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by chownah
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Building of viharas and life of insects
Replies: 26
Views: 844

Re: Building of viharas and life of insects

I'm an organic farmer. I put a lot of money, time, and effort into developing a rich organic soil....it is just teeming with life with a very high degree of biodiversity. I guess this means that my style of farming is the most lacking in virtue because I then go out and dig it up from time to time. ...
by chownah
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant or Rahat?
Replies: 27
Views: 767

Re: Arahant or Rahat?

Dhammanando was almost assuredly talking about the Saddanitti which was a pali grammar composed around 1150 CE I wrote of Kaccāyana's grammar, not Aggavaṃsa's Saddanīti. My mistake...sorry 'bout that. I guess this means that I have to revise my estimate of the time between the buddha's life and the...
by chownah
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Knowledge of Anatta
Replies: 78
Views: 2152

Re: Knowledge of Anatta

How would you describe the knowledge of Anatta? Intellectual? intuitive? imaginative? revelation? super natural? common sense? deductive? inductive? love and blessedness? perspectivism? or something else? From what I understood so far, knowledge of anatta is the result, not the process or the pract...
by chownah
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant or Rahat?
Replies: 27
Views: 767

Re: Arahant or Rahat?

For me the most interesting thing here is that the early grammarians gave descriptions of the movements of the elements of the mouth and oral cavity to define the sounds produced. If they did this well I think it probably does fairly accurately define how things were pronounced..... but there is st...
by chownah
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant or Rahat?
Replies: 27
Views: 767

Re: Arahant or Rahat?

How ancient are the pali grammars you refer to? The oldest Pali grammar is the Kaccāyana, legendarily attributed to the Buddha's disciple Mahākaccāna, but most likely composed in Ceylon's early mediaeval period. (The attribution to Mahākaccāna is unlikely, for whenever Buddhaghosa and his colleague...
by chownah
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Knowledge of Anatta
Replies: 78
Views: 2152

Re: Knowledge of Anatta

........ Also if the contextualization of experience through intellect is not descriptive of experience, then what would it be? All over the suttas, the Buddha gave instructions on how we should see things or what to pay attention to, so if the realm of the intellect is completely unrelated to the ...
by chownah
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant or Rahat?
Replies: 27
Views: 767

Re: Arahant or Rahat?

Bhante, How close do you think the current pronunciation of pali to the original? Assuming that the phonetic descriptions given in the ancient Pali grammars are correct,....... ...... Thanks for the very interesting information. I was thinking about this assumption with which you started your post....
by chownah
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Knowledge of Anatta
Replies: 78
Views: 2152

Re: Knowledge of Anatta

I don't think that I have said anything here about my interpreting atta as delusion. I haven't really thought about it but my first thought is that atta and anatta are equally delusional......I would have to give it more thought but I would say that really they are a funcion of ignorance perhaps mo...
by chownah
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Knowledge of Anatta
Replies: 78
Views: 2152

Re: Knowledge of Anatta

I don't think that I have said anything here about my interpreting atta as delusion. I haven't really thought about it but my first thought is that atta and anatta are equally delusional......I would have to give it more thought but I would say that really they are a funcion of ignorance perhaps mor...
by chownah
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do Deva and Brhame do?
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: What do Deva and Brhame do?

Do they like music?
chownah
by chownah
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Knowledge of Anatta
Replies: 78
Views: 2152

Re: Knowledge of Anatta

Experiential knowledge of anatta is not a belief....it is the intellectual knowledge of anatta (which can help one to interpret the experiential presentation or give meaning and context for its arising) which posits the beliefs.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Knowledge of Anatta
Replies: 78
Views: 2152

Re: Knowledge of Anatta

Experiential is the most convincing knowledge and intellectual knowledge of anatta can help one to interpret the experiential presentation or give meaning and context for its arising.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Building of viharas and life of insects
Replies: 26
Views: 844

Re: Building of viharas and life of insects

note that many of the virtues in dn 2 are also practiced by exceptional laypeople. it's apparent to me reading thru that list why many of them are to be avoided, but i reiterate some of these are highly refined virtues to keep...... ..... ..... You talk about virtues.....you talk about many differe...
by chownah
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Building of viharas and life of insects
Replies: 26
Views: 844

Re: Building of viharas and life of insects

"He abstains from damaging seed and plant life. [...] "Whereas some brahmans and contemplatives, living off food given in faith, are addicted to damaging seed and plant life such as these — plants propagated from roots, stems, joints, buddings, and seeds — he abstains from damaging seed and plant l...
by chownah
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant or Rahat?
Replies: 27
Views: 767

Re: Arahant or Rahat?

How is it possible to know how words were pronounced in the buddha's time? chownah apologies for the delayed response , the book didn't really say anything about it but there were citations i think (i remember reading about some other pronounciations other than araha as well) , as far as i know anc...