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by A. Bhikkhu
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Buddhist Encyclopedia
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Buddhist Encyclopedia

Have you introduced your project to the folks behind SuttaCentral? There are some super-smart-computer-geeks associated with that. They're so busy so they almost certainly can't help doing the actual work, but they might be able to give useful guidance/strategy/best computer tools/etc. I also got t...
by A. Bhikkhu
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Buddhist Encyclopedia
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Buddhist Encyclopedia

Greetings, bhante! I'm not sure how long your dictionary/encyclopedia entries are going to be. But if they are short, there is Pali dictionary app for Android (based on Buddhadatta dictionary), which seems to be easy to edit (just by opening it as archive and edit corresponding text files). I don't...
by A. Bhikkhu
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Buddhist Encyclopedia
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Buddhist Encyclopedia

I think I tried out Media Wiki but something rendered it unsuitable as far as I remember. Either is was that diacritcs could not be displayed or too much ads ... not sure after all. Registered meanwhile here: https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Miraheze (seems to work well). In any case much thanks for t...
by A. Bhikkhu
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Buddhist Encyclopedia
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Buddhist Encyclopedia

Dear all, I am currently trying to find a way to store and organize informations extracted from the Buddhist E , commentaries, later probably also sub-commentaries, into an on- and offline encyclopedia and hope to be able to find some guidance here from technically skilled people or anyone else who ...
by A. Bhikkhu
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Why is Pāli pipāsā (f) found as pipāso?
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Why is Pāli pipāsā (f) found as pipāso?

It seems pipāso here is an adjective (thirsty while drinking). Warder (p. 352) says pipāsa can be an adjective: Thank you Volo, both your posts are very insightful. I wonder about his source though, perhaps his aquaintance with the texts and his knowledge about morphology ... What do you think? Mettā
by A. Bhikkhu
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 35
Views: 1626

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

WAT BOWON - This seems like a common entry point for foreigners to ordain in the Dhammayut Nikaya. [...] - little to none foreigners (I'm looking for a real cultural immersion) - a good teacher who actively gives Dhamma talks and guides the community in their practice (in Thai is fine) - quiet, not...
by A. Bhikkhu
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Why is Pāli pipāsā (f) found as pipāso?
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Why is Pāli pipāsā (f) found as pipāso?

Dear all, I wonder abot the the occurence of the word pipāso in the sentence: pipāso pivaṃ papāgato . All the dictionaries I can consult give only a feminine form pipāsā (thirst). So I wonder now why we find pipāso . Is it a masculine form not noted or how does the - so ending come to be in a femini...
by A. Bhikkhu
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Majjhimānikāyasutta about afterlife
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Majjhimānikāyasutta about afterlife

BKh wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:22 pm
I believe you are looking for the Payasi Sutta, DN 23

https://suttacentral.net/dn23/en/sujato
Precisely, yes. Thank you, much appreciated.

Mettā
by A. Bhikkhu
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Majjhimānikāyasutta about afterlife
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Majjhimānikāyasutta about afterlife

Greetings,
does anybody happen to know about the sutta in the majjhimanikāya where a monk is convincing a householder about the afterlife, pointing out the sun and the moon, for example, as evidence? I searched but couldn't get at it. Which one is it?

Thank you!
by A. Bhikkhu
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pāli teachers of SEA
Replies: 0
Views: 1048

Pāli teachers of SEA

Dear all,
do you happen to know of any English speaking Pāli teachers in descent monasteries in any Buddhist country who teach the saddanīti or rūpasiddhi, or teach based on any of them? Thanks for taking the time.

Mettā
by A. Bhikkhu
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Suggestions for ordination at age 53 in Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1338

Re: Suggestions for ordination at age 53 in Asia

Hello, Could anyone give me any advice about where I may be able to ordain in Sri Lanka or Thailand at the age of 53? As far as I can tell most Western sangha monasteries have a 40-50 age limit. I am fit and have lived in intensive spiritual community for many years so I am not approaching this as ...
by A. Bhikkhu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Definitions of alajji and lajji bhikkhus
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Definitions of alajji and lajji bhikkhus

Firstly I'd like to say I'm certainly no vinaya scholar, however in the past four years I have read through the patimokha probably 10 times, and im on my 4th current read through of the Vibhanga, I've also read a lot of the Khandakas, which contains the majority of the minor dukkata offenses and ru...
by A. Bhikkhu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Definitions of alajji and lajji bhikkhus
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Definitions of alajji and lajji bhikkhus

I am not very familiar with the Vinaya at all, but I remember these terms (lajji, alajji and dussilo) being defined and discussed in Ledi Sayadaw’s “Dhamma dipani” (“A Manual of the Dhamma”, as found at http://www.softerviews.org/AIM/dhamma.html# ). Thank you, very nice. Sayadaw is one of my favori...
by A. Bhikkhu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Spending the Rains in a Tent?
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Spending the Rains in a Tent?

Dear all,
does the vinaya contain any regulations prohibiting a bhikkhu to stay the vassa in a lockable tent? Does it make any difference if this tent would be pitched on a platform, have a roof over and a wall behind it?

Thank you very much!
by A. Bhikkhu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Grammatical Rules Regarding "vā"
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Grammatical Rules Regarding "vā"

In their discussion of vā Pali grammarians drew a distinction between vikappana and sampiṇḍana , that is, a disjunctive ‘or’ and a conjunctive ‘and’. Bhante, thank you, invaluable! :anjali: I find it really surprising and kind of disappointing that such a important distinction is omitted in three g...