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by echalon
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chart of the Interconnections of the Seven Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Chart of the Interconnections of the Seven Sets

I put together a quick chart of (at least the obvious interconnections) between the Seven Sets referred to by Thanissaro Bhikkhu as the "Wings to Awakening". I figured at least some here might find it useful. Please let me know what you think, and enjoy!
seven_sets_circle_with_english.pdf
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by echalon
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: nominative plural of mūla?
Replies: 0
Views: 550

nominative plural of mūla?

Could someone give me a confirmation of whether the standard nominative plural of "mūla" is "mūlāni"? I'm specifically looking at the usage of "akusalamūlāni", and since I believe "mūla" is a neuter noun I think the nominative plural should be "mūlāni", though I think I may also have seen just "mūlā...
by echalon
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: removal, abandonment of desire and lust (MN 13)
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: removal, abandonment of desire and lust (MN 13)

Hi Dan, this is actually something you can find out for yourself with the right resources. You can find one version of the Pali text at http://studies.worldtipitaka.org/tipitaka/9M/2/2.3 . I don't have Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation, so I was looking at http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.013...
by echalon
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: interlinear version of the Anattalakkhana Sutta
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: interlinear version of the Anattalakkhana Sutta

Manapa wrote:it looks OK, although there are some english missing from the pali!
I was noticing that as I went through. Could you point to the places where you noticed this happening?
by echalon
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: interlinear version of the Anattalakkhana Sutta
Replies: 3
Views: 801

interlinear version of the Anattalakkhana Sutta

I've put together an interlinear version of the Anattalakkhana Sutta based on Thanissaro Bhikkhu's English translation and the pali text from the World Tipitaka (http://studies.worldtipitaka.org/tipitaka/13S3/1/1.2/1.2.1/1.2.1.7" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). Can anyone glance thro...
by echalon
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "nonattached attachment"
Replies: 3
Views: 434

"nonattached attachment"

I just read a wonderful interview with John Welwood, entitled "Human Nature, Buddha Nature", found at http://www.tricycle.com/interview/human-nature-buddha-nature . I especially liked his description of "nonattached attachment" and the distinction between the healthier vs less healthy ways of relati...
by echalon
Thu May 19, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why things are impermanent
Replies: 23
Views: 2178

Re: Why things are impermanent

I'm thinking that things are impermanent because there is an element of volition in every sense-experience and when one tries to possess the object that volition is no longer there nor is the experience. What do you think? What kinds of things are you thinking about that would require this kind of ...
by echalon
Sun May 15, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: evening chanting with syllable length and pitch
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: evening chanting with syllable length and pitch

mikenz66 wrote:I'd prefer something "lighter", maybe an open circle
Having circles for length and tone got confusing, but how about this?
by echalon
Fri May 13, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: evening chanting with syllable length and pitch
Replies: 4
Views: 256

evening chanting with syllable length and pitch

For those of you who also enjoy chanting the evening chanting along with the audio from the Abhayagiri Monastery ( http://www.abhayagiri.org/index.php/main/media ), I have made a resource that you may enjoy. I have made a transcript of the chanting, separated by syllable, which shows the syllable le...
by echalon
Sat May 07, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sixth precept and percentage of a monk's day
Replies: 20
Views: 1298

sixth precept and percentage of a monk's day

Thinking about the sixth precept, I realize I don't have a good idea of what abstaining from food after noon looks like for a typical monk's schedule. How long does a monk's day usually last? About what proportion of a monk's day is over by the time they eat their midday meal (e.g. half? 60%? 40%?)....
by echalon
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The idea of Theravāda; its currency, and its relation to Sou
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: The idea of Theravāda; its currency, and its relation to Sou

I write this post mainly to point out some recent publications that may be of interest to readers of this forum, and which relate to the topics I just discussed. The first one is an article by Prof.Peter Skilling: Skilling, P. (2009) ‘Theravāda in History’, Pacific World, Third Series, no. 11: pp.6...
by echalon
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 6 Realms
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Re: 6 Realms

In general, the Access to Insight subject index can help with these kinds of questions. For example: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index-su ... tml#planes
by echalon
Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 6 Realms
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Re: 6 Realms

Are you talking about the "Six Domains" described at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desire_rea ... ix_Domains?
by echalon
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Preparing space
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Preparing space

In reading about Wicca, I noticed many ritual elements designed to create sacred space, to make the space and by extension the mind properly prepared for contemplation. This makes me wonder, what do you do to prepare your space and get yourself in the right frame of mind for meditation? For me, I've...
by echalon
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: New Transliterated Pali/Sanskrit IME
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: New Transliterated Pali/Sanskrit IME

I could create something that would run inside your browser, if that's acceptable. I've done things like this in the past, where the program either converts a whole set of input, or (a little harder) converts your text as you type. But again, that would only be inside of a webpage. If you're willing...
by echalon
Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: not the only one
Replies: 2
Views: 376

not the only one

I have a question on one particular repetition within the Upajjhatthana Sutta . Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, it reads as follows: Now, a disciple of the noble ones considers this: 'I am not the only one subject to aging, who has not gone beyond aging. To the extent that there are beings — past ...
by echalon
Wed May 12, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Confirmations on three marks scripture? Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: Confirmations on three marks scripture? Help!

jglennie, can you post an image of how those words look to you? Just because they look fine on my computer, with my fonts and setup, does not mean they display right on another computer. Also, are you going for any particular kind of declension? I don't know enough Pali to be able to give you a clea...
by echalon
Tue May 04, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "visiting" nibbana and "seeing" buddha
Replies: 8
Views: 759

"visiting" nibbana and "seeing" buddha

I was just reading the foreword to Nibbāna: Nibbāna as self or not self (linked at http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4265" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). In this foreword, Dr. Phra Rajyanvisith (not the author of the entire book), Abbot of Wat Luang Phor Sodh Dhammakay...
by echalon
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: conventions for pitch in chanting?
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: conventions for pitch in chanting?

in case anyone doesn't know the Queens (or Kings) English is a pseudonym for Received Pronunciation or BBC English, the standard form of English either written or spoken, not regional meaning, dialect, or slang terms. it is not a term which denotes off-shoot languages such as Scottish, or American ...
by echalon
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: conventions for pitch in chanting?
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: conventions for pitch in chanting?

Is it possible to derive the tone solely from the Pali syllable, with no explicit tone marks, like in that webpage? Yes, part of learning to read Thai script is the tone rules... Which are quite complicated as you can see from the "Tone Rule Summary" table on that page you linked to: http://www.tha...