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by samseva
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Suttas for the Householder
Replies: 29
Views: 19570

Re: Suttas for the Householder

If he has failed to obtain his parents' consent it would be easy enough for him to cut corners and get ordained anyway, but obviously it would be a highly inauspicious way to begin. For a start, it would mean having to lie to his two ācāriyas during the ordination ceremony interrogation. I fully ag...
by samseva
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Suttas for the Householder
Replies: 29
Views: 19570

Re: Suttas for the Householder

[...] I've always thought that the requirement to have your parents' permission (even more so both) to ordain could easily result in conflict, if say the relationship with one parent is tense, or one of the parents has various conflicting views, such as with practicing a religion. I'm guessing usin...
by samseva
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Suttas for the Householder
Replies: 29
Views: 19570

Re: Suttas for the Householder

But the Kurundī states: 'if [the country] is far away and the way to it is [across] a great wilderness (or desert), it is suitable to give him the going forth, [thinking], "having gone there [later] we shall obtain leave [of the parents]."' How much weight/importance does Buddhaghosa's commentary a...
by samseva
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Differences with the Pāḷi for chanting?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Differences with the Pāḷi for chanting?

Dhammanando wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:20 am
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Thank you, Bhante.
by samseva
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Differences with the Pāḷi for chanting?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Differences with the Pāḷi for chanting?

I'm learning the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta by heart, and upon searching, I found there are various differences with the Pāḷi—which I am finding to be a bit worrisome, since unlearning and relearning something memorized by rote is quite a task. To memorize the sutta, I am using the chanting booklet...
by samseva
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Self-discipline website by DW member?
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Self-discipline website by DW member?

[...] Hi Stephen, The website isn't online anymore, as I was way too busy to write articles (no comments as well; it felt a little like I was talking in an empty room, haha :smile:). I really liked the Buddhist resources aspect of the website, even if it was time-consuming—I will be rebuilding it w...
by samseva
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released
Replies: 19
Views: 1889

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: 2415

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: 2415

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: 2415

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: 2415

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: 2140

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
[...]
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 (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 103
Views: 9076

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: 2140

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: 2140

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...