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by vkasdn
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Looking for sutta

Was reading a sutta and it made me think of this thread Assalayana Sutta: With Assalayana MN 93 "Then the seven brahman seers said to the seer Devala the Dark, 'Now who is this, walking back & forth in the courtyard of the seven brahman seers like a village lout, saying, "Well, now, where have these...
by vkasdn
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta help (finding certain texts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: Sutta help (finding certain texts)

Thank you for this! :anjali: much appreciated
by vkasdn
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta help (finding certain texts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: Sutta help (finding certain texts)

I am unable to recall which sutta it is where the teachers of other sects are in their assembly and asked to explain a point, their student will stand up and say not to ask it of him, he does not know, ask it of me, but when the blessed one explains something not even the sound of the clearing of th...
by vkasdn
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta help (finding certain texts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: Sutta help (finding certain texts)

Thank you so much, right on the mark!
by vkasdn
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta help (finding certain texts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: Sutta help (finding certain texts)

I am curious if anyone can tell me if there is a sutta where the buddha explains the ways of answering questions, either with yes or no, by reframing the question, answering analytically, or by counter question....or something like that. I tried finding the sutta, but now i wonder even if it was rea...
by vkasdn
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta help (finding certain texts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: Sutta help (finding certain texts)

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:It is the Gītassara Sutta (A.iii.250) (The Book of Fives).
That is it exactly! Thank you kindly venerable sir

:anjali:
by vkasdn
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta help (finding certain texts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: Sutta help (finding certain texts)

Can anyone help me find which sutta it is where the buddha advised against making music/songs from the discourse? I have been searching, but cannot find it. Any help is appreciated, thank you in advance.
by vkasdn
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta help (finding certain texts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: Sutta help (finding certain texts)

thank you for your prompt and thoughtful reply, you hit the nail right on the head perfectly, thank you again sk much, so greatly appreciated
by vkasdn
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta help (finding certain texts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Sutta help (finding certain texts)

sorry if this is posted elsewhere, search didnt prove very helpful, i am looking for a little help if anyone happens to know off-hand that would be great, but basically, there are suttas i have read, i remember the jist but it was so long ago i have forgotten the full context, so i would like to kno...
by vkasdn
Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: prefix ā vs. a
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Re: prefix ā vs. a

:o

whoa, thank you for taking the time to write all that :twothumbsup:
by vkasdn
Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: prefix ā vs. a
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

prefix ā vs. a

i am using lily de silva's pali primer, im finding some things here confusing. I read elsewhere, regarding the importance of proper pronunciation of long vowels as the meaning is drastically changed, the example they used was the prefix ā, versus a. It stated the prefix 'ā' enhances the word, while ...
by vkasdn
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 421
Views: 79594

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

so far so good....going to up it to atleast an hour a day...see how that goes.. :smile:
by vkasdn
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 421
Views: 79594

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

I started my own personal challenge about 3 weeks ago to sit for atleast one half hour daily of just straight anapana sati, i focus on the point where the breath-contact is felt, i didnt realize there was a meditation challenge here this whole time until just a few days ago. :shrug: This past 21 day...
by vkasdn
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What do you sit on?
Replies: 27
Views: 4424

Re: What do you sit on?

i use a blanket folded like a small pillow shape, a friend suggested that i not waste money buying something i can sit on when essentially i can sit on nearly anything for free, also i will not be dependent on a special device if i want to sit...
by vkasdn
Fri May 17, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Imaham Bhagava attabhavam tumhakam pariccajjami
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Re: Imaham Bhagava attabhavam tumhakam pariccajjami

M.G.A. wrote: ... I tried to google the phrase without the marks to find the correct way by means of that, but without success.

Metta!

thanks to this thread, i googled it with success :twothumbsup:
by vkasdn
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Why learn Pali?
Replies: 48
Views: 9777

Re: Why learn Pali?

I enjoy learning pali, both expanding my vocabulary, and learning the grammar...I enjoy it because for me it is not a dead language but very much alive. The aim for me in learning pali is to interpret the texts on my own, for myself, not to depend on others. My only question is now of which script s...
by vkasdn
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Lineage of monks
Replies: 66
Views: 7743

Re: Lineage of monks

maybe im completely off, and dont get it....but back in the Buddha's day, the only lineage that existed were those who listened to his teachings, and applied the effort to put the teachings into practice...this was undoubtedly initiated by the Buddha resulting from his unique realization into the na...