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by Coëmgenu
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Question about Theravada tradition
Replies: 33
Views: 15939

Re: Question about Theravada tradition

Both of the traditions contain elements of the undivided school of Buddhism which could be called the "original teaching". Both traditions also contain innovations, or teachings that were "revealed later", whichever way you want to put it. The Mahayana has a great diversity of innovative later sutra...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 49322

Re: On anattā/anātman

Hello, Direct identification of 'anattā' and 'anātman' can lead to confusion, since these two terms belong to cultures seperated by hundreds of years and/or thousands of kilometers. Even if you would keep strictly to 'anattā', you would discover that the meaning of this term has evolved over the ce...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great anattā/anātman debate
Replies: 588
Views: 49322

The Great anattā/anātman debate

Hello, I was perusing a forum frequented by some Tibetan Buddhists and asking questions about tulkus , bardo , and the concept of the ālāyavijñāna (the storehouse consciousness that allows for rebirth), not because I am polemical against these things, but because I have a genuine interest in the min...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Meaning of "h"
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Meaning of "h"

I recently stumbled upon this selection of Pali text from what I assume was the Pali Canon (I cannot readily remember where, I just wrote it down because it looked interesting). Yaṃ panāniccaṃ dukkhaṃ vipariṇāmadhammaṃ, kallan nu taṃ samanupassituṃ: etaṃ mama, eso ’haṃ asmi, eso me attā ti? No h’ et...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Important! Get the real meaning!
Replies: 91
Views: 12429

Re: Important! Get the real meaning!

I don't see this explained as such by large, I see it explained in some weird, confused materialistic kind of way, not like "“the genesis of what is caused”, but wrongly like "causes and effects", some sort of determinism, like feeling would directly arise from physical contact kind of sense. So i ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Important! Get the real meaning!
Replies: 91
Views: 12429

Re: Important! Get the real meaning!

The "paticcasamuppada" aka "dependent origination" is translated & interpreted incorrectly, if you understand the gravity of that. The individual links/points are translated incorrectly. Surely part of Buddhism is taking refuge in the 3 jewels, including the Sangha. One of the many functions of the...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Thai forest tradition vs "non-forest tradition"
Replies: 10
Views: 2571

Re: Thai forest tradition vs "non-forest tradition"

[...] the rest of Thai Buddhism is mostly social-cultural, ritualistic, superstitious, or academic and the standard of vinaya can be very poor. I assume that said Thais don't find their religion superstitious though, that's the thing with labels like superstitious. :p Do you happen to know the name...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Thai forest tradition vs "non-forest tradition"
Replies: 10
Views: 2571

Thai forest tradition vs "non-forest tradition"

Hi! I am new-ish to Dhamma Wheel and I have a pretty basic question that I can imagine could possibly illicit a complex response, but what are the Thai traditions of Buddhist teachings that aren't the Forest Tradition? I only ask because the only tradition I ever seem to see represented outside of T...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Grammatical parsing
Replies: 7
Views: 1511

Re: Grammatical parsing

Thank you! These resources are a lot more expensive and better organized than what I have been trying to use.

-Caoimhghin
by Coëmgenu
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Grammatical parsing
Replies: 7
Views: 1511

Grammatical parsing

Hi! I am an amateur Pali-language enthusiast and I have been working on a word-for-word translation of the Morning and Evening chanting services of the Therevada tradition, for my own amusement only. I am only a novice in regards to my Pali skill, but I have cobbled this together, trying to get as m...