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by mikenz66
Tue May 22, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?
Replies: 14
Views: 167

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

The ultimate aim of Buddhist teaching is to eliminate all measurements. (Mana) The overcoming of māna - conceit or pride - is clearly one of the ultimate aims of Dhamma practice. However, māna appears to have no relevance to the activity of organising forums for particular interest groups. Forums e...
by mikenz66
Mon May 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 41
Views: 446

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

Placing people's particular passions and obsessions on par with Buddhism seems rather perverse, though. It seems to me that people like Hawking pursue their particular quest for truth single mindedly and continuously. One might, of course, argue about whether the particular quest is worthwhile, or ...
by mikenz66
Mon May 21, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump and the NHS
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: Trump and the NHS

This issue of drug prices isn't just a Trump thing, or possibly even a US thing. New Zealand (presumably like the UK) negotiates with drug companies about which drugs will be funded. I recall that the US has objected before that the procedure is anti-competitive (which trade negotiations is code for...
by mikenz66
Mon May 21, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?
Replies: 14
Views: 167

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

Best Wishes for your Forum LG2V!

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon May 21, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 41
Views: 446

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

But I think you know what I'm talking about. Mathematics doesn't deal with the problem of suffering (which is, for many people, the central problem of human life), whereas Buddhism does. No but mathematics (in common with many areas of knowledge) other does share with Buddhism the ability to comple...
by mikenz66
Mon May 21, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 41
Views: 446

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

Mathematics is rather important to some people's lives:

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon May 21, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 93
Views: 1232

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

And an awesome tribute by Bruce in Auckland a few years ago...

by mikenz66
Mon May 21, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 93
Views: 1232

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

A New Zealand point of view... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFasFq4GJYM And we'll never be royals (royals). It don't run in our blood, That kind of luxe just ain't for us. We crave a different kind of buzz. Let me be your ruler (ruler), You can call me queen Bee And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'l...
by mikenz66
Sun May 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 93
Views: 1232

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Imagine being born healthy, beautiful, rich, prestigious, never have to work one's behind off a single day ..... Prince Harry was in the British Army for about 10 years: https://www.royal.uk/prince-harrys-military-career and Prince William was a Royal Air Force helicopter rescue pilot for a few yea...
by mikenz66
Sun May 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Discussion of Bhikku Ñāṇananda's Nibbana Sermons at Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery (Sinhala) .
Replies: 6
Views: 148

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

Yes, that's in the first Nibbana Sermon. Thanks Mike. How can we marry this simile to Dependent origination links, Vinnana and Salayatana? Ven Nananada discusses his interpretation of Dependent Origination in the 33 Nibbana Sermons and a later series on Dependent Origination (also at the link I gav...
by mikenz66
Sun May 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1610

Re: If mind = brain

Krishnamurti post (largely) moved here: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=31934

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Mike
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: 6
Views: 148

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: 67

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: 67

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: 6
Views: 148

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: 93
Views: 1232

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: 93
Views: 1232

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: 34
Views: 667

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: 46
Views: 971

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

binocular wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:04 am
Animals don't use knives.
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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: 389

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 ...