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by mikenz66
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Yes, well we do sometimes see a view expressed that anything not in the canonical texts and early commentaries is not "Theravada". This, in my opinion, undervalues the richness of the living tradition...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Is this a Theravada Buddhist ritual? I've never heard of it. :anjali: Theravada Buddhist rituals are many and varied... Phra Mae Thorani is intimately connected with the "touching the earth" iconography, and the universal ritual of pouring water during a blessing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phra...
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma as Phenomena
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Dhamma as Phenomena

How does one know when dhamma as phenomenon refers to mental states or refers to anything? See this post, which gives links to various usages in the SN and MN: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5584#p422383 The short answer to your question is that it is quite obvious in the Pali sentenc...
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Should monks sacrifice their life to protect Buddhism?

Hi Sarath, His argument was that King Ajasattu did not go to hell even if he had done a heinous karma because he helped to establish the Sasana. There are many people commit suicide for sensual gratification and why monks can't do a little sacrifice to protect Pariyatti. His line of Argument was not...
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?
Replies: 36
Views: 399

Re: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?

Here is Bhikkhu Bodhi's note from the Commentary: The bhikkhus did not delight in the Buddha’s words, apparently because the discourse probed too deeply into the tender regions of their own conceit, and perhaps their residual brahmanic views. At a later time, MA tells us, when their pride had been h...
by mikenz66
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?

Thanks, I didn't manage to locate that post by searching... :thinking:

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?

For a selection of suttas where dhammā is used in this way, see Bhikkhu Bodhi's introductions to his translations, such as linked here: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/tr ... u=mikenz66

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.

Comments from Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation (which is also available on Sutta Central): Now on that occasion the Venerable Anuruddha had gone off to pass the day and was in seclusion when a number of agreeable-bodied deities approached him, paid homage to him, stood to one side, and said to him: In re...
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.
Replies: 1
Views: 255

AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.

AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities. At one time the Buddha was staying near Kosambi, in Ghosita’s Monastery. Now at that time Venerable Anuruddha had retreated to solitude for the da...
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"
Replies: 28
Views: 234

Re: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"

Sorry, what I mean is that if one did an action, but did not anticipate the consequences, it is still an intentional action. Perhaps a bug is a poor example. Perhaps the following would be a better example to discuss: You push on something, and it falls over and breaks. I think it's clear that the p...
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: ‘Anicca’ and ‘anattā’ in the Paṭisambhidāmagga, Nettippakaraṇa and Peṭakopadesa
Replies: 17
Views: 277

Re: ‘Anicca’ and ‘anattā’ in the Paṭisambhidāmagga, Nettippakaraṇa and Peṭakopadesa

Thank you Bhante, The Thai one published by the Bhumibalo Bhikkhu Foundation is much simpler: ... “The meaning of having no boss, the meaning of having no self, the meaning of not being subject to control, the meaning of [dhammas] not acting according to one’s wishes, the meaning that nothing can pe...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"
Replies: 28
Views: 234

Re: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"

Hi Sam Vara, The passage often quoted here is this: Intention, I tell you, is kamma. Intending, one does kamma by way of body, speech, & intellect. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sacca/sacca4/samma-ditthi/kamma.html The word translated as "intention" is cetana . As far as I can see, it d...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 461
Views: 26875

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi Coëmgenu, I reported his falsification to the moderators, but alas. With the knowledge that they have the blessing of the moderation staff to spread their unique interpretations, I am off. Yet another reason not to use this forum as a resource. We really should return to the topic, but I would li...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?

This is a rather large and amorphous question. There are ancient Theravada commentaries, and there are modern commentaries (such as those from the thread linked above). Some members like the former, some like the various later versions. For those genuinely interested in the question, I suggest start...