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by Sati1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Parents gaining merit for son's ordination - canonical support?
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Parents gaining merit for son's ordination - canonical support?

Hello and happy new year to the Dhamma Wheel community,

I was wondering if anybody knows of any canonical texts that support the common belief that when a man ordains his parents will receive merit.

Many thanks, in the Dhamma,

Sati1
by Sati1
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Mahasi Sayadaw's "The Progress of Insight" in Pāli?
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Mahasi Sayadaw's "The Progress of Insight" in Pāli?

Dear Ven. Pesala,

Many thanks for the file. I have opened it and started to use it.

Best wishes,
by Sati1
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Mahasi Sayadaw's "The Progress of Insight" in Pāli?
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Mahasi Sayadaw's "The Progress of Insight" in Pāli?

Hello,

Does anybody know where I could find the version in Pāli of Mahasi Sayadaw's "The Progress of Insight", as he originally wrote it? I am trying to get a better sense of the text that Nyanaponika used for his translation into English.

Many thanks,
by Sati1
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Santi and Api Santi in AN 4:199
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Santi and Api Santi in AN 4:199

Dear Sylvester, Thank you very much for the reply. That "santi" stands for "siyan ti" clarifies the question. After reading your post, I looked up the commentary on the next phrase, "api ha santi", which says that "api nāma aham bhaveyyan ti evam patthanākappanavasena vuttani", in agreement wih Bhik...
by Sati1
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Santi and Api Santi in AN 4:199
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Santi and Api Santi in AN 4:199

Hello, Does anyone know what the origin of the word "santi" in the phrase "santi hoti" ("I may be" by Bhikkhu Bodhi) is? Similarly, where does "api ha santi" in "api ha santi hoti" ("May I be?") come from? "Santi" as 3rd person plural of "atthi", or as "peaceful", does not make much sense here. I wo...
by Sati1
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Mexico!
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: Greetings from Mexico!

Hola Pumo, Bienvenido a Dhamma Wheel! Yo también soy de México, pero voy a escribir en inglés por ser el idioma del foro (por el momento también estoy viviendo en Inglaterra). I recommend that you visit Dhamma Vihara in Veracruz, just outside Jalapa, about 2-3 hours from Puebla. It is the only Thera...
by Sati1
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A few questions on Pāli grammar
Replies: 9
Views: 1059

Re: A few questions on Pāli grammar

Dear Sylvester and Dhamma_Basti, Many thanks for the additional posts. This clarifies the question about anupassii and how that phrase it is constructed. I found the quote from Fahs particularly helpful (and was surprised to learn that Sanskrit can be used to learn about Pali grammar!). In the case ...
by Sati1
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A few questions on Pāli grammar
Replies: 9
Views: 1059

Re: A few questions on Pāli grammar

1. kāye is locative, not ablative. From my humble understanding passī should be the nominative of passin "possessing insight (poss. adjective)" so kāyanupassī works like an adjective to the nominative subject: having clear insight into the body. Yes, that clarifies the question. There is also the a...
by Sati1
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A few questions on Pāli grammar
Replies: 9
Views: 1059

A few questions on Pāli grammar

Hello, I was wondering if anybody on this forum could help me with a few recurrent questions about Pali grammar that I have not been able to find answers to in the textbook (AK Warder's "Introduction to Pali", now on chapter 20): 1."kaaye kaayanupassii viharati" as in Satipatthaana Sutta: what is th...
by Sati1
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Suttas on walking meditation technique?
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Suttas on walking meditation technique?

Dear Ven. Gavesako,

This is indeed fascinating. Thank you for sharing the note and the photos.

Best wishes,
by Sati1
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Suttas on walking meditation technique?
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Suttas on walking meditation technique?

Hello, thank you for the very useful references. I had been wondering whether "walking up and down" might not just mean "going for a walk", but the passages in the Cullavagga (provided by Ven. Dhammanando) indicate that walking could be done "in a hall" and on paths "with a railing", suggesting that...
by Sati1
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Suttas on walking meditation technique?
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Suttas on walking meditation technique?

Hello,

I was wondering if anybody knows of a sutta that describes a method for doing walking meditation, beyond just stating that the person "walked back and forth" (cankamati). And do we know whether the walking was done on a straight path going "back and forth"?

Thank you!
by Sati1
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: New forest monastery in Norway
Replies: 22
Views: 3021

Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Sadhu sadhu sadhu!
by Sati1
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god
Replies: 44
Views: 7935

Re: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god

Dear Sati1 So for obvious reasons I'm not going to reply to this thread again. Would you kindly remove your post from this website as it could be both harmful to you and others in this Dhamma path. I would urge you to read the Tripitaka yourself and also seek other fruit bearers (Especially Monks, ...
by Sati1
Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Dry insight: support by the suttas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1238

Re: Dry insight: support by the suttas?

Dear pilgrim and santa100, Thank you for your responses. What seems to remain an open question in the sutta that you (pilgrim) post is whether the person who follows the vipassana path doesnt do it with at least some level of jhanic absorption, rather than free from any jhanas. Regarding Ven Thaniss...
by Sati1
Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Dry insight: support by the suttas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1238

Dry insight: support by the suttas?

Hello, I was wondering if anybody here knows of passages from the suttas that support the dry insight approach in which insights ars attained without prior attainment of jhanas. One sutta that I heard of but can't find the reference for is of someone who lost the ability to enter jhanas after gettin...
by Sati1
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu

To anyone interested. https://www.youtube.com/user/yuttadhammo http://yuttadhammo.sirimangalo.org https://plus.google.com/+YuttadhammoBhikkhu/posts (StackExchange posts and contact) Thanks for these extra links. I wasn't aware of some of his other efforts. It recently called my attention that he ha...
by Sati1
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Literature and the Seventh Precept
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Literature and the Seventh Precept

An Example of Dhamma Fiction There's also novels like Voltaire's Candide, or Doorstopesky's epic work “ Crime and Punishment .” Although I wouldn't recommend reading such novels while observing eight precepts they don't come under the category of useless chatter, as so many novels do. Their purpose...