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by Sam Vara
Sun May 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Grammar
Replies: 19
Views: 275

Re: Pali Grammar

Ceisiwr wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 2:31 pm

Wow that’s pricey lol. I’ll wait for some reviews.
Warder is, I believe, over £40.
by Sam Vara
Sun May 24, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 59
Views: 984

Re: Right View and anicca

Hi Sam I found the answer to your question in the following Sutta. Dhattu-vibhanga Sutta https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.140.than.html In a nutshell what is internal is what you grasp (Upadana)as I, me, and myself. You have to see Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta in internal, external and ...
by Sam Vara
Sat May 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 59
Views: 984

Re: Right View and anicca

Dhammanando wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:58 am
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Thank you Bhante. :anjali:
by Sam Vara
Fri May 22, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Grammar
Replies: 19
Views: 275

Re: Pali Grammar

The standard book is A K Warder's Introduction to Pali. It helps if you are aware of parts of speech, etc, otherwise it can look a bit daunting and you spend time Googling what terms like "past participle" mean. The publisher put "Intro" in the title purely for marketing purposes lol :rofl: Yes, th...
by Sam Vara
Fri May 22, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Grammar
Replies: 19
Views: 275

Re: Pali Grammar

The standard book is A K Warder's Introduction to Pali. It helps if you are aware of parts of speech, etc, otherwise it can look a bit daunting and you spend time Googling what terms like "past participle" mean. Johansson's Pali Buddhist Texts is also helpful. It gets you reading actual chunks of su...
by Sam Vara
Thu May 21, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Old age, sickness and death
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Re: Old age, sickness and death

Zom wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:49 pm
Death in Microcosmos 8-)

Truly, this world is a shitshow all the way down...
by Sam Vara
Thu May 21, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 59
Views: 984

Re: Right View and anicca

Well, my understanding is that Nicolas and bodom have affirmed the expression "right view" in the context of insight into anicca while I have rejected it. So there is no redundancy. Nicolas and bodom seem to stick to sutta as being beyond failure of monks having authored them. They haven't merely a...
by Sam Vara
Thu May 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Problem?
Replies: 64
Views: 1279

Re: Forum Problem?

Aloka wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:44 pm
DNS wrote: Avatars back on the left
Mine are still on the right.


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Mine too, on the computer at least.
by Sam Vara
Thu May 21, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 59
Views: 984

Re: Right View and anicca

... You haven't provided any such translation, I'm afraid; so your reasoning regarding the sutta is based on an incorrect premise. No problem because my reasoning is not based on this sutta Excellent! There's no problem at all with your reasoning, other than it being redundant. Nicolas and bodom ha...
by Sam Vara
Thu May 21, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 59
Views: 984

Re: Right View and anicca

I think the topic has been exhaustively covered showing that there is no common ground on which we might come to a conclusion. Why is there no common ground? Because you seem to stick to the position that the original pali suttas which have been authored by imperfect monks can't be wrongly phrased ...
by Sam Vara
Thu May 21, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 59
Views: 984

Re: Right View and anicca

I think the topic has been exhaustively covered showing that there is no common ground on which we might come to a conclusion. Why is there no common ground? Because you seem to stick to the position that the original pali suttas which have been authored by imperfect monks can't be wrongly phrased ...
by Sam Vara
Wed May 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Right effort and anatta
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Right effort and anatta

Many thanks for these, Robert, and for the Zoom conversations which preceded them. I'll deal with the posts in time order, and comment on them in that order. 1) The first post of this sequence points out that there are no doers of deeds, and that the characteristics of action are imaginary. That wou...
by Sam Vara
Wed May 20, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 59
Views: 984

Re: Right View and anicca

It is obvious that "Right view" isn't correct in SN22.51: Bhikkhus, a bhikkhu sees as impermanent form which is actually impermanent: that is his right view. Here "a bhikkhu sees" but it does not read "a bhikkhu thinks" or "a bhikkhu believes". That's why what is actually referred to here is Right ...
by Sam Vara
Wed May 20, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 59
Views: 984

Re: Right View and anicca

As said "Right Insight" might be more appropriate since it corresponds with "seeing", "perceiving", "understanding". While "view" has the connotation of a mere concept which is compatible with worst ignorance even if it is called "right view". I'm a bit confused. If sammāditthi is compatible with t...