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by BKh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 759

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: 765

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: 765

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: 185

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: 64
Views: 2568

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: 64
Views: 2568

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: 765

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: 1244

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: 311

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...
by BKh
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Translations and translators
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Translations and translators

Thanks for the reply. So is the whole cannon translated? I want to collect them all together and start chanting them. I think I remember someone posting a chekc list of the entire cannon, do you know anything about that? thanks again There are a variety of resources on ReadingFaithfully.org. For ex...
by BKh
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Translations and translators
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Translations and translators

You may find this very brief article helpful... It is a simple overview of the trustworthy translators of major works.

https://readingfaithfully.org/overview- ... criptures/
by BKh
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhammatalks Icon
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Dhammatalks Icon

Digity wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:48 pm
Thanks Nicolas, I think that slightly bigger icon will be of use.
I have found the web master to be highly responsive, even with minor requests, FWIW.

We should really all take a moment to contact them just to say thank you. :smile:
by BKh
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: need helpl pls - from Buddhist Prayers, Mantras
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: need helpl pls - from Buddhist Prayers, Mantras

A paritta sutta that would probably be chanted in your situation would be the Atanatiya sutta. Here is an English translation... https://suttacentral.net/dn32/en/sujato It's long and normally chanted in Pali. If you can go to a Sri Lankan vihara/monastery the monks would be able to chant it for you....
by BKh
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

I know! And my time is finite, so where do I start? :shrug: :reading: This might be helpful... https://readingfaithfully.org/about/ Here is a review of an anthology that is especially good... https://readingfaithfully.org/book-review-in-the-buddhas-words-an-anthology-of-discourses-from-the-pali-can...