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by simsapa
Thu May 06, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Hesitating
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Hesitating

Thanks, Bhante.

How have you distinguished between a good community and a not so good one?

How did you know the time was right to ordain?

And how have you known that fear was not motivating you to do something? To some extent, dosa will be there...
by simsapa
Wed May 05, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Hesitating
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Hesitating

Hi all, I'm hesitating to ordain because I'm concerned about breaking a rule. I've thought about just remaining a samanera, in order to have a smaller number of rules to follow. Has anyone else struggled with this concern, and how did you handle it?
by simsapa
Sun May 02, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: introduction and thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: introduction and thanks

Best of luck to you.
by simsapa
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vesak
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Vesak

Thanks. I have read your note. Unless something convinces me otherwise, I'm just going to follow the observable full moon days. And I'm happy to respect the traditional calendars too.
by simsapa
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An excellent talk
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: An excellent talk

For those who appreciated that one, here are some more useful ones:



by simsapa
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vesak
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Vesak

And it seems even though the full moon day falls on day x of May, some places will still celebrate it on x+1.
by simsapa
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vesak
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Vesak

Thanks, DNS.

For anyone who is interested, I found this nifty uposatha day calendar:

http://splendidmoons.github.io/#calendar/2021/4
by simsapa
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vesak
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Vesak

How is the day that Vesak falls on calculated? How could I calculate it?
by simsapa
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An excellent talk
Replies: 5
Views: 476

An excellent talk

by simsapa
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Texts with diacritics
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Texts with diacritics

Thank you, Bhante.
by simsapa
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What do you give to a beginner online?
Replies: 39
Views: 1814

Re: What do you give to a beginner online?

If someone online asks "Where do I get started with Buddhism?" or "Where do I learn more about Buddhism?" or "What books/websites/videos/podcasts do you recommend to get started with Buddhism" what do you give?
"Don't be a jerk, and calm down."
by simsapa
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Texts with diacritics
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Texts with diacritics

Also, how do I find the Pali text of MN 36, for example? I don't see an easy way of doing this.
by simsapa
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Texts with diacritics
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Texts with diacritics

Better still, download the CST4 Tipitaka from Tipitaka.org and then you do not need to be connected to the Internet to do your research. Thanks, Bhante. I notice sometimes there is blue text, which I'm guessing indicates acceptable alternative versions of certain passages. But what does "sya." or "...
by simsapa
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Texts with diacritics
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Texts with diacritics

I'll rephrase it then.

Let's say I go to this site here:

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... html#v.179

Can I safely rely on its proper use of diacritics? I've noticed some texts just omit them and some only add a few. So is this text here authoritative?
by simsapa
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early schools
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Early schools

Thanks, Bhante. Lamotte's text looks a bit outdated. I might try to find a copy of Dutt's text.