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by schakma94
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Which is the language closest to Pali still spoken nowadays?
Replies: 16
Views: 6461

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

I do see a lot of similarities with Bengali (my mother tongue) and Pali, and from what I knew about the traditional view of Pali coming from/related to Magadhan Prakrit, it fit naturally with that. :anjali: I agree with that. I have seen that it is quite easy for a Bengali spoken person to learn pa...
by schakma94
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Vinaya 3.60
Replies: 4
Views: 2192

Re: Vinaya 3.60

The translation is good. The first line tells about the dhammas. Notice that dhammas are in plural. Second line tells about their cause for origination and this cause is used in singular form. Now the third line tells again about the cessation of those dhammas. To indicate those dhammas mentioned in...
by schakma94
Wed May 18, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Easier translations of Visuddhimagga?
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

Re: Easier translations of Visuddhimagga?

I translated the Visuddhimagga in Bengali a few months ago. Perhaps I can give you a more readable excerpt of a certain chapter in plain english. Just tell me which chapter you need and I will give it a try.
by schakma94
Sun May 15, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubting supernatural side of Buddhism
Replies: 50
Views: 9365

Re: Doubting supernatural side of Buddhism

cappuccino wrote:If Buddha speaks of the supernatural, I accept without difficulty. Without the slightest difficulty!
As you know,
Saddhaaya tarati ogham, appamaadena annavam.
Your faith is great. That will lead you to nibbaana.

Saadhu saadhu saadhu
by schakma94
Fri May 06, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5410
Views: 713112

Re: the great vegetarian debate

It is fairly rational to argue in support of vegan theory. After all, it is clear that eating meat indirectly provokes the butchers to kill more animals. Even the dumbest people understand it without a hitch. But I think Buddha, the enlightened one was not so dumb at all. When devadatta asked for pr...
by schakma94
Fri May 06, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubting supernatural side of Buddhism
Replies: 50
Views: 9365

Re: Doubting supernatural side of Buddhism

Hello, I was wondering if any of you actually believe in hungry ghosts, hell realm, magic, or other seemingly "supernatural" part of buddhism. I just can't imagine Buddha actually talking about this stuff. These stuff makes buddhism seem like other religions.(i.e jesus walking on water) Do you guys...
by schakma94
Fri May 06, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Taking Root in North America
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: Taking Root in North America

Greetings all, This is a two part question: 1. What are the criteria for determining whether or not Buddhism has taken root in a country? 2. Has Theravada Buddhism fully taken root in North America, or is there still work to be done? Thank you. This is a very intriguing question, which has a very c...
by schakma94
Fri May 06, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the meaning of Akaliko?
Replies: 36
Views: 5689

Re: What is the meaning of Akaliko?

What is the meaning of Akaliko? I thought it is profitable to have a separate discussion on this topic. http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=15952&p=371303&hilit=Akaliko#p371303" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window...
by schakma94
Fri May 06, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can devas be kicked out from heaven?
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Can devas be kicked out from heaven?

Hello everyone, this is my first post here. Does anyone knows if it is possible that a deva who lifes for example in the formless realm gets kicked out from his realm because he has become evil or has commited very bad acts, before his lifespan over many aeons runs out and he naturally descends int...