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by cjmacie
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

Thanks CJMacie, Discussion of whether Jhana is a prerequisite of satipatthana is have been moved. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=32214 Please respect the OP of topics. Thanks. :heart: Mike My post above was intended to clarify the OP in pointing-out that associating the Sayadaw Mahasi...
by cjmacie
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

Just to clarify, to put in perspective, that "Mahasi practice" (as the " vipassana " practice) is a method the Sayadaw developed and taught in the context of the 20th-century movement to revive, popularize the Buddha's practice, to counterbalance against the colonialist (British) pressure to extingu...
by cjmacie
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi method new york
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Mahasi method new york

http://www.mahasiusa.org/addresses.html Information on that website looks, at least in part, to be s/w out-of-date. Specifically, under Menu "Mahasi" --> "World Wide Meditation" is listed: " Theravada Buddhist Society of America Ven. U Silananda (Aggamaha Pandita) http://www.tbsa.org 17450 South Ca...
by cjmacie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The original meaning of "viññāṇa"
Replies: 24
Views: 522

Re: The original meaning of "viññāṇa"

A new essay by the scholar Alexander Wynne offers a s/w unusual discussion of the meaning(s) of viññāṇa -- "Sariputta or Kaccāna? A preliminary study of two early Buddhist philosophies of mind and meditation" , available at: https://www.academia.edu/36752191/Sariputta_or_Kacc%C4%81na_A_preliminary_s...
by cjmacie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

A footnote on "noting"... In Sayadaw Mahasi's writings, and in contemporary retreat instructions (e.g. at Tathatgata Meditation Center -- monks from Sayadawgyi Pandita lineage) the "naming" aspect is a crutch for beginners, to be abandoned as soon as possible. "Noting" is in the direction of direct ...
by cjmacie
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free download of Itivuttaka by J.D. Ireland—EPUB, Kindle, PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Free download of Itivuttaka by J.D. Ireland—EPUB, Kindle, PDF

Why not use the just finished translation of Ajahn Sujato's designed to be easily understood by non-academic English speakers? Because... it doesn't exist. The only translation he has done in the KN is the Theragatha. :smile: https://readingfaithfully.org/verses-of-the-senior-monks-theragatha-ebook...
by cjmacie
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: is pāḷi a sacred language?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: is pāḷi a sacred language?

Contents: 1: a direct answer, according to one source and in one sense; 2: documentation as to the relationship between Pali and the Buddha's "language"; 3: some reflections on regional dialects. 1: From the 1st paragraph of the (rather elaborate) Wikipedia article on Pali: Pali ... is the sacred la...
by cjmacie
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 440

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

retrofuturist wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:38 am

How would Dhamma Wheelers answer Tucker's questions?
...
And just where is the "Dharmic perspective" in this sort of (typical and incessant) bear-baiting?
by cjmacie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 71
Views: 7190

Re: The case against coffee (important)

...Coffee on the other hand causes diseases of emaciation such as weight gain neurological disorders etc. These are not views this is how the elements operate within our physiology. How elements operate from the viewpoint of ayurvedic medicine -- or maybe it's just your view of that otherwise noble...
by cjmacie
Tue May 29, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Harvard, Oxford to Offer Pali Reading Courses
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Harvard, Oxford to Offer Pali Reading Courses

Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 3:19 pm
Harvard, Oxford to Offer Pali Reading Courses

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/harva ... ng-courses


:anjali:
Many thanks. The Oxford on-line version looks quite attractive.
by cjmacie
Tue May 29, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sutta Commentary Resources
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Sutta Commentary Resources

the visuddhimagga is very late and contradicts the suttas in several places This represents a party-line modern, largely Western revisionist viewpoint. The tendency to characterize differing historical perspectives as "contradictions" being a hallmark of this trend, empowering the conceit that such...
by cjmacie
Mon May 28, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News..." -- postscript
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Member Poll on "News..." -- postscript

Just as I'm about to add a post to explain a vote for the last option (" something else altogether "), which had been explicitly asked for but hardly answered, the OP author locks it down. So, if it's allowed, here's that explanation (posthumously, so to speak): The whole endeavor – considering modi...
by cjmacie
Thu May 24, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prediabetes
Replies: 33
Views: 634

Re: Prediabetes

... As far as traditional medicine goes I have decided to have bitter gourd juice (as suggested by Ven Pesala). It controls sugar very well but is awful tasting (which is why I am waiting a bit). I have faith in Chinese traditional medicine but the current practitioners of it in Calcutta maybe plai...
by cjmacie
Thu May 24, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prediabetes
Replies: 33
Views: 634

Re: Prediabetes

I have prediabetes (HbA1C of 6.2) ... "HbA1C of 6.2" – That's "6.2%". or mmol/L a bit more than 7.0 (mg/dL ca. 120 in USA measurement terms)? That is actually a low-borderline level. It's called "pre-diabetes" these days under the influence of pharmaceutical industry's push to sell drugs. The notio...
by cjmacie
Mon May 21, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alexander Wynne (March 2018) reviews Buddhism in America
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Alexander Wynne (March 2018) reviews Buddhism in America

" Buddhism without Nirvana, or Nirvana without Buddhism?" -- book review and discussion. :reading: https://www.academia.edu/36634130/Buddhism_without_Nirvana_or_Nirvana_without_Buddhism also c.f. some discussion at: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/alexander-wynne-march-2018-reviews-buddhism-in-...