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by Assaji
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1000

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

IMHO, Dunning-Kruger effect is the clear winner. Pali lexicography is still a work in progress, so knowledgeable translators continue researching the terms and fine-tuning the translations. Translation by Irene Horner understandably accords with the dictionary of her times. For modern advances in Pa...
by Assaji
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sutrasanne
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Sutrasanne

Putting aside my prejudice, I can possibly say this is patented nonsense, and no amount of artificial justifications would work here.
by Assaji
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Has anyone practiced Contemplation of Virtue? (Silanussati)
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Has anyone practiced Contemplation of Virtue? (Silanussati)

Basically I bought a thick book.And wrote down: 1.The benefits of keeping sila.Like becoming confident,having a high rebirth,having a good reputation,having a protective quality,purify the mind,assist in meditation,no remorse etc.This motivates to keep the precepts. 2.I write down the five precepts...
by Assaji
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sutrasanne
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Sutrasanne

Hi Will,

It is just another ancient-sounding fabrication by Helen Blavatsky.
by Assaji
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Namo, Namaste , Anjali derivation
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Namo, Namaste , Anjali derivation

Hi Newbee, I read that words are formed from roots. From what root does Namo originate and how is it defined/derived in the texts? The root is 'namassa ': https://archive.org/details/ThePaliRootsInSaddaniti/page/n105 Namaste and Anjali are used for the same purpose but as they are distinct words I w...
by Assaji
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Delete Social Media
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: Delete Social Media

Thank you for enlightening interview!

:namaste:
by Assaji
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Ariyasāvaka" in DN 31 for householders ???
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: "Ariyasāvaka" in DN 31 for householders ???

IMHO, ariyasāvaka refers to four pairs of persons in ariyasangha.
by Assaji
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Ariyasāvaka" in DN 31 for householders ???
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: "Ariyasāvaka" in DN 31 for householders ???

These suttas tell about those on the way to stream-entry, there's no mention of putthujjanas. he shaves off his hair and beard, puts on the yellow robe, and goes forth from the home life into homelessness. It is in this way that a noble disciple comes out into the open... When, Aggivessana, the nob...
by Assaji
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Ariyasāvaka" in DN 31 for householders ???
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: "Ariyasāvaka" in DN 31 for householders ???

Sometimes this term refers to those who have not yet attained stream-entry: idha pana gihī vā hotu pabbajito vā, yo koci sutavāti ettha vuttassa atthassa vasena sutasampanno, ayaṃ ariyasāvakoti veditabbo. AN-a 1, 6. accharāsaṅghātavaggavaṇṇanā, para. 11 https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3...
by Assaji
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the basses for enlightenment factors?
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Re: What are the basses for enlightenment factors?

Hi Srilankaputra, thank you Bhante! I live a rather secluded life, but I am not ordained at all. Am i correct in thinking, kammatthanas are the basses for developing the bojjangas. Well, the methods of practice (kammatthana) are, of course, essential for development of bojjhangas. However this sutta...
by Assaji
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the basses for enlightenment factors?
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Re: What are the basses for enlightenment factors?

Hi Srilankaputra, But what are the different things. What are the options available to us? So far the development of these seven factors requires personal study with an experienced teacher, for example, Venerable Uda Eriyagama Dhammajīva: http://www.vipassana.com/resources/box/dhammajiva-sevenfactor...
by Assaji
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the basses for enlightenment factors?
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Re: What are the basses for enlightenment factors?

“Bhikkhus, by frequently giving attention to things that are a basis for the enlightenment factor of mindfulness, the unarisen enlightenment factor of mindfulness arises and the arisen enlightenment factor of mindfulness comes to fulfilment by development…. By frequently giving attention to things ...
by Assaji
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bilingual pali/english suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 737

Re: Bilingual pali/english suttas

I would also recommend translations at Leigh Brasington's website: http://leighb.com/sn56-11.htm http://leighb.com/suttas.htm#bilingual Sujato in his renderings of the suttas often rephrases the text for the sake of simplicity of meaning. So at Suttacentral I would recommend the translations by Bhik...
by Assaji
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bilingual pali/english suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 737

Re: Bilingual pali/english suttas

Hello,

Such suttas can be found at Buddha Vacana website:

http://www.buddha-vacana.org/sutta/majjhima/mn002.html

Metta