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by mikenz66
Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...
Replies: 16
Views: 4376

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: 4376

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: 4376

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: 4376

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: 4376

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: 4376

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

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

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...
Replies: 16
Views: 4376

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

I'm having some difficulty with how the board is keeping track of threads for me. Normally, threads with unread posts have an orange square on the left of the thread title, and clicking on that takes you to the first unread post. For a day or two: 1. Clicking on the square takes me to the first post...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is there anyone home?
Replies: 199
Views: 17775

Re: Is there anyone home?

... Interestingly, when confronted with direct questions about the metaphysics of the self, the Buddha often chose to maintain silence. A famous example is found in the Ananda Sutta: Having taken a seat to one side, Vacchagotta the wanderer said to the Master, "Now then, Venerable Gotama, is there ...
by mikenz66
Sat May 17, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question of Questions of King Milinda
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: Question of Questions of King Milinda

Hi Bhadantacariya, As I'm sure you're aware, the questioning is aimed at the concept of self, which is clear from what precedes it, and by the sutta quote embedded into it: You say that you are called Nāga­sena; now what is that Nāgasena? Is it the hair?” “I don’t say that, great king.” “Is it then ...
by mikenz66
Thu May 15, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist)
Replies: 56
Views: 7897

Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist)

More discussion here: http://io9.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-slammed-for-dismissing-philosophy-a-1575178224?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Personally, I wish ...
by mikenz66
Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Versions of the Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 21
Views: 3423

Re: Versions of the Sutta-Nipata

And Bhikkhu Bodhi has some talks on a few of the Suttas here: http://bodhimonastery.org/sutta-nipata.html

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Versions of the Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 21
Views: 3423

Re: Versions of the Sutta-Nipata

Hi DoubleDragon, Most of the Sutta Nipata is here: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/index.html A different tranlation of the fifth chapter is here: http://suttacentral.net/sp There are some other translation of the 4th and 5th chapters out there as well. See also: http://www.dhammawhee...
by mikenz66
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: When did "mindfulness" become "mindfulness"?
Replies: 22
Views: 4899

Re: When did "mindfulness" become "mindfulness"?

As has been pointed out by two posters already, use of "mindfulness" as a translation of "sati" goes back to the earliest translations of the Pali Canon, back in the mid to late 1800s. This is easily verified from the links given above and and a quick scan through translations published over the pas...
by mikenz66
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why theravada reject mahayana sutra
Replies: 32
Views: 5452

Re: Why theravada reject mahayana sutra

Hm, thanks for the compliment but I´m still a basic learner. In my understanding, "true Buddhists" don´t have this separation between traditions (never been on Dhamma Wheel). Dharma Wheel and Dhamma Wheel are owned by the same guy. He gave us two different sandboxes to play in so the children would...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 3769

Re: Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Thanks for the clarification, Venerable. I was thinking of people I have come across personally, such as expat kiwi Paul Harrison (now at Stanford) and comments I've read or heard from American academics who are practitioners. It did seem that the situation was rather different in Asia, but perhaps ...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 3769

Re: Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

It is interesting that there seem to be a lot of "amateurs" (non-academics) who have a lot of knowledge that the western academic community doesn't seem to have much of a grasp of. A big difference between Buddhist studies in the West and other areas, such as science or engineering, is that the acad...
by mikenz66
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 3769

Re: Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Shi Huifeng wrote: There is a Chogyam Trungpa, nearly half a page. No Hsuan Hua / Xuanhua?
That's your avatar, isn't it Will? :(

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 3769

Re: Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Some comments from Shi Huifeng, who was happy to have his Facebook "first impressions" reproduced. [One or two of the lines are from others, but generally I've tried to just reproduce Shi Huifengs comments, with some editing to make it flow..] Just received my very impressive copy of <The Princeton ...
by mikenz66
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advice for the young layperson
Replies: 15
Views: 2157

Re: Advice for the young layperson

Hi flowerbudh, You might find the talks by Ajahn Vayama, a Theravada Nun in Western Australia, interesting. She was Abbot of the Nuns' Monastery there until 2011. I've always found her talks inspiring. http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/downloads/itemlist/category/36-ajahn-vayama.html Some of the talks ar...
by mikenz66
Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Gregory Schopen - Demon or Medicine or...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Re: Gregory Schopen - Demon or Medicine or...?

Here are some related discussions on DhammaWheel: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1605 http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9715#p149300 http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8468#p132674 http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12663&start=40#p191905 :anj...

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