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by Dmytro
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation 'nuts-n-bolts' (anapanasati)
Replies: 21
Views: 4029

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

Hi Dhammabodhi, To put it simple, in the context of samadhi, nimitta is a perceptual image of the basis of concentration. When you keep your attention on that basis (say, air), your individual perceptual image of it kind of crystallises into something directly perceptible. It can be tactile, or it c...
by Dmytro
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation 'nuts-n-bolts' (anapanasati)
Replies: 21
Views: 4029

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

Hi, In the Vinaya, however, it is used in a context (Cv.V.27.4) where it undoubtedly means the front of the chest. That's the legend which originated from the error of Buddhaghosa: http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?showtopic=21109" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I tried to ob...
by Dmytro
Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Transfer of Merit - why not demerit
Replies: 14
Views: 2010

Re: Transfer of Merit - why not demerit

Hello, The followers of Mahadeva, founder of Caitika school of Buddhism, originated the theory of gifts (deyyadhamma), which stated that the merits gained by the donation can be transferred to anyone. Later this theory evolved in the Mahayana theory of 'transfer of merit' (parinamana). In Mahayana, ...
by Dmytro
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Ethics of Dhamma Distribution
Replies: 48
Views: 5512

Re: The Ethics of Dhamma Distribution

Hello, Thai laws regarding intellectual property have indeed been quite simplistic for a long time, and largely did not protect the rights of the intellectual property owners, but this situation has changed: Brief Notes on Copyright protection in Thailand http://www.itd.or.th/th/node/427/" onclick="...
by Dmytro
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN 19. Dvedhāvitakka Sutta
Replies: 12
Views: 2312

Re: MN 19. Dvedhāvitakka Sutta

Hello, The great thing about this sutta is that it explains in detail the development of the Seven Awakening Factors (which are explained in Ahara sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn46/sn46.051.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ): Invention of Dhamma-vicaya - d...
by Dmytro
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Ethics of Dhamma Distribution
Replies: 48
Views: 5512

Re: The Ethics of Dhamma Distribution

Greetings Retro, As far as I know, there are special places for such beings with mixed kamma: The ruler of the great hell is called Yama or Yamaraja. But there is not only one Yamaraja for one Mahaniraya; there are actually four Yamaraja who are in charge of the four gates. Thus for eight great hell...
by Dmytro
Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!
Replies: 28
Views: 3283

Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Happy birthday Bhante!

Many happy non-returns of the day!

Metta, Dmytro :namaste:
by Dmytro
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: (The failure to) Go West
Replies: 53
Views: 5907

Re: (The failure to) Go West

Hi, There are a handful of surviving references to Buddhism in the Hellenistic world scattered around. One says that a Greek monarch converted to Buddhism but there's no independent verification of this. In my opinion, there is independent verification: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menander_I" oncli...
by Dmytro
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: (The failure to) Go West
Replies: 53
Views: 5907

Re: (The failure to) Go West

Hi Retro,

You may find interesting the page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapeut%C3%A6" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sarvastivada Texts
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

Re: Sarvastivada Texts

Hi, See the translations at: http://ekottara.googlepages.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.library.websangha.org/earlybuddhism/trs.%20from%20Agamas.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://buddhistinformatics.chibs.edu.tw/BZA/" onclick="window.open(this....
by Dmytro
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Suttas about not moving the body
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Suttas about not moving the body

Hello,

Would someone kindly give a reference to sutta(s) about not moving the body in meditative practice?

Thanks in advance,
Dmytro
by Dmytro
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Tipitaka Online
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Tipitaka Online

Hello Pali friends,

New location of Mettanet Tipitaka, now in Unicode:

http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Introductory resources
Replies: 43
Views: 26196

Re: Introductory resources

Greetings,
retrofuturist wrote: Mettanet Tipitaka
http://www.mettanet.org/tipitaka/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
A new location is http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings, everybody!
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Greetings, everybody!

Hi Will, Yes, Dmytro's sites are all in Russian. Sadhu! Theravada Web Directory is in English: http://dhamma.ru/sadhu/ as well as several pages: Conditioned Arising http://dhamma.ru/lib/paticcas.htm Pali Suffixes http://dhamma.ru/in/palisufi.htm Reconstruction of Ancient Indian sound clusters on the...
by Dmytro
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings, everybody!
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Greetings, everybody!

Hi Jechbi, Nice to meet you here!) Is there a place to go for the English version fo the Dhamma Wheel and Awakening Forum Web sites that you mention? Just: http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fdhamma.ru&sl=ru&tl=en http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fdhamma.ru%2Fforu...
by Dmytro
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Engine

Hi, Once I used phpBB forum, but eventually changed the engine due to the large quantity of spam user registrations. I find Simple Machines forum http://www.simplemachines.org/ much more comfortable, convenient, customizable and spam-protected. See the comparison at: http://kb.siteground.com/article...
by Dmytro
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Sections
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Sections

Hi, I find the sections of the forum peculiar. There's a 'Classical Mahavihara Theravada' (as if Mahavihara still exists). At best it represents the modern scholarly-traditionalist approach, apparently with Burmese emphasis on Abhidhamma. As I understand, anything that does not fit a Procrustean bed...
by Dmytro
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings, everybody!
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Greetings, everybody!

Hi, I am nobody from the brink of nowhere. This nowhere is located on the right bank of the perennial Dnipro river. Few are the birds that have reached the middle of this mighty Ukrainian stream. Here, at the Dhamma Wheel website lies the heart of the Theravadin Internet, Sadhu! Theravada Web Direct...