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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun May 31, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 21
Views: 4632

Re: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala

by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat May 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: shocked to see sariputta is a reincarnation of Hindu god Krishna
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: shocked to see sariputta is a reincarnation of Hindu god Krishna

I am sure that most of the great Arahants have been various devas in previous lives, but only during the Buddha's time did they become enlightened. So, if Vāsudeva was later reborn as Sāriputta, another deva now has the job of convincing Hindus to worship him. The king of this or that heaven is just...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat May 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What the Buddha Taught
Replies: 44
Views: 447

Re: What the Buddha Taught

I think the best way has not been mentioned yet. Studying at the feet of a teacher. The Caṅkī Sutta describes the process of awakening to the truth. Intellectual understanding to attain mundane right view comes after learning the Dhamma, bearing it in mind, and reflecting on the meaning. “When he ha...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri May 29, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: shocked to see sariputta is a reincarnation of Hindu god Krishna
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: shocked to see sariputta is a reincarnation of Hindu god Krishna

The Jātaka Commentary mention several of Sāriputta's Previous Lives, but none mention the Hindu god Krishna.

Always give your sources if you can. There is a lot more misinformation out there than there is information.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri May 29, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: bahusaccena
Replies: 10
Views: 113

Re: bahusaccena

Do you know if "learning" is therefore an acceptable translation; and if so, how we would know that it is appropriate here rather than "much truth", which would seem distinctly odd? :anjali: Yes. It is clearly an acceptable translation. To know whether it is appropriate or not we should study the C...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri May 29, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: bahusaccena
Replies: 10
Views: 113

Re: bahusaccena

The translation by Venerable Nārada is very similar “Not by mere morality and austerities, nor by much learning, nor by developing concentration, nor by secluded lodging, (thinking) ‘I enjoy the bliss of renunciation not resorted to by ordinary people,’ should you rest content without reaching the e...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu May 28, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 21
Views: 4632

Re: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala

Uposatha Sutta (27/5/2020) Sakka Sutta (23/5/2020) Abhabba Sutta (21/5/2020) Kula Sutta (21/5/2020) Bala Sutta (2) (20/5/2020) Nālanda Sutta (18/5/2020) Ānanda Sutta (16/5/2020) Kula Sutta (15/5/2020) Khettūpama Sutta (13/5/2020) Asibandhakaputta Sutta (12/5/2020) Isidatta Sutta (11/5/2020) Sīvaka ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed May 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddhist time measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Buddhist time measurements

I have just uploaded a translation of the Uposatha Sutta given to Visākhā, where the lifespans of the deities in the sensual realm are given. The highest of these realms is the Paranimittavassavati Deva Loka, with a life span that calculates to 9.2 Billion years. The Rūpa and Arūpa realms last even ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed May 27, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How are Buddha statues made?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: How are Buddha statues made?

That depends on what kind of image it is:

Making Marble Buddhas in Myanmar

Making Bronze Images

Wooden images will be hand carved, then gilded or painted.

Plaster images are cast in large numbers.

Fibre glass images are also manufactured.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed May 27, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha didnt addressed all his disciples bhikkhu ?
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Buddha didnt addressed all his disciples bhikkhu ?

Because Aṅgumāla is a brahmin? No. Aṅgulimāla was of low caste, but the Buddha referred to him as a brahmin in the true sense of the word as explained in the Brahmaṇa Vagga of the Dhammapada. For example: “He who, without anger, endures reproach, flogging and punishments, Whose power and potent arm...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat May 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation manual
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Meditation manual

See my signature: In This Very Life by Sayādaw U Paṇḍita.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri May 22, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Fourth precept question
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Fourth precept question

To preempt the question: “Does selling alcohol violate the fifth precept?” It could, but only if you prompt the customer to buy alcohol because you get a cut of the profits. Trading in alcohol is a wrong livelihood for a Buddhist, but if one is simply working as a cashier in an off-license or superm...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat May 16, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: head splitting
Replies: 26
Views: 675

Re: head splitting

beanyan wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:28 pm
Something hidden so deep in SN can't be authentic. why is emptiness never mentioned in MN?
It is. See the Mahāsuññata Sutta.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri May 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence
Replies: 30
Views: 777

Re: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence

Killing a human being or a human foetus is an offence of defeat (pārājika). Killing a yakkha is a weighty offence (thullaccaya) Killing an animal is an offence to be confessed (pācittiya) In the origin story a monk was an exorcist. In performing the exorcism he killed the demon (yakkha). Tena kho p...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed May 06, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Happy Vesākha Pūjā - 2563 (2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Happy Vesākha Pūjā - 2563 (2020)

Here, in the UK, I think it is tomorrow, 7th May.
Ajahn Amaro will give a talk tomorrow.

I will be fasting to try and lose some weight. If you're on lock-down, it is a great opportunity to do more practice.