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by Dmytro
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Problems with DPR (digital pali reader) alternatives?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Problems with DPR (digital pali reader) alternatives?

Can you write some instructions on how to download and use them? There's 'Download' button on the frontpage of both websites. Clicking on it, you will download those browsers. After installation, you can open these browsers, head to https://pali.sirimangalo.org/ and click on "Digital Pali Reader" t...
by Dmytro
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Problems with DPR (digital pali reader) alternatives?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Problems with DPR (digital pali reader) alternatives?

Bhante,

I successfully use Palemoon and Waterfox for DPR.

DPR works in both of them.
by Dmytro
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: ariya savako: noble disciple, or disciple of noble ones?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: ariya savako: noble disciple, or disciple of noble ones?

Hi Frank, Are both types of renderings grammatically legal, and we need context to determine which one fits? Yes. It's 'noble disciple'. Some Atthakatha glosses: ariyasāvakoti atthi ariyo na sāvako, seyyathāpi buddhā ceva paccekabuddhā ca; atthi sāvako na ariyo, seyyathāpi gihī anāgataphalo; atthi n...
by Dmytro
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?

frank k wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:55 pm
That certainly fits some contexts very well. Does that extend to samatha in other contexts?
Thank you, evidently, does not.
by Dmytro
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?

To put it simply, samatha is rather an ability, while samadhi is rather a state.
by Dmytro
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?

Hi Frank, Samatha is more about the ability to settle down and steady the mind: Tatra bhikkhave yvāyaṃ puggalo lābhī adhipaññādhammavipassanāya, na lābhī ajjhattaṃ cetosamathassa. Tena bhikkhave puggalena yvāyaṃ puggalo lābhī ajjhattaṃ cetosamathassa, so upasaṅkamitvā evamassa vacanīyo: "kathaṃ nu k...
by Dmytro
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 64
Views: 12287

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

Much that didn't make sense earlier (because of commentarial explanations) began to make sense to me. For me, it took a lot of time and effort to delve through accretions and semantic shift, but eventually I managed to decipher and apply the instructions on ' nimitta ' in Vimuttimagga and Visuddhim...
by Dmytro
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 64
Views: 12287

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

Or is did this meaning arise only in later texts? In the course of time, Pali terms underwent semantic shift, - but this process has some laws, e.g. the shift from abstract to tangible, as described above. So we can sometimes reverse this sematic shift. Thus later texts are quite useful. A broad te...
by Dmytro
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dmytro!
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: Happy Birthday, Dmytro!

I really need to feel people I am conducting all this exploration for. You mean you're doing it for us? I don't know who exactly will find it useful. So far it seems like many people would find it beneficial. Overall, it's so difficult that I would hardly do it without having other people in mind.
by Dmytro
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dmytro!
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: Happy Birthday, Dmytro!

Thank you, Paul :)

I really need to feel people I am conducting all this exploration for.
by Dmytro
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dmytro!
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: Happy Birthday, Dmytro!

perkele wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:56 am
A very merry un-birthday to you, Dmytro.
Thank you! Let's celebrate Dhamma every day, drinking it from various suttas :^)
by Dmytro
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dmytro!
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: Happy Birthday, Dmytro!

Thank you, dear friends!

I'm in deep practical exploration of Satipatthana, and I hope you'll find useful my unexpected findings when I'll emerge and present them.
by Dmytro
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Seeking high resolution version of these life of the Buddha photos
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Seeking high resolution version of these life of the Buddha photos

BKh wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:51 am
Does anyone know where to get high resolution versions of these photos? We are making a Vesak display.
At https://letsenhance.io/
by Dmytro
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana
Replies: 25
Views: 543

Re: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana

Hi Zan, I was hoping that you all may be able to present all of the arguments and textual evidence that support the idea that one can hear sounds in the first jhana. Here's an excellent explanation by Geoff Shatz: http://web.archive.org/web/20160306002025/http://measurelessmind.ca/jhana.html http://...
by Dmytro
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Could someone please post the Pali for this video?
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Could someone please post the Pali for this video?

Hi Manas, Jarādhammomhi jaraṃ anatīto Vyādhidhammomhi vyādhiṃ anatīto Maraṇadhammomhi maraṇaṃ anatīto Sabbehi me piyehi manāpehi nānābhāvo vinābhāvo Kammassakomhi kammadāyādo kammayoni kammabandhū kammapaṭisaraṇo yaṃ kammaṃ karissāmi kalyāṇaṃ vā pāpakaṃ vā tassa dāyādo bhavissāmi Here's the text of ...
by Dmytro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: All URLs have" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Replies: 1
Views: 141

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Hello,

would you please correct this, as described at:

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2458176

Thanks in advance!
by Dmytro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 685

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

As described in ancient Indian sources, mount Sineru (Meru) can't be seen by ordinary people.

For more details see the thread:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5689
by Dmytro
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1698

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

abhabbo diṭṭhisampanno puggalo aṭṭhamaṃ bhavaṃ nibbattetuṃ. One accomplished in view is incapable of undergoing an eighth existence [ bhava ]. (Bodhi) The issue here is "bhava" does not appear to mean "reincarnation"; also "nibbattetuṃ". In the suttas, "bhava" appears to be an "asava" or "defilemen...
by Dmytro
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1698

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

Still, I probably might still have reservations about the translation " attention "; unless I can be convinced otherise. My prior impression was 'manas' refers to 'thinking' rather than 'observing' . For now, I might go for the translation of ' proper or thorough examination ', which can incorporat...
by Dmytro
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?

BODHI, BHIKKHU The discourse on the all-embracing net of views: the Brahmajāla Sutta and its commentaries . Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society, 1992 BODHI, BHIKKHU: The Great Discourse on Causation: The Mahānidāna Sutta and Its Commentaries : Buddhist Publication Society, 1995 — ISBN 978...