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by Assaji
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: An Introduction to Pali over ZOOM • A Summer Intensive Course with Stephen Sas
Replies: 3
Views: 72

An Introduction to Pali over ZOOM • A Summer Intensive Course with Stephen Sas

Hello Pāli friends, https://www.baus.org/en/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2020-PALI-1555x2048.jpg https://www.baus.org/en/baus-groups/cym/an-introduction-to-pali-a-summer-intensive-course/ The textbooks used are available online: https://www.vridhamma.org/The-Pali-Primer https://archive.org/details/New...
by Assaji
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Kusala
Replies: 6
Views: 4112

Re: Pali Term: Kusala

Thanks to Ven. Prayudh Payutto I have found commentarial glosses on the meanings of this term in various contexts. In the Dhammasangani Commantary: Idāni kusalā dhammā tiādīnaṃ mātikāpadānaṃ ayamanupubbapadavaṇṇanā – ‘kusala’ -saddo tāva ārogyānavajjachekasukhavipākesu dissati. Ayañhi ‘‘kacci nu bho...
by Assaji
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: purified sila, a starting point for kusala dhamma. Sutta
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: purified sila, a starting point for kusala dhamma. Sutta

What is kusala dhamma and what is akusala dhamma? Skilful and unskilful modes of conduct: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=11098 it can't(or can?) be sila/morality/ethics. The actions ( kamma ) in Buddha's teaching cover as well the mental actions: http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/g...
by Assaji
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: About the Pain Body
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: About the Pain Body

The Buddha describes this phenomenon in the Magandiya sutta:

https://accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn ... html#leper
by Assaji
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Earliest text
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Earliest text

What is the earliest text contained in the Pali Canon? It's Atthakavagga from the Sutta-nipata: https://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebsut053.htm This text also preserves the ancient Pāli language as the Buddha spoke it, with all the irregular forms. In most of the later texts, the irregular forms were norm...
by Assaji
Sun May 24, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Grammar
Replies: 21
Views: 790

Re: Pali Grammar

Hello Ceisiwr,

See also the learning guides at:

https://www.dhamma.ru/sadhu/96-learning_guides

Good luck!
by Assaji
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Patisambhidamagga: A Recommendation
Replies: 31
Views: 1425

Re: The Patisambhidamagga: A Recommendation

Could you give an example of how it could be misunderstood and misapplied? One of the key modern errors is a forceful effort in trying to change the symptoms without addressing the underlying causes. For example, when clearing away the subtle hindrances, as described in the Ānāpānasati chapter of t...
by Assaji
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Patisambhidamagga: A Recommendation
Replies: 31
Views: 1425

Re: The Patisambhidamagga: A Recommendation

Greetings Ceisiwr,
Ceisiwr wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:34 am
I’ve recently read the Patisambhidamagga and changed my Ānāpānasati practice in line with it.

...

Does anyone else follow it?
Yes, it's an excellent manual, when understood and applied properly.

Metta

:)
by Assaji
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 97
Views: 3550

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

i read many people post quites and commentries and debate of jhana. But how many really tried following the instruction if jhana and had progressed atleast little bit? Is it really working from ur exp? Of course, it works. Since this art is nowadays partly forgotten, it takes a lot of textual resea...
by Assaji
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 358
Views: 20723

Re: Coronavirus?

What can be done about the current version of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), namely SARS-CoV-2 ("coronavirus")? As for now, more or less tested is an old treatment method: transfusion of blood plasma from those who have recovered. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/305069...
by Assaji
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: In Pali, is there a general rule for how to translate/interpret negations, e.g. (subha, asubha)
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: In Pali, is there a general rule for how to translate/interpret negations, e.g. (subha, asubha)

For subha and asubha, the passages definitely seem to be on the extreme end in context. If one only had a neutral attitude to contemplating 31 body parts or corpses, you wouldn't expect to see scores of suicide in SN 54.9 for example. AFAIK, that was the result of wrong practice. "Asubha" is rather...
by Assaji
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Validating Mount Meru
Replies: 16
Views: 2434

Re: Validating Mount Meru

I would genuinely like to know the general consensus among modern Therevadan buddhists as to the cosmology of Mount Meru. Myth, skillful means or other? It's a reality which is excluded from Western popular Buddhist discourse, since it does not fit in the modern scientism: https://dhammawheel.com/v...
by Assaji
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Terms Index
Replies: 9
Views: 15223

Re: Pali Terms Index

The latest version: English Pāli Terms Index 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 ...