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by A. Bhikkhu
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Why is Pāli pipāsā (f) found as pipāso?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

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: 32
Views: 816

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: 120

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: 156

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: 156

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: 983

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: 1176

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: 607

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: 607

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: 413

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: 514

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...
by A. Bhikkhu
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Grammatical Rules Regarding "vā"
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Grammatical Rules Regarding "vā"

Greetings.
The grammars I consulted say not much about the general use of Pāli "vā". Is "vā ... vā" always to be rendered "either ... or" or is simple "or" to be preferred? Which regulations exist to help distinguish?

Thank you very much!
by A. Bhikkhu
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Definitions of alajji and lajji bhikkhus
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Definitions of alajji and lajji bhikkhus

Dear all, after a discussion with one of the most strict and stern teachers of vinaya I have met so far I would like to request some help in form of pointing out some definitions and giving some explanations. On the basis of a passage which he read in Thai (it was translated for me) he maintained th...
by A. Bhikkhu
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Forest Monasteries around Lampung or Chiang Mai
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: Forest Monasteries around Lampung or Chiang Mai

Regarding #2, exactly how eremitical do you want it to be? I mean do you wish to be entirely by yourself with little or no interaction with other monks? Or is it enough that you'll be alone for the greater part of the day? As for #3, you don't really need to concern yourself with it. If it's a fore...
by A. Bhikkhu
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Forest Monasteries around Lampung or Chiang Mai
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Forest Monasteries around Lampung or Chiang Mai

Dear all, do you happen to know about any forest monasteries or meditation centres near Lampung and Chiang Mai or the genral north of Thailand? Some main parameters important for a potential residence of mine: 1. General respect and practical upholding of the bhikkhu-vinaya. 2. Resemblance to a herm...