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by Vimalayaka
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New book: Motivation and Effort in Buddhist Soteriology
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: New book: Motivation and Effort in Buddhist Soteriology

Pseudobabble wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:41 am
I skipped straight to the sections on Iddhipādā and Sammappadhānā, 6.1 and 6.2.
Yes chapter 6 is my favorite too. I also liked 2.2 Self-Stimulation (Bhava-Tanhā) and 2.3 Depression (Vibhava-Tanhā). and chpter 5 about meditation and 5.4 Self-Awareness (Sati & Pañña). I didn't skip! :)
by Vimalayaka
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is iddhi?
Replies: 30
Views: 997

Re: Where is iddhi?

What does iddhi mean? Ven. Mahaviveka said in his book that it a definition of "motivation" with nothing to do with superpower. Here: "The Pāli expression iddhi-pādā suggests: "enabling, empowering, or effective foundations." These foundations refer in totality to the necessary kind of motivation u...
by Vimalayaka
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pāli Literature and its Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Pāli Literature and its Translation

Issues with Pāli Literature and its Translation
By Bhikkhu Dhammarakkhita (Mahāviveka) June 2018 (download pdf)
https://mahaviveka.wordpress.com/2018/0 ... iterature/
by Vimalayaka
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: is pāḷi a sacred language?
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Re: is pāḷi a sacred language?

A Sri Lankan monk once told me that Pali was a special superior language which had the effect of improving the mental state of whoever used it or even listened to it... Deja Vu! A Sri Lankan monk once told me that the Pali is the root language of all languages. And, a baby will speak Pali if he was...
by Vimalayaka
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: is pāḷi a sacred language?
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Re: is pāḷi a sacred language?

"It is widely accepted that the Pali texts have been standardized from an earlier version (or versions) in Magadhan." http://qr.ae/TUTvtR allowable does not by itself imply that pali isnt superior I think we can't make this argument until we find the older Magadhi to compare Pali to. For now Pali i...
by Vimalayaka
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unofficial Ebook for Digha Nikaya and Majjhima Nikaya from Bhante Sujato
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Unofficial Ebook for Digha Nikaya and Majjhima Nikaya from Bhante Sujato

Thanks for sharing these files. Probably best to leave untranslated. Yes, that's what I argued, but he was keen on an all-English text, except for the few crazy-difficult terms. That's always the problem, leaving it untranslated is good for people who already know about it, but very bad for new read...
by Vimalayaka
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: How to say "Thank You"
Replies: 12
Views: 1820

Re: How to say "Thank You"

OK so if the person being thanked has done something meritorious it's "anumodanā." That sounds like a bigger thank you than I'm considering. usually for this we say "sadhu". for thanking someone who told you directions in the street it's possible to say "anumodami". this is the closest thing to the...