Search found 1599 matches

by Assaji
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 92
Views: 46298

Re: Pali Resources

Learn Pali

Online Pali grammar tutorials for the absolute beginner - in English. For anyone wishing to learn the Pali language of the Theravada canon.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... PrzvAWWMpo
by Assaji
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Do you like a Traditional Theravada Sub-forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: Do you like a Traditional Theravada Sub-forum?

Characteristics of a Traditional Theravada Sub-forum: Monks should be respected properly. Every one should be addressed with respect. Anti-traditional behavior and philosophies are not allowed. Well, this can't be a part of "Dhamma Wheel" forum, which is largely postmodernistic. While encompassing ...
by Assaji
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Terms Index
Replies: 8
Views: 7704

Re: Pali Terms Index

And here's the last version: Pali Terms - How To Explore akālika akuppa atta(n) animitta anupassī anusayā aparitassanā appatiṭṭha appamāṇa ayoniso manasikāra arañña ariya ariya aṭṭhaṅgika magga ariyasacca ariyasāvaka avijjā avihiṃsā asappurisa arūpasaññī ārambha ārammaṇa āloka āsava idappaccayatā up...
by Assaji
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

You keep telling we cannot investigate on such issues, because non of us is qualified. Really? I never said such a thing. It's unfortunate that you didn't understand me. Please reread my previous post. it's supported by a number of authoritative sources. The only really authoritative sources are Pa...
by Assaji
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

upādinna, upādiṇṇa, mfn., 1. taken hold of, taken for one's own; grasped; used; ... -- 2. evolved, derived , esp. evolved by the influence of previous kamma (usually explained by cts as meaning 1.); animate; ... -- 3. evolved from, being the basis for derivation ; ? ... I quoted just a tiny part of...
by Assaji
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

So... And what is your opinion on the OP question? As I've said, Dunning-Kruger effect is the clear winner. Can you cite what Margaret Cone or a "highly qualified translator" thinks on the issue? Here's the quote: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5560&p=505648#p505648 BTW, The name of M...
by Assaji
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Upādāna
Replies: 11
Views: 3922

Re: Pali Term: Upādāna

From Margaret Cone's Pali dictionary: upādiyati , pr. 3 sg. [ S. upādatte; BHS upādiyati], appropriates to oneself, takes as one's own, adopts; lays hold of, grasps; uses; takes as material source, derives, evolves (from); ... -- absol . ... (b) upādāya [ ts ], 1. taking for oneself, taking as one's...
by Assaji
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

DooDoot wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:58 am
Abhidhamma view that "upadinna" means "bodily phenomena that are produced by kamma", which appears to be the view in Ven. Thanissaro's translation; when Ven. Thanissaro's translates as "sustained by craving".
These are very different things.
by Assaji
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

DooDoot wrote: Bhikkhu Bodhis dismisses Thanissaro's translation in footnote 329 of his MN.
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi does not say anything about Ven. Thanissaro's translation in footnote 329 of his Majjhima Nikaya.
by Assaji
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

Here's a relevant article by highly qualified translator, Ven. Thanissaro Bhikkhu:

https://accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors ... pect5.html
by Assaji
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

:facepalm:
by Assaji
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

IMHO, Dunning-Kruger effect is the clear winner. Pali lexicography is still a work in progress, so knowledgeable translators continue researching the terms and fine-tuning the translations. Translation by Irene Horner understandably accords with the dictionary of her times. For modern advances in Pa...
by Assaji
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sutrasanne
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Sutrasanne

Putting aside my prejudice, I can possibly say this is patented nonsense, and no amount of artificial justifications would work here.
by Assaji
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Has anyone practiced Contemplation of Virtue? (Silanussati)
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Has anyone practiced Contemplation of Virtue? (Silanussati)

Basically I bought a thick book.And wrote down: 1.The benefits of keeping sila.Like becoming confident,having a high rebirth,having a good reputation,having a protective quality,purify the mind,assist in meditation,no remorse etc.This motivates to keep the precepts. 2.I write down the five precepts...
by Assaji
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sutrasanne
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Sutrasanne

Hi Will,

It is just another ancient-sounding fabrication by Helen Blavatsky.