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by mikenz66
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?

This verse from the Mahāparinibbāna sutta is also often used: [When the Buddha became fully extinguished, Sakka, lord of gods, recited this verse:] “Aniccā vata saṅkhārā, uppādavayadhammino; Uppajjitvā nirujjhanti, tesaṃ vūpasamo sukho”ti. “Oh! Conditions are impermanent, their nature is to rise and...
by mikenz66
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 19.1 Aṭṭhi Sutta. A Skeleton.
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: SN 19.1 Aṭṭhi Sutta. A Skeleton.

Comments from Bhikkhu Bodhi. The series of suttas included in this saṃyutta also occurs at Vin III 104-8. https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-bu-vb-pj4/en/brahmali#sc209 Spk: The Venerable Lakkhaṇa, a great disciple, had been one of the thousand jaṭila ascetics who received higher ordination by the “Com...
by mikenz66
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 19.1 Aṭṭhi Sutta. A Skeleton.
Replies: 7
Views: 206

SN 19.1 Aṭṭhi Sutta. A Skeleton.

SN 19.1 Aṭṭhi Sutta. A Skeleton. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato While walking for alms down Vulture’s Peak, Venerable Moggallāna smiled at something invisible. Later, he told the Buddha it was a skeleton flying through the air, being pecked at by vultures. The Buddha confirmed that the man he had see...
by mikenz66
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bundles of reeds simile.
Replies: 114
Views: 1235

Re: Bundles of reeds simile.

Yes, emptiness is sometimes used to mean not-self. It's used in a number of ways:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%9A%C5%ABnyat%C4%81

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bundles of reeds simile.
Replies: 114
Views: 1235

Re: Bundles of reeds simile.

Thank you Retro. In the video, if I am not mistaken HHDL said that Buddha (perhaps he meant Nibbana) also interdependent. I do not think this is the Theravada position. Well, as in many of these things, it depends on how you look at it, and what you are trying to achieve. Again, without reviewing H...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Without Mahayana and Tantric teaching it is difficult have a deep understanding of four noble truths-HHDL
Replies: 33
Views: 510

Re: Without Mahayana and Tantric teaching you can't have a deep understanding of four noble truths-HHDL.

Irrelevant Also not a very skilful way of phrasing such queries. As I implied in a previous post, it would take Sarath quite a while to refute the views of all Buddhists that he disagrees with, and what would be the point? Clearly the HHDL's circumstances and choices have led him down a particular ...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Purge of Thai sangha
Replies: 53
Views: 1179

Re: Purge of Thai sangha

Thank you for your input, Bhante, I may be the exception that proves the rule, but I do have to disagree on some respects. There have been at least 2-3 times I've had to use money, mostly in relation to work related items at the monastery, travel, and lack of lay persons around to do it. ... As you ...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Without Mahayana and Tantric teaching it is difficult have a deep understanding of four noble truths-HHDL
Replies: 33
Views: 510

Re: Without Mahayana and Tantric teaching you can't have a deep understanding of four noble truths-HHDL.

"Without Mahayana and Tantric teaching you can't have a deep understanding of four noble truths-HHDL." OK, I listened to a couple of minutes of it. Actually, he says "I think it is very difficult to get a deep understanding...". I think the HHDL is entitled to have an opinion... :heart: Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Without Mahayana and Tantric teaching it is difficult have a deep understanding of four noble truths-HHDL
Replies: 33
Views: 510

Re: Without Mahayana and Tantric teaching you can't have a deep understanding of four noble truths-HHDL.

SarathW wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:09 pm
It is worthwhile to substantiate his claims or reject them.
There are a variety of views on Buddhist doctrine and practice out there. Are you intending to "substantiate or reject" all of them? That might take some time...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion

How does the Thai Forest teachers approach Vipassana? In many different ways. "Thai Forest" is a very general term, it's not an "organisation". Sorry, that doesn't sound very helpful, but this list just scratches the surface: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Thai_forest_monastics :heart: Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana
Replies: 101
Views: 14063

Re: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana

Also keep in mind that there isn't some monolithic "Mahasi system". Many monasteries in Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, etc use their own interpretations of the approach. And a lot of "Insight Meditation" taught in the West is based on it. U Pandita, one of Mahasi's successors, spent a couple of month...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 79
Views: 1149

Re: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?

That's nice. Good also of you to admit that Tantra is not Theravada. I never said that Tantra is Theravada I said that Theravada Buddhism, as it is practiced in Thailand, contains some tantric practices. That is one of the reasons why the "vs" issue is of no relevance to me. The other reason is, be...
by mikenz66
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 68
Views: 26681

Re: Pali pronunciation

And what exactly lengthens in the first syllable, the sound of A or H ? I'm probably not the expert you need, but I suggest reading this post: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=32056#p475627 and listening to how sammā is pronounced in the recording. I hope that will clarify it for you. I...
by mikenz66
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Purge of Thai sangha
Replies: 53
Views: 1179

Re: Purge of Thai sangha

Well, I think it's far from true. There is "folk" and "essential" Buddhism in both Asia and in the West, and I think that it's easy to mix up the two:
viewtopic.php?t=12718

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 68
Views: 26681

Re: Pali pronunciation

Welcome hs6mr,
hs6mr wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Hi, I need your help.
...
Is the following discussion helpful?
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=32056

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Mike