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by bhante dhamma
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nakhasikha Sutta: The Tip of the Fingernail...
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Nakhasikha Sutta: The Tip of the Fingernail...

the.nakkhasikkha sutta is a classic for those.of.us(me too) sunk.in avijja, theres another.two you might.want to.check.out..I dont have the exct refrence but somwhere in the majjhima there.is a sentence.by the blessed.one 'breast.milk is.blood.in this noble discipline' doea.anyone.have a sutta no, a...
by bhante dhamma
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sutta nipata passage - general
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: sutta nipata passage - general

Dhammapada Verse 372, (Pali) "Natthi jhanam apannassa panna natthi ajhayato yamhi jhananca panna ca sa ve nibbanasantike." In a relative sense they can be said to be different in an ultimate sense they are the same There are some more canonical passages to support the idea they are 'more or less the...
by bhante dhamma
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sutta nipata passage - general
Replies: 4
Views: 631

sutta nipata passage - general

Split from: http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=25475 in the Pali Forum. Don't forget....samatha and vipassanā are essentially the same thing, so discussions about whether samadhi and pañña are different qualities in this sense should get thrown into the 'papanca' wastebin..1..2..3 there it...
by bhante dhamma
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: ājiva atthamaka / the eight right livelihood precepts
Replies: 2
Views: 483

ājiva atthamaka / the eight right livelihood precepts

Fellow dhammafarers,

Does anyone have a sutta quote for the 'ājiva aṭṭhamaka' precepts...i.e the first fourof the normal five plus
5) pharusāvācā veramaṃi..
6) phisunavaca...
7) smaphapalappa...
8) micchā ajiva...

Or are they from some commentary..if so which one?

Namo buddhaya
by bhante dhamma
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: New Meditation Center
Replies: 132
Views: 12754

Re: New Meditation Center

From what I've seen centres / monasteries generally develop better if there is a resident monastic.. Generally speaking th the forest tradition of all theravada countries is the place to look..
by bhante dhamma
Wed May 01, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Does Anyone Know
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Does Anyone Know

Frienda in the Dhamma..
Just wondering if anyone can provide a link to a site that has answers to ven. naradas pali primer? i remember s.o giving it to me once but i cant find the post.. thnks
by bhante dhamma
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Does anyone Know?
Replies: 0
Views: 708

Does anyone Know?

Does anyone know the origin of this chant from this asubha video 'pilikul bawana 09' at this address, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH0w6YPJhB8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, its not the girimananda sutta from A.10 as far as i know....thanks, I also have another chant from Bhante G...
by bhante dhamma
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Noun declension
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

Re: Noun declension

Does anyone know why the narada pali manual doesn't have a key? i.e there are no answers to the excercises?.. It seems to have some weird mixture of some answers some not thing at the end of the text..?Also if someone ould point me in the direction of a primer for the de silva text that would be wor...
by bhante dhamma
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Smiling...
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Smiling...

I came accross an interesting sutta in the 3's of the new Anguttara titled 'wailing' in which the Blessed One states that in the Noble One's discipline singing is wailiing...dancing is insanity and excessive showing of the teeth is childish.The last sentence says something like but if one wishes to ...
by bhante dhamma
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana and breathing [Can anyone answer my question...]
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: Jhana and breathing [Can anyone answer my question...]

thanks mike, how do you decode analayo's PTS references? (from the jhana debate dialogue?) i.e i googled Pali Text Society but couldn't find an adequete search engine to find out say the achaan Thanissaro equivalent, can you search the access to insight database using pts references?
by bhante dhamma
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana and breathing [Can anyone answer my question...]
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: 2 questions

ok thnks what about Anguttara 4 sutta/page? 430 (if the reference is to the pts then the no is a page no right?) its meant to be a sutta about jhana being an end of the sense world..?
by bhante dhamma
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana and breathing [Can anyone answer my question...]
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

2 questions

does the reference (SN IV sutta 217 refer to the salayatana vagga?) its about the breath being a hindrance to the 1st jhana, and does anyone have a reference for the absence of breathing in the 4th jhana?? thnks
by bhante dhamma
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana and breathing [Can anyone answer my question...]
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Jhana and breathing [Can anyone answer my question...]

I remember reading somewhere in the pali canon a verse about there not being any breathing in the 4th jhana, and another verse about the breath being an obstacle to the 1st jhana..are there any dhammafarer's who can point me in the direction of a sutta/vagga so i can try to put an end to all these c...
by bhante dhamma
Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Noun declension
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

Noun declension

When you have a similar noun declension for any given word how do you distinguish which one is the correct case ending? Most grammar books give you the gender but what to do when working directly from a text? References to grammar rules, books, tips for learning pali in general all welcome..thks
by bhante dhamma
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Going to Australia.
Replies: 25
Views: 5433

Remember me?

:buddha1: Why hello brother in the Darma!!, lest ye forget me, I'm the monk who ordained with you the first time round in Thailand..he.he, 2nd time lucky no? I've stopped using my ordained name now, well half of it at least, wow off to AUZ! SADHU, If I would have known you we're coming I would have ...