Search found 11674 matches

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: 18
Views: 238

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

:heart:
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: 18
Views: 238

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: 18
Views: 238

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: 39

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: 102

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.
:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 274
Views: 58177

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: 119

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: 383

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

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 19
Views: 417

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...

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 19
Views: 417

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: 581

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...

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 19
Views: 417

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: 93

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.

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 38
Views: 462

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: 462

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: 462

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: 309
Views: 9963

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Off-topic meta-discussion removed.

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1032

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: 42856

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!
:clap:
Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1755
Views: 148865

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Coltrane was so amazing.

Here's the complete album:



:heart:
Mike