Search found 775 matches

by Nicolas
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 980

Re: Origination of feelings

My understanding: The sutta is modeled on the schemata for the Four Noble Truths: thing, its origin, its cessation, the path to its cessation. In the Four Noble Truths, we have: the origin of dukkha is craving. This sutta is reprising the role of craving from the Four Noble Truths. Craving leads to ...
by Nicolas
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why are alms to monks so rewarding?
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Why are alms to monks so rewarding?

355. Riches ruin only the foolish, not those in quest of the Beyond. By craving for riches the witless man ruins himself as well as others. 356. Weeds are the bane of fields, lust is the bane of mankind. Therefore, what is offered to those free of lust yields abundant fruit. 357. Weeds are the bane...
by Nicolas
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why sakadagami and anagami disciples not found ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1138

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: 1092

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: 210

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: 824

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: 691

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: 448

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: 830

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: 423

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: 780

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: 394

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: 782
Views: 55776

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: 782
Views: 55776

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...