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by BKh
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Making a Sutta Practice Life List
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Re: Making a Sutta Practice Life List

Also, it would be good when finishing the book to write something about one's impression, points of agreement and disagreement, etc....consider that it is the thinking about what has been read that is the most important (in my view at least) and writing something like this would prompt one to do ju...
by BKh
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Making a Sutta Practice Life List
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Re: Making a Sutta Practice Life List

With the advice I'm giving on the site, I try not to focus on the "understand it/don't understand it" dynamic. Instead it is geared more to having perpetual daily contact with the suttas. In this way the focus can be on trying to put into practice what one understands and trusting that as one contin...
by BKh
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Majjhima Nikaya: Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 2171

Re: The Majjhima Nikaya: Why?

In terms of being a good text for beginners... One of the things that makes Ven Ñāṇamoli and Ven Bodhi's edition a great starter text is the introduction and the footnotes. It really is possible to start the book knowing very little about the teachings and come out with a deep relationship with the ...
by BKh
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Making a Sutta Practice Life List
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Re: Making a Sutta Practice Life List

Just as a clarification, the type of list I am talking about on that page would just be a list of complete reads of whole books, like the DN, MN, Dhp, etc. @Adrian-- Thanks for sharing your process. I'm actually also interested in how people take notes and keep track of what they find important. Per...
by BKh
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Making a Sutta Practice Life List
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Making a Sutta Practice Life List

I just posted a page to readingfaithfully.org introducing the concept of a sutta practice life list. The idea comes from bird watchers who may work from a list of all the possible birds in their country and then mark off the dates they identify them. I explain the benefits I see to the practice of s...
by BKh
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Buddha Jayanti Tipitaka and Palitext Cd
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: Buddha Jayanti Tipitaka and Palitext Cd

Could someone clarify what's up with online resources of the Sri Lankan Tipitaka Project "Buddha Jayanti Tipitaka"? Can they and where they can be found in a good quality? Excluding what is on metta.lk and Goettingen's Digha Nikaya. Perhaps you could clarify your question. Are you asking if there i...
by BKh
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words
Replies: 46
Views: 32860

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

When you go to the monastery home page its hard to tell if its true Theravada or a synthesis of that and Mahayana. Could anyone add any information as to the nature of their mission. What a loving act of generosity to make these lectures available for free to those interested. I have not listened t...
by BKh
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you use audio sutta recordings?
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: How do you use audio sutta recordings?

Love the reading.. Please make it sound realistic as if the Buddha is giving a discourse..and have someone else read the part where the other asked him questions..Just a suggestion. But it is nice so far. I would love to listen to recordings like that. Not sure how this would be possible without a ...
by BKh
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: How Hard Is It To Learn Pali?
Replies: 8
Views: 4166

Re: How Hard Is It To Learn Pali?

I used my own dead-key keyboard layout for several years but then ran into some software that would not accept the keystrokes. Also, XP can be kind of fussy about using different keyboards(don't know if that is fixed in Win7) Now I recommend an Autohotkey script written by Bhante Anandajoti that you...
by BKh
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you use audio sutta recordings?
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

How do you use audio sutta recordings?

I'm interested in hearing how people make use of audio recordings of suttas(like the ones found on audtip.org etc.) Do you listen to them actively, or in the background? At home or when you are out (driving, commuting, etc)? Do you have a regular practice of listening every day? Do you read along wi...
by BKh
Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinaya Anthology
Replies: 10
Views: 2575

Re: Vinaya Anthology

As a point of clarification, the books titled "Vinaya Texts" vols 1-3 was translated by T.W. Rhys Davids and Herman Oldenberg. [1881-5] and seems to contain the patimokkha(rules only no stories) and the Khandakas. The Khandakas do contain background stories, but not to the patimokkha rules. If you s...
by BKh
Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dhammacakka Sutta in Pali
Replies: 6
Views: 3192

Re: Dhammacakka Sutta in Pali

When you say unabridged, do you mean a version that has the complete text for each of the heavenly realms mentioned at the end? The wiki link above seems to have them, but I suspect this is from the SLTP (Sri Lanka Tipitaka Project) version of the BJT(Buddha Jayanti edition) which is notorious for i...
by BKh
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom's Middle Length Discourses in .epub or .pdf
Replies: 1
Views: 1626

Wisdom's Middle Length Discourses in .epub or .pdf

I'm wondering if anyone has purchased the epub or pdf versions of the Wisdom Publications edition of the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha or any of the books in the Word of the Buddha series. I'm not talking about the Kindle/mobi edition but the .epub to be read on something like a Nook. I fou...
by BKh
Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!
Replies: 16
Views: 5376

Re: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!

I've been working on a website with tips encouraging people to develop a daily practice with the suttas. http://www.readingfaithfully.org As others have said, In the Buddha's Words in an excellent choice. If you are willing to commit to a half an hour a day of reading, you could also start right in ...
by BKh
Mon May 30, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fantastic free ebooks
Replies: 17
Views: 13284

Re: Fantastic free ebooks

I have compiled a list of Sutta e-books(epub/mobi) here, although not all are free: http://readingfaithfully.org/book-sources/sutta-pitaka-e-books-epub-mobi-kindle/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I'm surprised that Bhante Anandajoti's huge collection of epub/mobi English Sutta transl...