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by DooDoot
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The suffix "eva" ???
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: The suffix "eva" ???

OK. Thank you, again, kind Pali gurus. :bow: :bow:
by DooDoot
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The suffix "eva" ???
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: The suffix "eva" ???

I think it works as an enclitic intensifier; it means extra stress is placed on the word it follows. Warder gives "surely", but also "just", "only", "alone". Thank you Sam Vara. Excellent explanation although difficult to convey ("idheva") in English. It would be like: " In this very premise moment...
by DooDoot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The suffix "eva" ???
Replies: 6
Views: 78

The suffix "eva" ???

Dear Pali gurus

Words such as "diṭṭheva dhamme" (dittha + eva ???) and "idheva" (idha + eva ???) appears to include the suffix "'eva".

What is the relevance of this?

Thank you :smile:
by DooDoot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "In this very life"
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: "In this very life"

sandiṭṭhiko, and throughout the suttas, including in MN13, it is juxtaposed with samparāyiko , which clearly means "in a future life". Ven. Bodhi was once asked why he didn't translate sandiṭṭhiko as "in the present life" and essentially replied that this translation was already reserved for the ph...
by DooDoot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 10fold path?
Replies: 19
Views: 2831

Re: 10fold path?

Sammā-ñāṇa and sammā-vimutti are never defined in the Sutta Piṭaka (nor even in the Abhidhamma Piṭaka), and there are umpteen things that get denoted ‘ñāṇa’ or ‘vimutti’. So if one takes a suttas-only approach one will have no option here than to resort to guesswork. Iti 45 distinguishes between th...
by DooDoot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble path
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Noble path

I will research the Pali word " samannāgata "; to examine how "complete" an endowment of a quality must be. There are thirty-two marks of a great man. A great man who possesses these has only two possible destinies, no other. Dvattiṃsimāni, bhikkhave, mahāpurisassa mahāpurisalakkhaṇāni, yehi samann...
by DooDoot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 42
Views: 1922

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:08 am
Agreed.
All that matters is stream entry has been attained.
by DooDoot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death is around the corner
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Death is around the corner

Jarāmaraṇaṃ aniccaṃ saṅkhataṃ paṭiccasamuppannaṃ khayadhammaṃ vayadhammaṃ virāgadhammaṃ nirodhadhammaṃ. Old age and death are impermanent, conditioned, dependently originated, liable to end, vanish, fade away and cease. - SN 12.20 Bhikkhu, ‘I am’ is a conceiving; ‘I am this’ is a conceiving; ‘I shal...
by DooDoot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble path
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Noble path

However these great scholar monks The above appears baseless. Imo, only a Buddha can judge if Thanissaro, Bodhi, etc, are great scholars of Buddhism. We can start a new topic about it and discuss it. But he is referring to commentaries, not suttas here. Venerable Dhammanando offered what was writte...
by DooDoot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 422

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

If the Buddha attained Nibbana, why did the Buddha meditate ??? Hi Doot. I think the speaker in the video should have discussed the question: " Why did the Buddha emerge from meditation? " Imo, the Buddha emerges from meditation to teach people (rather than returns to meditation to end some type of...
by DooDoot
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: There is clearly a lack of a third
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: There is clearly a lack of a third

My impression or guess is most religious Jewish people do not interpret the Book of Genesis in the literal or materialistic way that Christians do. If the Brahmanistic doctrine of "nama-rupa" & the later Hindu doctrines of "non-duality" are understood, it can be easily discerned the opening chapters...
by DooDoot
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 197
Views: 11994

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

I think atheism is relevant, in that you mentioned a reference point, and I how else are reference points to be judged when there is no referent? The referent is not "God". The referent is the preacher of the ideology, be it Moses, Isaiah or Jesus. That is why they are called"Law of Moses" or "Juda...
by DooDoot
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 197
Views: 11994

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

I don't agree, mainly because as an atheist I cannot see how one reference without a referent is any better than any other reference. Atheism is not relevant. The argument above is like saying the suttas have the same quality as above; non referable. Its like saying the purpose of Buddhism is not f...
by DooDoot
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 422

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

One has to do something with one's time ... What makes you think the Buddha was "doing" something? The Buddha probably had little choice of his mind entering meditation when he was not engaged in teaching activities. Peacock's position is, I think, driven by a venerable British tradition of empiric...
by DooDoot
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 422

Why did the Buddha meditate ???

Dear forum I was watching this video, where the speaker appears to express (at 40:08) disbelief in the Buddha ending the defilements; thus the Buddha having to continue to meditate: https://youtu.be/hXYBtT4uN30?t=2408 If the Buddha attained Nibbana, why did the Buddha meditate ??? Thank you. Please ...