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by piotr
Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ucchedavada (annihilationism) - what does it actually mean?
Replies: 81
Views: 14751

Re: Ucchedavada (annihilationism) - what does it actually mean?

Hi, here are some quotes about annihilationism ( ucchedavāda ) from Pāli Canon... Sutta-piṭaka: Annihilationism There are, monks, some ascetics and Brahmins who are Annihilationists, who proclaim the annihilation, destruction and non-existence of beings, and they do so in seven ways. On what basis? ...
by piotr
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Rūpaṃ, bhikkhave, anattā...
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: Rūpaṃ, bhikkhave, anattā...

Hi bhante , And so unlike 'anicca' and 'dukkha', 'anattā' in the above passage is not modified to agree with the neuter 'viññāṇaṃ' because structurally 'anattā' is not an adjective. Rather it is a noun employed predicatively. Thank you. :bow: I thought that anattā was an adjective here — since most ...
by piotr
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Help please - Fortune Telling
Replies: 15
Views: 4101

Re: Help please - Fortune Telling

Hi,

the closest I've ever encountered was Caṇḍāla-sutta (AN 5.175). What bhante Ṭhānissaro translates as "protective charms & ceremonies" (i.e. maṅgala) can also mean "good omen".
by piotr
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Rūpaṃ, bhikkhave, anattā...
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Rūpaṃ, bhikkhave, anattā...

Hi,

Why in Pāli it is said "rūpaṃ anattā, [...] viññāṇaṃ anattā". And not "rūpaṃ anattaṃ, [...] viññāṇaṃ anattaṃ"?
by piotr
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Remembering Past Lives
Replies: 11
Views: 4817

Re: Remembering Past Lives

Hi Craig , in the suttas ability to recollect previous lives is called one of the spiritual powers ( iddhī ), which one may obtain when four bases for spiritual powers ( iddhipāda ) are developed, i.e. concentration founded on desire, persistance, intent, & discrimination. There is Iddhipāda-saṃyutt...
by piotr
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The "World Cycle"
Replies: 8
Views: 2358

Re: The "World Cycle"

Hi Dhammakid , I think that by "world cycle" you mean one aeon ( kappa ). There is disscusion about fully awakened buddhas of the past (in this aeon, and in previous ones) in the Mahāpadāna-sutta ( DN 14 ). As for wandering-on through aeons have a look at Anamatagga-saṃyutta in the Saṃyutta-nikāya, ...
by piotr
Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Remembering Past Lives
Replies: 11
Views: 4817

Re: Remembering Past Lives

Hi Clw , My question is this, how is this recall done as the buddha never goes into any real detail reguarding it. Also does remembering past lives mean simply remembering past "I" moments or does it mean lives before physical birth as well? Stock formula from the suttas is as follows: If he wants, ...
by piotr
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Holy Life
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: The Holy Life

Hi,

I take meaning of 'divine' as quotes provided by Element put it, i.e. in accordance with the Dhamma.
by piotr
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Holy Life
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: The Holy Life

Hi,

cariyā means conduct or behaviour. So literaly brahmacariyā means 'divine concduct', or something like that. In Buddhist context it may identyfied with chaste life, or living in accordance with the Noble Eightfold Path.