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The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:09 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
tiltbillings wrote:Unfortunately, I do not have the link to this.

It's from the Heretic Sage interviews, which David is in the process of trying to get hosted on DhammaWiki.
Metta,
Retro. :)


The Heretic Sage interviews are now online, in what could be the only place to find them on their own and not within another book:

Heretic Sage, Part 1
Heretic Sage, Part 2
Heretic Sage, Part 3
Heretic Sage, Part 4
Heretic Sage, Part 5

The format and spacing and paragraph breaks still needs some work, but it is up for now and will hopefully have some time to edit the format soon.

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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:58 pm

:anjali:

Many thanks David.

If there's any way you can give me edit access, I'd be happy to contribute to some of the format tidying, removing excess spaces etc.

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Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:25 am

retrofuturist wrote:If there's any way you can give me edit access, I'd be happy to contribute to some of the format tidying, removing excess spaces etc.


I'll have to figure out the access-allowed part. In the meantime it could be done this way:

go to the links (DW pages) and click on "View source" and then copy and paste to a word processing file, then make the corrections and email back to me either in an email or a Word Doc file.

When you click on "View Source" you will see what a mess it is in! Not sure why it transferred over in such a mess (different, incompatible formats I guess).
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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:38 am

Thank you for making that available, David.
I am sure very many Buddhists around the world will benefit from your meritorious efforts.
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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:27 am

Greetings David,

Thanks. I'll have a go at parts 2 & 4.

I think ven. Appicchato may be keen to edit 1, 3, 5.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:00 am

Ben wrote:Thank you for making that available, David.
I am sure very many Buddhists around the world will benefit from your meritorious efforts.


Thanks Ben!

retrofuturist wrote:Thanks. I'll have a go at parts 2 & 4.
I think ven. Appicchato may be keen to edit 1, 3, 5.


Yes, Ven. Appicchato contacted me too in PM.

Forget what I said about "View Source" I think copying it from WYSIWYG is better; that way there will be less editing to do. If you paste to Word Doc you might lose a lot of the diacritics unless you have Pali fonts downloaded already to your computer. If that is the case (the diacritics don't paste), you could try Note Pad or another application.

Either way, hope it works and thanks!
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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby appicchato » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:24 am

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Last edited by appicchato on Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:33 am

Greetings David,

I've sent #4 (which was a bit of a mess before) via e-mail but I think #2 is OK as it is... perhaps you'd already updated this one?

I just used Microsoft Word and it seemed to handle the diacritics with no trouble.

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Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby chownah » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:12 am

I think this sentence from part 2 needs fixing.

"He says that only the magic is not real; the magician’s appur­te­nances are."

Maybe it is ok with "real" being understood at the end?

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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby rohana » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:00 pm

These interviews have some really great stuff; though my one issue is with the interviewer's portrayal of Ven. Ñānānanda as being considered a 'heretic' - where I feel Bhikkhu Yōgānanda is looking for drama where there is none. As far as I know, Bhante Ñānānanda is thought of very highly by almost everyone who's familiar with him. If there's a reason he's not as well known as some other monks in Sri Lanka (i.e. outside the circles of more 'serious' Buddhists) it's due to the limited circulation of his books rather than him being considered a heretic.
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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:13 pm

All five parts have been edited with most unnecessary spaces removed; thanks to:

Ven. Appicchato and Retro!!

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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:11 am

That's great David,

Perhaps when you have time you can put links from your e-books page and your nanananda page.

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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby avii » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:34 am

From the The Heretic Sage, Part 1:
There are many words that share the ñā root in the texts: sañjānāti, vijānāti, pajānāti, abhijānāti, parijānāti, ājānāti . There may be more. It is with reason that there are these differences between them. It is commonly known that the root ñā stands for ‘knowledge’.


As in Ñā(nananda) from Ven. Bhikkhu K. Ñānanandas name.

Thank you David for making the interviews public.
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Re: The Heretic Sage interviews

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:54 pm

mikenz66 wrote:Perhaps when you have time you can put links from your e-books page and your nanananda page.


Hi Mike,

Good idea! That is done.
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