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by mikenz66
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the Nibbāna-element with no residue left?
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: What is the Nibbāna-element with no residue left?

Here is a previous post with the same question: viewtopic.php?t=22106


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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is mind and chit the same?
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Is mind and chit the same?

As Ven Dhammanando indicates, it's a complex issue. In the suttas they do tend to be used in different contexts. Here are some previous discussions. https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=18316 https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=37053 https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=34592 :...
by mikenz66
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What to do about tipitaka.fandom.com
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: What to do about tipitaka.fandom.com

As others have said, it's a serious problem on the Internet (with all forms of knowledge). It behoves anyone to be careful about their sources of information. Individuals who post here have a variety of interpretations of Dhamma, and we have some long threads such as: https://www.dhammawheel.com/vie...
by mikenz66
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?

... the Thai forest tradition, which is the main focus on the suttas... I don't think this is necessarily accurate. Certainly the western converts in the Ajahn Chah, and other, branches tend to be focused on the suttas. However, that's just a small part of the picture. If you read some of the books...
by mikenz66
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What are the differences between Theravada Buddhism and Yogacara?
Replies: 25
Views: 479

Re: What are the differences between Theravada Buddhism and Yogacara?

Coëmgenu wrote Lots of people here uncritically hate all kinds of Buddhism that are actually practiced by real people in the real world, and so will say "yes" to any and all critique regardless the merit. You will encounter these people roaming the forums shouting misinformation, untruths, likely e...
by mikenz66
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Online text to speech, easier way to read suttas.
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Online text to speech, easier way to read suttas.

Hi JC938,

Do note that https://suttacentral.net/ has a speech option, for a variety of modern languages, and Pali. Look for the speaker sign at the top of the suttas.

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/vo ... -4/17350/2

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Moral Dilemma
Replies: 18
Views: 371

Re: Moral Dilemma

I agree with most of the above. I would advise against deliberately avoiding payment, since that can be the start of developing an attitude of getting away with whatever you can. On the other hand, I would not obsess about accidentally not paying or underpaying. I've sometimes been undercharged (e.g...
by mikenz66
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do we practice Upekkha in Brahama Vihara?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: How do we practice Upekkha in Brahama Vihara?

I think befriend's advice is good, but I would add that it's worth experimenting to find an approach that works for you. For me, this means choosing words that work for me. Personally, I like something short, otherwise, it becomes clumsy, so for the four brahmavihārās I use something along the follo...
by mikenz66
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How do YOU meditate?
Replies: 72
Views: 1354

Re: How do YOU meditate?

That's great advice...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Frames of Reference
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Frames of Reference

Sometimes Ven Thanissaro's terminology is interesting, and obviously some find this one very useful. For me, it's a little jarring, since a "frame of reference" is what I would use in a class on relativity to discuss why the positions, velocities, and times measured by different observers are not th...
by mikenz66
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Frames of Reference
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Frames of Reference

I believe it is fairly unique to Ven Thanissaro, and he explains his reasoning here: http://www.dhammatalks.net/accesstoinsight/html/tipitaka/dn/dn.22.0.than.html However, he has taken it out of the sutta title in his more recent version: https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/DN/DN22.html :heart: Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vessantara Jataka
Replies: 43
Views: 845

Re: Vessantara Jataka

Thanks for bringing this up. I've only skimmed it but it looks like a very deep and complex story. There remained one last and greatest gift, a devoted wife, and Sakka in his wisdom knew that Vessantara would not withhold it. To keep Vessantara from giving Maddi away to anyone else, Sakka assumed th...
by mikenz66
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pratyakṣa
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Pratyakṣa

by mikenz66
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zoroastrianism and Theravada
Replies: 23
Views: 345

Re: Zoroastrianism and Theravada

Did you mean that there isn't a simile in that paragraph? Either way, you are absolutely right to bring attention to that bit. I think it's absolutely essential, and beautiful in its own (non-simile, literalist) way! :anjali: :heart: Perhaps I wasn't clear. Maybe I got the paragraphs mixed up. The ...
by mikenz66
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zoroastrianism and Theravada
Replies: 23
Views: 345

Re: Zoroastrianism and Theravada

The seemingly selfishness of theravadan Buddhism stopped in Mahayana Buddhism where they actually renounce nirvana and try to save limitless beings. ... On the other hand, one might view these simply as two ways of approaching selflessness. Besides, helping others to liberation is a feature of many...