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by Dmytro
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: ordination In Sri Lanka
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: ordination In Sri Lanka

Hi Bramano,

You may find useful a directory with the map:

https://dhamma.ru/sadhu/166-sri_lanka
by Dmytro
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Theravada is a later sect?
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Theravada is a later sect?

Again, no Indian text from the times of the emergence of the Mahayana until its Indian extinction mentions Theravada Indian texts of 8th-12th century consistently describe "Ariya-Sthavira Nikaya" as consisting of three Sri Lankan schools, - Jetavaniya; - Abhayagiri-vasin; - Mahavihara-vas...
by Dmytro
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is There Clear Delineation Of What Is/Not "Early Buddhism"?
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Is There Clear Delineation Of What Is/Not "Early Buddhism"?

Hi Thomas, What I find somewhat new is an attempt to use such kind of statements, in a very simplified form, to justify religious movements and religious practices.. What is 'a very simplified form'? A very simplified form is to reduce all the chronological intricacies to black-and-white statement: ...
by Dmytro
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is There Clear Delineation Of What Is/Not "Early Buddhism"?
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Is There Clear Delineation Of What Is/Not "Early Buddhism"?

Hi Thomas, "If one considers only Pali sources and does not compare them with the Chines versions, then one is studying Pali Buddhism, not early Buddhism." Similar sentiments were expressed for more than a century by lots of scholars, for example, in search of the "Uhr Buddhism"....
by Dmytro
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?

Thank you, the commentary indeed clarifies this issue.

Mettena cittena
by Dmytro
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is There Clear Delineation Of What Is/Not "Early Buddhism"?
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Is There Clear Delineation Of What Is/Not "Early Buddhism"?

Is there clear and agreed upon delineation of what Theravada teachings are and are not "Early Buddhist"? No. Whole collections of texts or do the scholars draw borders around Early Buddhism on a sutta by sutta basis? It's not a scholastic term, but rather a brand name used by a group of n...
by Dmytro
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?

Duroiselle would not have stated that adverbs are formed very much with the Accusative In the overwhelming majority of cases, it's accusative of adjectives. I've found you a reference from Bhante Anandajoti: §47. The Adverbial Accusative. The acc. singular of substantives and neuter adjectives is c...
by Dmytro
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?

Anyway, in most languages, at least Indo-European ones, adverbs are usually formed from adjectives:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverb#In ... _languages

and this is also the case in Pāli.
by Dmytro
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?

So what you are saying is basically that only by experience one may discern the correct reading in our case, and not that a specific rule exists, is that correct? No. Duroiselle gives rules which you wrote about. When it comes to common sense I personally still find an adverbial usage actually not ...
by Dmytro
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?

On what basis could I understand that adverbs, at least in such as the mentioned case, are not formed from nouns? On the basis of common sense and experience. After being stimulated by your reply, I glanced over the section on adverbs in Duroiselle's Grammar again and it says that adverbs actually ...
by Dmytro
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?

How would one be able to make out that it is not an adverb? It seems to me harmonious likewise ... Why does it seem so? If you imply: "(xi) The Acc. is very often used adverbially: khippaŋ gacchati he goes quickly;" http://dhamma.ru/paali/durois/paligram.pdf#page=114 please take into acco...
by Dmytro
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Pāli Meaning: Could it be understood adverbially?

Here in Pali it's not an adverb, however in English this is expressed as "speak in praise", instead of "speak praise".

Mettena cittena
by Dmytro
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pāli Meaning: A Student or Suppiya's Student?
Replies: 14
Views: 193

Re: Pāli Meaning: A Student or Suppiya's Student?

A. Bhikkhu wrote:The translators were just adjusting according to their understood sense?


Yes, Bhante.
by Dmytro
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Need help distinguishing letters used in de silva's textbook
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Need help distinguishing letters used in de silva's textbook

maranadhammomhi wrote:are the characters "m" with dot above & "m" with dot below representative of the same pāli letter?


Yes.
by Dmytro
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pāli Sentence Analysis: "no ajānato no apassato"
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Pāli Sentence Analysis: "no ajānato no apassato"

The words are the negative forms of passaṃ and jānaṃ . They may function as participles, adjectives or nouns. Their inflections are the same as those of mahā . With the -ato inflection they will usually be either a dative ("for one who sees") or a genitive of time ("when one sees&quo...
by Dmytro
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Compound Parinibbana, what does "pari" mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Compound Parinibbana, what does "pari" mean?

No, it's more nuanced, as described in the dictionary.

Here "pari" doesn't have direct equivalent in English, and can't be translated as one word. It rather adds a certain "colour" or "shade" to the meaning of "nibbana", emphasizing its completeness.
by Dmytro
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Compound Parinibbana, what does "pari" mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Compound Parinibbana, what does "pari" mean?

Hi, To start with, there's a thread on 'Parinibbana': https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=27551 And the article in Pali-English dictionary: http://dsalsrv02.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.2:1:1780.pali As for other words, see, e.g. "parimukham" (near "pari...
by Dmytro
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Dāna
Topic: Is unvirtuous Sangha an immeasurable field of merit?
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Is unvirtuous Sangha an immeasurable field of merit?

Hello, I've heard some local laypeople and monks saying that even unvirtuous Sangha is an immeasurable field of merit. They base their claim on the passage from Dakkhinavibhanga sutta: Bhavissanti kho pan' Ānanda anāgatam-addhānaṁ, There will be in the future, Ānanda, gotrabhuno kāsāvakaṇṭhā dussīlā...
by Dmytro
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Meaning for these terms ?
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Meaning for these terms ?

abhiññā: The 6 'higher powers', or supernormal knowledge's http://dhammatalks.net/Buddhist.Dictionary/dic3_a.htm Sambodhi - the same as "Bodhi", - "Comprehension" (traditionally translated in Western Buddhism as "Awakening") https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&am...
by Dmytro
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Need help distinguishing letters used in de silva's textbook
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Need help distinguishing letters used in de silva's textbook

Hi, So, how do these all correspond? Is the guttaral ɲ in de Silva's book equivalent to the voiced/velar nasal, & the miscellaneous ŋ to the pure nasal? If so, would it be proper to render the above verbs as upasaṅkamati, ākaṅkhati, & saṃharati, respectively? Yes, indeed. See also: http://ww...

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