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by bachew
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Adjectives
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Adjectives

Thanks for the link cooran but I didn't find my answer there: http://www.vridhamma.org/Lesson-30 At this point I want to roughly know Pali grammar in general before diving into any course, or should I say I have not decided whether to start learning Pali seriously or not. Please help me on my doubt ...
by bachew
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Adjectives
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Adjectives

Hi, I just started to look into Pali grammar and have doubt. In http://pali.nibbanam.com/immerse.htm , it says ... adjectives in Pāli have to be singular when the noun is singular, plural when the noun is plural, and display by their form the same grammatical function as the noun they are modifying:...
by bachew
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Core teachings
Replies: 20
Views: 2502

Re: Core teachings

Thanks Bhante for the simile, so it's sort of like an investigation mind, perhaps an intense one? I remember from Ajahn Mun's biography that at some stage of his practice, the mind went intense investigation day and night without needing to stop except for sleeping, until the mind drops into samadhi...
by bachew
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Core teachings
Replies: 20
Views: 2502

Re: Core teachings

I see I see, it's also part of 37 factors. There is one that I find weird is the third factor of four means of accomplishments (or four bases of power): - Desire (... concentration founded on desire and the fabrications of exertion) - Energy (... concentration founded on persistence) - Consciousness...
by bachew
Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Core teachings
Replies: 20
Views: 2502

Re: Core teachings

Thanks guys for pointing out the 37 factors especially Wings to Awakening, very detailed.

Nibbuti, what do you mean by "one thing fulfills four, four fulfill seven, seven fulfill two (knowledge and vision)"?
by bachew
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Core teachings
Replies: 20
Views: 2502

Re: Core teachings

Updated the list, I think that's part of right view? Kamma and rebirth is always hard to explain because people with side annihilationism (materialism) or eternalism (indestructible soul) but seldom middle. The problem with the word rebirth is that one immediately think of a permanent soul, but with...
by bachew
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Core teachings
Replies: 20
Views: 2502

Core teachings

What are the core teachings in Pali canon, which without will render the canon useless in terms of practice? I can think of few: - Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha - Impermanence, suffering and non-self - Virtue, concentration and wisdom - Four noble truths - Four frames of reference - Four means of accomp...