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by mikenz66
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 5.33 Uggaha Sutta. With Uggaha.
Replies: 1
Views: 102

AN 5.33 Uggaha Sutta. With Uggaha.

AN 5.33 Uggaha Sutta. With Uggaha. Translated by Bhikku Sujato Uggaha invites the Buddha for a meal, and asks him to advise his daughters, who about about to be married. https://suttacentral.net/an5.33 At one time the Buddha was staying near Bhaddiya, in Jātiyā Wood. Then Uggaha, Meṇḍaka’s grandson...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: samatha retreats/teachers
Replies: 18
Views: 434

Re: samatha retreats/teachers

diamind wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:58 am
pilgrim wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:12 am
Pa Auk sayadaw in Burma. His students also teach in monasteries in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia
Anything else you can tell me about Pa Auk Sayadaw?
Here is a book based on one of his meditation retreats:
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/know-see.pdf

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition

TRobinson465 wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:44 am
I checked the Drive settings and it appears to allow anyone with the link to view. Can somebody confirm that they are able to view the files without requesting access?
Works for me...

Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 47
Views: 769

Re: Third Eye Meditation

:juggling: Speechless really...... Simple for the simple, impossible for the crooked. Just one question, does everything have to reduced into a old school biblical study of texts where literal definitions are the only thing held as valid. Its an outdated mode Mike But if I can find something, which...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 47
Views: 769

Re: Third Eye Meditation

OK, thanks. If you find some actual early Buddhist sources, please let us know.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 47
Views: 769

Re: Third Eye Meditation

Sorry, perhaps my question was not clear. I am familiar with the texts you mentioned. However, I am not aware of a text that links the arupa attainments are equated with the opening of the dhamma eye. [Of course, there are many texts where jhana is a precursor to awakening.]

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Translations and translators
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Translations and translators

It's hard to accuse him of changing things when the Pali is presented allong with the English line-by-line. If you have issues with anything he has translated you can bring it up on SuttaCentral for a technical discussion about the merits. This English-Pali capacity is amazing. Even if one's Pali i...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 47
Views: 769

Re: Third Eye Meditation

markandeya wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:39 pm
Third eye will be equivalent to the Dhamma eye Dhamma- Chakkhu, its opened in the wisdom states or arupa jhanas.
Do you have a textual reference for that?

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Translations and translators
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Translations and translators

Here is some reasoning about the term: Monastics isn’t a word I have come across very often, why not “monks” or Bhikkus? Yes, it’s a bit weird. Anandajoti and Analayo have recently argued, I think correctly, that the term “bhikkhus” is used in the suttas, as well as referring specifically to male mo...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Translations and translators
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Translations and translators

Thanks for the links... Im not happy about this " gender-neutral" language, why is Sujato boasting about that? If he is changing the sutta to suit his own needs then what else is being changed? Gender of nouns is a slightly tricky thing. If I recall correctly, there are suttas that are clearly spok...
by mikenz66
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 19
Views: 387

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

Here's a link to the article: The Dhamma Theory Philosophical Cornerstone of the Abhidhamma by Y. Karunadasa Buddhist Publication Society Kandy • Sri Lanka The Wheel Publication No. 412/413 Published in 1996 https://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh412_Karunadasa_Dhamma-Theory--Philosophical-Cornerstone-of-Abhi...
by mikenz66
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 19
Views: 387

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

Hii, What is Exactly Abhidhamma? Abhidharma or Abhidhamma are ancient Buddhist texts which contain detailed analytic reworkings of doctrinal material appearing in the Buddhist sutras, according to schematic classifications. Here is a short summary. It is important to distinguish between the Canonic...
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?
Replies: 72
Views: 1147

Re: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?

It seems that the physical organ is not what is meant by the term, but it's in there somewhere . Good point. I think that there is some flexibility in the use of terms in the suttas, and trying to pin them down too much in terms of literal/figurative or personal/objective may not be helpful. For ex...
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?
Replies: 72
Views: 1147

Re: There is no sound without ear nor ear without sound?

I don't think that is the case at all. There is nothing here to indicate that "burning" should be taken so literally. The Buddha is well known for using simile, analogy and metaphor to describe things, all of which are not supposed to be taken so literally. One could, of course, ask why, if we take...
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 1464

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

Or perhaps some forum members are just trying to test us, like in this story:
https://preciousmetal.wordpress.com/201 ... fart-fart/

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Mike