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by Sekha
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word association game
Replies: 440
Views: 41716

Re: Pali word association game

my favourite one:

dukkhanirodha: destruction of suffering. (m.) :mrgreen:
by Sekha
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Adrien from France
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: Adrien from France

Hi Adrien,

nice to see you here : )

the web in English is much wider and richer. Almost another realm.

So now, after having made this step, you won't need to read my translations any more : )
by Sekha
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 61
Views: 8947

Re: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism

I would like to undertake the Bodhisattva path but not through the Mahayana tradition and these qualifications make it look rather bleak. Are there any here who aspire to the Bodhisattva path through the Theravadin tradition? Are you prepared for several asankheyyas of becoming? It took 4 to Gotama...
by Sekha
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to deny Atman - Help defending Buddhadhamma
Replies: 96
Views: 9231

Re: How to deny Atman - Help defending Buddhadhamma

- What is the cause, the reason, Master Kaccana, why ascetics dispute with ascetics?
- It is, brahmin, because of lust for views, because of adherence, bondage, greed, obsession and cleaving to views, that ascetics dispute with ascetics.

AN 2.38

what is the point of engaging into disputes?
by Sekha
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?
Replies: 10
Views: 1517

Re: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Prior to their final existence, when the Bodhisattas attain all four stages of the Noble Path and became Buddhas and Arahants, the Bodhisattas reside in the Tusita deva realm.
and what is the reason for that?
by Sekha
Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Māra
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: Māra

There is a translation of Māratajjaniya Sutta here :
http://www.mahindarama.com/e-tipitaka/M ... /mn-50.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Sekha
Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Māra
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: Māra

The Five Māras So, it depends on the context. Māra may refer to a being with five aggregates, the five aggregates themselves can be called Māra, the defilements are Māra, and gaining freedom from death (Arahantship) is to escape from the clutches of Māra, which is a synonym for death. Māra devaputt...
by Sekha
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Māra
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Māra

is he a being endowed with 5 khandhas or is it just a poetical term?
by Sekha
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?
Replies: 10
Views: 1517

Re: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

cooran wrote: This may be of interest:
interesting indeed. thanx
by Sekha
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?
Replies: 10
Views: 1517

Are there beings becoming buddhas in deva realms?

well... you know the question already :)
by Sekha
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pañhabyākaraṇa Sutta
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Pañhabyākaraṇa Sutta

Hello friends, I am creating a website where I publish french translations of suttas, from English translations. I wonder if anyone here would be skilled enough, or would know a place where I could find such people, to help with the translation of Pañhabyākaraṇa Sutta, the last versified part, as I ...