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by Derek
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms?
Replies: 64
Views: 1465

Re: What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms?

It's not really an official Buddhist term. Bill Hamilton borrowed it from St. John of the Cross as a collective name for certain knowledge-states ( ñāṇa -s) that are described in the commentarial meditation tradition. In chapter 21 of the Visuddhimagga , Buddhaghoṣa enumerates eight “knowledges”: Kn...
by Derek
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not attaining stream-entry
Replies: 44
Views: 2890

Re: Not attaining stream-entry

the Sarakāni Sutta also confirms that (although the language in it is ambiguous as to the faith-follower), but for some reason it seems "too easy": attaining stream-entry seems to me like a monumental event that is not based on faith or discernment, but on direct knowledge. The Stream-Entry Collect...
by Derek
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Meaning for these terms ?
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Meaning for these terms ?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote: Cakkhu (lit. eye), here, means vision, clear seeing, or intuitive insight. Ñāṇa means knowledge.
Reminds me of the Sanskrit jñāna-cakṣuṣā, which appears in Bhagavad Gita 13:35.
by Derek
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I believe I have achieved stream-entry.
Replies: 102
Views: 4544

Re: I believe I have achieved stream-entry.

Which definition of stream-entry are you using?
by Derek
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Renunciation of the Sense Pleasures and more?
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Renunciation of the Sense Pleasures and more?

Namkha wrote:what about renunciation of the negative mind states? Self doubt, anger, hatred, racism, etc.? Is there another way that the Buddha taught to let go of these?
I think what you're looking for is the Mahasatipatthana Sutta, especially the section on Cittanupassana. Does that answer your question?
by Derek
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Shiva. Simply conciousness
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Shiva. Simply conciousness

My question is, where does thispie with The Buddhas teachings? To my mind, there are obvious connections between Kashmir Shaivism and Dzogchen: 1. Time period. If we rely on verifiable sources (rather than the traditions' claims about themselves), both Kashmir Shaivism and Dzogchen arose in the clo...
by Derek
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: first english translation of the canon pali?
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: first english translation of the canon pali?

Around what year the Canon Pali became available in english? Do you mean when was the complete Pali canon first available in English? Or when was any part of it first available in English? Max Müller published an English translation of the Dhammapada in 1870 in the volume Buddhaghosha's Parables (L...
by Derek
Sun May 21, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Buddho Mantra
Replies: 17
Views: 3072

Re: Buddho Mantra

Lunagphor Viriyang Sirintharo runs a six-month course on buddho meditation: http://www.willpowerinstitute.com/courses/
by Derek
Thu May 04, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 171
Views: 51687

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

I think it can be healthy to have a little thread where people can contribute a few lines about themselves. Some of us did that in the Intro already but others may feel like doing more after having gotten involved in the forum and gotten to know the folk here a bit better. Anyhow here goes one of m...
by Derek
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Reading Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Reading Recommendations

maranadhammomhi wrote:historical overviews, or anything at all that can expand my knowledge of the early buddhist dhamma beyond the range of what is offered by theravāda
For many years, Richard H. Robinson's Buddhist Religions has been a standard college-level survey of the development of Buddhism.
by Derek
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 30
Views: 2854

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

The dialects are very close. But they are of course influenced by the standard versions of Norwegian and Swedish. That makes sense. There is archeological and linguistic evidence for the settlement of these areas by Indo-European tribes around 2,500 B.C.: "Between 3000 and 2500 BC new settlers (Cor...
by Derek
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 30
Views: 2854

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

Dmytro wrote:the western dialect of the Girnār rock edicts, and which among literary languages has the most in common with Pāli
That actually supports the case that Pāli, although it is an artificial/composite dialect, is based on the westerly dialects of MIA.
by Derek
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Feeling tone - how do you like to interpret "worldly" and "unworldly"?
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

Re: Feeling tone - how do you like to interpret "worldly" and "unworldly"?

I think we are all pretty much in agreement here. Page 156 (page 170 of the PDF file) gives this translation from the sutta: When feeling a worldly pleasant feeling, he knows “I feel a worldly pleasant feeling”; when feeling an unworldly pleasant feeling, he knows “I feel an unworldly pleasant feeli...
by Derek
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Feeling tone - how do you like to interpret "worldly" and "unworldly"?
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

Re: Feeling tone - how do you like to interpret "worldly" and "unworldly"?

sāmisa = worldly, fleshly, related to the material

nirāmisa = unworldly, spiritual, related to the non-material
by Derek
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 30
Views: 2854

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

This is what Oskar von Hinüber says: The Theravādins assume as a matter of course that their canon has come down in the language used by the Buddha, which they consequently call Māgadhī as well as Pāli. However, once the linguistic study of Pāli began in Europe by the end of the 19th century, it soo...