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by mikenz66
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Looking for Thai resources
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Looking for Thai resources

For dhammaduta. Perhaps some dhammapadas or other good, simple content. If you could provide your input about your suggestion if you know thai, whether it's a suitable translation. Some of the English translations of dhamma can be very bad. If you find anything on amazon especially, that will be gr...
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 136
Views: 1503

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

It doesn't account for the nature of thinking, though. More time is spent on this forum arguing concepts, thinking about thinking. One way is right, another is wrong. Nothing is ever really accomplished. You don't need a forum to understand this. It is really a form of addiction, sorry to say. You ...
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 136
Views: 1503

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

Many people like to think. They are sure that they can think themselves out of all dukkha. Ain't gonna happen. It is like a replacement therapy, exchanging one set of ideas for another. I agree. However, you seem to be assuming that Buddhist practice is just about thinking (which I don't think is a...
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 136
Views: 1503

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

Forget what I say and just read some conversations with U.G or look at the video I first posted in the other thread. You don't need me as a mouthpiece for U.G. If you can relate to what he says, fine. If not, just move on. IT was never my intention to be some kind of interpreter of U.G. I can just ...
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Dharmafarer.org website is in the process of moving.
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Piya Tan's Dharmafarer.org website is in the process of moving.

Perhaps you could ask him. I have no particular connection with him, I'm just passing on the news. It's a pity he hasn't had better support for organising his work in a way that would be useable for other purposes. There was some discussion on sutta central about how it would have been nice to use h...
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Dharmafarer.org website is in the process of moving.
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Piya Tan's Dharmafarer.org website is in the process of moving.

Piya Tan's Dharmafarer.org website is in the process of moving. Unfortunately, this means that any links to the old site will not work... See: http://themindingcentre.org/ Here is some discussion: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpiyatan%2Fposts%2F10155...
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 121
Views: 4354

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

Saengnapha wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:24 am
I wouldn't volunteer for that job. :D
I guess this is the problem for all of us. There are thousands of self-proclaimed awakened people out there, and it is clearly not possible to investigate them all...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 4.55 Paṭhamasamajīvī Sutta. Equality (1st)
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: AN 4.55 Paṭhamasamajīvī Sutta. Equality (1st)

Bhikkhu Bodhi's notes:

Then the householder Nakulapitā and the housewife Nakulamātā approached the Blessed One, paid homage to him, and sat down to one side. ...
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 4.55 Paṭhamasamajīvī Sutta. Equality (1st)
Replies: 1
Views: 49

AN 4.55 Paṭhamasamajīvī Sutta. Equality (1st)

AN 4.55 Paṭhamasamajīvī Sutta. Equality (1st) Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato How a married couple can stay together in this life and the next. https://suttacentral.net/an4.55 so i have heard. At one time the Buddha was staying in the land of the Bhaggas on Crocodile Hill, in the deer park at Bhesakaḷ...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?

it is also about observing and developing (in the case of the factors of awakening) or abandoning (in the case of the hindrances) aspects of mind, as in the quote I gave above. Why would the Buddha teach abandoning the hindrances in the 4th Satipatthana (when it is generally taught as a preliminary...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do monks change their legal name when they ordained?
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Do monks change their legal name when they ordained?

Brahmavamso is his ordination name, but it is often abbreviated, since Brahm is easier to say...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?

To me, it looks like contemplation on Dhamma means contemplation on Buddha's teaching. Yes, that's one way of interpreting it, but it is also about observing and developing (in the case of the factors of awakening) or abandoning (in the case of the hindrances) aspects of mind, as in the quote I gav...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?

To put it rather crudely, I think the first is basically noticing one's state of mind, while the second is noticing the nature of one's experience generally, using various frameworks. I think that's a good summary. If you read the sutta, cittanupassana could be roughly translated as "mood". It’s wh...