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by Dhammanando
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Original Pali Reference of the Eight Great Merits Stanza
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Original Pali Reference of the Eight Great Merits Stanza

Hi, I am wondering if anyone can let me know the original Pali reference of the following stanza which is about the Eight Great Meritorious acts? It includes Kathina ceremony and others. I've never heard of this before and suspect it may be some regional composition. The terms aṭṭha puññāni, aṭṭhap...
by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist quote reference
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Buddhist quote reference

The difference is that some translators render hoti as 'is' and others as 'becomes'.
by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 16.10 Bhikkhunūupassaya Sutta. The Bhikkhunīs’ Quarters.
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: SN 16.10 Bhikkhunūupassaya Sutta. The Bhikkhunīs’ Quarters.

binocular wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:22 pm
Who had seniority as a monk -- Ananda or Mahakassapa?
Ven. Mahākassapa was ordained first.
by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: About 'Hatha Yoga' by Yogi Ramacharaka
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: About 'Hatha Yoga' by Yogi Ramacharaka

According to unverifiable sources, while Atkinson was in Chicago at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, he met one Baba Bharata, a pupil of the late Indian mystic Yogi Ramacharaka (1799 - c.1893). I wonder if Baba Bharata was in any way related to the Swami Brandranath, Hermione's celebrated ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide
Replies: 67
Views: 837

Re: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide

Pick any random paragraph ever written by Nanavira and I promise I will show at least 5 elementary logical mistakes present in it. Just like any other postmodernist writings, his writings contain at least an elementary logical mistake every paragraph. I dare you to do it, pick any paragraph and pos...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist quote reference
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Buddhist quote reference

1. Yena yena hi maññanti tato taṃ hoti aññathā. “For in whatever way they conceive, the fact is ever other than that.” Sappurisa Sutta Loka Sutta Salla Sutta Dvayatānupassanā Sutta 2. Yañhi bhikkhave maññati, yasmiṃ maññati, yato maññati, yaṃ meti maññati, tato taṃ hoti aññathā. “For, bhikkhus, what...
by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Stoicism and Buddhism
Replies: 40
Views: 1916

Re: Stoicism and Buddhism

It's not because a small pocket of individuals in the 21st century uses a philosophical system—that is more than 2300 years old—for a specific purpose, that it makes that philosophical system for the "upper middle class who live comfortably and with good material wealth." Who else except those who ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: cheerios commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 405

Re: cheerios commercial

chownah wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:09 am
The link to the annoying commercial seems to be missing. Is it this one?
The Lone Ranger doesn't seem especially annoying. If you want to see how annoying a cowboy commercial can be, try searching youtube for the "Milky Bar Kid".

:x
by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 167
Views: 9088

Re: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?

it seems to me that bhikkhu pesala argues that one has an ethical obligation to carry to term because the unborn [being] has the capacity to develop into a human (the terms are in question, so i hope you get what i'm saying). It's not a case of "developing" into a human. The unborn child is a human...
by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: uposatha
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: uposatha

Sovatthika wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:49 am
where is this specified bhante or anyone
The lay observance is in the Cātumahārāja Sutta; the monastic one somewhere in the Vinaya's Khandhakas.

https://suttacentral.net/en/an3.37
by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Stoicism and Buddhism
Replies: 40
Views: 1916

Re: Stoicism and Buddhism

Were they materialists really? They were thorough-going materialists, though given the conjunction of this with panpsychism, along with the very peculiar qualities that Stoic physics ascribes to matter, their materialism was clearly very different from the kinds commonly met with today. According t...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Names of Dīgha-nikāya suttas
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Names of Dīgha-nikāya suttas

May I ask what in your opinion is the most plausible theory of creation of the Dīgha-texts ? I’m afraid I have no opinion at all. Moreover, it sounds as if you have already gone into this matter much more deeply than I ever have (or am ever likely to), and so even if I did have an opinion, telling ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Prompted/unprompted cittas in the suttanta
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Prompted/unprompted cittas in the suttanta

In what ways does something akin to prompted/unprompted come up in the suttanta? It seems like it should, in some form or another. There is the Bhūmijasutta: “Ānanda, when there is the body, because of bodily volition pleasure and pain arise internally; when there is speech, because of verbal volit...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Stoicism and Buddhism
Replies: 40
Views: 1916

Re: Stoicism and Buddhism

"There," said Epictetus, "I told you that my leg would break." :candle: Do I detect just a hint of self-righteous satisfaction in that statement? "I told you so!" I think his words are simply those of a thoroughly convinced (and logically consistent) theist and fatalist, saying in brief what he say...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Stoicism and Buddhism
Replies: 40
Views: 1916

Re: Stoicism and Buddhism

He was born a slave (freed at the age of around 67) and his leg was permentantly damaged because his master beat him, which left him crippled. ;) I remember Christmas Humphreys, the British Buddhist popularizer, would often tell the story of Epictetus's equanimity when his sadistic master was tortu...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: ordaining in theravada and zen?
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: ordaining in theravada and zen?

would it be fair to say zen and theravada are two different religions? or is religion a rougher translation of a more fine term The rule that you cite is in the sacittaka class, meaning that culpability is contingent upon certain mental factors — knowledge, perception, intention, or some combinatio...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment
Replies: 20
Views: 278

Re: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment

What is the explanation for that, particularly in relation to the development of jhānas? Also, what text(s) is that notion found in? I think it's in several texts, though the only one that I can immediately recall is the Samādhi section of the Visuddhimagga. It states: Herein, we shall comment belo...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Names of Dīgha-nikāya suttas
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Names of Dīgha-nikāya suttas

Dear Pāli friends , Do you know if there had ever been used in Ancient Buddhist History any additional "clarifying" or "theme-introducing" names for the Dīgha-nikāya / Dīrgha-āgama texts ? For instance , Brahmajāla - "On views" ... I don't find anything in ATThakathās, Tīkās and Anyas .... I don't ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: uposatha
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: uposatha

Sovatthika wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:37 am
how often is uposatha observed in the ebts? is it the new, full and quarter moons, or is it just the new and full moons, or is it not specified
All four are uposatha days for eight-precept observance, though for the monastic sangha only the full and new moons are for Pāṭimokkha recital.
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment
Replies: 20
Views: 278

Re: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment

The healthier, the younger the body the easier it is to progress. Is that correct? I think it's an over-generalization. In the Suttas there are no arahants under the age of seven and the commentaries say that seven is in fact the minimal age for any ariyan attainment. They also say that the fifth d...