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by Nicolas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Women's monasteries, hermitages, communities?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Women's monasteries, hermitages, communities?

In Perth, Ontario, Canada, there is Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage.

On the Sonoma Coast near Jenner, California: Aranya Bodhi Hermitage.

There is also the directory from the Alliance for Bhikkhunis.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Marks of existence sutta
Replies: 24
Views: 463

Re: Marks of existence sutta

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:50 am
TRobinson465 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:27 am
sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā
sabbe saṅkhārā dukkhā
sabbe dhammā anattā
AN 3.136 (three phrases) and SN 22.90 (phrases #1 and #3).
Phrases #1 and #3 are also in MN 35.
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Des francophones svp ?
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Des francophones svp ?

Je t’ai envoyé un MP.
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible to enjoy the five sensual feelings once you experience Jhana?
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Is it possible to enjoy the five sensual feelings once you experience Jhana?

My understanding is that attaining jhana once doesn’t automatically make one a non-returner.
by Nicolas
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a sutta about revenge
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Searching for a sutta about revenge

That story is also mentioned in two Jataka tales (Ja 371 and Ja 428) as well as in parallels to the Upakkilesa Sutta (MN 128) in the Madhyama-agama (MA 72) and Ekottarika-agama (EA 24.8).
by Nicolas
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 491
Views: 27929

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Every Pali version of the sutta that I've found lists "attho" and "anattho": suttacentral.net (Mahāsangiti Tipiṭaka Buddhavasse 2500), which I referenced earlier. tipitaka.org (connected to Vipassana Research Institute) The Sri Lanka Tripitaka Project (see accesstoinsight.org , what-buddha-said.net ...
by Nicolas
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 491
Views: 27929

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

The sutta you are referring to (linked here ) shows "anattho" and "attho", which are not the same as "anattā" and "attā". You didn't address my point from the Nakulapita Sutta: They’re obsessed with the thought: ‘I am form, form is mine!’ [...] They’re obsessed with the thought: ‘I am feeling, feeli...
by Nicolas
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 491
Views: 27929

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

[...] Where is a "self" in feelings, perceptions, and defiled consciousness? There is no self to be found in form, feelings, perceptions, saṅkhāras, or consciousness, they are without self, empty of self. None of them are myself, nor is my self in them, etc. See the following sutta: And how is a pe...
by Nicolas
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 491
Views: 27929

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Their sect thinks that Venerable Bodhi, Thānissaro, et al, are heretics, so they won't accept those translations. I was hoping that Lal would accept their translations of "etaṃ mama", "netaṃ mama", "esohamasmi" & "nesohamasmi" as non-controversial. I don't use their translations of "attā" and "anat...
by Nicolas
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 491
Views: 27929

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal, Mendicants, form is anattā . For if form were attā , it wouldn’t lead to affliction. And you could compel form: ‘May my form be like this! May it not be like that!’ "Anattā" here is in direct opposition to "attā". But if it’s panāniccaṃ , suffering, and perishable, is it fit to be regarded thus...
by Nicolas
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: No amount of alcohol is good for you
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: No amount of alcohol is good for you

David Spiegelhalter wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:58 am
"Come to think of it, there is no safe level of living, but nobody would recommend abstention."
Very appropriate! Despite mentioning a 1st Noble Truth in disguise, the author forgot (or didn’t know) that the Buddha did recommend abstention from living :-)
by Nicolas
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?
Replies: 20
Views: 516

Re: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?

[...] :goodpost: As for "nimitta", it appears to be used in a lot of different contexts in the suttas. It would seem that "sign" is a translation that fits most or all of these contexts. The article by Peter Harvey that I mentioned above talks about these different contexts (page 31 of the original...
by Nicolas
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?
Replies: 20
Views: 516

Re: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?

[...] There is this triad: And what is the path that leads to the unconditioned? Emptiness [ suññata ] samādhi; signless [ animitta ] samādhi; undirected [ appaṇihita ] samādhi. What is the signless immersion of the heart? [...] It’s when a mendicant, not focusing on any signs, enters and remains i...
by Nicolas
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Feeding on rapture
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: Feeding on rapture

The commentary says that the Buddha was addressing Mara.
by Nicolas
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 22
Views: 454

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

DooDoot wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:58 am
[...]
Agreed! What I was trying to say is that the puthujjana is stuck, and that the self-view perpetuates itself; belief in the illusion perpetuates the illusion.