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by diamind
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Translations and translators
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Translations and translators

What are the best translations of the pali cannon? Are there translators to avoid?
by diamind
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 33
Views: 5598

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

Hi diamind, I don't think anyone can know for sure what the Buddha looked like around 2,500 years ago. This is short article written by Ajahn Sujato "On the 32 Marks" : /sujato.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/on-the-32-marks/ :anjali: Did Buddha ever talk about the previous Buddhas? Or future Buddhas and ...
by diamind
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 33
Views: 5598

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

Afaik first "images" that we have are on coins dated ~100BC It is largely believed that the Buddha had himself prohibited his images, though there is not much support for this apart from a passage from the Vinaya of the Sarvastivadins, assumingly there is a passage where: "Anathapindika asks the Bu...
by diamind
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 33
Views: 5598

how do we know what the buddha looked like?

Are there any descriptions of how the buddha looked in the cannon? Where does this familar image of buddha come from?
by diamind
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the Buddha?
Replies: 21
Views: 1425

Where is the Buddha?

Where is the Buddha now? What happens when you attain nirvana? And whats the difference between parinirvana and everyday normal nirvana?
by diamind
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Pali - English translations
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Pali - English translations

Hi,

What has been translated from the pali canon and where do I find it? Whats left to be translated?

Thanks