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by Dhammanando
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: vivicca, a term put together with 2 words?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: vivicca, a term put together with 2 words?

The noun viveka and participle vivicca are related, being formed from the same prefix and verbal root, but there's no connection at all with anicca.
by Dhammanando
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is Nibbana?
Replies: 17
Views: 783

Re: What is Nibbana?

somebody said there are 2 or 4 type nibbana any detail of this :anjali: Nibbāna can be one, two, three or four. For one, two and three see pages 391-4 of Sayādaw U Sīlānanda's Handbook of Abhidhamma Studies . http://www.abhidhamma.com/Abhid-Lectures-2.pdf As for the fourfold nibbāna, this is based ...
by Dhammanando
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Complete Patimokkha Chant in Pali PDF, anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Complete Patimokkha Chant in Pali PDF, anyone?

Is there any book that explain Patimokha in detail such as how and when this vinaya occur Yes, for that you need either the Vinaya Piṭaka or some modern work like Ajahn Thanissaro's Buddhist Monastic Code . This will give you the Vinaya Piṭaka's background stories (and subsequent evolution) of all ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Complete Patimokkha Chant in Pali PDF, anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Complete Patimokkha Chant in Pali PDF, anyone?

holylotus wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:55 am
Is the Patimokkha also available online somewhere in Devanagri script?
This is the Thai version in Devanagari.
भिक्खुपाटिमोक्ख.pdf
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by Dhammanando
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Complete Patimokkha Chant in Pali PDF, anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Complete Patimokkha Chant in Pali PDF, anyone?

I was thinking to try and start memorizing it. Looks a bit daunting though. Maybe I will start with some shorter chants instead. Should you ever change your mind, Ven. Sujāto has posted some good advice on memorizing it: I learned the patimokkha in my first vassa, so let me share a few tips. - Stud...
by Dhammanando
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 302
Views: 89357

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

uposatha is supposed to be kept the 14th and 15th of the lunar fortnight, so according to my calendar that is september 12 and september 13 That's just your opinion. The Theravāda understanding of cātuddase pannarase aṭṭhamiyā ca is that uposatha falls on the fourteenth day when it's a 14-day half-...
by Dhammanando
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: what is a dhammakkhandha?
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: what is a dhammakkhandha?

The texts offer a number of different ways of classifying the Dhammavinaya: the nine limbs, the three baskets, the five nikāyas, etc. The 84,000 dhammakkhandha scheme is one of the less often used ones. It's first mentioned by Ānanda in his Theragāthā verses: dvāsīti buddhato gaṇhiṃ, dve sahassāni b...
by Dhammanando
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Householder" etymology
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: "Householder" etymology

I am interested to know if we know anything about the etymology of the Pali gihin, gahattha, gahapati They are all derived from the verb gaṇhati / gaṇhāti . Gaṇhati / Gaṇhāti] [Vedic grah (grabh), gṛhṇāti pp. gṛhīta to grasp. *gher to hold, hold in, contain; cp. Gr. xo/rtos enclosure, Lat. hortus, ...
by Dhammanando
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Complete Patimokkha Chant in Pali PDF, anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Complete Patimokkha Chant in Pali PDF, anyone?

If you are planning to study the Pātimokkha, I recommend you also download Ven. Ñāṇatusita's word-by-word analysis of it.

by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: MN 138 upekkha-sukha error in pali CST4 source, should correction be sukha-kāyena, or sukha-kayassa?
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: MN 138 upekkha-sukha error in pali CST4 source, should correction be sukha-kāyena, or sukha-kayassa?

But Ven Sujato would need to provide some examples, where kāya was used meaning "person" to support his translation. As far as I know, in the commentaries kāyena is never glossed as purisena , puggalena , attabhāvena or anything else to this effect. The places where Ven. Sujāto translates kāyena as...
by Dhammanando
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

It turns out, confronting the robber, I do not allow my bad karma to be exhausted. Is it good? No, it would be going to the extreme of self-mortification. It might perhaps meet with the approval of Nigaṇṭha ascetics, but in the Cūḷadukkhakkhandha Sutta the Buddha ridiculed the idea. https://legacy....
by Dhammanando
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How difficult it is to obtain human life ?
Replies: 24
Views: 459

Re: How difficult it is to obtain human life ?

Keith wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:15 am
Thank you Bhante. I was employing a rhetorical device.
Yes, I got that. But the figure is so staggering (even more so for termites!) I couldn't resist posting it.
by Dhammanando
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How difficult it is to obtain human life ?
Replies: 24
Views: 459

Re: How difficult it is to obtain human life ?

Is 7 billion a lot? How many ants are there? Quite a few, it seems: In their Pulitzer-prize winning book The Ants , researchers Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson estimate that there are upwards of 10,000,000,000,000,000 individual ants alive on Earth at any given time. 10 Frightening Facts You P...
by Dhammanando
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????
Replies: 25
Views: 385

Re: What exactly does the Pali term "parinibbāyino" mean ????

Following the various Sutta Central links to the term "parinibbāyino" finds: parinibbāyi aor. of parinibbāti Aorist (/ˈeɪərɪst/; abbreviated aor) verb forms usually express The aorist verb parinibbāyi isn't relevant here. Parinibbāyino is the plural of the noun parinibbāyī, though in the PTS Dictio...
by Dhammanando
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Root of Piti
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Root of Piti

but as I understand unless you're an abbot, there is -as of yet -no reason to sit them, it's more of a personnel choice, correct? That's true of non-Thai monks living here. But with the Thais, nearly every village or town monk will be required to take at least Nak Tham Tree and in recent years even...