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by BKh
Fri May 07, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How can we help (our) kids from buddhism?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: How can we help (our) kids from buddhism?

This website has lots of Dhamma material specifically for kids. Two podcasts for kids. Youtube videos, events, etc. https://www.serenecolombo.org/ Kids have an unbelievable ability to understand the Dhamma. Any teaching is useful and appropriate if taught correctly. They are naturally very concerned...
by BKh
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Medical card and life insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Medical card and life insurance

A monk is not a bread-winner, so no need for that. I had never thought about it before, but sometimes the head monk in a monastery, especially in the west, is indeed the main motivation for lay people to donate to a monastery. Not a beautiful truth, but a truth none the less. So having a large payo...
by BKh
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing
Replies: 134
Views: 4013

Re: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing

At least he opened the dhamma to Trump supporters, conspiracy theorists, and various supremacists. That's useful. No, it's not useful. Because it will only lead to twisting of the meaning of the Dhamma. That demographic is not interested in truth. They are interested in reinforcing their own delusi...
by BKh
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Texts with diacritics
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Texts with diacritics

Yes, you can rely on that (the mistakes and different readings are rare).
Actually I believe that the texts linked to on Accesstoinsight are from the Sri Lankan BJT edition and the digitized text is overwhelmed with typos. As in, it's better than nothing, but not much. Don't rely on it at all.
by BKh
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Requesting Sri Lanka Ordination information
Replies: 36
Views: 1978

Re: Requesting Sri Lanka Ordination information

I've seen there are a lot of Mahamevnawa monestaries, big organization, seems like an easy way to ordain. Time in training there to take high ordination is much longer than most other places. Also, if you have the desire to wander around, that is not the organization for you. Regarding staying in l...
by BKh
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SuttaCentral 2021: we are live!
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: SuttaCentral 2021: we are live!

Could someone kindly tell me how I would go about finding, say, the Pali text of MN 2? Well, from the home page you could click on the cards suttaPitaka>Majjhima>MajjhimaNikaya (that's the tricky bit, there are Chinese agamas)>First Fifty>chapter on root of all things Then click on MN2. You will se...
by BKh
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SuttaCentral 2021: we are live!
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: SuttaCentral 2021: we are live!

They did not like when I gave ATI links when I make a post and some of the members insist that I should use Sutta central links. For others reading this thread, I have never, ever, seen anyone care what site you linked to from the forum, as long as it was sutta. And no one gets banned for simply po...
by BKh
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Requesting Sri Lanka Ordination information
Replies: 36
Views: 1978

Re: Requesting Sri Lanka Ordination information

Don't listen to people who tell you not to ordain in Sri Lanka.
by BKh
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3340

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

Is it safe to assume the any publication in English by the Pāli Text Society is a sound translation? As many people have told you, age matters. They still publish many of the first generation translations. These may be necessary for scholarly and historical purposes, but they are not what you shoul...
by BKh
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3340

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

but hopefully a favored one. No Has anyone read this particular volume? Yes. You know that the reason you are finding all of these books is because people take public domain books and try and make a buck off of unsuspecting people. It's a good business model. Very little work for pure money if peop...
by BKh
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3340

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

What do you all think of Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt? Online it says that this is the best 39 of 547 tales of the Buddha's former lives. Are there versions with all 547 tales included? Again, I'm going to generally recommend that you stay away from things over 100 years old. However, with the ...
by BKh
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3340

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

dharmatheway84 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:50 pm I apologize if I have posted info about any books that are not applicable to the Pāli forum. I am brand new to Buddhism.
No, you haven't at all. Good luck with all you are learning!
by BKh
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3340

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

The op said he is buying english translations of the texts- that means english language and english script. ... The ones from bdk are good translations, printed in very nice looking books, at a reasonable price, with the pdfs online for anyone to look at before they bought them. I think there might...
by BKh
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Parsing "hatthapādāna"
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Parsing "hatthapādāna"

I'm asking this for a friend. No, really, it's for a friend. They want to know if hatthapādāna in this verse: “Jātassa maraṇaṃ hoti, hatthapādāna chedanaṃ; Vadhabandhapariklesaṃ, jāto dukkhaṃ nigacchati. could be split up as hattha-pād-āna and possibly end up with "hand, foot, and breath" Norman tra...
by BKh
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3340

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

This is the Pali discussion forum and you keep posting links to non-Pali scriptures. parallels - Yes, but the OP is asking about Pali. This is a Pali forum. You could be clear that you are not pointing people to Pali. Please just be explicit with what you are linking to when you are doing it in a P...