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by morning mist
Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Historical researches about the origin of Pitakas?
Replies: 12
Views: 2666

Re: Historical researches about the origin of Pitakas?

If you want to show that he is wrong - you have to give more weighty reasons. I didn't want to go into detail in discussing various mistakes in his essay, but we can if you wanted to. Btw, is there a pdf. version where you can copy/paste the quote that you want to discuss. You can't highlight passa...
by morning mist
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Digha Nikaya in Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: The Digha Nikaya in Norwegian

Time consuming? Yes. Tedious? No. I find it interesting to struggle with the terminology, trying to find the best way of presenting the meaning of the Pali sentences in my own language. Sometimes it is easy and straightforward, sometimes it takes a lot of pondering, head scratching, looking into di...
by morning mist
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 2434

Re: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder

Hi bodom,

Thanks for listing the suttas on guidelines especially for householders in daily life ( secular).
by morning mist
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Digha Nikaya in Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: The Digha Nikaya in Norwegian

Translating is a time consuming and tedious work, especially when it comes to long suttas such as the DN . Great work.
by morning mist
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Historical researches about the origin of Pitakas?
Replies: 12
Views: 2666

Re: Historical researches about the origin of Pitakas?

I believe the reviewer did made an effort to read it but was so turned off he can't bring himself to finish the paper. Have you ever read a book where you just couldn't bring yourself to finish it no matter how much you force yourself because the argument just didn't add up , or it is just plain bor...
by morning mist
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder
Replies: 28
Views: 2434

Re: What is a good for a monk, may not be for a householder

Hi, Today I read Sigaalovaada (Sigalovada) Suttanta (Digha Nikaya 31) for the first time. I was astounded that he ever gave such detailed advice for the householder. In it, it is clear that he supports (one might even say praise) the gaining of wealth through honest work, and shuns sitting idle and...
by morning mist
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Historical researches about the origin of Pitakas?
Replies: 12
Views: 2666

Re: Historical researches about the origin of Pitakas?

Someone wrote an interesting review of Sujato's mental proliferation: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jhanas/message/8535?var=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "While the bhikkhu sounds all full of authority, I am sure after a few more years of study, reflection and meditation this bhik...
by morning mist
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How long can you stay and practice in Sri Lanka ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: How long can you stay and practice in Sri Lanka ?

BlackBird wrote: you could also look at taking the ferry over to India and then take it back again.
Actually, this sounds like a good idea.
by morning mist
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu
Replies: 30
Views: 8456

Re: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu

Thanks for the replies dear friends. My abbot has nothing against BB since it's used as a tool. Dear Bhante, I think it can be useful for downloading the Pali Canon or dhamma e-books, dhamma talk. It is a lot lighter than carrying the hard copy of the entire Pali Canon when you are traveling . Thes...
by morning mist
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: A comprehensive list of suttas on rebirth ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: A comprehensive list of suttas on rebirth ?

Hi everyone,

Thanks for sharing. I will go back and read or reread them. If you come across some suttas on rebirth that are not listed here yet, feel free to add them or link to them. It would be nice to have a comprehensive compilation of all the suttas on rebirth.
by morning mist
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How reliable is a claim based on someone else's ability ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1258

Re: How reliable is a claim based on someone else's ability ?

Prasadachitta, I meant generally speaking because we can always find an exception for virtually anything.

Prasadachitta wrote: It is my opinion that this is taken advantage of by some who wish to distort thoughtful discourse for their own greedy agenda.
This can happen among the other group as well.
by morning mist
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How reliable is a claim based on someone else's ability ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1258

Re: How reliable is a claim based on someone else's ability ?

People who refuse to accept information from educated and experienced experts... (In many cases) my kinda people...'educated and experienced experts' are, to a large extent, the cause of much of the world's woe... Ven. Appicchato, I could just as easily say "In many cases the uneducated and people ...
by morning mist
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss
Replies: 146
Views: 13207

Where is the paper refuting Christopher Titmuss ?

What are some critique of Christopher's Titmuss' claims? Also it is mentioned that someone already refuted his " What the Buddha did not teach " list , does anyone have access to this paper ?
by morning mist
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How reliable is a claim based on someone else's ability ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1258

Re: How reliable is a claim based on someone else's ability ?

People who refuse to accept information from educated and experienced experts... (In many cases) my kinda people...'educated and experienced experts' are, to a large extent, the cause of much of the world's woe... Of course 'educated and experienced experts' make mistakes, that is why we see claims...
by morning mist
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How reliable is a claim based on someone else's ability ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1258

How reliable is a claim based on someone else's ability ?

If extra-ordinary claim ( ex: something exists ) is difficult to prove ,and the opposite claim (ex: something didn't exist) is impossible to prove then what makes the opposite claim ( something didn't exist) infallible ? If it is not then how dependable is it? How reliable is a claim ( ex: something...
by morning mist
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: A comprehensive list of suttas on rebirth ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

A comprehensive list of suttas on rebirth ?

Does anyone have a complete list of suttas on rebirth ? If not, then what are some suttas about the effects of an activity ripening in this very life and what are some suttas about the effects of an activity ripening in the next life as well ?
by morning mist
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: " Germs doesn't exist" is it considered a claim ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3561

Re: " Germs doesn't exist" is it considered a claim ?

Hi David, Thanks for sharing. As i see it when it comes to things we don't know, it can turn out either way. The claim that " germs didn't exist" is no more substantial than the claim that ' germs exist" ( when there is no way for either side to prove it) . It is just as possible for the claim that ...
by morning mist
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: " Germs doesn't exist" is it considered a claim ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3561

Re: " Germs doesn't exist" is it considered a claim ?

Hi, morning mist, I'm sorry, but that scenario is wrong in so many different ways that I can't really untangle it. Hi Kim, This is the scenario : "At that time let's say someone tours around the country and claims that " germs didn't exist" , and someone in the audience asks for further explanation...
by morning mist
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: " Germs doesn't exist" is it considered a claim ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3561

Re: " Germs doesn't exist" is it considered a claim ?

Hi Kim, This is the original scenario: Ben wrote:Awhile back the best scientific knowledge was that germs didn't exist. At that time let's say someone tours around the country and claims that " germs didn't exist" , and someone in the audience asks for further explanation on how the person arrive at...
by morning mist
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: " Germs doesn't exist" is it considered a claim ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3561

Re: " Germs doesn't exist" is it considered a claim ?

Morning mist, I think the important thing is to continue to engage with the Dhamma and practice. All the best, Ben I agree, if we spend all our time trying to logically prove/ disprove the existence of devas we would be dead before we can prove it much less become enlightened . The best use of our ...