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by thomaslaw
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Who came first?
Replies: 15
Views: 878

Re: Who came first?

:buddha1: In terms of the formation of early Buddhist texts, SN/SA came first, according to Yin Shun. See Choong Mun-keat, The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism.
by thomaslaw
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: which living monks/nuns/teachers teach only genuine EBT?
Replies: 23
Views: 685

Re: which living monks/nuns/teachers teach only genuine EBT?

:buddha1: Note: not all EBTs are the foundation of Early Buddhism, according to Choong Mun-keat in the book, The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism. Some EBTs are early, some are later compilation.
by thomaslaw
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: shrine
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: shrine

Hi Different images relevant to Buddha are widely developed and accepted within the Buddhist traditions and beyond. These image worships, symbolising Buddha or Buddhist practices, are also regarded as idol worships by some other religions. Possibly certain writing/words can be used in Buddhist shrin...
by thomaslaw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is the Sutta Nipata the oldest and therefore the only truly reliable text in the canon?
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Is the Sutta Nipata the oldest and therefore the only truly reliable text in the canon?

Does it even cover the bulk of the Dhamma? If all we can be confident of actually going back to the Buddha himself is a relatively short collection of poems, what is left of the Dhamma? I was under the impression that the oldest text was the Samyutta Nikaya, and if we had to say that's the only rel...
by thomaslaw
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Garlic and onions
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Garlic and onions

Check this https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32681&p=485367 Thanks for the information. Theravada monks are not allowed to eat garlic by itself, but allowed to eat onions. Do you know why they are in particular not allowed to eat garlic by itself (unless one is ill, or garlic mixed with ...
by thomaslaw
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school

"One of the Vibhajyavada schools became the Tamrashatiya, which early established itself on Sri Lanka." I think it would be more accurate to say: "The branch of the Vibhajyavāda school in Sri Lanka came to be referred to by Buddhist writers in India (well, two of them at least) as the 'Tāmraśāṭīya'...
by thomaslaw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Garlic and onions
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Garlic and onions

Are Theravada monks allowed to eat garlic and onions?
by thomaslaw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Buddhism die?
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Will Buddhism die?

One of the Buddha's teachings, mindfulness, is currently being used for mental health.
by thomaslaw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school

According to The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism (by Choong Mun-keat), pp. 3-5, it also considers Theravada school comes from the Tamrashatiya school: "One of the Vibhajyavada schools became the Tamrashatiya, which early established itself on Sri Lanka. Although it calls itself Theravada (Sk...
by thomaslaw
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Simple Pali chants and where to learn them?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Simple Pali chants and where to learn them?

How about chanting this: anicca dukkha anatta.
by thomaslaw
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sakkāya-diṭṭhi
Replies: 27
Views: 1421

Re: sakkāya-diṭṭhi

In my opinion, sakkāya-diṭṭhi means the view that body exists independently and inherently (= 'really') -- which is an exact opposite of the view that the body dependently appears to arise, is empty, fabricated and imputed due to ignorance. This view that the body exists independently and inherentl...
by thomaslaw
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sakkāya-diṭṭhi
Replies: 27
Views: 1421

Re: sakkāya-diṭṭhi

Sakkāya is also translated as 'the personality' based on SN 22.103, 105 (see Choong Mun-keat, The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism, p. 39).
by thomaslaw
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Asalha Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Asalha Puja

According to SN 6.1 (in Brahma Samyutta of SN), it shows that just after the Buddha becomes fully enlightened, he considers whether it would be better for him not to teach others the Dhamma he has discovered. He regards the Dhamma he has discovered as profound, hard to see and understand for those w...