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by katavedi
Sun May 07, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Nanananda's Paticcasamuppada series - Sermons 1-20 now available
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Re: Nanananda's Paticcasamuppada series - Sermons 1-20 now available

Whoops -- my careless mistake. Please excuse me.
by katavedi
Sun May 07, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Nanananda's Paticcasamuppada series - Sermons 1-20 now available
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Re: Nanananda's Paticcasamuppada series - Sermons 1-20 now available

Hi Mike,

I understand that they were given from mid-1988 to early 1991. Cited here.

Kind wishes,
katavedi
by katavedi
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Chanting book specially for meditators
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Chanting book specially for meditators

Bhavana Vandana, by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana and used at Bhavana Society. Hard copies are available too if you do a search on the title.
by katavedi
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: vicikicchā and suttas that define it
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: vicikicchā and suttas that define it

The word itself literally means "the desire to discern".

A common pericope found in DN 2, DN 25, and MN 39, among other places, gives a clue:
Abandoning doubt, he dwells with doubt left behind; without uncertainty as to what things are wholesome, his mind purified of doubt.
by katavedi
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha

This definition from the PTS dictionary is interesting, particularly when adding the second definition to the mix: ārambha 1. attempt, effort, inception of energy (cp. Dhs trsl. 15 & K. S. p. 318 2. support, ground object, thing Ne.70 sq., Ne.107; an˚; unsupported, independent Snp.743 (= nibbāna Snp...
by katavedi
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha

It is funny, when I created the original post yesterday I totally missed to realize that āram­bha (Devanagari: आरम्भ) is a very common word in my own native language (Nepali) and Hindi where it means "initiation" or "beginning". I believe it has the same or similar meaning in Sanskrit too. That's i...
by katavedi
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha

K.R. Norman translates it as "exertion", with alternate translation (from either I.B. Horner or Ven. Walpola Rahula) as "tenacity".
by katavedi
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another "Moin"
Replies: 32
Views: 4076

Re: Another "Moin"

Anumodana, acinteyyo! It sounds like a good decision, and more conducive to practice.

Kind wishes,
katavedi
by katavedi
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The School of Life - "Who am I?"
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: The School of Life - "Who am I?"

Uh oh....I think I'm in trouble, because my values and character have also changed significantly over the years. That was a well-done video, though I was a bit surprised that they stopped where they did, settling on character traits. Thank you for posting it, acinteyyo. I'm glad to see you again, my...
by katavedi
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and Career
Replies: 15
Views: 1152

Re: Buddhism and Career

Hello disciple, AN 8.54 is a relevant sutta that echoes what many here have already advised. The sutta starts with a householder asking the Buddha to teach Dhamma to those who are enmeshed in worldly lives of sensual pleasure: There Dighajanu the Koliyan went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, havi...
by katavedi
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Fermentation" translation
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: "Fermentation" translation

I have heard the translation "intoxicants" used, as the āsavas essentially intoxicate the mind, distorting perception.

Kind wishes,
katavedi
by katavedi
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 25913

Re: On anattā/anātman

It was sad to see katavedi...getting chased away.... I'm still here, my friend, watching the train wreck from a safe distance. Since David didn't seem interested in reasonable, respectful discussion and seemed to have already made up his mind about the topic, I couldn't see any benefit in engaging ...
by katavedi
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Drowning In Dharma, Structured Learning?
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Drowning In Dharama, Structured Learning?

Hello FairyFeller,

Here's a thread that may be of use: http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 94#p366894

Kind wishes,
katavedi
by katavedi
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Query on Pamadaviharin Sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Query on Pamadaviharin Sutta

Hello Spiny,

When the mind is concentrated (unified), phenomena become clear, i.e., one can see them in detail (e.g., their arising, passing, necessary conditions).

Kind wishes,
katavedi
by katavedi
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Focusing while letting go
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Focusing while letting go

I agree with Mike. Perhaps the letting go also refers to letting go of involvement with what's occurring in the present -- not getting hooked by these events, but just watching them come and letting them go by.

Kind wishes,
katavedi
by katavedi
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are five Niyama Dhammas?
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: What are five Niyama Dhammas?

Hello No_Mind, Karma is not the only determining factor? Is there any mention of this in Pali Canon? Perhaps the best example would be SN 36.21. It's fairly short, so I'll post it here: On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrel Sanctuary. Then the wan...
by katavedi
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Regarding Orthodoxy
Replies: 59
Views: 2918

Re: Regarding Orthodoxy

Hello David, If anyone thinks there is an explanation that can demonstrate that "there is no doer, no experiencer, just phenomena flowing on" differs one wit from materialistic determinism, I'd love to hear it (or read it). I'm not sure that you're open to considering such an explanation, but the f...
by katavedi
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Regarding Orthodoxy
Replies: 59
Views: 2918

Re: Regarding Orthodoxy

Hello David, If anyone thinks there is an explanation that can demonstrate that "there is no doer, no experiencer, just phenomena flowing on" differs one wit from materialistic determinism, I'd love to hear it (or read it). I'm not sure that you're open to considering such an explanation, but the fr...
by katavedi
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible to attain the first jhana outside of a retreat?
Replies: 27
Views: 3312

Re: Is it possible to attain the first jhana outside of a retreat?

Hello Christopher, I enjoyed reading your last two posts on this thread. I wanted to clarify the excerpt of my post that you quoted with a bit more background information as to what informed my perspective. The experiences I depict (in the last post) are very much along the lines of what katavedi so...
by katavedi
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I have yet to see any mention of meditation techniques for the development of insight in the suttas
Replies: 76
Views: 5062

Re: I have yet to see any mention of meditation techniques for the development of insight in the suttas

Hello Phena, (though it seems that they might be necessary for the complete eradication of sensual desire and ill-will (non-return)). If it is true katavedi that we need to develop jhana to remove the fetters for non-returner, how do we reconcile this with the very clear and unambiguous statement fr...