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by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: question re: pronunciation of closed syllables
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: question re: pronunciation of closed syllables

Thanks Frank, he really is very clear. Just the introductory Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa. on pages like https://archive.org/details/AudioTipitakaAudtip.org2015Volume-001/an10-0000-introAN10-pli-bjt-rdrjiv.mp3 are enough to work on what you said above: Rather than for example, try...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

pitakele wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:28 am
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Thanks for those excellent articles!

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

The famous example of two bamboo trees to Vinna paccha Namarupa and Namarupa paccha Vinna is one instance. I think this example is from Sutta. I cant recall the Sutta. Nibbana Sermon 3, http://seeingthroughthenet.net/books/ There is yet another discourse, one preached by Venerable Sāri- putta, whic...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?
Replies: 19
Views: 289

Re: Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?

SarathW wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:13 am
the monks just chant some thing in Pali ...
Is there just one session of chanting? What do they chant (and for how long)?

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?
Replies: 19
Views: 289

Re: Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?

Bhante, is there a typical repertoire for the chants used at Thai ceremonies? At our Wat there is chanting in the evening for several days, before the body is taken off for cremation. Of course, in Thailand the cremation is usually on-site, and the ceremony I happened to be in Thailand for, for the ...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

It seems to me that this idea that Theravada is purely about reclusive practice is largely a Western convert fantasy. The reality in Theravadin countries is VERY different. Yes, some do seem to take a rather narrow view of Theravada practice and what the Buddha taught. However, from my personal poi...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Does Theravada have a practice similar to Tonglen in Mhayana?
Replies: 19
Views: 441

Re: Does Theravada have a practice similar to Tonglen in Mhayana?

There's obviously plenty about compassion in the Suttas ttps://suttacentral.net/mn99/en/sujato#sc40--41 and the later Theravada literature. Compassion does have an aspect of feeling the pain of others. 78. In the Vibhanga it is said: “And how does a bhikkhu dwell pervading one direction with his hea...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Idea of the Historical Buddha
Replies: 39
Views: 1002

Re: The Idea of the Historical Buddha

Interesting points, Sam, ... The "underlying insecurity" is, I think, built into faith from the outset. We find that a set of ideas appeals to us, or meets a need; the ideas can only rise above wishful thinking if there is a guarantee of their historical (or scientific) groundedness; but the present...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2043

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:06 pm
Blimey, it's real! It's really there...and very...blue.
Not green? :rofl:

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2043

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Ha, it didn't even check up on me....

:woohoo:
Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Idea of the Historical Buddha
Replies: 39
Views: 1002

Re: The Idea of the Historical Buddha

Hi Sam, I am not disagreeing that the faithful of any religion are likely (I don't think it is universal) to believe that certain things "actually happened" (resurrection, awakening under the bodhi tree, etc). What I am questioning is why there is a need to appeal to historical analytical or scienti...
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Idea of the Historical Buddha
Replies: 39
Views: 1002

Re: The Idea of the Historical Buddha

His exact name aside, I think you make a very sound point. The same applies to Christianity, where unless one believes in the historicity of the incarnated Jesus, one might as well trust in the best-expressed wishful thinking of earlier generations. Had some human not achieved liberation from samsa...
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1332

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

No_Mind wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:30 pm
"A Buddhist forum on the Dhamma of the Theravāda" is not a meta description tag as far as I can see. Hence it is not showing up in the way you want. DW has no meta description
That may be why the strings we see on the searches look so odd...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Ven Dhammanando!
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Happy Birthday Ven Dhammanando!

:candle: :candle: :candle:

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: is pāḷi a sacred language?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: is pāḷi a sacred language?

Ha, I'll have to remember that. Unfortunately, he's not Buddhist...

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Mike