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by ToVincent
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

You should ask our mutual friend and associate about how he interprets "dharmāṇa" in like of his above theories, IMO. You could also read about the use of ṇa in Chandogya Up. 7.13.1 smaro vāvākāśādbhūyastasmādyadyapi bahava āsīranna smaranto naiva te kaṃcana śṛṇuyurna manvīranna vijānīranyadā vāva ...
by ToVincent
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

When you add the participial kṛt affix ण ṇa, to the root वा √ vā, to make the noun निर्वाण nirvāṇa, you still have to give the affix a meaning. In the word nirvāṇa, there is the meaning of the preposition, the root, and the affix. So, strictly speaking, the affix is not a noun, but it has this mean...
by ToVincent
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

First, my first comment referred to your derivation of nirvāṇa as "Nir+vā+ņa", where you interpreted ņa as knowledge. I replied that it is the same as deriving thinking from thin+king. In quote you showed Panini doesn't say ņa is knowledge. Second, in my second post I commented on your etymology of...
by ToVincent
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

If your categorical answers, (No/No,) are as good as your answer on nibbāna: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=33219&p=494797&sid=64a0e2a03b39c4aac7d6609c73e466fa#p494699 I explained my categorical answers. The words are not related, they are comming from different roots. I cannot prohib...
by ToVincent
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

Hi ToVincent, We have ancient explanations of paññā preserved in the texts such as this one from the Atthasalini: "Understanding has the penetration of intrinsic nature, unfaltering penetration as its characteristic, like the penetration of an arrow shot by a skilled archer; illumination of the obj...
by ToVincent
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

prajñā (paññā) is from the root jñā (to know), prāṇa (pāṇa) is from the root an (to breath). They are not related, they just have the same prefix pra. That I know. This is why I reformulated my question. The reformulated question is therefore: "Is the knowledge that prajñā is all about, is about pr...
by ToVincent
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

Let me please, reformulate my question. Usually, prajñā is considered and translated as "wisdom". Which does not make much sense with the texts. Or at least, does it belong to the usual vagueness, that is proper to the establishment's conceptual jargon. The question is: "is prajñā prāṇa?" - Is prajñ...
by ToVincent
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 79
Views: 16609

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

In the Nyāya philosophy (that is supposed to have originated around Buddha's time), निमित्त nimitta is the efficient cause. It is opposed to upādāna, the material cause. The latter being related to the anuvyañjana (the mark that causes to appear, to be manifest). Again, in AV. 12.1.38 above, the sac...
by ToVincent
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

That's an excellent way to make sure nobody disagrees with you. Make them download a 61 megabyte PDF from an archive, and read before answering. :shrug: 13 MB download (chapter 8 only) : https://archive.org/download/ashtadhyayi/ashtadhyayi8.pdf Summary (screenshot) is here: https://i.imgur.com/Xaxk...
by ToVincent
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

As far as Nibbāna is concerned: निर्वाण nirvāṇa [agt. nirvā] निर्वा nirvā [nis-vā] निस् nis (var. nir, niś, niṣ, niḥ) √ वा vā nirvāṇo 'vāte (= nirvāṇaḥ a-vāte) Aṣṭādhyāyī 8, 2, 50.0 Pretty instructive: https://archive.org/download/VasuAstadhyayiAdhyayas58_201803 Please read before answering (chaper ...
by ToVincent
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

प्राण prāṇa [act. prāṇ] Life (RV.) प्राण् prāṇ [pra-an] - to breathe (RV. AV. ŚBr. Up.) ; - to live, animate AV. Desid. [ prāṇiṇiṣati ]: to desire to live (breathe). √ अन् an - to breathe, to live. प्र pra Intensely _______ In which case, Nibbana means "The knowledge beyond [the bliss (ka) of] breat...
by ToVincent
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 63
Views: 2159

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

The above is absolutely wrong. How many times must this heresy be repeated? Ekaggata is a factor of the 1st jhana in many suttas References please. As usual, the only serious reference I can think about (that is to say suttas with parallels in the Samyutta - like it or not,) have the following extr...
by ToVincent
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Knowing and Seeing
Replies: 16
Views: 1005

Re: Knowing and Seeing

Name it "spirit", name it "mind", name it "thought" - Citta is once and before all, what searches to comprehend. Citta is what is supposed to comprehend. And citta is finally what comprehends (what "sees" with its spirit's eye, once liberated). A body formed for flight hast thou, O Charger; swift as...
by ToVincent
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?
Replies: 37
Views: 2041

Re: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?

Samadhi or Concentration (Ekagata) - though often very weak - Not according to the suttas. :focus: Unflagging persistence was aroused in me, and unmuddled mindfulness established. My body was calm & unaroused, my mind (cittaṃ) concentrated (samāhitaṃ) & single (ekaggaṃ) . Quite withdrawn from sensu...
by ToVincent
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Any recommended teachings, talks, or advice for dealing with noise?
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Re: Any recommended teachings, talks, or advice for dealing with noise?

Natural wax + cotton (mixed with a bit of alcohool). Nothing beats that. Like these: https://www.quies.com/product/wax-earplugs/ Make your own, if you can't buy those. Handle with hands perfectly clean (surgeon like). After use, clean the ears with Qtip + alcohool. Olive oil can help alleviate the d...