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by Dmytro
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhavacana
Replies: 42
Views: 289

Re: Buddhavacana

1) How does one know, and to what extent is one required to verify, what is and is not the word of the historical Buddha? Is one required to verify the health and property of future marital partner? I think it would be an excessive requirement. Similarly, there can be no such strict requirement in ...
by Dmytro
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Kusinara sites now in doubt.
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Kusinara sites now in doubt.

And whilst dhamma-practice undoubtedly represents the summum bonum of the Buddha’s teachings, the fact also remains that according to traditional Buddhist belief, ‘the Buddha was, after his parinirvana, in some sense actually present at the places where he is known to have formerly been’, and ‘a de...
by Dmytro
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Kusinara sites now in doubt.
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Kusinara sites now in doubt.

We want no relic-worship here, thank you. As for me, I don't want any worship of "Western Science", especially when Scientism excludes everything that doesn't fit into its current scope of verified phenomena. I would enjoy relic-worship, if I consider it necessary. Some interesting resear...
by Dmytro
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'
Replies: 27
Views: 3900

Re: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'

I did some research on the subject and concluded that the Buddha, without a shadow of a doubt, was an Aryan. The Pali Cannon describes the Buddha as tall, handsome, blue eyed...from Afghanistan to Northern India, you find people that could possibly be the descendants of the ancient Aryans... Yes, h...
by Dmytro
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Atthasālini in Pali
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Atthasālini in Pali

Hi, It can be found, e.g., at http://tipitaka.org/ Here's a passage you may find useful: http://tipitaka.org/romn/cscd/abh01a.att4.xml Phassapañcamakarāsivaṇṇanā Tasmiṃ samaye ti idaṃ aniyamaniddiṭṭhassa samayassa niyamato paṭiniddesavacanaṃ. Tasmā ‘yasmiṃ samaye kāmāvacaraṃ kusalaṃ cittaṃ uppannaṃ ...
by Dmytro
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Are pali definitions consensual?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Are pali definitions consensual?

Hello, Yes, this problem does arise in Pali. Then, at least for Arabic, is the issue of how word usage has evolved over time, which makes it sometimes difficult to identify the meaning of a given word at a given period of history. As for Pali, this historical semantic shift has not been properly stu...
by Dmytro
Wed May 31, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

Does anybody have any links to some of his original talks in Thai? There's a video of a talk with English translation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N414x2i8bIQ And documentary about Wat Asokaram, from which this talk was taken. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvf8CozJJF0 https://www.youtube.com/...
by Dmytro
Sun May 21, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Ārammaṇa
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

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: 1726

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: 1726

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: 1726

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: 2
Views: 309

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: 291

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: 10
Views: 527

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: 1480

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: 291

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: 2171

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: 177

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: 265

Re: Añjali from Old Town!

by Dmytro
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Terms Index
Replies: 7
Views: 2171

Re: Pali Terms Index

Buddha Vacana wrote:ayoniso manasikāra

avijjā


Thank you, I've added these!

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