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by Wizard in the Forest
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Aorist Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Aorist Rules

A wonderful source. Many thanks Venerable, Sir.
May your days bring you ultimate bliss.
by Wizard in the Forest
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Aorist Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Aorist Rules

so we don't actually add "a" in front all the time when using the aorist. So what's the normal way to make the aorist?
by Wizard in the Forest
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Aorist Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Aorist Rules

When doing the Aorist form and a word begins with an "a" like "akkosati" do we change the a to ā?
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Validating Mount Meru
Replies: 16
Views: 2276

Re: Validating Mount Meru

Mount Meru is figurative language to describe the kind of lives Devatā live. It is both beautiful and pristine and entirely distant from all things worldly to the point where leaving it seems inconceivable. As such most stories referring to Mount Meru are often stories to show unfathomable distance ...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Pure dhamma discord channel
Replies: 12
Views: 2743

Re: Pure dhamma discord channel

They don't really have much discussion and I am loathe to point out that they have a specific section in their discord to solicit donations. Seems more like an attempt to make money, but I would be happy to be proven wrong. There's also people who openly declare to have Sotapanna and Anagami attainm...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we re-collect on Brahama?
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Why don't we re-collect on Brahama?

Hello Sarath, I hope your day is filled with ease. The reason they are not typically mentioned is that Brāhmā are actually a type of Deva. It would be like saying "why are you not mentioning Nepalese as human, they are clearly human too." When we say Devānussati we mean recollection of the qualities...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Buddhist Cryptids and Deities
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Buddhist Cryptids and Deities

Thank you Venerable, Sir! This is absolutely a pleasure to read. I am just so fascinated by the many realms and was surprised by the many qualities of Utarakuru and the Chakravartin Emperor. Is there a similar texts that elucidate examples of Devatā whose qualities we should be recollecting when we ...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Buddhist Cryptids and Deities
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Buddhist Cryptids and Deities

What are some of the cool non human non animal entities in Buddhist Cosmology and what are the names of those Gods that play the most important roles in the 32 realms of Saṃsāra? I know Tavatimsa should have 33 but I don't know which 33 they are and I know they mentioned a few Gods like Brāhma Saham...
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence
Replies: 20
Views: 1723

Re: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence

The word demon for Asura is a misnomer. Asura are more like the Titans and the Devas like the Olympians as an idea of the Western parallel.
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fire/Lotus buds on Buddha statues
Replies: 20
Views: 826

Re: Fire/Lotus buds on Buddha statues

It might be from that time he subdued the angry Naga in Uruvela Kassapa's shrine. One time the Buddha used essentially samādhi as flames to deflect the flames that an angry Naga tried to fling at him and it let loose a glowing flaming aura that just turned the Naga into a harmless snake and he just ...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: What are some funny stories in the Canon ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: What are some funny stories in the Canon ?

[ the Alavaka Sutta]
Get out ascetic!

The Kevatta Sutta
I am BRAHMA

To Kesi
They are dead to me!
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Population of women in theravada communities
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Population of women in theravada communities

But I'm the child of Hispanic immigrants so I'm not sure if that counts. I'm not a child of any South Asian people though. Central and South American, but uh, technically I'm Central American indigenous.
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Population of women in theravada communities
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Population of women in theravada communities

I'm a woman and people who show up at my meditation center are also pretty balanced out with men and women, but there's still more women.
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: THE DISCOURSE ON THE ROOT OF EXISTENCE The Mulapariyaya Sutta and its Commentaries
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: THE DISCOURSE ON THE ROOT OF EXISTENCE The Muliapariyaya Sutta and its Commentaries

I think this Sutta is pretty interesting as it talks about how we objectify things and then imagine our relationship with them. Anything, including Nibbāna can be falsely imagined into existence and personalized so that the experience feels real, but the real thing is not actually experienced. It is...