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by Dhammanando
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?
Replies: 40
Views: 547

Re: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?

Geonny wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Bhante. Could you please possibly point to the Suttas, in which they mention the kasinas even vaguely?
DN 33 & 34
MN 77
AN 1, the Apara-accharāsaṅghātavagga
AN 10:25; 10:26; 10:29.
by Dhammanando
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?
Replies: 40
Views: 547

Re: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?

Venerable Sir. Where in the Suttas does the Buddha advise to use Kasinas? Or is this purely commentary? The Suttas mention kasiṇas, but in a manner so terse and opaque that it's hard to understand what they're all about. The commentaries, especially the Visuddhimagga, are the source of the detailed...
by Dhammanando
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary

I think Bengali and Chakma would meet the greatest number of your criteria. Bengali would probably be the better of the two as Chakma learning resources are very limited and hard to find.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengali_language

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakma_language
by Dhammanando
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for suttas
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Looking for suttas

Evaṃ nissayasampanno, bhikkhu āraddhavīriyo, Bhāvayaṃ kusalaṃ dhammaṃ, yogakkhemassa pattiyā, Pāpuṇe anupubbena, sabbasaṃyojanakkhayanti. “So any bhikkhu, strong in will, who to the Refuge flies, Who cherishes all good, and goes the way Nirvana lies, By slow degrees will bring about destruction of ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?
Replies: 203
Views: 17774

Re: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?

So where the Chinees Agama got this idea from? How far this can be traced back to? If you read the sūtra in the BDK link (it's the very last one, starting on page 151) you'll see it's quite a composite work, combining some material that's typical of the Nikāyas as a whole with other material of a k...
by Dhammanando
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?
Replies: 203
Views: 17774

Re: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?

What is the source of the follwoing? Is it from Tipitaka? It's from the 30th sūtra in the Chinese Dīrgha Āgama. Some parts of it have parallels in the Pali Tipiṭaka: Kokālika Sutta AN 10.89; SN 6.10; Snp 3.10 Turūbrahma Sutta SN 6.9 Devadūta Sutta AN 3.36; MN 130 But there's no Pali parallel to the...
by Dhammanando
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

Bhikkhu Bodhi's endnote to his translation: The sutta offers two “arguments” for the anattā thesis. The first demonstrates the selfless nature of the five aggregates on the ground that they are insusceptible to the exercise of mastery ( avasavattitā ). If anything is to count as our “self” it must b...
by Dhammanando
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

Does anyone have suggestions for which texts I can begin with to understand what is traditionally meant by no self? Perhaps best to start with the Buddha's second sermon, the Anattalakhaṇa Sutta, SN 22:59 The Characteristic of Nonself Thus have i heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: In which sutta does the Buddha explain what no self means?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:00 am
Let's clarify what Soul means in other religions.
Can someone give this info first?
As this is tangential to what the OP is enquiring about it would be better to raise your question in the Connections to Other Paths forum.
by Dhammanando
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?
Replies: 40
Views: 547

Re: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the 8 Jhana?

What is the logic behind equating four Brahama Vihara's to Jhanas? (i) one who abides in lovingkindness can easily apply his mind to a beautiful colour kasiṇa and quickly attain the beautiful liberation (i.e., jhāna based on a colour kasiṇa); (ii) one who abides in compassion recognizes the danger ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dhamma VS Vinaya - ist MILK an allowable drink or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Dhamma VS Vinaya - ist MILK an allowable drink or not?

Bhante, may I humbly forward the grateful thanks of the Thai Ajahn who held the view that those other 8 drinks are also yamakalika, to you, he realised his mistake and declared that he will abstain from consuming milk after midday from now on. :anjali: :anjali: :anjali: :thanks: Sādhu. :thumbsup:
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 96
Views: 3021

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

If not, how would you distinguish between 'lābha' & 'paṭilābha'? Paṭilābha is most often the act of obtaining; it may also be the thing obtained, but usually isn't. Lābha is most often the thing obtained; it may also be the act of obtaining, but usually isn't. In short, the two words can be synonym...
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 96
Views: 3021

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:03 am
This said, is my translation of manussapaṭilābho as "human attainment", where "human" is an adjective, grammatically wrong? Thanks :?:
The problem with that translation has more to do with idiom, usage and semantics than grammar. To express that meaning one would use lābha, not paṭilābha.
by Dhammanando
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali
Replies: 96
Views: 3021

Re: Help requested for basic lessons in how to translate Pali

In fact, I was primarily asking about how "manussa" would be translated in entire verse: kiccho manussapaṭilābho manussapaṭilābho = manussattapaṭilābho = manussattassa paṭilābho "The gaining of the human state," with manussatta (the normal form in Pali prose) being shortened to manussa to fit the D...
by Dhammanando
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called ugly ?
Replies: 28
Views: 369

Re: Why it is called ugly ?

SarathW wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:46 pm
I am sure, that Buddha is saying that any kind of feeling is suffering or there is a pleasure when nothing is felt or words to that effect.
You're probably thinking of the Udayin-Sāriputta exchange in AN 9:34.