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by Sati1
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god
Replies: 46
Views: 10350

Re: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god

Coyote wrote:Would this be considered a breach of pācittiya 8?
He is not a monk.
by Sati1
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god
Replies: 46
Views: 10350

Re: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god

Nonetheless, I've downloaded his talk on the Metta Sutta and will be listening to it tomorrow, if only in the hope of making sense of his chart. Dear Ven. Dhammanando, Great, I look forward to hearing your opinion! One thing I forgot to mention is that Dr. Ranatunga openly claims to be a non-return...
by Sati1
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god
Replies: 46
Views: 10350

Re: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god

Hi Aloka, Yes - it's Ranatunga, not Ranathunga. Sorry for the misspell! The thing about the session was that the individual snippets of information all made sense - eg. the existence of Brahma gods, the reference to suttas, the value of contemplating mind-states, the potential for people to recall p...
by Sati1
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god
Replies: 46
Views: 10350

Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god

I wanted to share an unusual experience I had yesterday, when I attended a one-day retreat taught by a Dr. Lalith Ranatunga from Sri Lanka. Apparently he is very popular there, where he can gather crowds of up to 500 people. He bases his teachings on interpretations of the suttas, from which he draw...
by Sati1
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A certain clumsiness with memory
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: A certain clumsiness with memory

Hello,

Thank you very much for your replies. Yes, perhaps I just need to redirect the attention to the object at hand, rather than get carried away with the usual meditation object (eg. the breath).

With metta,
by Sati1
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A certain clumsiness with memory
Replies: 4
Views: 731

A certain clumsiness with memory

Hello, I have recently observed that as a result of my practice I have developed a certain "clumsyness" with regards to remembering things. For example, I tend not to remember street directions very well anymore, because instead of paying attention to street signs and landmarks I apply mindfulness t...
by Sati1
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Recommended Sutta Nipata book?
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Recommended Sutta Nipata book?

Dear Ven. Dhammanando,

Many thanks for the suggestions. These are very helpful.

With metta,
by Sati1
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Recommended Sutta Nipata book?
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Recommended Sutta Nipata book?

Thank you, this is very helpful!

Best,
by Sati1
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Recommended Sutta Nipata book?
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Recommended Sutta Nipata book?

Hello,

Could someone recommend a book with the complete Sutta Nipata? I have been unable to find a translation by an author that I know and trust.

Many thanks, with metta,
by Sati1
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!
Replies: 21
Views: 1859

Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Happy Birthday, Bhante!

:candle: :candle: :candle:
by Sati1
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta where the Buddha gives back anger/insults directed at him?
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Sutta where the Buddha gives back anger/insults directed at him?

Unrul3r wrote:I think it might be this one you are looking for:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
Wow, so profound and so useful are the words of the Blessed One!
by Sati1
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana Forest Monastery, Srilanka
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: Na Uyana Forest Monastery, Srilanka

nfdod wrote:
Sati1 wrote:Write to them at nauyana@gmail.com. They may take a week or more to reply, but they do eventually reply.
27 days and counting... :-)
Perhaps if you sent another reminder e-mail?
by Sati1
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Why did Seniya wait four years for going forth?
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: Why did Seniya wait four years for going forth?

Dear Vens. Pesala and Dhammanando,

Thank you for your replies and for clarifying the question. My impression had been that he waited four years, but might indeed not have been the case.

With metta,
by Sati1
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Why did Seniya wait four years for going forth?
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Why did Seniya wait four years for going forth?

This passage at the end of MN 57 recently caught my attention: [Seniya, after having been offered the going forth in fourth months by the Buddha]: "Venerable sir, if those who belonged formerly to another sect and want the going forth and the full admission in this Dhamma and Discipline live on prob...
by Sati1
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gradual practice
Replies: 90
Views: 3677

Re: Gradual practice

What strikes me about these synopses of the graduated training is how often the jhanas and recollection of past lives are mentioned, in contrast to insight practice and establishment of the four foundations of mindfulness. This seems to be very different from how the graduated training is generally ...