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by Dmytro
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 52
Views: 15119

Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada Buddhism

Hi Peter, What seems to be a difference if held to be literal is the idea that a Bodhisattva can somehow postpone their Buddhahood. It's interesting that in early Mahayana people would intentionally refrain from practices that could lead to stream-entry, with the ambition to develop parami for much ...
by Dmytro
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 52
Views: 15119

Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada Buddhism

Hi, Regarding the origin of Bodhisatta ideal in Theravada a lot has been said in the thread: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1979&p=26124" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; As for the Mahayana sutras, there's a passage from Lotus sutra: adhimānīnna seveta vinaye cāgame st...
by Dmytro
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: E-Sangha
Replies: 99
Views: 15153

Re: E-Sangha

Hello,

Today after the visit to E-Sangha website my Firefox browser informed me that it has blocked a malicious add-on, and that a restart is necessary to remove it completely.

I am not hundred percent sure, but recommend to be cautious.

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Ajahn Jayasaro's talks on Buddhist meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 1653

Re: Ajahn Jayasaro's talks on Buddhist meditation

Thank you very much, Bhante Pesala!

:anjali:
by Dmytro
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Ajahn Jayasaro's talks on Buddhist meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 1653

Ajahn Jayasaro's talks on Buddhist meditation

Hello friends, Currently we at the "Buddhist Educational Fellowship" translate in Russian the series of talks: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=768ACC9E7E2740DB" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Here's what we have already uploaded: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8A837AB...
by Dmytro
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why isn't the Visuddhimagga free?
Replies: 102
Views: 11448

Re: Why isn't the Visuddhimagga free?

Hello,

There's a free Visuddhimagga translation at:

The path of purity;
being a translation of Buddhaghosa's Visuddhimagga by Pe Maung Tin
([1922])

http://www.archive.org/details/pathofpu ... 01budduoft" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Literal translation of Anapanasati Sutta pleas
Replies: 10
Views: 2501

Re: Literal translation of Anapanasati Sutta pleas

Hello,

Here's a detailed study of this term:

http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index. ... opic=21109" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pre-sectarian Buddhism and Theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 2823

Re: Pre-sectarian Buddhism and Theravada

Hi Sam, What are the major differences between pre-sectarian Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism? If you need to choose any one of them which would you choose and why? Nowadays such terms are mostly used as brand names, to legitimize this or that approach. People say or imply: here you'll have true Ther...
by Dmytro
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Having put aside covetousness and grief....
Replies: 19
Views: 2985

Re: Having put aside covetousness and grief....

Hi Phil, 'Vineyya' here does not mean complete removal. It refers to the removal of preliminary hindrances, mostly by cultivation of the opposite qualities. ""Having overcome" refers to the discipline of knocking out an evil quality by its opposite good (that is by dealing with each category of evil...
by Dmytro
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 190
Views: 37053

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

So it appears from Ven Thanissaro's analysis that the relationship of Satipatthana and the Bojjhangas would be that they turn in a spiral around one another. I find the spiral model obvious and fairly useless. How one can apply it? In every meditation session I start from the coarse hindrances, and...
by Dmytro
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 190
Views: 37053

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

Hi Sylvester, The Commentaries interpret the "abandoning of the grief and covetousness for the world" to mean suppression of the 5 Hindrances by absorption. That's a supplementary method, the main one is developing the opposite (tadanga) skillful qualities, as we have discussed earlier. So there's n...
by Dmytro
Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: questions about meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

Re: questions about meditation

Hi Salaatti, In Anapanasati and Satipatthana sutta it is recommended to establish remembrance (sati) near the mouth (parimukhaṃ), in the region between mouth and nostrils: http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?showtopic=21109" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; However the suttas als...
by Dmytro
Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 190
Views: 37053

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

Hi Sylvester, The "removal" of the Hindrances being achieved through the cultivation of the opposite qualities would mean attaining the Jhanas, since the factors of the 1st Jhana are posited to be the factors that oppose the respective Hindrances (at least from the Visudhimagga typology). There are ...
by Dmytro
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 190
Views: 37053

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

Hi Sylvester, How does one contemplate the lust and the Hindrances as if they were presently available if one has "Vineyya Loke Abhijjha-Domanassam"? 'Vineyya' here does not mean complete removal. It refers to the removal of preliminary hindrances, mostly by cultivation of the opposite qualities. ""...
by Dmytro
Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka - Early 1st Century BCE
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: Sri Lanka - Early 1st Century BCE

Hi Jack, See: http://www.amazinglanka.com/heritage/aluvihare/aluvihare.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.amazinglanka.com/heritage/aluvihare/aluvihare2.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://aluvihara.virusinc.org/appendix1.html" onclick="window.open(th...