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by Sobeh
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: ... pe ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Re: ... pe ...

From here for reference: ‘‘‘Idaṃ dukkhaṃ ariyasacca’nti me, bhikkhave, pubbe ananussutesu dhammesu cakkhuṃ udapādi, ñāṇaṃ udapādi, paññā udapādi, vijjā udapādi, āloko udapādi. ‘Taṃ kho panidaṃ dukkhaṃ ariyasaccaṃ pariññeyya’nti me, bhikkhave, pubbe …pe… udapādi. ‘Taṃ kho panidaṃ dukkhaṃ ariyasaccaṃ ...
by Sobeh
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 229
Views: 41697

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

That's the main issue, for me: did I intend, today, to follow the fifth precept? If I did, then I cannot later renege and decide to interpret the precept with a loose eye, but if for example there was a party or other social engagement (a faculty meeting, perhaps dinner with the boss) I would have t...
by Sobeh
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Intention vs. Right Effort?
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

Re: Right Intention vs. Right Effort?

II. Samma sankappa...... Right intention consisting of nekkhamma-sankappa...... intention of renunciation abyapada-sankappa...... intention of good will avihimsa-sankappa...... intention of harmlessness VI. Samma vayama...... Right effort consisting of samvarappadhana...... the effort to restrain de...
by Sobeh
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dorm Room?
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: Dorm Room?

Time of day alters things significantly. I would meditate in the library, they keep rather broad hours on most days. Book a study room for yourself and use it.
by Sobeh
Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tripataka for Theravada, like koran for Muslims?
Replies: 22
Views: 3293

Re: Tripataka for Theravada, like koran for Muslims?

He always ended his letters with the following two words: "Aslim, Taslam!". these two words are derived from the same infinitive Salama which is the root of Salam, i.e. ‘Peace’. "Aslim taslam" actually means "submit (to God) and be saved." Please note that all of these words share the root s-l-m as...
by Sobeh
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Lord Buddha accept the authority or reject the vedas?
Replies: 40
Views: 5251

Re: Did Lord Buddha accept the authority or reject the vedas?

The Vedas, in the time of the Buddha, were being reformulated according to the Upanisads. These texts were giving a symbolic twist to Vedic ritual life such that the last quarter of ones life was spent as an eremite performing Vedic ritual in a purely meditative way, rather than physically. Two of t...
by Sobeh
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tripataka for Theravada, like koran for Muslims?
Replies: 22
Views: 3293

Re: Tripataka for Theravada, like koran for Muslims?

Actually, the word Islam is a verbal noun originating from the triliteral root s-l-m, and is derived from the Arabic verb salama, which means "to accept, surrender or submit." (per wiki) "Muslim" conjugates the same root to render the meaning "one who submits" (to the will of God). A similar idea in...
by Sobeh
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A new theory/interpretation of kamma and rebirth
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Re: A new theory/interpretation of kamma and rebirth

Heads are gonna 'splode...
by Sobeh
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Metta and Predation
Replies: 18
Views: 2146

Re: Metta and Predation

Hello MayaRefugee, I'm not aware of any such sutta. Can you please give a traceable link to it? with metta Chris I remember such a tale with these details: a king was demanding a monk to show his enlightenment or he'd cut off a hand or head or such, so when the monk said nothing the hand was cut of...
by Sobeh
Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When exactly did the Buddha live?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: When exactly did the Buddha live?

The dates are known to within a relatively short range, however, which isn't quite the same as being wholly uncertain.
by Sobeh
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Happiness is chosen, not determined: research
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Re: Happiness is chosen, not determined: research

On this note, a TED lecture by Dan Gilbert: here "Dan Gilbert believes that, in our ardent, lifelong pursuit of happiness, most of us have the wrong map. In the same way that optical illusions fool our eyes -- and fool everyone's eyes in the same way -- Gilbert argues that our brains systematically ...
by Sobeh
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: how much concentration/effort in mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Re: how much concentration/effort in mindfulness

Spiny O'Norman wrote:Essentially mindfulness just means paying attention
In the Dhamma, sati is paying attention to something in a particular way- the satipatthana subjects, with the Anapanasati and Kayagatasati Suttas as guides, oughtn't to be summed up as "just paying attention".
by Sobeh
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordaining today
Replies: 15
Views: 3075

Re: Ordaining today

:heart: mahamudita :heart:
by Sobeh
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Elements
Replies: 31
Views: 3383

Re: Elements

In general terms I think I agree, though I'm puzzled about how anicca and anatta apply - they sound like "natural laws". Looking at "sabbe dhamma anatta", doesn't "dhamma" mean that all phenomena ? And with "sabbe sankhara anicca", doesn't "sankhara" mean any conditioned formation? The Dhamma is st...