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by Sam Vara
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help with English to Pali
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: Help with English to Pali

Mike, many thanks for this. Perfect.
by Sam Vara
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help with English to Pali
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Help with English to Pali

could anyone help with this one, please? In the Sankhitta Sutta (A.N. 8.63) translated by Thanissaro http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an08/an08.063.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; there is the phrase "awareness-release". As in Then you should train yourself thus: '...
by Sam Vara
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A mind so filled with love that it resembles space
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: A mind so filled with love that it resembles space

"Suppose, monks, a person were to approach you, carrying paints of lacquer, turmeric, indigo or carmine, and he were to say: 'I will draw this picture, I will make this painting appear on this empty space.' What do you think, monks, could he make this painting appear on empty space?" "No, indeed no...
by Sam Vara
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Tattoo
Replies: 17
Views: 3049

Re: Tattoo

Looks great!

Did getting it done give you an opportunity to observe suffering?!
by Sam Vara
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 3.25 Pabbatopama Sutta: The Simile of the Mountains
Replies: 7
Views: 1923

Re: SN 3.25 Pabbatopama Sutta: The Simile of the Mountains

I love this bit: "Just now, lord, I was engaged in the sort of royal affairs typical of head-anointed noble-warrior kings intoxicated with the intoxication of sovereignty, obsessed by greed for sensual pleasures, who have attained stable control in their country, and who rule having conquered a grea...
by Sam Vara
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?
Replies: 62
Views: 5975

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?

mikenz66 wrote: To me, the particularly interesting point in this talk is that nowhere in the Suttas are there examples of difficult decisions about right or wrong. All the examples are very black and white. I'm surprised noone picked up on this. It is amazing (to me) that the suttas are so black a...
by Sam Vara
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Wings to awakening puts children to sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 4735

Re: Wings to awakening puts children to sleep

the librarian looked almost angry at me for not choosing a fiction book
Well, you could have pointed to a few passages that would have helped them with that particular problem...
by Sam Vara
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 12.20 Paccaya Sutta: Requisite Conditions
Replies: 61
Views: 10852

Re: SN 12.20 Paccaya Sutta: Requisite Conditions

Hi Sam Vega, I have responded roughly in order of appearance in your post, so sorry if this post seams confused or jumpy. No, it is fine, thanks. what do you mean by Sam Vega wrote: It would be even more possible to present a coherent "reading" of it and claim that one had set aside the perplexity,...
by Sam Vara
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 12.20 Paccaya Sutta: Requisite Conditions
Replies: 61
Views: 10852

Re: SN 12.20 Paccaya Sutta: Requisite Conditions

Hi Mike, We're seeing in these suttas that there are many variations on DO, so it's a rather non-linear web of dependencies, not just linear or circular. I have not yet seen a sutta which presents DO as a circle - are there any? I am also tempted to ask why, if the reality is a non-linear web, we ar...
by Sam Vara
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 12.20 Paccaya Sutta: Requisite Conditions
Replies: 61
Views: 10852

Re: SN 12.20 Paccaya Sutta: Requisite Conditions

Being inwardly perplexed about the present, and sometimes inclined to run after past and future, I can deduce from this sutta that I haven't completely understood the sequence which it contains. I wonder who has understood it, and how I would know that they have? It would presumably be possible to s...
by Sam Vara
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Maggo Sanjayati Anguttara Nikaya, Four’s, Sutta 170 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1576

Re: Maggo Sanjayati Anguttara Nikaya, Four’s, Sutta 170 ?

Hi Vincent, "Monks, there are these two companies. What two? The Ariyan and the un-Ariyan (1). And what, monks, is the un-Ariyan company? Herein, monks, in whatsoever company the monks understand not, as it really is, the meaning of "This is suffering"; understand not, as it really is, the meaning o...
by Sam Vara
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Porn Free for 90 Days
Replies: 326
Views: 35890

Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

I thought that it said

"Free Porn for 90 Days".

There's always a catch in these offers, though, isn't there?
by Sam Vara
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Maggo Sanjayati Anguttara Nikaya, Four’s, Sutta 170 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1576

Re: Maggo Sanjayati Anguttara Nikaya, Four’s, Sutta 170 ?

Hi Vincent, Many thanks for this. A big topic which might need a thread of its own (unless one already exists?) My initial thoughts are as follow. They are not considered in any depth, but I would be interested in hearing the views of others on this. The key points are: 1. A distinction between the ...
by Sam Vara
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN 29 Maha Saropama Sutta: The Longer Heartwood-simile
Replies: 27
Views: 13923

Re: MN 29 Maha Saropama Sutta: The Longer Heartwood-simile

I have difficulty figuring out what exactly Sam Vega is saying here. Perhaps I'm not reading it correctly... As far as I understand Bhikkhu Bodhi only says that "perpetual liberation" (referring to attaining the path or fruit of stream-entry, sakadagami, anagami or arahatship) has a broader meaning...
by Sam Vara
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Maggo Sanjayati Anguttara Nikaya, Four’s, Sutta 170 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1576

Re: Maggo Sanjayati Anguttara Nikaya, Four’s, Sutta 170 ?

What I said is based on the Sutta Pitaka which clearly shows that puthujjana monks and lay followers are not on the noble eightfold path. The later teachings, the Theravada orthodoxy, and modern writers on Buddhism may say otherwise. No doubt they simply ignore all those passages in the Sutta Pitak...