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by Dhammanando
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara

'pa' is just an amplifier prefix. In Pali as in English, prefixes can do all sorts of things. Sometimes they change a word's meaning in a very predictable way, i.e., the new meaning is easily discerned by anyone who knows both the range of possible functions of the prefix and the meaning of the unp...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 36
Views: 1305

Re: Is it a schism making action?

sentinel wrote: Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:02 pm Bhante , what does same monastic boundary means ?
The sīmā. In practice it will most often mean the boundary of a single monastery.
by Dhammanando
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara

But note that this causal sequence pattern happens like 50 times in the suttas (the 7sb sequence) (not exact number, DN alone also has that happening at least 10 times that don't come up in searches because of large peyaala) What of it? :shrug: The high frequency of pīti and pāmojjaṃ isn't evidence...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Advice regarding donning robes
Replies: 9
Views: 4758

Re: Advice regarding donning robes

This is more of a problem when wearing the robe with the right arm uncovered (robe under the right armpit). In that case, when you're inside the monastery wear the upper robe in the hom dong (ห่มดอง) style until you can get hold of a robe that fits you properly. . https://youtu.be/sotsNpRwgZM?t=162...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Pleasure to meet you
Replies: 12
Views: 10396

Re: Pleasure to meet you

Sóley wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:53 pm For @Dhammanando, no I'm not from Iceland but I was living there from 2017 until 2019, I'm from France and Sóley is basically my Icelandic name ! :D
Ókei, ég skil.
:D
by Dhammanando
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 36
Views: 1305

Re: Is it a schism making action?

Why so harsh, friend? Not harsh, just brusquely dismissive. I am asking because I'm seeking a reliable person or source. Is the Buddha reliable enough for you? "Upāli, a bhikkhunī cannot split the saṅgha even if she attempts to provoke a schism. "A sikkhamānā cannot split the saṅgha even if she att...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 36
Views: 1305

Re: Is it a schism making action?

Let's be logical Let's. The logical thing would be to learn the meanings of saṅgharāji and saṅghabheda by looking at what Buddhist texts have to say about them, rather than naively assuming that their meanings will be simply whatever notions happen to pop up in our heads when we see their English t...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 36
Views: 1305

Re: Is it a schism making action?

If you'd read the Thanissaro article that Grigoris linked to when you posted a similar question on DWM then you would know already that it's impossible for a layman to cause a schism. Only monks can do that. Here's the link again:

https://info-buddhism.com/sangha_schism.html
by Dhammanando
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Pleasure to meet you
Replies: 12
Views: 10396

Re: Pleasure to meet you

Hi Sóley,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

By the way, are you from Iceland?

:hello:
by Dhammanando
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence
Replies: 39
Views: 2385

Re: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence

bodhifollower wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:02 am
The thing I want to know is how do I kill a yakkha.
You don't kill them. If bad yakkhas bother you, you call on good yakkhas to come to your aid. Like it says in the Atanatiya Sutta.

https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/dn32
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara

mudita and pamojja I thought were conjugated forms of the same word, both based on modati, as well as aa-modana, pa-modana. Certainly there's an etymological link between muditā and pāmojjaṃ . From the root √mud we get the verb modati and its more complex derivatives: anumodati, abbhanumodati, abhi...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Source of The Lost Son story
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Source of The Lost Son story

I'm looking for the source. I suspect either some Vietnamese pseudepigrapha or (more likely) a fable that Thich Nhat Hanh just made up himself. Certainly it's not any Indian source, not even a Mahayana one, as should be obvious from the last two sentences, which belong to a literary form that just ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara

But isn't that the householder joy or mirth ( pahāsasambhava ) you mentioned that would not be a proper cause of mudita? No. "Householderish" means associated with attachment, but muditā arises with a great wholesome citta. You seem to confirm my point that the Buddha in the EBT doesn't give a defi...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara

Beholding the personal qualities that make a person endearing to others is a different thing from beholding the successes or good fortune ( sampatti ) that have come to that person. The latter is the proximate cause of muditā. Bhante, can you expand on that, especially whether there are any EBT sou...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: why dorje shugden is hated?
Replies: 21
Views: 2188

Re: why dorje shugden is hated?

Tsem rinpoche is a good monk with compassion.. his compassion may be because of training in his tradition. but why Dorje Shugden is banned or avioded? If I were an adherent of the Tibetan religion I would avoid joining a sect that requires one to worship this creature because his name always makes ...