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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: question about gītassara sutta!
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: question about gītassara sutta!

The key point is that the meaning of the text gets lost. The example given above is not a problem in my view as the Pāḷi is clearly recognisable as such. Sarabhañña intoning, a particular mode of reciting Vin I.196; II.108, 316; J II.109; DhA I.154 Here are some examples that I reference to show wha...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Desiring the unhapiness of some beings.
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: Desiring the unhappiness of some beings.

Try practising compassion (karuṇā) instead of loving-kindness (metta). Evil-doers are already very unhappy, and much more in need of compassion that those who usually do good deeds. “Thus, Kālāmas, that noble disciple with a mind thus free from enmity and ill-will, undefiled and purified, gains four...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 13
Views: 802

Re: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala

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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Books by Chanmyay Sayādaw U Janaka
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Books by Chanmyay Sayādaw U Janaka

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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Books by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 49
Views: 11713

Re: Books by Bhikkhu Pesala

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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw
Replies: 34
Views: 5483

Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw
Replies: 53
Views: 15758

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names
Replies: 21
Views: 4721

Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

The DPPN site was last updated on 2nd July 2017, although some pages might have been updated since then.

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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Alternative Forms of Vipassana
Replies: 35
Views: 1054

Re: Alternative Forms of Vipassana

We can all agree that the most popular form of Vipassana in the world is the technique of Vipassana that is part of the lineage that descends from Ledi Sayadaw. No, we cannot agree about that. We can agree that it is the most popular in India and the West. In Burma, the Mahāsi Satipaṭṭhāna method i...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 4990

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Asokan Edicts Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, honors both ascetics and the householders of all religions, and he honors them with gifts and honors of various kinds. But Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, does not value gifts and honors as much as he values this -- that there should be growth i...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Strong Mantra's for evil thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Strong Mantra's for evil thoughts

“Sabbe sattā kammassakā, kammadāyādā, kammayonī, kamma­bandhū kammappaṭisaraṇā yaṃ kammaṃ karissanti kalyāṇaṃ vā pāpakaṃ vā tassa dāyādā bhavissanti.”
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 156
Views: 3710

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 13
Views: 802

Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala

In recent months, I have added a number of translations of Selected Discourses to my website. If you want to discuss any of them, please join my forums and discuss there as I rarely visit Dhamma Wheel now. Abhiṇhapaccavekkhitabbaṭhāna Sutta Alabbhanīyaṭhāna Sutta Anāgatabhaya Sutta (2 of 4) Andha Su...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 86
Views: 4729

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw
Replies: 53
Views: 15758

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

A minor update to the Sallekha Sutta to improve translations of "appasutta" and "sandiṭṭhiparāmāsa"
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Books by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 49
Views: 11713

Re: Books by Bhikkhu Pesala

The War on Error was updated on 11th September with a new section.

The Dhamma is Very Profound
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Existentialism/Postmodernism/etc. vs Realism
Replies: 165
Views: 5354

Re: Existentialism/Postmodernism/etc. vs Realism

It is pretty obvious that you're all just going around in circles. The purpose of the Dhamma is to slow down and put a stop to saṃsāra. What is the point of coming to a Buddhist forum just to argue the toss? Avijjāya tv·eva asesa·virāga·nirodhā saṅkhāra·nirodho; With the complete passionless cessati...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Aussie Buddhists - 6 min documentery
Replies: 14
Views: 2805

Re: Aussie Buddhists - 6 min documentery

Hugging mothers is an offense then, but less serious than using a urinal, or chewing noisily (both forbidden in the patimokkha rules). All three offences are of the same grade — offences of wrong-doing (dukkaṭa). Chewing noisily is no offence if it is unintentional. Standing up to use a urinal is n...