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by Sam Vara
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The suffix "eva" ???
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: The suffix "eva" ???

I think it works as an enclitic intensifier; it means extra stress is placed on the word it follows. Warder gives "surely", but also "just", "only", "alone". Thank you Sam Vara. Excellent explanation although difficult to convey ("idheva") in English. It would be like: " In this very premise moment...
by Sam Vara
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity (Stephen Batchelor posts)
Replies: 13
Views: 154

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity (Stephen Batchelor posts)

Thanks for the interesting video and connection... It's not surprising that SV should have the opportunity to discuss with the real SB. The Western Buddhist community is not actually very large. In fact, SB has taught on at least one retreat here. The timing made it impossible for me to attend, but...
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The suffix "eva" ???
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: The suffix "eva" ???

I think it works as an enclitic intensifier; it means extra stress is placed on the word it follows. Warder gives "surely", but also "just", "only", "alone".

It often means "that very", or "that very same".
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do non-returners become bored?
Replies: 29
Views: 286

Re: Do non-returners become bored?

Do you have a reference for Arati meaning "boredom"? My dictionary just gives it as the proper name for Mara's second daughter. Indifference, listlessness, boredom (all nuances of the Pali term arati) are said to be the 'distant enemies' of mudita. From: Mudita. The Buddha's Teaching on Unselfish J...
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "In this very life"
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: "In this very life"

The term "in this very life" is of course the title of Sayadaw U Pandita's famous manual, but does it come from a sutta? I imagine it's a standard term that is normally translated differently, but I can't place it. Can anyone help please? I would guess, in the above context, the relevant Pali is "d...
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "In this very life"
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: "In this very life"

Thanks bodom. That's definitely "sanditthiko"!

:anjali:
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "In this very life"
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: "In this very life"

Nicolas wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:34 pm
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Many thanks, Nicolas. Much appreciated!

:anjali:
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "In this very life"
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: "In this very life"

Thanks, Nicolas!
:anjali:

Does the book say that, or is that the closest term you can think of?

(Apologies, mods! You might want to move this...)
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "In this very life"
Replies: 9
Views: 137

"In this very life"

The term "in this very life" is of course the title of Sayadaw U Pandita's famous manual, but does it come from a sutta? I imagine it's a standard term that is normally translated differently, but I can't place it. Can anyone help please?
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity (Stephen Batchelor posts)
Replies: 13
Views: 154

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

Hey, SV, can you let us know the time when you ask your questions. Someone else PM'd me to ask, and when I checked the questioners have been edited out and replaced by a short form of their question as text. Some of the questions were quite long, and maybe the sound wasn't as good from the floor. I...
by Sam Vara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do non-returners become bored?
Replies: 29
Views: 286

Re: Do non-returners become bored?

No. Non-reterners have eradicated the fetter of kama raga(sense lust). If ones thirst for sensual stimulation is eradicated how could they become bored. Bordom or arati is also the second of maras armies. The first being sense lust; Kāmā te paṭhamā senā, Dutiyā arati vuccati When practitioner has c...
by Sam Vara
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 197
Views: 11994

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

that way lies peace and freedom. To me, the above is irrelevant. Clearly respecting other religions is actually the way to peace & freedom. Where as everything you have posted, so far, to diminish essence or "heartwood" of other religions & Buddhism, is also an opinion that can be attached to. To s...
by Sam Vara
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Right Livelihood

I would say:

A: Yes.

B: Mixed.
by Sam Vara
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 197
Views: 11994

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

The other solution is simply to not engage with issues that have no bearing upon one. Sure, there are so many things about which one doesn't have to have an opinion. But some do have bearing on one. This is one where I can afford to not take up ( upadana ) a position. What the "essence" of Christia...
by Sam Vara
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 421

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

John Peacock says in the video "I don't think of it as a finality". He doesn't think that there was anything permanently ended by the Buddha. "Enlightenment" is, for him, a term to describe someone who is further down an infinite path than we are. Surely Mr peacock has not fallen in love then out o...