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by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: itivādappamokkhānisaṃsatthaṃ
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: itivādappamokkhānisaṃsatthaṃ

The PTS gives pamokkha as "release, deliverance", etc. (from muñcati ), which makes sense, in that it could be something like "release from criticism". The commentaries derive pamokkha here from mocessāma , the future tense first person plural passive causative of muñcati : "We shall cause our doct...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 74
Views: 60621

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

mikenz66 wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:07 am
Would those knowledgeable about these texts be able to comment if there are any new/better online sources of translations of Abhidhamma texts and related KN texts such as the Paṭisambhidāmagga?
Only one, as far as I know: U Kyaw Khine's 1996 translation of the Dhammasaṅgaṇī.
by Dhammanando
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On your own authority
Replies: 15
Views: 216

Re: On your own authority

Recently I have learned from Ven. Dhammanando that 'right view' is considered to belong to the faculty of paññā: 'understanding, knowledge, wisdom, insight' in Theravada. Not just in the Theravāda. All Indian Buddhist schools whose texts survive (including the Mahāyāna ones) treated right view as a...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Which to purchase, Vibhanga or Commentary?
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Which to purchase, Vibhanga or Commentary?

I'm also aware that the Vibhanga is on suttacentral, so should i just use that for reading the Vibhanga and just buy the commentary from the PTS? I would. But if you want the Book of Analysis with its intro and notes (these have been removed from the Sutta Central edition), a scanned copy is legall...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Commentary and the Commentarial Tradition
Replies: 50
Views: 764

Re: Commentary and the Commentarial Tradition

Yes, so the sutta's are holy and someone has to gain a certain authority to be deemed authoritative, but only if their commentary complies with the sutta's. Got it! I'm not sure that you have got it. The way the Buddha set things up in the four mahāpadesas teaching is that the views of those who've...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Commentary and the Commentarial Tradition
Replies: 50
Views: 764

Re: Commentary and the Commentarial Tradition

What about commentaries by Ven. Thanissaro etc.? From the classical Theravada point of view, any modern exposition of Dhamma will be attanomati , unless it does no more than quote the canon and commentary. What about the council held in Myanmar? The council wasn't an interpretive project. It was co...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Commentary and the Commentarial Tradition
Replies: 50
Views: 764

Re: Commentary and the Commentarial Tradition

What if a commentary explains that the text it comments on is incomplete or partly false? I will not beat around the bush; if I explain that the Vinaya is not compatible with fruition of the 8th Jhana, how is Theravada (in particular this forum) going to handle this commentary? A commentary by you ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rāhula
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: Rāhula

beanyan wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Some crazy chick brought him out to the forest and said "here is your son" and left.
You're confusing the Buddha with Saṅgāmaji. There's no such story about Rāhula.

https://suttacentral.net/ud1.8/en/anandajoti
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?

How would you comment on the following from an abhidhamma's perspective (?): If cittas arise then there is neither attachment nor aversion (nor delusion) involved. So cittas cannot be rightly called "attachment-rooted" or "aversion-rooted". Some cittas arise with one or another of the three unwhole...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rāhula
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: Rāhula

I recently read that in the suttas it never actually states that Rāhula is the Buddha’s son. If you read it in Matthew Gindin's silly Tricycle article, Bh. Sujāto posted quite a good response just after it was published: While there is certainly room for legitimate doubt regarding the details of th...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?

If i have understood your words correctly then the paradigma of the abhidhamma in question of treating attachment and aversion differently in this regard depends on the premise that attachment is inherent in or cannot be separated from 'I am this nice feeling' or 'this nice feeling is mine' or 'thi...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?

So although view and aversion do not arise simultaneously, the view might condition the aversion, take the same ārammaṇa, have the same physical base and cease together with aversion. Correct? No. Though the one kind of citta conditions the other, both the attachment-rooted citta and its accompanyi...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?

Hi bhante, avertion towards something is good for us which is attachment to us? When i see a blood on the floor, i get repel feeling and go away from it because I care about my physical-mental body link because im attached to it? am i perceviing wrong? I don't know. I'm afraid I can't make any sens...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Why is there no hatred associated with wrong view?

My hatred is justified. My hatred is good. It is right to hate this object ... these are examples of wrong views associated with hatred. Hatred needs to be confirmed, at least intuitively and momentarily, otherwise there will be no hatred. Therefore without wrong view there can't be hatred as known...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 499
Views: 63575

Re: Jhana

confusedlayman wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 4:41 pm
in vinaya its given,
Where in the Vinaya is this stated?