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by thomaslaw
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

Hi

Ritual worship to Maha Brahma is also part of Theravada Buddhism, particularly in Thai tradition (may be also other Buddhist traditions). How do the Buddhist or religious followers present their prayer to Maha Brahma? Do they have any regulations for the worship?
by thomaslaw
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

Having read the expressions, I can see how the individual mind consciously develops the words of the devotional faith to the Buddha, his dhammas, and his assembly. Such a devotional faith to the Buddha seems similar to the faith-faculty (saddhindriya) and power (saddhaabala) in the teachings of the ...
by thomaslaw
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

thang wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:42 am
Namami Buddham Gunasagarantam !
Namami Dhammam Sugatena Desitam !
Namami Sangham Munirajasavakam !
Could you explain what are the meanings of the Pali words?
by thomaslaw
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Pali reading "suttaṃ geyyaṃ veyyākaraṇaṃ tassa hetu"
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: The Pali reading "suttaṃ geyyaṃ veyyākaraṇaṃ tassa hetu"

The 6th council edition gives: na kho, ānanda, arahati sāvako satthāraṃ anubandhituṃ, yadidaṃ suttaṃ geyyaṃ veyyākaraṇaṃ tassa hetu [veyyākaraṇassa hetu (ka.)]. ka = Cambodian. So, basically according to this edition Burmese, Sinhalese and PTS have veyyākaraṇaṃ tassa, Cambodian - veyyākaraṇassa. Th...
by thomaslaw
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Pali reading "suttaṃ geyyaṃ veyyākaraṇaṃ tassa hetu"
Replies: 2
Views: 116

The Pali reading "suttaṃ geyyaṃ veyyākaraṇaṃ tassa hetu"

Dear Dhamma friends, According to Choong Mun-keat, it is said that the PTS reading "suttaṃ geyyaṃ veyyākaraṇassa hetu" in Majjhima-nikāya 122: III 115, is different from the Ceylonese/Burmese version’s reading: " ... suttaṃ geyyaṃ veyyākaraṇaṃ tassa hetu" (i.e.: "na kho Ānanda arahati sāvako satthār...
by thomaslaw
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 12.31: Why is the term "nutriment" used ???
Replies: 26
Views: 773

Re: SN 12.31: Why is the term "nutriment" used ???

This is what Choong Mun-keat says: 1. In material (kabaḷīkāro?) nutriment, one should know the desire (raga) - [SA mentions desire and craving] for the five gunas of sensuality. 2. In contact nutriment, one should know the three feelings. 3. In volition nutriment, one should know the three cravings...
by thomaslaw
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 12.31: Why is the term "nutriment" used ???
Replies: 26
Views: 773

Re: SN 12.31: Why is the term "nutriment" used ???

Dear all, Choong Mun-keat in his book The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism pp. 202-204 discusses a few SN and SA discourses on the concept of ahara "nutriment". The below is copied from the pages: "... SN 12.11-12, 63-64; SA 371-378 link arising by causal condition with the concept of nutrime...
by thomaslaw
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 12.31: Why is the term "nutriment" used ???
Replies: 26
Views: 773

Re: SN 12.31: Why is the term "nutriment" used ???

Dear forum I originally intended to start this topic on SN 12.31 because i couldn't understand the subject matter of SN 12.31 (plus I am too sight impaired to comprehensively read Bhikkhu Bodhi's convoluted footnotes in small print). But I think I now understand the subject matter of the sutta so m...
by thomaslaw
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Does consciousness have a nutriment???
Replies: 19
Views: 518

Re: Does consciousness have a nutriment???

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:24 pm
auto wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:30 pm
‘Sabbe sattā āhāraṭṭhitikā’— ‘All sentient beings are sustained by food.’

https://suttacentral.net/an10.27/en/sujato
Thanks for that Auto but still does not answer the question. Regards
I think 'consciousness ahara' is namarupa (SN 12.63). In consciousness ahara, one should know namarupa.
by thomaslaw
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 22
Views: 2191

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Hi all,

It seems the water or Mother goddess in the Theravada tradition can be two goddesses (not just one) at one worship location.

Kind regards,
Thomas
by thomaslaw
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 52
Views: 2131

Re: Origination of feelings

No, can you find it? :thumbsup: No. :jumping: Santa, if you think this is frustrating, try getting him to read a footnote: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=30866&hilit=Choong&start=15#p452581 This message should not be posted here for the subject? Do you mean you are "frustrating" :roll...
by thomaslaw
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 22
Views: 2191

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Hi

Recently I travelled Thailand and Myanmar, and saw the water goddess:

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(In Thailand's hotel restaurant)
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(In Myanmar's Shwedagon pagoda)

Thomas
by thomaslaw
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 22
Views: 2191

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Going on a tangent here, other signs that esoteric Buddhism and Mahayana influences came both from the direction of Cambodia and from Sri Lanka (Abhayaghiri school) still can be found throughout Thailand both from archaeological finds as from immediate practices in present times (Naga worship, astr...
by thomaslaw
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???
Replies: 19
Views: 1581

Re: What is the "pre-sectarian period" ???

Greetings, Given Bhikkhu Sujato appears to include the Samyutta Agama within the "pre-sectarian period", what would be the date of this "pre-sectarian period"? I think the only time that could reasonably be said to be "pre-sectarian" is when the Buddha himself was alive. During that time, people co...
by thomaslaw
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 22
Views: 2191

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...