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by bazzaman
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: new format?
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: new format?

SOLVED... I have been using a desktop and monitor, and I had been using a screen-size that was too large to see the OP's moniker. A little zoom-out and it re-appears. Sorry for my false alarm.
by bazzaman
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: new format?
Replies: 6
Views: 472

new format?

I didn't get the memo, so I was surprised to see that the threads now omit the OP's identity, and only list the name of the last person to post. So it looks like I will be lured into threads started by a couple of serial papanca-meisters who I would normaly avoid. Can I ask the reason for the change?
by bazzaman
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: refererence to laywoman with psychic powers
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: refererence to laywoman with psychic powers

bazzaman wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:40 am
bazzaman wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:30 am Thank you Bhante. Since you gave me her name I could do a more effective search. U Pandita Sayadaw relates her story in "In This Very Life, which is where I probably came across it decades ago. http://aimwell.org/inthisverylife.html# ... Conditions
by bazzaman
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: refererence to laywoman with psychic powers
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: refererence to laywoman with psychic powers

bazzaman wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:30 am Thank you Bhante. Since you gave me her name I could do a more effective search. U Pandiata Sayadaw relates her story in "In This Very Life, which is where I probably came across it decades ago. http://aimwell.org/inthisverylife.html# ... Conditions
by bazzaman
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: refererence to laywoman with psychic powers
Replies: 5
Views: 309

refererence to laywoman with psychic powers

I don't know if it is in the Canon or the commentaries, but I am looking for a reference to a story about a laywoman, who, during the Buddha's time, fed monks with the food they liked best by reading their minds. I tried the search feature with no luck. Ditto with other search engines.
by bazzaman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kalāpa in the Four Nikāyas
Replies: 57
Views: 7317

Re: Kalāpa in the Four Nikāyas

Assuming "nikayas" refers to the Sutta Pitaka collections, why only four? Last time I checked there were five.
by bazzaman
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 87
Views: 27599

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

I liked the video of the woman spinning cotton. Always interesting to listen to someone talk about something they know well from direct experience.
by bazzaman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)
Replies: 18
Views: 18310

Re: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)

Yeah well "Wikipedia"... " Buddhism probably borrowed the concept from Hinduism.[1][3] The statue of a Hindu holy man with beads dates to the third century BC.[3][7]" Buddha Dhamma already well established by this time; so it's a toss-up as to who appropriated what from whom. Besides it wasn't "Hind...
by bazzaman
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 52
Views: 60865

Re: Ciggarettes

Hello Shan Yin, I don't know if this will be of any use since it is a personal idiosyncratic way in which I managed to keep off the smokes. I used to work a job that was seemingly more easily done with coffee and cigarettes on hand. But I had another life in which I would take time off to do meditat...
by bazzaman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 722
Views: 163188

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

retrofuturist wrote: Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:05 am Greetings Mike,
mikenz66 wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:59 am
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Thanks for the link. I had never heard of Douglas Murray before. Seems like an interesting dude.
by bazzaman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do we know that Buddha attained Nibbana?
Replies: 68
Views: 4944

Re: How do we know that Buddha attained Nibbana?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sot%C4%81panna#Three_fetters "Skeptical doubt - Doubt about the Buddha , his teaching (Dharma), and his community (Sangha) is eradicated because the sotāpanna personally experiences the true nature of reality through insight, and this insight confirms the accuracy of th...