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by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.
Replies: 17
Views: 2723

Re: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

Hi Chris,
Chris wrote:Interesting that Sister Vajira & Francis Story have such a long drawn out translation.
It's the other way around: Walshe's translation is very condensed; Vajira and Story's is rather less so.

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Life in a Theravadin country
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: Life in a Theravadin country

Hi JC, just to nit pick :rolleye: but thailand is 95% theravada buddhist that 95% doesnt count the many mahayana buddhists there as well (mostly chinese and vietnamese) Are you sure of that? It seems unlikely to me; the ethnic Chinese here are highly integrated with the Thai mainstream and pursue mu...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Theravada Monasticism
Replies: 18
Views: 3088

Re: Theravada Monasticism

Hi Dhammakid, My lastest question: sleep. I know sleep can be an attachment, as it often is the reason why I choose not to practice at night. What about monastics - how much sleep does a forest monk normally get? This varies a lot, but one might broadly distinguish three kinds of forest monastery: 1...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Individual here.
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: Hello, Individual here.

Hello Individual,

Welcome, and thanks for the interesting introduction.

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: anthing goes...almost
Replies: 15
Views: 2524

Re: anthing goes...almost

Hi Adam, Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. Thanks for joining us. Seemed like an appropriate place to say hello to one and all and thanks for creating this wonderful venue. I'm potty trained now, so I promise not to post in the Theravada areas. :) You may post anywhere you like. Just take care not to fall in...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translation Question
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Re: Translation Question

Hi Sherubtse, Question 8, Exercise 4, of _the Pali Primer_ asks for a translation of the following sentence: "Kumaaraa mittehi saha bhuupaala.m passanti." In the Pali Day-by-Day answers, on http://www.tipitaka.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, the answer is given as: "Boys, [togeth...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Suffering - Is it skandhas or attachment to them?
Replies: 29
Views: 4511

Re: Suffering - Is it skandhas or attachment to them?

Hi Will, There is nothing outside the skandhas, so our attachment is part of the feeling or formations ones, I would guess. In the Abhidhamma it is included in the aggregate of formations. The question of the relationship between the khandhas and upādāna is stated succinctly in the Cullavedalla Sutt...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:03 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary
Replies: 34
Views: 5513

Re: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary

Hi Dhammakid,
Dhammakid wrote:How's the Manop article coming along?
Well, I haven't forgotten about it, but I've been busy with class preparation, so it's had to take a back seat these last few days.

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Levels of accomplishment?
Replies: 31
Views: 5203

Re: Levels of accomplishment?

Hi Manapa, Dhammanando: Oh? What grounds did you have for expecting that? Manapa: well the further along the path one is the fewer there should be but by the list you attached Stream enterer has removed 4 a once returner has removed none, a none returner has remover 3 and an arahant has removed 8 ou...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Levels of accomplishment?
Replies: 31
Views: 5203

Re: Levels of accomplishment?

Hi Manapa, I expected the number to increase through the various levels Oh? What grounds did you have for expecting that? but I see according to the list a Stream enterer has more than the others (except an Arahant) and an arahant hasn't eradicated them all. The arahant has eradicated them all. Fett...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Mind-made body - a question
Replies: 37
Views: 7460

Re: Mind-made body - a question

Hi Dhammakid, What is the purpose of the "mind-made body"? Why would one want to do this type of practice? What are the benefits? Firstly, there's the benefit that applies to all supernormal powers, namely, that it permits paññā to be developed with greater ease: Now in order to perfect those kinds ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation
Replies: 57
Views: 7916

Re: Metta Meditation

Hi Manapa, Where abouts are they? in the study section maybe, don't really bother with that section mainly focus on the suttas or books by Ajahn Chah! Actually I misremembered. It’s Ñāṇamoli’s booklet that’s a Sutta anthology: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel007.html" onclic...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Mind-made body - a question
Replies: 37
Views: 7460

Re: Mind-made body - a question

Hi Srivijaya, Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. I would be interested to know where Buddhaghosa drew this information from and whether there are more comprehensive teachings on this topic elsewhere within the Theravadan school. In the Tipitaka and Atthakathas there isn’t any more detail than what is supplied...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Request for recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1753

Re: Request for recommendations

Hi Pererin, I was unable to download the lessons in http://www.bodhimonastery.net/courses/Pali/course_Pali.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - do I need to get a special font in order to do so? The contents are all mpeg audio files and pdf's, so you shouldn't need any special font....
by Dhammanando
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Lion's Roar?
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Lion's Roar?

Hi Drolma, Is this the "Lion's Roar?" "Supreme am I in the world; "Greatest am I in the world; "Noblest am I in the world. "This is my last birth, "Never shall I be reborn." It is the utterance spoken by Bodhisattas when they are first born in their final life. The commentator Buddhadatta of Kāvīrap...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 463730

Re: the great rebirth debate

Hi Stuka, And Sati also held that the Buddha taught that "consciousness" was "that which 'carries karmic imprint'". No, Sāti didn't say just "consciousness"; he said "this very same consciousness." The qualifier is what places his view outside the Buddha's teaching. To expand... Sāti’s view: tadevid...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Dependent origination factors as kilesa, kamma and vipaka
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

Re: Dependent origination factors as kilesa, kamma and vipaka

Hi Stuka, Thank you, Bhante, and might I inquire further as to which of the nidanas in this schema are involved in this process, and how so? Ignorance, formations, craving, grasping, and becoming. From the Paṭisambhidāmagga: In kamma-process becoming before this life there is delusion, which is igno...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation
Replies: 57
Views: 7916

Re: Metta Meditation

Hi Manapa, but am wondering if there are more than the three or four suttas I know of, all of which have been mentioned here to one extent or another! Yes, there are more than just those. Have you read the metta anthologies of Nyanaponika and Buddharakkhita at ATI? Best wishes, Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Dependent origination factors as kilesa, kamma and vipaka
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

Re: Dependent origination factors as kilesa, kamma and vipaka

Hi Stuka, Are there any Sutta passages in which the Buddha lists this "kammabhava" as one of the nidanas in the context of paticcasamuppada....? "Kamma-process becoming" is not itself a nidāna, but rather a term for a process involving several nidānas. It wasn't taught by the Buddha in the Suttas (o...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Canon
Replies: 46
Views: 6934

Re: Pali Canon

Hi Stuka, I had thought that at some point I had run across some reference that alluded to availability of Bodhi's MN/CDB/DN series, or at least one or another of them, in electronic form (on CDs, download, etc). Was I mistaken about this? I know there is a CD circulating that has Word files of Bodh...