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by mikenz66
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?

For a selection of suttas where dhammā is used in this way, see Bhikkhu Bodhi's introductions to his translations, such as linked here: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/tr ... u=mikenz66

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.
Replies: 1
Views: 1858

Re: AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.

Comments from Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation (which is also available on Sutta Central): Now on that occasion the Venerable Anuruddha had gone off to pass the day and was in seclusion when a number of agreeable-bodied deities approached him, paid homage to him, stood to one side, and said to him: In re...
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.
Replies: 1
Views: 1858

AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities.

AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato AN 8.46 Anuruddha Sutta. Anuruddha and the Agreeable Deities. At one time the Buddha was staying near Kosambi, in Ghosita’s Monastery. Now at that time Venerable Anuruddha had retreated to solitude for the da...
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"
Replies: 28
Views: 705

Re: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"

Sorry, what I mean is that if one did an action, but did not anticipate the consequences, it is still an intentional action. Perhaps a bug is a poor example. Perhaps the following would be a better example to discuss: You push on something, and it falls over and breaks. I think it's clear that the p...
by mikenz66
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: ‘Anicca’ and ‘anattā’ in the Paṭisambhidāmagga, Nettippakaraṇa and Peṭakopadesa
Replies: 17
Views: 1031

Re: ‘Anicca’ and ‘anattā’ in the Paṭisambhidāmagga, Nettippakaraṇa and Peṭakopadesa

Thank you Bhante, The Thai one published by the Bhumibalo Bhikkhu Foundation is much simpler: ... “The meaning of having no boss, the meaning of having no self, the meaning of not being subject to control, the meaning of [dhammas] not acting according to one’s wishes, the meaning that nothing can pe...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"
Replies: 28
Views: 705

Re: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"

Hi Sam Vara, The passage often quoted here is this: Intention, I tell you, is kamma. Intending, one does kamma by way of body, speech, & intellect. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sacca/sacca4/samma-ditthi/kamma.html The word translated as "intention" is cetana . As far as I can see, it d...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 782
Views: 55816

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi Coëmgenu, I reported his falsification to the moderators, but alas. With the knowledge that they have the blessing of the moderation staff to spread their unique interpretations, I am off. Yet another reason not to use this forum as a resource. We really should return to the topic, but I would li...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?

This is a rather large and amorphous question. There are ancient Theravada commentaries, and there are modern commentaries (such as those from the thread linked above). Some members like the former, some like the various later versions. For those genuinely interested in the question, I suggest start...
by mikenz66
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 34059

Re: Pali pronunciation

This discussion of how to get a computer to pronounce Pali is very interesting: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/sc-voice-raveena-meets-slow-amy/10410 Of particular interest is the discussion of Pali pronunciation of speakers of Asian languages, such as Sinhala and Thai. This post about which so...
by mikenz66
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: I am walking

Hi befriend, I see this as a key aspect of mindfulness-based approaches, such as the various variations on the Mahasis approach. However, I would drop the "I", which is added to the English simply to make the sentences more idiomatic. The aim of this attention to postures is: Whatever posture their ...
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 782
Views: 55816

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I'm no expert on the history of Pali and Sinhala pronunciation, and so on, but some of these links may be of interest: 2.Those European scholars, when they first came across the Asoka pillars, came to the conclusion that Pali was a later iteration of Sanskrit. Of course, there were no Pali manuscrip...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?
Replies: 20
Views: 736

Re: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?

Hi fornoxe, Perhaps you are referring to this sutta? “Then, friends, the Blessed One came to me by means of spiritual power and said this: ‘Moggallana, Moggallana, do not be negligent regarding noble silence, brahmin. Steady your mind in noble silence, unify your mind in noble silence, concentrate y...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.10 Biḷāra Sutta. A Cat.
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: SN 20.10 Biḷāra Sutta. A Cat.

Comments from Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation. “Bhikkhus, once in the past a cat stood by an alley or a drain or a rubbish bin... Sandhisamalasaṅkaṭīre. Spk explains sandhi as an alley between two detached houses; samala as a channel for the discharge of waste from a house; and saṅkatīra as a rubbish bi...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.10 Biḷāra Sutta. A Cat.
Replies: 3
Views: 484

SN 20.10 Biḷāra Sutta. A Cat.

SN 20.10 Biḷāra Sutta. A Cat. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato https://suttacentral.net/sn20.10 At Sāvatthī. Now at that time a certain junior mendicant socialized with families too often. The mendicants said to him: “Venerable, don’t socialize with families too often.” But that mendicant, when spoken ...
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.

Translation by Bhikkhu Pesala, with notes: http://www.aimwell.org/bhariya.html

An essay on interpersonal relationships in the suttas: http://elearning.ibc.ac.th/sites/defaul ... ations.pdf