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by mikenz66
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 43
Views: 1645

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

Reminder: Classical Theravāda is understood through the lens of the Commentaries. Please stay on topic. Kevin... I agree. The point if having this forum section is to be able to have a discussion about such things as Abhidhamma free of arguments about authenticity. However, the Classical Theravada ...
by mikenz66
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 43
Views: 1645

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

I saw this from a thread: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=33539&start=15 As far as I know this Momentariness of which you seem to speak is not even in the Abhidhamma but is a sub-commentary development. Well of course it is a key part of Theravada, and we see it spelled out in passages...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bilingual pali/english suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: Bilingual pali/english suttas

So at Suttacentral I would recommend the translations by Bhikkhu Bodhi, they mostly preserve even the structure of Pali sentences. Yes, l like his translations. As you say Bhikkhu Sujato has a different aim with his. But I think it is great to have a variety to compare. There would be little point ...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bilingual pali/english suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: Bilingual pali/english suttas

My intent was to search for pali words and check their English translation in context, and the other way around, hence the problem. Thats an interesting problem. However if you gave found the Pali you can switch to the English version and find the passage again. A bit clunky though. You could raise...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bilingual pali/english suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: Bilingual pali/english suttas

Hello, Apologies if this has been dealt with (for some reason the search function has not been working at my end for the last two days, I get an HTTP 500 error), but I am looking for bilingual texts of the suttas. I have tried Sutta central, but only a small proportion of the suttas is available in...
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 8.49 Paṭhamaidhalokika Sutta. Winning in This Life (1st).
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: AN 8.49 Paṭhamaidhalokika Sutta. Winning in This Life (1st).

Notes from Bhikkhu Bhodhi's translation. This sutta can be considered a composite, since the eight items are reached by combining two tetrads. “Visākhā, possessing four qualities, a woman is heading for victory in the present world and her life in this world succeeds. Mp explains ayaṃ’sa loko āraddh...
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 8.49 Paṭhamaidhalokika Sutta. Winning in This Life (1st).
Replies: 1
Views: 248

AN 8.49 Paṭhamaidhalokika Sutta. Winning in This Life (1st).

AN 8.49 Paṭhamaidhalokika Sutta. Winning in This Life (1st). Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato The Buddha teaches the laywoman Visākhā four qualities through which a woman succeeds in this life, and four through which she succeeds in the next. https://suttacentral.net/an8.49 At one time the Buddha was s...
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 84
Views: 2035

Re: Back to self!

But then we come back to a Zen koan - If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? As far as I know, Bishop Berkeley, was not a Zen teacher... :tongue: "Who hears?" is, of course a famous koan. But, though it might superficially seem similar to Berkeley's analy...
by mikenz66
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How Many Must One Cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: How Many Must One Cut?

Thank you mike, much appreciate it. :twothumbsup: It is a bit confusing. I thought getting rid of the ten fetters was job done. :shrug: It seems that the texts often give different ways of classifying essentially the same thing. But different classifications are useful for different purposes (e.g. ...
by mikenz66
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time

Another point i pondered is the dhamma followers of Buddha time were taught to review their experience and actions in mind. In comparison, modern ones like us tend to use writings on note book or computer typing to analyse systematically. So which way is more superior? :mrgreen: Though written mate...
by mikenz66
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time

A monk told me he is reading thr vedas, so vedas were also put into writing till much later? They were put in writing around 1200 BCE to 800 BCE. So they were around during the Buddha's time. The Pali Canon was oral until around 100 BCE to 50 CE. There appears to be some disagreement on when they w...
by mikenz66
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How Many Must One Cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: How Many Must One Cut?

“One must cut off five, abandon five, And must develop a further five. A bhikkhu who has surmounted five ties Is called a crosser of the flood.” What is the difference between cut off and abandon in this context? I generally use "eliminate" for all ten. Why we can't use one word for all? For native...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Theravāda avoid elitist interference in the affairs of others?
Replies: 32
Views: 842

Re: Does Theravāda avoid elitist interference in the affairs of others?

... Are there more? From my understanding, there is only one scenario in which the Buddha reaches out to others, and that's 1) surveying the landscape with his powers. Perhaps you are still focusing on preaching. I don't have the background to explain the Mahayana world view in detail, but the Maha...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How Many Must One Cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: How Many Must One Cut?

Context would suggest to me that it's possibly... Cut five (lower) fetters, abandon five cords of sense pleasure Develop five faculties/powers ... but there's so many lists in the suttas, it could well be something else. Do you have Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation of the SN? It's probably in the footno...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?
Replies: 35
Views: 870

Re: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?

Manopubbangama wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:56 pm
A few of the other posters that impress me are the New Zealanders; maybe its because of their warrior Maori spirit. :rolleye: hakka(!)
:rofl:

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Mike