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by BKh
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Majjhimānikāyasutta about afterlife
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Majjhimānikāyasutta about afterlife

I believe you are looking for the Payasi Sutta, DN 23

https://suttacentral.net/dn23/en/sujato
by BKh
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Script Converter
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Script Converter

It will convert any of the scripts to any of the others. Just click on the dropdown menu at the top right and select one of the romanised schemes (there are several to choose from). This is Lanna converted to IAST: Ahh! got it. This is great. One suggestion 18-12-12 06_30_01-Aksharamukha.png The pl...
by BKh
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Script Converter
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Script Converter

I've been working on a nifty tool to converter between 60+ Indic scripts including Brahmi, Kharoshthi, Devanagari, Khmer, Sinhala and other romanization formats. I'm afraid I'm missing something. I put some Sinhala in the top part (නමෝ), it auto detects as Sinhala, but when I click the double arrow...
by BKh
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?
Replies: 39
Views: 1176

Re: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?

My understanding is Bhikkhu Bodhi got some affiliation with Mahayana but he still a Theravada monk? He has lived in several Mahayana monasteries in the US for quite some time. The first was lead by a Mahayana monk who wanted Bhante Bodhi to teach Pali suttas to the lay people there. At the second M...
by BKh
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Wisdom Publications sale: 40% off of all their books
Replies: 6
Views: 1116

Re: Wisdom Publications sale: 40% off of all their books

It's also good to remember that when you buy the digital version not only are they DRM free (you can use them on any device) but they come with three formats: epub, mobi, and PDF. This is only true when you buy them through the Wisdom website.
by BKh
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1313

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

And the choices are made out of biases. Speaking of which... translating "sankharas" as "choices"? Really? Well, yes, I'm still using Ven. Bodhi versions too. Haven't found anything more precise yet. :reading: I agree choices sounds odd. But honestly "volitional formations" is not normal English. T...
by BKh
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1313

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

Just a reminder for folks who don't know, there is a thread on the SuttaCentral discussion forum where people can post typos. It is an easy way to collect good karma. https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/please-report-any-errors-or-typos/9548 Is this relevant or even important to mention here? If m...
by BKh
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1313

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

So far, I also came across more than 10 suttas where Bhante Sujato appears to be having an abnormal bias as a translator plus some surprising omissions too. Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations are more reliable and improving over the years. Just a reminder for folks who don't know, there is a thread on th...
by BKh
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 31
Views: 3438

Re: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination

1. You have to enter srilanka with a entry visa if you want to obtain a residence visa in Sri Lanka. 2.you can not change a tourist visa to residence visa. Seconding this. Do not enter with a tourist visa if you hope to get a resident visa without leaving the country. Unless you hear otherwise from...
by BKh
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1313

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

DooDoot wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:40 am
Thanks for your offer despite your presumptuousness.
Presumptuousness? Huh? I quoted you for the sake of continuity of the thread, but I wasn't really talking to you. Even still, I can't imagine what I was presuming. That you had never read the suttas? Any way, sorry.
by BKh
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1313

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

Bikkhu Bodhi and Maurice Walshe translations are not available on-line and do not have Pali-English word matching. Sutta Central has quite a large number of Bhante Bodhi's translations on line, they just aren't segmented with the Pali. Wisdom Publications has real eased selected suttas for free, no...
by BKh
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1313

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

I understand that Bhikkhu Sujato is currently working on translating the early parts of the Kuddhakanikaya, to make it available in the same, consistent, form, with the English/Pali option. I guess that would include the Dhammapada, Sutta Nipata, Udana, and Ittivuttaka. So Ven Sujato already has th...
by BKh
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1313

Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

Here are links to Ebook versions of Bhante Sujato's translations of the four Nikayas. They were created from data on the site after a major update in October 2018 and as of now are the most current versions. The links below will take you to pages with several formats: Epub, Kindle, PDF and Docx. The...
by BKh
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What exactly is the "lifespan" of a deva?
Replies: 17
Views: 836

Re: What exactly is the "lifespan" of a deva?

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:38 am
Thank you for your link but this does not really answer my primary question of how the lifespan comes to an end.
Yes. Thought that was answered in other posts.
by BKh
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Complete translation of Samyutta Nikaya by Bhante Sujato free Epub Kindle download
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Complete translation of Samyutta Nikaya by Bhante Sujato free Epub Kindle download

So there is still a lot of typo correction going on with the translation. Hard to say anything is final. This epub version will make it's way to the Sutta Central download page eventually I believe. But they won't be posting a Kindle version or docx, and probably not a pdf any time soon. The transla...