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by mikenz66
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bundles of reeds simile.
Replies: 114
Views: 1234

Re: Bundles of reeds simile.

Can you explain your reasoning for suggesting that pair? Note that they are not mentioned in that particular sutta that contains the Bundles of Reeds simile. It only goes back to consciousness and name-and-form: https://suttacentral.net/sn12.67/en/sujato Suppose there were two bundles of reeds leani...
by mikenz66
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1272

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Discussion on the Bundle of Reeds simile split to here:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32081&p=475679#p475679

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rational Bible: Exodus
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Rational Bible: Exodus

Prager gives many reasons to honor both parents, which is not love. ... Similarly, the suttas I referred to did not say to love parents... But you have done enough, more than enough, to repay them if you encourage, settle, and ground unfaithful parents in faith, unethical parents in ethical conduct...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rational Bible: Exodus
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Rational Bible: Exodus

OK, sorry, let me rephrase that. I didn't mean that the Chinese ideas were all derived from the South Asian ideas!

What I meant was that the suttas I referred to are in the Pali Canon, so they are unlikely to be there because of Chinese influence.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rational Bible: Exodus
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Rational Bible: Exodus

Yes indeed, not only conceptually, but weirdly. That word 'weirdly' I use because many may find the Chinese Buddhist notions very unusual. Whether this idea was in Indian or other Dharma traditions I do not know. Those are Pali suttas, so it seems clear that the ideas originated in South Asia... :h...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rational Bible: Exodus
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Rational Bible: Exodus

Hi Will, do you think there is any connection with those ideas and with the suttas discussed in this thread? Brahma Sutta AN 4.63. Brahma Sutta. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato A family where the children honor their parents in their home is said to live with Brahmā. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.p...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: question re: pronunciation of closed syllables
Replies: 9
Views: 135

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: 1272

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: 1272

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: 291

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: 291

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: 724

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: 1011

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: 2064

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:

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Mike