Old News Archive
June 1999

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  • [30 June 1999] From the Anguttara Nikaya:
  • [17 June 1999] Biography of Ven. Sariputta
    • The Life of Sariputta, by Nyanaponika Thera (BPS "Wheel" Publication No. 90). A biography of the "Marshal of the Dhamma," the Buddha's chief disciple, whom the Buddha praised for his deep wisdom, humility, patience, and forbearance.
  • [15 June 1999] A Single Mind, by Ajaan Fuang Jotiko
    • Encouragement and ammunition for those who would rather live a single, celibate life.
  • [13 June 1999] Itivuttaka: The Buddha's Sayings (John D. Ireland, trans.)
  • [9 June 1999]
    • The Customs of the Noble Ones, an essay by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
      A popular theory today maintains that the Buddha's teachings have survived all these years thanks to Buddhism's ability to adapt to the customs of whatever culture it finds itself at a particular moment in history. The history of the Thai forest Kammatthana tradition, however, stands in stark opposition to this notion. In fact, as the author argues in this essay, history suggests that the Dhamma truly survives only where people have been willing to adapt their own customs and habits so as to meet the Dhamma face-to-face, "on its own terms," in the wilderness.
  • [5 June 1999]
    • The Handful of Leaves CD-ROM (version 1.0) is now out of print.
      I have begun preparations for a second edition (version 2.0), to be released towards the end of 1999. In the meantime, I'll continue accepting your requests for CDs, and will gladly add your name to the waiting list for the next edition. Check back here from time to time for further announcements...
    • New "menu bars" on each page.
      I've finished installing the new "menu bars" across the top of each page on the website. I hope these will make it easier for you to find your way around. Some of you will, no doubt, miss the little icons at the top of the page, but take heart: the pages will now load a bit faster with the icons gone. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know.

      For a little more explanation about the menu bars, see the Help page .