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by khemindas
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 1138

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

Wouldn't worshiping the deities violate Vinaya rule, which prohibits paying homage to those who are not ordained? and also this paritta or sutta itself not clear, because it says, to call any Yakkha general for help, but it doesn't says, how to do this. I think it does say, how: then to these yakkh...
by khemindas
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 1138

Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

This topic is not for those who doesn't believe in Gods and deities, spirits, ghosts e.t.c, if you want argue please go to another topic. So , that is not secret for us, that later Buddhism has created a huge amount of deities for worshipping in Mahayana and Vajrayana, but I'm curious about more aut...
by khemindas
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Which is the language closest to Pali still spoken nowadays?
Replies: 16
Views: 5013

Re: Which is the language closest to Pali still spoken nowadays?

Did anyone tried to speak in Pali with Maghi (Magahi) speakers or any other similar language speakers?
by khemindas
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Any website for conjugation of verbs and nouns in Pali?
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Any website for conjugation of verbs and nouns in Pali?

If you know any let me know please. Also if you know any program is also ok.
by khemindas
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Tipitaka in Brahmi
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Tipitaka in Brahmi

Good news, today I have visited https://tipitaka.app/, it turns out that they even did tipitaka in Brahmi script (the first script on which Pali was recorded)
by khemindas
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: pre-asokan Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: pre-asokan Buddhism

According to venerable yin shun the four agama (equivalent to four nikaya) development gradually came to be in between the first and second council and not all at the same time . He suggested that in order to understand the original teachings of the Buddha , one has to investigate into sabbatthivad...
by khemindas
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Abbot is the late concept in Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Abbot is the late concept in Buddhism

I think the role of abbot evolved naturally as the early wandering monks settled in fixed monastic establishments and as these grew larger. Wandering groups would gain and lose members so often that ad hoc responsibilities would be most suitable, but a settled community would benefit from more stab...
by khemindas
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Abbot is the late concept in Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Abbot is the late concept in Buddhism

It's interesting, but in the early times there was no such thing as Abbot (Viharadhipati). Rather there were people who were responsible for different kind of distribution, for example person responsible for distribution of kuti (lodging), person responsible for distribution of food, person respons...
by khemindas
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Abbot is the late concept in Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Abbot is the late concept in Buddhism

It's interesting, but in the early times there was no such thing as Abbot (Viharadhipati). Rather there were people who were responsible for different kind of distribution, for example person responsible for distribution of kuti (lodging), person responsible for distribution of food, person responsi...
by khemindas
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: pre-asokan Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 700

pre-asokan Buddhism

Is there any studies on a topic about Buddhism, that was exist between first and second councils, before Asoka, or at least between first and third councils?
by khemindas
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: one-time meal contradiction
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: one-time meal contradiction

Dear Bhante, You're quoting out of context, the context is that they Yo-Yo between extremes, thus it is not the middle way. See Maha-Saccaka sutta: "There are, for example, Nanda Vaccha, Kisa Sankicca, and Makkhali Gosala. They are cloth-less[1] ascetics, rejecting conventions, licking their hands,...
by khemindas
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: one-time meal contradiction
Replies: 9
Views: 586

one-time meal contradiction

Very strange sutta for exampe at AN 4.198 https://suttacentral.net/an4.198/en/sujato Buddha says next while criticizing ascetic practices: "They eat once a day....That’s how one person mortifies themselves, pursuing the practice of mortifying themselves." And at the same sutta he praise this practic...
by khemindas
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha in scriptures of other indian religions
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Buddha in scriptures of other indian religions

I know that Buddha is rather mentioned in other teachings but I'm interested about mentioning of Buddha by his contemporary people in scriptures of other religions. For example what did Mahavira told about Buddha, or what close disciple of Mahavira told about Buddha. Or what any brahmanists who were...
by khemindas
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gods and their attaintments
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Gods and their attaintments

I'm interesting in Suttas where devas or Gods are attaining any Arya attaintments such as sotapanna, sakadagami, anagami and Arahant. Please if you remember, give links below.