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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Post by Sher » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:20 am

Hello,
I am interested in the sutta study, and I wanted to ask about the schedule. I have looked at the thread, but I don't seem to see what we are studying throughout June. Can you please tell me where to find this information or post the June schedule? Also, does the week run Tuesday to Tuesday? That seems to be what I see by looking at the lock dates. Thanks for your help, Sher

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Post by jcsuperstar » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:16 am

yeah it's pretty much tue-tue but i think thats wen-wen in other parts of the world.. i dont know :thinking:
MN 19. Dvedhāvitakka Sutta,MN 20. Vitakkasaṇṭhāna Sutta,MN 7. Vatthūpama Sutta, MN 8. Sallekha Sutta, MN 2. Sabbāsava Sutta
are the next 5 suttas we'll study.
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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Post by Sher » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:10 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:yeah it's pretty much tue-tue but i think thats wen-wen in other parts of the world.. i dont know :thinking:
MN 19. Dvedhāvitakka Sutta,MN 20. Vitakkasaṇṭhāna Sutta,MN 7. Vatthūpama Sutta, MN 8. Sallekha Sutta, MN 2. Sabbāsava Sutta
are the next 5 suttas we'll study.
Thank you for the schedule. Sher

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Post by Cittasanto » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:00 am

jcsuperstar wrote:yeah it's pretty much tue-tue but i think thats wen-wen in other parts of the world.. i dont know :thinking:
MN 19. Dvedhāvitakka Sutta,MN 20. Vitakkasaṇṭhāna Sutta,MN 7. Vatthūpama Sutta, MN 8. Sallekha Sutta, MN 2. Sabbāsava Sutta
are the next 5 suttas we'll study.
hi Jc
Hasn't MN7,8 & 2 been done?

and is MN9 on the books at some point?

I don't know if you are aware of this site http://www.vgweb.org/sutta.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; not all the suttas are their but a nice selection are.
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Post by jcsuperstar » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:20 am

Manapa wrote:
jcsuperstar wrote:yeah it's pretty much tue-tue but i think thats wen-wen in other parts of the world.. i dont know :thinking:
MN 19. Dvedhāvitakka Sutta,MN 20. Vitakkasaṇṭhāna Sutta,MN 7. Vatthūpama Sutta, MN 8. Sallekha Sutta, MN 2. Sabbāsava Sutta
are the next 5 suttas we'll study.
hi Jc
Hasn't MN7,8 & 2 been done?

and is MN9 on the books at some point?

I don't know if you are aware of this site http://www.vgweb.org/sutta.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; not all the suttas are their but a nice selection are.
i've just been going down Bodhi's list, i'll check to see if anything is amiss
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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Post by chownah » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:16 pm

Suggestion:
It would be nice if the title for each Sutta being studied could have the English meaning included.....like it is for the Snake Simile.
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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Post by BlackBird » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:58 pm

Could we have a look at some of the Sutta Nipata at some stage? I have heard it referred to as a bit of a hidden gold-mine, and my wanderings through it thus far have been fruitful.

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Post by mikenz66 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:48 am

That would be good once we get through the MN. I found reading the Sn with the help of Bhikkhu Bodhi's excellent talks very illuminating:
http://www.bodhimonastery.net/courses/Sn/Sn_course.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by jcsuperstar » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:29 am

i'd love to do the sutta nipata!!!!
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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Post by BlackBird » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:33 am

Magificent

:anjali:
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Post by pink_trike » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:05 am

Some discussion of the Upanisa Sutta might be interesting and useful.

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Post by Avery » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:37 am

Hello, I am writing an essay on the Maha-sihanada Sutta, which is shocking to my positivist instincts, and I would like to hear what other people have to say about it. I hope we can discuss it sometime soon!

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .html#n-15" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Post by jcsuperstar » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:38 am

Avery wrote:Hello, I am writing an essay on the Maha-sihanada Sutta, which is shocking to my positivist instincts, and I would like to hear what other people have to say about it. I hope we can discuss it sometime soon!

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .html#n-15" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
i'm pretty sure we did that one already
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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Post by mikenz66 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:53 am

Yes, it was back here:
http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2571" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

However, I imagine that there's no problem starting a thread on any particular Sutta it in the General forum (or the Classical forum if you want a classical discussion).

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:58 am

Greetings,
mikenz66 wrote:However, I imagine that there's no problem starting a thread on any particular Sutta it in the General forum (or the Classical forum if you want a classical discussion).
You imagine correctly, Mike!

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