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by Dhammanando
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Paying taxes and second precept
Replies: 41
Views: 476

Re: Paying taxes and second precept

On the one hand, for bhikkhus the Vinaya makes it a defeating offence of theft to smuggle goods into a country in order to avoid payment of customs duties. I think we can infer from this that the Buddha acknowledges the right of rājās to impose taxes and the obligation of citizens to pay them. It s...
by Dhammanando
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Find a Sutta
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Find a Sutta

The Kālāma Sutta is the one that comes immediately to mind.

Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation...

https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/an3.65
by Dhammanando
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Paying taxes and second precept
Replies: 41
Views: 476

Re: Paying taxes and second precept

Perhaps venerable dhammanando could help to answer this question, any difference between not taken what is not freely given as the second precept and not paying taxes? I don't find this an easy question to answer. On the one hand, for bhikkhus the Vinaya makes it a defeating offence of theft to smu...
by Dhammanando
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Five Antaraya Dharma?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Five Antaraya Dharma?

The five things are from the Majjhima Commentary's explanation of antarāyikā dhammā as it occurs in the Alagaddūpamasutta: Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park. Now on that occasion a pernicious view had arisen in a bhikkhu n...
by Dhammanando
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 53
Views: 1068

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

I was browsing a [url=https://www.ancient-buddhist- āturakāyassa me sato cittaṃ anāturaṃ bhavissati S III.1 even while I am sickly (in spite of my being sick) of body, my mind is not diseased. Obviously, āturakāyassa above is genitive. However, cittaṃ is not genitive but nominative. I notice the pe...
by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 53
Views: 1068

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

1. I read 'anicca' is 'neutral'. However: (i) cakkhuṃ is neuter; sing; nom; (ii) jivhā is feminine; sing; nom & (iii) mana can be masculine; sing; nom. Therefore the declension of anicca appears to follow the declension of the subject, namely, aniccam (a-ending neut) with the neuter cakkum; aniccā ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nekkhamma
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Nekkhamma

Nekkhamma (nt.) [formally a derivation fr. nikkhamma (ger. of nikkhamati)=Sk. *naiṣkramya, as shown also by its semantic affinity to nikkhanta, in which the metaphorical sense has entirely superseded the literal one. To expand on the above, the literal sense is: Nikkhamati [Sk. niṣkramati, nis+kama...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Third precept
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Third precept

Thanks venerable , why is it women liable to punishment is in the protected category ? That's just a poor translation. A saparidaṇḍā isn't a "woman liable to punishment", but rather a "woman in connection with whom a punishment has been set." The Vinaya defines the term as: "a girl who's been promi...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana /Vajrayana attitude with Pali Canon?
Replies: 25
Views: 588

Re: Mahayana /Vajrayana attitude with Pali Canon?

Also, one could also accept the Pali Canon and add a Vajrayana attitude to it, and say, ok, I accept this theological framework, but I disagree with the conclusion, I disagree everything is dukkha, one can have a life of mostly sukkha, I don't want to achieve nibbana, I don't want to stop existing ...
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Third precept
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Third precept

sentinel wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:13 am
What is the meaning of woman protected by dhamma ?
Women keeping brahmacarī vows (i.e., bhikkhunīs, sāmaṇerīs, sikkhamānās and eight-precept upāsikās) and (in later texts) consanguineous female relatives.
by Dhammanando
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 242
Views: 9172

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

It is true there are no similes for the so called four Arupas in the canon, these were not practiced by Buddhists at Buddha's time, only by non-buddhist ascetics. They were introduced through an influential text written by Dharmasri after Buddha's passing away. There is an abundance of evidence tha...
by Dhammanando
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Visuddhimagga: piti included in the formations aggregate
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Visuddhimagga: piti included in the formations aggregate

Abhidhamma places pīti as one of the wholesome mental factors, it's a jhāna factor which arises with sukha vedanā. Pīti isn't intrinsically wholesome but is reckoned as wholesome when it arises in a wholesome consciousness or as unwholesome when it arises in an unwholesome (i.e., a greed-rooted) co...
by Dhammanando
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Just a few questions on pronunciation, spelling and grammar
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Re: Just a few questions on pronunciation, spelling and grammar

How is "R" pronounced in Pāḷi ? This isn't known as the phonetic descriptions in the old grammars don't go into enough detail for us to determine exactly which kind of rhotic consonant it is. In each country the sound is realized according to whatever consonant comes closest in the native phonetic ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Amazing Sutta audio
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Amazing Sutta audio

sunnat wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:05 am
Are they available as plain mp3's to download from somewhere. (limited bandwidth)
They are lots of ways to download videos from youtube. I use MacX YouTube Downloader from https://www.macxdvd.com

Some other ways...

https://www.wikihow.com/Download-YouTube-Videos
by Dhammanando
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 61
Views: 44604

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Three talks in English on the Paṭṭhāna (Book of Conditional Relations) by the Russian monk U Nandamedhā. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP8bZWJYRMM . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YzJuQxxoXg . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMtw4CS_dNY Also, a Russian translation of the Abhidhammatthasaṅgaha,...