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by Branko
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Western Theravda organisations - propagation?
Replies: 34
Views: 6475

Re: Western Theravda organisations - propagation?

Dear Ciprian, we in Serbia are trying the same thing as you do, to establish a meditation center / monastery of the Theravada tradition. But it takes time. So, at the moment our Society hosts only visiting monks and do not have a resident one. Therefore I can offer you to participate in one of our s...
by Branko
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 134
Views: 36120

Re: Where are you from?

Still Searching wrote:I really don't like where I live, it's a very mean town, filled with thugs :cry:
Be positive :smile:
You are so close to Amaravati Buddhist Monastery :heart:

:namaste:
by Branko
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Rev. Heng Sure Singing, "Yashodara"
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Rev. Heng Sure Singing, "Yashodara"

Is it possible to find lyrics somewhere on the net?

Thanks in advance :namaste:
by Branko
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Good resources in non-English languages
Replies: 45
Views: 17853

Re: Good resources in non-English languages

Theravada Buddhism in Serbian Website: http://www.yu-budizam.com Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/budizam/ Forum: http://forum.yu-budizam.com Theravada Buddhist Society "The Middle Way": http://www.yu-budizam.com/srednjiput Video library: http://www.buddhistv.com/categories/10/Serbian-Bud...
by Branko
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pali term for rebirth
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Re: pali term for rebirth

uppajjati ?
by Branko
Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

Welcome back Chris :smile: I'd also like to ask for help again in making this clear to me. This sentence is from Lesson 16: Mā te pāpakammāni katvā manussalokamhā cavitvā narake (in purgatory) uppajjantu. do not / they / evil deeds / having committed / from human world / having departed / in purgato...
by Branko
Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

Yupiiiii :clap:
I learned something!

Thank you so much, bhante
:namaste:
by Branko
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

I would really appreciate if someone could help me with this. I'm at Lesson 14 and don't understand in the sentence: 14. Buddhe pasīditvā upāsako devaputto hutvā saggaloke uppajjati. with Buddha / having being pleased / lay devotee / god / having become / in heavenly realm / is born Being pleased wi...
by Branko
Thu May 28, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

I'm at lesson 11 and in the sentence No. 10 of the Excercise it seems there is a mistake: 10. Dhaññaṃ āka'nkhantassa purisassa dhanaṃ dātuṃ vāṇijo icchati. corn / wishing [for] / man / alms / to give / merchant / wishes The merchant wishes to give alms to the man who is wishing for corn/grain. dhana...
by Branko
Tue May 19, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

Hi Chris,
no answers this week? Am I the only one doing this course at the moment?
Anyway, I'll post here my questions related to the future lessons.
So far it was pretty easy...
by Branko
Sat May 16, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

Many thanks Bhante.
That is what I thought. Just a matter of style.

What is the most important to me at this stage is just to be able to discern what form is every word in the sentence and what is it's function. Questions of style come latter :smile:
by Branko
Sat May 16, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

Lesson 9. Is there any rule according to which in the sentence 3. Dārakā pupphāni saṃharitvā mātulassa datvā hasanti not both verbs were translated as gerund, but only the first one: Children, having collected flowers, give (them) to the uncle and laugh. My translation (into Serbian) was something ...
by Branko
Mon May 11, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

Obviously not too many.
What is the minimum of the class members :smile:
by Branko
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

Many thanks Chris.

After reading both entries, I take that
1. tāpasa is a brahmin ascetic (in the fourth phase of his life, when he leaves his home) and
2. samaṇa is both Buddhist and non-Buddhist (and non-brahminic) ascetic, like jains, ajivakas etc.

Any comments?
by Branko
Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

I have a question regarding word tāpasa = hermit
Is it kind of synonym with the word sāmana = ascetic?

:namaste:
by Branko
Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN 21. Kakacūpama Sutta
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: MN 21. Kakacūpama Sutta

I presume it's talking about someone who becomes a monk just to get fed, etc, so is only agreeing with his teachers to keep up the pretence, out of fear of losing his free meals, rather than because he really respects the Dhamma. Mike Many thanks Mike, it makes sense. Especially if "easy to admonis...
by Branko
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN 21. Kakacūpama Sutta
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: MN 21. Kakacūpama Sutta

I'm not quite sure I understand this passage: "I don't call a monk easy to admonish if he is easy to admonish and makes himself easy to admonish only by reason of robes, almsfood, lodging, & medicinal requisites for curing the sick. Why is that? Because if he doesn't get robes, almsfood, lodging, & ...
by Branko
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

My ability to memorize is not really strong, therefore I do not insist on learning words by heart. After translating the exercises, read them once again and a few words stayed in my head. I'm not that much concerned with possibility of intensive browsing through the dictionary later, since with thei...
by Branko
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)
Replies: 53
Views: 11097

Re: Pali Primer Study Group (Lily de Silva)

So what is the plan?
I translated sentences from the lesson one.
And? Lesson two?
by Branko
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN Session 7 - MN 135. Cūḷakammavibhanga Sutta
Replies: 33
Views: 4933

Re: MN Session 7 - MN 135. Cūḷakammavibhanga Sutta

Everything that happens to us or others is due to some cause.
But this cause is not always kamma, as I understood that.
Than why blame anybody?