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by falloutrangerlol
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did you choose Theravada rather than Mahayana?
Replies: 41
Views: 9664

Re: Why did you choose Theravada rather than Mahayana?

Japanese Buddhism is very lax and consumption of alcohol is not seen as a terrible transgression at all. I heard that Japanese monks could even get married and have children :thinking: . I think for them being a monk is only a profession, a job. And I personally don't consider them Buddhist monks a...
by falloutrangerlol
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did you choose Theravada rather than Mahayana?
Replies: 41
Views: 9664

Re: Why did you choose Theravada rather than Mahayana?

I got started with Theravada because the retreats were free, (I was a student at the time) and in English. Just as simple as that. Quite likely if there had been free retreats at the local Tibetan monastery I would have gotten into that tradition. It would have been nice, since they have more aweso...
by falloutrangerlol
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about becoming
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Questions about becoming

In DN Sutta 1, the Brahmajala Sutta: feeling conditions craving; craving conditions clinging; clinging conditions becoming; becoming conditions birth; birth conditions aging and death, sorrow, lamentation, sadness and distress I have three questions: 1. What does becoming exactly mean? 2. Why does c...
by falloutrangerlol
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did you choose Theravada rather than Mahayana?
Replies: 41
Views: 9664

Why did you choose Theravada rather than Mahayana?

Just a little curious, since there are more Mahayana practitioners than Theravada followers in the world.
by falloutrangerlol
Thu May 28, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The order of words
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

Re: The order of words

Thanks Dhammanando. I "blame" Pali Primer for the omissions of "saha", since the book doesn't really say anything as to when saha should be and should not be used. "Saha" should be added when the word in front of means "with something", but not when it means "by something".
by falloutrangerlol
Wed May 27, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: When to use Saddhiṃ/saha?
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Re: When to use Saddhiṃ/saha?

For example, why would it be used in the sentence, Samaṇo narena saddhiṃ gāmaṃ gacchati and not Kassako kakacena rukkhaṃ chindati ? I understand the first instance, where the monk is doing something with the man. But is not the farmer also performing an action with the saw? Yes, but with two differ...
by falloutrangerlol
Wed May 27, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Does h make any sound in -ehi?
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Does h make any sound in -ehi?

Hi all

Does h make the "he" sound in ehi, when ehi is added to the end of a plural word expressing "by", "with" etc. ? Like assa --> assehi, sakata --> sakatehi.

Thanks.
by falloutrangerlol
Wed May 27, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translation of a sentence from English to Pali
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Translation of a sentence from English to Pali

Merchants bring horses to the palace from the island.

Should the Pali translation be: Vaa.nijaa diipamhaa assehi paasaada.m aaharanti
or should it be: Vaa.nijaa diipamhaa asse paasaada.m aaharanti

In other words, should "ehi" or "e" be added to the end of "assa"?

Thanks.
by falloutrangerlol
Wed May 27, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The order of words
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

The order of words

Hi all I have been learning Pali with Dr. De Silva's Pali Primer. I have a question: when there are multiple clauses, for example, "from a village" + "with somebody", is there a certain order to place them? For example, from the exercises in the book: Merchants come from the island to the monastery ...