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by Dmytro
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Terms Index
Replies: 1
Views: 1919

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: 80
Views: 1620

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: 1971

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: 80
Views: 1620

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: 179

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: 80
Views: 1620

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...
by Dmytro
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Courage in the face of versatility and supremacism regarding the Dharma?
Replies: 80
Views: 1620

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

The essence of religion/spirituality is the conviction that one knows with certainty "how things really are", there is no room for greys or prismatic colors in religion/spirituality. In religion/spirituality, those greys or prismatic colors are called doubt, uncertainty, hesitation, indec...
by Dmytro
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Courage in the face of versatility and supremacism regarding the Dharma?
Replies: 80
Views: 1620

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

These rules explain well why cognitively simplified teachings, with "hero-villain" personalized struggle, can be so popular. Dhammakaya teachings are a colourful example of application of these rules. I don't understand. How does what you're saying solve my problem? You asked, how do we m...
by Dmytro
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Courage in the face of versatility and supremacism regarding the Dharma?
Replies: 80
Views: 1620

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

Greetings, Stentorian claims to the effect: “The true path was long lost, but thankfully through my personal reading of the Suttas I have rediscovered it. Re-opened are the gates to the Deathless!” are made by many Buddhist teachers. Yet it’s hard to find any two of them whose conception of the “tru...
by Dmytro
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Margaret Cone on the Pāli term “suttānta”
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Margaret Cone on the Pāli term “suttānta”

Hello, J. C. Wright wrote: An introduction, besides summarizing content, chronology, and authorship, attempts to solve the vexed question of the origin of the term sutra. The matter is so redolent of popular etymology that it would seem preferable to reverse the ostensible sequence of events and see...
by Dmytro
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is daverupa?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Where is daverupa?

Greetings,

He was active in December on another forum: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/u/daverupa/activity
by Dmytro
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "Samma" in Noble Eightfold Path?
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Re: What is "Samma" in Noble Eightfold Path?

SarathW wrote:What is "Samma" in Noble Eightfold Path?


If you are interested in traditional meaning of this word, you can find glosses from Commentary at:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5999#p94013
by Dmytro
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Need help parsing "cakkhukaraṇī"
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Need help parsing "cakkhukaraṇī"

kurtster wrote:Does the long i at the end signify a case? If so, which would it be?


Long "i" signifies either:

1. f. sg. nom. nadī, devī
2. f. pl. nom. voc. acc. nadī, devī
3. -in m. sg. nom. hatthī, pakkhī, vādī
4. aor. 2sg. agamī, gilī

http://dhamma.ru/paali/tables/palisufi.htm
by Dmytro
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Chronology of the Pali Canon
Replies: 6
Views: 2553

Re: Chronology of the Pali Canon

Dmytro wrote:There's also a formidable work on the evolution of the Pali metre:

http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/T ... utline.htm


A.K. Warder provides a table of chronological strata, according to the metre used:

http://www.palitext.com/palitext/PaliMetre.pdf#page=124
by Dmytro
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Dhamma
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: Pali Term: Dhamma

From Bhikkhu Bodhi's introduction to the SN: http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/connected-discourses-buddha/introduction Dhamma Rather than embark on the quest for a single English rendering that can capture all the meanings of this polyvalent Pāli word, I have settled for the more pragmatic approach of...
by Dmytro
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Upādāna
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

Re: Pali Term: Upādāna

Sunyo wrote: Hi Pali people, Upadana  literally means 'taking up', but the default translation has become 'clinging'. I think 'clinging' does not reflect the meaning very well, though, and think 'taking up' is much more accurate. Another translation being used is 'grasping', which may be a bit close...
by Dmytro
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 22
Views: 1182

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

Kåre Albert Lie wrote: The language of the Pali canon was called Magadhi by the commentators in Sri Lanka. According to the chronicles the canon reached Sri Lanka at the time of king Asoka. Therefore we have to ask: What was Magadha at the time of Asoka? At the time of the Buddha Magadha was a minor...
by Dmytro
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 22
Views: 1182

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

Lance Cousins wrote: The standard epigraphical language used in the Gangetic plain and beyond in the last centuries B.C. and a little after was a form of Middle Indian rather close to Pali. We have no reason to believe that any other written language existed in that area at that time. Like Pali it i...
by Dmytro
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 22
Views: 1182

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

the western dialect of the Girnār rock edicts, and which among literary languages has the most in common with Pāli That actually supports the case that Pāli, although it is an artificial/composite dialect, is based on the westerly dialects of MIA. pineapples have something in common with pinecones ...
by Dmytro
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 22
Views: 1182

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

In Pāli, the vocative plural of bhikkhu (monk) should be bhikkavo (O monks). However, the form most commonly given in the texts is bhikkhave (O monks). "-ave" is a normal Pali ending for vocative plural of "-u" stems, see Kaccayana's grammar: http://ariyajoti.files.wordpress.com...

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