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by khemindas
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beings in the darkness. Who are they are?
Replies: 22
Views: 1626

Re: Beings in the darkness. Who are they are?

cappuccino wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:15 pm
khemindas wrote: beings born there, see light, see each other and know, there are other beings born there
this is a reference to hell
Hells usually described in a different ways in suttas at Devaduta sutta - MN 130 for example.
by khemindas
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beings in the darkness. Who are they are?
Replies: 22
Views: 1626

Beings in the darkness. Who are they are?

From AN 4:127 - Paṭhama Tathāgata-accariyasuttaṃ "Bhikkhus, when the future enlightened one leaves the heaven of Happiness to enter the mother's womb a great light appears in this world of gods and men, Māra, Brahma, recluses and Brahmins. That light surpasses the splendour of gods. The pitch darkne...
by khemindas
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there are biography of ven.Udayi?
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Is there are biography of ven.Udayi?

mikenz66 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:57 pm
Does this help?

http://www.softerviews.org/AIM/DPPN/udayi.html

:heart:
Mike
It seems, that this is a different Udayi
by khemindas
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there are biography of ven.Udayi?
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Is there are biography of ven.Udayi?

I only found mentioning of venerable Udayi in next places of Sutta-Vinaya 1) https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/pi-tv-bu-vb-ss1 2) https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/pi-tv-bu-vb-ss2 3) https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/pi-tv-bu-vb-ss3 4) https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/pi-tv-bu-vb-ss4 5) https:/...
by khemindas
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dispensation of Buddha
Replies: 83
Views: 7400

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: 936

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: 936

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: 11
Views: 746

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: 11
Views: 746

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: 957

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: 2927

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: 957

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: 957

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: 414

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...