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by mikenz66
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: The Perfectly Imperfect Beyond Perfection/Imperfection (Zen) Buddha
Replies: 70
Views: 8830

Re: The Perfectly Imperfect Beyond Perfection/Imperfection (Zen) Buddha

Yes, it would be useful to clarify whether Jundo meant
Jñāna (Sanskrit; Pali: ñāṇa) a term for "knowledge" in Indian philosophy and religion.
or
Dhyāna (Sanskrit) or Jhāna (Pali), which are terms for meditation in general, or meditative absorption/unification in particular.

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Discourse - alternative forum software
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

Re: Discourse - alternative forum software

Here's a Buddhist example:
https://discourse.suttacentral.net/

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why digging out old topics?
Replies: 36
Views: 3028

Re: Why digging out old topics?

I tend to bore into threads and comment on them as that is a common practice in tech forums. A useful piece of information might be found back in a post from 1998. Somebody might have posted something in 1998 and they are following that thread, and are thrilled when some piece of tech wizzardry is ...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road
Replies: 31
Views: 4603

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road

To me, the really nice thing about this series, particularly the latest one and the second one (Road Warrior), was that they deliberately downplayed explanation of what was happening. The viewer has to learn, with Max, what is going on, as things happen. This analysis of Max's first scene in Road Wa...
by mikenz66
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: New Zealand recognizes all animals as sentient beings
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: New Zealand recognizes all animals as sentient beings

Yes, and I believe that that live export to the middle east stopped some time ago.

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Sun May 24, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist leaders convene at White House
Replies: 12
Views: 2128

Buddhist leaders convene at White House

Washington Post: A political awakening for Buddhists? 125 U.S. Buddhist leaders to meet at the White House. Are we about to enter the era of the political Buddhist? On Thursday about 125 U.S. Buddhist leaders from across the spectrum will gather in Washington for what organizers say may be the bigg...
by mikenz66
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Canon in Mahayana & Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

Re: The Canon in Mahayana & Theravada

Hi Shamati, The Theravada Canon is the only complete canon (and commentaries) from the early sects that has been preserved by a currently existing sect, so in that sense it has a special place. However, there are Canons (incomplete as I understand it) from other early sects, preserved in Chinese, Sa...
by mikenz66
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do enlightened beings still scratch at itches?
Replies: 27
Views: 2659

Re: Do enlightened beings still scratch at itches?

Yes. But if there is no relief they won't get upset by it. And an itch is a very minor thing. It's interesting to note that Theravadan monk Ajahn Brahm claims that arahants still experience physical suffering in Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond . This view also seems to be supported by Ajahn Brahmali ...
by mikenz66
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: No Big Bang?
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: No Big Bang?

Hi Jesse, The model still has a big bang. They still have the universe expanding from 14 billion years ago until now (but with some technical modifications). The key point you are referring to is that there is a possibility of understanding what happened before the big bang. The simplest models have...
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: Buddhist Fiction

Burdett also wrote some sequels:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Burde ... shed_works

I read a couple of them before I knew much about Buddhism, but do remember them as being fun...

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the historical Buddha taught Vajrayana Tantra?
Replies: 113
Views: 13461

Re: Did the historical Buddha taught Vajrayana Tantra?

Here are some references to Tantric practices in Thailand, etc.
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10503" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6599" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alternative Biographies of the Buddha?
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Alternative Biographies of the Buddha?

Hi Concordiadiscordi, This is an interesting question. The query I would have is whether the details you are talking about come from the Sarvāstivādin sutras, or from their commentaries. The Theravada commentaries contain much more detail than the suttas. For example the "touching the earth" story i...
by mikenz66
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bhikshu vs Bhikshuni Precepts/Vinaya
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Bhikshu vs Bhikshuni Precepts/Vinaya

The Theravada Patimokkha rules are summarised here:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: What is the Sutra that talks about what to trust
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: What is the Sutra that talks about what to trust

AN 3.65, Kalama Sutta If you read it, you might see that it's more nuanced than "Don't trust something because your told, don't trust ritual and history, don't trust tradition, don't trust sacred texts, don't trust logic, etc." That's very true. Here are some articles about the sutta: A Look at the...
by mikenz66
Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...

Seems to be working properly for me at this point, after several weeks of needing to manually "mark forums read"...

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...

My problems have returned. I have to manually set the forum as read (i.e. thereads do not get marked as read).

Anyone else still having these issues?

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...

OK the "Mark Forums Read" button from the Home page seems to have cleared up the problem for me... :twothumbsup:

:woohoo:

Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...

OK, I used the "mark all forums read" option and at least in this thread it knows I've read the last post. Just have to wait for someone to post again to test...

Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...

I guess we'll just have to wait...

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...

I feel better knowing I'm not alone... :consoling:

:anjali:
Mike

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