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Bhikkhu's Notebook

Postby nyanasuci » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:36 pm

Path Press website opened a 'blog' called "Bhikkhu's Notebook" where will be regularly posted Dhamma articles by Ven. N. Nanamoli.
http://pathpress.wordpress.com/category ... -notebook/
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I call them sages who wander without association, without affliction, without desire.

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Re: Bhikkhu's Notebook

Postby pulga » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:52 pm

Thanks.

I think that someone needs to write a line by line commentary on Fundamental Structure (FS) to better explain its twists and turns. (I'm still not clear as to what Ñanavira means when he writes that "x marks the fourth spot" in the pairing off process.)

In my crude understanding of FS I fall back on his analogy of a cinematographic film in his explanation of the nature of change (or perhaps sameness and difference), but rather than dealing with cellulose stills I think the three-dimensionality of ones immediate experience can also exemplify the same phenomenon.
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Re: Bhikkhu's Notebook

Postby Viscid » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:06 pm

pulga wrote:Thanks.

I think that someone needs to write a line by line commentary on Fundamental Structure (FS) to better explain its twists and turns.


I'd like to read opinions on FS. I can't wrap my head around it at all, and wanna know if it's even worth trying.
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Re: Bhikkhu's Notebook

Postby nyanasuci » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:05 pm

Thanks for the posts. That is a good idea, however there is a doubt if any further explanation (ie. a detailed commentary) will simplify the FS and make it easier to grasp. (I am afraid that then we would require even a commentary on the commentary, etc. - like the fundamental structure.) Anyway, I am not saying that such 'commentary' is not possible sometime in future. No promises.
Bhikkhu Hiriko - Ñāṇasuci

The experts do not say that one is a sage in this world because of view, or learning, or knowledge, Nanda.
I call them sages who wander without association, without affliction, without desire.

The Buddha, Sn.V.8.2 (1078)


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Re: Bhikkhu's Notebook

Postby BlackBird » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:00 pm

Great news, thanks for bringing this to our attention Bhante.
In order to avoid any potential confusion for others, I think it's worth stating that these posts are not the work of Ven. Nyanamoli who translated the Majjhima Nikaya and Visuddhimagga, but another, very much alive Venerable N. Nyanamoli.

:anjali:
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'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: Bhikkhu's Notebook

Postby pulga » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:52 am

nyanasuci wrote: No promises.


You (and those who have assisted you) have already done a great deal in your efforts to preserve the Ven. Ñanavira's writings, as well as those of the Ven. Bodesako's. And now by offering us those of the Ven. N. Ñanamoli's we have even greater access to an understanding of the Buddha's message that may be more challenging, but also more rewarding.

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Re: Bhikkhu's Notebook

Postby nyanasuci » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:41 pm

Thank you pulga. We appreciate your words.
Best wishes to you.
Bhikkhu Hiriko - Ñāṇasuci

The experts do not say that one is a sage in this world because of view, or learning, or knowledge, Nanda.
I call them sages who wander without association, without affliction, without desire.

The Buddha, Sn.V.8.2 (1078)


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Re: Bhikkhu's Notebook

Postby BlackBird » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:19 am

These writings really are very, very good. Many thanks to all involved and especially to the Venerable Sir himself.

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