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by mikenz66
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: translation for this sutta
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: translation for this sutta

Hi Sovatthika, My recollection is that Bhikkhu Bodhi donates any royalties to charity. In any case, the majority of the retail price of books does not go to the authors. You might like to read this thread: Why isn't the Visuddhimagga free? which discusses some of the issues. Towards the end of that ...
by mikenz66
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum search
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Forum search

Hmm, yes it does take a long time doesn't it?

search.php?keywords=search

does work for me, though.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum search
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Forum search

I've never found the built-in function to be useful. I do a Google search like:
site:dhammawheel.com search
site:dhammawheel.com search


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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method
Replies: 44
Views: 1234

Re: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method

No problem. It's often better to have a text one can read, rather than having to search through several hours of recordings! However, that daylong is worth listening to, as it has some interesting observations about Ajahns Mun, Lee, Maha Bua, Chah from someone who has had some personal contact with ...
by mikenz66
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method
Replies: 44
Views: 1234

Re: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method

Thanks Bodom. That's basically what he said in the talk (naturally!).

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 2128

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

No it does not say that. Not even close. We're still at square one. If you don't understand reflexion you don't understand anything Ven. Nanavira has to say. Its the easiest and most fundamental thing he writes about. Not surprising that everything else you wrote is a tango with a straw man. Its al...
by mikenz66
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 5.130 Sampadā [Byasana] Sutta. Being Consummate.
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: AN 5.130 Sampadā [Byasana] Sutta. Being Consummate.

Thanks Phil,
... But though the world is swept away by old age, illness, and death, when one has departed, bodily, verbal, and mental self-control will provide a shelter, a harbor, an island, a refuge, and a support.”
https://suttacentral.net/en/an3.51
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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 5.130 Sampadā [Byasana] Sutta. Being Consummate.
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: AN 5.130 Sampadā [Byasana] Sutta. Being Consummate.

Good guess Sam. Bhikkhu Bodhi translates the title as "Accomplishments": “Bhikkhus, there are these five disasters. ... “Bhikkhus, there are these five accomplishments. ... It is nice to just work through the suttas (in case you lost track, we are in the "Heaven and Hell" section of Bhikkhu Bodhi's ...
by mikenz66
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34

Rest in Power Aaron Lee, the Angry Asian Buddhist http://www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org/rest-in-power-angry-asian-buddhist/ “There is a stereotype, not just of Buddhists, but of Asians, that we are passive and we don’t really act up, and we sit on fluffy meditation cushions and gaze on our navels,...
by mikenz66
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 5.130 Sampadā [Byasana] Sutta. Being Consummate.
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: AN 5.130 Sampadā [Byasana] Sutta. Being Consummate.

Comments from Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation: Disaster regarding virtuous behavior (sīlavyasana) obviously refers to conduct that violates the five ethical precepts, and disas- ter regarding view (diṭṭhivyasana) to the adoption of a wrong view, particularly the view that denies the principle of kamma a...
by mikenz66
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 5.130 Sampadā [Byasana] Sutta. Being Consummate.
Replies: 10
Views: 209

AN 5.130 Sampadā [Byasana] Sutta. Being Consummate.

AN 5.130 Sampadā [Byasana] Sutta. Being Consummate. Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu https://suttacentral.net/an5.130 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN5_130.html This discourse serves as a strong reminder not to break the precepts even for the sake of people or things one holds dear. “Monks, ...
by mikenz66
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shrine Room: Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Shrine Room: Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/funeral-thailands-king-bhumibol-adulyadej-pictures/mourners-gather-near-picture-thailands-late-king-bhumibol-adulyadej/ http://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/arts/2017/10/23/flowers-dad-bangkoks-biggest-flower-market-honors-king-photos/ http://www.khaosodenglish.com/wp...
by mikenz66
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shrine Room: Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Shrine Room: Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies

We near the end of the mourning period, one year on from his death. It's a very touching time for anyone with Thai connections...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34

Thanks for posting that, Pilgrim.

I found Aaron's final blog “Be the refuge” very practical and inspiring.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 644

Re: Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread

I'm personally very appreciative of Ven. Dhammanando. His knowledge, his humour, and his coffee-making skills... :tongue: He has been very helpful to me for the decade I've known him electronically, and was a gracious host when I visited the monastery where he was temporarily located last year. Ven ...
by mikenz66
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism resources
Replies: 163
Views: 54416

Re: Early Buddhism resources

Thanks, Bhante, it looks like a great book.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. III. Dealing with Anger.
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. III. Dealing with Anger.

And some advice about looking after oneself and others. In the context of this thread, the subduing of aversion: “And who is the individual who practices for his/her own benefit and for that of others? There is the case where a certain individual practices for the subduing of passion within him/hers...
by mikenz66
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. III. Dealing with Anger.
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. III. Dealing with Anger.

Let's go back to the Dhammapada verse. This is from the Pairs chapter, so it might be useful to examine both verses of the pair: Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal. There are those who do not realize that one day we all mus...
by mikenz66
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 485
Views: 75668

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

Hmm, OK, looks like I wasn't understanding your posts very clearly!

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Mike