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by pitakele
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: māssu
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: māssu

māssu, bho satta, punapi evarūpamakāsī’ti "Do not, good being, do such a thing again". Mā assu, bho satta, punapi (punāpi?) evarūpamakāsi Here, 'assu' is an indeclinable emphatic particle meaning surely, indeed... PTS PED Assu(3) (indecl.) [Sk. sma] expletive part. also used in emphatic sense of 's...
by pitakele
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: covid vaccine: yea or nay?
Replies: 79
Views: 4823

Re: covid vaccine: yea or nay?

In general I am not of fan of vaccination (for myself). However, if the covid vaccination is a condition for being able to resume my (paused) roaming lifestyle in Asia, I will certainly have the injection. It will be interesting to view the positve & negative effects of the vaccination in various co...
by pitakele
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: CPED concise pali dictionary in single HTML file. bad idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: CPED concise pali dictionary in single HTML file. bad idea?

Don't know whether it is useful to you, but there are searchable ebook versions of the CPED here

https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.p ... 63#p484563
by pitakele
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is 'fart' in pali?
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: What is 'fart' in pali?

From Buddhadatta's English Pali Dictonary flatulence : (m.) udaravātābādha. flatulent : (adj.) udaravātika; vātabahula. In the commentaries somewhere (or Visuddhimagga?), there is a story about a young woman who wanted to go forth. However, her family wanted her to be a bride. As a ploy to avoid thi...
by pitakele
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Thai Temples Friendly to Phenomenonlogical Approach?
Replies: 33
Views: 16645

Re: Dhammayut Thai Temples Friendly to Phenomenonlogical Approach?

DooDoot wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:54 am
pitakele wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:08 am if you are interested
Why would I be interested? Merely attempting to assist the questioner.
The op's question was re Dhammayut temples in Thailand familiar with that stream of Buddhist thought.
by pitakele
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Thai Temples Friendly to Phenomenonlogical Approach?
Replies: 33
Views: 16645

Re: Dhammayut Thai Temples Friendly to Phenomenonlogical Approach?

DooDoot wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:44 am What is the outlook of Nanavira, Nanoslav Nanamoli, Akincano?
Seems there are plenty of resources online if you are interested

https://nanavira.org/notes-on-dhamma

http://www.pathpresspublications.com/en/page/books
by pitakele
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names editions
Replies: 9
Views: 6007

Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names editions

Some new & used copies at Abe Books - PTS editions are very expensive

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Search ... ames&sts=t
by pitakele
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can the path of Theravada be entered at will?
Replies: 33
Views: 2241

Re: Can the path of Theravada be entered at will?

Stream winning comes much later from what the OP is about! I'm talking about that basic faith that is needed for some rudimentary involvement with Theravada, long before one has come to any attainment. It is often taught that experience of dukkha is a condition for wanting to listen to teachings, i...
by pitakele
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can the path of Theravada be entered at will?
Replies: 33
Views: 2241

Re: Can the path of Theravada be entered at will?

And what are those preliminary conditions? At a few places in the suttas, variant factors of stream winning are outlined - here is an example “Sir, the factors of stream-entry are associating with good people, listening to the true teaching, proper attention, and practicing in line with the teachin...
by pitakele
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Jiv.' pali chanting SN 47 first vagga: Much better than the (maha) satipatthana suttas:
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Re: Ven Jiv.' pali chanting SN 47 first vagga: Much better than the (maha) satipatthana suttas:

I don't think this is the case. Sinhala still very much has those two sounds (palatal and dental). I find that the palatal spoken in Sri Lanka is not as extreme (i.e. far back) as that used in Hindi. But Sri Lankans can absolutely hear the difference between ṭ and t as it appears on these recording...
by pitakele
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Jiv.' pali chanting SN 47 first vagga: Much better than the (maha) satipatthana suttas:
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Re: Ven Jiv.' pali chanting SN 47 first vagga: Much better than the (maha) satipatthana suttas:

What do you propose as more accurate gold standards for pali pronunciation? audtip.org is always looking to add and improve its collection. I don't understand your comment about Ven. Jiv's pronunciation of letter 'v'. To my american ear, it does sound like a combined v+w most of the time, with a fe...
by pitakele
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Jiv.' pali chanting SN 47 first vagga: Much better than the (maha) satipatthana suttas:
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Re: Ven Jiv.' pali chanting SN 47 first vagga: Much better than the (maha) satipatthana suttas:

If you want to learn correct pāli pronunciation, this is the gold standard. https://audtip.blogspot.com/2020/10/ven-jivs-pali-chanting-for-first-10.html And to clarify the title of this post, I'm not sayiing Ven. Jiv's pali chanting is better in SN 47 than his chanting of DN 22. I'm saying SN 47 va...
by pitakele
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: evametaṃ
Replies: 4
Views: 6067

Re: evametaṃ

Could someone please answer this simple one for me? In the phrase evametaṃ yathābhūtaṃ sammappaññāya daṭṭhabbaṃ , found in SN22.59 and elsewhere, how is the compound evametaṃ built up? Is it evam-etam (something like "thus-this") or is it eva-m-etam (something like "just, or only this")? To my unde...
by pitakele
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ven. Ñāṇadīpa Mahāthera Passed Away 12-09-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 16540

Ven. Ñāṇadīpa Mahāthera Passed Away 12-09-2020

Bhante had been ill for the several years and a few months ago was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. The place of death (I think) was Ehatuwawa, Galgamuwa, Sri Lanka. I met Bhante for the first time when he visited Thailand in 1977 (the year I ordained). Subsequently, I met him many times aft...
by pitakele
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there any 1 main holy book in Buddhism?
Replies: 14
Views: 1831

Re: Are there any 1 main holy book in Buddhism?

There are many anthologies of the Buddha's teachings. 'In the Buddha's Words' by Ven. Bodhi is a more recent publication in this genre. It contains a broad overview of the teachings and reliable translations of important suttas. The digital version is inexpensive - can be purchased or a sample downl...