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by mikenz66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation timer app?
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Meditation timer app?

I like this very simple timer with a nice bell tone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.yuttadhammo.BodhiTimer&hl=en All it does is time. Plays a quiet bell at the start and a louder bell three times at the end. While any tone would be fine for personal use, a pleasant tone is handy i...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza

This discussion from Dhamma Wheel might be of interest: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=13382

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 3375

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

I think this post is the first one to actually start to approach the core problem. The problem with funding is easily circumvented by focusing on lay clergy, whether in the Japanese or Tibetan style, but this does nothing to overcome the hurdle associated with the relevance of lay or monastic pries...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the difference between trance and meditation?
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: What's the difference between trance and meditation?

I don't think I have ever seen the word trance used in a text related to Buddhism, much less being used interchangeably with meditation. Since most of the definitions of trance imply that it is some kind of stupefied state, it is probably irrelevant to any meaningful kind of meditation. Some of the...
by mikenz66
Thu May 31, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Missing the Wheel graphic on my tab labels.
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Missing the Wheel graphic on my tab labels.

I'm not getting the "Wheel" graphic on the tabs on my browser (Chrome 67.0.3396.62) on DharmaWheel, whereas I still get it on DhammaWheel.
See Screenshot...

Mike
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by mikenz66
Tue May 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Samyukta-agama Discourse
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Samyukta-agama Discourse

As Bhikkhu Bodhi notes in his translation of the sutta, the story is told in more elaborate form in the Vinaya: https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-bu-vb-pj3

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue May 15, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Samyukta-agama Discourse
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Samyukta-agama Discourse

Do you happen to the the number of the sūtra in question or its location in the saṃyuktāgama? Pretty sure the it is SN 54.9 in the pali. SA 809 in the agamas. See SuttaCentral, which lists them as parallels. https://suttacentral.net/sn54.9 Pali https://suttacentral.net/sa809 Chinese :heart: Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Looking for good books for learning Pali
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Looking for good books for learning Pali

You might find some useful advice here:
https://dhammawheel.com/viewforum.php?f=23

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Nerd humor in gravitational physics
Replies: 23
Views: 1981

Re: Nerd humor in gravitational physics

It seems probable that most of the grand underlying principles [of physics] have been firmly established … An eminent physicist remarked that the future truths of physical science are to be looked for in the sixth place of decimals. Well - that didn't work out. Indeed. That quote is up there with, ...
by mikenz66
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Starring Grigoris at 1:39
Replies: 31
Views: 2151

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Punya wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:56 am
Accent? What accent? And no NZ that I can detect.
There is some NZ accent there in the background.

But it's probably most apparent to native down-under people... :tongue:

Nice interview, Greg, you present really well!

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 612
Views: 30086

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Hell, in New Zealand, for example, even the police did not carry weapons. It was the SWAT team's job to deal with armed criminals. Yes, it's really a very different atmosphere. Here we have lower-level controversies over such things as whether the police tasering of someone running amok with a knif...
by mikenz66
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 43
Views: 3484

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Since I still see problems, there must be others with the same difficulties, so I'm posting my experience. I have no problem with this site, but, even now, several days after the IP has changed, I cannot connect to dhammawheel.com from work (using the same laptop that works fine with my home ISP). T...
by mikenz66
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: what the buddha didn't teach
Replies: 20
Views: 1970

Re: what the buddha didn't teach

There are different schools of thought, but even from a purely historical viewpoint, no one actually knows the limits of what Shakyamuni taught. This is not a point of view you will find heavily represented on this particular site at any rate, being a site for Mahayana folk. You might want to check...
by mikenz66
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?
Replies: 42
Views: 2593

Re: Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?

I guess I'm wondering what the motivation is. If it is to be more resilient in a crisis, then being off the grid one thing. If the idea is to be long-term independent of the grid then you won't have devices such as solar cells and high-tech batteries.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?
Replies: 42
Views: 2593

Re: Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?

Things like solar panels, D.i.Y wind turbines, batteries for storage and good permaculture know how mean that living off grid is as realistic as you're willing to commit to the lifestyle changes. There's a bunch ofp stuff on YouTube. Both traditional homesteads and more modernized approaches. Pardo...
by mikenz66
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 100
Views: 4860

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

Hi Johnny, It does if we are dealing with meditative experiences that are not covered by a secular approach to meditation..all experiences will be filtered through that lens. Can you explain how it is limiting? This may seem completely obvious to you, in which case it should be a simple matter to ex...
by mikenz66
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Monk caught at love motel with woman and drugs
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Re: Monk caught at love motel with woman and drugs

What's really disturbing is that the girl was wearing a "Yeezy for president" t-shirt: That's probably just a result of manufacturing over-runs being dumped locally. You can find all kinds of stuff in street markets in Asia, and I've seen people in Thailand wearing various t-shirts with messages th...
by mikenz66
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Language
Topic: How to copy Tibetan from PDF?
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: How to copy Tibetan from PDF?

Hi dharmabum9, This is a perennial problem with special characters. Many Pali or Sanskrit PDFs also give gibberish when copied. This problem is solved with newer encoding schemes, but files generated with older software will continue to be problematical. Older software mapped character codes above 1...
by mikenz66
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Approach in the West: Scientific vs Spiritual?
Replies: 113
Views: 6514

Re: Approach in the West: Scientific vs Spiritual?

Yes, exactly. For normal civil and mechanical engineering, like sending a rocket to the moon, or building a bridge, Newton's laws are perfectly fine. It would be a huge waste of effort to use the relativistic equations. On the other hand, you need to apply both special and general relativistic corre...
by mikenz66
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Approach in the West: Scientific vs Spiritual?
Replies: 113
Views: 6514

Re: Approach in the West: Scientific vs Spiritual?

I would like to add that this is pretty much true for any teacher trying to teach any bunch of willing adults anything at all , whether it yoga or tennis or calligraphy: you have to start from where the students are at and introduce skills and concepts at the best rate they can absorb them. Teachin...

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