, in the evening, the Venerable Sāriputta emerged from s...
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: AccessToInsight.org now owned by Barre
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: AccessToInsight.org now owned by Barre

Towards the end of this section: https://accesstoinsight.org/faq.html#history
... By the end of 2013 this growth subsided and it settled into "retirement" as a static website. In 2017 Bullitt transferred ownership of the domain name and management of the website to BCBS.
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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 284
Views: 58313

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Abhidhamma asserts that elementary, momentary (& they give a specific amount of time for a moment) phenomena have sabhāva real true nature/existence ... It seems to be a very common error to mix up the Abhidhamma Pitaka and later Comentaries. Mind moments are a much later development than the Abhid...
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: 3
Views: 126

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: 20
Views: 387

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: 421

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