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by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Deva sees monks meditating Sutta?
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Deva sees monks meditating Sutta?

There's a Sutta where a Deva laments over a bunch of monks in Meditation saying they're doing something so difficult so hard it's so hard. Then the Buddha explains their resilience to them. I don't remember where in the Samyutta Nikāya it is I'm but I thought it was there but I can't find it. Anyone...
by Wizard in the Forest
Thu May 21, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhammarata Saṅgha Discord
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Dhammarata Saṅgha Discord

We hereby open our invitation to Dhammawheel to join we welcome all people who need a supportive Buddhist community

Hope you are all well
by Wizard in the Forest
Thu May 14, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eighty Minor Marks in Pāli literature
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Eighty Minor Marks in Pāli literature

Woah amazing, I got way more than I expected to have, thanks friends.
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed May 13, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eighty Minor Marks in Pāli literature
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Eighty Minor Marks in Pāli literature

I found in the Āpadana and the Milinda Pañha mention of the Eighty Minor Marks of the Buddha and found a Sanskrit version of the Eighty Marks in the Āgamas but what are the Eighty Secondary Characteristics of the Buddha in Pāli?
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed May 13, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does dāna (generosity) imply some level of dependence/commitment?
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Does dāna (generosity) imply some level of dependence/commitment?

There are more than one way of Practice of Dāna. If you are generous with material goods it is the lowest form of Dāna. A higher form of Dāna is to give fearlessness by agreeing to follow and abide by the precepts. This way you renounce all forms of violence and bad behavior and thus all beings are ...
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed May 13, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: corrupt view of arhants ability by non arhants
Replies: 19
Views: 510

Re: corrupt view of arhants ability by non arhants

I wouldn't just state your opinion as if it were factual. If you think this is the case bring Canonical evidence and if there is no Canonical evidence then it can, and will, be rightfully dismissed by anyone else as just being your opinion, which while it feels valuable to you, to one Practicing the...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun May 10, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha as a Doctor
Replies: 8
Views: 299

The Buddha as a Doctor

I'm trying to compile some Suttas in the Pāli Canon and the Agamas where the Buddha is compared to a doctor and gives his disciples advice on Sickness and Pain or heal them with Dhamma talks So far there's most of the Bojjhaṅgā Suttas. One where he visits Mahā Kassapa, One where he is sick and is re...
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri May 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is a Theravadin?
Replies: 19
Views: 533

Re: Who is a Theravadin?

I don't know what you are talking about, I study a liturgical language and read all the Abhidhamma teachings, and Practice all things a Theravada Buddhist does. Am I still a Theravada Buddhist? Probably, but what does this have to do with self appellation? Some people call themselves that because th...
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sīla and adhiṭṭhāna a little help?
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Sīla and adhiṭṭhāna a little help?

I will try doing that, thank you very much for your help.

I'm working on attempting to write what I can in Pāli and to use it to strengthen my practice.
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sīla and adhiṭṭhāna a little help?
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Sīla and adhiṭṭhāna a little help?

I'm writing it myself as a practice so that I may chant it myself when I need to recall my determinations and precept commitments.

Would be silly if I was chanting wrong the whole time!
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sīla and adhiṭṭhāna a little help?
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Sīla and adhiṭṭhāna a little help?

Is it ok grammatically, though? because I'm sure I made mistakes all around it.
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice

I am sure this is part of it, but I wanted to see if there's any Canonical evidence that it can be done by anyone else.
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sīla and adhiṭṭhāna a little help?
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Sīla and adhiṭṭhāna a little help?

Uh I'm Practicing Celibacy.

Hence abrahmacariya, as opposed to kamesu micchācara
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sīla and adhiṭṭhāna a little help?
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Sīla and adhiṭṭhāna a little help?

I'm writing up a set of precepts that are made for me and with some reminders to help get me on the right track mentally but I actually want to try and write them in Pāli but this is a very rough draft and I'm not sure if I've gotten everything that I want fleshed out, so I'm open to suggestions for...
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice

I do like the idea that one can cycle forwards and backwards in Jhāna and if they can be done right away in circumstances you need might be important.