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by Dmytro
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: How to translate the first sentence in Netti?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: How to translate the first sentence in Netti?

Yaṃ loko pūjayate, salokapālo sadā namassati ca; Tasseta sāsanavaraṃ, vidūhi ñeyyaṃ naravarassa. ------- What do the following words refer to? "yaṃ"(who), "salokapālo"*(world protector), "vidū"(wise man) and "naravara"(the best man) Do they all refer to the Buddha? No. I have consulted Bhikkhu Ñāṇa...
by Dmytro
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible to enjoy the five sensual feelings once you experience Jhana?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Is it possible to enjoy the five sensual feelings once you experience Jhana?

Nicolas wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:27 am
My understanding is that attaining jhana once doesn’t automatically make one a non-returner.
Indeed, it's only Anagami who doesn't enjoy sex.

Bodhisatta had a jhāna glimpse in childhood, and this did not preclude sexual life for him.
by Dmytro
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Dhamma
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: Pali Term: Dhamma

On the meaning of dhamma as the sixth external sense base ( āyatana ): IDEA: the word dhamma is gerundive from the verb dharati (to carry, to remember) , thus it means literally a "carryable, a rememberable." In this context of the six pairs of Bases it means the rememberables which form the mind's ...
by Dmytro
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Kusalā dhammā
Replies: 8
Views: 1297

Re: Pali Term: Kusalā dhammā

In Sutta-nipata 4.11 lying (a way of behavior) is listed among the dhammas along with anger and doubt: Chando nu lokasmiṃ kutonidāno, Vinicchayā cāpi kutopahūtā Kodho mosavajjañca kathaṃkathā ca, Ye vāpi dhammā samaṇena vuttā Where does desire come from in the world? And decision-making, where does ...
by Dmytro
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: adjectives go before or after noun in Pali?
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: adjectives go before or after noun in Pali?

Here are many examples. They are all Dhamma center names in Sri Lanka: Dhamma Siri, Dhamma Kuta, Dhamma Ārāma, Dhamma Bhubaneshwar, Dhamma Cetiya Paṭṭhāra, Dhamma Lābha, Dhamma Manohara, Dhamma Mitta Yāna. In every case, the adjective follows "Dhamma". Perhaps for emphasis, as aforementioned. Why d...
by Dmytro
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?

For a selection of suttas where dhammā is used in this way, see Bhikkhu Bodhi's introductions to his translations, such as linked here: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/translating-dhamma-and-dhamma/2924/7?u=mikenz66 Yes, there's one more passage at: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t...
by Dmytro
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: adjectives go before or after noun in Pali?
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: adjectives go before or after noun in Pali?

Hello,

In such cases, before.
by Dmytro
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?

frank k wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:00 pm

For starters Dhammā is plural nominative correct?
No, it's an adjective.
second question, is sampadetha (accomplish) referring back to the previous sentence or an unnamed object?
No.
by Dmytro
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali word: 'Satta'
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: The Pali word: 'Satta'

justindesilva wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:45 pm

In the gatha describing 9 qualities of lord budda as :
Itipiso bagava arahan samma sambuddo ...........
..... satta devamanussan buddo bagavati
satta devamanussan is translated as teacher and leader of men and devas or unexcelled trainer of men and devas.
In the gatha the word is "sattha".
by Dmytro
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali word: 'Satta'
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: The Pali word: 'Satta'

Etymology of "satta" is explained in PED, "fr. sant".
by Dmytro
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali word: 'Satta'
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: The Pali word: 'Satta'

Hi,

These are just homonyms used here in a wordplay. They are related to very different roots.
by Dmytro
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Original meaning of the word "saddha"
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Original meaning of the word "saddha"

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote: As a factor of the Buddhist path, faith ( saddhā ) does not mean blind belief but a willingness to accept on trust certain propositions that we cannot, at our present stage of development, personally verify for ourselves. These propositions concern both the nature of realit...
by Dmytro
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 29593

Re: Pali pronunciation

Here's Wikipedia phonetic correspondences page:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA/Sanskrit
by Dmytro
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 29593

Re: Pali pronunciation

Ok, so the conclusions are based on personal intuition.
by Dmytro
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 29593

Re: Pali pronunciation

As usual, Ven Dhammanado's comments are well worth reading: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/sc-voice-raveena-meets-slow-amy/10410/12 https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/sc-voice-raveena-meets-slow-amy/10410/19 https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/sc-voice-raveena-meets-slow-amy/10410/21 I wou...