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by sgns
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeing White Light in Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Seeing White Light in Meditation

... does the nimitta have an affective experience like the one described by pride? Can you link to any threads or info that? Here's what my teacher, Ajahn Brahm, says about nimitta. It also matches with my personal experiences, which are much the same as Pride042. https://www.dhammatalks.net/Books/...
by sgns
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeing White Light in Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Seeing White Light in Meditation

I stumbled here not by chance... Have you researched "Nimitta"? That's what that light was. There's lots of information around about them on this website. Funny that this two year old thread is revived today. I spent the day researching the white light across various traditions and experiences. I'm...
by sgns
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Appeal to Buddhists to support Rohingya refugees
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Appeal to Buddhists to support Rohingya refugees

Additional background info: This past fall, over 600,000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar. There are now said to be 1,00,000 refugees in Bangladesh alone. The Rohingya are running from systematic violence; the military burns their villages, at least five mass graves have been found, and they are wide...
by sgns
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Appeal to Buddhists to support Rohingya refugees
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Appeal to Buddhists to support Rohingya refugees

We are launching a new website to garner wider support and funds for the 1,000,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The Rohingya have fled Myanmar because of the extreme violence against them. The Rohingya people call this violence “the Buddhist Terror”, because it is supported by some prominent Bud...
by sgns
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?

@theY, It is good to have multiple translations! I can't read Thai, so I can't comment on the quality of the existing translation, but my generation sense is this is how translations advance -- various versions together over time contribute a greater understanding of the original. How far along are ...
by sgns
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Paranoid-schizoid position
Replies: 41
Views: 2307

Re: Paranoid-schizoid position

Does anyone have thoughts on how and whether: - Some people never outgrow the paranoid-schizoid position? - Some people regress back to the paranoid-schizoid position? - A biological adult might function or behave, if operating exclusively from the paranoid-schizoid position? Hi Paul, One reason fo...
by sgns
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?

I am tentatively working on gathering these.. I started a similar thread at Sutta Central: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/co ... ine/8309/6 Scroll down to see the working list there, if interested.
by sgns
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: metta.lk domain name expired. What happens?
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

Re: metta.lk domain name expired. What happens?

I received a reply from Bhikkhu Mettavihari. He said the metta.lk site should be back up and running within the next 2 weeks. He confirmed that he is no longer updating the site, but others are welcome to make updates, as well as use the site data on other websites: I have long ago declared it as in...
by sgns
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: metta.lk domain name expired. What happens?
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

Re: metta.lk domain name expired. What happens?

@theY when did you last look for Sutta Central links to metta.lk? I just noticed Sutta Central linking to the metta.lk archive when needed, at least in this instance: https://suttacentral.net/pi/sn8.7 links to http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/2Sutta-Pitaka/3Samyutta-Nikaya/Samyutta1/08-Vangisa-T...
by sgns
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?

The really stuff which I don't have that make the translation project begin so late, is the programming knowledge to write the system for the translation project. I'm afraid I don't have the necessary skills either -- although I can do Wordpress development for sites, which could work for a basic w...
by sgns
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: metta.lk domain name expired. What happens?
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

Re: metta.lk domain name expired. What happens?

WayBackMachine, the last contact e-mail address was: dharmavahini at gmail.com Maybe somebody else has been "in charge" for the last period where the site was still up. I just wrote to this email address, perhaps you did as well perkele? I asked if they had plans to renew the domain, or would be op...
by sgns
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: metta.lk domain name expired. What happens?
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

Re: metta.lk domain name expired. What happens?

If anyone wants to help include more there, too, so it can be preserved in one more place on the internet for some time, they could come on the sangham.net forum to help. It is just a matter of asking for permission from the right places to make sure it is allowed to copy, and formatting some HTML ...
by sgns
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?

Thank you for the replies -- some interesting things to look over here! I wonder, are there suttacentral like websites in non-English languages, which show suttas and commentaries side-by-side? Perhaps collating these together, alongside what exists of English translations, could serve to inspire mo...
by sgns
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?

Are there are any websites that offer comprehensive lists of commentaries and subcommentaries alongside the suttas? For instance, Sutta Central but with the option to view commentaries.
by sgns
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Does universal metta & corporate Buddhism have a conflict of interest?
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: Does universal metta & corporate Buddhism have a conflict of interest?

Sure. But did the Buddha provide King Pasenadi teachings to make King Pasenadi's pursuit of greed more efficient & stress free? Or did the Buddha give King Pasenadi teachings to reduce greed, reduce intoxication & reduce military conquest? The issue in my topic here is about helping people perform ...