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by BKh
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3390

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

PDFs of DN & MN are avalible here- https://bdkamerica.org/tripitaka-list/ They also sell very nice hardback books at a nice cost This is the Pali discussion forum and you keep posting links to non-Pali scriptures. Please be more transparent with what you are posting so people aren't misled. If ther...
by BKh
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3390

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

I just ordered this version of the Iti-Vuttaka for $20. Though it is clearly one of the early traslations (1884), I hope it is one of the better ones. -Michael Did you do any research on this book? I've never even heard of it. Really, You ought to be staying away from translations that are 136 year...
by BKh
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3390

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

I come from a Christian background and, so, more or less, a Bible is a Bible is a Bible. I am glad to know that the same is not the case with the Buddhist scriptures. Ahh. That tells us what kind of Christian you were! Some Christians feel that the King James Version is the only one that god approv...
by BKh
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3390

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

The books will be largely paperback and mostly not in mint condition, since I will be looking for the lowest prices. In addition, they won't be matching, but as long as they are all there... The Sutta Nippata So, I don't want to hamper your enthusiasm, but I'm not sure if your criterion (cheap and ...
by BKh
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3390

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

dharmatheway84 wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:41 am It should be a really nice experience and I should learn a lot as a new Buddhist.
If it's not, don't be thrown off. Not all monasteries are geared towards English speakers.

Do tell us how it goes.

Happy reading!
by BKh
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3390

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

Here are nearly all the suttas in English, free and open-source, in PDF. https://suttacentral.net/downloads I don't think they have pdfs there. Only Vinaya and Snp. Here is a link to Bhante Sujato's translations as PDFs as well as many others: https://readingfaithfully.org/sutta-pitaka-e-books-epub...
by BKh
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therigatha
Replies: 57
Views: 4004

Re: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therig

At least to me, it appears sort of contradictory; where bhikkhunis may start to imagine their refuge is wealthy lay secular benefactors rather than the Senior Sangha. At least to me, it is so bizarre Ven. Sujato is engaged in a public campaign against a book his own bhikkhuni recruits inherently en...
by BKh
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therigatha
Replies: 57
Views: 4004

Re: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therig

I don't see anyone calling for book burnings. Just integrity in publishing. And criticisms have mostly been related to the actions of the publisher and authour, not people's character. It has been there a bit, unfortunately. I also fail to see how this relates at all to support for Bhikkhuni ordinat...
by BKh
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therigatha
Replies: 57
Views: 4004

Re: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therig

An open letter to Shambhala Publications has been authored by Bodhipaksa of FakeBuddhaQuotes.com fame. It has 16 signatories. If you would like to add your own, you can leave a comment on the page

https://fakebuddhaquotes.com/an-open-le ... lications/
by BKh
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therigatha
Replies: 57
Views: 4004

Re: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therig

If anyone wants a detailed deep dive into the situation with The First Free Women, someone has written a very good account. It's long, though. https://lokanta.github.io/2021/01/21/curious-case/ Some highlights... In brief, Weingast’s book has been widely promoted and praised as being a new translati...
by BKh
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 26
Views: 4302

Re: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?

Also, do you happen to know anything about the considerations that might lead a monastery like Tisarana to be so supportive of bhikkhunis but not at least give more open voice to that? (I don't mean giving the level of support that Ajahn Brahm has given, just publicly stating what they seem to thin...
by BKh
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therigatha
Replies: 57
Views: 4004

Re: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therig

rascally Weingast fellow Interesting comment. I'm always fascinated with the way our thoughts shape our emotions and behavior. Might this train of thought be unconstructive? I'm also hoping that the discussion doesn't turn into personal attacks. However, if you take the time to read his poems and c...
by BKh
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therigatha
Replies: 57
Views: 4004

Re: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therig

coffeendonuts wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:17 pm Believe it or not, what Matty Weingast is doing was standard practice in the ancient world.
Could you elaborate on that. I'm curious.
by BKh
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therigatha
Replies: 57
Views: 4004

Re: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therig

For me (having looked at only one page of the book ) As for the title of this thread "counterfeit Dhamma" - I think that is not valid. It is more like monopoly money compared to real money - no one, except a toddler, is fooled into thinking it is real money. The stuff to worry about is the counterf...