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by TamHanhHi
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a sutta about revenge
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Searching for a sutta about revenge

That's the one! So it was the Vinaya. Thank you :anjali:
by TamHanhHi
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a sutta about revenge
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Searching for a sutta about revenge

I can't remember if this is a sutta or if it's from the Vinaya—or if I just heard a monk talk about it—but basically the story goes that a king killed a rival king and queen, but he didn't know they had a son. That son eventually grew up and, seeking revenge on the king, became close to him. He had ...
by TamHanhHi
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Advice in reducing meals to one a day.
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: Advice in reducing meals to one a day.

What's most difficult for you? Hunger pangs or the temptation of being around food?
by TamHanhHi
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do Buddhas never joke?
Replies: 15
Views: 801

Re: Why do Buddhas never joke?

The Buddha jokes in the discourses, but only to drive home a serious point. He doesn't laugh, but he did smile a couple times. “Singing is regarded as wailing in the training of the noble one. Dancing is regarded as madness. Too much laughter, showing the teeth, is regarded as childish. So break off...
by TamHanhHi
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is not appropriate to term suffering as Noble truth of suffering
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: It is not appropriate to term suffering as Noble truth of suffering

Suffering and the Noble Truth of Suffering were never the same thing. The Noble Truth of suffering is the comprehension of suffering; it's when you see and understand the truth of suffering.

Also that text is very dubious, so careful drawing conclusions from it.
by TamHanhHi
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Losing friendships
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Losing friendships

B.

Also, see if you can bring one or more of them along with you when you go on a short retreat. I did with one of my friends and she loved it. Doesn't hurt to try, and if they turn you down, no worries.
by TamHanhHi
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What murderers do next human life
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: What murderers do next human life

Basically the Buddha was saying it was foolish for the Niganthas to think they could burn off past evil karma by simply practicing painful austerities--especially if the pain they were experiencing was due to present karma. That is, when you choose in the present to stand in one place all day long a...
by TamHanhHi
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: restraint
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: restraint

in english i've come up with one alternative: moderation I don't think moderation is the best alternative. That implies a little of something is okay. But in the case of restraint, you're totally keeping something out, protecting. For example, restraint of the senses refers to guarding your sense d...
by TamHanhHi
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?
Replies: 141
Views: 4934

Re: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?

I don’t think I’ve entered any of the jhanas, but I wonder if it’s possible to come close to the 1st jhana while listening to a guided meditation? :thinking: I was following a very detailed breath meditation where I felt a level of concentration I’d never felt before. All my pain ceased and I was su...
by TamHanhHi
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 2113

Re: Dana and debt

Thank you everyone for your responses. It’s given me faith to work on paying off my debt and to give in whatever way I can :namaste:
by TamHanhHi
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dana and debt
Replies: 30
Views: 2113

Dana and debt

I'm looking for some wisdom on knowing how to balance material generosity when one has lots of debt. I know generosity comes in many forms (time, metta, sharing the dhamma, etc.), but when it comes to material generosity—what's the line between stinginess and saving money to pay off your debt? Any i...
by TamHanhHi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gude to Translators for Beginners
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Gude to Translators for Beginners

BKh wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:12 am
Any way... hard to translate, easy to criticize! :rofl:
Definitely! I have so much respect and gratitude for any Sutta translator, much less someone who’s translated entire Nikayas and made them available online for free! :shock:
by TamHanhHi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gude to Translators for Beginners
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Gude to Translators for Beginners

BKh wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:06 pm
I haven't spotted any of those yet. Care to share what you have found?
Actually what I called “Australian” might just be his translation style... like billabong, mendicants, robed up, lunar longhouse, sabbath, etc.
by TamHanhHi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Uposatha, the correct time to do it
Replies: 18
Views: 702

Re: The Uposatha, the correct time to do it

how do we know what days these are?? When someone says the eighth day of the waxing moon—also known as the First Quarter—it means eight days after the New Moon, when the moon is getting 'fuller'. It's when the moon looks half-illuminated-ish. The eighth day of the waning moon—also known as the Last...
by TamHanhHi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gude to Translators for Beginners
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Gude to Translators for Beginners

Thanks for sharing! Personally I find both Bhikkhu Bodhi and Thanissaro Bhikkhu's translations to be on par in terms of flow and clarity. Ven. Bodhi tends towards more formal language (I've had to actually look up the meaning of an English word once!) while Ven. Thanissaro adds a little more casualn...