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by Dmytro
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Script Converter
Replies: 14
Views: 214

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: 165

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: 165

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Hi, Here it's "vivicca" (translated as "withdrawn) and ""viveka" (translated as "withdrawal"): Vivicca (indecl.)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: 1615

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: 58

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: 1615

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...
by Dmytro
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Please help me translate this passage from the Niddesa
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Please help me translate this passage from the Niddesa

Hi Srilankaputra, This has been translated by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi as: Nidd. I 239. Seeing, a person will see name-and-form: Seeing with the knowledge of other's minds or with the knowledge that recollects pas abodes, or seeing with the fleshly eye or with the human eye, one will see just name-and-for...
by Dmytro
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States

[*]With the other ariya, is the -magga the duration between the previous attainment and right before the next? Yes, it's that section of the Path. [*]Since the above can't apply to a Stream-Enterer, what does sotāpattimagga constitute? Can a puthajjana be following sotāpattimagga , from practicing ...
by Dmytro
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States

Hi Samseva, Saupadisesa sutta may make it clearer to you. One who has entered the stream is described there in the following way: Puna caparaṃ, sāriputta, idhekacco puggalo sīlesu paripūrakārī hoti, samādhismiṃ mattaso kārī, paññāya mattaso kārī. So tiṇṇaṃ saṃyojanānaṃ parikkhayā sattak­khat­tu­para...
by Dmytro
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 32
Views: 2668

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

I'm a horrible memorizor (sp?) Anyone who successfully memorizes entire suttas have any ideas, inspirations to help us less-endowed with this faculty? Excellent choice, that's a tested ancient method to feel the teachings and keep them in mind. You'll find useful the Pāli Audio website: https://www...
by Dmytro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 78
Views: 16516

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

Well, I've explained myself in detail in this long thread, and I don't think that repeated explanations will lead to any beneficial outcome.
by Dmytro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 78
Views: 16516

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

It sounds strange that text says "silk-cotton seeds". These must be the seeds of silk-cotton tree . But ok, let's even accept, that Vism does mention touch nimitta. But it is very clear that image nimittas are not only mentioned there but are the main ones. Even for the wind kasina (which as you po...
by Dmytro
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 78
Views: 16516

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

According to sub-commentary, the tactile sensations are uggaha nimitta, not paṭibhāga nimitta (i.e. not nimitta with which one achieves upacāra and jhāna). In reality, Visuddhimagga-Atthakatha states it differently: 231. nimittan ti uggahanimittaṃ, paṭibhāganimittaṃ vā. ubhayampi hi idha ekajjhaṃ v...
by Dmytro
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 76
Views: 6502

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

Maybe vitakka could work, but I think "vicara" takes on an opposite meaning of sticking like glue to the object of vitakka. Yes, perhaps it's closer to an investigation described in Titthayatana sutta: The Eighteen Investigations of Mind ‘Ime aṭṭhārasa manopavicārā’ ti bhikkhave mayā Dhammo desito ...
by Dmytro
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 76
Views: 6502

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

Interpretation of nimitta as a strictly visual image belongs to the modern interpretation of nimitta, e.g. by Pa Auk Sayadaw. Though it draws upon Visuddhimagga for legitimization, it significantly differs from Visuddhimagga interpretation. I would rather treat separately all the chronological laye...