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by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali term: Arañña
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Pali term: Arañña

This is taken from http://www.buddha-vacana.org/gloss.html#aranna" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; All references are taken from the Sutta Pitaka only. arañña : forest, wilderness. ♦ Arañña is one of nine vivitta senāsana (secluded lodgings) often cited in the suttas as proper places f...
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Grammatical parsing
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Grammatical parsing

Download the DPR from here , it will solve a lot of your problems. Arahaṃ=worthy one, or arahant, unstranslated svākkhāto means what you translated: well-expounded. su (well) + past participle of akkhāti (to declare, announce, tell) abhivādemi = I pay respect. abhivādeti=to salute, greet, welcome, h...
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Grammatical parsing
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Grammatical parsing

less expensive, I assume
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Not to be recollected": what is your take?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

"Not to be recollected": what is your take?

Hi Friends, I would like to know what is your opinion on the following matter: FIrst here are two quotes which are the subject of this discussion: katamo ca, bhikkhave, na anussaritabbo dhammo? micchādiṭṭhi . pe . micchāvimutti — ayaṃ vuccati, bhikkhave, na anussaritabbo dhammo. And what, bhikkhus, ...
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Not to be recollected": what is your take?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: "Not to be recollected": what is your take?

Perhaps what could be said is that since the word "dhamma" here is used with singular (dhammo) it refers to a teaching/doctrine, rather than to "things" in general, which would be a preferred interpretation if the word "dhamma" was used in plural (dhammā). But then AN 1...
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Grammatical parsing
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Grammatical parsing

by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4314

Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

The title has it all: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
by Buddha Vacana
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 4515

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

Perhaps the Buddha wanted to invite us all for a drink while standing, but the entire Sangha got the message wrong.
:toast:
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Not to be recollected": what is your take?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: "Not to be recollected": what is your take?

This website is useful in such cases: http://www.buddha-vacana.org/sutta/majjhima/mn002.html Sutavā ca kho, bhikkhave, ariyasāvako – ariyānaṃ dassāvī ariyadhammassa kovido ariyadhamme suvinīto, sappurisānaṃ dassāvī sappurisadhammassa kovido sappurisadhamme suvinīto – manasikaraṇīye dhamme pajānāti a...
by Buddha Vacana
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monasteries or Serious Practitioners in France
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Monasteries or Serious Practitioners in France

Do you speak French? If so you can try the facebook group "Le Bouddhisme du Bouddha..la fin de la souffrance." But only if you can speak French. The moderator is pretty strong on this. There is very little as serious monasteries in France. You will find a number of pagodas around Paris, wh...
by Buddha Vacana
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Important! Get the real meaning!
Replies: 91
Views: 4432

Re: Important! Get the real meaning!

My experience has been that there are wonderful teachers around who will correct our understanding, if it is off the mark. Practicing solo always carries a lot of extra risk since it is so easy to get lost in the brambles and there may be no one to set us straight. But practicing with a Sangha and ...
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

:candle: For all those who have been victims of this terrible tragedy. I would like to also light e-candles for all those who have been experiencing over the past few days in Zimbabwean prisons what president Mugabe means by "full wrath of the law"; for the Turkish soldiers who have been o...
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

The intention of this thread was to highlight what was going on at the time and to recollect the brahmaviharas. It was never to limit our attention to some at the exclusion of others. I did not mean to condemn the message in the OP, empathy is always a good thing, I just wanted to highlight that we...
by Buddha Vacana
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4314

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

The question is problematic. I think there is an implicit assumption that you are making that one is a hypocrite if one doesnt 'militate' against abortion while at the same time seeking action on climate change. And if I am correct about the implicit assumption - I don't accept it. Well, you are no...
by Buddha Vacana
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

I thought it could be worthwhile providing some context for the statement below, as I live myself not very far from Nice in a town that has a very large Muslim community, and I have seen this pattern arising in myself (in all kinds of cases, not specially with Muslims), despite constant practice, so...
by Buddha Vacana
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4314

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

judge and dictate what women do with their bodies, The usual argument. Is the fetus a mere part of the mother's body, or is it actually a separate being? The Vinaya suggests a pretty clear answer which no Buddhist can safely choose to ignore. especially if an innocent young girl has been traumatise...
by Buddha Vacana
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4314

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

Why should abortion be the only solution in case of gang rape? Since we are talking about state laws, another solution would be to help the mother take care of the child, or if she really doesn't want him, he could still be taken care of in an orphanage. A comment from the Dalai Lama: “Of course, ab...
by Buddha Vacana
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4314

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

As I have already said, there are other solutions to the problem of rape than killing, and both the needs of the mother and the child can be taken care of by the community. So, what are you doing now to take care of these rape victim women and their children who are fathered by rape and violence in...
by Buddha Vacana
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 4314

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

Why should abortion be the only solution in case of gang rape? Since we are talking about state laws, another solution would be to help the mother take care of the child, or if she really doesn't want him, he could still be taken care of in an orphanage. Have you ever been raped? Do you know anyone...

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