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by Dhammanando
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: name that fallacy
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: name that fallacy

kāya is singular. I don't think you've shown this to be so. When a Pali noun or adjective is joined into a compound it will revert to its pre-inflected form — a form that conveys no information at all about its grammatical number or grammatical case. When compounded, the genitive singular sabbassa ...
by Dhammanando
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Grammar - Eight Cases
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Pali Grammar - Eight Cases

What are cases? Why are they used? A "case" in grammar is any of the forms of a noun, adjective, or pronoun that express the semantic relation of the word to other words in the sentence. For example, in English the words 'I', 'me', and 'mine' are three cases of the first person singular pronoun. 'I...
by Dhammanando
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: samatha retreats/teachers
Replies: 21
Views: 1737

Re: samatha retreats/teachers

Natalie Quli: Multiple Buddhist Modernisms: Jhāna in Convert Theravāda An interesting survey and rather more thorough than the oft-cited one by Leigh Brasington. Though the paper was published a decade ago it’s quite new to me and I don’t recall seeing it mentioned before on Dhamma Wheel. This artic...
by Dhammanando
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 60
Views: 36930

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Ven. Paṇḍita, Authorship of the Vinaya and Abhidhamma Commentaries - A Response to Oscar von Hinüber Von Hinüber claims in his recent article, “Early Scripture Commentary,” which is included in Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism, that: (1) Buddhaghosa is the author of the commentaries on four nikāyas,...
by Dhammanando
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: ..inclines to nibbana
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: ..inclines to nibbana

niddaṃ tandiṃ sahe thīnaṃ pamādena na saṃvase. atimāne na tiṭṭheyya nibbānamanaso naro. “One should vanquish sleepiness, torpor, and dullness; one should not keep company with heedlessness. A man whose mind is set on Nibbāna should not persist in arrogance.” (Kāma Sutta, Sn. 942) The Niddesa to the...
by Dhammanando
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1020
Views: 68523

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:12 am
I have explained this in detail.
"What is “San”? Meaning of Sansāra (or Samsāra)", Jan 09, 2019
Yes, I saw it the first time around. But what was pseudo-philological silliness when posted in January doesn't become something different when it's re-posted in February.
by Dhammanando
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1020
Views: 68523

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Is he really going to be able to answer this question, though, bhante? I don't know. My hope —and it's only the very faintest of hopes— is that the questions might spur him and his partners in crime to read up on the subject of word-formation in different types of language and then come to realise ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1020
Views: 68523

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Let us resolve one issue at a time. No, no, no, no, no! as the blessed Margaret Thatcher would say. I answered your question, now it's your turn to answer mine. What kind of language do you imagine Pali to be with regard to word-formation? If your first principles are all wrong, then anything deriv...
by Dhammanando
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1020
Views: 68523

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Is "vinnana nirodha" Nibbana or not? This is a simple question. Yes. And is Pali an agglutinative, a fusional or an isolating language? This too is a simple question. If you think it's fusional, then you should quit playing about with the particle saṃ in the ridiculous way that you do. Fusional lan...
by Dhammanando
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1020
Views: 68523

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

The proper way to discredit "Waharakaism" is to provide a critique of the posts that I have made. Happily Lal does not get to lay down the rules for what would constitute a proper discrediting of the Waharakaist hermeneutic. In the eyes of any scholar informed about the character of the Pali langua...
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1020
Views: 68523

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Without proper arguments, you are the one who is making fool of yourself constantly showing your dislike towards what Lal provided here. And when "proper arguments" are offered —as they they have repeatedly been, both here and at Sutta Central— you make a fool of yourself by responding with ill-tem...
by Dhammanando
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dealing with Dangerous and Annoying Animals
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Dealing with Dangerous and Annoying Animals

I'm posting this in the Early Buddhism forum as it's a comparative Vinaya study. How to Deal with Dangerous and Annoying Animals - A Vinaya Perspective A paper by Ann Heirman, University of Ghent, Blandijnberg. Abstract: “Against the background of guidelines on non-killing and developing ideas on th...
by Dhammanando
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada anti creativity?
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: Is Theravada anti creativity?

With respect to creativity the Theravada amounts to a happy middle way that successfully avoids the two extremes of Gothic Zen and Baroque Vajrayana.
by Dhammanando
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination deterministic?
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Is Dependent Origination deterministic?

I think it is for this reason that the Buddha said that the only true miracle is when a person comes to believe in the Buddha Dharma. Can you give a link to the sutta, please? It's a popular (though inaccurate) paraphrase of the third kind of pāṭihāriya in the Kevaṭṭa Sutta , DN 11. See also: David...
by Dhammanando
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Lineage
Replies: 31
Views: 2358

Re: Lineage

Regarding: "Usually they're just called "the seven Buddhas of this auspicious aeon" or something of that sort." Are the seven Buddhas ever sort of collectively referred to as a set with a certain term? Like perhaps a one-word term to refer to the set of seven Buddhas? I don't know. The Apadāna Comm...