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by mikenz66
Sat Jul 20, 2024 8:28 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ven. Anālayo on the nature of early Buddhism and its difference from the later tradition(s)
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: Ven. Anālayo on the nature of early Buddhism and its difference from the later tradition(s)

Hi sphairos, For instance, most likely, you can not really coherently prove that Anālayo's careful comparisons of Pāli and Chinese texts "are influenced" by Theravāda views. This is a grandiose claim, and you most likely picked it from someone else (Ven. Sujato?). I bet he (or they) can no...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 19, 2024 7:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anapanasati anomaly
Replies: 30
Views: 539

Re: Anapanasati anomaly

A lot of the problem goes away if you follow mjaviem's suggestion (which is the Commentary's and various other interpreters' position): ... An anomaly in the sutta is that one calms the body before joy arises... Bodily fabrication means the breathing as in In-&-out breaths are bodily fabrication...
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 18, 2024 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anapanasati anomaly
Replies: 30
Views: 539

Re: Anapanasati anomaly

I'm struggling to see much of an issue, unless one thinks that all of the same factors need to be taught in the same way in every discourse and that progress is every particularly linear. If one thinks of them as sequential then MN118 https://suttacentral.net/mn118/en/ has: Tetrad 1: being aware of ...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 12, 2024 9:01 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Question about allowed syllables in Pali
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Question about allowed syllables in Pali

In Pali, are there any words that contains one syllable ending with a consonant and the next syllable starting with the consonant `h` (like `tat.ha`, `nan.ha`, `hah.ha`)? If not, is that a hard rule with no exceptions whatsoever? Interesting question. In figuring out the details of a language, it's...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ven. Anālayo on the nature of early Buddhism and its difference from the later tradition(s)
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: Ven. Anālayo on the nature of early Buddhism and its difference from the later tradition(s)

Interesting! Hasn't Analayo read Roderick Bucknell, where he outlines how the 12 links is a later development, he clearly outlines how separate teachings were linked together. He discusses these ideas in detail in several places. See: https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=30940 The links are ...
by mikenz66
Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Finding pāli text society references with modern indexes
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Finding pāli text society references with modern indexes

Sutta central now has this built into the search try: volpage: a iv 107 https://suttacentral.net/search Mike IMG_7434.png Sorry if I was not clear. You need to enter the text: volpage: a iv 107 into the search box. https://suttacentral.net/search?query=volpage:%20a%20iv%20107 If you go to view/refe...
by mikenz66
Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:46 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Finding pāli text society references with modern indexes
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Finding pāli text society references with modern indexes

Sutta central now has this built into the search try:
volpage: a iv 107
https://suttacentral.net/search

Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: online zoom meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: online zoom meditation

I often meditate on zoom with zen sanghas because I live far away from anything. I've been searching for any zoom Theravada meditation groups, but I cannot find any. Am I not looking correctly? If there are any, can anyone recommend me a group? There are quite a few online groups. However, their co...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 30, 2024 4:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Religion
Replies: 173
Views: 3007

Re: Religion

I agree, Dr. Dawkins almost always misses the mark when he engages in his extensive polemical critiques of various, mostly-often-Judeo-Christian, religio-spiritual traditions, but in this particular clip, there something else is at play I think: a common misunderstanding ubiquitous amoung those who...
by mikenz66
Sat Jun 29, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Religion
Replies: 173
Views: 3007

Re: Religion

I get the impression that Dawkins was looking for a history of bigotry and repression, couldn't find it in his reading on Buddhism, and so left it alone. Or it might be that he thought theism was uniquely deluded, but I can't recall him justifying that. If you haven't already seen it, Terry Eagleto...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 26, 2024 8:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Everything arisen from a cause...
Replies: 27
Views: 768

Re: Everything arisen from a cause...

... this and that instead of this and this... subtle difference. How bad is it? "This and this" and "This and that" look quite similar to me, for the purpose of referring to two related things. It beats me too. Some people seem to think there is a difference, but I've never seen...
by mikenz66
Sat Jun 22, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How do you, ordained members of this forum, interact with your parents?
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: How do you, ordained members of this forum, interact with your parents?

Is he projecting? I can't read his mind, but I don't think so, based on his subsequent comments. Getting back to the topic, I've talked personally with monastics and heard various talks about such interactions. The most recent I recall was Ajahn Amaro saying that when he visits his family, his iden...
by mikenz66
Sat Jun 22, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How do you, ordained members of this forum, interact with your parents?
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: How do you, ordained members of this forum, interact with your parents?

He didn’t say don’t be generous or compassionate. From what I read he’s saying monastics understand the drawbacks of the world. Eventually, with practice, we have disgust with the world no? As you say, the process of becoming awakened involves understand the drawbacks of the world. From my reading ...
by mikenz66
Sat Jun 22, 2024 4:02 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is Rapping Tipitaka inappropriate?
Replies: 41
Views: 879

Re: Is wrapping Tipitaka inappropriate?

SarathW wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 12:35 am I think Sri Lankan people are just devotional and do not have any understanding of Buddhism.
Does that include you? :tongue:

It's not my experience with the Sri Lankan monastics and lay people who I practice with...

:heart:
Mike