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by pulga
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Variant Readings
Replies: 0
Views: 118

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: 4774

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: 528

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: 528

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: 1339

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: 2558

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.
by pulga
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arupa is mind only being
Replies: 50
Views: 1339

Re: Arupa is mind only being

Yāyaṃ, bhikkhu, ākāsānañcāyatanadhātu—ayaṃ dhātu rūpaṃ paṭicca paññāyati. Yāyaṃ, bhikkhu, viññāṇañcāyatanadhātu—ayaṃ dhātu ākāsānañcāyatanaṃ paṭicca paññāyati. Yāyaṃ, bhikkhu, ākiñcaññāyatanadhātu—ayaṃ dhātu viññāṇañcāyatanaṃ paṭicca paññāyati. Yāyaṃ, bhikkhu, nevasaññānāsaññāyatanadhātu—ayaṃ dhātu...
by pulga
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Sinhalese
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Sinhalese

https://www.fsi-language-courses.net/fsi-sinhala-basic-course/ https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/other/Sinhala/intro-spoken-sinhala-1977.pdf Also if you have a Scribd account An Introduction to Spoken Sinhala by Professor W.S. Karunatillake is available. This is a very good book for learning ...
by pulga
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism resources
Replies: 166
Views: 103560

Re: Early Buddhism resources

Professor Allon has made his book Style and Function: A Study of the Dominant Stylistic Features of the Prose Portions of Pāli Canonical Sutta Texts and their Mnemonic Function available for download. https://www.academia.edu/35642735/Style_and_Function_A_Study_of_the_Dominant_Stylistic_Features_of_...
by pulga
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1165
Views: 138389

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Not that I necessarily agree with the position, but here's a passage from Ven. Bodhi's Noble Eightfold Path that touches upon the matter of "kammic weight". He's drawing from HRH Prince Vajirañanavarorasa's The Five Precepts and the Five Ennoblers : While the Buddha’s statement on non-injury is quit...
by pulga
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 3670

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

A bit of Southern wisdom from the late, great Joe South.

by pulga
Mon May 28, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The best UFO report I've ever read
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Re: The best UFO report I've ever read

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 11:24 pm

So cool!
Agreed. Fascinating.
by pulga
Sun May 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 55466

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Mr Man wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 3:09 pm

Try this blog post pulga.

Tommy Robinson And Reporting Restrictions

http://zelo-street.blogspot.co.uk/2018/ ... rting.html
Thank you. We don't have reporting restrictions in the United States. Aren't juries sequestered in the U.K.?
by pulga
Sun May 27, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 55466

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Breach of the peace? Just how big is this story surrounding the arrest of Tommy Robinson? It seems to have ignited something of a backlash from those concerned about their right to speak freely in the U.K..

EDL's Tommy Robinson gets arrested after filming outside court