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by rohatsu
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Avijja translated as "Insentience"
Replies: 46
Views: 2432

Re: Avijja translated as "Insentience"

Ven Punnaji is a fan of old school psychology and his translations of stock Pali terms are generally impractical, ambiguous and can be misleading. For eg sanna is experience, vicikicca is cognitive dissonance and so on. That's how mistranslations occur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qljqjM9cYCU B...
by rohatsu
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Avijja translated as "Insentience"
Replies: 46
Views: 2432

Re: Avijja translated as "Insentience"

Hi guys, I suggest to visit a Youtube and listen to the Bhante's Dhamma talks. In most of the new talks there is a link below to the pdf file with notes - those are created by Bro Billy Tan. I would also suggest to listen to the Billy's Dhamma sharings, where he explains Bhante's Dhamma interpretati...
by rohatsu
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Avijja translated as "Insentience"
Replies: 46
Views: 2432

Re: Avijja translated as "Insentience"

Avijja in paticcasamuppada has nothing to do with knowledge or its absence (ignorance). It is simply the term used to describe the state, where all activities - emotional and perceptual - are absent. Previously Bhante was using the word 'unconsciousness' in order to describe avijja, but most people ...
by rohatsu
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Your favourite contemporary teachers
Replies: 89
Views: 25361

Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

-Bhante Punnaji
-Ajahn Pannavaddho :candle:
-Bhante Vimalaramsi
-Bhante Lokuhandruvo Pemasiri
-Bhante Dhammavuddho
-Bhante Ottama
-Bhante Nanananda

:buddha1: