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by BudSas
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 179
Views: 54523

Re: your home altar/shrine

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by BudSas
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where to put the statue
Replies: 13
Views: 1521

Re: Where to put the statue

A shelf at the corner:
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by BudSas
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where to put the statue
Replies: 13
Views: 1521

Re: Where to put the statue

Stefan wrote:I intend to buy a Buddharupa soon. The thing is, I don't have room for a shrine/altar. My question is, is it appropriate to put it in my bedroom, and if so, where exactly?
You could make a shelf fixed to the wall in your bedroom, as following:
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by BudSas
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unique aspects of Southeast Asian Theravada?
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

Re: Unique aspects of Southeast Asian Theravada?

A while ago, I discovered that Theravada in places like Thailand and Sri Lanka diverges in practice from early Buddhism. .... It's likely that nobody here is an expert on all Theravada in Southeast Asia, but if you have any experiences with Theravada in one specific country, share them! Southeast A...
by BudSas
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Buddho
Replies: 235
Views: 32807

Re: Buddho

Is it fundamentally any different to other words used to focus the mind on the breath (e.g. 'in / out')? Yes and No. IMHO, it's no different to other words for those who are culturally unfamiliar with the word "Buddho" (eg Westerners, or Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, etc). It's popular with the Thais...
by BudSas
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 291
Views: 65905

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

In my opinion, I agree with you, that the Katthavathu is post-Canonical. But perhaps the entire Abhidhamma is post Canonical, much like the Commentaries. It does not appear to have been recited at the First or Second Council, but it could still be some worthy and beneficial material, in the same wa...
by BudSas
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have you ever been to India?
Replies: 34
Views: 3905

Re: Have you ever been to India?

Hi guys, have u ever been to India or maybe you have a plan to go there? Please share here.. I really want to have a religious trip (Bodh Gaya, Kusinara, Lumbini, etc) and also traveling around India. I want to know about everything -interesting places, accommodation, etc. basically what a travelle...
by BudSas
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 112218

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

For issues like this, I actually sometimes think that it is a little bit misleading to refer to the preceptors, whether bhiksus or bhiksunis, as "Mahayana" monks or nuns. After all, their preceptor status is due to their bhiksu/ni upasampada, and nothing to do with their bodhisattva precepts. It ma...
by BudSas
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 291
Views: 65905

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Actually, I wonder how many of us actually read the Abhidhamma Pitaka? :hello: I have! And I like it too. The style is certainly not the same as the Suttas, but still seems to have some valuable information for analyzing and breaking down phenomena. Let pick the odd one out first: How do you think ...
by BudSas
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 291
Views: 65905

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Hi Retro, Did the Buddha himself teach the Abhidhamma?... How close is it to what he taught?... How important or crucial does that make it to one's pursuit of the Dhammic path? etc. These are three very different questions. The way you've expressed the third one is rather restrictive (though I gues...
by BudSas
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 291
Views: 65905

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

... please confirm about the authorship of Sarvastivadin abhidhamma books? I mean, perhaps we are comparing apples and oranges here because Theravadin abhidhamma books are ascribed to the Buddha, while Sarvastivadin apparently are not – this comes from a post by Bhante Dhammanando on DSG (#81054) ....
by BudSas
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Great doubt, great enlightenment...
Replies: 40
Views: 3921

Re: Great doubt, great enlightenment...

Greetings, There is a saying in the Ch'an Buddhist tradition... Great doubt, great enlightenment; small doubt, small enlightenment Do you think this applies to Theravada (or your tradition, if you happen to be of another tradition)? What does this mean to you? Actually, the above English translatio...
by BudSas
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 291
Views: 65905

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

The abhidhamma collection in the Taisho is in fact Sarvastivadin abhidhamma, right? As far as I know, the Abhidhamma Collection (毗曇部, Bidon-bu) of Taisho consists of volumes 26-29 of 38 books of which, 7 books are the Sarvastivadin Abhidhamma. The rest are abhidhamma materials of other schools (men...
by BudSas
Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 291
Views: 65905

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Here they are (cf. Yinshun 印順 Research into the Śāstras and Pandits of the Mainly Sarvāstivāda Tradition 說一切有部為主的論書與論師之研究, 1971, pp. 8-12): ..... Thanks. Much appreciated. I wish one day, the Abhidhamma Collection in the Taisho could be translated into modern languages (English, German, French, ......
by BudSas
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 291
Views: 65905

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

If people want the actual sources for the above statements, please let me know. Hope you can read Chinese, though. Yes, please. Although I can't read classical Chinese of the Taisho, it's useful to have the references, so that one day, I could get help from my Chinese scholar friends. I wish one da...
by BudSas
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 291
Views: 65905

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

According to Frauwallner, the Abhidhamma was probably composed between 200 BCE and 200 CE(Abhidharma-Studien IV. Der Abhidharma der anderen Schulen, WZKS 15, 1971b:106). 200 CE appears to be an exaggeration. The Abhidhamma was recited at the Third Council in approx. 250 BCE and written down on the ...
by BudSas
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 291
Views: 65905

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Again, if we are just taking the Classic Theravada position, then there is absolutely no need to debate. Why? Because the Abhidhamma is the word of the Buddha. The texts say so, therefore it must be true. Strictly speaking, as I wrote earlier, the Pali Abhidhamma Pitaka does not contain the recorde...
by BudSas
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 291
Views: 65905

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Apart from Asanga's Samuccaya, and an oblique reference to a Mahayana Abhidharma Sutra Sastra (whatever the heck that possible oxymoron is!), there is really no such thing as a Mahayana Abhidharma. I agree. In the Chinese (Korean/Japanese) Tipitaka, there is a Abhidhamma Collection (Taisho, volumes...
by BudSas
Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
Replies: 291
Views: 65905

Re: The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate

Afaik, the classical position regarding abhidhamma pitaka goes like this (someone please correct me if I’m wrong): 1. Buddha preached abhidhamma in Tavatimsa. 2. Then he gave the summaries (matikas) of his Tavatimsa sermons to Sariputta. 3. Sariputta then organized and fleshed out these matikas int...
by BudSas
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tathāgatagarbha and Buddha-dhātu
Replies: 53
Views: 4992

Re: Tathāgatagarbha and Buddha-dhātu

I have finally listened to the 2-hour talk by Stephen Batchelor (thank you, tiltbillings) on Buddha nature. Batchelor contrasts Buddha nature with Mara nature, saying that these are two sides of the same coin, and that it depends on our effort which one we develop. I think this understanding is hel...