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by Assaji
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Hetu and paccaya
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Hetu and paccaya

From the PTS: 1) Hetu (p. 733) Hetu Hetu [Vedic hetu, fr. hi to impel] 1. cause, reason, con- dition S i.134; A iii.440 sq.; Dhs 595, 1053; Vism 450; Tikp 11, 233, 239. In the older use paccaya and hetu are almost identical as synonyms , e. g. n'atthi hetu n'atthi paccayo D i.53; aṭṭha hetū aṭṭha p...
by Assaji
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Hetu and paccaya
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Hetu and paccaya

Ceisiwr wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:39 amI’ve heard arguments that in the suttas “hetu” was just another synonym for “condition” which then became “cause” in the Abhidhamma (from sylvesters posts here). What are your thoughts on that?
I have not heard such arguments. These terms are distinct.
by Assaji
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Hetu and paccaya
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Hetu and paccaya

Ceisiwr wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:44 am Should hetu be translated as "cause" or "condition? Is it distinct from or synonymous with "paccaya"?
It should be translated as "cause", while "paccaya" is a "condition".
by Assaji
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 78
Views: 1483

Re: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic

The Vimuttimagga (from 100 CE) says the following about the nimitta (sign) in the section Mindfulness of Breathing – Procedure: "To the yogin who attends to the incoming breath with mind that is cleansed of the nine lesser defilements the nimitta arises with a pleasant feeling similar to that which...
by Assaji
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 143
Views: 3232

Re: Where To Ordain

Whenever i read Visuddhimagga it feels like the information in Visuddhimagga is different from the author who wrote it + also the english translation plays a role in this i guess. it is really good. I think the gap felt between the information and the author's understanding, makes it more credible ...
by Assaji
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 143
Views: 3232

Re: Where To Ordain

It seems historical Elu is a very different Prākrit than Pali, but Sinhalese Prākrit/Elu has a huge influx of Pali loanwords, and we can't know if this development in the language was before or after Ven Buddhaghosa's time. I believe it was well-after. By the time of Ven. Buddhaghosa Elu Prakrit wa...
by Assaji
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 143
Views: 3232

Re: Where To Ordain

Is there any evidence that missionaries brought any commentary with them to SL? I doubt that we can establish that as a fact. Indeed. One question further we might consider is: Why were the commentaries Venerable Buddhaghosa was asked to translate not already in a Pāli-like Magadhi-derived Prākrit?...
by Assaji
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 143
Views: 3232

Re: Where To Ordain

Simply because the Mahāvihāra became the main monastery and nexus of what we call today classical or orthodox Theravāda. That isn’t to say there weren’t other monasteries of course, or that Theravāda started in Sri Lanka. Theravada orthodoxy was maintained in many countries and monasteries. The wor...
by Assaji
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 143
Views: 3232

Re: Where To Ordain

Traditionally Theravāda is defined as the Dhamma as taught and interpreted by the Theras of the Mahāvihāra (Great Monastery), which refers to Anuradhapura Maha Viharaya, with the Theras also being known as Mahāvihāravasins (Dwellers in the Great Monastery). Why do you think so? From the Mahavamsa: ...
by Assaji
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Madhyama Āgama Volume 2 Released
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Madhyama Āgama Volume 2 Released

Thank you for the info! Here's a table of contents for other volumes available there, annotated with key Pāli parallels: The Canonical Book of the Buddha’s Lengthy Discourses, Volume I Preface 3 Sutra 1. The Great Origin (Mahapadana, DN 14) 7 Sutra 2. Last Journey and Sojourns (Mahaparinibbana, DN 1...
by Assaji
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition

Sutta Pitaka https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NVn_mJ8wYiAt3U3GJi8f9fKxJlep2J5D/view?usp=sharing Vinaya Pitaka (i think this is just partial) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xm1mXubSFSBAn27RZ4YhQSH6-uqfUP2J/view?usp=sharing This isn't the Dhammakaya Tipiṭaka edition, - this is old Pāli Text Society...
by Assaji
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is sanna neutral or estimative?
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Is sanna neutral or estimative?

In the Western medieval tradition of psychology, which talks about the faculties of the mind, there is the "estimative" power /faculty, which is said to go along with perception, so that when a being recognizes something it also estimates whether it is good or bad in some sense, whether it is usefu...
by Assaji
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is sanna neutral or estimative?
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Is sanna neutral or estimative?

I came across this: "saññā is more than just recognition. For example, when two people hear the name of a person X, they will have the picture of that person (or “saññā“) coming to their mind automatically. But not only that, they would register some qualities that they had attached to that person ...
by Assaji
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: annihilationism and puriso
Replies: 41
Views: 11086

Re: annihilationism and puriso

So the poll doesn't make much sense until we clarify which Parinibbana we are speaking about. (2) The full extinction of the groups of existence (khandha-parinibbāna), also called an-upādi-sesa-nibbāna (s. It. 41, A.IV.118), i.e. 'Nibbāna without the groups remaining', in other words, the coming to...