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by pulga
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Which of these versions of SN 22.59 have correct grammar?
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Which of these versions of SN 22.59 have correct grammar?

So I'm puzzled where the second version is actually coming from. Is it a modern alteration of the text? SN 22.79 from the 1st source has all khandha in the follow verse ending in "o": :shrug: Might the pronoun ahaṃ in its nominative form be implied here? The series of "such a khandha" could be take...
by pulga
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Which of these versions of SN 22.59 have correct grammar?
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Which of these versions of SN 22.59 have correct grammar?

The first version is correct. Vedanā should be declined as a feminine nominative. Though idaṃ is neuter, so there is some ambiguity. Are you suggesting the 2nd text used vedanam due to the idam (rather than declined vedana into the accusative case)? Thanks The Buddhajayanthi Tipitaka seems to be tr...
by pulga
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Which of these versions of SN 22.59 have correct grammar?
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Which of these versions of SN 22.59 have correct grammar?

I take it to be in the genitive singular. It appears it might be locative (which sounds strange to me) because the rupa, sankhara & viññāṇa in the same context are rūpe, saṅkhāresu & viññāṇe; which all only share locative case. :shrug: You're correct it is the locative. The inflection āya is used i...
by pulga
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Which of these versions of SN 22.59 have correct grammar?
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Which of these versions of SN 22.59 have correct grammar?

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:24 am
What do you regard as the case of vedanāya? Thanks
I take it to be in the genitive singular.
by pulga
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Which of these versions of SN 22.59 have correct grammar?
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Which of these versions of SN 22.59 have correct grammar?

The first version is correct. Vedanā should be declined as a feminine nominative. Though idaṃ is neuter, so there is some ambiguity.
by pulga
Sun May 24, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Grammar
Replies: 21
Views: 1210

Re: Pali Grammar

Though it's going to be expensive Ven. Bodhi has a book coming out in December Reading the Buddha's Discourses in Pali. From the description it appears to have great potential in facilitating the learning of Pali. It may be well worth its price.
by pulga
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Idaṃ this and Idaṃ that
Replies: 36
Views: 3702

Re: Idaṃ this and Idaṃ that

Personally I consider Bhikkhu Bodhi's contextual reading of that passage to be the most plausible one. The use that Ñāṇavīra makes of it, by contrast, strikes me as a fine illustration of that biblical exegete's warning: "A text without a context is a pretext." Though I question the context that Ve...
by pulga
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Idaṃ this and Idaṃ that
Replies: 36
Views: 3702

Re: Idaṃ this and Idaṃ that

What are we to make of the passage from the Culasakuludayi Sutta? `Udayin, if someone should recollect his manifold past life thus: one birth, two births . . . thus with all its details and particulars, should he recollect his manifold past life, then either he might ask me a question about the past...
by pulga
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Variant Readings
Replies: 0
Views: 2041

Variant Readings

When assessing variant readings in the Suttas how much weight is given to the Commentaries in determining which one is to be preferred? Is the commentarial reading always to be preferred? Do the Commentaries themselves contain variant readings? Any information or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
by pulga
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 118
Views: 9522

Re: Awareness of awareness

The infinite hierarchy of consciousnesses, one on top of the other, is always there, whether we are engaging in reflexion or not. The evidence for this is our consciousness of motion or movement, which does not require reflexion—we are immediately conscious of movement (of a falling leaf, for examp...
by pulga
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali word "vo" ???
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: The Pali word "vo" ???

The two constructions are referred to as the "genitive absolute" and the "locative absolute". Warder touches upon them in his Introduction to Pali.
by pulga
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali word "vo" ???
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: The Pali word "vo" ???

Vo can also be a particle of emphasis, similar to eva.

Ye hi vo ariyā parisuddhakāyakammantā araññavanapatthāni pantāni senāsanāni paṭisevanti tesamahaṃ aññataro’ti.

Those very noble ones who resort to remote jungle-thicket resting places with bodily conduct purified, I am one of them.
by pulga
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arupa is mind only being
Replies: 50
Views: 2356

Re: Arupa is mind only being

The Buddha said in dependent on the sense organ and the sense object the consciousness arises . Then feeling perception and thinking . Without the physical body or sense organ how does the mental state of arupa being get to arise ? Yena kho, āvuso, lokasmiṃ lokasaññī hoti lokamānī—ayaṃ vuccati ariy...
by pulga
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist cosmology
Replies: 15
Views: 3042

Re: Buddhist cosmology

Ven. Punnadhammo Mahāthera has written an excellent work on Theravada Buddhist Cosmology. I've always found books on the subject hard to come by.

He offers a free download on an Arrow River Forest Hermitage webpage., as well as some links to some video interviews.