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by Paññāsikhara
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Stream-Entry/ordination/cancer
Replies: 19
Views: 4255

Re: Stream-Entry/ordination/cancer

Dear Mikael,

Unfortunately, I too cannot suggest any particular place.
But I just wanted to say that I support you in your decision,
and hope that your path is smooth!

All the best!

~~ Huifeng
by Paññāsikhara
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Android font for reading Pali on device?
Replies: 3
Views: 2111

Re: Android font for reading Pali on device?

Thanks for this thread, as I've just been looking into this myself, after installing the Access to Insight app. It does seem a lot to have to root the phone to change the fonts, but at present I haven't seen anything else. I tried Font for Galaxy SP , and while the process seemed simple, there was n...
by Paññāsikhara
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The purpose of cultivating Metta?
Replies: 55
Views: 8774

Re: The purpose of cultivating Metta?

Thanks for this. ;) May I ask where you got the file from? Hi Venerable! I downloaded the pdf file from your Prajnacara Blog, perhaps a couple of months ago. I just checked and a Google search still shows it, but the linked page doesn't exist anymore. I edited away the footnote numbers and chinese ...
by Paññāsikhara
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The purpose of cultivating Metta?
Replies: 55
Views: 8774

Re: The purpose of cultivating Metta?

A non-Theravada opinion based on early teachings, from Yinshun: Investigations into Śūnyatā (draft translation by Shi Huifeng): The four immeasurable minds which take the mind of loving kindness as their basis are an accommodation to Brahmanism. For example, Śāriputra advised his old friend, the Br...
by Paññāsikhara
Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and Hinduism?
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: Buddhism and Hinduism?

chris98e wrote:Did the Buddha and/or does the Buddha recognize the God Brahma as the God who created existence like Hindus do?
I really don't care if this post gets answered since Brahma can't make me into a perfectly enlightened being. :candle:
No.

~~ Huifeng
by Paññāsikhara
Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 38
Views: 2779

Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christ mas to you all!

~~ Huifeng
by Paññāsikhara
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which one is true?
Replies: 16
Views: 3581

Re: Which one is true?

Maybe start with a good book on Buddhist history.
Perhaps A K Warder's, or Hirakawa's (trs. Groner),
or Lamotte (if you can find it!)

~~ Huifeng
by Paññāsikhara
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Allowances of differences within the Theravada
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Allowances of differences within the Theravada

In a few months, once the final is completely finished, keep an eye out for the PhD thesis of Bhante Chandaratana from HKU. It's on the divergent doctrinal positions within the Theravada, or more specifically, within the Theravada in Sri Lanka. Bhante and I had a lot of interesting discussion on how...
by Paññāsikhara
Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which one is true?
Replies: 16
Views: 3581

Re: Which one is true?

Which one is true: 1. Theravada split from Mahayana 2. Mahayana split from Theravada 3. Since day one, they never split, but already had a group of monks who have different understanding, which finally regroup to several schools, such as Mahayana, Theravada, Sautrantika, etc. Another question is: C...
by Paññāsikhara
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Level of knowledge required for ordination?
Replies: 25
Views: 4756

Re: Level of knowledge required for ordination?

Perhaps go and ask potential preceptors...

~~ H
by Paññāsikhara
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "The Deathless" (amata)
Replies: 423
Views: 51417

Re: "The Deathless" (amata)

In passing, it may be worth noting that Pali, Sanskrit etc., have neither articles such as "the" or "a", nor do they have Capital Letters. While rather innocuous, these do have significance to discerning readers of the English language. Moreover, the Indic prefix "a-" can be read as several types of...
by Paññāsikhara
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana split
Replies: 82
Views: 18693

Re: Mahayana split

But, as far as scholarship for the masses goes, it is a nice essay, and most people can learn a lot from it. Bhante, Your bodhisattva practice of generosity is showing. But out of curiosity, what did Prof Harrison say about the article? Not much, really. It wasn't worth the discussion, probably! ie...
by Paññāsikhara
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana split
Replies: 82
Views: 18693

Re: Mahayana split

Red Pine, who is perhaps the greatest of the translators of Chinese Mahayana literature (though I will defer to Ven Huifeng on that judgment) Sorry Dan, Red Pine is not by a long shot the greatest of the translators of Chinese Mahayana literature. One would have to get past people like Etienne Lamo...
by Paññāsikhara
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana split
Replies: 82
Views: 18693

Re: Mahayana split

The main problem is this: The article makes statements implying that with the Gandhari manuscripts, we no longer have any grounds for suggesting that any given tradition is more original or authentic than any other. This is incorrect, because she overstates the range for which this applies. It is no...
by Paññāsikhara
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana split
Replies: 82
Views: 18693

Re: Mahayana split

Well, I have an opinion with no real supporting proof of why the Mahayana split: The doctrinal split was a justification of what had already taken place practically in earlier times. Here is my perspective. We know that the Buddha and community was not only a spiritual movement--it was a social mov...