Old News Archive
May 1999

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  • [30 May 1999]
    • Making the Dhamma Your Own, by Phra Ajaan Khamdee Pabhaso (1902-1984) Ajaan Khamdee was a student of Ajaan Singh Khantiyagamo, a senior disciple of Ajaan Mun. Taking up the life of a wandering monk, he sought out quiet places in various parts of northeastern Thailand until coming to Tham Phaa Puu (Grandfather Cliff Cave) in Loei province, near the Laotian border, in 1955. There he stayed for most of the remainder of his life.

      This booklet contains a collection of short passages excerpted from talks printed in a book distributed at Ajaan Khamdee's funeral in 1985.

    • Changes coming in Access to Insight's "look"... Over the next couple of weeks you will notice some changes in the navigation aids that appear on all the pages on the website. In the long run, these changes should make it easier for you to find your way around the website. But there may be a few glitches here and there while I install these changes, so please be patient...
  • [14 May 1999]
    • A Handful of Leaves update 1.04 is now available. Another update to the Handful of Leaves CD-ROM is now available for you to download. This update is a bit larger than previous ones, as it includes many corrections plus the Chanting Guide and the complete Itivuttaka. For details, see "Updating your copy of A Handful of Leaves" .

      I expect to release the next update sometime in June, 1999. (It turns out that producing updaters on a strict monthly schedule is a bit too much work for me.)

    • A new "Frequently-asked Questions" page. I've been cleaning up and reorganizing the online help and how-to files, and have created a new "Frequently-asked Questions" page. (These changes did not make it into update 1.04).
  • [7 May 1999]: A complete translation of the Itivuttaka is now available. The Itivuttaka is a book within the Pali canon's Khuddaka Nikaya, and consists of 112 short suttas in mixed prose and verse form. It covers a wide range of the Buddha's teachings — from the simplest to the most profound — in a form that is accessible, appealing, and to the point. A complete translation of the Itivuttaka (translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu) is now available online, and has been indexed (by subject, proper name, simile, and number) and cross-referenced to other texts on the website.