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by Dhammanando
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is there restriction on consumption of water for monks?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Is there restriction on consumption of water for monks?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:21 am
So if I am observing eight precepts I can take a bottle of water to the temple?
Indeed. You could take an 80,000 gallon portable water tank to the temple and your sīla will still remain intact
by Dhammanando
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is there restriction on consumption of water for monks?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Is there restriction on consumption of water for monks?

Is there restriction on consumption of water for monks? Only with regard to bathing, not drinking. And only for monks in drought-stricken regions. https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-bu-vb-pc57/en/horner Why Buddha did not impose restriction of water consumption (drinking or usage) for monks? Because n...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?

This is referring to bhikkhu precept , isn't the karma of killing is heavier than breaking the sexual abstention precept ? Within any particular class of offence there's no reason to think that the order in which the rules are listed is meant to reflect the kammic weightiness of transgressing them....
by Dhammanando
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries

I hardly read anything in Sinhalese except listening to monks in Sinhalese. However I like to know the opinion of Ven. Dhammanado. Though Pali is the best of the four to learn, it's valuable to supplement this with either Sinhalese, Thai or Burmese. Doing so gives one access to much more comprehens...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries

Bhante, could you comment a little on the Thai translations? My understanding is that they are rendered in a rather flowery form of Thai, which makes them quite difficult to read compared to modern English translations. Yes, they're translated into Ratchasap (= Skt rājaśabda ), the form of Thai spo...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: BBC article on ex-monk
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: BBC article on ex-monk

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:46 pm
Anyone know anything about Wat prae tam ma ram and what kind of meditation they teach?
I've never been there but I know that it's the monastery of Ajahn Ganha, a Dhammayutt forest monk but one with a close connection to Ajahn Chah.
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries

Why is no one interested in reading them? I said "extremely few", not "no one". The reasons that come to mind are, firstly, that a great many English-speaking Buddhists are not interested in reading ancient Buddhist texts of any sort. They prefer to just read and listen to modern teachers. Secondly...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries

Dhammanando, What is your guess as to how long it will be before english catches up with sinhala , thai, and ookameung? If you mean "catch up" in the sense of publishing English translations of those Pali texts that have up to now only been translated into Asian languages, then going by present tre...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries

atipattoh wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:13 am
Is there a PDF (or any other format) copy of Thai translation for Līnatthapadavaṇṇanā?
I don't know. It's not available on the Mahapali or Bhumibalo Bhikkhu websites and I don't know what others might be likely to host a copy.
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali word "vo" ???
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: The Pali word "vo" ???

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:31 am

Thank you Venerable Dhammanando. I assume the above is the same as the context below; however genitive plural, as you mentioned
Yes. Sati is the locative singular form.
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali word "vo" ???
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: The Pali word "vo" ???

What is the meaning of "sataṃ" in this sutta? Thank you :smile: When examining sataṃ, it appears to have many meanings (apart from 'one-hundred'). It's the genitive plural of the present participle of the verb atthi . Here it's the genitive of time: "When/while being..." Bhikkhu Bodhi's rendering i...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why I'm an Epicurean and not a Buddhist
Replies: 57
Views: 1334

Re: Why I'm an Epicurean and not a Buddhist

The traditional heterosexual family unit is the underlying cause of tribal and territorial behaviour in society. Some of the most aggressive thugs I've ever met have been smug parents who delight in making people without families feel insignificant. I hope the heterosexual family unit is completely...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali word "vo" ???
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: The Pali word "vo" ???

Do we choose which ever translation of "vo" we consider suitable? It will depend on what style of translation you're aiming for. If you're doing what Bible translators call a form-equivalent (FE) translation (or what non-linguists like to call a "literal translation"), then you'll try to replicate ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Re: Monks are allowed to keep pets?
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Monks are allowed to keep pets?

Parrot is having right view when it said bone carry another bone? I would say that Buddharakkhita's words are expressive of a view that sides with dispassion. But since the texts don't recognize the possibility of psittacine stream-entry, presumably it would fall some way short of the ariyan right ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: S.N. Goenka says: only use one kind of meditation...why?
Replies: 39
Views: 1676

Re: S.N. Goenka says: only use one kind of meditation...why?

There has been some discussion about 'vibrations' in what Goenka teaches. However this is actually not the most important thing. Goenka always warns his students not to play the game of sensations (from the vibrations i.e. arising and passing away). The yard stick is actually how you are able to st...