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by Dhammanando
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Does anyone devotionally place Phra Mae Thorani image in your home altar together with the Buddha image? On a Thai multi-tiered home shrine one might find almost anything placed on the lower tiers below the Buddha statue. For example: * Pictures of one's parents and favourite ajahns. * Brass mini-s...
by Dhammanando
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What's the meaning of "pañcā nodhi sattodhisā, siyuṃ dvādasapuggalā"?
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: What's the meaning of "pañcā nodhi sattodhisā, siyuṃ dvādasapuggalā"?

Another question us what is odhisā. Ok, I understand odhi, but what is about sā? One possibility is that odhisā = odhi + esā. But as there are many errors in the CSCD edition of the Caturārakkhadīpanī another possibility is that the word is a misspelling of odhiso, one of the word's two forms in th...
by Dhammanando
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What's the meaning of "pañcā nodhi sattodhisā, siyuṃ dvādasapuggalā"?
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: What's the meaning of "pañcā nodhi sattodhisā, siyuṃ dvādasapuggalā"?

Please help me translate "pañcā nodhi sattodhisā, siyuṃ dvādasapuggalā." The verse is very tersely alluding to the opening paragraphs of the Paṭisambhidāmagga's description of mettabhāvanā: Atthi anodhiso pharaṇā mettācetovimutti, atthi odhiso pharaṇā mettācetovimutti, atthi disāpharaṇā mettācetovi...
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Script Converter
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Script Converter

I'm afraid I'm missing something. I put some Sinhala in the top part (නමෝ), it auto detects as Sinhala, but when I click the double arrow button, the same Sinhala appears in the bottom part. Is the tool supposed to transliterate into English? Or only into other Asian scripts. It will convert any of...
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 103
Views: 2491

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

Interesting. Could bhante give some quotations for this? :anjali: The chapter is quite short, so I'll scan it and post it later. But there are accounts of overestimating one's arahantship (may be also other fruits). If reviewing knowledge appears in each case, how would this be possible? Sure, puth...
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: A Trojan horse: Thanissaro bhikkhus response to Bhikkhu Analayo
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: A Trojan horse: Thanissaro bhikkhus response to Bhikkhu Analayo

robertk wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:10 am
Great to see this article by the Venerable.
Is there a link to the discussion at suttacentral?
It's here...

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/a- ... layo/11354

It's just reached the 150th post. :)
by Dhammanando
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 103
Views: 2491

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

That being said, what I would like to know, is if there is some kind of Saul of Tarsus moment when you are blinded by the light of stream entry and you actually know it yourself. I do know the Abhidhammic prescription but it doesn't tell you if you are aware of it. It does. In the Abhidhamma, as in...
by Dhammanando
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 37
Views: 1986

Re: The Gandhabba

It doesn't really make sense, if that's just it. Why not? If the gandhabba isn't an intermediate being, or intermediate state of being, what else would it be? In sammutisacca, a non-arahant who has just died. In paramatthasacca, I would suppose it to be the paṭisandhi-viññāṇā . Not that the comment...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Gandhabba
Replies: 37
Views: 1986

Re: The Gandhabba

So the gandhabba is something like a "virtual being" in the manner of a "virtual particle"? As far as I understood, Commy just says that it is a dying person, that's it .) It doesn't really make sense, if that's just it. Why not? There has to be more material. Otherwise there is an antarabhāva. And...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 33
Views: 2707

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

One more point: in the first session some people find it easier if they copy the text and mnemonicons first, leaving the oral recital (stage 2) until last. Try both and see what works for you.
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 33
Views: 2707

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

6. Pause and read the whole text again as in stage 5. Then copy out Mnemonicon C, this time attempting to recite the whole line after writing each syllable. As in stage 4 try to rely initially on your memory alone and cheat only when necessary. . Mnemonicon C.jpg 7. Transfer the merit of your dhamma...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 33
Views: 2707

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

5. Pause, take a deep breath and close your eyes for a minute or two to clear your head. Read the whole text again and then copy out Mnemonicon B using the same procedure as for Mnemonicon A.

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Mnemonicon B.jpg
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 33
Views: 2707

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

Sorry again for the delay. I’ve finally got a new power cord. I shall now describe the memorisation procedure for the first day. The material to be memorised comprises the preliminary homage, text title, chapter title and verses 1-12, making a total of 490 syllables. This is the text: namo tassa bha...
by Dhammanando
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 781
Views: 55463

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

The pronunciation of the Middle Indic Prākrit called Pāli cannot be inferred from modern Sinhala pronunciation any more than Classical Latin's pronunciation can be inferred from modern Romanian pronunciation. Quite right! It is from how they are pronounced by modern Englishmen —not Romanians— that ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1304

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

StormBorn wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:57 pm

Do you have any clue for why BS wants a new translation?
He states his reasons here...

http://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/tra ... ikayas/341