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by manas
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Body Odor stinks to high heaven
Replies: 36
Views: 6695

Re: Body Odor stinks to high heaven

Before deodorant became common in the 1800s, body odor was a thing which people didn't bother about, and many people washed just a couple of times a year, or once a month. It's a modern conceit that we shouldn't be smelling the body. It's natural. Just like animals, we smell. In other words, our bo...
by manas
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is a monk sitting next to nun during talk ok with Vinaya?
Replies: 12
Views: 1524

Re: Is a monk sitting next to nun during talk ok with Vinaya?

during a talk, he appeared to be sitting next to a nun, ie, on the same raised platform, they sat approximately one metre apart I'd estimate. It depends on 2 key questions: 1. Were they together all by themselves in one room? 2. If there were other people in the room, were the other people within h...
by manas
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is a monk sitting next to nun during talk ok with Vinaya?
Replies: 12
Views: 1524

Re: Is a monk sitting next to nun during talk ok with Vinaya?

during a talk, he appeared to be sitting next to a nun, ie, on the same raised platform, they sat approximately one metre apart I'd estimate. It depends on 2 key questions: 1. Were they together all by themselves in one room? 2. If there were other people in the room, were the other people within h...
by manas
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is a monk sitting next to nun during talk ok with Vinaya?
Replies: 12
Views: 1524

Is a monk sitting next to nun during talk ok with Vinaya?

I wasn't sure if my eyes were deceiving me, but I think I saw a well-known monk - please, I do not want any names mentioned, let's keep this impersonal - but during a talk, he appeared to be sitting next to a nun, ie, on the same raised platform, they sat approximately one metre apart, I'd estimate....
by manas
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with Depression and Anxiety
Replies: 39
Views: 6187

Re: Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

I could go on. But it seems clearer and clearer to me that morality and living by the "rules" and believing that someone is watching and keeping an account of what we do might make us mentally sick. I used to think kamma worked like that, but I now believe no-one need be watching, for kamma to work...
by manas
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?

manas To be a bit more clear, instead of getting lost in the vast maze of concepts, views and obsessions the Buddha teaches the Dhamma via the middle. Its good to bear in mind what Nama-rupa is: “And what [monks] is name-&-form? Feeling, perception, intention, contact, & attention : This is called ...
by manas
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?

I'm only interested in the pali suttas, have read enough of other religions & sects over all these years to no longer be interested in getting more confused. However: while reading this topic - and noticing how we all have different points of view regarding this, also noticing how my own view colou...
by manas
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?

I'm only interested in the pali suttas, have read enough of other religions & sects over all these years to no longer be interested in getting more confused. However: while reading this topic - and noticing how we all have different points of view regarding this, also noticing how my own view colour...
by manas
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 99
Views: 22525

Re: should I marry or be single?

after enlightment buddha was physically capable but mentally incapable because he dont delight in any pleasure so without mental intention he cant do that act. i want to be like him. i dont want to cut my part that produce semen but i want to cut the mind that craves for it only to lose it and feel...
by manas
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is the Sutta Nipata the oldest and therefore the only truly reliable text in the canon?
Replies: 25
Views: 3934

Re: Is the Sutta Nipata the oldest and therefore the only truly reliable text in the canon?

I just read the relevant sections in "A History of Mindfulness" by Bhikkhu Sujato. He disagrees about the conclusions drawn by some on the Sutta Nipata and finds that there are some suttas that are earliest and a collection that is earliest: ...all of the texts identified as earliest discourses are...
by manas
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: how vism. corrupts simile of bird spreading wings for vitakka and vicara
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: how vism. corrupts simile of bird spreading wings for vitakka and vicara

updated article with cool images showing difference between EBT and vism. https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/02/v-vitakka-vicara-simile-of-bird.html I tried in vain to find the entire sutta being referred to; could someone please provide a link to it? Here is the excerpt: and just as a wing...
by manas
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Referring to the Buddha non-reverentially
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: Referring to the Buddha non-reverentially

Because I live in a society where reverence and even basic good manners are often lacking, I strive to be respectful at all times towards the Buddha, whether in body, speech or thought. I can see how our modern minds might chafe somewhat at the notion of reverence, and that makes me suspect that it'...
by manas
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Dictionaries
Replies: 53
Views: 51760

Re: Pali Dictionaries

(or a special keyboard, to make it even simpler) For Mac-users there's the Easy Unicode keyboard layout. http://www.palitext.com/subpages/EasyUnicode5.zip Just download and open the zip file, place the keyboard in the keyboard folder of your system library and then open keyboard preferences and sel...
by manas
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Dictionaries
Replies: 53
Views: 51760

Re: Pali Dictionaries

Srilankaputra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:43 pm


Hi,

I believe the squiggly things are called diacritical marks. The following might help.

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/in ... ystems/311
Thank you :anjali: sorry I took a while to reply
by manas
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Help wanted: what do suttas say, about metta even for very evil people?
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: Help wanted: what do suttas say, about metta even for very evil people?

I read every reply and quote, and I thank you all. Reading some of them, I literally got tears in my eyes - because, I really do want to learn how to be free from ill-will, towards any being whatsoever. It has come to mean more to me lately, especially. I can see how much freer my heart would feel, ...