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by mikenz66
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and Women
Replies: 27
Views: 4264

Re: Buddhism and Women

Greetings Manapa, Some translators use the translation "confidence" instead. It's one of the spiritual faculties/powers... See http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Buddhist.Dictionary/dic3_s.htm#saddh%C4%81" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Saddhā: faith, confidence. A Buddhist is said t...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Zealand
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Hello from New Zealand

Hello to all the old an new friends out there... :group: I've been Buddhist for about three years, since I wandered into my local Thai Wat (a branch of a Wat Nak Prok in Bangkok) in an effort to improve my Thai. My Thai is still pretty poor, but my Dhamma is improving. We have, off and on, a couple ...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Silly question
Replies: 8
Views: 1495

Re: Silly question

Sadhu is used for approval of either speech or action. For speech it would be similar to a Chrstian saying "amen", but you'll also have monks (and others) saying "sadhu" to you if you do something good, e.g. if you make a donation. :thumbsup:

Why not use the word "metta"?

Metta :hug:
Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A question regarding the relative perception of color.
Replies: 10
Views: 2538

Re: A question regarding the relative perception of color.

Hi Individual, 1. Why does the eye-organ and eye-faculty seem to break up the color spectrum into arbitrary bits? To put my previous point more clearly, the colours of the spectrum (rainbow) are only a fraction of the colours that we perceive. There are many colours that are mixtures of those "pure"...
by mikenz66
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A question regarding the relative perception of color.
Replies: 10
Views: 2538

Re: A question regarding the relative perception of color.

Greetings Individual, For a start, colour is a lot more complex than the pure spectral colours, which are just the outer edge of the Chromaticity Diagram. For example, you can make "white" from many combinations of two spectral colours. Current fluorescent lamps commonly use three. See: http://en.wi...
by mikenz66
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Pros and Cons of Mythology
Replies: 21
Views: 6074

Re: The Pros and Cons of Mythology

Thanks Retro,

I guess my view is that if one accepts rebirth, the Buddha's knowledge of past live and the arising and passing away of beings, and that the Path is the way out of Samsara then why would anything else in the Canon be a problem?

Metta
Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Pros and Cons of Mythology
Replies: 21
Views: 6074

Re: The Pros and Cons of Mythology

Hi Retro,

I'm curious where you think "mythology" starts? At Rebirth? At Planes of Existence? ... ?

Metta
Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Canon
Replies: 46
Views: 7613

Re: Pali Canon

Hi Dhammakid, In my opinion the most efficient place to start is with Bhikkhu Bodhi's book, In the Buddha's Words: http://wisdompubs.org/Pages/display.lasso?-KeyValue=104" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It gives a very good overview of the Suttas organised in an easy-to-hard order wit...
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Canon
Replies: 46
Views: 7613

Re: Pali Canon

well their is always http://tipitaka.wikia.com/wiki/Wikipitaka:About" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Thanks for that. They seem to be mostly from A2I and Mettanet. It's strange that they don't always acknowledge the translators (e.g. Thanissaro Bhikkhu's from A2I) and have not reprod...
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Canon
Replies: 46
Views: 7613

Re: Pali Canon

If nothing else, A2I has the largest collection on the net. More than enough for me at the moment. Dhammakid A2I actually appears quite selective to me, with a slant towards the Suttas that Ajahn Thanissaro considers useful. Mettanet has is also incomplete, and lacks in commentary, but does have al...
by mikenz66
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Jhanas
Replies: 9
Views: 2962

Re: The Jhanas

You can download the basic chapters of Ajahn Brahm's book, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, from http://bswa.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and also many guided meditations in the podcast area. In the "saturday" ones he discussed particular issues. Thanks Mike. But I can't find ...
by mikenz66
Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Jhanas
Replies: 9
Views: 2962

Re: The Jhanas

You can download the basic chapters of Ajahn Brahm's book, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, from http://bswa.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and also many guided meditations in the podcast area. In the "saturday" ones he discussed particular issues.

Metta
Mike