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by samseva
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 32
Views: 2103

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

Dhammanando wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:59 pm
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Thank you, Bhante. I will start using this technique for my chanting for sure.
by samseva
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States

I would say, Stream-Entry state = sotāpatti, similarly as arahattamagga is derived from arahatta (state of arahatship), sotāpatti in sotāpattimagga, would be a state of sotāpanna. But it's not. Here are the PED definitions for sakadāgāmitā , anāgāmitā and arahatta : Sakadāgāmitā (f.) [abstr. fr. la...
by samseva
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States

[*]Since the above can't apply to a Stream-Enterer, what does sotāpattimagga constitute? Can a puthajjana be following sotāpattimagga , from practicing the Noble Eightfold Path, or is it the short moment while entering the stream? Initially it was a section of the Path from conversion (mentioned by...
by samseva
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 32
Views: 2103

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

Please do share the memorization technique in the thread. :smile:
by samseva
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States

[...] Yes, those are all important things to know regarding a Stream-Enterer (absence of the first three fetters, developed in faith and having the qualities of a Stream-Enterer), however, what I am trying to find out is how to clearly distinguish the following four Pāḷi terms: sotāpanna sotāpatti ...
by samseva
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States

sotāpanna - sotāpatti Sakadāgāmin - Sakadāgāmitā Anāgāmin - Anāgāmitā Arahant - Arahatta Ah, yes. I looked these up in the PED and those are in fact the individuals and states. However, while sotāpanna is correct, it is difficult to say if sotāpatti is the state of a Stream-Enterer: [sota]-āpatti e...
by samseva
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States

In various contexts, for Stream-Entry, you happen upon either the Pāḷi word sotāpanna , or less commonly, sotāpatti . The former is usually translated into English as 'Stream-Enterer', and the latter as 'Stream-Entry'. Although I don't know if this applies to the Pāḷi, for the English terms, there i...
by samseva
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?
Replies: 32
Views: 2271

Re: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?

I drive a lot at work and I mediatate a lot while I drive. My eyes tend to close when my mind and heart reach tranquility. Sometimes I let them close completely. Sometimes I go in and out of sight just long enough to maneuver around the roads. It’s a good practice because it lets me keep track of h...
by samseva
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?
Replies: 32
Views: 2271

Re: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?

I drive a lot at work and I mediatate a lot while I drive. My eyes tend to close when my mind and heart reach tranquility. Sometimes I let them close completely. Sometimes I go in and out of sight just long enough to maneuver around the roads. It’s a good practice because it lets me keep track of h...
by samseva
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones" or do they?
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones" or do they?

Eliminated at stream-entry: the possibility of killing living beings, stealing, sexual misconduct, false speech , wrong view. I'm sure a Stream-Winner would obviously not do deliberate acts of killing, stealing or sexual misconduct, but would his speech be completely unbroken and unblemished (such ...
by samseva
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Question and answers website by Ven. Dhammanando
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Question and answers website by Ven. Dhammanando

Dhammanando wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:01 am
samseva wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:51 pm
A repository of Ven. Dhammanando's posts could be a good idea.
I would prefer that there not be one.
Okay then, no problem. I won't make one.
by samseva
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Question and answers website by Ven. Dhammanando
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Question and answers website by Ven. Dhammanando

Dhammanando wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:29 pm
My posting here and at Sutta Central and Facebook already takes up all the time (i.e., an hour and a half a day) that I'm prepared to devote to online stuff.
Do you post/participate in Dhamma-related groups on Facebook, or it is rather just direct messages and replying to general comments?
by samseva
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Question and answers website by Ven. Dhammanando
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Question and answers website by Ven. Dhammanando

A repository of Ven. Dhammanando's posts could be a good idea. People could ask questions here or on SuttaCentral, and every new post that has valuable information could then be added. The text from the post could be pasted, along with the link of the original post. I could look into this to see if ...
by samseva
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Benefits of fasting
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Benefits of fasting

The benefits of fasting have been known for thousands of years. It's just recently that modern scientists are researching it and giving complex explanations—and saying they discovered these things. They are doing exactly the same thing with meditation. For most scientists, fMRI scans and blood work,...
by samseva
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones" or do they?
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones" or do they?

"Inasmuch, young householder, as the noble disciple (1) has eradicated the four vices in conduct,[1] (2) inasmuch as he commits no evil action in four ways, (3) inasmuch as he pursues not the six channels for dissipating wealth, he thus, avoiding these fourteen evil things, covers the six quarters,...