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by mikenz66
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong

Thanks for the report. I'm travelling to Hong Kong next week and I haven't been to the Chi Lin Nunnery or the Western Monastery, so I'll try to make it to those places... Chi Lin Nunnery and Western Monastery were the most impressive and fascinating for me, especially the latter, which is not very p...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 29
Views: 806

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

yes, the whole Vipassana Movement aside from maybe Webu Sayadaw & others predating Goenka is silly :) Well, the nanas predate those people by at least 1500 years, probably longer, so it seems premature to be dismissing them as invalid... :heart: Mike oh lmao Suit yourself. There are many approaches...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 29
Views: 806

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

dylanj wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:05 am
yes, the whole Vipassana Movement aside from maybe Webu Sayadaw & others predating Goenka is silly :)
Well, the nanas predate those people by at least 1500 years, probably longer, so it seems premature to be dismissing them as invalid...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 46
Views: 506

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

But I will say that you seem to miss zerotime's point the the suttas do not make rigid distinctions between mind and body. I'll leave you to argue it out. Maybe. But ZT appears to be using this absence of rigid distinctions to make a solipsist or spiritualist case. I don't think so. He is simply po...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 46
Views: 506

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

You mention nama-rupa. "Nama" means volition, feeling and etc. "Rupa" means the 4 elements and its production. There is not any place in the Canon where it is said rupa it's the origin of nama neither the "mind". What we find is the teaching in where both (nama and rupa) arise because vijnana, the ...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 16.13 Saddhamma­patirūpaka Sutta. The Counterfeit of the True Dhamma.
Replies: 4
Views: 38

SN 16.13 Saddhamma­patirūpaka Sutta. The Counterfeit of the True Dhamma.

SN 16.13 Saddhamma­patirūpaka Sutta. The Counterfeit of the True Dhamma. Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi https://suttacentral.net/sn16.13 Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Savatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapiṇḍika’s Park. Then the Venerable Mahakassapa approached the Bles...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 46
Views: 506

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Hi zerotime, Thank you for this, and the previous posts: You mention nama-rupa. "Nama" means volition, feeling and etc. "Rupa" means the 4 elements and its production. There is not any place in the Canon where it is said rupa it's the origin of nama neither the "mind". What we find is the teaching i...
by mikenz66
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Sixteen insight knowledges and seven purifications appear in every word of tipitaka
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Sixteen insight knowledges and seven purifications appear in every word of tipitaka

SarathW wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38 am
By the way can you give me the link to the summary of Buddhas Word by Bhikkhu Bodi?
It is in the Study Group forum:
viewforum.php?f=25

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Sixteen insight knowledges and seven purifications appear in every word of tipitaka
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Sixteen insight knowledges and seven purifications appear in every word of tipitaka

Hi theY, Is this the sutta you are referring to? “Whatever ascetics and brahmins, having thus directly known consciousness, its origin, its cessation, and the way leading to its cessation, having thus directly known the gratification, the danger, and the escape in the case of consciousness, are prac...
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How non-conceptual is "non-conceptual" vipassana, really?
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: How non-conceptual is "non-conceptual" vipassana, really?

I think it's a great question. Ven Nananda has a lot of detail in his mediation booklet on this, which I've reproduced a number of times. I think people make too much of a meal the "non-conceptual", "ultimate reality" translations. Nananada takes the regular progression one sees in Mahasi intruction...
by mikenz66
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: why is authenticity under-valued
Replies: 31
Views: 366

Re: why is authenticity under-valued

It's not undervalued. It's just that some people don't accept "scientific history" or materialist textual criticism as the only criterion of authenticity. ... Well said. It would seem somewhat ironic to over-emphasise a scientific/materialistic approach to verifying the authenticity of a religious ...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 138
Views: 1535

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

Sorry, I have put a lot of information into this discussion, and I am not going to repeat myself, or try to summarise. If you have a specifc question about something that I have posted, by all means ask it.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 138
Views: 1535

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

Well, I thought he did a pretty good job in the post I linked to: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/what-is-the-meaning-of-nama-in-nama-rupa/4600/2?u=mikenz66 And if you listen to Ven Analyo's discussion and read Ven Nananda's lecture, it makes a lot more sense. I gave all of the links near the s...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 138
Views: 1535

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

I read already , I could not see where him defining nama rupa . Maybe you can summarize it here . See, for example: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/what-is-the-meaning-of-nama-in-nama-rupa/4600/2 You are looking at a tree , both related , but both being different also . What I meant is nama ru...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 138
Views: 1535

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

Hi , but sujato didn't explain what namarupa actually is ? You have to read the whole thread for his definition. He seems right that it is about relation rather than something separate . However , Namarupa is not to be treated as mentality materiality aka as a single unit . I disagree. Mind-body is...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 138
Views: 1535

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

Sure, but is anyone here arguing differently? I still don't see a problem with discussing mentality and materiality ( whatever ) as different aspects of the whole, and for that reason I still don't see a problem with the hyphen in nama-rupa. I think that the problem is the idea that they can be sep...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2088

Re: Diversity among mods

aflatun wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:01 am
What a great photo!
Thanks. I also like the picture of the naga a few posts later...
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2730&start=60#p369744

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2088

Re: Diversity among mods

Regarding identity, there is photo of Ven Dhammanando and I posing for a publicity shot here:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2730&start=60#p369695

There was a picture of Robert and I earlier in that thread, but it seems to have become corrupt...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 138
Views: 1535

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

You might find this post (#7) interesting Thanks, yes that thread about namarupa on Sutta Central is very useful. As I said in my OP: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=30921#p451130 ... western philosopy and "spirituality" have this idea of a "mind" or "spirit", which is the important bi...