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by thomaslaw
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Suttas where bhikkhuni teach rebirth ?

The suttas below are in the collection SN 5. Bhikkhuni Samyutta. The collection about bhikkhuni in most cases that Mara tries to interrupt and disturb Bhikkhuni's concentration; this is followed by the bhikkhuni and Mara challenging each other in 'verse'; and finally Mara, after being identified, de...
by thomaslaw
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Oldest Suttas or Vaggas
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Oldest Suttas or Vaggas

Are there any books or studies recommended for the oldest Pali Canon Suttas or Vaggas? Yes, the following book, according to the scholar monk, Yin Shun, regards the Sutra/Sutta-anga portion of the Samyukta-Agama/Samyutta-Nikaya for the oldest early Buddhist texts: Choong Mun-keat. 2000. The Fundame...
by thomaslaw
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 780

Re: petavatthu

In Sri Lanka certain priests in sermons use petavattu story to create a psychosis towards akusaladamma to mention about future rebirths. In modern days students with modern education to believe phenomena. Is there any facts from sutta to present that petas really exist in there so called appearance...
by thomaslaw
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?
Replies: 32
Views: 854

Re: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?

1. What is meant by the phrase: "his faculties are exceptionally clear"? Purified , Cleansed , Calmed. 2. Are these "faculties" mental faculties, spiritual faculties or physical faculties? Physical 3. Are these "faculties" conscious or unconscious in nirodha-samāpatti? It is in suspended state . Co...
by thomaslaw
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 780

Re: petavatthu

The translation is from the 400s. The scripture is considerably older. But, note that the texts pertain to the vyakarana-anga (P. veyyakarana-anga) portion of SA/SN, according to Yinshun (see pp. 68-9 in the Choong's article). That means, these discourses were a later collection subordinated to the...
by thomaslaw
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 780

Re: petavatthu

Dear Dhamma friends, About peta 'tormented ghost', it is also mentioned in the suttas SN 19 Lakkhana Samyutta. See also pp. 78-81 in Mun-keat Choong's article "A comparison of the Chinese and Pāli Saṃyukta/Saṃyuttas on the Venerable Mahā-Maudgalyāyana (Mahā-Moggallāna)", in Buddhist Studies Review ...
by thomaslaw
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 780

Re: petavatthu

Dear Dhamma friends, About peta 'tormented ghost', it is also mentioned in the suttas SN 19 Lakkhana Samyutta. See also pp. 78-81 in Mun-keat Choong's article "A comparison of the Chinese and Pāli Saṃyukta/Saṃyuttas on the Venerable Mahā-Maudgalyāyana (Mahā-Moggallāna)", in Buddhist Studies Review ,...
by thomaslaw
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: This chinese agama version of Anapanasati matches my experiences
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: This chinese agama version of Anapanasati matches my experiences

I think for the Chinese agama version of Anapanasati, it will be better to read and follow SA 803 (= SN 54.1) (cf. pp. 225-227 in the book Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism , Choong Mun-keat). This Chinese SA version has a very similar content of the Pali SN version. From the practice of mind...
by thomaslaw
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: This chinese agama version of Anapanasati matches my experiences
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: This chinese agama version of Anapanasati matches my experiences

I think for the Chinese agama version of Anapanasati, it will be better to read and follow SA 803 (= SN 54.1) (cf. pp. 225-227 in the book Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism , Choong Mun-keat). This Chinese SA version has a very similar content of the Pali SN version. From the practice of mindf...
by thomaslaw
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

sphairos wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:30 am
I have the book, it's great. Something like a final say of a distinguished Sri Lankan Abhidhamma scholar on the topic of Early Buddhism ('s teachings).
The book is in fact based on the Pali texts on the topic of early Buddhist teachings.
by thomaslaw
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 36500

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

The sutta held in the highest esteem is not authentic. I don't think I can seriously practice anymore. Good idea indeed. But for those who really want to practice Satipatthana or Mindfulness according to Early Buddhism, you may read and study the following suttas: SN 47 Satipatthana Samyutta and SN...
by thomaslaw
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 36500

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

I don't hold the view that the Satipatthana Sutta is a forgery. Near the end of this talk , however, it sounds like Ajahn Sujato calls it a forgery, and I'm sure he knows a lot more about these things than I do. In light of this, I'm wondering whether others here might have knowledge about discussi...
by thomaslaw
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: About paññatti 'concept'
Replies: 0
Views: 110

About paññatti 'concept'

Dear Dhamma friends, According to SN 14.13 (= SA 457), the conditions of paññāpeti 'to reveal' are derived from the dhātu of avijjā 'ignorance' (see Choong Mun-keat, The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism , p. 138). The noun form of paññāpeti is paññatti 'concept'. So, paññatti should be a ment...
by thomaslaw
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Were the nikayas compiled independently of each other?
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Were the nikayas compiled independently of each other?

The suttas were undoubtedly compiled by enlightened minds, and are unparalleled in their brilliance, but I can't help but have lingering questions about their origins and assembly. For one, it doesn't appear that the Digha, Majjhima, Samyutta, Anguttara, and the collections in the Khuddaka were com...
by thomaslaw
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 297
Views: 76719

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Greetings Ben, all, Actually it turns out it wasn't the intro to SN I was thinking of, though it possibly gives a clue on pages 33/34 as to the "seeds" referred to above. I would type it now, but I'm off to plant trees down Werribee Gorge / Pentland Hills way for my "Community Leave Day" at work. ....