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by mikenz66
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 361

Re: Buddhism and memory

Thanks. That is three levels of defilements, not threr levels of mind...

Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 361

Re: Buddhism and memory

SarathW wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:00 pm
the term "memory" has not been explicitly mentioned or included in the teachings.
There are three levels of the mind according to teaching.
Latent, transgression and manifestation.
Can you explain where this classification comes from? Which teaching?

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Virtues are the Connection
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: Virtues are the Connection

Hi Will, I think that the point is that it is useful to briefly state what the connection is, not that a huge essary is required! Similarly, when members post quotes (even sutta quotes) it is helpful to explain what point is being made.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Did the Buddha's teachings improve throughout his life?
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Did the Buddha's teachings improve throughout his life?

Once he realized nibbana, then there wasn't any other progress to be made. Your question is like asking, "Is there anything beyond 100%?", but it is a valid question. Awakening doesn't necessarily make one perfect at teaching. And it is clear that the Buddha varied his teaching depending on the aud...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a rabbit in the Moon?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Is there a rabbit in the Moon?

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:58 pm
"Who cares what label we give to what you saw?! You saw wildness, sleekness, wetness, beady-eyedness, playfulness and naturalness!"
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by mikenz66
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: samatha retreats/teachers
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: samatha retreats/teachers

Here are some photos from my time there. Thanks for that. It does look quite rugged, but nice. I guess those are insect traps on the piles, to stop ants, and so on... Learning to take a shower from a bucket is a good skill, and for some Thai it's the preferred approach... It's something I've had to...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 5.33 Uggaha Sutta. With Uggaha.
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: AN 5.33 Uggaha Sutta. With Uggaha.

Note from Bhikkhu Bodhi “Bhante, let the Blessed One together with three other monks consent to accept tomorrow’s meal from me.” Attacatuttho . Lit., “[with]-self-[as]-fourth,” meaning that the Buddha is invited with three monks accompanying him. “When, girls, a woman possesses these five qualities,...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 5.33 Uggaha Sutta. With Uggaha.
Replies: 1
Views: 125

AN 5.33 Uggaha Sutta. With Uggaha.

AN 5.33 Uggaha Sutta. With Uggaha. Translated by Bhikku Sujato Uggaha invites the Buddha for a meal, and asks him to advise his daughters, who about about to be married. https://suttacentral.net/an5.33 At one time the Buddha was staying near Bhaddiya, in Jātiyā Wood. Then Uggaha, Meṇḍaka’s grandson...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: samatha retreats/teachers
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: samatha retreats/teachers

diamind wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:58 am
pilgrim wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:12 am
Pa Auk sayadaw in Burma. His students also teach in monasteries in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia
Anything else you can tell me about Pa Auk Sayadaw?
Here is a book based on one of his meditation retreats:
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/know-see.pdf

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition

TRobinson465 wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:44 am
I checked the Drive settings and it appears to allow anyone with the link to view. Can somebody confirm that they are able to view the files without requesting access?
Works for me...

Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 51
Views: 1135

Re: Third Eye Meditation

:juggling: Speechless really...... Simple for the simple, impossible for the crooked. Just one question, does everything have to reduced into a old school biblical study of texts where literal definitions are the only thing held as valid. Its an outdated mode Mike But if I can find something, which...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 51
Views: 1135

Re: Third Eye Meditation

OK, thanks. If you find some actual early Buddhist sources, please let us know.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 51
Views: 1135

Re: Third Eye Meditation

Sorry, perhaps my question was not clear. I am familiar with the texts you mentioned. However, I am not aware of a text that links the arupa attainments are equated with the opening of the dhamma eye. [Of course, there are many texts where jhana is a precursor to awakening.]

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Translations and translators
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Translations and translators

It's hard to accuse him of changing things when the Pali is presented allong with the English line-by-line. If you have issues with anything he has translated you can bring it up on SuttaCentral for a technical discussion about the merits. This English-Pali capacity is amazing. Even if one's Pali i...