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by sgns
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

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: 733

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: 10
Views: 287

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: 240

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: 240

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: 10
Views: 287

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: 240

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: 240

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: 10
Views: 287

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: 10
Views: 287

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: 384

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 ...
by sgns
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Theravada in Vietnam
Replies: 26
Views: 4603

Re: Theravada in Vietnam

In the US there are a handful of Vietnamese-American Theravada communities. From what I understand the most senior monastic in these communities is Bhante Khippapanno, who grew up in Southern Vietnam and practiced for many years with Munindra and Mahasi, and later U Tejaniya. Here's a link to the Bi...
by sgns
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika

There is an interesting article by Thanissaro Bhikkhu about the relationship between the Thai Forest traditions and Dhammayut called "An Essay on the Thai Forest Tradition and its Relationship with the Dhammayut Hierarchy". It outlines the complex history of political alliances and hostility between...
by sgns
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada Buddhism and Trans Folk
Replies: 62
Views: 1846

Re: Theravada Buddhism and Trans Folk

As regards to sex workers, my memory says there is a sutta wherein the Buddha speaks highly of a courtesan, remarking on the depth of her practice. Perhaps it was Amrapali? Sex-worker or former sex-worker? I assume a sex-worker that becomes a bhikkhuni is no longer a sex-worker but a bhikkhuni. In ...
by sgns
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada Buddhism and Trans Folk
Replies: 62
Views: 1846

Re: Theravada Buddhism and Trans Folk

My understanding is that the vinaya contains ordination rules for: men; women; and those who spend 2 weeks as a man and 2 weeks as a woman -- although I'm not sure there's a current day consensus on how to define the 3rd group. Beyond that, many of the ordination rules for bhikkhis and bhikkhunis ad...
by sgns
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Monks Average Meditation Routine
Replies: 20
Views: 1397

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

I think it depends very much on the monk or nun, their tradition and community. You could look at the daily schedule of various monasteries to get a sense. What is the aim of each monastic's meditation? It depends on the individual, and their traditions. Best way to learn -- visit some monasteries, ...
by sgns
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeing White Light in Meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Seeing White Light in Meditation

Many spiritual traditions as well as new religious movements and teachers speak of a "white light". This light may also be accompanied by feelings of bliss, ecstasy, or characterized as one-ness, non-duality, ego loss, union, etc. Are there any experiences described within the Canon, or any related ...
by sgns
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Different editions of the Pali Canon?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Different editions of the Pali Canon?

Got it. Thank you!
by sgns
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Different editions of the Pali Canon?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Different editions of the Pali Canon?

I came across the digitized Sri Lanka Tripitaka Project version of the Pali Canon on Access to Insight the other day, and found this note intriguing: "the translations that appear on Access to Insight are not derived from this SLTP edition, but from other Tipitaka editions — most notably the PTS, Th...
by sgns
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Lurker, now creating account
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Lurker, now creating account

I've lurked a bit the last few months, and occasionally over the years. I find myself wondering about various dhamma topics, and Google searches inevitably lead me to Dhamma Wheel. I'm really impressed by the knowledge of folks here, and thought it would be fun to join the conversation. I have a bac...