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by Nicolas
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1034

Re: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?

“Leaving aside Master Gotama, the monks, and the nuns, is there even a single layman disciple of Master Gotama—white-clothed and celibate—who, with the ending of the five lower fetters, is reborn spontaneously, to be extinguished there, not liable to return from that world?” “There are not just one...
by Nicolas
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How to apply colours to the text ?
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: How to apply colours to the text ?

Alternatively, you can directly type the "color" tag: [ color=#FF0000]Red text[/color] and [ color=red]Red text[/color] ... will both give Red text as their result (if you remove the space after the "[") FF0000 represents the hexadecimal coding for red. The first two digits represent red (FF=255, 00...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammapada stories
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Dhammapada stories

Hello friends, Many successive Dhammapada verses are connected thematically in a way that one would think that these verses were uttered on the same occasion. The background stories for many of them seem to be different, though. This doesn't quite make sense to me. Examples: Verses 1 & 2, 15 & 16, 1...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chiang Mai visit?
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Chiang Mai visit?

Hello friends,

I might be in Chiang Mai (and environs) for a week in 2019. What Buddhist places do you recommend I visit in that area? When do you think is the best time of the year to visit?

Many thanks,
Nicolas
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: For Monks Only: travelling by vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: For Monks Only: travelling by vehicles

The Pali is: "Na, bhikkhave, yānena yāyitabbaṃ."

Pali source (Yānādipaṭikkhepa)
English translation (Rejection of vehicles, etc.)
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Women's monasteries, hermitages, communities?
Replies: 4
Views: 364

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: 759

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: 309

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: 625

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: 366

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: 734
Views: 47871

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: 734
Views: 47871

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: 734
Views: 47871

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: 734
Views: 47871

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...