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by Will
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Does PM work?
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

Re: Does PM work?

retrofuturist wrote:Hi Will... I got your test PM.

Looks like even though the categorisation of sent mail isn't intuitive, the send mechanism definitely works.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Yep, that was very quick. Maybe I will re-send the other one. If he is offline or his machine is down, would that make any difference?
by Will
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Does PM work?
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

Re: Does PM work?

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Will,

Send me one as a test if you like.

Metta,
Retro. :)
OK - I just did that. Now I have 2 PMs in the Outbox.
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Does PM work?
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

Re: Does PM work?

Greetings Will, They do work. Although... I'm not entirely certain on the process behind it, the messages go to the Outbox immediately after being sent, and after an unknown amount of time, they seem to move automatically to the Sent folder. Metta, Retro. :) I hope you are right retro, it has been ...
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Does PM work?
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

Does PM work?

I have tried to send a couple of Private Messages and they seem to sit in the Outbox. When I check the Sent Messages, there is nothing there?
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Canon
Replies: 46
Views: 10269

Re: Pali Canon

The note over at Access also pointed out the AN has many suttas that differ only by one word, yet are counted as differing suttas. Another person estimated that AN had 1800 or so suttas. So I guess it depends on where you draw the line.
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary
Replies: 34
Views: 7454

Re: Paccekabuddhas, anyone?

Absolutely interested. Does he contrast the Mahayana view of same or are they pretty much the same?
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Avatar Covering Posts
Replies: 13
Views: 3685

Re: Avatar Covering Posts

Sorry Fede that you had such a near disaster. I should have added "move to the right a little bit and then check". But I am basically a neo-luddite and should never give techie advice.

But you have made an excellent discovery - Fede can fix what Fede feared to fix :!:
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Canon
Replies: 46
Views: 10269

Re: Pali Canon

According to a note at Access, Bhante Bodhi says it contains around 2300 suttas; his translation of the SN has about 2900, so this new one will be a fat tome, but not quite as plump as the SN.
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The first verse of the Dhammapada
Replies: 15
Views: 7200

Re: The first verse of the Dhammapada

This part of Bhante D's comments puzzle me - Buddharakkhita's and Piyadassi's renderings are marred by the gratuitous insertion of the word "all". Does that mean because the Pali lacks a word corresponding to "all" it is gratuitous? Because if that is so, it implies that only some "mental phenomena"...
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just to introduce myself
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Re: Just to introduce myself

Welcome Rick, glad to see you made it here. :)
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6232
Views: 650587

Re: the great rebirth debate

I also believe that the Buddha was more intent on removing the 'self' or 'atman' from people's perceptions, and thereby removing eternalist and annihilationist views than he was about convincing people about 'rebirth'. I don't think he needed to convince most people about rebirth. Wasn't it the dom...
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A Manual of the Excellent Man (bodhisatta path)
Replies: 64
Views: 15586

Re: A Manual of the Excellent Man

Thank you for responding Ben & Bhante Dhammanando.

But Bhante you said nothing about having read (or not) the Uttama Purisa Dīpanī and what you think of it?
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A Manual of the Excellent Man (bodhisatta path)
Replies: 64
Views: 15586

A Manual of the Excellent Man (bodhisatta path)

I have ordered this work by the Venerable Ledi Sayādaw - Uttama Purisa Dīpanī - A Manual of the Excellent Man . It is also online at Bhante Pesala's site. http://www.aimwell.org/Books/Ledi/Uttama/uttama.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; My first question is: Who here has read it, i...
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern Theravada description
Replies: 9
Views: 3540

Re: Modern Theravada description

Thanks retro and even more grateful am I for that link to the Ledi Sayadaw book, which gives the bodhisatta ideal as found in the Theravada.
by Will
Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern Theravada description
Replies: 9
Views: 3540

Re: Modern Theravada description

So aside from #9 re: planes as mental states, there are no other doctrinal differences between modern & classical? Also I thought the suttas made clear that the jhanas (mental conditions) are doorways to the deva realms? So why would the classical think a meditative, mental doorway would lead to a ...