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by thomaslaw
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Earliest text
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Earliest text

What is the earliest text contained in the Pali Canon? The earliest text contained in the Pali Canon, in terms of the formation of early Buddhist texts, not just languages, is found in SN/SA, particularly the so-called sutta/sutra-anga portion of SN/SA. This finding is according to the scholar-monk...
by thomaslaw
Wed May 27, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is Nāga world and Supanna world? where are they loacted?
Replies: 32
Views: 1655

Re: What is Nāga world and Supanna world? where are they loacted?

The following article may be of interest to you: Choong, Mun-keat. “A comparison of the Pāli and Chinese versions of Nāga Saṃyutta, Supaṇṇa Saṃyutta, and Valāhaka Saṃyutta, early Buddhist discourse collections on mythical dragons, birds, and cloud devas”, in Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhis...
by thomaslaw
Sat May 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is Nāga world and Supanna world? where are they loacted?
Replies: 32
Views: 1655

Re: What is Nāga world and Supanna world? where are they loacted?

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: I hate snakes and im scared of them. how can i avoid reborn as naga? According to Sotapatti Samyutta, e.g. the suttas SN 55.1, 16-17, if one has definite faith (aveccappasaada) in the Buddha, the Dhamma/Dharma, the Sangha, and noble morality (ariyakanta-siila) (such as the five...
by thomaslaw
Sat May 23, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is Nāga world and Supanna world? where are they loacted?
Replies: 32
Views: 1655

Re: What is Nāga world and Supanna world? where are they loacted?

I hate snakes and im scared of them. how can i avoid reborn as naga? According to Sotapatti Samyutta, e.g. the suttas SN 55.1, 16-17, if one has definite faith (aveccappasaada) in the Buddha, the Dhamma/Dharma, the Sangha, and noble morality (ariyakanta-siila) (such as the five precepts), one "is r...
by thomaslaw
Fri May 22, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is Nāga world and Supanna world? where are they loacted?
Replies: 32
Views: 1655

Re: What is Nāga world and Supanna world? where are they loacted?

The following article may be of interest to you: Choong, Mun-keat. “A comparison of the Pāli and Chinese versions of Nāga Saṃyutta, Supaṇṇa Saṃyutta, and Valāhaka Saṃyutta, early Buddhist discourse collections on mythical dragons, birds, and cloud devas”, in Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist...
by thomaslaw
Wed May 20, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Help Finding an Agama
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Help Finding an Agama

Regarding the translation and study of SA 294 and its corresponding Pali SN 12.19, you may read the following:

Choong Mun-keat, The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism, pp. 184-188.

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by thomaslaw
Wed May 20, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Gandhabba ?
Replies: 29
Views: 819

Re: What is Gandhabba ?

Thanks for your reply. Because it is not found in SN/SA suttas, possibly the Buddha does not teach that idea, gandhabba. It appears below Samyukta Agama mentioned about gandhabba . https://suttacentral.net/sa640/lzh/taisho 爾時,世尊告四大天王:「巴連弗國,於彼國當有婆羅門,名曰阿耆尼達多,通達比陀經論,彼婆羅門當納妻。彼時, 中陰 眾生當來與其作子,入母胎中時,彼母欲與人...
by thomaslaw
Tue May 19, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Gandhabba ?
Replies: 29
Views: 819

Re: What is Gandhabba ?

Thanks for your reply.

Because it is not found in SN/SA suttas, possibly the Buddha does not teach that idea, gandhabba.
by thomaslaw
Tue May 19, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Gandhabba ?
Replies: 29
Views: 819

Re: What is Gandhabba ?

However gandabbas are certain spirits which are even sculptured (imaginary) on walls of temples, which I have seen and see. But gandabba, is a state of mind , that roams seeking a next birth. Is this term, gandabba, for the meaning of a state of mind that roams seeking a next birth (中陰 zhong yin) ,...
by thomaslaw
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 184
Views: 10509

Re: Momentary 'experience'

The progression for attaining liberation/nibbāna experience is described in SN/SA in the following series of five stages (Choong Mun-keat, The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism , p. 53): 1.passati, sammā-passaṃ, sammādiṭṭhi (i.e. seeing the five aggregates/six sense spheres as anicca, dukkha, ...
by thomaslaw
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Reliability of the Early Buddhist Texts (Pali Canon)
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: The Reliability of the Early Buddhist Texts (Pali Canon)

Pali (literally "text") is based on a dialect from the region of Ujjeni (Ujjayani), capital of Avanti, in western India. The Pali canon is part of the early Buddhist texts. Only this Pali version from one of the early Buddhist schools has been preserved intact. Most of the other early Buddhist text...
by thomaslaw
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Reliability of the Early Buddhist Texts (Pali Canon)
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: The Reliability of the Early Buddhist Texts (Pali Canon)

Greetings. Although this book is available on Amazon in print form, it is also available online from Oxford University as a free PDF. Written by two bhikkhus, all of the falsehoods leveled against the Pali Canon are examined and refuted one by one in this short and highly readable book. Sadly, I us...
by thomaslaw
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9994

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Theravadins do not agree that Theravada is Hinayana, but they don’t do things that will stop it forever. Theravadins can draw the attention of the Mahayanists to the fact that Nibbana is a self-existing dharma (Nibbana exists independently, apart from any experience, after the death of Arahant - th...
by thomaslaw
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 34
Views: 4096

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

See the Devadūta Sutta Thanks for the posting. The Buddha in the sutta teaches clearly about the conditions of hell, and its connection with King Yama. It seems King Yama is the king of hell? No such a king of hell is mentioned in the SN suttas. But some descriptions about various forms of tormente...
by thomaslaw
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: requesting help from devas
Replies: 19
Views: 3852

Re: requesting help from devas

Requesting help from devas seems found in the Pali chanting, such as chanting Aradhana (Invitation to Devas). But not sure what kinds of offering should also be presented to devas in the ritual?