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by mikenz66
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 1565

Re: Introduction

I've paid off all of my debts—as well as graduated and obtained a third college degree, and transitioned to a new career before that. I'm now fluent in the language of the country I will be ordaining in, of which I moved to and have been living in for a few years. Almost there. Great to hear! :hear...
by mikenz66
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Definition/meaning of Dhamma
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Definition/meaning of Dhamma

The word “Dhamma” that we use for the Buddha’s teachings has other meanings as well. And one of the most important ones, one that’s often overlooked, is action. Dhamma means action. And that’s what the Buddha’s teachings are all about: your actions in terms of what you do with your body, what you d...
by mikenz66
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Camgirls
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: Camgirls

Mr. Seek wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:31 am If you have to ask before doing something, you most likely shouldn't do it.
Good advice for short-circuiting complex discussions on sila...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Definition/meaning of Dhamma
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Definition/meaning of Dhamma

Bhikkhu Bodhi's Introduction from his MN translation: DHAMMA In his later translations Ven. Ñāṇamoli appears to have set himself two goals: to render virtually every Pali word into English (arahant and bodhisatta are rare exceptions); and to do so in obedience to a very rigorous standard of consiste...
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Definition/meaning of Dhamma
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Definition/meaning of Dhamma

Hi nirodh27 To me it seems that the most frequent meaning of Dhamma in the Nikayas is "the teaching of the Buddha" and fits almost all the usages, but in Buddhist philosophy is used mainly as "Phenomena" and of course there's the brief phrase "Sabbe Dhamma Anatta" that no-one translates as "all the ...
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pāḷi Pronunciation (Tips)
Replies: 50
Views: 894

Re: Pāḷi Pronunciation (Tips)

Gwi wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:48 am Parittā will not work (well)
If you guys read "Bud--dha, vij--jā, mag--ga"
Well, that's the way most groups of monastic and lay people that I am familiar with pronounce it. I guess there is no hope for any of us... :tongue:

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pāḷi Pronunciation (Tips)
Replies: 50
Views: 894

Re: Pāḷi Pronunciation (Tips)

It it same, we cant pronounce like this: Vij--jā Āyasmā Mahāmog--gal--lāno Bhik--khu Why? Coz, double consonant is HALF. ... Well, that is in contradiction to the usual convention in Thailand, and elsewhere. For example: https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/ChantingGuide/Section0003.html#sigil_toc_id_...
by mikenz66
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pāḷi Pronunciation (Tips)
Replies: 50
Views: 894

Re: Pāḷi Pronunciation (Tips)

Hi Gwi, So, can i pronounce: lag--ging? So--und? Actual--ly? Generally not, if you are trying to pronounce those like a native English speaker. Note that in European languages the syllables run together in ways that they do not in most Asian languages. As others have said, it is unclear what this th...
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pāḷi Pronunciation (Tips)
Replies: 50
Views: 894

Re: Pāḷi Pronunciation (Tips)

Good summary, Ontheway. For Sri Lankan's chanting style of adding "n", that's maybe just due to the interference of their native tongue, Sinhalese. Just like how Thais pronounce "Buddho" as "Phuttho ". Or how Burmese monks pronounce "Paccaya" as "Passeyo". Even the great Pali scholar Bhikkhu Bodhi p...
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chris Macie (cjmacie) passed away a few years back
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Chris Macie (cjmacie) passed away a few years back

Thanks for letting us know samseva. I missed his contributions.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: telling parents about renunciation
Replies: 28
Views: 579

Re: telling parents about renunciation

Only Venerable Thanissaro makes that distingtion. See the Pali word anatta, how to put in no self vs not self in there? They are the same thing. To avoid no self view is to allow a little bit of space, then the delusion of self can easily invade and say something else is the true self. All dhammas ...
by mikenz66
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I don't understand how these are related: Ven Nanananda (No Self); Ven Nagarjuna (Emptiness); Mahayana (True-Self)
Replies: 30
Views: 554

Re: I don't understand how these are related: Ven Nanananda (No Self); Ven Nagarjuna (Emptiness); Mahayana (True-Self)

It all doesn't fit, because certain elements of it are mutually exclusive. If you try to reconcile these opposing orthodoxies, you will end up in a mess of compromised half-doctrines. Thank you for the helpful analysis! I would also add that there often seems far too much reliance on cartoonish "so...
by mikenz66
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Book Review: Esoteric Theravada: The Story of the Forgotten Meditation Tradition of Southeast Asia
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Book Review: Esoteric Theravada: The Story of the Forgotten Meditation Tradition of Southeast Asia

I've no objection against the author's intention to rediscover & revive that specific form of practice. However, if the author may want to depict this practice as some original version of Theravada, it would be utterly nonsensical. That is not a book about Theravada, of course. Of course, there is ...
by mikenz66
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and metta - karuna lacking issue
Replies: 21
Views: 376

Re: Theravada and metta - karuna lacking issue

I have very little knowledge of the workings of Myanmar, but the Insight Myanmar site has some relevant interviews: https://insightmyanmar.org/complete-shows I really don't like to second-guess situations like this. In some of his talks, Steve Armstrong https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/170/ talks abou...
by mikenz66
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: EBTs about jīvaka the surgeon
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: EBTs about jīvaka the surgeon

hi, where are the EBTs about jīvaka. wikipedia says that he is documented as having performed various surgeries and treatments and was doctor to the king and buddha Here's the entry from the Dictionary of Proper Pali Names: http://aimwell.org/DPPN/jivaka.html Some of the stories are in the Vinaya, ...