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by piotr
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: jhana as "perception attainment"
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: jhana as "perception attainment"

Hi,
SarathW wrote:Can I access the book Disernment by Ven Thanissaro in the net?
Please give the link if yes.
You can find it here: http://dhammatalks.org/ebook_index.html
by piotr
Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: jhana as "perception attainment"
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: jhana as "perception attainment"

fivebells wrote:In his recent book Discernment, Thanissaro states that the Buddha referred to the first seven jhanas as "perception attainments." I'd be grateful for a cite for this description
See DN 9.
by piotr
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mano · Citta · Viññāṇa: how do they relate to each other?
Replies: 11
Views: 3917

Re: Mano · Citta · Viññāṇa: how do they relate to each othe

Hi All,

There's good but long-ish paper on the topic titled “Citta, Mano, Vinnana—A Psychosemantic Investigation” by Rune E. A. Johansson.

http://ahandfulofleaves.files.wordpress ... ansson.pdf
by piotr
Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Venānga Sutta - jhana not absorbtion method
Replies: 31
Views: 7178

Re: Venānga Sutta - jhana not absorbtion method

Hi, Sometimes, the simplest answer is found in whether the inflection is in the plural or singular. That passage describes (i) establishment of mindfulness, and (ii) 4 jhanas. Since the Pali is in the singular, which of these 2 would the walking passage refer to? Cf. [2] "Furthermore, when walking ,...
by piotr
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: akaliko -timeless
Replies: 35
Views: 9645

Re: akaliko -timeless

Hi Holdan & All,
Holdan wrote:MN 38 seems to offer little, if no, support for this view of Jayarava.
This is my view not Jayarava's. If you read his blog post it should be fairly clear.
by piotr
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ratana sutta
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Ratana sutta

Do you mean exorcism?
by piotr
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Upāyikā 2.078
Replies: 6
Views: 2314

Re: Upāyikā 2.078

Hi,

Chinese parallel doesn't omit saṅkhāras (行). So it's probably a mistake either in English translation or in Tibetan source.
by piotr
Thu May 23, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Another Amaro translation question
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

Re: Another Amaro translation question

On second thought, I think it's more likely that Ajahn Amaro is refering to verse which is translated by Norman as: 858. For him there are no sons or cattle, field(s), (or) property. For him there is nothing taken up or laid down. or by Thanissaro Bhikkhu as: He has no children cattle, fields, land....
by piotr
Thu May 23, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Another Amaro translation question
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

Re: Another Amaro translation question

And Norman's translation:
  • 861. For whom there is nothing (called) his own in the world, and who does not grieve because of what does not exist, and does not go (astray) among mental phenomena, he truly is called “calmed”.
by piotr
Thu May 23, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: “cittam pabhassaram, akandukehi kilesehi": sutta reference?
Replies: 4
Views: 1457

Re: “cittam pabhassaram, akandukehi kilesehi": sutta referen

Note (!) that "nature" & "intrinsically" are absent in the Pāli original.
by piotr
Wed May 22, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?

That's it! :woohoo:

Thank you very, very much for your help EmptyShadow!
by piotr
Wed May 22, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?

Hi,

Thanks but it's not it. An author of the paper was trying to give new understanding of anattā based on different simile from Chinese version.
by piotr
Tue May 21, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?

Hi All , I'm searching for a paper which I've found on the Internet once. The main point of it was a comparative analysis of Cūlasaccaka-sutta ( MN 35 ) and it's Chinese counterpart. Author was interested in differences in a simile which is prominent in the discourse, i.e. the king and power he exer...
by piotr
Fri May 17, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Where are all the hairy monks?
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Where are all the hairy monks?

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by piotr
Fri May 17, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha's Bones and Piprahwa Jewels - auction?
Replies: 23
Views: 18390

Re: Buddha's Bones and Piprahwa Jewels - auction?

Hi,

So it seems that recent National Geographic documentary was a 40 min. advertisment of the auction? :twisted: