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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: 322

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 w...
by JiWe2
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Understanding the thought process
Replies: 7
Views: 195

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)
by JiWe2
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: abhidhammic perspective on delusion
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: abhidhammic perspective on delusion

Early Buddhist perspective on the origination of ignorance: The Taints 70. In the section on the taints, with the arising of ignorance (avijjasamudaya): Here ignorance is a condition for the taint of sensual desire and the taint of being by way of decisive support, etc.; (it is a condition) for the ...
by JiWe2
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interpenetrationality
Replies: 89
Views: 3564

Re: Interpenetrationality

I'm not sure about the opinions of Theravadins, but here's some opinions by David L. McMahan: David L. McMahan, A Brief History of Interdependence or http://www.shin-ibs.edu/publications/pacific-world/pacific-world-third-series-number-10-fall-2008/ First (in his article), there's " Dependent Or...
by JiWe2
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism resources
Replies: 160
Views: 49300

Re: Early Buddhism resources

XII. Mark Allon, (Out of Stock) Available Online
Style and Function: A study of the dominant stylistic features of the prose portions of Pali canonical sutta texts and their mnemonic function (1997). Paper, xiv, 394 pages. ISBN 4-906267-40-8. 3,200 yen.
by JiWe2
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Chanjing Meditation Manuals
Replies: 3
Views: 2238

Re: Chanjing Meditation Manuals

Perhaps a related Deleanu study with pdf-files available here: http://www.icabs.ac.jp/publication/2-7-2.html XX. Florin Deleanu, (Out of Stock) Available Online: Vol. I, Vol. II The Chapter on the Mundane Path (Laukikamarga) in the Sravakabhumi: A Trilingual Edition (Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese), Ann...
by JiWe2
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Learning Thai Online?
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Learning Thai Online?

Some links: Old Foreign Service Institute Thai Language Course, free and with audio tapes, available on several sites: http://www.thailanguagewiki.com/ https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/oldfsi/languages/thai.html https://www.livelingua.com/project/fsi/Thai/ Something more modern, a website: h...
by JiWe2
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Critiques of the Buddhadhamma
Replies: 59
Views: 1703

Re: Critiques of the Buddhadhamma

Kumārila Bhaṭṭa's Slokavartika on omniscient person and the authenticity of Buddhist Scriptures: https://archive.org/details/slokavartika015341mbp p.38- (pdf 109/644) 116. “Inasmuch as the assumption by others (the Banddhas) of an omniscient Person, as also that of the absence of human agency in the...
by JiWe2
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 64
Views: 2512

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

A quote from Joseph Walser's "Nagarjuna in Context: Mahayana Buddhism and Early Indian Culture", p.226-227: Nagarjuna and the Sarvastivadin Abhidharma The most obvious abhidharma references in Nagarjuna’s works are clearly his attacks on certain Sarvastivadin tenets . These attacks occur p...
by JiWe2
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 64
Views: 2512

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

Actually, upon rereading the wiki, it appears that a certainly scholar named David Kalupahana believes that the Abhidhamma being refuted by Nagarjuna wasn't even the same Abhidhamma that the modern Theravada sect holds in their canon. Who knows though? Nagarjuna was responding, not to the Theravada...
by JiWe2
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The connection we have with each other
Replies: 39
Views: 1144

Re: The connection we have with each other

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Impermanent forms of dirt caused by similar processes of attachment. That's what "we" are and that's the connection we have with each other.
by JiWe2
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 64
Views: 2512

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

Historically, one of the oldest Mahayana sutras is Pratyutpanna-Buddha-Sammukhavasthita- Samadhi-Sutra or "The Samadhi of Direct Encounter with the Buddhas of the Present". Here are some opinions by Paul Harrison and I hope that some of these are useful here. Harrison, Paul M. 1990. The Sa...
by JiWe2
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Pali Bodhicitta
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Pali Bodhicitta

Is there a Pali/Theravada equivalent to the Mahayana concept of Bodhicitta (the mindset of formulating a non-regressing-in-this-lifetime utter resolution and determination to follow and expound the teachings of Buddha for the benefit of all)? I realize that bodhicitta , as a concept, often pre-assu...

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