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by Caodemarte
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary

The OP also asked for a language with many loan words from Pali. ....I am looking for a language to study(as a hobby) that not only has many Pali(and Sanskrit loanwords) but also has been influenced by Buddhism as a whole(sayings,cultural aspsects ect.). What modern spoken languages have many Pali l...
by Caodemarte
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary

The closest to Pali, Sinhalese and Bengali, are very closely related to each other (the Sinhalese and Bengali are apparently the same ethnic group) I would think Sinhalese would have many, many more Pali loan words and much more Pali influence. My own experience is that Sinhalese is not so hard to ...
by Caodemarte
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary

The closest to Pali, Sinhalese and Bengali, are very closely related to each other (the Sinhalese and Bengali are apparently the same ethnic group) I would think Sinhalese would have many, many more Pali loan words and much more Pali influence. My own experience is that Sinhalese is not so hard to l...
by Caodemarte
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?
Replies: 63
Views: 1956

Re: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?

...The unnamed "commentators" you refer to have as much merit is a gossip column... Well, so much for the work of Buddhists for the last 2,500 years including modern Theravadins like the late great scholar Kalupahana and modern non-Buddhist scholars like T.R.V. Murthi. And so much for the hope of a...
by Caodemarte
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?
Replies: 63
Views: 1956

Re: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?

...... as your latest view. This is not what I am saying about how I understand the reference is seen in traditional Buddhism at all. Murthi and other commentators explain why saying these two are “wrong views” misses the point. I trust they are over-complicating it; into Mahayana Taoist non-concep...
by Caodemarte
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?
Replies: 63
Views: 1956

Re: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?

According to the T.R.V. Murti (in his classic Central Philosophy of Buddhism; A Study of the Madhyamika System ) and most traditional and modern commentary: it is incorrect to say that one or both are correct views (by themselves as alternatives, in synthesis, or in some kind of alternating way). B...
by Caodemarte
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?
Replies: 63
Views: 1956

Re: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?

According to the T.R.V. Murti (in his classic Central Philosophy of Buddhism; A Study of the Madhyamika System ) and most traditional and modern commentary: it is incorrect to say that one or both are correct views (by themselves as alternatives, in synthesis, or in some kind of alternating way). Be...
by Caodemarte
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New translations from Kalavinka
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Will wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Caodemarte wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Good news! Thank you.

I see one chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra is listed. I thought there were plans for a publication of a complete translation by Kalavinka Press and BDK. Any word on what happened to that?
It is happening - just v e r y slowly...
🙏
by Caodemarte
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New translations from Kalavinka
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Good news! Thank you.

I see one chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra is listed. I thought there were plans for a publication of a complete translation by Kalavinka Press and BDK. Any word on what happened to that?
by Caodemarte
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Boran kammatthana
Replies: 21
Views: 3881

Re: Boran kammatthana

Historically speaking, isn't boran kammatthana regarded as a survival of Hindu tantracism which flourished id SE Asia before Buddhist tantracism replaced it to be replaced in turn by Theravada as politics, dynasties and royal support shifted ?
by Caodemarte
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brahm and Catherine on Jhana
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Brahm and Catherine on Jhana

Thank you.
by Caodemarte
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 32
Views: 1856

Re: Adolf Hitler

My understanding of this subject is very rudimentary. So I may be referring to “my understanding” repeatedly. I trust that there are members here with sophisticated knowledge of the subject. Adolf Hitler took acquisition of many Buddhist concepts. In fact, Mr. Nietzsche had a few opinions on Buddhi...
by Caodemarte
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mara and Satan
Replies: 27
Views: 888

Re: Mara and Satan

Mara has no equivalent in Satan. The evolution of the idea of Satan is interesting. As I recall, Shaitan, which becomes “Satan,” is actually the name of the Persian secret police as he (or they) is depicted in the Book of Job. Over time Satan becomes singular and an active force for evil in Christia...
by Caodemarte
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vinaya Ordination for Zen Priest.
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Vinaya Ordination for Zen Priest.

This is very difficult to understand. There is no reason for priests to follow the formal rules for monks. Japanese “clergy” are typically priests, not monks. .. . the idea is that you go take over a parish temple, usually your father's and raise family there and perform ceremonies. My angle is adm...