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by Sylvester
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 14.11 Sattadhātu Sutta. Seven Elements.
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: SN 14.11 Sattadhātu Sutta. Seven Elements.

The listing in SN 14.11 might perhaps be helpfully compared to SN 46.54. There, "the beautiful " pops up as the culmination of the liberation of mind by loving-kindness. If I'm correct in following Ven Analayo in taking the position that the Pali suttas may have suffered an early transmission error ...
by Sylvester
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sabbe dhammā anattā
Replies: 49
Views: 4397

Re: Sabbe dhammā anattā

Indeed, Dymtro. Ven Analayo opines that the Comy to MN 35 simply adopted whatever was said by the Comy to the Channa Sutta. His reason is interesting, given that omitting the anattaa proposition would have riled CulaS even less. Yet, by giving the anattaa teaching, CulaS was even more incensed. The ...
by Sylvester
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 14.11 Sattadhātu Sutta. Seven Elements.
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: SN 14.11 Sattadhātu Sutta. Seven Elements.

.... Thanks for your last 2 posts. Very engaging! I'm currently toying with a heretical idea that the concept of emptiness and signlessness have developed a special meaning that is somewhat different from how they are used in passages suggestive of samatha, compared to the vipassana context most wo...
by Sylvester
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sabbe dhammā anattā
Replies: 49
Views: 4397

Re: Sabbe dhammā anattā

Thanks Dmytro. What, for me was even more engaging than the explanation, was the apparent need to even bother explaining, ie the Comy found the situation something of an anamoly to the standard 3 Signs presentation. And that is why I prefer to treat MN 35 as an exceptional sutta that departs from th...
by Sylvester
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sabbe dhammā anattā
Replies: 49
Views: 4397

Re: Sabbe dhammā anattā

That's fine, Dmytro.

Do you find the Comy explanation for why dukkha is missing from this MN 35 passage convincing?
by Sylvester
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 14.11 Sattadhātu Sutta. Seven Elements.
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: SN 14.11 Sattadhātu Sutta. Seven Elements.

I wonder how these 7 "properties" map onto another scheme that is more common - The property of light ( ābhā , related to ābha, a generic classification for lustrous devas, including those of the 2nd jhana ), the property of beauty ( subha ), the property of the dimension of the infinitude of space,...
by Sylvester
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sabbe dhammā anattā
Replies: 49
Views: 4397

Re: Sabbe dhammā anattā

The "the no- / not dialectic" is because its an adjective , not a sentence by itself. Even if you read literally "form is no self" or "all phenomena are no self" the "no self" there is functioning as an adjective modifying "form" or "phenomena" and not as a sentence unto itself, so it actually stil...
by Sylvester
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sabbe dhammā anattā
Replies: 49
Views: 4397

Re: Sabbe dhammā anattā

Hi Dmytro Thank you for retrieving this gem - Ven. Dhammanando wrote: Hi Piotr, Why in Pāli it is said "rūpaṃ anattā, [...] viññāṇaṃ anattā". And not "rūpaṃ anattaṃ, [...] viññāṇaṃ anattaṃ"? In this passage 'anattā' = 'na' + the substantive 'attā' + an assumed copula (atthi): "is not self". When 'na...
by Sylvester
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali term: Sallatha
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Pali term: Sallatha

The word " sallatha " or some variant of it does pop up in the PTS 1894 edition by Feer. In Vol IV, the title to SN 36.6 is given as Sallattena . In the Uddāna given at the end of the 1st vagga , the title is listed as Sallatthena . Apparently, Feer consulted a Burmese and Sinhalese manuscript, as w...
by Sylvester
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sabbe dhammā anattā
Replies: 49
Views: 4397

Re: Sabbe dhammā anattā

I've not seen this, nor managed to find this on any e-canon. It may be a poorly remembered bit from the Commentary to the Neti.
by Sylvester
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Aorist base of āgacchati?
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Aorist base of āgacchati?

Hi I'm guessing there are some typos in this book, but want to be sure. The base of gacchati in the aorist I know is (a)gam-, so for āgacchati it would be āgam-, correct? gacchati = 3rd sg "it goes" āgacchati = 3rd sg "it comes" An aorist of āgacchati would be āgacchi . This aorist is relatively una...
by Sylvester
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sabbe dhammā anattā
Replies: 49
Views: 4397

Re: Sabbe dhammā anattā

Hi again Yes, but to be precise, anattā is a nominative plural only of atta , but not of attan , according to the morphological approach. Why do you think so? And where from is such 'morphological' approach to inflection? I think I have explained by citing Geiger and Warder, both of which I consider...
by Sylvester
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: anatta, another angle…
Replies: 102
Views: 7455

Re: anatta, another angle…

The second highlighted passage: ‘etaṃ mama, esohamasmi, eso me attā’ -- ‘This is mine, this I am, this is my self’ The last clause appears also to be an appositive noun clause – pronoun " eso " ~= noun " attā ", modified by the genitive " me " – "of me". Just a minor point of grammar. You don't hav...
by Sylvester
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sabbe dhammā anattā
Replies: 49
Views: 4397

Re: Sabbe dhammā anattā

Hi Dmytro For an adjectival qualification to work in Pali, there must be case, gender and number agreement between the substantive noun (forms) and the adjective. But since "forms" is in the nominative plural, while anattā is in the nominative singular, this can only mean that the proposition are ap...