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by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones" or do they?
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones" or do they?

Unfortunately the discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones". But nor do they leave us entirely in the dark, for they ascribe to them eight characteristics. The first four, starting with unbroken, all mean more or less the same thing. They tell us what it is in the manner of their o...
by Dhammanando
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?

naturally I personally question a mundane categorization of the Cālā Sutta because it depends on the interpretation of "jati". Naturally. :lol: This being said, my question for you (which is part of the intention of this thread) is: " Does the Vinaya say anything about this matter? " I don't think ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called self becomed ?
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Why it is called self becomed ?

It appears "sayambhū" is exclusively found in the Apadāna and Milindapañha, which would contribute to a view about the lateness of the text. Also the Buddhavaṃsa, Niddesa, Cariyāpiṭaka, Paṭisambhidāmagga and Kathāvatthu. And the Vinaya's Cūḷavagga: Saddhammaṭṭhitiko buddho, sayambhū aggapuggalo, Āṇ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called self becomed ?
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Why it is called self becomed ?

Rather than the over-literal “self-become”, sayambhū would be better translated either more expansively as “one who has become [what he is] by himself”, or else more freely as “self-made man”. The monicker means more or less the same as anācariyaka , “one without a teacher” (with which it is often j...
by Dhammanando
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are posthumous gifts considered acts of generosity, and do they make merit?
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Are posthumous gifts considered acts of generosity, and do they make merit?

If one leaves to, say, Buddhist world organizations a sum of money after one's death, is this still an act of generosity? Yes. Would setting up a fund that gives gifts into perpetuity (through investing) keep generating merit that would benefit the giver in his/her future births? No. Although nowad...
by Dhammanando
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?

If the query’s scope is limited to the first four Nikāyas, then the teachings given by bhikkhunīs in these collections are virtually all concerned with high-level paññā topics. The doctrines comprised within mundane right view are alluded to only twice, in the discourses of Cālā and Upacālā. . Cālā ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Chant vs Abhidhamma
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Abhidhamma Chant vs Abhidhamma

Hi there, So i am a little confused on this point, monks often chant the abhidhamma for various ceremonies. Namely this fairly short chant. What is chanted in that link is only a tiny portion of each of the Abhidhamma Piṭaka’s seven books. It comprises: 1. Dhammasaṅgaṇī: first paragraph after the c...
by Dhammanando
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 489
Views: 27743

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Actually, those terms are used in many places in Vibhangapakarana. I'm actually already familiar with all the canonical texts in which the ten terms (not nine!) are used. I was replying, however, to your earlier claim that the said terms are: "...discussed in detail mostly in the three commentaries...
by Dhammanando
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: JE Carpenter, digha nikaya
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: JE Carpenter, digha nikaya

Anyone have information on this translator? He was a Unitarian minister and Sanskrit scholar. He assisted Thomas Rhys Davids with the editing of the romanised Pali editions of the Dīgha Nikāya and its commentary, but I don't think he translated any Pali texts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_E...
by Dhammanando
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: Wrong Livelihood: Monk’s Alms round

Below are the quotes from the pages 28 and 29 from the Visuddhimagga with relevant modern examples quoted from Results From Collecting Alms In Kauai . In the Visuddhimagga’s treatment of wrong livelihood for monks there is something that's crucial to a correct understanding but which you left out o...
by Dhammanando
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 489
Views: 27743

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Those 9 stages are also listed in the original commentary, section 1.3.5.3. Tatiya­catuk­ka­niddesa in https://legacy.suttacentral.net/pi/ps1.3 of Patisambhidamaggapakarana (or Part I, p. 360 of Buddha Jayanati Tipitaka): “.. yam cittan mano mānasan hadayan pandaran manomanayatanan manindriyan viññ...
by Dhammanando
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 58
Views: 1174

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

Concluding remarks on the article... If you cannot do the real commitment and the consensual marriage thing, you still need the guardian's permission. Remember, if you are not ready to commit in this life, you might meet again in another life, and another and another. I suppose you might . And at so...
by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Throwing food
Replies: 45
Views: 444

Re: Throwing food

D1W1 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:37 am
While the intention that drives the action of throwing food can be varied, as mentioned previously, generally do you think throwing food can be considered bad kamma?
I don't think that it would be, at least not in the case of any of the normal ways in which people get rid of excess food.
by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 58
Views: 1174

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

As a Westerner, you are probably interested in Buddhism because you have practiced Buddhism in your past life. This is habitual kamma. The Abhidhamma’s theory of conditional relations isn’t really my strong suit, but insofar as I understand it … When a sentient being of any sort encounters the Budd...
by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 58
Views: 1174

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

The law and the Dhamma sometimes agree and sometimes they do not agree. As morality among the people deteriorates, so will the laws for its citizens made by those very same people. In the accounts of the Cakkavattī Sutta and Mahāsupina Jātaka, deterioration starts at the top with the rājā and his m...