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by Reductor
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Myanmar Buddhists decry Thai government’s temple crackdown
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Myanmar Buddhists decry Thai government’s temple crackdown

Laughable. Bringing in a crook who hides behind his robes isn't an affront to Buddhism. He is. At this stage it has not been shown that he is a crook....he is thought to be a witness to things relating to a known crime and that is all. Actually I doubt that he is a crook but I don't really know.. A...
by Reductor
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Myanmar Buddhists decry Thai government’s temple crackdown
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Myanmar Buddhists decry Thai government’s temple crackdown

Laughable. Bringing in a crook who hides behind his robes isn't an affront to Buddhism. He is.
by Reductor
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What Is The Need Of Studying Philosophy?
Replies: 34
Views: 2713

Re: What Is The Need Of Studying Philosophy?

:goodpost: Thinking on philosophy is a cognitive exercise - much like weightlifting is a physical one. In this case you're ability to handle complex, abstract concepts improves, which is an important skill in life. You learn to see things from more than your own perspective. But like a weightlifter ...
by Reductor
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sentence structure: adverbs of time
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Sentence structure: adverbs of time

I have wanted to respond for awhile now, but haven't had the time! Now that I get back to it and read it all over, doesn't seem to be all that much for me to say and/or have forgotten what I had intended, alas! Reductor, Sylvester had mentioned in a response to me in a different thread that "this a...
by Reductor
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, I'm Nevin, I can't wait to get to know you guys
Replies: 29
Views: 3080

Re: Hi, I'm Nevin, I can't wait to get to know you guys

nevinkamath wrote:Wow thanks! Will "Sadhu" later
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Añjali

Bookmark the PTS Dictionary to look up other common Pali words like Sādhu
There is also this one: http://www.buddha-vacana.org/toolbox/dico.html

It doesn't provide as much info, but the entries are quicker and easier to read.
by Reductor
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Want to review/comment on my PLAN TO DISCOVER THERAVADA?
Replies: 52
Views: 4663

Re: Want to review/comment on my PLAN TO DISCOVER THERAVADA?

Where's the step for practice? Before practice one should learn theory first. Especially the theory of the path stages - from where should one start (and no - this is not a meditation). In my opinion, one should only learn enough theory that they can begin some kind of practice, esp regarding virtu...
by Reductor
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If there is no self how can we reincarnate
Replies: 71
Views: 9896

Re: If there is no self how can we reincarnate

'You' don't reincarnate. Nor are 'you' reborn. To use a famous simile: suppose you took a lit candle and with it lit another candle. Would the second flame be the reincarnation of the first? No. But the first caused the second. Likewise, your life and your actions will be the collective cause for th...
by Reductor
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is the subject in: Dhammaŋ sutvā gahapatīnaŋ Buddhe saddhaŋ uppajji.
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Re: What is the subject in: Dhammaŋ sutvā gahapatīnaŋ Buddhe saddhaŋ uppajji.

[ Then I'd read it as "having heard dhamma, confidence in the buddha arose for the householders". I'm much inclined to agree with you, and take the householders as the subject. In the above rendering, the subject is confidence, not householders. Gahapatīnaṃ is a dative (hence "for" the householders...
by Reductor
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sentence structure: adverbs of time
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Sentence structure: adverbs of time

Hi (yet again). I think I may be over generalizing about equatorial sentences (puriso manusso). Like you said, there are multi accusative objects in sentences. These are often like direct object and indirect object. Also, your quotefrom the dhammacakkappavatana sutta drives home the multi locative t...
by Reductor
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Declined indeclinables ... ?
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Declined indeclinables ... ?

There we see Sylvester discuss an indeclinable and a pronoun. Clearly a word that is here declinable can be indeclinable somewhere else, perhaps when it has become a proper noun of sorts, or maybe because it has been used for a certain function a thousand times already. http://dhammawheel.com/viewto...
by Reductor
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is the subject in: Dhammaŋ sutvā gahapatīnaŋ Buddhe saddhaŋ uppajji.
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Re: What is the subject in: Dhammaŋ sutvā gahapatīnaŋ Buddhe saddhaŋ uppajji.

Dhammaŋ sutvā gahapatīnaŋ Buddhe saddhaŋ uppajji. (Exercise A #15, from lesson viii of Nārada's "An Elementary Pali Course") First of all, I was confused by the lack of a nominative, but now believe that the nominative 'te' or even "gahapatī/īni" is implied--correct? But this does raise a question ...
by Reductor
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sentence structure: adverbs of time
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Sentence structure: adverbs of time

The three sentences are essentially the same; as a guiding principal, word order is not important to meaning. So a related question, in part to confirm my understanding--the word order would thus also not matter, or be a nuance, in a sentence like, “For a long time we lived in our uncle's house in ...
by Reductor
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sentence structure: adverbs of time
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Sentence structure: adverbs of time

The three sentences are essentially the same; as a guiding principal, word order is not important to meaning. On those occasions when it is, it may not be immediately obvious why (at least for us beginners) until we ponder it a bit. Consider: "Imāni kho, bhikkhave, tīṇi nidānāni kammānaṃ samudayāya"...
by Reductor
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right speech in a blue collar environment
Replies: 26
Views: 2664

Re: Right speech in a blue collar environment

How does a Buddhist observe the precept of right speech while working in a job where swearing and crude sexual jokes amongst co-workers is considered normal? How would a Buddhist be a able to work in such an environment and still be able to fit in with co-workers without partaking in that type of s...