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by thang
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Bhikkhus, those bhikkhus who are newly ordained should be exhorted by you in ..."
Replies: 2
Views: 228

"Bhikkhus, those bhikkhus who are newly ordained should be exhorted by you in ..."

Offered to all the venerables and want-to-be-venerables. :anjali: “Ananda, the new monks—those who have not long gone forth, who are newcomers in this Dhamma & Discipline—should be encouraged, exhorted, and established in these five things. Which five? “‘Come, friends, be virtuous. Dwell restrained ...
by thang
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Question about a section in the Milindapanha
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Question about a section in the Milindapanha

I do not understand in what sense, for instance, fire is said to 'exist' when there are no flames. How should understand it according to the commentarial tradition? As I have heard from some traditional monks, Nibbana = "Extinguishment" I think here Nagasena Thera means that, there is such an Extin...
by thang
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Toxic Relationships
Replies: 15
Views: 2992

Re: Toxic Relationships

Mahasatipatthana Sutta - a. Dukkhasacca Pabba (Section on the Noble Truth of Dukkha) And what, bhikkhus, is the dukkha of having to associate with those (persons or things) one dislikes (appiyehi sampayogo dukkho)? Having to meet, remain with, be in close contact, or intermingle, with sights, sound...
by thang
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha acknowledges that lay people can not keep the precepts to the same level as a monk!
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Buddha acknowledges that lay people can not keep the precepts to the same level as a monk!

Buddha acknowledges that lay people can not keep the precepts to the same level as a monk! =========== “For a lay person has many requirements, duties, issues, and undertakings, and they can’t always tell the truth, practice austerities, be celibate, do lots of recitation, or be very generous.” htt...
by thang
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say gods exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 1067

Re: Did Buddha say gods exist?

The Buddha supported evolution as seen in DN sutta about world creation. It is not created by a single being. Here (in Buddhism) 'deva' means the beings of heavenly realms or heavenly beings not a creator as in Abrahamic religions. K.R. Norman (Collective papers, II, 1-8) suggests that the text got...
by thang
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say gods exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 1067

Re: Did Buddha say gods exist?

The Buddha supported evolution as seen in DN sutta about world creation. It is not created by a single being. Here (in Buddhism) 'deva' means the beings of heavenly realms or heavenly beings not a creator as in Abrahamic religions. K.R. Norman (Collective papers, II, 1-8) suggests that the text got...
by thang
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Is Cetana in Nama equals to Sankhara ?
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Is Cetana in Nama equals to Sankhara ?

Thank you all for your time. I'll try to understand.
by thang
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say gods exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 1067

Re: Did Buddha say gods exist?

I think this part is enough to conclude. (from pali with above translations) [The Buddha says:] viññūnā purisena ekaṃsena niṭṭhaṃ gantabbaṃ yadidaṃ atthi devāti. a wise man should conclude that there are gods. the conclusion to be reached by an intelligent person is indubitable, namely that there ar...
by thang
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Thanaso" meaning
Replies: 3
Views: 462

"Thanaso" meaning

What is the etimology of "thanaso" in Sangarava Sutta?
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by thang
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say gods exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 1067

Re: Did Buddha say gods exist?

I think the Pali passage is not ambiguous. Kinnu kho bho gotama, atthi devāti. Ṭhānaso metaṃ bhāradvāja, viditaṃ yadidaṃ atthi devāti. Kinnu kho bho gotama, atthi devāti puṭṭho samāno, ṭhānaso metaṃ bhāradvāja, viditaṃ yadidaṃ atthi devāti vadesi? Na nu kho bho gotama, evaṃ sante tucchā musā hotī'ti...
by thang
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say gods exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 1067

Re: Did Buddha say gods exist?

“But Master Gotama, when asked ‘Do gods exist?’ why did you say that you have understood the existence of gods in terms of causes? If that’s the case, isn’t it a hollow lie?” “When asked ‘Do gods exist’, whether you reply ‘Gods exist’ or ‘I’ve understood it in terms of causes’ a sensible person wou...
by thang
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: A good Poem-book for (not only) Children.
Replies: 0
Views: 244

A good Poem-book for (not only) Children.

Lo-wáda Sangarava A Sinhalese poem of the 15th century by Venerable Vidagama Maitreya Mahathera Translated by: Bhikkhu K. Nanananda Link: Towards a Better World Some of the verses: "For what are you always getting ready -eating and drinking and adorning yourself? Where are you going to take this bo...
by thang
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Contemporary poetic reflection from noble point of view?
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: Contemporary poetic reflection from noble point of view?

Pre-Contemporary poetic reflection from noble point of view: [ Lo-wáda Sangarava' - A Sinhalese poem of the 15th century, by Venerable Great Poet Vidagama Maitreya Mahathera, Translated by: Bhikkhu K. Nanananda ] In shooting an arrow in the darkness of a night at a hair of a horse's tail from afar, ...
by thang
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Study should only be done with the intention of freeing ?
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Study should only be done with the intention of freeing ?

I have heard late ven. Nanarama had said that Buddhist studies should be done only for the purpose of liberation. He had emphasized that the Pariyatti should be done with the Nissaranajjhasaya (Nissarana Ajjhasaya) and if not it will lead even to the destruction of the Sasana apart from personal do...
by thang
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Girl Cinca : Was it among THE EIGHT GLORIOUS VICTORIES?
Replies: 2
Views: 175

The Girl Cinca : Was it among THE EIGHT GLORIOUS VICTORIES?

“Know you not, Sister, that Gotama the ascetic is going about and doing us harm, cutting off all the honour and liberality that was shown us?” —“I did not know it, Sirs; but what can I do?” —“If you wish us well, Sister by your own doing bring a stain upon the ascetic Gotama, and put an end to his ...