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by sphairos
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Traditional recitation of the ATThakavaga of the Sutta-nipata
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Traditional recitation of the ATThakavaga of the Sutta-nipata

Dear Pāli friends,

Could you please help me find an audio of a declamation of the ATThakavaga or fragments of it in original Pāli ? The Pārāyanavagga is also of interest.

Many thanks!
by sphairos
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Names of Dīgha-nikāya suttas
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Names of Dīgha-nikāya suttas

I guess ven. Bodhi mentioned that Digha has a vivid proselytic spirit. Many episodes of speaking with brahmins, etc.. Yes, but many of the texts are quite complicated to be used for any "proselytizing" in a normal sense of the word. There were simply not many people who could understand them. For i...
by sphairos
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Names of Dīgha-nikāya suttas
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Names of Dīgha-nikāya suttas

Thank you very much , Bhante ! This is very helpful. May I ask what in your opinion is the most plausible theory of creation of the Dīgha-texts ? What was the purpose of those ? Why is there so many literary elements , "literature" in general in them ? Who designed and elaborated all those complicat...
by sphairos
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Names of Dīgha-nikāya suttas
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Names of Dīgha-nikāya suttas

Dear Pāli friends ,

Do you know if there had ever been used in Ancient Buddhist History any additional "clarifying" or "theme-introducing" names for the Dīgha-nikāya / Dīrgha-āgama texts ? For instance , Brahmajāla - "On views" ... I don't find anything in ATThakathās, Tīkās and Anyas ....
by sphairos
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Margaret Cone on the Pāli term “suttānta”
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Margaret Cone on the Pāli term “suttānta”

Dear fellow Pāli students and scholars, Many years ago I accidentally stumbled upon , if I'm not mistaken, M. Cone's review of some book or article, where she speculated that the term "suttānta" might have been intended by the early tradition to represent the Buddhist "counterpart" of "vedānta", so ...
by sphairos
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jack Kornfield "Psychedelics and Spiritual Practice"
Replies: 126
Views: 14283

Re: Jack Kornfield "Psychedelics and Spiritual Practice"

Pushing the limits a little? Well, that is a huge understatement. If you are a tea lover , that has a huge shelf of traditional Chinese tea (a lot of rare specimens!), like me, you will get me. I'm not talking about the way an average English person drinks tea : tea-bag, "hot water", milk/cream, su...
by sphairos
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jack Kornfield "Psychedelics and Spiritual Practice"
Replies: 126
Views: 14283

Re: Jack Kornfield "Psychedelics and Spiritual Practice"

Dhammabasti, You're entirely and utterly wrong. 1) There are prohibitions of taking drugs and any substances, that lead to carelessness and lack of diligence, in the oldest parts of the Pāḷi canon. Even tea is a cause of carelessness. Tea? Do explain, please. I'm a little pushing it to the limits f...
by sphairos
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jack Kornfield "Psychedelics and Spiritual Practice"
Replies: 126
Views: 14283

Re: Jack Kornfield "Psychedelics and Spiritual Practice"

Dhammabasti, You're entirely and utterly wrong. 1) There are prohibitions of taking drugs and any substances, that lead to carelessness and lack of diligence, in the oldest parts of the Pāḷi canon. Even tea is a cause of carelessness. 2) Buddhism, Buddhist practice (Theravādin) is about developing "...
by sphairos
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Traditional-style sutta recitations
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: Traditional-style sutta recitations

dear Mike,

Sure, I know. This was in reply to Ryan - he asked about recordings in Thai.
by sphairos
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Traditional-style sutta recitations
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: Traditional-style sutta recitations

dear mikenz66,

thanks for the link!

dear ryanM,

I'm also very happy :) These recording are very helpful and useful in studying Pāḷi and learning the texts by heart...

There should be audios in Thai language somewhere...
by sphairos
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Traditional-style sutta recitations
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: Traditional-style sutta recitations

Bhante, mikenz66,

thank you very much!
by sphairos
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Traditional-style sutta recitations
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Traditional-style sutta recitations

Dear friends, I wonder if you might be able to help me find the recordings of traditional-style sutta recitations. I'm interested in the recordings of this type: http://www.buddhanet.net/mp3/thai_chants/dhammacakka.mp3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);r...
by sphairos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Very Idea of Buddhist History (DWM thread)
Replies: 32
Views: 4552

Re: The Very Idea of Buddhist History (DWM thread)

I practice in Thai tradition and my Teacher's lineage has connection to some Korean teachers. They even do joint retreats etc. Ch'an/Zen/Son/Seon and Theravāda have a lot in common in practice and outlook. "Zen" is basically a jhāna practice. Theravāda is also focused on the jhāna practice. I know ...
by sphairos
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments
Replies: 30
Views: 4132

Re: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments

Shulman's work is based on important recent findings that were not available when Gethin published his book. What findings :) ? Perhaps a better comparison to Gethin's book would be Ven Thanissaro's great "WIngs to Awakening". This work was first published in 1996 (or even earlier). Gethin's - 2001...