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by puthujjana
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Buddhism in one sentence
Replies: 21
Views: 6796

Re: Buddhism in one sentence

All that is subject to arising is subject to cessation.
by puthujjana
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is there a Sangha in the deva realms?
Replies: 13
Views: 3995

Is there a Sangha in the deva realms?

The following was written by Ven. Nyanaponika in "The Life of Sariputta" : Another of the Venerable Sariputta's discourses is the Sama-citta Sutta which was listened to by the "devas of tranquil mind." It is concerned with the first three stages of sanctitude, the stream-winner, the once-returner an...
by puthujjana
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Thailand
Replies: 82
Views: 58363

Re: Ordination in Thailand

Bhikkhu Nyanatusita wrote a paper about monasteries in Sri Lanka:

http://bps.lk/other_library/information ... 08_jan.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
by puthujjana
Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Satipatthana: the direct path to realization
Replies: 51
Views: 12119

Re: Satipatthana: the direct path to realization

Do you have the Nikaya volume and sutta number to give us? (For example: MN 22 or DN 16. Unfortunatelly I can't as it seems that this (Sanskrit-) sutra was composed several hundred of years after the Buddha in Northern India and served as a meditation manual. Ven. Analayo wrote the following about ...
by puthujjana
Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Satipatthana: the direct path to realization
Replies: 51
Views: 12119

Re: Satipatthana: the direct path to realization

Actually, some of the questions that I would like to ask venerable are in relation to his paper on 'the ancient roots of the u ba khin meditation method' or similar title that I read before going off on retreat. That's an very interesting article. Does anyone know if there is a complete english ver...
by puthujjana
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Focused and Fearless- read it?
Replies: 29
Views: 6467

Re: Focused and Fearless- read it?

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by puthujjana
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 94
Views: 51200

Re: Pali Resources

Laurens wrote: If anyone knows how I can fix this I would be glad
Hej Laurens,

there is also a pdf version of the course: http://www.pratyeka.org/Silva/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
by puthujjana
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: BUDDHIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: BUDDHIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY

Hej JC, anyone else a member? I'm a member since July this year :smile: i joined a week or two ago, but havent got my member number yet... does it come via snail mail? Yes, it comes via snail mail. I've got a letter about 10 days after subscribtion, maybe it takes a little longer to Alaska. You can ...
by puthujjana
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Beatles
Replies: 25
Views: 3227

Re: The Beatles

On December 2nd Sir Paul McCartney commences his "Good Evening Europe" -Tour in Hamburg, the city where the Fab Four started to become famous about 49 years ago: "This is my chance to bring our current show home to where it all began. Starting in Hamburg, ending in London and rocking everywhere in b...
by puthujjana
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 113
Views: 13864

Re: Nibbana

boris wrote:One pretty famous theravada monk and scholar during "dyeing"process was shouting "I am dying, I am dying".
About whom are you talking?
by puthujjana
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Don't focus on inhalation/exhalation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1868

Re: Don't focus on inhalation/exhalation?

I would suggest reading through the commentary to the anapanasati sutta:

http://bps.lk/bp_library/bp502s/bp502_part2.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I benefited much from reading it.

:anjali:
by puthujjana
Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How To Meditate DVD
Replies: 0
Views: 889

How To Meditate DVD

From Bhikkhu Yuttadhammo's Blog: I never thought I would create a bit torrent, but in the end it has been a surprisingly pleasant experience. Create a DVD image file, make a corresponding .torrent file, then upload the latter to a public bit torrent site and start "seeding" the former to whoever wan...
by puthujjana
Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Acinteyyo!
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Happy Birthday Acinteyyo!

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! :smile:

:anjali:
by puthujjana
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato
Replies: 18
Views: 1526

Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Happy Birthday, Bhante!

:anjali:
by puthujjana
Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana: yes, no, neither, could be? Hmm?
Replies: 47
Views: 8511

Re: Jhana: yes, no, neither, could be? Hmm?

I've recently read a sutta, which (in my opinion) strongly supports the 'dry insight' approach: AN 4.41: Fourfold Development of Concentration There are, O monks, these four kinds of development of concentration. What four? There is a development of concentration that leads to a pleasant dwelling in...