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by Dmytro
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why isn't the Visuddhimagga free?
Replies: 102
Views: 11642

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: 2566

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: 2857

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: 3073

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: 191
Views: 40409

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: 191
Views: 40409

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: 1882

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: 191
Views: 40409

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: 191
Views: 40409

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: 835

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...
by Dmytro
Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 191
Views: 40409

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

Dear Jechbi, There are two main valid methods for establishing the relative dating of a sutta: - comparison with Chinese counterparts; - linguistic analysis of the words and grammatical forms used. Anything else is at best a hypothesis, and at worst an empty speculation. Since the Chinese versions o...
by Dmytro
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Fine art based on Pali Canon
Replies: 13
Views: 2295

Re: Fine art based on Pali Canon

Hi Sam,

You may find useful the Art section of the Sadhu! directory:

http://www.dhamma.ru/sadhu/modules/myli ... .php?cid=2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On-line Meditation Help
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: On-line Meditation Help

Hi Thaibebop,

See:

http://www.vipassana.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.audiodharma.org/onlinecourses.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta, Dmytro
by Dmytro
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 297
Views: 84122

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Hi Retro, As you doubtlessly know, the Abhidhammattha Sanghaha translates as "the Compendium of Things contained in the Abhidhamma" (p15). Given your reluctance to accept it as a reference indicative of the teachings of the Abhidhamma Pitaka, do you therefore question that the prominent Abhidhammatt...
by Dmytro
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Experiential Wisdom: Bhavana-maya panna
Replies: 12
Views: 6393

Re: Experiential Wisdom: Bhavana-maya panna

Hi Christopher, Is this a gradual step-by-step process Good training is arranged as step-by-step process. See, for example, the work of Ven. Amatha Gavesi: http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?showtopic=49356" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Okkanta Samyutta: http://www.accesstoi...