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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby 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

Postby 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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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby 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

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby 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

Postby BlackBird » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:33 am

Magificent

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"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

Postby 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

Postby 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

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby 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

i'm pretty sure we did that one already
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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:53 am

Yes, it was back here:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2571

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

Postby 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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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby Ben » Fri May 28, 2010 6:28 am

Hey JC, have we gone through the Digha yet?
I don't have a copy of Maurice Walshe's translation though I;m sure enough of our sutta wallahs do to make it worthwhile.
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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri May 28, 2010 7:02 am

i dont think it is all online but i'd love to if someone can find the missing suttas that a2i doesnt have
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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby mud » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:57 am

On the title it would be helpful to have which Nikaya the sutta is from as well as the name

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:22 am

jcsuperstar wrote:i dont think it is all online but i'd love to if someone can find the missing suttas that a2i doesnt have

This site has some of the suttas that A2I doesn't, though sometimes the translations are a little rough:
http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/2S ... index.html

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Re: Study Group Schedule

Postby Peace » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:59 pm

Thank you for the pdf on Bhikkhu Bodhi's syllabus for the study of the Majjhima Nikaya. Can you direct me to Bikkhu Bodhi's syllabus on the study of the Digha Nikaya (or any of the other nikayas)? I'm reading them through, but I would like a more direct path to topical studies.

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Re: Study Group Schedule

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:21 pm

Hi Peace,

I'm not aware of comprehensive guides to the other Nikayas, though Bhikkhu Bohdhi's book, In the Buddha's Words, makes extensive use of the SN, so I think that's a good place to start for an overview.

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Where to next?

Postby mikenz66 » Sun May 29, 2011 5:38 am

Discerning readers will have noticed that we have finished working through the Sutta Nipata.

I am continuing with the Samyutta Nipata, following the ordering suggested by Bhikkhu Bodhi (see above), but I think it's useful to alternate this with some other Suttas.

I have a small number of suttas suggested by members, but other suggestions would be most welcome. One possibility would be to work through the Udana in parallel with the SN.

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby khaaan » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:51 pm

If it's not too much trouble, could you include a link to a Pali version of the sutta?

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby daverupa » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:09 am

I would like to recommend some Digha Nikaya II/III. I thought it might be interesting to explore, given that this section of the Nikayas is largely considered to be later.

What are we to make of the fantastic nature of it? What did the original hearers of the Sutta likely think? Is there doubt about Suttas with fantastic elements? &c.
    "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.
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