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by cooran
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Volition
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Volition

Hello clw_uk, all, I understand that this is from one of the Suttas in the Nidanasa.myutta Book 12 and is on Page 576 of my copy of The Connected Discourses of the Buddha by Bhikkhu Bodhi. SN 12.39 Volition (2) "At Saavatthi. "Bhikkhus, what one intends, and what one plans, and whatever one has a te...
by cooran
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.
Replies: 17
Views: 3140

Re: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

Hello all, Interesting that Sister Vajira & Francis Story have such a long drawn out translation. I think the 'style' which the translators use can have a large effect on the 'feeling' and 'flow' {and thus the clarity} of the translation. Maurice Walshe's translations verse 16 reads reads very succi...
by cooran
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Jhanas
Replies: 9
Views: 2957

Re: The Jhanas

Hello all,

You may find this article of interest:
The Jhānas and the Lay Disciple According to the Pāli Suttas ~ Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
http://mail.saigon.com/~anson/ebud/ebdha267.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

metta
cooran
by cooran
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation
Replies: 57
Views: 8554

Re: Metta Meditation

Hello all,

This beautiful audio-visual of the Metta sutta chant in Pali with English sub-titles may be of interest:
by Imee Ooii
http://ambrosiagarden.com/alt/Metta1.swf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

metta
Chris
by cooran
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka technique
Replies: 132
Views: 29262

Re: Goenka technique

Hello all, Thank you for your replies - I also asked Ven. Dhammasiha (Abbot of Dhammagiri monestary near Brisbane) about this when I saw him today. He basically said the same thing as Ben, that it is best to shift position rather than incur an injury. He also explained that very many monks suffer fr...
by cooran
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka technique
Replies: 132
Views: 29262

Re: Goenka technique

Hello all, I recently attended my second 10 day Retreat at Dhamma Pabha north of Hobart in Tasmania. I have a few questions and concerns. The first of which is: Sankharas: Goenka-ji teaches that these are the habit patterns accumulated in this and previous lives. When sitting in meditation, bodily s...
by cooran
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from DownUnder
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Hello from DownUnder

Thanks Ben, Retro, The Retreat in Tasmania was testing. Coming from the sub-tropic summer 35C to unseasonal weather in the hills near Hobart at 10C with hail one night, (snow on the mountains) rain for eight days, with high winds most of the time - it was lucky I was over a thousand miles from home ...
by cooran
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from DownUnder
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Hello from DownUnder

Hello all,

Happy to be here, and, from the brief overview I've had of the Forum, I think I'll enjoy joining in the discussions.

Great to see so many familiar 'faces'.

metta
Chris