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by samseva
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

Awesome. Thanks for the heads up, bodom. So now V. Analayo is regularly "selling" books, and with testimonials from Jack Kornfield & Co. ... becoming just another populist "dharma" teacher? While Ven. Anālayo's intention might have been to produce a less scholarly book, I am sure the quality will be...
by samseva
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

Yes, I think so. There are some further illustrations of the terms in the Atthasālinī: In the last pair, hiri is that which abominates or shrinks from. It is a synonym for shame. Ottappa is [lit.] “glowing” [i.e., with nervous heat]. It is a synonym for agitation at evil. In the table of contents s...
by samseva
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

[...] Thank you, Bhante. Yes. However, in some contexts (especially in Vinaya) kukkucca is also used for the concern that a morally earnest person experiences when considering whether something he is about to do, or is considering doing, is right or wrong. Hence the differing translations of the te...
by samseva
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

Shame ( hiri ) is what restrains one from unwholesome acts by way of self-regard. Lack of shame ( ahiri ) is its opposite. "Lack of remorse" is just a bad translation. Ottappa is moral caution or regard for consequences. It's what restrains one from unwholesome acts either by consideration of how t...
by samseva
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 550

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

The translation is I.B. Horner's. On Sutta Central if someone posts a link to an English translation, like this: https://suttacentral.net/en/mn61 you can find out who the translator is by removing the "en" from the url: https://suttacentral.net/mn61 which will take you to a page where all the site'...
by samseva
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in the restaurant
Replies: 46
Views: 854

Re: Eating in the restaurant

Kim OHara wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:01 am
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chownah wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:06 am
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Like I said in my second post, I got the impression of it being so—especially the second part of the post about drug dealers, lady-boys and the "this one's fun" about muay thai fighters.

If it wasn't intended, then it's good. It just gave this impression.
by samseva
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 70
Views: 1796

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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by samseva
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in the restaurant
Replies: 46
Views: 854

Re: Eating in the restaurant

Sorry, samseva, but that's not your best reading. :tongue: I did not criticise anyone. What I've been trying to show, right from the beginning of this thread, is the gap between life in traditionally Buddhist countries and Westerners' idealised views (especially Western converts' views) of what "be...
by samseva
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in the restaurant
Replies: 46
Views: 854

Re: Eating in the restaurant

Of course. Nearly everyone in those countries - if we include Cambodia and leave out Vietnam, as I should have done - is Buddhist: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_in_Southeast_Asia#Buddhism_by_country . Farmers and fishermen and cops and soldiers and drug dealers and lady-boys and nurses...
by samseva
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A kind of samadhi or just auditory hallucination
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: A kind of samadhi or just auditory hallucination

So you didn't even watch Ayya Khema's video. Why then comment about this? [...] If you say that one is good and one is bad, then you can meditate on that also. I commented on the method that was mentioned by the original poster, which is what is being discussed in the thread. I never said it was ba...
by samseva
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A kind of samadhi or just auditory hallucination
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: A kind of samadhi or just auditory hallucination

I think you are over-reacting. Mantras are just another method to develop mindfulness, and developing mindfulness is definitely not bad or against what the Buddha taught. Breathing method or mantras are just methods, they are just products of the body and mind so they are just the same in essence, ...
by samseva
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A kind of samadhi or just auditory hallucination
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: A kind of samadhi or just auditory hallucination

If you repeat something enough times, eventually it gets stuck in your head. A good example of this is how music students, from developing their ear and memory so much, usually have music playing around in their heads during various parts of the day, anything from parts of Jazz solos all the way to ...
by samseva
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: translation for this sutta
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: translation for this sutta

why would a monk charge money for translating suttas While Bhikkhu Bodhi is the author/translator, I am 100% certain he doesn't get a salary (since he can't even touch money). It is possibly Wisdom Publications which accepts and redistributes the funds, or another organization. Regarding charging m...
by samseva
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: translation for this sutta
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: translation for this sutta

You might like to read this thread: Why isn't the Visuddhimagga free? which discusses some of the issues. The Visuddhimagga is distributed for free—but the printed version still costs something, due to production costs (giving the printed books for free would surely make the publishers go bankrupt ...
by samseva
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in the restaurant
Replies: 46
Views: 854

Re: Eating in the restaurant

What you propose is praiseworthy and is consistent with Buddhist teaching but it is not required by Buddhist teaching. I agree with you (and also agreed with you regarding your post that the rule is for monastics). That is why I said " suggest that it can be used and applied for certain situations ...
by samseva
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in the restaurant
Replies: 46
Views: 854

Re: Eating in the restaurant

And while I don't want to start a new "Great Vegetarian Debate" discussion, I'd just like to say that, while vegetarianism is probably the best way to avoid animal cruelty, I still think you can be selective of what types of meat you do eat. Personally, I avoid eating food such as shrimp (farmed or ...
by samseva
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in the restaurant
Replies: 46
Views: 854

Re: Eating in the restaurant

I agree the rule was for monastics. However, I would also suggest that it can be used and applied for certain situations. One of those being ordering dishes where the animal is specifically killed for you—one common example being lobster. Apart from lobster in the West, there are also dishes like sn...
by samseva
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in the restaurant
Replies: 46
Views: 854

Re: Eating in the restaurant

Oh, no. This is turning into a Great Vegetarian Debate thread. :D
by samseva
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Regarding paying off ALL of ones debts first.
Replies: 26
Views: 875

Re: Regarding paying off ALL of ones debts first.

alright, thank you. hopefully by the time i'm actually ready to ordain it will be paid if not, i don't want to let it keep me from ordaining. done all over again, i surely wouldn't have gotten myself into this mess; intention matters i think While paying debts is not as difficult as many would thin...
by samseva
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in the restaurant
Replies: 46
Views: 854

Re: Eating in the restaurant

I don't think meat served at restaurants is impure. Obviously, ordering lobster would entail indirectly asking the cook to kill the animal for you. Maybe I'd avoid restaurants which advertise that they butcher their own chickens. However, when you carefully think about it, all animals are killed for...