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by Vakkali
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Whosoever serves the sick...
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Whosoever serves the sick...

Hi everybody, I'm trying to find the canonical source of a great story that I heard cited in a Dhamma talk. There's a version of it on buddhanet.net: One day the Buddha visited a monastery. While he was there he came across a chamber where a monk lay in great pain caused by a loathsome disease. Alth...
by Vakkali
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gratitude passage
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Gratitude passage

I read an article where the Buddha was quoted as saying something like, "One without gratitude has no wisdom."

Can someone help me find the sutta that this passage comes from?
by Vakkali
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Chah biography in Portuguese
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Ajahn Chah biography in Portuguese

Ah! Entendi. Ainda melhor que o texto tem livros tailandeses como base também. Valeu!
by Vakkali
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Chah biography in Portuguese
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Ajahn Chah biography in Portuguese

Que legal! Nem imaginei que houvesse uma biografia do Ajahn Chah no português...é uma tradução do texto inglês, ou uma obra original? Bem, muito obrigado...o melhor presente de todos é o do Dhamma!
by Vakkali
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cambodian celebrations around this time of year
Replies: 0
Views: 759

Cambodian celebrations around this time of year

Hi all, I stopped by the wat in town last Sunday and was surprised to find it packed with people and with maybe five or six monks I had never seen before (the wat only has one permanent monastic resident.) I'm not aware of there being any special observance around this time. Does anyone have any ide...
by Vakkali
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chant for offering food
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Chant for offering food

Thank you, Chris! That pointed me in the right direction. For anyone else who's interested, here are the gāthā I could find; as far as I know, the diacritics are accurate. Āhāra Pūjā (offering food) Adhivāsetu no bhante Bhojanaṃ parikappitaṃ Anukampaṃ upādāya Patiganhātu muttama. Paṇiya Pūjā (offeri...
by Vakkali
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chant for offering food
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Chant for offering food

Hi everybody!

I was curious to know what the gāthā recited when offering food are...I can't find it in Gunaratana''s vandanā book. Any help would be much appreciated, especially if the source includes the appropriate diacritics!

Blessings,
Clayton
by Vakkali
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cambodian traditions to be aware of
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Cambodian traditions to be aware of

Hi everybody!

I just found out that there's a Cambodian wat in my town, and I'm planning to go and pay my respects. Are there any cultural preferences or expectations I should be aware of that may be particular to Cambodian bhikkhus? I would hate to offend anyone.
by Vakkali
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Object pronouns
Replies: 0
Views: 819

Object pronouns

Hi all, I need some help with Pāḷi object pronouns In the case of a line like " Etena sacca vajjena - sotthi me hotu sabbadā, " which I see written in my chanting guides, I understand that me is the pronoun corresponding to the English "me" -- in other words, the object pronoun in the first person s...
by Vakkali
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Names for the Buddha
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Names for the Buddha

This is great! Thank you so much. I'll use it for buddhanussati. I only wish that I could find the correct diacritics for all the names...
by Vakkali
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Names for the Buddha
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Names for the Buddha

Hi all,

Looking for a list of the Buddha's names or qualities, e.g. bhagavā, sugata, etc.

Thanks!
by Vakkali
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this chanting style?
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: What is this chanting style?

I'm wondering if it would be possible for me to record myself chanting and post the recordings on the forum to get feedback on style and diction... Also, I wanted to thank everyone here -- especially Bhante Dhammanando & Bhante Anandajoti for taking time out of what must be very busy schedules to he...
by Vakkali
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Offering water and food
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Offering water and food

Hi everybody, As part of my daily puja, I offer flowers, incense, and candlelight, and I can chant the verses appropriate for each, but I've seen Sri Lankans offer water and even food. At last yea's kathina an older layman explained to me before lunchtime that the first part of the meal goes to the ...
by Vakkali
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this chanting style?
Replies: 7
Views: 615

What is this chanting style?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJWPFYygGPc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There's a monk chanting at around 1:37:56, and I find the style very moving. Does anyone know where this style might come from? The monk looks Asian and the text is clearly Pali, but it doesn't sound typically...
by Vakkali
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta Nipata Commentary
Replies: 13
Views: 1993

Sutta Nipata Commentary

Hey all,

Any good English translations of the Sutta Nipata atthakatha? Can't seem to find it. I think the BPS only publishes the Pali.
by Vakkali
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Buddha only taught about Hell because...
Replies: 7
Views: 1453

Re: The Buddha only taught about Hell because...

Thank you! I've never seen these Sutta Discovery things before...this is great!
by Vakkali
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Devadatta and kamma
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Devadatta and kamma

I recently read the story of Devadatta in the Dhammapada commentary, and I have to admit that I was disappointed. The fact that the Buddha knew that Devadatta was coming to see him one last time but didn't go to meet him makes me sad. Even while I was reading it, I wanted the Buddha get up and go mi...
by Vakkali
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Buddha only taught about Hell because...
Replies: 7
Views: 1453

The Buddha only taught about Hell because...

Hi all,

Another practitioner told me that he once read a discourse where the Buddha explains that He only talked about Hell because the people of the time already believed in it. Does that sound familiar to anyone? Seems too good to be true.
by Vakkali
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Robe cloth
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Robe cloth

Kathina's coming up and I'd love to offer something. Anyone knows where I can get some robe cloth?
by Vakkali
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Discouraged
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Discouraged

So it's been about one month since I started practicing meditation daily. I'm using "Mindfulness in Plain English" as a guide, and he recommends developing some basic concentration first, so that's what I've been focusing on. I'm up to about twenty minutes per sitting, one sitting a day. Even after ...