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by mikenz66
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 12.31: Why is the term "nutriment" used ???
Replies: 26
Views: 631

Re: SN 12.31: Why is the term "nutriment" used ???

Here is Bhikkhu Bodhi's footnotes on the passage: “Venerable sir, one sees as it really is with correct wisdom: ‘This has come to be.’ Having seen as it really is with correct wisdom: ‘This has come to be,’ one is practising for the purpose of revulsion towards what has come to be, for its fading aw...
by mikenz66
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 41
Views: 1010

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

In fact, it is quite common in the Visuddhimagga, to find Buddhaghosa saying that the reciters of one Nikaya have one interpretation and the reciters of another have a different interpretation. Anyway please list these occurrences you mention in the visuddhimagga (if you prefer on the thread I just...
by mikenz66
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bilingual pali/english suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 321

Re: Bilingual pali/english suttas

Yes, it certainly helps to look at the source. Comparing with the Pali, especially with the dictionary lookup that is built in at Sutta Central, or can be added to some browsers, I often notice that some of the words that people worry about in translations are simply extras that have to add to the t...
by mikenz66
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 41
Views: 1010

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

Hi Mike, Even the coarse meditation technic is not describe in detail in the sutta, so i wouldn't expect a direct description of momentariness in the sutta either. As i herad, anhidhamma split from sutta in 2nd (if not, then the 3rd) counsel. And probably evolve in terminology and enrich in its con...
by mikenz66
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 41
Views: 1010

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

Hi Robert, I certainly agree that there are passages in the Suttas and Abhidhamma that can be interpreted from the momentariness point of view, and of course that is what Buddhaghosa and so on are doing. However, as far as I can tell the "billions of mind moments per second" and the sequences of a d...
by mikenz66
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 41
Views: 1010

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

When you say they the Commentaries evolved over time, which ones are you thinking of? Usually the Commentaries by Buddhaghosa and Dhammapala (are there any others?) are very consistent between texts. I already quoted what Ven Dhammanando https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=33545&start=15#p...
by mikenz66
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 41
Views: 1010

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

Momentariness is clearly an important part of Theravada doctrine, and one that many find extremely useful in their practice. It can certainly be argued that it is implicit in Sutta and Abhidhamma, which is the view of the Commentaries. I'm interested in clarifying those arguments. Actually, Ven Dha...
by mikenz66
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bilingual pali/english suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 321

Re: Bilingual pali/english suttas

Thanks for that effort Frank! It's easy to find and read a particular sutta on that site.

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What was the reason behind the development of new buddhist vehicles?
Replies: 29
Views: 956

Re: What was the reason behind the development of new buddhist vehicles?

I suspect that the perceived need was the expectation that the Buddha’s teaching should do things it was never intended to do, serve ends it was never intended to serve, answer questions it was never intended to answer, and provide comforts and consolations it was never intended to provide. In othe...
by mikenz66
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 41
Views: 1010

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

Reminder: Classical Theravāda is understood through the lens of the Commentaries. Please stay on topic. Kevin... I agree. The point if having this forum section is to be able to have a discussion about such things as Abhidhamma free of arguments about authenticity. However, the Classical Theravada ...
by mikenz66
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: momentariness not in sutta?
Replies: 41
Views: 1010

Re: momentariness not in sutta?

I saw this from a thread: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=33539&start=15 As far as I know this Momentariness of which you seem to speak is not even in the Abhidhamma but is a sub-commentary development. Well of course it is a key part of Theravada, and we see it spelled out in passages...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bilingual pali/english suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 321

Re: Bilingual pali/english suttas

So at Suttacentral I would recommend the translations by Bhikkhu Bodhi, they mostly preserve even the structure of Pali sentences. Yes, l like his translations. As you say Bhikkhu Sujato has a different aim with his. But I think it is great to have a variety to compare. There would be little point ...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bilingual pali/english suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 321

Re: Bilingual pali/english suttas

My intent was to search for pali words and check their English translation in context, and the other way around, hence the problem. Thats an interesting problem. However if you gave found the Pali you can switch to the English version and find the passage again. A bit clunky though. You could raise...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bilingual pali/english suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 321

Re: Bilingual pali/english suttas

Hello, Apologies if this has been dealt with (for some reason the search function has not been working at my end for the last two days, I get an HTTP 500 error), but I am looking for bilingual texts of the suttas. I have tried Sutta central, but only a small proportion of the suttas is available in...
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 8.49 Paṭhamaidhalokika Sutta. Winning in This Life (1st).
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: AN 8.49 Paṭhamaidhalokika Sutta. Winning in This Life (1st).

Notes from Bhikkhu Bhodhi's translation. This sutta can be considered a composite, since the eight items are reached by combining two tetrads. “Visākhā, possessing four qualities, a woman is heading for victory in the present world and her life in this world succeeds. Mp explains ayaṃ’sa loko āraddh...