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by char101
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 3352

A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

I came in a recent paper(2) to the conclusion that a more developed understanding of those texts requires a significant effort of interpretation of ideas rather than analysis of language, and that because those ideas were predominantly concerned with "experiences", such as renunciation, meditation,...
by char101
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 6452

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

Everyone has different interpretations on the meaning of sutta. Before trying to prove to the world that your view is right, you need to prove to yourself first that your view is right. That is, by direct realization. Expressing views and opinions is fine, but thinking that only this is right, other...
by char101
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is stilling physical processes ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1285

Re: What is stilling physical processes ?

From Anapana Dipani by Ven. Ledi Sayadaw: When the beginning, middle, and end of the out and in-breaths have been clearly perceived, if the rough and coarse out and in-breaths do not become automatically calmed and allayed to the point of disappearance then , in accordance with the text of the fourt...
by char101
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What exactly is 'domanassa'?
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: What exactly is 'domassana'?

But can an arahant have painful mental feeling :shrug: ? For example, say an Arahant with Divine Eye observes insane murderers slaughtering children. While the Arahant only views aggregates & elements, the Arahant would observe the screaming pain [of the children aggregates/elements] and the mental...
by char101
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What exactly is 'domanassa'?
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: What exactly is 'domassana'?

In the list of 89/121 cittas in the abhidhamma, the term domanassa only appear associated with dosamula citta. So a generic term for domanassa could be dislike. Of course we can have dislike towards sound, smell, touch, etc. so domanassa is not just towards mental object. But domanassa does not appe...
by char101
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translation requested of Abhidhamma jhana passage
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Translation requested of Abhidhamma jhana passage

Just my personal note that while vitakka is translated as thinking, what we should remember is that thinking is about something, thus it need an object, and this is what it means in meditation, to bring the object into focus in the working short term memory. Vicara then investigates the object. Some...
by char101
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translation requested of Abhidhamma jhana passage
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Translation requested of Abhidhamma jhana passage

DooDoot wrote: Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:02 am
char101 wrote: Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:21 am PTS translation (Bhikkhu Nanamoli).
Thank you Char101 :bow: . Is what you posted on the internet? Or did you kindly type it? :smile:
I do OCR on a scanned PDF then fixed some words.
by char101
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translation requested of Abhidhamma jhana passage
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Translation requested of Abhidhamma jhana passage

PTS translation (Bhikkhu Nanamoli). 573. [ 141 ] Meditation is fading [of lust]. The four meditations can be cited in detail (see § 552) 574. They are of two kinds : dissociated from enlightenment factors and associated with enlightenment factors. Herein, those dissociated from enlightenment factors...
by char101
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: calculating uposatha using australian calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: calculating uposatha using australian calendar

salayatananirodha wrote: Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:42 am what do the small moons mean on this calendar from char101
Astronomical moon phases.
by char101
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: calculating uposatha using australian calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: calculating uposatha using australian calendar

Uposatha calendar http://splendidmoons.github.io/#calendar/2020/1 from https://forestsangha.org/community/calendars/year_planners/2020. There is also an ical file which can be imported to google calendar. You should only look at the date and ignore the timezone. The moon phases are different around ...
by char101
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: calculating uposatha using australian calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: calculating uposatha using australian calendar

Google Calendar can show moon phases, so why not use that instead?
by char101
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong translations in English version of Ledi Sayadaw's Nibbana Dipani (The Manual of Nibbana)
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: Wrong translations in English version of Ledi Sayadaw's Nibbana Dipani (The Manual of Nibbana)

Hi SDA, This wrong translation probably leads to the meaning that stream-winner achieves a kind of "anupādisesa" nibbana. That, of course, is not the intended meaning clearly found [at least in Burmese] on the subsequent pages. ... I appreciate the effort you've put into the diagram, but I'm not su...
by char101
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?
Replies: 17
Views: 14733

Re: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?

SarathW wrote: Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:18 am How come anything exist outside mind.
Isn't everything is in our mind?
Don't we perceive every thing from six senses?
Perception requires 3 things: sense object, the sense itself, and contact. Sense object resides outside, the sense resides in the body, and contact resides in the mind.
by char101
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries

Is there a PDF (or any other format) copy of Thai translation for Līnatthapadavaṇṇanā? I don't know. It's not available on the Mahapali or Bhumibalo Bhikkhu websites and I don't know what others might be likely to host a copy. Thank you very much Bhante, I'll try to search for it. Sadhu :anjali: I ...
by char101
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?
Replies: 17
Views: 14733

Re: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?

"Space" in the sense described in Sarath's quotation from MN140 above doesn't seem to be unconditioned, does it? It is bounded by the body parts. Space is described as a dhatu in the Dhatu-Vibhanga Sutta. "And what is the space property? The space property may be either internal or external. What i...