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by JiWe2
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ignoring jury duty request
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: Ignoring jury duty request

Yeah, living according to the laws/rules/regulations of one's surrounding community is usually good for one's peace of mind. And a peaceful mind is often beneficial in one's buddhist practice. This thread reminded me of Plato's Crito (tr. by G.M.A. Grube): SOCRATES: “Reflect now, Socrates,” the laws...
by JiWe2
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 71
Views: 3602

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

"Now the child has recognised the rubber ball not by the name that the world has given it, but by those factors included under 'name' in nāma-rūpa, namely feeling, perception, intention, contact and attention." "This shows that the definition of nāma in nāma-rūpa takes us back to the most fundament...
by JiWe2
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 71
Views: 3602

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

.... The only reference as a pre-Bhuddist text in yours galore, is the reference to the Bṛi. Up.6.5.3. And it has the meaning of **explained**, as in: "These white Yajuses (sacrificial formulas) are **explained** by Yājnavalkya". Here **explained** means: "in his view". As in "what he deems to be"....
by JiWe2
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 71
Views: 3602

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

In Pali, Akkheyya is the gerund of akkhāti (in SN 1.20 above) Akkhāti,[ā + khyā] - to declare, tell. Sanskrit, Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch: ākhyā (von khyā mit ā) f. Benennung, Name khyā — ā — 4) "benennen, Jmd" oder "Etwas als Etwas bezeichnen" ; mit zwei acc.: saptasāmopagī...
by JiWe2
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 71
Views: 3602

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

Those who did not register (like me!) need not fear. From the link that Mike gave: The last day to register was April 20. In late July/early August, we will publicly post all the content from this lecture series. :woohoo: Not sure when they made these Nibbāna Lectures of Bhikkhu Anālayo available, ...
by JiWe2
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'
Replies: 46
Views: 5769

Re: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'

The primary piece of evidence that Beckwith provides for the Buddha being Scythian is that the epithet Śakamuni, in its Gāndhārī spelling, could be inter- preted to mean ‘Sage of the Sakas’, i.e. an eastern branch of the Scythian people, rather than the usual ‘Sage of the Sakyans’, i.e. a clan that...
by JiWe2
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 25
Views: 500

Re: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?

"Whatever qualities there are in the first/second/third/fourth jhana — [...] — he ferreted them out one after another. Known to him they arose, known to him they remained, known to him they subsided. He discerned, 'So this is how these qualities, not having been, come into play. Having been, they v...
by JiWe2
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Introductory resources
Replies: 43
Views: 23520

Re: Introductory resources

The Life and Teachings of the Buddha, According to the oldest texts, Compiled from various sources by Allan R. Bomhard (2015) "This work started out as a revision of the 4th edition (1988) of The Buddha and His Teachings by Nārada Mahāthera (1898—1983). However, so many changes have been made and so...
by JiWe2
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Recommended reading
Replies: 46
Views: 27333

Re: Recommended reading

Buddhist Meditation In Theory and Practice A General Exposition According to the Pāḷi Canon of the Theravādin School Original Author Paravahera Vajirañāṇa Mahāthera (1962) New Edition Revised and Edited by Allan R. Bomhard (2010) "In preparing the Charleston Buddhist Fellowship edition of this manua...
by JiWe2
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Best metta teachers, talks and guided meditations?
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Best metta teachers, talks and guided meditations?

Bhante Sujato's 2007 Metta Meditation Course, based on Ajahn Maha Chatchai's method:

http://santifm.org/santi/downloads/Retr ... pfb-cat-33
by JiWe2
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suttanipata trans. by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi
Replies: 39
Views: 1113

Re: Suttanipata trans. by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi

A solitary rhino having a single horn <-> a solitary wanderer having a single aim?
by JiWe2
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Anicca, Dukkaha and Anatta pre-Buddhist teaching?
Replies: 17
Views: 659

Re: Are Anicca, Dukkaha and Anatta pre-Buddhist teaching?

The Anatta Lakkhana Sutta (https://suttacentral.net/pi/sn22.59) says, "..Vedanā anattā. Vedanā ca hidaṃ, bhikkhave, attā abhavissa, nayidaṃ vedanā ābādhāya saṃvatteyya, labbhetha ca vedanāya: ‘evaṃ me vedanā hotu, evaṃ me vedanā mā ahosī’ti. Yasmā ca kho, bhikkhave, vedanā anattā,." So, what is mea...
by JiWe2
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Anicca, Dukkaha and Anatta pre-Buddhist teaching?
Replies: 17
Views: 659

Re: Are Anicca, Dukkaha and Anatta pre-Buddhist teaching?

The Patama Adhamma Sutta in the Anguttara Nikaya (https://suttacentral.net/pi/an10.113) says:“Adhammo ca, bhikkhave, veditabbo anattho ca; dhammo ca veditabbo attho ca“.  It means: “Bhikkhus, it is to be comprehended that adhamma leads to anattä (helplessness), and dhamma leads to attä (refuge in ...
by JiWe2
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Clarification on Athma
Replies: 24
Views: 748

Re: Clarification on Athma

Again it's only… not-self Buddhism does not deny the existence of the soul. Yes we are trapped within sammuti sacca and paramatta sacca. Though there has to be one truth those who cannot go beyond the sammuti sacca will believe in a self. Those who go beyond and embrace the paramatta sacca will see...
by JiWe2
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Influential buddhism books from the last 100 years
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Influential buddhism books from the last 100 years

Hermann Oldenberg, 1881, Buddha, Sein Leben, seine Lehre, seine Gemeinde
tr. 1882, Buddha: his life, his doctrine, his order
https://archive.org/details/buddhalife00oldeuoft
by JiWe2
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: War with Syria???
Replies: 34
Views: 1657

Re: War with Syria???

When you eliminate the top dog, you'll end up with a bunch of mad dogs.

(Proven in Iraq and Libya, very likely in Syria.)
by JiWe2
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without silent present moment awareness...
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Without silent present moment awareness...

Ajaan Sao's Teaching: After he had left this level of concentration and came to see Ajaan Sao, he was told, "This level of concentration is fixed penetration (appana samadhi). You can rest assured that in this level of concentration there is no insight or knowledge of anything at all. There's only t...
by JiWe2
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Loka
Replies: 21
Views: 766

Re: Loka

Some 160+ pages of those other meanings in this pdf:
Loka World And Heaven In The Veda
Date of Publication
1966
Author
Gonda, J.
http://www.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/107717
by JiWe2
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where does the Abrahamic God (יְהֹוָה) "fit" in Buddhist cosmology?
Replies: 30
Views: 825

Re: Where does the Abrahamic God (יְהֹוָה) "fit" in Buddhist cosmology?

There's this passage in the Brahmajāla Sutta: 2. Partial-Eternalism (Ekaccasassatavāda): Views 5–8 38. "There are, bhikkhus, some recluses and brahmins who are eternalists in regard to some things and non-eternalists in regard to other things, and who on four grounds proclaim the self and the world ...
by JiWe2
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Understanding the thought process
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: Understanding the thought process

Here's a video with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi explaining it (starting from 17 min 40 s):
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(See table 4.1 on p.155 of the Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma)