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by Volo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Need some further clarification of wrong livelihood
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Need some further clarification of wrong livelihood

Imo if the job is not connected with killing/preparing (purchasing) poison, etc it should be fine. It would be like selling food or clothes to a killer. You are supporting him in a way, but you are not responsible for his crimes.
by Volo
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating attato, attānaṃ & attani ???
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Translating attato, attānaṃ & attani ???

]Or an idiom, maybe? It might be. From Mahānidāna: Therein, Ānanda, the one who says ‘Feeling is my self’ (vedanā me attā’ti) should be asked: ‘Friend, there are these three kinds of feeling—pleasant feeling, painful feeling, and neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling. Of these three kinds of feeling...
by Volo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating attato, attānaṃ & attani ???
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Translating attato, attānaṃ & attani ???

Attan is not a masc noun on -a (like say "Buddha"), it is a noun in -an, and its declination is following: IMG_20190615_185454.png Therefore we have: Saññaṃ attato samanupassati ... (see bellow) Saññāvantaṃ vā attānaṃ : or (vā) [he] regards (samanupassati) self (attānaṃ, Sg, Acc) as having perceptio...
by Volo
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Ways of translating "bhūtā bhūtassa upapatti hoti" ???
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Ways of translating "bhūtā bhūtassa upapatti hoti" ???

I am more inclined to a translation related to "come to be"; such as " what has come to be is born from what [previously] came to be " I think such translation is possible, literally it would be something like "Birth (upapatti) of what has come to be (bhūtassa, Dat/Gen) is (hoti) from what [previou...
by Volo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?

Hi Volo, Thank you for the links. I downloaded The Book of the Discipline from one of the links you provided and I found the passage that you quoted. But it contained the same ellipsis as the one you included. So the words I am looking for are still not there. However, I noticed that that translati...
by Volo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?

Hi Volo, Thanks for your response. The text you provided seems to very likely be what I was looking for. But the key wording has been replaced by an ellipsis. I would like to be able to review that full text in its full context (i.e., including surrounding text). Do you have a link to it? Where can...
by Volo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?

Hi Folks, I want to know where in the Pali texts I can find the embarrassing questions which are to be asked of prospective bhikkhunis. (e.g. "Is your vagina a real vagina?") The prospective bhikkhunis were too embarrassed to answer these questions in front of the monks and so the Buddha changed th...
by Volo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Questions about some of 8 precepts
Replies: 35
Views: 772

Re: Questions about some of 8 precepts

I thinked about entertainment precept ;) I think should be fine :smile:. At least there are many monks (among those whom I think of having a good Vinaya) who have/play with pets. And for a lay yogi, who has children playing with them is a part of being a good parent. Also the precept goes as "absta...
by Volo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Questions about some of 8 precepts
Replies: 35
Views: 772

Re: Questions about some of 8 precepts

What precept can playing with cat or children possibly break?
by Volo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Questions about some of 8 precepts
Replies: 35
Views: 772

Re: Questions about some of 8 precepts

- Is milk (soy or cow) is allowed after noon? Cow milk surely not (it was known in Buddha times and he didn't make allowance for it). Concerning soya some monks say it's like juice, and therefore is allowable. Although strictly by Vinaya it won't be allowable (soya beans is a kind of grain, and "ju...
by Volo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Upcara Samadhi and its powers
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Upcara Samadhi and its powers

Based on my understanding: The object of both upacara samadhi and jhāna is nimitta (in case of ānāpānasati, kasina, etc). Therefore if your "nimitta" disappears, then it's probably neither jhāna nor upacara. It's just "light", which many mediators see. In any case the safest way to go is to stick to...
by Volo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: possessions, honor, and popularity?
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: possessions, honor, and popularity?

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by Volo
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddha proselytizing
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Buddha proselytizing

Thanks Volo, that is a good passage, but could be interpreted to mean only all over India. Difficult to say whether they perceived India as one thing at that time, since it was divided into many countries. Moreover people probably thought they were living on a Jambu island, and three other islands ...
by Volo
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddha proselytizing
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Buddha proselytizing

But which sutta(s) have that direction from Him to go beyond India to share Dhamma? Which sutta says they should go only in India? From Vinaya: Kd.1.11.1 Then the Lord addressed the monks, saying146: “I, monks, am freed from all snares, both those of devas147 and those of men. And you, monks, are f...
by Volo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Questions about some of 8 precepts
Replies: 35
Views: 772

Re: Questions abou some of 8 precepts

It is kind of odd. I've mostly seen chocolate and cheese in the context of westerners in Ajahn Chah's lineage, Yes, that's what I meant. Also cheese and chocolate are more common in the west therefore are not often available in Asian monasteries even if the abbot allows them. But that is more Thai ...