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by xinuflux
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Samsara...the film...
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Samsara...the film...

SarathW wrote:Hi Xinuflux
Nice to meet you. :)
By the way some like quality some like quantity.
There are ants and there are elephants.
:shrug:
Nice to meet you too SarathW.
by xinuflux
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Samsara...the film...
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Samsara...the film...

appicchato wrote:Five years...21 posts... :thumbsup: ....(glad you enjoyed it)...
:thanks: here is my approach (which I'm violating by posting this :) ) http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 86#p182184
by xinuflux
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Samsara...the film...
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Samsara...the film...

Great movie. For me it was an hour and a half meditation on (mostly) dukkha. The Tibetan mandala part was my favorite anicca reminder.
by xinuflux
Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: How does bhavanga relate to samatha meditation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

How does bhavanga relate to samatha meditation?

While reading Sayalay Susila's "Unraveling the Mysteries of Mind and Body Through Abhidhamma" I noticed this sentence: "New practitioners, when developing their concentration on the meditation object, owing to the weakness of mindfulness, sometimes let their minds fall into the bhavanga state." I th...
by xinuflux
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Starting Mahasi-style again - questions
Replies: 23
Views: 3601

Re: Starting Mahasi-style again - questions

The way I've been sometimes instructed is what Bhikkhu Pesala said: in the gaps between the in and out breaths you can note sitting and touching. There are different ways of implementing this "primary object"/"secondary object" approach. I think most people pick a primary object, such as motion of ...
by xinuflux
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Access to Insight going static in January
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Access to Insight going static in January

The homepage of accesstoinsight.org mentions it is no longer going to be updated when John Bullitt retires. Does anyone know why a handoff or open-sourcing of the site isn't planned?
by xinuflux
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi's Samyutta small price drop on Amazon
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi's Samyutta small price drop on Amazon

Wow. That's a wonderful resource, thanks santa100! Just in case the publisher is worried about "unfair use" or is unsupportive of the project - I am still going to buy the hardcopy...I would imagine I'm not alone.
by xinuflux
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi's Samyutta small price drop on Amazon
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi's Samyutta small price drop on Amazon

I hope that eventually after Wisdom has recovered its costs, made its profits, etc. that they will allow the Bodhi translations to be freely available online (like Pariyatti has started doing with some of its classics). I guess the Kindle version will make that more difficult though.
by xinuflux
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi's Samyutta small price drop on Amazon
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Bhikkhu Bodhi's Samyutta small price drop on Amazon

I've been waiting to buy The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya [Hardcover]. Today I see it has gone down US $3. :jumping:
by xinuflux
Wed May 08, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NY Times Article: "I Am Not This Body"
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: NY Times Article: "I Am Not This Body"

I liked "... but my capricious body possesses the power and final authority, and I must tiptoe round its whims"
by xinuflux
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali English pop up tool
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Pali English pop up tool

or maybe you are looking for Ven. Yuttadhammo's amazing Firefox add-on?

http://pali.sirimangalo.org/
http://pali.sirimangalo.org/digitalpalireader.xpi
by xinuflux
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Best way to learn Pali?
Replies: 6
Views: 2597

Re: Best way to learn Pali?

Another question - can anybody comment on Bhikkhu Bodhi's lectures accompanying Gair & Karunatillake's grammar? I've heard mixed reviews but I'm wondering what people here think. I highly recommend Bhikkhu Bodhi's lectures. He adds interesting notes to the sometimes dry content, corrects the book's...
by xinuflux
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Shortage of Pali Canon (English Wisdom translation) books?
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: Shortage of Pali Canon (English Wisdom translation) books?

I contacted Wisdom, they said the Samyutta is "has been reprinted and is now available for purchase" and Majjhima " is with the printer now and will be available within two to three weeks". No mention of Digha.
by xinuflux
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Shortage of Pali Canon (English Wisdom translation) books?
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Shortage of Pali Canon (English Wisdom translation) books?

I've noticed that Amazon and others don't have many (or any) copies of The Digha, Samyutta or Majjhima books in stock. Anyone know why?
by xinuflux
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara
Replies: 91
Views: 19166

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Ah yes, but are the end notes hot-linked to the text?? I do love the kindle but I don't like the pain-in-the-backside routine of going to an end note and back again. kind regards, If I'm interpreting your question correctly, I would say yes because the Samyutta Kindle version had all its amazing en...
by xinuflux
Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara
Replies: 91
Views: 19166

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

I see the to-be-available-soon Kindle version is MORE?! expensive than the hardcopy. Amazon Lobha. http://www.amazon.com/The-Numerical-Dis ... 1614290407
by xinuflux
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara
Replies: 91
Views: 19166

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Anyone know if a Kindle version will be available in September? All those footnotes make the electronic version nice to have.
by xinuflux
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Android font for reading Pali on device?
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Re: Android font for reading Pali on device?

Thanks Bhante. Rooting seems like a lot of work just to change fonts. On the upside, I now have one diacritical-aware app on my phone - Pali Dictionary Resources!

Technically, now when I see an un-viewable Pali character I can query your app to see what the word should be.
by xinuflux
Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Android font for reading Pali on device?
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Android font for reading Pali on device?

Hi,

Anyone have experience with switching the stock DroidSans font to something like this http://dharmadroid.sourceforge.net/ font? I'm especially interested in non-rooting approaches, if any exist.

Thanks and metta. :reading:
by xinuflux
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator
Replies: 44
Views: 5676

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

I'm a frequent reader of this board with infrequently anything to add to the high quality posts but I'll take an exception here to say thanks Retro (and Ben). Metta. :clap: