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by AyyaSobhana
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: confused by root gā vs gacchati in Margaret Cone Dictionary of Pali
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: confused by root gā vs gacchati in Margaret Cone Dictionary of Pali

for context of this query, how to understand "khaṇo vo mā upaccagā" in Dhp 315. I get that upaccagā is a root aorist (using Warder's terminology), but I don't understand Dr. Cone's explanation. Thanks! nagaraṃ yathā paccantaṃ guttaṃ santarabāhiraṃ evaṃ gopetha attānaṃ, khaṇo vo mā upaccagā, khaṇātīt...
by AyyaSobhana
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: confused by root gā vs gacchati in Margaret Cone Dictionary of Pali
Replies: 3
Views: 743

confused by root gā vs gacchati in Margaret Cone Dictionary of Pali

I am basically self taught in Pāli ... looking at Margaret Cone's dictionary entries for [root]gā vs. gacchati, and adhi[root]gā vs. adhicacchati. I'm just confused. I thought the root of gacchati was gam.
by AyyaSobhana
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Book by Bhante Gunaratana
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: New Book by Bhante Gunaratana

The word "transform" is both vague and tenuous. It doesn't explain how, in what time, and to what degree. Neither does it solidly imply either 'heal' or 'vastly improve '. That said, I am certain the book is an excellent example of its genre, and a worthy instruction tome. From the excerpts at Wisd...
by AyyaSobhana
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Meaning of sankhara in dependent origination
Replies: 16
Views: 2148

Re: Meaning of sankhara in dependent origination

Thank you everyone for a useful set of citations. I will take me some time to delve into them. The khandhā are not exactly a summary of dukkha . Dukkha is a pathway chosen out of avijjā and through taṇhā . But Saṅkhittena pañcupādānakkhandhā dukkhā "in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging ...
by AyyaSobhana
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Meaning of sankhara in dependent origination
Replies: 16
Views: 2148

Meaning of sankhara in dependent origination

Meanings of Sankhara: All conditioned things, the 5 aggregates of clinging in summary, the 4th aggregate taken by itself, volitional formations. This is from Analayo's article in Encyclopaedia of Buddhism. http://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg.de/fileadmin/pdf/analayo/Sankhara.pdf Lately I have fou...
by AyyaSobhana
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 12.23 Upanisa Sutta: Discourse on Supporting Conditions
Replies: 19
Views: 26144

Re: SN 12.23 Upanisa Sutta: Discourse on Supporting Conditions

Jayarava discusses the multiple suttas similar to upanisa sutta in showing progressive steps to Nibbana, here: http://jayarava.org/footnote.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and a good analysis of yathābhūtañāṇādassana here: http://jayarava.blogspot.com/2008/10/knowledge-and-vision...
by AyyaSobhana
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kamma and Evolution - two explanations for the same thing?
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Kamma and Evolution - two explanations for the same thing?

I have long had the impression that the modern scientific story known as evolutionary psychology is, in certain respects, pointing to the same phenomenon as the theory of Kamma, both the Buddhist and previous Indian traditions. Evolution has a deeply tragic, pathetic aspect, similar to the wheel of ...
by AyyaSobhana
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Audio recording of Dhammapada in Pali?
Replies: 5
Views: 2661

Re: Audio recording of Dhammapada in Pali?

http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/Audio/AU-index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Full Dhammapada text recited by Bhikkhu Anandajoti. Good pronunciation but not much style. There is a full version recited by Bhante Uparatana, very beautiful, in Sri Lankan slow wavery style. I d...
by AyyaSobhana
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri lankan Chanting and B.Bodhi
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: Sri lankan Chanting and B.Bodhi

I researched the provenance of these Pali verses, and they are not canonical, but traditional. They are part of the preamble of the all-night pirit chanting popular in Sri Lanka. Bhikkhu Anandajoti has a nice essay about this tradition in the intro at, http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/Texts-and...
by AyyaSobhana
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants
Replies: 150
Views: 31017

Re: Arahants

“Have I gained super-human knowledge which can be specially known to noble ones, so that later when I am questioned by fellow bhikkhus I will not be embarrassed?” should be reflected upon always by one who has gone forth. I understand the other reflections in the sutta, but I don't understand this ...
by AyyaSobhana
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants
Replies: 150
Views: 31017

Re: Arahants

A few months ago, Bhante Gunaratana advised us (bhikkhunis) to openly disclose our attainments to our colleagues in monastic life, whether meditation attainments or noble attainments. This was in connection with the last reflection of the Dasadhamma Sutta: "“Have I gained superhuman knowledge which ...
by AyyaSobhana
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 1000 Bhikkhunis in the World
Replies: 70
Views: 5685

Re: 1000 Bhikkhunis in the World

Bhikkhu Analayo stated the case very succintly in a brief remark at the recent Spirit Rock bhikkhuni ordination. He said the textual evidence about restoring bhikkhuni ordination is "ambiguous." Then, [me speaking] from great standards and from the example of many, many vinaya stories, the mandate i...
by AyyaSobhana
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination at Spirit Rock, Oct 17 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination at Spirit Rock, Oct 17 2011

daverupa wrote:Any news on where these new ordinands will be residing?
Bhikkhunīs Ānandabodhī and Santacittā will reside at Aloka Vihara in San Francisco, California, USA. Bhikkhunī Nimmalā will reside at Sati Saraniya in Perth, Ontario, Canada
by AyyaSobhana
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination at Spirit Rock, Oct 17 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Bhikkhuni Ordination at Spirit Rock, Oct 17 2011

On Oct 17, three women received their upasampada ordination at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Woodacre, California Navaka Bhikkhunīs Ānandabodhī and Santacittā are the principle teachers at the Aloka Vihara in San Francisco. They had previously trained with the Siladhara. During this past Vassa,...
by AyyaSobhana
Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 1000 Bhikkhunis in the World
Replies: 70
Views: 5685

Re: 1000 Bhikkhunis in the World

I only know of: - the lineage from Bodhgaya's ordinations in 1998 (from Taiwan) - the lineage of Ayya Khema, who ordained from Taiwan lineage - the lineage from Ajahn Brahm - the lineage from Ven. Gunaratana Do some of you know more about it? I am not sure that "lineage" is the accurate term, since...
by AyyaSobhana
Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 1000 Bhikkhunis in the World
Replies: 70
Views: 5685

Re: 1000 Bhikkhunis in the World

Suzanne Mrozik reported that there are around 1,000 bhikkhunis in Sri Lanka today. "In the Company of Spiritual Friends: Sri Lanka’s Buddhist Nuns." PRESENT 4:2 http://bhikkhuni.net/present/index3.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. That article gives a good run-down on the situatio...
by AyyaSobhana
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhunis teaching Bhikkhus
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Bhikkhunis teaching Bhikkhus

There is no prohibition in the Vinaya forbidding Bhikkunis from teaching Bhikkhus: See this article by Ajahn Sujato: ‘ ’Anyway, the bhikkhunis are forbidden from teaching the bhikkhus, aren’t they? No. This is a misunderstanding based on a mistranslation of one of the special rules for bhikkhunis. ...
by AyyaSobhana
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An American Buddhist Tradition
Replies: 51
Views: 5765

Re: An American Buddhist Tradition

Here is another attempt to support diversity in Buddhist Centers. http://www.shambhala.org/diversity/resources.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I have not been so impressed by the Buddhist centers that start off proclaiming their separation from Asian precedents. The few examples I...
by AyyaSobhana
Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Forest Sangha Calendar 2011 / 2554
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Forest Sangha Calendar 2011 / 2554

Sri Lanka Desk Calendar, gives their Uposatha days, sometimes different than Thai tradition, as well as SL holidays.

http://www.documents.gov.lk/Calendar/Calendar2011/2011(E" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)Sgn.pdf
by AyyaSobhana
Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Forest Sangha Calendar 2011 / 2554
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Forest Sangha Calendar 2011 / 2554

Tisarana Year Planner for 2011 here, all on one chart.
http://www.ratanagiri.org.uk/moondays/i ... ?year=2011" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;