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by samseva
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 35
Views: 1074

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

From what you've written, you seem to already have a good understanding of what to look out for, and regarding Thailand and Thai wats (as well as first-hand experience in Thailand). I would just make some suggestions about a few things. - little to none foreigners (I'm looking for a real cultural im...
by samseva
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Although this probably will remain similarly, for the time you were a moderator, you were calm, nuanced and effective at your role. You dedicated many hours to maintain and make DhammaWheel what it is.

Thanks and hats off to you!
by samseva
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)
Replies: 15
Views: 637

Re: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)

Congratulations and thank you for creating and maintaining DhammaWheel. :smile:
by samseva
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When practice Satipathana you can't go beyond first Jhana?
Replies: 33
Views: 990

Re: When practice Satipathana you can't go beyond first Jhana?

A portion of the Satipaṭṭhāna meditation subjects can be used only to attain neighbourhood concentration, but other subjects can be used to attain some or any of the jhānas, as well as the arūpa-jhānas (for those that can be used to attain the 4th). Here are the 40 kammaṭṭhāna (from Nyanatiloka Ther...
by samseva
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Short Essay On the 32 Parts of the Body (comments/critique appreciated)
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Short Essay On the 32 Parts of the Body (comments/critique appreciated)

Volo wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:18 am
I think you put everything correctly. Here is a booklet with pictures and names in many languages + Vism quotes. I think there are also no mistakes.
Thank you. That's a great resource.
by samseva
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Short Essay On the 32 Parts of the Body (comments/critique appreciated)
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Short Essay On the 32 Parts of the Body (comments/critique appreciated)

With the different translations and sources describing the meditation on the 32 parts of the body, there frequently seems to be inaccuracies regarding a number of the parts. Almost all sources have at least one mistranslation/misidentification, while most have two to four. I'll attempt to describe t...
by samseva
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Wisdom Publications sale: 40% off of all their books
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: Wisdom Publications sale: 40% off of all their books

SarathW wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:56 am
Consider delivery charge as well.
Ah, yes. For those who don't live in the US, the digital version of Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation of the Sutta Piṭaka are awesome to have—$40 instead of $75 compared to the hard copy, but $24 with 40% off.
by samseva
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Wisdom Publications sale: 40% off of all their books
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Wisdom Publications sale: 40% off of all their books

Wisdom Publications has a 40% sale for all their books, which lasts from Nov. 23-26 (as well as their courses for $75). If you're wondering how I know this, Wisdom Publications sends these out to their newsletter a few times per year. Some of their best books (Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations of the Sut...
by samseva
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Beginner
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: Pali Beginner

And here is Warder's Pāḷi table, if that is what you're asking, although the steps mentioned in my previous post are 10 times more important and effective.
table_warder_pali.jpg
by samseva
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Beginner
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: Pali Beginner

Is there a rule to know which m/n symbol is equivalent to which other m/n symbol? Please, ask me to clarify any ambiguities I"ve created in seeking help here. Romanized Pāḷi is just that; it's the written romanization of a language. There is no designated group that creates official rules of Pāḷi i...
by samseva
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 33
Views: 3003

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

Dhammanando wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:59 pm
[...]
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: 1761

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: 1761

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: 33
Views: 3003

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: 1761

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 ...