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by Paññāsikhara
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Ten Great Vows of Verenrable Master 〇
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: The Ten Great Vows of Verenrable Master 〇

It's the Chinese script for zero.
But could also be a host of other things, like 圓, for "round", "complete", "perfect", "circle", ...


~~ Huifeng
by Paññāsikhara
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vasubandhu on"Momentary Dependent Origination"
Replies: 25
Views: 6501

Re: Vasubandhu on"Momentary Dependent Origination"

tiltbillings wrote:
Paññāsikhara wrote: . . . ~~ Huifeng
Welcome back. Your input here is greatly appreciated and I really enjoy it.
Hi Tilt,

Hopefully providing a voice for the other Sthaviravadins ...

~~ Huifeng
by Paññāsikhara
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vasubandhu on"Momentary Dependent Origination"
Replies: 25
Views: 6501

Re: Vasubandhu on"Momentary Dependent Origination"

Dear Venerable, Hi Geoff, So this is a summary the Sarvāstivādin Abhidarma that was used by the Mahayana schools? Not really. Some did, some didn't. The Yogacara is closest, but even then, didn't really "use" it as such. And a large amount of Mahayana texts were already composed before it even appe...
by Paññāsikhara
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vasubandhu on"Momentary Dependent Origination"
Replies: 25
Views: 6501

Re: Vasubandhu on"Momentary Dependent Origination"

Hello I found this interpretation of Dependent Origination by Vasubandhu in the Abhidharmakosa. I think it's all the more interesting as it is a "momentary" interpretation, in a classical (northern) abhidharma text. "When a person in prey to the kleshas commits murder [for example], the 12 parts ar...
by Paññāsikhara
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vasubandhu on"Momentary Dependent Origination"
Replies: 25
Views: 6501

Re: Vasubandhu on"Momentary Dependent Origination"

Hi Geoff, So this is a summary the Sarvāstivādin Abhidarma that was used by the Mahayana schools? Not really. Some did, some didn't. The Yogacara is closest, but even then, didn't really "use" it as such. And a large amount of Mahayana texts were already composed before it even appeared. However, b...
by Paññāsikhara
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vasubandhu on"Momentary Dependent Origination"
Replies: 25
Views: 6501

Re: Vasubandhu on"Momentary Dependent Origination"

Greetings Ñāṇa, ...and the commentary (Abhidharmakośabhāsya) is generally considered to be Sautrāntika . Not to doubt you (because matters of this ilk aren't my specialty) but it sounds a little incongruent for them to author an Abhidhamma commentary given that Sautrāntika means "those who rely upo...
by Paññāsikhara
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana split
Replies: 82
Views: 21202

Re: Mahayana split

Could someone tell me the exact reason why the mahayana was invented and why it decided to split from theravada? Or is this too open to debate? Was Zen the first Mahayana tradition? The Mahayana wasn't ever really "invented". Rather, it was a fairly natural development from the doctrines, practices...
by Paññāsikhara
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Samadhi (best English translation?)
Replies: 127
Views: 37344

Re: Samadhi (best English translation?)

It may also be possible to derive the term from not "sam-", but "sama". ~~ Huifeng As in?: Samadhi (समाधि samādhi, Hindi pronunciation: [səˈmaːd̪ʱi]) is the state of consciousness induced by complete meditation. The term's etymology involves "sam" (together or integrated), "ā" (towards), and "dhā" ...
by Paññāsikhara
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sarvastivada!
Replies: 19
Views: 4629

Re: Sarvastivada!

Hi all: I'm a bit curious how the Sarvastivada school justified its doctrine in relation to the Buddha's teachings on anicca and anatta. I'm assuming that (like pretty much every Buddhist school) the Sarvastivadans claimed to be representing the authentic dhamma, and yet -- on the surface of it, at...
by Paññāsikhara
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Samadhi (best English translation?)
Replies: 127
Views: 37344

Re: Samadhi (best English translation?)

It may also be possible to derive the term from not "sam-", but "sama".

~~ Huifeng
by Paññāsikhara
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?
Replies: 41
Views: 6896

Re: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?

Well, basically all Buddhist schools and thinkers will agree with those points. From Nagarjuna to the Abhidhamma, and everyone else, too. So, this is not really the factor on which one can make a distinction. The issue comes with how these texts and thinkers go about showing or proving that point. ...
by Paññāsikhara
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?
Replies: 41
Views: 6896

Re: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?

Hi In the pali canon it seems that the most profound suttas deal with: - the Buddha not propounding a "view" (no clinging to views) - the khandhas being empty (as in the Phena Sutta) - the Buddha propounding a "middle way" between eternalism and annihilition - self and not self being both views (an...
by Paññāsikhara
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Resources on Sarvastivada
Replies: 20
Views: 7332

Re: Resources on Sarvastivada

Hi, The Abhidharmakośa is the root verses. The Abhidharmakośabhāsya is the commentary paragraphs interspersed between the root verses. The Tibetans consider the Abhidharmakośa root verses to be Sarvāstivāda and the Abhidharmakośabhāsya to be Sautrāntika. All the best, Geoff Oh I never looked at it ...
by Paññāsikhara
Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Resources on Sarvastivada
Replies: 20
Views: 7332

Re: Resources on Sarvastivada

Akuma wrote:Oh Hui Feng how nice to see you here :hello:
Thanks for the info I'll try mailing them.

cu

Akuma / joda
Hi,

If that doesn't work, give me an email, and I'll arrange it for you.
by Paññāsikhara
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Resources on Sarvastivada
Replies: 20
Views: 7332

Re: Resources on Sarvastivada

@OP: There is Abhidharmamrtasastra translated by Migme Chodron freely available on the web. Abhidharmadipa and Abhidharmahrdaya have been translated altho they are sadly not downloadable. The Karma Chapter from Abhidharmahrdaya has been translated in a study by Wataru which is available for downloa...