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by asahi
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is chanting clearly Silabbata Paramasa ???
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Is chanting clearly Silabbata Paramasa ???

The main point here is: Chanting alone doesn't lead to Enlightenment. And if a person think by reciting gatha or mantras alone can make a person gain Enlightenment, that makes that person similar to those misguided ones. I am sure many here never take chanting alone can lead to liberation . But you...
by asahi
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is chanting clearly Silabbata Paramasa ???
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Is chanting clearly Silabbata Paramasa ???

Dont the monks do chanting (reciting) of the vinaya ? Is that to be considered as Silabbata paramasa ? It doesnt seem so . For most lay peoples chanting of suttas (paritta) does help to focus more their mind in wholesome activity and develop a sense of sincerity , devotion and respectfulness . Chan...
by asahi
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: atthi natthi
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: atthi natthi

SarathW wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:54 am .....

dont know , maybe some pali expert could helps .

hoti = exist

atthi = there is

“Then is this right: ‘a Realized One neither exists nor doesn’t exist after death’?”
“Kiṁ pana, bho gotama, ‘neva hoti na na hoti tathāgato paraṁ maraṇā’”ti?
by asahi
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: atthi natthi
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: atthi natthi

Anātman in Sanskrit means that "which is different from atman" or "non-self" which is different to no-self . However , according to Shankara he does not use the term anātman to mean non-soul . The Ātman is formless and partless whose true nature cannot be perceived, while the anātman has form, has p...
by asahi
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is chanting clearly Silabbata Paramasa ???
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Is chanting clearly Silabbata Paramasa ???

Dont the monks do chanting (reciting) of the vinaya ? Is that to be considered as Silabbata paramasa ? It doesnt seem so .
For most lay peoples chanting of suttas (paritta) does help to focus more their mind in wholesome activity and develop a sense of sincerity , devotion and respectfulness .
by asahi
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: atthi natthi
Replies: 9
Views: 128

atthi natthi

Dear Pali teachers ,

Does atthi and natthi always means ultimately there is existence and non existence ?
Or is it just an positive and negative affirmation in language ?
Eg . There is and there is not ?


:thanks:
by asahi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A touchstone for Classical Theravadins
Replies: 24
Views: 404

Re: A touchstone for Classical Theravadins

The skandhas, though devoid of a self, are ultimately real in Theravāda, as far as I understand. If the OP can square Theravāda and the Prajñāpāramitā cited by Ven Nagarjuna based on the fact that things are "like X" and are not "X" in the MMK, then fair enough. Ultimately Real in Theravada means w...
by asahi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti
Replies: 20
Views: 284

Re: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti

Assaji wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:42 pm Hi Asahi,
asahi wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:38 pm DD said :
Natthattā means "There is not a self".

You said : (There) is no self .

Was there any difference ?
I guess so.
I dont get it . Could you expand a bit ?


Thanks
by asahi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: 📍A Teacher Named Araka, AN 7.74 (Week of June 13, 2021)
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: 📍A Teacher Named Araka, AN 7.74 (Week of June 13, 2021)

Araka was a spiritual person surely he must been somehow much more sensitive towards death in comparison to others . He might be already had certain insight into impermanence in which that the sense of urgency and emergency far more powerful arose in him . He could be clairvoyance also . If we compa...
by asahi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti
Replies: 20
Views: 284

Re: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti

Assaji wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:29 pm ....
Hi Assaji


DD said :
Natthattā means "There is not a self".

You said : (There) is no self .

Was there any difference ?
by asahi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti
Replies: 20
Views: 284

Re: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti

Dear Asahi, Dear Pali teachers , Vaccagotta was asking whether there is a “self (atthattā”ti)” OR there is “no-self (natthattā”ti) Why not anattā”ti ? atthattā”ti = atthi (is) + attā (self) + iti (end quote) = (There) is self (end quote) natthattā”ti = na + atthi + attā + iti = (There) is no self (...
by asahi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why schism?
Replies: 21
Views: 237

Re: Why schism?

DooDoot wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:01 pm We know Theravada is not always Buddhavaca. Theravada appears obviously a religion created to spread Buddhism among worldly people, particularly under King Asoka.
agree on
by asahi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 36
Views: 298

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

If you say ending will stop lastly at ignorance , then where do you starts from in the beginning of your practice ? The arya path should have a point where you enter the path to announce your sotapannaship dividing path and fruit . You can start the practice at any level of faith, Sila or Samadhi, ...
by asahi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti
Replies: 20
Views: 284

anattā”ti and natthattā”ti

Dear Pali teachers , Vaccagotta was asking whether there is a “self (atthattā”ti)” OR there is “no-self (natthattā”ti) Why not anattā”ti ? Why then sakkāyadiṭṭhi not attaditthi ? Anatta is the opposite of “atta,” not of “attā” ? It is said anatta is never used as the opposite of attā right ? Please ...
by asahi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye?
Replies: 47
Views: 402

Re: What is the eye?

Does the 4 GE & derived rupa restricted to the five sense bases ? Yes, I think so. Rupa derived from mahabhuta is equivalent to sense-objects (external ayatana), ie sights, sounds, sensations, flavours and odours. Meanwhile thoughts, feelings, images etc would be mind-objects. A person in jhana wit...