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by thomaslaw
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sitting cross-legged in Buddhist seated meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Sitting cross-legged in Buddhist seated meditation

Dear Dhamma friends, Sitting cross-legged in Buddhist seated meditation is also one of the asanas in the Hindu yoga postures. It seems most of the sitting cross-legged in Buddhist seated meditation traditions come with the hands either on the knees or right/left hand on top of left/right hand with '...
by thomaslaw
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Different methods of Vipassana?
Replies: 23
Views: 1440

Re: Different mehtods of Vipassana?

Vipassana is in fact found in the earliest Buddhist texts, Samyutta-Nikaya/Samyukta-agama. E.g. see the Pali terms, passati (one sees) and janati (one knows), in the following book in pages 34, 52-61: Choong Mun-keat. The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism: A Comparative Study Based on the Sutr...
by thomaslaw
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 15
Views: 651

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: 15
Views: 651

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: 15
Views: 651

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: 179

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: 179

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: 1150

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: 1150

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: 1150

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: 718

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: 29
Views: 2788

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: 2754

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: 29
Views: 2788

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: 29
Views: 2788

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...