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by mikenz66
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 87
Views: 1792

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

Hi ! Can i get some links etc to the tantric theravada? In particular i mean here Grigoris :D Metta User Kordian Hi Kordian, Here are some threads that might be of interest: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=10503 https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=6599 https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic....
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2640

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

The idea of cessation is certainly scary: Mike Only scary to the images we hold up in our minds. It is not to be fixated on. Yes, that's exactly the point. According to the suttas I quoted this uneasiness that is often expressed about the idea of cessation is related to clinghing to ideas of self. ...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2640

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

The idea of cessation is certainly scary: “Reverend Yamaka, suppose they were to ask you: ‘When their body breaks up, after death, what happens to a perfected one, who has ended the defilements?’ How would you answer?” “Sir, if they were to ask this, I’d answer like this: ‘Reverend, form is imperman...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada Art
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Theravada Art

Images like that are common in temples in Thailand, but I'm not sure whether they are commonly produced for sale. I presume most are painted on site.

https://www.insightguides.com/destinati ... n-thailand

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 4.53 Paṭhamasaṃvāsa Sutta. Living Together (1st).
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: AN 4.53 Paṭhamasaṃvāsa Sutta. Living Together (1st).

Hi John, Thanks for that. I'm not much of a Pali scholar, but it's great to be able to turn on line-by-line Pali with Bhikkhu Sujato's translations: They get all the things they need, Atthāsaṃ pacurā honti, [benefits abundant exist] https://suttacentral.net/an4.53/en/sujato#11.1 those who desire sen...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Father question
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: Father question

Keep positive Mario!

Best wishes and metta.

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 4.53 Paṭhamasaṃvāsa Sutta. Living Together (1st).
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: AN 4.53 Paṭhamasaṃvāsa Sutta. Living Together (1st).

Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation uses more conventional terms, but we can see where Bhikkhu Sujatu's "zombie" translation comes from, by examining the Pali: “Householders, there are these four ways of living together. What four? A wretch lives together with a wretch; a wretch lives together with a female...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 4.53 Paṭhamasaṃvāsa Sutta. Living Together (1st).
Replies: 7
Views: 173

AN 4.53 Paṭhamasaṃvāsa Sutta. Living Together (1st).

AN 4.53 Paṭhamasaṃvāsa Sutta. Living Together (1st). Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato Living with gods and zombies https://suttacentral.net/an4.53 At one time the Buddha was traveling along the road between Madhura and Verañja, as were several householders, both women and men. The Buddha left the road ...
by mikenz66
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 2366

Re: Slandering buddha

Good post! Unfortunately the fanatics don't attend to these passages, and instead find excuses for why they're speaking harshly. It would be great if all members took those quotes seriously. Since none of us are Buddha's, I doubt that modelling one's speech on those occasions where the Buddha appea...
by mikenz66
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which Sutta discusses giving more than the requisites? A.III,206
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Which Sutta discusses giving more than the requisites? A.III,206

Ah, yes, I didn't think to look closely at that next sutta:

Pīti Sutta AN 5.176AN iii 206, Rapture: https://suttacentral.net/an5.176

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which Sutta discusses giving more than the requisites? A.III,206
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Which Sutta discusses giving more than the requisites? A.III,206

Welcome Prajna78,

This is the sutta on that page (Volume iii, page 206 of the Pali Text Society Pali version of the sutta):
Caṇḍāla Sutta AN 5.175AN iii 206, Outcaste
https://suttacentral.net/an5.175

It does talk about requisites, but not quite in the way described above.

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Best books on Samatha Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Best books on Samatha Meditation

Thanks James. Very helpful.

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Best books on Samatha Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Best books on Samatha Meditation

Hi James,
JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:18 am
There's also Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond , by Ajahn Brahm, which is a good step by step guide. He doesn't teach that way any more, but it's still excellent.
Can you explain how has his teaching has changed?

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Absorption in Insight Meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: Absorption in Insight Meditation

"Noting", as per Mahasi's writings (and retreat instructions to this day at Panditãrãma centers) should get beyond the verbalization fabrication as soon as possible. It's really more "knowing" phenomena, becoming progressively more intense as one deepens the insight with greater concentration. Do y...