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by DooDoot
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Pārāyana Vagga - review
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Pārāyana Vagga - review

Punnaka's Questions: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/snp.5.03.than.html The most interesting phrase here introduced by Punnaka is: atāruṃ jātiñca jarañca or atāri jātiñca jarañca (crossed over birth & aging). It is an interesting verse because it seems unclear what the Brahmin Punnak...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Pārāyana Vagga - review
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Pārāyana Vagga - review

Tissa-Metteyya's Questions Wow - the notion of "the seamstress", also found in AN 6.61 , which so many Buddhists cling to as something profound & sacred, was introduced by a Brahmin, as also acknowledged in AN 6.61. [Tissa-metteyya:] Who here in the world is contented? Who has no agitations? What th...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Pārāyana Vagga - review
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Pārāyana Vagga - review

Ajita's Questions, include: Nāmarūpañca mārisa; Etaṃ me puṭṭho pabrūhi, Katthetaṃ uparujjhati”. “Yametaṃ pañhaṃ apucchi, ajita taṃ vadāmi te; Yattha nāmañca rūpañca, asesaṃ uparujjhati; Viññāṇassa nirodhena, etthetaṃ uparujjhati” This question that was asked, Ajita, I can answer it! As to where mind...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Pārāyana Vagga - review
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Pārāyana Vagga - review

I have never read the Pārāyana Vagga so here we go. First impression is it has conversations with Brahmins therefore the terminology cannot be reliable when the Brahmin establishes the language used. The introduction appears to tell us the Brahmin Bavari sent his disciples to consult the Buddha. Int...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Orthodox explanation of a SN 12.11?
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Orthodox explanation of a SN 12.11?

zan wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:15 pm Forgive my dullness but I still don't understand how that explains the sutta which talks about the origin (creation, source) of food. What is the origin of food?
The origin of food for the maintenance of the wrong view of "a being" is craving.
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 128
Views: 22518

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

It is about the dislike of the faith by the Buddha, to whom the "faith follower" is barely different just from an average Joe. MN 70 “What kind of person is one attained-to-view? Here some person does not contact with the body and abide in those liberations that are peaceful and immaterial, transce...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 99
Views: 5958

Re: Re:

past lives How does the term "pubbenivasa" mean "past lives"? :shrug: New Concise Pali English Dictionary nivāsa living, dwelling; stay, residence; where one lives, a dwelling-place, a home. It appears SN 22.79 is the only sutta that explicitly explains this phenomena and your beloved Bhikkhu Bodhi...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirodha n nibbana
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Nirodha n nibbana

Yes, the third truth is considered to be synonymous of nibbāna . The third truth is considered to be asaṅkhata (uncompounded) in the Abhidhamma and later literature (along with the fourth one). The third truth is about the "fading away" ("virāga") & "letting go" ("paṭinissaggo") of craving. Since i...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 1322

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

The Pāli word for "mindfulness" doesn't necessarily mean "awareness", it can also mean "memory" or "something one keeps in mind". :goodpost: Refer to MN 117 and SN 46.3. So, what's the difference between "mindfulness" and "awareness" and what's wrong with "awareness" ? Mindfulness does not mean awa...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 22.79 & the Pali terms: "rūpattāya"; "vedanattāya", etc
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: SN 22.79 & the Pali terms: "rūpattāya"; "vedanattāya", etc

sphairos wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:49 pm Regarding the rest
This topic was about the translations of K N Jayatilleke & T Kua. It was not about VBB's gibberish. The topic is now settled.

I will see again on the forum. :smile:
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 22.79 & the Pali terms: "rūpattāya"; "vedanattāya", etc
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: SN 22.79 & the Pali terms: "rūpattāya"; "vedanattāya", etc

I don't think so. The PTSD says that rūpatta is not a combination of rūpa + atta , but rūpa + abstract suffix -tta . But in this context it is rūpa + atta . I am not disputing the above. The objection appears unnecessary. Not at all, because an Enlightened one does not construct anything. All const...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 22.79 & the Pali terms: "rūpattāya"; "vedanattāya", etc
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: SN 22.79 & the Pali terms: "rūpattāya"; "vedanattāya", etc

First of all I would like to draw your attention to your very own māna (pride), asmimāna (the pride that says “I am”) and abhimāna (conceit [of superiority]). What you are trying to do here equals to saying "everyone is wrong, I am the only one who is right" or "this only is the truth, all else is ...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Translation of SN 22.100 Dutiyagaddulabaddha sutta and its Agama parallel SA 267
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Translation of SN 22.100 Dutiyagaddulabaddha sutta and its Agama parallel SA 267

Monks, I do not see any other class of beings as variegated as beings in the animal realm. And the mind, monks, is far more variegated than that. Those beings in the animal realm, monks, are also (karmically) resulted from their variegated (diversely-tainted) mind. ..." The above appears questionab...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Culadasa, accomplished "jhana-heavy" Vism. Jhana meditator, and his response to sexual misconduct charges
Replies: 27
Views: 442

Re: Culadasa, accomplished "jhana-heavy" Vism. Jhana meditator, and his response to sexual misconduct charges

confusedlayman wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:44 am People cant be tempted when in jhana but after jhana,
no. not if practicing jhana constantly, such as daily

it is not possible to attain real jhana than fall away very quickly into the animal realm of sexual evil

Culadasa obviously never ever not once ever attained jhana; not even the 1st
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 22.79 & the Pali terms: "rūpattāya"; "vedanattāya", etc
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: SN 22.79 & the Pali terms: "rūpattāya"; "vedanattāya", etc

Thank you Spharios for posting on this old topic. Hopefully my basic explorations of Pali have improved since i started this topic. It is a different situation, rūpattā here is a nominative singular, so the reflexive sense here is not applicable (unlike in previous case). OK. Thanks. The Pali dictio...