Old News Archive
May-August 2001

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  • [24 June 2001] Short passage from the Mahavagga
  • [15 June 2001] At last — a search engine!
    • I've finally installed a search engine on the website. Please give it a try and let me know if you have any trouble using it. Eventually I'll put links to the search engine at strategic points throughout the website, but for now you can always find it on the Help page.
  • [25 May 2001] Talk by Ajaan Lee
    • Loyalty to Your Meditation, by Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo. Ajaan Lee tells two pointed and poignant stories to illustrate the importance of sticking to your chosen meditation object during meditation.
  • [21 May 2001] From the Anguttara Nikaya
  • [17 May 2001] Repairs completed
    • I've just about finished with the latest round of repairs to the website. If you encounter any broken links, please let me know. Thanks for your patience.
  • [9 May 2001] Lots of minor changes underway
    • Over the next week or so I'll be making changes to hundreds of files on the website. Most of these changes are very minor (rearranging file locations, for example), and should be invisible to you. If you run into any problems (broken links, etc.), please let me know. If you're accustomed to downloading the entire website whenever I make changes, I recommend that you wait until this round of modifications is finished, since I'll be creating new bulk files at least once a day. I'll post a message here when I'm all done.
  • [3 May 2001] From the Suttavibhanga of the Vinaya:
    • Verañjabhanavara (Svib I.1) — The Brahman of Verañja [Sean Whittle, trans.]. In the first part of this passage, a brahman scolds the Buddha for showing disrespect by not bowing down to brahmans. The Buddha's skillful answer convinces the brahman himself to become one of the Buddha's followers. In the second part, the Buddha explains the origin of the Patimokkha.
  • [3 May 2001] Two talks by Ajaan Suwat:
    • Blatantly Clear in the Heart, by Ajaan Suwat Suvaco, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. A short talk on the development of virtue, concentration, and discernment. Keep practicing until these qualities become clear in your own heart!
    • Disenchantment, by Ajaan Suwat Suvaco, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. A talk given at the start of a meditation session, in which Ajaan Suwat explains how to strenghten mindfulness and develop the disenchantment needed for discernment to arise.