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by piotr
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is slavery bad
Replies: 38
Views: 1527

Re: is slavery bad

true or false? Screen Shot 2020-06-19 at 1.28.33 AM.png Later, the same Buddhist text [i.e. Mahaviharin Vinaya] states that the Buddha approved the use of kalpikara and the kapyari for labor in the monasteries and approved building separate quarters for them.[30] Schopen interprets the term dasa as...
by piotr
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is slavery bad
Replies: 38
Views: 1527

Re: is slavery bad

From Wiki: The term dasa appears in early Buddhist texts, a term scholars variously interpret as servant or slave.[28] Buddhist manuscripts also mention kapyari, which scholars have translated as a legally bonded servant (slave).[29] According to Gregory Schopen, in the Mahaviharin Vinaya, the Buddh...
by piotr
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The meaning of "natthi ayaṃ loko" & "atthi ayaṃ loko" ("there is not; there is this world")???
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: The meaning of "natthi ayaṃ loko" & "atthi ayaṃ loko" ("there is not; there is this world")???

Commentarial explanation: There is no present world, no world beyond CY. For one living in the world beyond this world does not exist, and for one living in this world the world beyond does not exist. He shows: all are annihilated just where they are. SUB. CY. For one living in the world beyond, th...
by piotr
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "There's no self": a sutta says
Replies: 41
Views: 3630

Re: THERE'S NO SELF: a sutta says

⬤ It is very interesting to see the absolute wordings: "no self" and "what is without self", ⬤ where some others would just replace them with conveniently manipulatable and easily digestible "not-self". You're dealing with a translation, here's the Pāli: Anicce niccasaññino dukkhe ca sukhasaññino, ...
by piotr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 5119

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

Now, Kalamas, one who is a disciple of the noble ones — his mind thus free from hostility, free from ill will, undefiled, & pure — acquires four assurances in the here-&-now: (...) But if there is no world after death, if there is no fruit of actions rightly & wrongly done, then here in the present...
by piotr
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New book from Venerable Analayo
Replies: 22
Views: 22686

Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Hi guys,

you can download this book now for free: https://www.academia.edu/32702524/Early ... on_Studies
by piotr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?
Replies: 25
Views: 3345

Re: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?

theY wrote:Only with lobha (desiring). Buddha and arahanta are still compare themselves with another. But they have not mana.

I guess, they don't have a māna mainly because they got rid of the notion "I am", which is a prerequisite for comparing oneself to others.
by piotr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?
Replies: 25
Views: 3345

Re: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?

Conceit or pride are not the best translations for māna since in the English they mean only "unduly favorable estimation of one's own abilities or worth; overly positive self-regard." Whereas māna in the Pāli means thinking about oneself as better, equal or worse from others.
by piotr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Fourfold Negation in the Pāli Canon
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: The Fourfold Negation in the Pāli Canon

Why [X; not-X; X and not-X; not-(X or not-X)] is called "The Fourfold Negation"? It obviously doesn't negate a proposition in four ways.
by piotr
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism resources
Replies: 167
Views: 157713

Re: Early Buddhism resources

Bhikkhu Analayo: The Satipatthana Sutta

http://learn.wisdompubs.org/podcast/bhikkhu-analayo/
by piotr
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How is sunna different to anatta?
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: How is sunna different to anatta?

There's good sutta introduction on this topic written by Thanissaro Bhikkhu: There [in the Canon] you find emptiness approached from three perspectives, treating it (1) as a meditative dwelling, (2) as an attribute of objects, and (3) as a type of awareness-release. The first approach is obviously t...
by piotr
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 61088

Re: On anattā/anātman

Hi, here's very short sutta ( SN 1.25 ) for all who like to make a big deal out of language conventions and claim that there's something deeper going on: “If a bhikkhu is an arahant, Consummate, with taints destroyed, One who bears his final body, Would he still say, ‘I speak’? And would he say, ‘Th...
by piotr
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 61088

Re: On anattā/anātman

Hi, The question is whether from this it follows that there is no soul, ever, anywhere --? In Samanupassana Sutta ( SN 22.47 ) the Buddha said that: Monks, whatever contemplatives or brahmans who assume in various ways when assuming a self, all assume the five clinging-aggregates, or a certain one o...
by piotr
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 61088

Re: On anattā/anātman

Hi, Hi, jīva/sarīra was a dichotomy which wasn't taken up by the Buddha in his teachings. He famously rejected to answer if the soul (jīva) and the corpse (sarīra) are the same or different. Instead, to prevent from falling into sassata and uccheda possitions, he taught about name-form with cognizan...
by piotr
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 61088

Re: On anattā/anātman

Hi, jīva/sarīra was a dichotomy which wasn't taken up by the Buddha in his teachings. He famously rejected to answer if the soul (jīva) and the corpse (sarīra) are the same or different. Instead, to prevent from falling into sassata and uccheda possitions, he taught about name-form with cognizance (...