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by Dmytro
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Meaning of Akiñcanaṃ & Anādānaṃ ?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Meaning of Akiñcanaṃ & Anādānaṃ ?

Hi, You may find helpful two articles from the Critical Pali Dictionary: a-kiñcana, mfn. [ts.], having nothing; calling nothing his own, disinterested; Abh 739 (poor); Vin I 36,26*; Mil 220,7 (~o jīvikatthāya pāṇaṁ hanati); DN III 185,3* (adhano+); As 206,7 (nâssa kiñcanan ti ~aṁ); Ja VI 45,3 (sakiñ...
by Dmytro
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I've had a few...but then again...too few to mention...
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: I've had a few...but then again...too few to mention...

Remorse (Kukkucca) is one of the five nīvāraņas, about which Buddha said that they are a heap of unwholesome, and from unwholesome cannot come anything wholesome. But seeing a fault as a fault is a growth in the Noble Ones' discipline. Acknowledge, try not to do it again, and move on. Yes, "hiri" a...
by Dmytro
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna

Thank you for the quotation!
budo wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:23 pm
I have access to another paper belonging to the same author, and I found this part very interesting, that they defined nimitta as a contact point:
Why do you think they defined nimitta as a contact point?
by Dmytro
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 77
Views: 7101

Re: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana

@crizna wrote : Let me illustrate the point by means of the much disputed terms ‘vitakka’ and ‘vicāra’. Unlike with the interpretations in the Theravāda tradition, there seems to have been no major disagreement among the Northern Schools as to the meaning of those terms. vitarkaḥ katamaḥ. paryeṣako ...
by Dmytro
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)

It's been nice to see you, now I better understand the source of your perseverance and diligence.

Congratulations, and best wishes for the upcoming years!
by Dmytro
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Is learning pali really helpful?
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: Is learning pali really helpful?

So th debates about the meaning of nimitta and the like are purely scholarly and have no incidence on practice or right view? If the answer is yes then indeed maybe pali is not such a good investment... Thanks to research of the term 'nimitta' I've been able to apply in practice the Buddha's instru...
by Dmytro
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Is learning pali really helpful?
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: Is learning pali really helpful?

Hello, I've been toying with the idea of learning pali, but according to an earlier exchange of this forum, it seems that even people well-versed in pali do not always agree on the meaning of certain terms. The key reason why Buddha's teaching is hard to apply nowadays is 'semantic shift' - the mean...
by Dmytro
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: 7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: 7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?

That sequence pretty much equates samadhi-sambojjhanga with the 4 jhanas. That's the way I always understood it, but besides that sequence, it's hard to find in the suttas an explicit declaration of that. Well, for me, the main definition is a sufficient proof. "And what, monks, is right concentrat...
by Dmytro
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: 7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: 7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?

Hi Frank, Most of the suttas from DN 3 - DN 12 are severely elided, and I believe they're all meant to refer back to this pericope in DN 2, But I'm not sure. Can someone else confirm? (if you search for paṭhamaṃ jhān in DPR, it will pull up the elided passages) Yes, these suttas repeat a significant...
by Dmytro
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Script Converter
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Re: Script Converter

Thank you, Vinodh! Here's what we did for Cyrillic (Russian): https://dhamma.ru/canon/sn/sn22.056.kual.html var dictTranscript = { "ṃ":"м̣", "a":"а", "ā":"а̄", "i":"и", "ī":"ӣ", "u":"у", "ū":"ӯ", "e":"е", "o":"о", "k":"к", "g":"г", "ṅ":"н̇", "c":"ч", "j":"дж", "ñ":"н̃", "ṭ":"т̣", "ḍ":"д̣", "ṇ":"н̣",...
by Dmytro
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word for withdrawal
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Pali word for withdrawal

"senses pleasure with the body" what is the pali in Nibbana sutta(AN 9.34) there, can't find it.
sukhañca kāyena paṭisaṃvedeti
by Dmytro
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word for withdrawal
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Pali word for withdrawal

Hi, Here it's "vivicca" (translated as "withdrawn) and ""viveka" (translated as "withdrawal"): Vivicca (indecl.) [ger. of viviccati] separating oneself from (instr.), aloof from D i.37; A iii.25; J vi.388; Dhs 160; Pug 68; Vism 139, 140 (expld in detail). -- Doubtful reading at Pv i.119 (for viricca...
by Dmytro
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My Jhana Slump - help request
Replies: 34
Views: 1894

Re: My Jhana Slump - help request

Hi budo, Dhayana is commonly translated as meditation, and is often equated with "concentration," though meditation may refer to a wider scala of exercises for bhavana, development. Dhyana can also mean "attention, thought, reflction."[5] According to Buddhaghosa, the term "jhana" (Skt. dhyana) is d...
by Dmytro
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Link broken: download 587 Pali words
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Link broken: download 587 Pali words

Namo Buddhaya,

They are at:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Pal ... d%20files/

You may also find useful the website:

http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/en/ ... _pali3.htm

with sound files for each word.

Best wishes!
by Dmytro
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My Jhana Slump - help request
Replies: 34
Views: 1894

Re: My Jhana Slump - help request

Hi, Since then, I had tried many times in vain to get back to Samatha, but am essentially unable to do so. Jhana isn't a place to which one can return, it's rather a fire in which defilements burn. Somehow you've got a legacy of well-prepared fireplace, and you've used it fully. Now you have to lear...