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by mikenz66
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Dharmafarer.org website is in the process of moving.
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Piya Tan's Dharmafarer.org website is in the process of moving.

Piya Tan's Dharmafarer.org website is in the process of moving. Unfortunately, this means that any links to the old site will not work... See: http://themindingcentre.org/ Here is some discussion: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpiyatan%2Fposts%2F10155...
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 125
Views: 4538

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

Saengnapha wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:24 am
I wouldn't volunteer for that job. :D
I guess this is the problem for all of us. There are thousands of self-proclaimed awakened people out there, and it is clearly not possible to investigate them all...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 4.55 Paṭhamasamajīvī Sutta. Equality (1st)
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: AN 4.55 Paṭhamasamajīvī Sutta. Equality (1st)

Bhikkhu Bodhi's notes:

Then the householder Nakulapitā and the housewife Nakulamātā approached the Blessed One, paid homage to him, and sat down to one side. ...
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 4.55 Paṭhamasamajīvī Sutta. Equality (1st)
Replies: 1
Views: 83

AN 4.55 Paṭhamasamajīvī Sutta. Equality (1st)

AN 4.55 Paṭhamasamajīvī Sutta. Equality (1st) Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato How a married couple can stay together in this life and the next. https://suttacentral.net/an4.55 so i have heard. At one time the Buddha was staying in the land of the Bhaggas on Crocodile Hill, in the deer park at Bhesakaḷ...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?

it is also about observing and developing (in the case of the factors of awakening) or abandoning (in the case of the hindrances) aspects of mind, as in the quote I gave above. Why would the Buddha teach abandoning the hindrances in the 4th Satipatthana (when it is generally taught as a preliminary...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do monks change their legal name when they ordained?
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Do monks change their legal name when they ordained?

Brahmavamso is his ordination name, but it is often abbreviated, since Brahm is easier to say...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?

To me, it looks like contemplation on Dhamma means contemplation on Buddha's teaching. Yes, that's one way of interpreting it, but it is also about observing and developing (in the case of the factors of awakening) or abandoning (in the case of the hindrances) aspects of mind, as in the quote I gav...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?

To put it rather crudely, I think the first is basically noticing one's state of mind, while the second is noticing the nature of one's experience generally, using various frameworks. I think that's a good summary. If you read the sutta, cittanupassana could be roughly translated as "mood". It’s wh...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do Buddhas never joke?
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: Why do Buddhas never joke?

form wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:26 am
Might be good if Dr Gombrich can come out with a few modern commentaries on a few suttas for illustration.
He has:

https://ocbs.org/what-the-buddha-thought/
https://tricycle.org/magazine/what-buddha-thought/

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 122
Views: 36857

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Chatter moved or deleted. This thread is for serious discussion of tantric practices in a Theravada context.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?
Replies: 21
Views: 256

Re: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?

salayatananirodha wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:55 pm
I didn't believe they were translating meditation as hypnosis. Or else you would find meditation translated by them as hypnosis in other suttas. I think the kasiṇas are just used for samatha.
Samatha isn't hypnosis, whether one is using breath, kasina, mettaor some other object....

Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?
Replies: 21
Views: 256

Re: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?

Hilarious? One of the hilariously bad translations of the early English translation era.... :tongue: :heart: Mike I just didn't see what was so bad about it :rolleye: Really? Meditation as hypnosis or trance? Clearly not an experienced-based translation as others gave already noted. Mike