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by vinodh
Fri May 03, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Does exist life after death for Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Re: Does exist life after death for Buddhism

Buddhists generally dislike the term reincarnation [...] Western Buddhists that is :quote: I presume the Indic term for rebirth is either "Punarbhava" [again-become] or "Punarjanma"[again-born]. I often wonder how English-speaking Buddhists (subtly) distinguish between the terms "Rebirth" and "Rein...
by vinodh
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is brain hard wired?
Replies: 25
Views: 4954

Re: Is brain hard wired?

danieLion wrote:If the brain's hard-wired then all I need to fix it when it breaks is a screw driver and some duct tape, right?
How can you forgot Lobotomy which can re-wire and fix all our brains :thinking:

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by vinodh
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in Jain texts
Replies: 21
Views: 7752

Re: Buddhism in Jain texts

Hey plwk Where is the rest of the "debate"? It ends without the debates with the chief disciples and the buddha. I'm curious as to where the other debates are going. I followed the link, but all it appeared was the homepage. By the way, poor knowledge and debate skills by Nilakeshi... The debate wa...
by vinodh
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Conjuncts in Pali
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Re: Conjuncts in Pali

Hi Bhante, Yeah. The question should have been replaced as " which of these combinations need to be represented by special characters in Sinhalese script". Sinhala script represents conjuncts in Pali in a peculiar way. It just systematically fuses the consonants by making them "touch each other". So...
by vinodh
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Conjuncts in Pali
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Conjuncts in Pali

Hi All,

I would like to know the list of possible conjunct consonants that are possible in Pali (e.g) kk, kkh, tt, ttha, mp etc.

The GNU Free font is being modified to support Pali written in Sinhala script. I just wanna make sure, all possible Pali conjuncts are supported.

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by vinodh
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha resting with His head on a knee
Replies: 2
Views: 7429

Buddha resting with His head on a knee

Hi All, I am frequently coming across a peculiar posture of the Buddha, who is resting by placing His head on the knee such as below: http://www.thebuddhasface.co.uk/ekmps/shops/thebuddhasface/images/red-gold-thai-buddha-resting-head-on-knee-16cm-x-12cm-1505-p.jpg I want to know whether this depicti...
by vinodh
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How Theravada is Theravada? Exploring Buddhist Identities
Replies: 8
Views: 4835

Re: How Theravada is Theravada? Exploring Buddhist Identities

In the past, people referred simply to "the religion" or "the teachings". The label Buddhism was invented by Western scholars when they wanted to compare it to other religions. Not exactly. Reference to "Bauddha Mata" are rampant across ancient Indian texts. The word "Dharma" is quite a generic ter...
by vinodh
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: A new theravada Buddhist website
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

Re: A new theravada Buddhist website

I particularly liked the copyright notice :-) Even so, whatever is well-spoken, All of it is the word of the blessed one, The arahant, the perfectly and completely awakened one. Wholly derived from that is what we and others say. http://www.varado.org/front-copyright-notice.php" onclick="window.open...
by vinodh
Sat May 28, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Majjhima Nikaya in Brahmi script
Replies: 28
Views: 4610

Re: Majjhima Nikaya in Brahmi script

I am sorry to say, that the Brahmi used is plain wrong in that text. The Conjuncts are never even used !! Sabbaasava Suttam is written as "Sababaasava sutatam" and so on ! The font which they had used "Imperial Brahmi" doesn't support Conjunct Brahmi. So it seems, they just conveniently skipped the ...
by vinodh
Sun May 15, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The title for "Ye Dhamma" verse
Replies: 2
Views: 614

The title for "Ye Dhamma" verse

Hi,

In Sanskrit, the verse is called, "Pratitiya Samutpada Hridaya Dharani" [The Dharani of the Essence of Dependant Origination].

Is there any specific title for the Pali version ?

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by vinodh
Sat May 14, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dhammapada/Udanavarga
Replies: 3
Views: 2214

Re: Dhammapada/Udanavarga

Comparative version of the various editions of the Dhammapada (which includes Udanavarga too)

http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/B ... /index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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by vinodh
Wed May 11, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sinhala and Siddham scripts
Replies: 13
Views: 4115

Re: Sinhala and Siddham scripts

मेत्ता

Thai : เมตฺตา

Sinhala : මේත්තා

Khmer : មេត្តា

If you need the Brahmi equivalent let me know.

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by vinodh
Tue May 10, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sinhala and Siddham scripts
Replies: 13
Views: 4115

Re: Sinhala and Siddham scripts

Personally.. I love Siddham..

But since you are looking for a possible Theravada touch.. Khmer is also a good choice.. you might want to think about that..

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by vinodh
Tue May 10, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sinhala and Siddham scripts
Replies: 13
Views: 4115

Re: Sinhala and Siddham scripts

Better in Thai :-)

สพฺเพ สตฺตา สุขิ โหนฺตุ
by vinodh
Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is realizing the nature of the self the most important thing
Replies: 32
Views: 2317

Re: Is realizing the nature of the self the most important thing

Its true. The realization of self is important. (Assuming its "The Dhammic free-for-all" after all) There is a Mantra in Mahayana, oṃ svabhāva śuddhāḥ sarvadharmāḥ svabhāva śuddho'haṃ. Om the self-nature of all dharmas is pure [likewise] My self-nature is also pure. And why is the self-nature pure ?...
by vinodh
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha
Replies: 27
Views: 5788

Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha

Hi, I am across these in the web. They consist of 33 images which depict the life of the Buddha. For some pictures, I couldn't find a related incident in the life of the Buddha. Can any provide the correc event/caption denoted by these pictures ? I will start only with the first one. :-) http://www....
by vinodh
Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta: Buddha asks that dhamma not be made into religion?
Replies: 17
Views: 2370

Re: Sutta: Buddha asks that dhamma not be made into religion?

In Indian Context, the word Dharma itself takes the meaning of religion [depending upon the context]

:anjali:

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by vinodh
Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Age poll
Replies: 36
Views: 3570

Re: Age poll

Me 22 :thumbsup:
by vinodh
Thu May 13, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali in Thai Script : Letter .ta
Replies: 10
Views: 2874

Re: Pali in Thai Script : Letter .ta

Hi, I have referred to some scanned editions of Thai Tripitaka and found out that ฏ is correct However, on researching the printed Thai Script editions of the Tripitaka (see: http://hall.worldtipitaka.org/node/240199" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) ฏ U+0E0F seems to be the character ...
by vinodh
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali in Thai Script : Letter .ta
Replies: 10
Views: 2874

Pali in Thai Script : Letter .ta

Which is the Thai Equivalent of the Sanskrit ṭa ฏ or ฎ Wikipedia page on Thai Script gives the former as the equivalent & Cambridge Library reference (http://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/faclib/conversion-tables.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Page 22-23) cites the latter as the equivalen...