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by BKh
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873
Replies: 24
Views: 707

Re: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873

Is there a quality digital version of this available for free on-line? There are three scanned copies at archive.org Sorry, I should have been more clear. I'm interested in something that is text, not scans. The PDF's are indeed well scanned, but I'm after something like an epub or html. The archiv...
by BKh
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873
Replies: 24
Views: 707

Re: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873

Miguel wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:33 pm
Buddhism and Christianity Face to Face by J.M. Peebles
Is there a quality digital version of this available for free on-line? It should be in the public domain, but Project Gutenberg doesn't seem to have it.

Looks like an interesting project.
by BKh
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 4704

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Things could happen for other reasons too, including natural laws (dhamma niyàma), biological laws (bãja niyàma), physical laws (utu niyàma) and psychological laws (citta niyàma). As far as I understand, these classifications are not found as such in the sutta pitaka. The concepts may be, but the t...
by BKh
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammapada stories
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Dhammapada stories

Not sure what you mean by disparity. The organization of the Dhammapada is by topic generally. So why doesn't it make sense that similar verses would be grouped together even though they didn't happen at the same time? For those interested in reading the background stories, the old translation by Bu...
by BKh
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New Suttta Central Site is Live
Replies: 36
Views: 2074

Re: New Suttta Central Site is Live

I wonder if there will be a function to download the content of the entire website in pdf format. If not, then it would be great to see this function available in the future. So far I know some sections of the Pali canon are available for download. So, just an FYI, there is a forum dedicated to Sut...
by BKh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Monks and following rules
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Monks and following rules

Ask him about it. chownah This is not a good idea, especially if the monk is from a culture that values indirectness. I can't imagine how you could ask the question indirectly. Is it worth embarrassing the monk? You have to decide. Another thing to keep in mind is that some monks follow solar noon ...
by BKh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1319

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

I'm surprised that no one has clarified that SuttaCentral.net is one thing and discourse.suttacentral.net is another. The confusion is not without cause and people making bug reports often don't understand the difference. SuttaCentral.net is a website that contains mostly "Early Buddhist Texts" from...
by BKh
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 1090

Re: petavatthu

Several years back I did an analysis looking at various characteristics of each of the stories in the Peta Vatthu, mostly to counter the idea that the suttas there are bland and two dimensional. Of course if you bother to read the text you will see that there is a richness to the collection that is ...
by BKh
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 1090

Re: petavatthu

Also, 141, 142, 196 pages from the same: So I have to ask, have you actually read the complete Vimana Vatthu and Petavatthu? Because even a cursory reading of the complete books will show that there are many incorrect statements and conclusions drawn in the text you share. First of all, to be clear...
by BKh
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the most strict Forest Vinaya Tradition ?
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: What is the most strict Forest Vinaya Tradition ?

"Strict" is a very ambiguous term. Some people would say that a monastery where they only drank water in the afternoon was being very strict. In fact, that monastery would be making up new rules, not following the actual rules in a strict way. Also, many monasteries that people would consider strict...
by BKh
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 84
Views: 3845

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Since you represent Mahamewnawa, is the below statement is true or false? I plan to go to Ellakanda forest monastery in Matara as well as a former Mahamevnawa monastery in Dompe ( they supposedly broke off after the Mahamevnawa head monk decided the path to Nibbana was closed and the best we could ...
by BKh
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 84
Views: 3845

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

The irony here is that both these ancient rural areas well known for droughts, poverty, hunger, malnutrition, and many kidney patients due to drinking of heavy metal water (long term farming with Monasanto chemicals). And these Mahamewna Buddhist cult gives no care to help them. You do realize that...
by BKh
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 1090

Re: petavatthu

You can read quite a few selections from that translation on Sutta Central here: https://suttacentral.net/pv There are no contradictions between anything found in the Petavatthu or Vimanavatthu and what people call the early Buddhist texts. People may have theories why they are later texts, but ther...
by BKh
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Alms Round in the West
Replies: 36
Views: 1510

Re: Monastic Alms Round in the West

Yes, the Mahayana Vinaya prohibits onion, leeks, scallions, garlic, and chives. I did not realize that the Theravada vinaya was different in this regards. It would not be possible to go on alms round in Sri Lanka and follow the Mahayana rules. Well, you could go on alms round, but you could only ea...
by BKh
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Translations and translators
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Translations and translators

Thanks for the links... Im not happy about this " gender-neutral" language, why is Sujato boasting about that? If he is changing the sutta to suit his own needs then what else is being changed? hmmm I have read quite a bit of his translations. His use of gener neutral terms is only when the pali co...