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by mikenz66
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 556

Re: I am walking

Hi befriend, I see this as a key aspect of mindfulness-based approaches, such as the various variations on the Mahasis approach. However, I would drop the "I", which is added to the English simply to make the sentences more idiomatic. The aim of this attention to postures is: Whatever posture their ...
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 610
Views: 33258

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I'm no expert on the history of Pali and Sinhala pronunciation, and so on, but some of these links may be of interest: 2.Those European scholars, when they first came across the Asoka pillars, came to the conclusion that Pali was a later iteration of Sanskrit. Of course, there were no Pali manuscrip...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?

Hi fornoxe, Perhaps you are referring to this sutta? “Then, friends, the Blessed One came to me by means of spiritual power and said this: ‘Moggallana, Moggallana, do not be negligent regarding noble silence, brahmin. Steady your mind in noble silence, unify your mind in noble silence, concentrate y...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.10 Biḷāra Sutta. A Cat.
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: SN 20.10 Biḷāra Sutta. A Cat.

Comments from Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation. “Bhikkhus, once in the past a cat stood by an alley or a drain or a rubbish bin... Sandhisamalasaṅkaṭīre. Spk explains sandhi as an alley between two detached houses; samala as a channel for the discharge of waste from a house; and saṅkatīra as a rubbish bi...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.10 Biḷāra Sutta. A Cat.
Replies: 3
Views: 196

SN 20.10 Biḷāra Sutta. A Cat.

SN 20.10 Biḷāra Sutta. A Cat. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato https://suttacentral.net/sn20.10 At Sāvatthī. Now at that time a certain junior mendicant socialized with families too often. The mendicants said to him: “Venerable, don’t socialize with families too often.” But that mendicant, when spoken ...
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.

Translation by Bhikkhu Pesala, with notes: http://www.aimwell.org/bhariya.html

An essay on interpersonal relationships in the suttas: http://elearning.ibc.ac.th/sites/defaul ... ations.pdf
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.

Comment from Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation: “One who remains patient and calm, when threatened with violence by the rod, [1559] who tolerates her husband with a mind free of hate, patient, submissive to her husband’s will: a wife like this is called a wife and a slave. Note 1559: Vadhadaṇḍatajjitā . M...
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.
Replies: 2
Views: 165

AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.

AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato https://suttacentral.net/an7.63 Then the Buddha robed up in the morning and, taking his bowl and robe, went to the home of the householder Anāthapiṇḍika, where he sat on the seat spread out. Now at that time people in Anāthapiṇḍika...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 39
Views: 1001

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

Thanks for the perspective, James, But as Ajahn Sujato said trenchantly, "western monasticism is rife with undiagnosed mental illness". So that's another perspective! I've not had a lot of contact with western monastics, but is it possible that westerners taking up the monastic path (or the Buddhist...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Let it be
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Let it be

Or one could simply listen to the late, great, Aretha:



:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, new member
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Hello, new member

Hi Thearm, Welcome to the Forum! It can be an interesting challenge when you have a strong community, but a lack of English resources. But it is something I found very worthwhile. For some basic reading I'd recommend Bhikkhu Bodhi's selection of suttas, which you can read on-line here: https://dhamm...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]

I would agree some translators interfere with a text by dramatically changing the meaning due to their opinion of what it should say rather than what it says. I hope I'm not condemning commentary as a whole for anyone. I'm only calling for a more critical look at them. And, hopefully, at least as c...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 610
Views: 33258

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Here's the Pali: evameva kho, bhikkhave, yamidaṃ vuccati cittaṃ itipi, mano itipi, viññāṇaṃ itipi, taṃ rattiyā ca divasassa ca aññadeva uppajjati aññaṃ nirujjhati. And some translations: In the same way, that which is called ‘mind’ or ‘sentience’ or ‘consciousness’ arises as one thing and ceases as ...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]

why believe either a commentary or a late text? :shrug: The context of this was about a discussion of the conclusions based on the Theravada Commentaries. However, it might be just as relevant to ask which of the modern interpretations to pay attention to. There are various 20th/21st C commentators...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 19
Views: 493

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

We know that there are a lot of monks who aren’t naturally talented This is a vicious circle. Why monks are not talented because their teachers are doing social work without guiding and teaching their students. They don't even educate the public. They trying to teach how to save the environment for...