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by ToVincent
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2177

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

Appropriate attention certainly focuses on accomplishing the attendant tasks of the noble truths (right view), but it does so with regard to mental qualities, rather than the physical behaviour of the sila group which results from right intention. So appropriate attention is a connection between ri...
by ToVincent
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2177

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

.... if I'm reading this right, where the translation states "from the origin " is where in the pali is "yoniso",... the literal "vulva/womb" as "source/whence/origin" That is correct. Let me illustrate the finest example of yoniso "manasikarising", if you may. First, you have to open this little s...
by ToVincent
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2177

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

... part of it literally means something like "to return, or go, to the womb", a priori meaning "to gather one at whence one is" or in more experiential terms "to gather your awareness at the place from where it came". Right! 'When what exists does birth come to be? By what is birth conditioned?' T...
by ToVincent
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2177

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

The practitioner has to carefully observe for themselves how acts of attachment lead to stress. This is why, before one can understand the meaning of Yoniso Manasikaroti, one should understand the meaning of Mano (manasi). Below is a link with extracts from suttas with parallels, about Mano & Yonis...
by ToVincent
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sati
Replies: 272
Views: 56549

Re: Pali Term: Sati

"Sati" has two meanings: __________ 1- from the Vedic smṛti स्मृति (√ smṛ), meaning "thinking upon" (calling to mind, ~"mindful") [TĀr. ChUp. MBh.]. It can be being mindful of (thinking upon) the breath. Or being mindful of not letting the external akusala get in, etc. ___________ 2- from सति sati =...
by ToVincent
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 623

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: 623

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: 623

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: 623

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: 623

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: 623

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: 623

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: 17175

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: 623

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: 623

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 ...