Preserving the teachings of Bhikkhu Samahita

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Preserving the teachings of Bhikkhu Samahita

Post by pannavati2 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:14 am

Dear Friends, This is Venerable Pannavati at Heartwood Refuge in North Carolina. Bhante was a dear Dhamma brother. I arranged for his visit to the US the past two years and we had made plans for an extended stay in the US in 2020. I cherish my last image of him moving through the line at AVL in august and the call from some airport saying he was almost home! I will not speculate or comment on Bhante's death except to say he was a treasure to seekers and will be sorely missed. I have been in contact with his brother and received permission to archive his videos and audios and format the series into offerings for the general public with the provision that I will not charge for access or raise any donations for myself.

I very much wish to do this but in reading posts, it appears that some of you have already downloaded a lot before one of the sites expired and that now it may not be possible to retrieve the remaining. Also, I am wondering if it is something that needs doing if youtube videos are available. I just think many people would benefit from them through organized free course offerings instead of stumbling upon them here and there.We would make them available through our on-line Kammanna Institute. If this can happen, I would need some initial advice on how what is lost can be retrieved (get the domain back long enough to retrieve all of it?) and navigate any legal issues. Is anyone knowledgeable about such interested in helping me and our staff. I appreciate any input or advice as we endeavor to move forward. You may also contact me privately on this site, I think, if you do not want to publicly. I don't think I am allowed to give a private contact. But, of course, I am easily findable! Thanks. vp

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Re: Preserving the teachings of Bhikkhu Samahita

Post by Garrib » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:46 am

pannavati2 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:14 am
Dear Friends, This is Venerable Pannavati at Heartwood Refuge in North Carolina. Bhante was a dear Dhamma brother. I arranged for his visit to the US the past two years and we had made plans for an extended stay in the US in 2020. I cherish my last image of him moving through the line at AVL in august and the call from some airport saying he was almost home! I will not speculate or comment on Bhante's death except to say he was a treasure to seekers and will be sorely missed. I have been in contact with his brother and received permission to archive his videos and audios and format the series into offerings for the general public with the provision that I will not charge for access or raise any donations for myself.

I very much wish to do this but in reading posts, it appears that some of you have already downloaded a lot before one of the sites expired and that now it may not be possible to retrieve the remaining. Also, I am wondering if it is something that needs doing if youtube videos are available. I just think many people would benefit from them through organized free course offerings instead of stumbling upon them here and there.We would make them available through our on-line Kammanna Institute. If this can happen, I would need some initial advice on how what is lost can be retrieved (get the domain back long enough to retrieve all of it?) and navigate any legal issues. Is anyone knowledgeable about such interested in helping me and our staff. I appreciate any input or advice as we endeavor to move forward. You may also contact me privately on this site, I think, if you do not want to publicly. I don't think I am allowed to give a private contact. But, of course, I am easily findable! Thanks. vp
Hi Venerable Pannavati,

Thank you for this. I attended one of his retreats at Heartwood last winter - and really loved getting to know some of the community members there. Your friendship and connection with him was obvious, and heartwarming. Bhante will definitely be missed. I hope we can preserve his work - which was extensive!

Brad Garrison

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Re: Preserving the teachings of Bhikkhu Samahita

Post by Modus.Ponens » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:37 pm

Venerable Pannavati,

Thank you for your homage to Bhikkhu Samahita and your effort to preserve the dhamma. I hope that the missing parts of his website are still preserved on https://archive.is .

I would only add that downloading his videos from youtube may be legally questionable with regards to the precept of not stealing (from youtube in this case). As far as I can tell Youtube turns a blind eye to people downloading videos from their platform, but they're not actively helping either. I try to only download videos in danger of being deleted for archiving purposes. I'm sorry if I'm being neurotic about the precepts.

:anjali:
"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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Post by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:01 pm

Wayback Machine (archive.org)
Time machine Calendar (between November 24, 2005 and October 4, 2019 --> Ok) [last crawled on Nov 7 --> no longer worked]
soundcloud.com
spreaker.com
podtail.se
iheart.com
podbay.fm
listennotes
player.fm


🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
:heart:

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ps: {btw, the last archive on wayback machine for DW was quite a while back, June 9, 2019 https://web.archive.org/web/20190601000 ... wheel.com/}
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  • "the one thing all the mistaken views have in common is the assump­tion that the self exists" ~ DN1
  • "It is an entirely and perfectly foolish idea" ~ MN22
  • The No-self doctrine is found only in the teaching of the Buddha.
  • No-self (anatta) means that there is no permanent, unchanging entity in anything animate or inanimate. ~ SN22.59

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Re: Preserving the teachings of Bhikkhu Samahita

Post by zerotime » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:49 pm

there is some free software to download youtube videos in a easy way:

https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/d ... wnload.htm
https://www.freemake.com/downloads/


About the website, it is preserved inside archive.org as other people wrote. The last snapsshot is 4-october
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://wh ... -said.net/

https://web.archive.org/web/20191004070 ... -said.net/


You can download that snapshot from wayback with some online services and tools:

Website Downloader online:
https://websitedownloader.io/wayback-ma ... ownloader/

* some help for this tool here:
https://www.ghacks.net/2017/04/04/websi ... -archives/


more online services to download from archive.org check google or also here
archive.org/details/webarchive_downloader


in case you are using Linux there are some scripts
https://github.com/hartator/wayback-machine-downloader


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About the domain name, normally the are 30 days to recover the control:

it seems the domain name "what-buddha-said.net" was registered with enom.com according data.:
https://dnslytics.com/whois-lookup/what-buddha-said.net

- Registry Expiry Date: 2019-10-26 T16:06:54Z

Therefore probably you could rescue before 2019-11-26. You should trty access to https://enom.com for that.
the fast way is having the email and password of the Venerable in enom.com, and then you can request a new password using his own email to get the access.

On the contrary, it can be a hard task because they will request you legal documentation or something. Then better contact with enom.com for details and clarifications.


Some years ago I was in Kandy but finally no possibility to visit him.
His videos are translated in other languages and his Dhamma drops are lovely and wonderful.

We miss him. :anjali: :anjali:


Very nice task you do. All the best. :anjali:

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