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by pitakele
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 96
Views: 3237

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

Eye consciousness arises dependent on the eye and sights . Cakkhuñca paṭicca rūpe ca uppajjati cakkhuviññāṇaṃ.... DooDoot, I am glad you are finding 'A New Course in Reading Pali' useful. I think it may contain a break down of the above stock phrase. To answer your question/s, -viññāṇaṃ is part of ...
by pitakele
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)
Replies: 51
Views: 1296

Re: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)

Be aware ... If one thinks one has realized some attainment, don’t even announce it to oneself. It can hinder progress and strengthen asmimāna (the conceit ‘I am’). Time will tell whether one has attained this or that. Remember the simile of the adze handle – if ones looks every day, one can’t see t...
by pitakele
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 96
Views: 3237

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

Thank you Pitakele. I found this link on the internet however it does not appear to be the entire book itself. I will probably buy the book. Regards :) I see that A New Course in Reading Pali is for sale on Amazon (not many copies available) with the cost of paperback less than hard cover - it is n...
by pitakele
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 96
Views: 3237

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

I thought to start this thread about "how to translate" so I (and others) could receive your kind & generous lessons about basic matters I lack the time and disposition to learn. Not exactly on topic, but I wonder if you have used 'A New Course in Reading Pali' by Gair and Karunatillake whilst lear...
by pitakele
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)?
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)?

How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)? To my understanding, graduated insight knowledges culminate in the different path knowledges. Each of the paths is a life changing experience realized with powerful insight that leaves no doubt about the nature of that experience. Otherwise,...
by pitakele
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????
Replies: 25
Views: 612

Re: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????

If sensuality can never arise upon attainment of Non-Return, how does a practitioner for Arahantship discern the arising or origination of the asava of sensuality, as described above? This is a quote from the Buddha to be? To my understanding, he is does not say he has reached Ānāgāmîtā here, or an...
by pitakele
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?

DNS wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:40 pm
about 3000 km from Bodh Gaya to Sri Lanka, not an impossible...30 km walking per day = 100 days to destination.
I don't know about the veracity of claims that Buddha visited Sri Lanka, but I'd always assumed a more likely mode of travel would be psychic powers rather than walking.
by pitakele
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Was Buddhism brought to Sri Lanka before Arahant Mahinda?

confusedlayman wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:22 am

in canon its not given it think. I read somewhere that buddha travelled not more than 300 km from his birth place.
Bodhgaya (Uruvela) is 458 km from Lumbini
by pitakele
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Appropriate way of writing verse 204?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Appropriate way of writing verse 204?

FTCDean wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Ārogyaparamā lābhā,
santuṭṭhiparamaṃ dhanaṃ.
Vissāsaparamā ñāti,
nibbānaṃ paramaṃ sukhaṃ.
This is the variant I've been reciting for a long time - the metre rolls off the tongue very nicely. This is one of my favourite Pali verses - much depth in the meaning and pertinent for personal practice.
by pitakele
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: 5 precepts

Here is another expanded version 1. I train myself in harmlessness, refraining from the taking of any life, and developing love and compassion for all beings. 2. I train myself in non-greed, refraining from using or taking what is not freely given, as well as respecting the property of others. 3. I ...
by pitakele
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?
Replies: 20
Views: 803

Re: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?

Whatever Christians (or other theists) believe their God to be, they will have strong clinging to that belief.

It could be said that theists aspire to return to or merge with the Creator, whilst (dedicated) Dhamma practitioners aspire to be free from the Creator (i.e. ignorance & craving).
by pitakele
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Studies Review 35 (2018) (request)
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Buddhist Studies Review 35 (2018) (request)

sphairos wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Actually, it's 5.95 , with VAT...
I am in Thailand where the price is GB 5.00. I was interested as to why it is a higher price for you, so used VPN to switch to a UK IP address. Subsequently, the price became GB 5.00 + VAT GB 1.00
by pitakele
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Studies Review 35 (2018) (request)
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Buddhist Studies Review 35 (2018) (request)

sphairos wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:33 am
but doesn't seem the best idea to pay 30 - 50 bucks for a few articles...
Individual articles are GBP 5 on that site, so if you really need them ...
by pitakele
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: One meal a day & monks
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: One meal a day & monks

There are lots of rules about how if you move a certain distance away from a meal you have finished so starting again is not allowed etc. Yes, there are restrictions for the dhūtanga one sitter practice, e.g. when the hand is removed from the bowl, the meal is completed. So it is technically not on...
by pitakele
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: One meal a day & monks
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: One meal a day & monks

How many minutes/hours is allotted to eating for a monk that is observing the practice of one meal a day? The only restriction on time is that food should be consumed between first light (various interpretations) and noon. If eating the meal in a dānasālā with other monks, there may be expectation ...