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by BudSas
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics & Politics
Replies: 20
Views: 2268

Monastics & Politics

News from The Buddhist Channel: http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=43,8748,0,0,1,0 “... Making a record in Sri Lanka's election history, Buddhist monk Venerable Battaramulle Seelaratana Thera will run for the president in the polls scheduled to be held next January, party officials said on S...
by BudSas
Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 50
Views: 4882

Re: Copyright

Hi, Nowadays, with affordable and fast internet connection and with many Buddhist websites storing large number of Dhamma books, perhaps free distribution of books may not be as relevant as it used to be, when I first became interested in Buddhist study. Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, when Dhamm...
by BudSas
Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 50
Views: 4882

Re: Copyright

Of course. That's exactly what is happening with sites like Access to Insight, and so on. Can it bring in enough money to finance an operation like PTS, BPS, or Wisdom? I don't know, I don't know their financial models. In my opinion the "shareware" at Access to Insight, etc, is not yet as consiste...
by BudSas
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 50
Views: 4882

Re: Copyright

Its a mistake to assume that the only cost of publication is the printing. Having worked for one book publisher, the cost of printing as a total of all production costs was less than 10 percent. Alternatively -- to minimize costs of printing, distribution, overheads, etc -- I wonder if the authors/...
by BudSas
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 50
Views: 4882

Re: Copyright

The late Ven Abhinyana, an Australian monk, had the following declaration at his website: "Since all the words we use come to us from other people, there is no copyright on any of my books. If anyone wishes to reprint anything from them, or even all, they may do so without permission; all I ask is t...
by BudSas
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkuni's / Ajahn Brahm /Thai lineage?
Replies: 22
Views: 3024

Re: Bhikkuni's / Ajahn Brahm /Thai lineage?

here, from the wiki, maybe it helps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinaya Vinayas arose in Buddhism, based upon geographical or cultural differences and the different Buddhist schools that developed. Three of these are still in use. The Vinayas are the same in substance and have only minor difference...
by BudSas
Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is music a hindrance to the jhanas?
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: is music a hindrance to the jhanas?

Paññāsikhara wrote: Note the use of the word "craving". :sage:
:smile: Thanks

BDS
by BudSas
Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is music a hindrance to the jhanas?
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: is music a hindrance to the jhanas?

Paññāsikhara wrote:Craving for music is a type of craving for sensual pleasure.
This is the first of the five hindrances to jhana.
Dear Bhante,

How do you think of melodious chanting often seen at some Buddhist temples? Would you see it as a form of music, and if so, would it be considered as a hindrance?

BDS
by BudSas
Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modernish Theravada History
Replies: 30
Views: 4975

Re: Modernish Theravada History

Yes, I've not heard Mahasi teachers be negative about jhana, either of the "vipassnana" or "normal" type. Similarly Pa Auk Sayadaw mentions that he teaches both jhana and "pure insight" approaches. From what I read and personal contacts with 2 meditation teachers of Pa Auk Sayadaw style, it seems t...
by BudSas
Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 73
Views: 34028

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

Tik wrote:Some photos to download from a (Thai) Buddhist forum. :)

http://www.pantip.com/cafe/religious/to ... 64992.html
Very nice! Thanks.

BDS
by BudSas
Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chinese term for Theravada?
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Chinese term for Theravada?

Paññāsikhara wrote:
上座部 (not 上坐部) includes all the Sthavira / Thera groups, including Sarvastivada.
It thus tends to have more of an historical sense, viz the 大眾部, for instance.
Thanks for the correction. I'd also like to know the Chinese term for "Thera": 上 座 or 長 老 (zhang3 lao3), or both?

BDS
by BudSas
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chinese term for Theravada?
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Chinese term for Theravada?

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Thanks. Much appreciated.

BDS
by BudSas
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chinese term for Theravada?
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Chinese term for Theravada?

Manapa wrote:onlythe last one is a translation of Theravada
I agree. Although the term "School of the Elders" for Theravada is literally correct, I believe the term "Southern School" or "Southern Transmission" are more commonly used.

BDS
by BudSas
Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?
Replies: 37
Views: 3648

Re: If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?

Just curious which tradition would you guys have pick if there was no Theravada. :smile: Any "tradition" which respects and encourages us to practice the Noble Eightfold Path would be acceptable. ... the Blessed One said, "In any doctrine & discipline where the noble eightfold path is not found, no...