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by Assaji
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Is learning pali really helpful?
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: Is learning pali really helpful?

So th debates about the meaning of nimitta and the like are purely scholarly and have no incidence on practice or right view? If the answer is yes then indeed maybe pali is not such a good investment... Thanks to research of the term 'nimitta' I've been able to apply in practice the Buddha's instru...
by Assaji
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Is learning pali really helpful?
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: Is learning pali really helpful?

Hello, I've been toying with the idea of learning pali, but according to an earlier exchange of this forum, it seems that even people well-versed in pali do not always agree on the meaning of certain terms. The key reason why Buddha's teaching is hard to apply nowadays is 'semantic shift' - the mean...
by Assaji
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: 7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: 7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?

That sequence pretty much equates samadhi-sambojjhanga with the 4 jhanas. That's the way I always understood it, but besides that sequence, it's hard to find in the suttas an explicit declaration of that. Well, for me, the main definition is a sufficient proof. "And what, monks, is right concentrat...
by Assaji
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: 7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: 7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?

Hi Frank, Most of the suttas from DN 3 - DN 12 are severely elided, and I believe they're all meant to refer back to this pericope in DN 2, But I'm not sure. Can someone else confirm? (if you search for paṭhamaṃ jhān in DPR, it will pull up the elided passages) Yes, these suttas repeat a significant...
by Assaji
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Script Converter
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: Script Converter

Thank you, Vinodh! Here's what we did for Cyrillic (Russian): https://dhamma.ru/canon/sn/sn22.056.kual.html var dictTranscript = { "ṃ":"м̣", "a":"а", "ā":"а̄", "i":"и", "ī":"ӣ", "u":"у", "ū":"ӯ", "e":"е", "o":"о", "k":"к", "g":"г", "ṅ":"н̇", "c":"ч", "j":"дж", "ñ":"н̃", "ṭ":"т̣", "ḍ":"д̣", "ṇ":"н̣",...
by Assaji
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word for withdrawal
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Pali word for withdrawal

"senses pleasure with the body" what is the pali in Nibbana sutta(AN 9.34) there, can't find it.
sukhañca kāyena paṭisaṃvedeti
by Assaji
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word for withdrawal
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Pali word for withdrawal

Hi, Here it's "vivicca" (translated as "withdrawn) and ""viveka" (translated as "withdrawal"): Vivicca (indecl.) [ger. of viviccati] separating oneself from (instr.), aloof from D i.37; A iii.25; J vi.388; Dhs 160; Pug 68; Vism 139, 140 (expld in detail). -- Doubtful reading at Pv i.119 (for viricca...
by Assaji
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My Jhana Slump - help request
Replies: 34
Views: 2255

Re: My Jhana Slump - help request

Hi budo, Dhayana is commonly translated as meditation, and is often equated with "concentration," though meditation may refer to a wider scala of exercises for bhavana, development. Dhyana can also mean "attention, thought, reflction."[5] According to Buddhaghosa, the term "jhana" (Skt. dhyana) is d...
by Assaji
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Link broken: download 587 Pali words
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Link broken: download 587 Pali words

Namo Buddhaya,

They are at:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Pal ... d%20files/

You may also find useful the website:

http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/en/ ... _pali3.htm

with sound files for each word.

Best wishes!
by Assaji
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My Jhana Slump - help request
Replies: 34
Views: 2255

Re: My Jhana Slump - help request

Hi, Since then, I had tried many times in vain to get back to Samatha, but am essentially unable to do so. Jhana isn't a place to which one can return, it's rather a fire in which defilements burn. Somehow you've got a legacy of well-prepared fireplace, and you've used it fully. Now you have to lear...
by Assaji
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Please help me translate this passage from the Niddesa
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Please help me translate this passage from the Niddesa

Hi Srilankaputra, This has been translated by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi as: Nidd. I 239. Seeing, a person will see name-and-form: Seeing with the knowledge of other's minds or with the knowledge that recollects pas abodes, or seeing with the fleshly eye or with the human eye, one will see just name-and-for...
by Assaji
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States

[*]With the other ariya, is the -magga the duration between the previous attainment and right before the next? Yes, it's that section of the Path. [*]Since the above can't apply to a Stream-Enterer, what does sotāpattimagga constitute? Can a puthajjana be following sotāpattimagga , from practicing ...
by Assaji
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: Noble Individuals vs. Enlightened States

Hi Samseva, Saupadisesa sutta may make it clearer to you. One who has entered the stream is described there in the following way: Puna caparaṃ, sāriputta, idhekacco puggalo sīlesu paripūrakārī hoti, samādhismiṃ mattaso kārī, paññāya mattaso kārī. So tiṇṇaṃ saṃyojanānaṃ parikkhayā sattak­khat­tu­para...
by Assaji
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 33
Views: 3360

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

I'm a horrible memorizor (sp?) Anyone who successfully memorizes entire suttas have any ideas, inspirations to help us less-endowed with this faculty? Excellent choice, that's a tested ancient method to feel the teachings and keep them in mind. You'll find useful the Pāli Audio website: https://www...
by Assaji
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 79
Views: 18158

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

Well, I've explained myself in detail in this long thread, and I don't think that repeated explanations will lead to any beneficial outcome.