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by khemindas
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dispensation of Buddha
Replies: 83
Views: 6476

Re: Dispensation of Buddha

No, according to the texts he said that the Dispensation would only last 500 years in total if bhikkhunis are ordained. According to the Commentaries, the Dispensation would still last 5,000 years because the Buddha (is said to have) set up the extra rules for nuns. I found this online, perhaps som...
by khemindas
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vedana, Sankhara and Phasso in dependent origination
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Vedana, Sankhara and Phasso in dependent origination

Because they play a prominent role at that time. I think there is an example in the commentaries or in Abhidhamma that when it's said "the king arrives" we should understand that the king never travels along but with a big retinue. In the same way, at the stage of, say, contact, nāma-rūpa doesn't d...
by khemindas
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vedana, Sankhara and Phasso in dependent origination
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Vedana, Sankhara and Phasso in dependent origination

For example we can see Vedana included as part of Nama in Nama-Rupa and also it's separated as a link, Sankhara also we can find in Nama Rupa as Cetana, and it's also separated as a link, and same with Phasso. According to SN 12.2. So it's not clear why are they separated inside of Nama, and as a li...
by khemindas
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Best book about history of Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Best book about history of Buddhism?

Volo wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Encyclopedia of Buddhism, by Buswell has some informative entries.
Very few information there, even The Buddhist Religion: A Historical Introduction - Richard H. Robinson and An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices - Peter Harvey . Have much more informaton.
by khemindas
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Best book about history of Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Best book about history of Buddhism?

Just curious is there any really informative book about history of Buddhism in english, which is not only teach basic knowledge, but take all countries. For example I didn't find any book about Buddhist history, which covers together, history of Buddhism in Maldives, Iran, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Bur...
by khemindas
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

This are occult knowledge when one developed higher consciousness, one will have the ability to see how it functions. We don't need to know how it's functions, we only need to know how to practice it correctly. U mean how to appease the Gods correctly in exchange for favours? For example in ancient...
by khemindas
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Niddesa, Apadana and Petakopadesa. When translation?
Replies: 11
Views: 1867

Re: Niddesa, Apadana and Petakopadesa. When translation?

Congratulations, Apadana and Petakopadesa are already translated in english. So only Niddesa remain. When Niddesa will be translated, whole Tipitaka will be avaliable in english.
by khemindas
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

form wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:39 am
This are occult knowledge when one developed higher consciousness, one will have the ability to see how it functions.
We don't need to know how it's functions, we only need to know how to practice it correctly.
by khemindas
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

yes it could be counted in such way, however, there are always will be some contradictions between spirit and letter, for example I surely know, that this layperson or deity is arya and paying homage to him it doesn't seem wrong, for example when we chant supatipanno chanting or Sangham saranam gac...
by khemindas
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can gods can make merits?
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Can gods can make merits?

It is a popular belief that gods can't make merits. Where? In traditionally Buddhist countries? It is a general belief in Sri Lanka Buddhist that deva's cant makes merits. That is why we pass merits to Deva at the end of any Dhamma gathering. Actually you can't pass merits to the gods, according to...
by khemindas
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

Wouldn't worshiping the deities violate Vinaya rule, which prohibits paying homage to those who are not ordained? and also this paritta or sutta itself not clear, because it says, to call any Yakkha general for help, but it doesn't says, how to do this. I think it does say, how: then to these yakkh...
by khemindas
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

This topic is not for those who doesn't believe in Gods and deities, spirits, ghosts e.t.c, if you want argue please go to another topic. So , that is not secret for us, that later Buddhism has created a huge amount of deities for worshipping in Mahayana and Vajrayana, but I'm curious about more aut...
by khemindas
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Which is the language closest to Pali still spoken nowadays?
Replies: 16
Views: 4214

Re: Which is the language closest to Pali still spoken nowadays?

Did anyone tried to speak in Pali with Maghi (Magahi) speakers or any other similar language speakers?
by khemindas
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Any website for conjugation of verbs and nouns in Pali?
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Any website for conjugation of verbs and nouns in Pali?

If you know any let me know please. Also if you know any program is also ok.
by khemindas
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Tipitaka in Brahmi
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Tipitaka in Brahmi

Good news, today I have visited https://tipitaka.app/, it turns out that they even did tipitaka in Brahmi script (the first script on which Pali was recorded)