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by mikenz66
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When practice Satipathana you can't go beyond first Jhana?
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

Re: When practice Satipathana you can't go beyond first Jhana?

Sorry new here. What is jhana-lite ? Do you mean at the level of access concentration? Hi Spaciousness, There are many long threads on the subject. Particularly https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=4597 In brief, there is a disagreement on the depth of absorption that constitutes a "real jh...
by mikenz66
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there no contradiction here?
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Is there no contradiction here?

... And then he preached it to the five cool yogis, his fellow yoga practitioners. On the other hand, today FNT is set out by modern teachers at the very first introductory lessons for beginners. Is there no contradiction here? Sure. It seems common to jump into the FNT and other deep suttas as if ...
by mikenz66
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?
Replies: 14
Views: 348

Re: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?

Thanissaro, though - doesn't he sometimes get criticised for "interfering" with the breath, controlling the length and forcefulness of the breathing, and relating it to bodily energies, etc? Yes, that's one of Ven Thanissaro's major points of difference. He advocates consciously finding the most co...
by mikenz66
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Study Group Schedule
Replies: 25
Views: 16126

Re: Study Group Schedule

Sorry. I've been travelling. Currently in China. Hope to get back to it soon.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta
Replies: 37
Views: 1138

Re: Question 1 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta

Can you summarise what Bhikku Bodhi says about the sentence, and what your2 disagreement is?

Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeing both sides
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Seeing both sides

This statement is very similar to how Thanissaro Bhikkhu Describes Metta (e.g. https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/BeyondAllDirections/Section0007.html ) as having goodwill towards others, and hoping that they will do better in the future: Suu Kyi's love for the army is located within her love for her...
by mikenz66
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version
Replies: 25
Views: 25144

Re: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version

Yes, that's them. Thanks for finding the alternative source!

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?
Replies: 39
Views: 1871

Re: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?

Sorry if I wasn't clear. Theravada bhikkhus follow the 10 precepts (and more for full ordination of course). In Mahayana there are Bhikkshus and Bhikshunis who have an equivalent full ordination but use the Dharmaguptaka (e.g. Chinese) or Mūlasarvāstivāda (e.g. Tibetan) vinayas rather than the Pali ...
by mikenz66
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?
Replies: 39
Views: 1871

Re: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?

the "monks" are generally not Bhikkhus Are monks different from Bhikkhus? Do you know the Pali words for those two? "Monk" is an English word that is sometimes used as a translation for Bhikkhu and sometimes also used to refer to non-celibate Japanese or Tibetan people who nevertheless have an offi...
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?
Replies: 39
Views: 1871

Re: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?

What's your point?

That passage seems to be referring to the abandonment of the Vinaya in Japan, in particular, where the "monks" are generally not Bhikkhus (as far as I understand it).

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?
Replies: 39
Views: 1871

Re: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?

All Buddhist monastics today (including Mahayana) use one of these ordinations: Although there were a number of distinct vinaya traditions or ordination lineages, only three have survived to the present day: the Theravāda, Dharmaguptaka, Mūlasarvāstivāda. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_monas...
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?
Replies: 39
Views: 1871

Re: What is the yardstick to determine a monk as Theravada?

Ajahn Brahm was expelled from a particular grouping of monasteries. That doesn't negate his ordination.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?
Replies: 32
Views: 1869

Re: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?

Being "western" isn't a "general ethnicity". If you mean white, then you could say that. I think he just meant European or American. Yes, it's all a little meaningless without a lot of qualification. For example, is a Chinese person whose parents came to New Zealand, Australia, or North America for...
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Monastery Guesthouses
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Monastery Guesthouses

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:01 pm
Thailand
Yes, there are many monasteries you can stay in in Thailand (and in the west, of course). Of course, they would appreciate a donation or some other assistance...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Wisdom Publications sale: 40% off of all their books
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Wisdom Publications sale: 40% off of all their books

Is it possible to copy text from their epubs? I do it all the time. I usually use Linux tools for reading pdfs and epubs, but I just checked and the PDFs I purchased are copyable using Acrobat. The epubs are copyable from Calibre. And, yes, shipping from the US to the rest of the world is expensive...