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by mikenz66
Sun May 20, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .

I have listened to the second recording. It is about explaining Nama Rupa. They use the example of a young child experiencing a rubber ball. He experiences the ball with six senses without knowing it is a ball. Through the contact, he experiences (vedana) it and attached (tanha) to the ball. If we ...
by mikenz66
Sat May 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 2.33 Mother and Father.
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: AN 2.33 Mother and Father.

Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Translation is here: https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN2_31.html

Note the slightly different numbering (2.32).

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat May 19, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 2.33 Mother and Father.
Replies: 1
Views: 34

AN 2.33 Mother and Father.

AN 2.33 Mother and Father. Translated by Bhante Sujato https://suttacentral.net/an2.32-41/en/sujato Mendicants, I say that these two people cannot easily be repaid. What two? Mother and father. You would not have done enough to repay your mother and father even if you were to carry your mother arou...
by mikenz66
Sat May 19, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .

From the Forum Discussion on Nibbana Sermon 16 at https://analayo2018.buddhistinquiry.org Bhikkhuni Dhammadina: Monks of Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery have started a Dhamma discussion based on the late Most Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thero’s ‘නිවනේ නිවීම’ (Nibbana the Mind Stilled) sermons ...
by mikenz66
Sat May 19, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 61
Views: 762

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

and only have a figure-head capacity Do not underestimate the hidden power. Governer general sacked the prime minister Gough Whitlam. What if GG sack NZ prime minister. Who can stop that? The sort of deadlock that led to that incident couldn't happen under our parliamentary system, as we only have ...
by mikenz66
Fri May 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 61
Views: 762

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

I remember as a school kid in New Zealand the national anthem was "God Save the Queen", the Sex Pistols version came out about the same time I started to understand the ridiculousness of singing God Save the Queen on the complete opposite side of the planet from the Queen... Yes, times have changed...
by mikenz66
Fri May 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 33
Views: 613

Re: no birth without rebirth

I recall there is a sutta saying that the Buddha remembered he was a stream entry in previous life , I can't remember which sutta . https://suttacentral.net/sn12.65/en/bodhi SN 12.65 The City At Savatthī. “Bhikkhus, before my enlightenment, while I was still a bodhisatta, not yet fully enlightened,...
by mikenz66
Fri May 18, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 44
Views: 882

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

binocular wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:04 am
Animals don't use knives.
:rofl:
Case closed...
by mikenz66
Thu May 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings on Tantra and Mayahana (from: Tantric Theravada?)
Replies: 33
Views: 374

Re: Musings on Tantra and Mayahana (from: Tantric Theravada?)

Thich Nhat Hanh is obviously one of the most well-known Buddhist teachers in the world. From what I've seen, his teachings include fairly frequent references to early Buddhist concepts and texts. I suspect he has studied them somewhat intensively and considers them quite important. He has a number ...
by mikenz66
Thu May 17, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can you apply chariot simile to a shadow?
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: How can you apply chariot simile to a shadow?

Thanks Mike. How can you apply dependent origination to this conversation? This is the argument of Ven Sudassana. By the way, he is not talking about Malinda Pannha. He is generally talking about the people who are trying to find the truth by parts of the body etc. Sorry, but you will have to expla...
by mikenz66
Thu May 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings on Tantra and Mayahana (from: Tantric Theravada?)
Replies: 33
Views: 374

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Haven't heard from Venerable for some time now (I too am an ex-kiwi), how is he? I toyed with trying to see him in January, when I was in Hong Kong (short flight to Taiwan), but he was travelling. He sounds fine, but I haven't seen him in person since he was a PhD student in Hong Kong. The nice spi...
by mikenz66
Thu May 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 133
Views: 14039

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Some of Waharaka Theros sermons are controversial. As lal says, this is not a very useful statement without providing some references, or, at least, some indication of which aspects are considered controversial. Many teachers are considered controversial by others... :thinking: It's hard to find an...
by mikenz66
Thu May 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can you apply chariot simile to a shadow?
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: How can you apply chariot simile to a shadow?

...it is not appropriate to divide something exist to prove that it does not exist. I think that this statement is based on an overly-simplistic reading of the Vajira Sutta and the Milindapañha. The sutta and the Milindapañha don't say that these things "don't exist" (unless you only read part of t...
by mikenz66
Thu May 17, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can you apply chariot simile to a shadow?
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: How can you apply chariot simile to a shadow?

I think that the chariot simile is not meant to show that the chariot does not exist. I think that the chariot simile is meant to show that the chariot does not have a self. I think if you want to discuss a simile it would be good if you posted it here or at least gave a link to it. chownah The ana...
by mikenz66
Thu May 17, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings on Tantra and Mayahana (from: Tantric Theravada?)
Replies: 33
Views: 374

Re: Tantric Theravada?

OK, you are right . You are one . I'm sure there are many, many others. I personally know Ven Huifeng (Matt Osborn), a fellow New Zealander, who used to post here as Paññāsikhara: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10625&start=60#p165587 And at DharmaWheel as Huifeng: https://dharmawheel....
by mikenz66
Thu May 17, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 33
Views: 613

Re: no birth without rebirth

Perhaps this is clearer: Sāriputta, there are these four kinds of reproduction. What four? Reproduction for creatures born from an egg, from a womb, from moisture, or spontaneously. And what is reproduction from an egg? There are beings who are born by breaking out of an eggshell. This is called rep...
by mikenz66
Thu May 17, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 50015

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

But what about if something isn't available in your country? These Thai books I mentioned (Learn to read with Manee) don't seem to be available in ebook form on the Internet, and they're definitely not available in print here in New Zealand. The lady running the site posted a video of an interview ...
by mikenz66
Thu May 17, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 50015

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

I heard Bhikkhu Bodhi regretted giving the license to Wisdom Publications, and if he'd completed them these days when online distribution is common, he would never have given it to them. Yes I think that it is important to realise that when he started electronic distribution didn't exist, and that ...
by mikenz66
Thu May 17, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Best School for study of Theravāda/Early Buddhism & Pāḷi
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Best School for study of Theravāda/Early Buddhism & Pāḷi

Hi Dylan, Is your interest in Sri Lanka due to the work of, for example, Bhikkhu Analayo, who did his PhD at University of Peradeniya: https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg.de/en/personen/analayo.html ? If so, I'd be inclined to ask him about possible options. Others who come to mind are: Bhikkhun...
by mikenz66
Wed May 16, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 106
Views: 34917

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Please stick to "Tantric Theravada" in this thread.

Off-topic posts have been moved here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=31909#p471763

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Mike