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by pitakele
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1310

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

mikenz66 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:56 pm
The https://suttacentral.net/ translation of the Pali Vinaya is fairly complete....
Thank you for the update! Much appreciated ✳️
by pitakele
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1310

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

Manopubbangama wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:49 pm
So kinda like accesstoinsight 2.0.
How about vinaya and abhidhamma?
Afaik, the ATI translations are far from exhaustive. It would be good if there were complete free translations of the Vinaya & Abhidhamma also.
by pitakele
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1310

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

Not to belittle such a laborious activity, but what was wrong with the translations of Bikkhu Bodhi and Maurice Walshe? Ven. Sujāto's main motivation (I think) was to provide a complete free translation of the suttas to accompany the Pali texts on Sutta Central - in other words, to promulgate the D...
by pitakele
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 103
Views: 2540

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

Volovsky wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:17 am
I have found it myself:
Thank you. Did this also include the textual reference for the dukkata rule?
by pitakele
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 103
Views: 2540

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

Volovsky wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:45 pm
Where is it written (that suicide is a dukkata)?
Mahāvagga or Cūlavagga - when I have time I'll find the reference.

Edit: Not so easy to find the source, although it is somewhere in my hand written Vinaya summary from the past. Maybe someone else can recollect the location...
by pitakele
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 103
Views: 2540

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

Nwad wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Sottapana can not kill an Arya. Suicide is a murder.
Interesting point in the Vinaya is that murder is pārājika (defeat), whereas suicide is dukkata (offence of wrong doing). Always wondered how a dead person can confess an offence 😊
by pitakele
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?
Replies: 36
Views: 2823

Re: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?

I think I'm right in saying that nicotine is a physical addiction, and that there are physical withdrawal symptoms when you stop. I'd assumed that craving ( tanha ) can be both physical ( bodily ) and mental, given that tanha literally means "thirst". I would suggest that the physical withdrawal sy...
by pitakele
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?
Replies: 36
Views: 2823

Re: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?

Nicotine is addictive, and it seems very unlikely that anyone would continue with such an unhealthy habit if there was no craving involved. I have never smoked, so am not aware of the pleasurable feelings or hankering nicotine may induce. However, another viewpoint is that an individual* may experi...
by pitakele
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?
Replies: 36
Views: 2823

Re: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?

That smoking is the very definition of craving is pretty obvious. Why did Ajahn Mun and other Thai forest monks continue smoking then? To my understanding, there is no way to definitely know there is craving in the mind of someone imbibing tobacco, betel etc. unless one possesses cetopariyāyañāṇa (...
by pitakele
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?
Replies: 36
Views: 2823

Re: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?

Is smoking tobacco a breach of the 5th precept or not? Unlike alcohol & drugs, nicotine is not a cause for negligence (pamādaṭṭhāna) as stated it the fifth training rule (afaik). I have heard that monks in the Dhammayut forest tradition in Thailand smoked, e.g. Ajahn SingTong, a famous disciple of ...
by pitakele
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873
Replies: 28
Views: 1410

Re: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873

Many thanks, Pitakele. I will be particularly sure to use the section 'The Dhamma and the Gospel' of Ven. Dhammika's new book for the conclusions of my dissertation. You may be interested in another Buddhism-Christianity debate in Sri Lanka in the 1940's - detailed in 'Towards the Truth' by Henry V...
by pitakele
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873
Replies: 28
Views: 1410

Re: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873

Ven. S. Dhammika has published a new book, 'Jesus and the Buddha: A Study of their Commonalities and Contrasts'

I haven't read it, but it can be viewed online https://www.bhantedhammika.net/jesus-and-the-buddha
by pitakele
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Beginner
Replies: 14
Views: 1616

Re: Pali Beginner

So, forgive me if my assumption here is wrong, I can download the software and use it to convert my keyboard in a Pali-compatible way? That will be great if that is what this is--I'll have to read more on it as time allows. Yes, it is a small software - Pali diacriticals are created using Alt + oth...
by pitakele
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Beginner
Replies: 14
Views: 1616

Re: Pali Beginner

What I am hoping to learn here, is how to know which romanization of the many used for "n" & "m" is which when jumping between the 2 aforemetioned book sources? This problem becomes acute when, in order to do the exercises in Gair/Karunatillake, I seek help from Mahathera's dictionary--the 2 source...