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by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 29
Views: 2838

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Popular images of a fat monk bearing some resemblance to the Chinese Hotei images. The monk is the Buddha's arahant disciple Mahakaccana.
by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?

The extra words tht you heard may have been the three traditional introductory verses, which in some monasteries are chanted just before eva.m me suta.m. yanta.m sattehi dukkhena ñeyya.m anattalakkha.na.m | attavaadaattasaññaana.m sammadeva vimocana.m || sambuddho ta.m pakaasesi di.t.thasaccaana yog...
by Dhammanando
Thu May 30, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Let's play a game: Russian doll, ditch the books, cel phone, paper and pencil
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Let's play a game: Russian doll, ditch the books, cel phone, paper and pencil

A complete set of Dhamma must contain...
Why do you think that it must contain the five ariya iddhi and the first five of the six abhiññáyo?
by Dhammanando
Thu May 23, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha a product of Mara?
Replies: 43
Views: 1187

Re: Are Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha a product of Mara?

Are Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha a product of Mara? Yes, in a certain sense. The Dhamma (in the sense of pariyatti dhamma) and the Sangha arise dependent on a Buddha; a Buddha arises dependent on bodhi; and bodhi arises dependent on at least three of the five Maras. If there was no Mara as death, the...
by Dhammanando
Mon May 20, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do stream-winners start from scratch when they get reborn?
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: Do stream-winners start from scratch when they get reborn?

Do stream-winners start from scratch when they get reborn? My very speculative answer would be as follows: If a human sotāpanna were reborn as a deva, then he wouldn't need to start from scratch for it's the norm that humans reborn by means of apparitional arising (opapātika) have perfect recall of...
by Dhammanando
Mon May 20, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do stream-winners start from scratch when they get reborn?
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: Do stream-winners start from scratch when they get reborn?

Although a sotāpanna can be reborn as a human, in Pali sources from the Canon to the Sub-commentaries, there are no accounts of this actually happening. Every single person who dies as a sotāpanna gets reborn as a deva. Thank you Nicolas. Does this mean, in theory, that it is extremely rare for us ...
by Dhammanando
Sat May 18, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Diaries of a monk
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Diaries of a monk

Is there any monk who has kept a diary of their progress from the time they discovered buddhism up to the stage where they had reached an advanced level? The English Soto Zen nun Roshi Jiyu-Kennett, published two volumes of diaries describing her training in Japan, under the title The Wild White Go...
by Dhammanando
Sat May 18, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions
Replies: 30
Views: 5217

Re: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions

Ajahn Pannadhammo at Arrow River Monastery in Ontario, Canada practices Mahasi style meditation, though it says on his website he ordained as a Thai Forest Monk. I think the Burmese connection is a little tenuous in Ven. Punnadhammo's case. As far as I know he didn't train in Burma but learned the ...
by Dhammanando
Thu May 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: How to translate SN 56.47 ???
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: How to translate SN 56.47 ???

Why not ummujjanto? I find it the most compelling verb (I assume it is a verb); particularly given it is used auspiciously in AN 7.15. The predicate of a clause has to include (or to be) a finite verb, but ummujjanto is a participle. A finite verb is a form of a verb that has a subject (expressed o...
by Dhammanando
Thu May 16, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How did Aṅgulimāla clear the vast amounts of dark karma he incurred by murdering hundreds of innocents, in a few years?
Replies: 44
Views: 1160

Re: How did Aṅgulimāla clear the vast amounts of dark karma he incurred by murdering hundreds of innocents, in a few yea

Thanks retro but I see no reference sutta about transcending conceit equal to attaining arhatship There's the Arahatta Sutta: “Mendicants, without giving up six things you can’t realize perfection (arahatta). What six? Conceit (māna), inferiority complex (omāna), superiority complex (atimāna), over...
by Dhammanando
Thu May 16, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: How to translate SN 56.47 ???
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: How to translate SN 56.47 ???

It follows from above Bhikkhu Bodhi has added the words "would regain", which do not appear to exist in the Pali. The Pali appears literally: sakiṃ (once) vinipātagatena (gone to nether worlds) bālena (the fool) manussattaṃ (human being, i.e., human state of mind) "Sakiṃ vinipātagatena bālena manus...
by Dhammanando
Thu May 16, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2606

Re: Abortion sources

From the Petavatthu: Ghost: I am a ghost, sir. I am suffering in the world of Yama. I have done an evil deed as a human and have been reborn in the world of ghosts. Every morning, I give birth to five sons and in the evening another five are born. I eat them all that night. But I will still be hungr...
by Dhammanando
Wed May 15, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What additional ethics you find in Buddhism which are not found in other religions?
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: What additional ethics you find in Buddhism which are not found in other religions?

What additional ethics you find in Buddhism which are not found in other religions? In those suttas that make exclusivist claims of one sort or another, we don't find sīla mentioned as one of the things that only Buddhas are competent to teach and which are therefore absent in the dhammas of outsid...
by Dhammanando
Tue May 14, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 3180

Re: Secular Buddhism

Wow Yes I’m aware that some people claim to be Buddhist yet don’t believe in Nibbana or redefine it to mean something else entirely (I once heard someone say it’s “being the best person I can be”), but personally I don’t see how they can be a Buddhist. Buddhist inspired, sure. I forgot to post a li...
by Dhammanando
Tue May 14, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 3180

Re: Secular Buddhism

Yet you find they believe in Nibbana :shrug: Well, not all of them. There is a sub-sect, the so-called "Jazz Buddhists", among whom Nibbāna is conceived as a useful idea but not something that anyone has ever actually attained. An open letter from Richard Hayes to the Canadian monk Ven. Punnadhammo...