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by bksubhuti
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?
Replies: 25
Views: 262

Re: Why is Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?

An unabridged version of the pts books are days or a week away from being released. Normally when you read the suttas, you will se three dots or “pe” in the original Pali. That means you should repeat the lines with the proper substitution. So the texts are very condensed. I teach all of the time in...
by bksubhuti
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kauai Buddhist Experiment Summary
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Kauai Buddhist Experiment Summary

For those of you who have been following me on the experiment of bringing Theravada to Kaua'i, Hawai'i without any formal invitation and without any monastery, it is now coming to a close. I might be back later, but I will leave this Monday and eventually reach Myanmar again. Link to that post is be...
by bksubhuti
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Origin of Pirit Strings? (Apparently, not the Pali Canon)
Replies: 17
Views: 3296

Re: Origin of Pirit Strings? (Apparently, not the Pali Canon)

We have used sand in Sri Lanka. It is good for spreading around the outside of the building because it will “stay” longer. The main thing is to remind oneself that they are following the Buddha’s teachings. In this Jataka the Bodhisatta was wearing the thread “on his brow” or forehead. A good remind...
by bksubhuti
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Origin of Pirit Strings? (Apparently, not the Pali Canon)
Replies: 17
Views: 3296

Re: Origin of Pirit Strings? (Apparently, not the Pali Canon)

Here you will find a jataka tale where a thread and sand was given to the bodhisatta by a Pacekka Buddha. (Edited from string to thread and sand)

https://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/j1/j1099.htm
by bksubhuti
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Volunteers Needed for digital PTS project
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Volunteers Needed for digital PTS project

PTS (Pali Text Society) Sutta collections are being made into sutta ebooks from the Buddhadust.net website. Volunteers are needed to quickly run spell checker and skip all UK spellings and Pali words. Need to cut and paste an excerpt and bold the misspelled word and list the sutta. It is best to set...
by bksubhuti
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours

You can believe or disbelieve as you wish. I am no longer in the same country as this monk and it was done a long time ago. Many monks can sit for long times at this place. There is another monk I could see in the meditation hall who continues for hours after the 4 hour meditation session is finishe...
by bksubhuti
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours

interviewer didn't see him meditating 24 hours in a row. And of course there is no video record either
You don't know monks.. especially this one. He says he moved his legs a few times (in 24 hours). It is all true. He also later did 48 hours.
by bksubhuti
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours

Great interview, many thanks to whoever recorded and transcribed it. That's the real deal there. Venerable, did you know the bhikkhu interviewed? A Venerable Subhuti was mentioned in the interview, was that you at the same monastery. I did the interview and I am Bhante Subhuti so it was not me. The...
by bksubhuti
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Interview: Monk Sits 24 Hours

I think this group will like this long and detailed post of the interview transcript below.
Yes, no getting up, eating or toilet.

Enjoy!
https://americanmonk.org/interview-monk ... -24-hours/
by bksubhuti
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Myanmar Meditation Visa Update
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Myanmar Meditation Visa Update

This is an update for Meditation Visas: The new news is it only takes 4 business days for approval for applications submitted to the USA, Washington, DC Myanmar Embassy. It used to take 3 months..
https://americanmonk.org/meditation-visas/
by bksubhuti
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: TTS of Anguattara Nikaya (Numerical Discourses)
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: TTS of Anguattara Nikaya (Numerical Discourses)

I'm glad you like the Anguttara and also the website.
by bksubhuti
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: TTS of Anguattara Nikaya (Numerical Discourses)
Replies: 3
Views: 228

TTS of Anguattara Nikaya (Numerical Discourses)

I am a big fan of Text to Speech. I have compiled the Anguttara Nikaya by Ajahn Sujato. This version was the easiest to compile since he does not have any footnotes. I must admit, I do like some of the words chosen in this version. I do however like footnotes and the commentaries, but it just does n...
by bksubhuti
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

I recently came across this page. It sounds like Stormborn (how about a real name) has misinterpreted me even in person. I never glorified my own stitching of a robe or belittled others. I only noted that it was important to take into consideration that kathina robe making season is 5 months and if ...
by bksubhuti
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should monks use mixing bowls
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Should monks use mixing bowls

Here is an article I wrote about an idea of monks using stainless steel mixing bowls instead of alms bowls.
In the end, I have decided against the practice, but that might change.

https://americanmonk.org/should-monks-u ... onk-bowls/
by bksubhuti
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kauai Update 3
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Kauai Update 3

https://americanmonk.org/kauai-update-3/
This is an update on the experience in Kauai. Now 7 months