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by cooran
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 11.13: Mahanama Sutta (six recollections)
Replies: 31
Views: 7121

Re: AN 11.13: Mahanama Sutta (six recollections)

Hello all, There was a side discussion at a Retreat I attended late last year with Patrick Kearney. It concerned cetana (intention) and kusala and akusala cittas and vipaka. I asked a question citing my automatic monthly donations to a number of charitable foundations and dhamma centres. I was consc...
by cooran
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma
Replies: 62
Views: 15330

Re: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma

Hello Rob, Robertk said: The idea we sometimes hear about breaking the chain at the vedana link is mostly motivated by an idea of a self who can control and also by lobha which looks for a quick result. If there is understanding of any element - including vedana- then at that moment there is a weake...
by cooran
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tiltbillings - Global Moderator
Replies: 17
Views: 3287

Re: Tiltbillings - Global Moderator

Hello Tilt,

Well deserved! I look forward to your globally moderating Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

metta
Chris
by cooran
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: block unwanted cell phone calls
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: block unwanted cell phone calls

Hello genkaku,

This is FALSE.

genkaku ~ pease, please check Snopes site before spreading false rumours and urban myths.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

edited: I meant indadvertently spreading false rumours

metta
Chris
by cooran
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A quibble about Buddhadasa's teaching
Replies: 18
Views: 3665

Re: A quibble about Buddhadasa's teaching

Hello Ven. Appicchato, all, You may find Chapter 8 in Abhidhamma in Daily Life by Nina van Gorkom to be of relevance in this matter: AHETUKA CITTAS "The Buddha taught that everything which arises must have conditions for its arising. When we see something unpleasant there must be a condition for it:...
by cooran
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding Death & Beyond Conf. Papers
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Understanding Death & Beyond Conf. Papers

Hello all, Could I please encourage everyone who is interested to go to http://www.c2rc.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and download the papers. Most are 7 to 12 pages long and will only be available for download until 2 February. List of papers presented Understanding Death & Bey...
by cooran
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Holy Life
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Re: The Holy Life

Hello all, The Brahmacariya Life & Emotional Intimacy Brahmacariya is often simply translated as “celibate life.” But brahmacariya is much more than simply abstaining from sexual contact. In Buddhist thought, brahmacariya has always signified the renunciation of certain kinds of relationships for th...
by cooran
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Zealand
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: Hello from New Zealand

Hello Mike,

Draw up a log, and let's boil the Billy. :smile:

metta
Chris
by cooran
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Magic Show (Kalakarama Sutta Prologue)
Replies: 11
Views: 4312

The Magic Show (Kalakarama Sutta Prologue)

Hello all, Bhikkhu Nanananda, in his prologue to The Magic of the Mind ... an Exposition of the Kalakarama Sutta. (BPS 1985) "..... Suppose, monks a magician or a magician's apprentice should hold a magic-show at the four cross-roads; and a keen-sighted man should see it, ponder over it and reflect ...
by cooran
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kammaṭṭhāna
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Re: Kammaṭṭhāna

Hello Manapa, all,

Mahasi Sayadaw taught and explained this technique:

http://www.dhammaweb.net/mahasi/book/Ma ... tation.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

metta
Chris
by cooran
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Volition
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: Volition

Hello clw_uk, all, I understand that this is from one of the Suttas in the Nidanasa.myutta Book 12 and is on Page 576 of my copy of The Connected Discourses of the Buddha by Bhikkhu Bodhi. SN 12.39 Volition (2) "At Saavatthi. "Bhikkhus, what one intends, and what one plans, and whatever one has a te...
by cooran
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.
Replies: 17
Views: 2733

Re: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

Hello all, Interesting that Sister Vajira & Francis Story have such a long drawn out translation. I think the 'style' which the translators use can have a large effect on the 'feeling' and 'flow' {and thus the clarity} of the translation. Maurice Walshe's translations verse 16 reads reads very succi...
by cooran
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Jhanas
Replies: 9
Views: 2738

Re: The Jhanas

Hello all,

You may find this article of interest:
The Jhānas and the Lay Disciple According to the Pāli Suttas ~ Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
http://mail.saigon.com/~anson/ebud/ebdha267.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

metta
cooran
by cooran
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation
Replies: 57
Views: 7932

Re: Metta Meditation

Hello all,

This beautiful audio-visual of the Metta sutta chant in Pali with English sub-titles may be of interest:
by Imee Ooii
http://ambrosiagarden.com/alt/Metta1.swf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

metta
Chris
by cooran
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka technique
Replies: 132
Views: 27553

Re: Goenka technique

Hello all, Thank you for your replies - I also asked Ven. Dhammasiha (Abbot of Dhammagiri monestary near Brisbane) about this when I saw him today. He basically said the same thing as Ben, that it is best to shift position rather than incur an injury. He also explained that very many monks suffer fr...
by cooran
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka technique
Replies: 132
Views: 27553

Re: Goenka technique

Hello all, I recently attended my second 10 day Retreat at Dhamma Pabha north of Hobart in Tasmania. I have a few questions and concerns. The first of which is: Sankharas: Goenka-ji teaches that these are the habit patterns accumulated in this and previous lives. When sitting in meditation, bodily s...
by cooran
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from DownUnder
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: Hello from DownUnder

Thanks Ben, Retro, The Retreat in Tasmania was testing. Coming from the sub-tropic summer 35C to unseasonal weather in the hills near Hobart at 10C with hail one night, (snow on the mountains) rain for eight days, with high winds most of the time - it was lucky I was over a thousand miles from home ...
by cooran
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from DownUnder
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Hello from DownUnder

Hello all,

Happy to be here, and, from the brief overview I've had of the Forum, I think I'll enjoy joining in the discussions.

Great to see so many familiar 'faces'.

metta
Chris