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by manjughosamani
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali and Sanskrit: some history
Replies: 19
Views: 10658

Re: Pali and Sanskrit: some history

Hi Kare,

You can read the majority, if not all, of the text online here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/207362992/Bro ... arly-India

All the best.
by manjughosamani
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Becoming a Pali Scholar
Replies: 31
Views: 4666

Re: Becoming a Pali Scholar

Hi Arhat, I have read the chapter by Norman, although I was not able to access it from the Jōdo Shinshū site. However it is available on books.google.com. The article is chapter five of this text . Having read the chapter I don't believe it supports your contentions. So while the phonology of Pāḷi d...
by manjughosamani
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Becoming a Pali Scholar
Replies: 31
Views: 4666

Re: Becoming a Pali Scholar

Hello Kåre and Arhat, ​I also quoted from Hinüber's paper about some Pali forms defying linguistic explanation. Linguistic analysis, and especially historical linguistics, is dependent on a great deal of contextual detail and languages are remarkable systems, but they are not closed systems. As the ...
by manjughosamani
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Difference types of yoga and heart health
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: Difference types of yoga and heart health

Hello, What is the difference between the various types of Yoga: Ashtanga Bikram Hatha Iyengar Satvananada Vinvasa All of these are actually types of Hatha yoga with the exception of Satyananada in which Hatha practices are only one part of their path. Hatha yoga was originally an Indian tantric pra...
by manjughosamani
Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Resources on Sarvastivada
Replies: 20
Views: 5578

Re: Resources on Sarvastivada

Hi, See also: Alexis Sanderson “The Sarvāstivāda and its Critics: Anātmavāda and the Theory of Karma.” In: Buddhism into the Year 2000. International Conference Proceedings, Bangkok and Los Angeles: Dhammakāya Foundation (1995), pp. 33-48. Thanks for the share! Nice succinct presentation. Wishing yo...
by manjughosamani
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I receive the Triple Gem from a Tibetan Buddhist?
Replies: 29
Views: 2022

Re: Can I receive the Triple Gem from a Tibetan Buddhist?

Hello, There are different levels of formality when going for refuge in Tibetan traditions. Many times you can ask to take refuge with a preceptor (a lama or the senior monk in residence) and they can peform a simple ceremony on the spot. If you are not interested in taking bodhisattva vows you can ...
by manjughosamani
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Most people reborn as humans?
Replies: 26
Views: 3406

Re: Most people reborn as humans?

Hello, Then how is it, if a human birth is so rare, that it was given to people who are not going to even come close to studying the dhamma, who are extremely harmful to others? And what good does it do to give someone a lower birth, such as that of an animal or an insect, when they cannot learn any...
by manjughosamani
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is alcohol allowable in certain cases?
Replies: 47
Views: 5418

Re: Is alcohol allowable in certain cases?

Hello, I agree, but they only lead to intoxication in certain volumes... hence presumably why medicinal uses of alcohol in accordance with the Vinaya are permissible for bhikkhus. From that I think it's clear it's not a case of absolutes. My understanding is that the medicinal exceptions for alcohol...
by manjughosamani
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas

Hello, So it coould be that Mahabharata (incl Geeta )/ Ramayana were written as part of strategy for revival of Bramhanical society after the damage it had suffered due to Buddha's teachings or it could also be due to the vaccum created by decline of Dhamma in the land of its origin, India. I don't ...
by manjughosamani
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: Mention of Hindu Gods in Suttas

Hello, Then given that Geeta is a part of Mahabharata and delves into similar aspects of conquering desires etc., moksha (freedom from rebirth) etc. why does nobody mention / debate those concepts with Buddha. The Mahābhārata was not composed by one author at one point in time but is an composite wo...
by manjughosamani
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New England
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Hello from New England

Hello,

I am a student and joined primarily to support my study of Pāḷi, and efforts to get my head around Theravāda Abhidhamma.

All the best.
by manjughosamani
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Critique of Brahmavamso’s “The Jhanas”
Replies: 266
Views: 51846

Re: A Critique of Brahmavamso’s “The Jhanas”

Hi, This is a very interesting discussion. I believe Ven. Huifeng once stated on ZFI that many Brahmin practices try for citta-nirodha (or some term signifying something similar) whereas Buddhadharma tries for kilesa-nirodha. This is pretty much true. Ven. Huifeng was probably referring to this line...