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by pitakele
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating a MN 140 passage
Replies: 29
Views: 500

Re: Translating a MN 140 passage

M 140 commentary where the meaning for kāyapariyantikaṃ is kāyakoṭikaṃ, 'end of body'. https://tipitaka.org/romn/cscd/s0203a.att3.xml It's not 'end of body', it's "ending with the (end of) body", as explained further: Kāyapariyantikan ti kāyakoṭikaṃ. Yāva kāyapavattā uppajjitvā tato paraṃ anuppajja...
by pitakele
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating a MN 140 passage
Replies: 29
Views: 500

Re: Translating a MN 140 passage

kāyapariyantikaṃ* - end-of-body or body ending (adjective) Just of of curiosity, where from are such "translations"? I translated from memory, but also checked the M 140 commentary where the meaning for kāyapariyantikaṃ is kāyakoṭikaṃ, 'end of body'. https://tipitaka.org/romn/cscd/s0203a.att3.xml S...
by pitakele
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating a MN 140 passage
Replies: 29
Views: 500

Re: Translating a MN 140 passage

So kāyapariyantikaṃ vedanaṃ vedayamāno ‘kāyapariyantikaṃ vedanaṃ vedayāmī’ti pajānāti, jīvitapariyantikaṃ vedanaṃ vedayamāno ‘jīvitapariyantikaṃ vedanaṃ vedayāmī’ti pajānāti so - he (personal pronoun, subject) kāyapariyantikaṃ* - end-of-body or body ending (adjective) jīvitapariyantikaṃ* - end-of-l...
by pitakele
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth control and Buddhism
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: Birth control and Buddhism

Yes, it is an offense entailing expulsion for a monk to help procure birth control . This shows that it is a serious offense, with reason not without Is it really? I think the offence is for a monk who facilitates an abortion, not birth control (I don't remember seeing this term mentioned in the Vi...
by pitakele
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

'Bhante' is the vocative form of an honorific (sir etc.) which can be used alone or qualitatively when speaking to someone, e.g. 'Bhante' or 'Bhante ______'. When talking to a monk, it equates to saying 'Venerable' or 'Venerable ______' A variation of the vocative, 'bho', is sometimes found in the s...
by pitakele
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 50
Views: 933

Re: What is it that take birth ?

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:00 am
Buddha:
Again and again, they take one to the cemetery.
Punappunaṃ sivathikaṃ haranti.
Literal translation of above is accurate. If not, I would suggest an alternative. Please check with Ven. Dhammānando if you dispute this.
by pitakele
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 50
Views: 933

Re: What is it that take birth ?

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:26 am
Buddha:
Again and again, they take one to the cemetery.
Punappunaṃ sivathikaṃ haranti.
Please provide an alternate interpretation
by pitakele
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 50
Views: 933

Re: What is it that take birth ?

According to Buddha, it is the 'mando' (dolt, fool) who is reborn Again and again, one wearies and trembles; Again and again, the dolt enters the womb; Punappunaṃ kilamati phandati ca, Punappunaṃ gabbhamupeti mando. Again and again, one is born and dies; Again and again, they take one to the cemeter...
by pitakele
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?
Replies: 36
Views: 629

Re: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?

Perhaps I have a different perspective I have no doubt that the utterance, Yānimāni, bhante, bhagavatā desitāni pañcorambhāgiyāni saṃyojanāni, nāhaṃ tesaṃ kiñci attani appahīnaṃ samanupassāmi, by Ugga is a declaration of ānāgāmitā which is subsequently confirmed by Buddha (as stated in my previous ...
by pitakele
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?
Replies: 36
Views: 629

Re: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?

Is it that only the anagamin not return to this world ? What about arahant ? if Ugga was an arahant he would have a statement other than the one below. Buddha confirmed Ugga's attainment in the sutta. Of the five lower fetters taught by the Blessed One, I don’t see any that I haven’t abandoned. htt...
by pitakele
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?
Replies: 36
Views: 629

Re: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?

See also https://suttacentral.net/an8.21/en/bodhi Sorry friend, it does not stated him as sakadagami or anagami but said he might not return to this world . Did you read the second sutta I mentioned? 8. Of the five lower fetters taught by the Blessed One, I don’t see any that I haven’t abandoned.
by pitakele
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How much entertainment should we allow?
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: How much entertainment should we allow?

Three days out of the week I abstain from music and watching TV/videos for entertainment. However, those other four days I'll indulge in entertainment and I feel like it destroys all the mental ease I may have established by abstaining from these things. I wonder how much music/tv do you think I sh...
by pitakele
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?
Replies: 36
Views: 629

Re: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?

Buddha confirms Ugga as a Non Returner 8. "If I were to pass away before the Blessed One, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Blessed One would declare of me: ‘There is no fetter bound by which the householder Ugga of Hatthigāma might return to this world." This is the eighth astounding and amazing qua...
by pitakele
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873
Replies: 24
Views: 564

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

Another possible reference is A.L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief: A Buddhist Critique of Fundamentalist Christianity"
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/beyond-belief02.pdf

DW discussion about this book viewtopic.php?t=4632
by pitakele
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: For Monks Only: travelling by vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: For Monks Only: travelling by vehicles

bicycles Ajahn Thanissaro continues: Thus it is improper for a bhikkhu to drive a motorized vehicle of any sort. I remember in the seventies that a Western Ajahn Chah disciple used a bicycle in Isan. Also, when I visited Chithurst in 1991, Western monks were driving tractors. In the West, it is non...