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subaru
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How to search DW for discussions on specific Sutta

Post by subaru » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:51 am

When I entered AN 5.26 in DW search box, I get these messages:
The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: AN 5 26.
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 4 characters and must not contain more than 84 characters excluding wildcards.
When I tried to search for Vimutt’yatana , I get
"No suitable matches were found."
How do I search for discussions on Anguttara Nikaya 5.26 Vimutt’yatana ?

Thanks so much
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Re: How to search DW for discussions on specific Sutta

Post by Kim OHara » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:06 am

The built-in search engine is not very smart or powerful. I usually search DW via Google Advanced Search, https://www.google.com/advanced_search, specifying "Site or domain" as "dhammawheel.com" (There may be quicker ways to do a site-specific search but this is the one I know.)
Then, if "AN 5.26" doesn't find any results, try other key words - "Vimutt’yatana" (and any alternative spellings you can think of, e.g. "Vimuttyatana"), "Anguttara Nikaya 5.26", "Anguttara Nikaya 5" ... even key words from the sutta.

Good luck!

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Re: How to search DW for discussions on specific Sutta

Post by daverupa » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:59 am

http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/wp-con ... 6-piya.pdf

(If I can't find it on suttacentral.net as a preliminary step, I tend to search for the Sutta numbers and then "Piya Tan".)

To search DW specifically, add this text to the search:

site:dhammawheel.com

So, in this case:

site:dhammawheel.com an 5.26
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: How to search DW for discussions on specific Sutta

Post by subaru » Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:08 pm

Wonderful :anjali:
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Re: How to search DW for discussions on specific Sutta

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:49 pm

Greetings,

The Google Saffron Theravada Search Engine can be used to search all the above mentioned domains and more...

Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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