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by Mkoll
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Reading Pali Sentences
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: Reading Pali Sentences

Is it possible to become skilled enough at diagramming on pen/paper with diligent practice that it becomes easy to do mentally? And is it clearly worth the effort when compared to just learning mentally/naturally (e.g. if you thought you had good comprehension of Pali but then learned to diagram and...
by Mkoll
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Disrespect
Replies: 27
Views: 8520

Re: Disrespect

Dear friends, Sorry to revive a dead thread but I would like to know exactly what it means by "pointing feet". I go to a Dhamma talks where Theravada bhikkhus speak. I can't sit cross-legged the whole time without serious pain so I bring my knees up towards my chest and hug them or fold my legs so t...
by Mkoll
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Encyclopedia of Buddhism, W. G. Weeraratne
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Encyclopedia of Buddhism, W. G. Weeraratne

There's a typo in the email address; the correct one is: bcc456@sltnet.lk

Thank you, Kancani.
by Mkoll
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Reading Pali Sentences
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Reading Pali Sentences

Dear friends, I'm just beginning to learn Pali using de Silva's primer; I'm on lesson 5. I've begun to develop the habit of reading the first word to ascertain the subject of the sentence and then moving to the last word to get the verb and basically working backwards from there. Is this OK? Will it...
by Mkoll
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: After Warder
Replies: 20
Views: 6485

Re: After Warder

In the meantime get a hold of PALI READER with Notes and Glossary by Dines Andersen. You can get a copy (make sure it has the glossary) for less than $20.00. Good sutta translation practice. http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... ali+Reader
Thanks, tilt; hadn't heard of that one.
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain
Replies: 37
Views: 7757

Re: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain

How old are you (not really relevant, just curious)? 25 How long have you been practicing Buddhism? Officially took 5 precepts and 3 refuges about 3 months ago. Do you have a particular place you would like to ordain? If so, where, and why there? I've only been to one monastery, Abhayagiri in North...
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practice metta according to the Buddha’s teaching?
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: The Buddha’s teaching on metta

May you fare well.

May all beings fare well.

:hug:
by Mkoll
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Encyclopedia of Buddhism, W. G. Weeraratne
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Encyclopedia of Buddhism, W. G. Weeraratne

Dear friends, http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=43,5945,0,0,1,0#.UnnsWhDXvjM Does anyone have information about this? Does anyone have information about how to get this if from North America? There are some real A-list people involved in the project. I did a search on google and amazon but ...
by Mkoll
Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Medicine Chest
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Dhamma Medicine Chest

Dear friends, Does anyone know of a list somewhere in book or digital form of practical Dhamma remedies and preventions from the suttas for various afflictive states? By this I mean, to use some examples, the remedy and prevention for ill-will is the cultivation of loving-kindness, the remedy and pr...
by Mkoll
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: How to learn Pali
Replies: 8
Views: 7077

Re: How to learn Pali

Sādhu, Sādhu, Sādhu!

:anjali:
by Mkoll
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Pleasure Trap
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

The Pleasure Trap

Excellent presentation by psychologist Daniel Lisle. The first half goes into the biological and neurological reasons for craving and pleasure seeking. The second applies this to food and eating a healthy diet. Many of the concepts here are applicable to the mind in general and I drew many parallels...
by Mkoll
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Re: Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting

Well for me the goal is more a matter of opening up the hips, strengthening the back and abdomen, stretching the hamstrings, etc. in order to get to the point where I can sit for very long periods without the body complaining as much. Being able to sit lotus would just be an added benefit of that wo...
by Mkoll
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Re: Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting

I know nothing of the biomechanics of cross legged postures from a scientific or medical point of view, all i know about is gained from my experience and the expierence of others over 2 decades or so of sitting, so if that is not of interest you can stop reading now and skip to the next post :) I h...
by Mkoll
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting

Dear friends, I'm interested in the biomechanics (I think that's the right term here) of meditation postures, specifically the various cross-legged postures. I currently don't have any serious knee or hip issues but I've heard stories of people damaging their knees in meditation. I don't wish to exp...
by Mkoll
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking Meditation in the Suttas or Commentaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: Walking Meditation in the Suttas or Commentaries

Bhikkhus, just as the dawn is the forerunner and first indication of the rising of the sun, so is right view the forerunner and first indication of wholesome states. For one of right view, bhikkhus, right intention springs up. For one of right intention, right speech springs up. For one of right sp...