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by Justin
Wed May 27, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "th" in Pali
Replies: 24
Views: 3367

Re: "th" in Pali

Perhaps "pronounced" was the wrong term to use. I suppose I had English in mind, in that the "th" sound we have in words like "thimble" or "thin" is absent in how words like Tathagata are rendered..."tah-TAH-gah-tah" instead of "tah-THAA [as in "thimble"]-gah-tah". I was curious how this applied to ...
by Justin
Tue May 26, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: One Channa or multiple?
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: One Channa or multiple?

Many thanks for all your help! This indeed clarifies the matter.

With metta,
Justin

:anjali:
by Justin
Tue May 26, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: One Channa or multiple?
Replies: 4
Views: 663

One Channa or multiple?

Today I ran across the story of the Venerable Channa's suicide in the Majjhima Nikaya (MN 144.12). I recall from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta that just before the Buddha's Parinibbana he declared an act of censure would be carried out by the Sangha against Channa (DN 16.6.4) Were there more than one Ch...
by Justin
Tue May 26, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "th" in Pali
Replies: 24
Views: 3367

"th" in Pali

I have noticed that in Pali words containing the combination "th", the "h" is usually not pronounced -- as in Savatthi, Tathagata, et cetera. However, in listening to mp3 recordings of various suttas, I have invariably heard the reader pronounce the name Anathapindika with the "h". Does Anathapindik...
by Justin
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: V or W?
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: V or W?

Many thanks! :namaste:
by Justin
Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: V or W?
Replies: 2
Views: 968

V or W?

In listening to Dhamma talks and chanting on the websites of various Theravadin monasteries, I have noticed that some group pronounce v's as w's in Pali (i.e., Bhaga v ato, brahma v ihara). (I'm reminded of the Vesak vs. Wesak semantics, but I know that Vesak is Sinhalese). Could anyone help shed so...
by Justin
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A question (Parent permission and ordination)
Replies: 5
Views: 859

A question (Parent permission and ordination)

The ordination ceremony for bhikkhus and bhikkunis stipulates that the candidate must have their parents' permission. Is the permission of both parents necessary, or does one suffice? What if one parent gives permission, while the other withholds it? Just seeking some clarification. With metta, Just...
by Justin
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The consequence for using intoxicants
Replies: 24
Views: 3976

Re: The consequence for using intoxicants

I walked into sociology two weeks ago to find that a classmate of mine had his right arm in a cast. When he was asked what happened to him, he replied that he had gotten drunk at a party over the weekend, fallen into a deluded fury, and punched a thick wooden staircase banister, breaking his wrist. ...
by Justin
Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An Uposatha Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

An Uposatha Question

I understand that one of the addition precepts on an Uposatha is refraining from high and luxurious beds and couches. Does this rule take effect after waking on the morning of an Uposatha, with the abstinence taking place through that night's sleep until the following morning, or does one need to ab...
by Justin
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past lives
Replies: 23
Views: 2856

Re: Past lives

Hi Justin, I'm hoping someone can help me out, given that I still have much to learn. Does anyone know where in the Tipitaka the Buddha addresses the question of why humans can't remember their past lives, He doesn't, but the Pali commentators blame it on the prolonged dullness of mind during gesta...
by Justin
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past lives
Replies: 23
Views: 2856

Past lives

I'm hoping someone can help me out, given that I still have much to learn. Does anyone know where in the Tipitaka the Buddha addresses the question of why humans can't remember their past lives, or absent of a specific scriptural reference, what the Buddha's explanation was? With metta, Justin :nama...
by Justin
Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Respect for parents
Replies: 13
Views: 1756

Re: Respect for parents

Here's a sutta passage that echoes issue that you are facing, and the Buddha's advice: "Monks, if anyone should speak in disparagement of me, of the Dhamma, or of the Sangha, you should not be angry, resentful or upset on that account. If you were to be angry or displeased at such disparagement, tha...
by Justin
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Greetings!

Hello to all!

I'm very happy to have found this forum and fellow Theravada practitioners with which to discuss the Dhamma. I have lots still to learn, and am grateful for this chance to be instructed and inspired.

With metta,
Justin :smile: