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by Dmytro
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Nyana (Geoff)?
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Where is Nyana (Geoff)?

Hello,

He moved to a remote retreat center.

His writings are preserved in an archive:

http://web.archive.org/web/201610091657 ... ssmind.ca/

:anjali:
by Dmytro
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Upekkhā
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Re: Pali Term: Upekkhā

From Critical Pali Dictionary: upe(k)khā , f. [ sa. upekṣā]; often written upekhā: kakāralope upekhā, Sadd 332,17; looking on (in an uninterested way), disregard, equanimity, indifference ... http://cpd.uni-koeln.de/search?article_id=18384 From PED: Upekkhā & Upekhā (f.) [fr. upa + īkṣ , cp. BSk. up...
by Dmytro
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Etymology of upekkha
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Etymology of upekkha

Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit correspondence is "upekṣā", which is less distorted.

However it would be unnatural to draw etymology from a language that was created much later.
by Dmytro
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Etymology of upekkha
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Etymology of upekkha

Yes, in later Sanskrit reconstruction this word somehow obtained the connotations of superiority, condescendence and disregard.
by Dmytro
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Etymology of upekkha
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Etymology of upekkha

Hi Phil,

It's rather 'looking on' (upa+ikkh).

See the topic:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5939
by Dmytro
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method
Replies: 37
Views: 769

Re: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method

Borān kammaṭṭhāna exemplifies natural transformation of abstract methodology into ritual. It took the genius of Ajahn Lee to revive the parts of it that remained sound and practical, and skip the rest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N414x2i8bIQ One of the aspects of this transformation is described...
by Dmytro
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sakkāya
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Pali Term: Sakkāya

From Chachakka sutta: The Origination of Identity Ayaṃ kho pana, bhikkhave, sakkā­ya­sa­muda­ya­gāminī paṭipadā—cakkhuṃ ‘etaṃ mama, esohamasmi, eso me attā’ti samanupassati; rūpe ‘etaṃ mama, esohamasmi, eso me attā’ti samanupassati; cakkhuviññāṇaṃ ‘etaṃ mama, esohamasmi, eso me attā’ti samanupassati...
by Dmytro
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sakkāya
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Pali Term: Sakkāya

Seems like "is-a-body" version is substantiated:
Sakkāyadiṭṭhīti vijjamānaṭṭhena sati khandhapañcakasaṅkhāte kāye; sayaṃ vā satī tasmiṃ kāye diṭṭhīti ‘sakkāyadiṭṭhi’.

Abhi-a Dhs, 3. Nikkhepakaṇḍo, Tikanikkhepakathā, para. 17
by Dmytro
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is the Visuddhimagga so influential, when it introduces teachings not sourced in the Pali Canon?
Replies: 112
Views: 1861

Re: Why is the Visuddhimagga so influential, when it introduces teachings not sourced in the Pali Canon?

SilaSamadhi wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:45 am
Are there any recommended Theravada meditation manuals that deliberately exclude any teachings from the Visuddhimagga?
Vimuttimagga is closer to the Suttas:

https://archive.org/details/ArahantUpat ... reedom.pdf
by Dmytro
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is the Visuddhimagga so influential, when it introduces teachings not sourced in the Pali Canon?
Replies: 112
Views: 1861

Re: Why is the Visuddhimagga so influential, when it introduces teachings not sourced in the Pali Canon?

How could such a text become so influential in Theravada, typically known for strictly restricting itself to teachings that can be clearly sourced in the Tipiṭaka? It has become influential particularly during the Western-led reconstruction of Buddha's teaching in the 19th and 20th centuries. Just ...
by Dmytro
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sakkāya
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Pali Term: Sakkāya

Saṃyutta Nikāya, khandhavaggo n, 1. khandhasaṃyuttaṃ, 5. attadīpavaggo n, 2. paṭipadāsuttaṃ n (SN 22.44) 44. The Way ♦ 44. sāvatthinidānaṃ. “sakkāyasamudayagāminiñca vo, bhikkhave, paṭipadaṃ desessāmi, sakkāyanirodhagāminiñca paṭipadaṃ. taṃ suṇātha. At Savatthi. “Bhikkhus, I will teach you the way ...
by Dmytro
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method
Replies: 37
Views: 769

Re: Origin of Thanisarro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method

Ajahn Lee is the one who taught this method. Most probably Ajahn Lee studied with some masters of pre-reform Theravāda meditation system, borān kammaṭṭhāna. This is evident in his counting method: "The KMBL [Kammatthan Majjima Baeb Lamdub] version of the counting stage is different, in that the pra...
by Dmytro
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sakkāya
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Pali Term: Sakkāya

I wonder if this word literally means "is-a-body", and hence "identification with the body".
by Dmytro
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 95
Views: 1832

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Circle5 wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:52 pm
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Yes, and there's a great site on color combinations:

http://www.colorcombos.com/

Perhaps we can find here a color combo quite similar to present one, but a little more harmonious.
by Dmytro
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sakkāya
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Pali Term: Sakkāya

Hi DooDoot,
DooDoot wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:52 am
PTS states sat + kāya. Sorry to ask what might be a dumb question but why is it sat + kāya rather than sa + kāya?
That's how it is explained in the Commentary.

http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/s_t/sakkaaya.htm
by Dmytro
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 95
Views: 1832

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Congratulations on successful common travel in time and space!

Evidently, the warp engine has meddled with some molecular links in the bodies:

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=6114

so the links lead to Great Unknown which can't be found anywhere.
by Dmytro
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The meaning of Kaya
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: The meaning of Kaya

Hi David,
davidbrainerd wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:56 am
I thought, therefore, to look up the word in the Concise Pali-English Dictionary
I won't recommend consulting this dictionary for research.

I've opened up a new topic on "Sakkāya": https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=30321

Best wishes, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sakkāya
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Pali Term: Sakkāya

Hello Pāli friends, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote: Sakkāya is a term for the five aggregates as a collective whole (III 159,10–13). The word is derived from sat + kāya , and literally means “the existing body,” the assemblage of existent phenomena that serve as the objective basis of clinging. Most trans...
by Dmytro
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Terms: Cakkhu, Sota, Ghāna, Jivhā, Kāya, Mano
Replies: 13
Views: 3059

Re: Pali Terms: Cakkhu, Sota, Ghāna, Jivhā, Kāya, Mano

Greetings Spiny, However in the recently published Pali-English dictionary Margaret Cone gives the appropriate contemporary meanings: cakkhu, 1. the eye; the organ of sight; the faculty of seeing, sight;... So is it the ability to see, or the actual process of seeing? It's rather about ability to se...
by Dmytro
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is "yeva" modifying here?
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: What is "yeva" modifying here?

Dear Bhante, Perhaps energy was flowing in your recent post on cakkhu etc.? Nicely written and valuable by the way. Thank you for composing. Thank you. That was many lifetimes ago, in 2012... Yeva usually appears modifying a preceding word? AFAIK, adverbs don't modify the words. And 'eva', in partic...