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by Dmytro
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am a Buddhist from a place called Budaševo(Buddhashevo)
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: I am a Buddhist from a place called Budaševo(Buddhashevo)

Hi Goran,

Greetings from Ukraine!
by Dmytro
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada
Replies: 478
Views: 39714

Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada

Hello Dhammakid, I have read this article by Jeffrey Samuels. He writes that: "In the early examples, we find the relationship drawn between kings and bodhisattvas in numerous, albeit tempered, ways. For instance, King Du.t.tagaama.nii exhibited the quality of compassion by refusing to enter the hea...
by Dmytro
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeing Impermanence
Replies: 38
Views: 4823

Re: Seeing Impermanence

Hi Sundara, What about seeing impermanence in the five aggregates. How do you do that? The short answer is given in Chachakka sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.148.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The long answer is given in the thread: http://www.lioncity....
by Dmytro
Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Book on Early Indian Thought/Society?
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: Book on Early Indian Thought/Society?

Hi Lampang, See the works by Thomas Rhys-Davids: http://www.questia.com/read/1401252#" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://fsnow.com/text/buddhist-india/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-ENG/tw.htm" onclick="window.open(this.h...
by Dmytro
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A maker of signs (MN 43)
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: A maker of signs (MN 43)

Hi Oleksandr, Thanks to jhana, one can temporarily suspend the hindrances, this is called "removal by temporary suspension" (vikkhambahana-pahāna). http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/n_r/pahaana.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Very skilful as it is, it's indeed hardly possible f...
by Dmytro
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A maker of signs (MN 43)
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: A maker of signs (MN 43)

Hi Phil, I'm reminded of the great sutta in which a king asks one of the leading disciples about how to deal with the lust that arises when he walks in amoung his harem. Thank you! If you or someone else reading this forum will point out the reference, this would be appreciated. There's also a great...
by Dmytro
Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A maker of signs (MN 43)
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: A maker of signs (MN 43)

Hi, Of course, it fits with the requisites for the Classical forum. Though, a translation would be nice!!! The point is that Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi in his passage: "MA interprets the phrase 'maker of signs' (nimitta-karana) to mean that lust, hate and delusion brand a person as a worldling or a noble on...
by Dmytro
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A maker of signs (MN 43)
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: A maker of signs (MN 43)

Hi Phil, The commentry of Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi is quite in line with Atthakatha, if one looks a bit deeper: Tattha vipassanā niccanimittaṃ sukhanimittaṃ attanimittaṃ ugghāṭetīti animittā nāma. Cattāro āruppā rūpanimittassa abhāvena animittā nāma. Maggaphalāni nimittakaraṇānaṃ kilesānaṃ abhāvena animit...
by Dmytro
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Theravadin limerick challenge
Replies: 128
Views: 22386

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

āloka-saññā - 'perception of light'

I observed how the bright moon last night
Shone and glimmered with fabulous light
Was it night or a day?
My perception was swayed
And evolved into brightness of mind.

anicca-saññā - 'perception of transiency'
by Dmytro
Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools
Replies: 11
Views: 2703

Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Hi,

There's a fundamental book:

Buddhist Sects In India
by Nalinaksha Dutt

http://books.google.com/books?id=tK-nRX ... frontcover" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Best wishes, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Happy Uposatha Day!
Replies: 34
Views: 5712

Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Happy Dhamma day! "This day, sometimes called "Dhamma Day," commemorates the Buddha's first discourse, which he gave to the group of five monks with whom he had practiced in the forest for many years. Upon hearing this discourse, one of the monks ( Ven. Kondañña) gained his first glimpse of Nibbana,...
by Dmytro
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: New World Record
Replies: 29
Views: 3720

Re: New World Record

Greetings, Retro!

http://picasaweb.google.com/aavuso/Bang ... 1251436914" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Left to right: Nathan, Bhante, Rob, me.

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: New World Record
Replies: 29
Views: 3720

Re: New World Record

Hello all, It was nice to meet! Nathan has kindly shared the photos of the meeting: http://picasaweb.google.com/aavuso/Bangkok2009#" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Below at the same page are photos from the conference http://icundv.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; wh...
by Dmytro
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation 'nuts-n-bolts' (anapanasati)
Replies: 21
Views: 4124

Re: Meditation 'nuts-n-bolts' (anapanasati)

Hi Nathan,

I have some reservations about the approach of Ven.Brahmavamso:

http://www.bswa.org/modules/newbb/viewt ... 02&forum=2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation 'nuts-n-bolts' (anapanasati)
Replies: 21
Views: 4124

Re: Meditation 'nuts-n-bolts' (anapanasati)

Hi Dhammaodhi, if residual perceptual images in the mind affect what kind of nimitta's one is going to see/experience, wouldn't they also include negative experiences like pain/stress etc. or positive experiences without visual concomitants like feelings such as love/compassion? The whole layer of i...