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by Sobhana
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The Vimuttimagga and Dry-Insight Workers
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: The Vimuttimagga and Dry-Insight Workers

Nissāya nissāyāti taṃ taṃ samāpattiṃ nissāya. Oghassa nittharaṇā akkhātāti oghataraṇaṃ kathitaṃ, tatiyajjhānaṃ pādakaṃ katvā ṭhitabhikkhuno oghanittharaṇā kathitā…pe… nevasaññānāsaññāyatanaṃ pādakaṃ katvā ṭhitabhikkhuno oghanittharaṇā kathitāti vadati. Katamo pana, bhante, ariyo vimokkhoti idha kiṃ...
by Sobhana
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there a big difference between different lineages?
Replies: 14
Views: 7737

Re: Is there a big difference between different lineages?

It really depends on the author you are reading. If they are fairly orthodox, most will be the same. On the other hand, if you read Sri Lankan monks that rewrite the meaning of Pali terms, of course also previously done by Buddhadasa, or Thai forest monks with a penchant for eternal consciousness, t...
by Sobhana
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Necessity of the Abhidhamma
Replies: 93
Views: 6439

Re: On the Necessity of the Abhidhamma

Abhidhamma is Dhamma in its pure form without any context or personally tailored teachings. why was the context included in the scriptures? because… it's a necessary thing But you do know that the Vinaya allows for the context to be manufactured, for example in the case where the place of discourse...
by Sobhana
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Necessity of the Abhidhamma
Replies: 93
Views: 6439

Re: On the Necessity of the Abhidhamma

First, there is no Theravada without the Abhidhammapitaka, unless you are a bhikkhu and therefore a Theravadin by ordination. Second, the Buddha spoke about 4 types of people: "One who understands immediately, one who understands after detailed explanation, one who needs personal training, and one w...
by Sobhana
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DPR
Replies: 13
Views: 9494

Re: DPR

Have you tried using the online version?
by Sobhana
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: forest monestry vs urban monestry
Replies: 13
Views: 2592

Re: forest monestry vs urban monestry

In forest monestry, life is peaceful? no sound, no disturbrance, good for samadhi meditation, good for having clarity of mind, away from humanity? In urban monestry, life is full of monestry chores, more people come, more event occur, less time for personal development? car and bus sound on road, a...
by Sobhana
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: HHDL (Dalai Lama) do Theravadins read him?
Replies: 49
Views: 5155

Re: HHDL (Dalai Lama) do Theravadins read him?

how he is confusing? I dont get it.. Maybe I can illustrate it with a simple example: a) the Dalai Lama explains the Gotama Buddha awakened incalculable aeons ago and when he "incarnated" on earth 2500 years ago it was all a play, a game, a performance. b) the EBTs and Theravada teach that the Gota...
by Sobhana
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: HHDL (Dalai Lama) do Theravadins read him?
Replies: 49
Views: 5155

Re: HHDL (Dalai Lama) do Theravadins read him?

The Dalai Lama, like the Pope, is mostly a nice guy teaching a mostly wholesome path - but it's not the Buddha's dhamma and vinaya. Unlike the Pope the Dalai Lama is actively confusing the people about the Buddha's path. So, be careful.
by Sobhana
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 74
Views: 111215

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

In case you read German the first 4 books of the Abhidhamma plus Patisambhidamagga (and Vinaya) have been translated by Santuṭṭho Bhikkhu.
by Sobhana
Sun May 31, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Mahasi Sayadaw video
Replies: 4
Views: 11979

Re: Mahasi Sayadaw video

by Sobhana
Sun May 31, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Nagarjuna
Replies: 26
Views: 11555

Re: Nagarjuna

Some information on Nagarjuna's take on svabhava:

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/nagarjuna/#EmptSvab
by Sobhana
Sun May 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading
Replies: 92
Views: 6886

Re: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading

zan wrote: Sun May 17, 2020 6:11 pmthe suttas alone are not strictly Theravada. Only the commentary tradition and Abhidhamma are. So calling suttanta or EBT (early Buddhist text) Buddhists "Theravada" is erroneous, as they have thrown out and rejected the only things that are strictly Theravada.
Yes, I mostly agree.
by Sobhana
Sun May 17, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading
Replies: 92
Views: 6886

Re: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading

I seem to dislike the use of terms like "orthodox Theravada" or "classical Theravada." Why not just call it "Theravada?" And maybe use "heterodox Theravada," "modern Theravada," "fringe Theravada," and so on to describe Theravadin offshoots? Ann Gleig (2013) has an essay titled "From Theravada to ta...
by Sobhana
Thu May 14, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading
Replies: 92
Views: 6886

Re: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading

Pulsar wrote:So to begin with the title is flawed


Just to clarify: the current title is not mine. I had a nice click baity title, but I'm sure you would have found fault with it even more.
by Sobhana
Wed May 13, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading
Replies: 92
Views: 6886

Re: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading

Sure, that's a possibility. But Lindtner declines that this is the case for the referenced work. But more importantly, the tradition (usually) does not call those texts into question and attribute them to Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu et al.