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by Dmytro
Sun May 21, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Ārammaṇa
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Pali Term: Ārammaṇa

Gabriel writes: Translations of ārammaṇa Pāli The PED suggests “foundation” as a primary meaning. Derived from this the nominal meanings 1. support, help, footing... 2. condition, ground, cause... 3. a basis for the working of the mind & intellect; i.e. sense-object, object of thought or conscio...
by Dmytro
Wed May 17, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 30
Views: 1543

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

To the claims about the origin of Sanskrit and the pseudo-science around that: Pāṇini nailed down the Aṣṭādhyāyī well ahead of Buddhas birth-time, that's one of the few things indology can claim with some certainity To the claims about "pseudo-science" and "certainty": The evide...
by Dmytro
Wed May 17, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 30
Views: 1543

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

I'm glad you agree. Moreover, as Oberlies writes, Pali does not descend from Vedic. This he's not saying. as he puts it is "[Pāli]not a direct continuation of Ṛgvedic Sanskrit; rather it descends from a dialect (or a number of dialects) which was (/were), despite many similarities, different f...
by Dmytro
Sun May 14, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 30
Views: 1543

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

Regarding Oberlies: Yes I agree that there might has not been a direct progression from the vedic language to Pāli, certainly there are dialects in between. I'm glad you agree. Moreover, as Oberlies writes, Pali does not descend from Vedic. To the claims about the origin of Sanskrit and the pseudo-...
by Dmytro
Sat May 13, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Email notifications back up and running!
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Email notifications back up and running!

Thank you! :anjali:
by Dmytro
Tue May 09, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Yoniso
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Pali Term: Yoniso

Aṅguttara Nikāya 3 1. Bālavagga 5. Ayonisosutta 5. Carelessly “Tīhi, bhikkhave, dhammehi samannāgato bālo veditabbo. Katamehi tīhi? Ayoniso pañhaṃ kattā hoti, ayoniso pañhaṃ vissajjetā hoti, parassa kho pana yoniso pañhaṃ vissajjitaṃ parimaṇḍalehi padabyañjanehi siliṭṭhehi upagatehi nābbhanumoditā ...
by Dmytro
Mon May 08, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Buddha's Anapasati Instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Buddha's Anapasati Instructions

maranadhammomhi wrote:The division of 16 steps is a categorization, I think, not a sequence.


Yes, indeed.

One has to study other suttas and explanations as well, e.g. compiled by Bhikkhu Nanamoli:
http://www.bps.lk/olib/bp/bp502_part1.html
by Dmytro
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Re: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro

One of the earliest definitions is given in Petakopadesa: ajjhattaṃ yoniso manasikāro nāma yo yathādesite dhamme bahiddhā ārammaṇaṃ anabhinīharitvā yoniso manasikāro — ayaṃ vuccati yoniso manasikāro. taṃākāro yoniso dvāro vidhi upāyo. yathā puriso sukkhe kaṭṭhe vigatasnehe sukkhāya uttarāraṇiyā thal...
by Dmytro
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Yoniso
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Pali Term: Yoniso

Hello Pali friends, It's noteworthy that the adjective ' yoniso ' applies as well to padhāna (striving, endeavour): “mayhaṃ kho, bhikkhave, yoniso manasikārā yoniso sammappadhānā anuttarā vimutti anuppattā, anuttarā vimutti sacchikatā. tumhepi, bhikkhave, yoniso manasikārā yoniso sammappadhānā anutt...
by Dmytro
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Terms Index
Replies: 7
Views: 2084

Re: Pali Terms Index

Buddha Vacana wrote:avihiṃsā


Thank you!
by Dmytro
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: The Buddha on Precepts
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: The Buddha on Precepts

Hi, Did The Buddha refer to what we call precepts as something that breaks or can be broken? Breaks or broken as in opposite pali word of the unbroken in this context “He possesses the virtues dear to the noble ones—unbroken, untorn, unblemished, unmottled, freeing, praised by the wise, ungrasped, l...
by Dmytro
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Añjali from Old Town!
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Añjali from Old Town!

by Dmytro
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Terms Index
Replies: 7
Views: 2084

Re: Pali Terms Index

Buddha Vacana wrote:ayoniso manasikāra

avijjā


Thank you, I've added these!
by Dmytro
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali term: ayoniso manasikāra
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Pali term: ayoniso manasikāra

Thank you!

Commentary to Sabbasava sutta is also very helpful:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=6006
by Dmytro
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Terms Index
Replies: 7
Views: 2084

Re: Pali Terms Index

Dear Pāli friends,

Terms index has rejuvenated, like phoenix from the ashes.

Corrections and additions are welcome.

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Courage in the face of versatility and supremacism regarding the Dharma?
Replies: 90
Views: 2022

Re: Courage in the face of versatility and supremacism regarding the Dharma?

To be clear, this is your stance on what virtue is. Other people have different ideas about virtue. Oh really? How come you have this understanding of virtue, and not some other? Was it a choice, or did it "somehow transpire" that way? Seems like I'm a religious spiritual supremacist who ...
by Dmytro
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Kusala
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: Pali Term: Kusala

Skilfulness, when cultivated, naturally develops into skills (kusalatā). Sangiti sutta: ♦ “āpattikusalatā ca āpattivuṭṭhānakusalatā ca. Proficiency as to offences and restoration from them. ♦ “samāpattikusalatā ca samāpattivuṭṭhānakusalatā ca. Proficiency as to attainments and recovery from them (vi...
by Dmytro
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Courage in the face of versatility and supremacism regarding the Dharma?
Replies: 90
Views: 2022

Re: Courage in the face of versatility and supremacism regarding the Dharma?

Clearly, it is possible to learn surfing. It's just that a lot seems to depend on a person's preferences and on circumstances over which the individual has no control, and a lot also seems to depend on taking those preferences and circumstances for granted, as a kind of epistemic and normative plat...
by Dmytro
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Magga-Phalla (cessation) required for Stream Entry?
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Is Magga-Phalla (cessation) required for Stream Entry?

From the point of view of Theravada, is a cessation experience required for stream entry? No. Moreover, the term 'cessation' (nirodha) doesn't denote anything specific in Theravada, - and in English. Cessation needs to be specified - what exactly ceases? Cessation of suffering (dukkha-nirodha) and ...
by Dmytro
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Courage in the face of versatility and supremacism regarding the Dharma?
Replies: 90
Views: 2022

Re: Courage in the face of versatility and supremacism regarding the Dharma?

Firstly, it's not clear how a worldly skill like surfing is comparable to virtue, composure of mind and wisdom. The components of the skills ( kusalatā ) are explained, e.g. in Sangiti sutta: ♦ “āpattikusalatā ca āpattivuṭṭhānakusalatā ca. ♦ “samāpattikusalatā ca samāpattivuṭṭhānakusalatā ca. ♦ “dh...

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