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by Beneath the Wheel
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Mahavihara Theravada?
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Re: Non-Mahavihara Theravada?

Thanks for the link. I realize now I should have split my post into two questions: 1) Asking for information about the specific views themselves - Mahavihara, Jetavana, Abhayagiri?, etc. I realize I can probably rely on wikipedia but I was holding out for something more academic I guess. 2) These vi...
by Beneath the Wheel
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Mahavihara Theravada?
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Re: Non-Mahavihara Theravada?

Is there a book or article or anything where I can read more about the differences between these views being discussed? I've heard it mentioned before that Thai Forest monks may have some views that don't agree with orthodox Theravada teachings and I want to explore this, as I don't normally dig tha...
by Beneath the Wheel
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stress in modern life
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Re: Stress in modern life

Thank you all for your suggestions. I will pass that talk along.
by Beneath the Wheel
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stress in modern life
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Stress in modern life

Hello everyone. I have found a great deal of peace through the Dhamma, and it has had a remarkable impact on my ability to deal with the stresses of daily life. My girlfriend, unfortunately, has quite a bit of difficulty with stress. Setbacks during the day (traffic, interruptions of routine, events...
by Beneath the Wheel
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The early schools
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

The early schools

Is there a good book or article anyone can recommend that gives an overview of the early schools that came into being after the Buddha died? I am more interested in what is known about the differences in doctrine that started to appear and where they may have led (if anywhere).
by Beneath the Wheel
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free e-book: Theragatha Therigatha Anthology from ATI
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: Free e-book: Theragatha Therigatha Anthology from ATI

This is great!

The formatting looks good. Thanks for making this available.
by Beneath the Wheel
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the northwest
Replies: 14
Views: 1692

Re: Hello from the northwest

Another Portland-er saying hello and welcome!
by Beneath the Wheel
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1982
Views: 172592

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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I have been listening to a lot of Arvo Part lately. Beautiful.
by Beneath the Wheel
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 356
Views: 48687

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

You're right. You aren't actually causing a loss of goods, or income, but you are directly violating the wishes of the content's creator. Don't you think that is something you should be considering? The fact that by accessing someone's created work and doing so against their wishes, thereby causing...
by Beneath the Wheel
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 356
Views: 48687

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

You're right. You aren't actually causing a loss of goods, or income, but you are directly violating the wishes of the content's creator. By not being a Christian, for example, you are violating wishes of Christians who want everyone to be Christian. Same for other religions who want everyone to be...
by Beneath the Wheel
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 356
Views: 48687

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

You're right. You aren't actually causing a loss of goods, or income, but you are directly violating the wishes of the content's creator. Don't you think that is something you should be considering? The fact that by accessing someone's created work and doing so against their wishes, thereby causing ...
by Beneath the Wheel
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 356
Views: 48687

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

In that case, I would suppose that, since the precept is being "violated" unknowingly, there shouldn't be as much of a problem. I would assume this is the same as accidentally stepping on a bug - since the action is not being undertaken with such a thought or intention in mind.
by Beneath the Wheel
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A lonely journey
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: A lonely journey

Thanks for sharing that talk - just the kind of thing I can use at the moment.
by Beneath the Wheel
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta about not listening to music
Replies: 34
Views: 4654

Re: Sutta about not listening to music

Very strange. I copied and pasted that directly from the "The Buddhist Monastic Code II". I wonder if he listed the wrong source? Similar to what danieLion mentioned - I'm a musician, and one of the biggest barriers to my meditation practice comes from getting certain segments of songs stuck in my h...
by Beneath the Wheel
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta about not listening to music
Replies: 34
Views: 4654

Re: Sutta about not listening to music

I had a look through Thanissaro's "The buddhist monastic code". It looks like most references to singing, dancing and music are based on the Rona Sutta There is a dukkata for going to see dancing, singing, or music. According to the Commentary, dancing includes going to see even peacocks dancing. It...
by Beneath the Wheel
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Joseph Goldstein's "Abiding in Mindfulness" series
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Re: Joseph Goldstein's "Abiding in Mindfulness" series

Thanks Tilt, this is enough material to keep me busy for quite a long time. Much appreciated.
by Beneath the Wheel
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Joseph Goldstein's "Abiding in Mindfulness" series
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Joseph Goldstein's "Abiding in Mindfulness" series

I was browsing amazon recently and came across these offerings from Joseph Goldstein: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1591795699/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_g14_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=12PR6J3BEQH0VHQW0WEH&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846" onclick="window.open(this.h...
by Beneath the Wheel
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Level of knowledge required for ordination?
Replies: 25
Views: 4135

Re: Level of knowledge required for ordination?

i don't think i should have to mention this but a Theravada Buddhist is an Orthodox Buddhist - they rely on the Pali Canon for direction. if you interpret some of the suttas as allegorical, or as later additions that cannot be directly linked to Buddha, then who is to say what is allegorical and no...
by Beneath the Wheel
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Level of knowledge required for ordination?
Replies: 25
Views: 4135

Re: Level of knowledge required for ordination?

in my experience, the Ajahn Chah lineage is rife with double-standards.. As this is the lineage I am most inclined toward, do you have any examples you'd wish to share? If asked, I would advise the opposite... That seems sensible to me as well. I like to stick to the basics, and look for teachers w...
by Beneath the Wheel
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Level of knowledge required for ordination?
Replies: 25
Views: 4135

Re: Level of knowledge required for ordination?

Interesting, thanks for your response. What is it about the "controversial" suttas you think warrants a closer look? Do you feel that a prospective monastic has to come to terms with them as literal truths in terms of cosmology? I have an idea of what suttas you may be referring to, and I'm wonderin...