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by frank k
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)
Replies: 5
Views: 282

what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)

I’ve put together an anthology of suttas, what I consider the absolute essential suttas. For crossing the flood from near shore to far, to reach the island (of nirvana). The raft is the 8aam (noble eightfold path). On my raft, there’s roughly 2 hours worth of chanting. The part I consider indispensa...
by frank k
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?

the last words of the Buddha: (ven. Thanissaro trans.) “I exhort you, monks: All fabrications are subject to decay. Reach consummation through heedfulness.” That was the Tathāgata’s last statement. the pali: “handa dāni, bhikkhave, āmantayāmi vo — ‘vaya-dhammā saṅkhārā, appamādena sampādethā’ti. aya...
by frank k
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/mn-78-eng-pali-b-sujato-mn-78s-ma-179-from-chinese-to-english-b-analayo/10308 if you note the difference between MN 78 and its parallel in chinese, follow where "right sankappa" drops out, for MN 78, it's in 2nd jhana this happens, whereas in MN 179, its 4th jhan...
by frank k
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 100

sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?

vens' bodhi, thanissaro, nanamoli have sankappa as "intention" or "resolve". MN 117 we have vitakka as part of the samma sankappa definition, and in Ab Vibhangha first jhana vitakka definition, includes "samma sankappa". So in several contexts, sankappa is equivalent to thinking/vitakka. Can you poi...
by frank k
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: MN 148 pali PROOF READING help needed
Replies: 0
Views: 105

MN 148 pali PROOF READING help needed

I inserted all the omittted repetitions back in MN 148, and almost positive I've declined/conjugated incorrectly in many instances.

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/mn ... eded/10225
by frank k
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: KN Pe, need help correcting pali excerpts
Replies: 0
Views: 71

KN Pe, need help correcting pali excerpts

The thread is on SC, where the html formatting works better:

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/kn ... adhi/10167
by frank k
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: is there a strong relationship between vicara and vicāra?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: is there a strong relationship between vicara and vicāra?

I've been doing an exhaustive DPR seach for "vicar", results so far here: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/difference-between-vicara-and-vicara/10129/9 So far to me it looks like vicara, vicāra, anuvicara, upavicara all seem to mean about the same thing, whether it's physical exploration or ment...
by frank k
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: is there a strong relationship between vicara and vicāra?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: is there a strong relationship between vicara and vicāra?

In MN 137, it looks like upa-vicāra and vicarati are pretty equivalent (notice the difference between 'cara' and 'cāra') vicarati: goes about; wanders. (vi + car + a) mano-'pa-vicārā Upavicāra [upa + vicāra; cp. BSk. upavicāra Divy 19, trsld on p. 704 in Notes by "perplexed by doubts" (?) applying (...
by frank k
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: is there a strong relationship between vicara and vicāra?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

is there a strong relationship between vicara and vicāra?

Vicarati [vi+carati] to go or move about in (loc.), to walk (a road=acc.), to wander Sn 444 (raṭṭhā raṭṭhaŋ vicarissaŋ, fut.), 696 (dhamma -- maggaŋ); Nd1 201, 263 Pv iii.73 (aor. vicari); DhA i.66; PvA 4, 22, 33, 69 120, 185 (=āhiṇḍati); Sdhp 133. -- In Sn often with loke (in this world), e. g. Sn ...
by frank k
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what are the different words for "seeing"?
Replies: 1
Views: 112

what are the different words for "seeing"?

are passati and dassati synonymous? they both seem to originate from sanskrit dṛś? I'm working on translating some suttas literally and consistently, and I'm working if consistently translating the passati = seeing, dassati = viewing, would lead to more transparent understanding from reading the eng...
by frank k
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: question re: pronunciation of closed syllables
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: question re: pronunciation of closed syllables

If you try to make a distinction by pronouncing every long vowel and short vowel with different pitch/sound, you'll find the technique breaks down and doesn't sound right in a lot of words. I don't think this is true, at least with regard to "sound" - I don't know what you mean about pitch as there...
by frank k
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: question re: pronunciation of closed syllables
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: question re: pronunciation of closed syllables

I found this a much easier approach to pronunciation: I'm not sure if it's correct, but heuristically it seems to work. Rather than for example, trying to make a pronunciation distinction between long 'ā' (like "father") and short 'a' sound (like "cut"), instead I just try to pronounce every vowel w...
by frank k
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: ariya savako: noble disciple, or disciple of noble ones?
Replies: 3
Views: 273

ariya savako: noble disciple, or disciple of noble ones?

AN 10.84 (bodhi) 84 (4) Declaration 635There the Venerable Mahāmoggallāna addressed the bhikkhus: “Friends, bhikkhus!” 636“Friend,” those bhikkhus replied. The Venerable Mahāmoggallāna said this: 637“Here, friends, a bhikkhu declares final knowledge thus: ‘I understand: “Destroyed is birth, the spir...
by frank k
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?

To put it simply, samatha is rather an ability, while samadhi is rather a state. That certainly fits some contexts very well. Does that extend to samatha in other contexts? for example, the famous nibbana pericope occurring many passsages, such as AN 9.36 Nirvana ‘etaṃ santaṃ etaṃ paṇītaṃ This (is)...
by frank k
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?

Hi Frank, Samatha is more about the ability to settle down and steady the mind: Thanks Dmytro, I broke the passage down into more detail here: (msg. 12) https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi-ebt-sources/9046/12 and here https://discourse.s...