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Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sequence of gradual training
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Sequence of gradual training

Correction:


The second hindrance of the five hindrances should be ill will instead of aversion and anger.
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Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Not the Buddha's Teaching
Replies: 31
Views: 2352

Re: Not the Buddha's Teaching

Not The Buddha’s teaching: Minor, Other, Abhidhamma; Dhammapada, Questionable: MN 18, MN 120, MN 117, MN 135, MN 149, DN 27, DN 29, DN 31, AN3.80, AN 5.177, AN 8.54, AN 7.49, AN 9.36, AN 10.177, AN 10.29, SN 6.1, SN 35.135, SN 56.46, sn56.47, Maṅgala Sutta Kp 5 There are more errors in suttas than i...
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Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sequence of gradual training
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Sequence of gradual training

Not The Buddha’s teaching: Minor, Other, Abhidhamma; Dhammapada, Questionable: MN 18, MN 120, MN 117, MN 135, MN 149, DN 27, DN 29, DN 31, AN3.80, AN 5.177, AN 8.54, AN 7.49, AN 9.36, AN 10.177, AN 10.29, SN 6.1, SN 35.135, SN 56.46, sn56.47, Maṅgala Sutta Kp 5 There are more errors in suttas than i...
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Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sequence of gradual training
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Sequence of gradual training

Correction:

The second hindrance of the five hindrances should be ill will instead of aversion and anger.
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Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sequence of gradual training
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Sequence of gradual training

The Sequence of the Gradual Training [Draft] Read suttas (https://suttacentral.net) & Obtain right view: Mundane right view (of the law of kamma): Kamma: What is Kamma: cause & consequence ‘There is what is given and what is offered and what is sacrificed; there is fruit and result of good and bad a...
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Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Not the Buddha's Teaching
Replies: 31
Views: 2352

Not the Buddha's Teaching

Not The Buddha’s teaching: Minor, Other, Abhidhamma; Dhammapada, MN 18, MN 120, MN 117, MN 135, MN 149, DN 27, DN 29, DN 31, AN3.80, AN 5.177, AN 8.54, AN 7.49, AN 9.36, AN 10.177, AN 10.29, SN 6.1, SN 35.135, SN 56.46, sn56.47, Maṅgala Sutta Kp 5 There are more errors in suttas than in Vinaya; Fewe...
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Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right way to cultivate samma sankappa?
Replies: 60
Views: 20398

Re: Right way to cultivate samma sankappa?

Happy new year to all! Here is my current understanding of the right way to cultivate right intention/thoughts: 1) Read the suttas (see the list below) to truly understand the drawback, danger and degradation of sensual desire/ill will/cruelty, and rewards of renunciation/good will/compassion+genero...
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Sun May 26, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to walk the Buddha's path: suttas and practice
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

How to walk the Buddha's path: suttas and practice

Hi friends, I'd appreciate your input on my understanding of the step by step gradual training laid out by the Buddha (SN45.1, MN 39, MN 125): 1) Obtain right right view: first mundane right view (the law of kamma), then supramundane right view (the four noble truths) (MN 117, MN 9); 2) Cultivate ri...
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Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Chinese Language
Replies: 11
Views: 10799

Re: Chinese Language

Hi friends, here are the Chinese recordings of Dhammapada: http://www2.budaedu.org/ghosa/C008/T0579/ http://www2.budaedu.org/ghosa/C008/T0851/ I'm looking for Chinese recordings of suttas for my mom, who can barely read. Please share your findings here, which would be greatly appreciated. Metta to a...
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Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dana - suggested places to make donations
Replies: 76
Views: 76420

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Hi friends, Merry Christmas and happy new year! You might know already that you can support your chosen charity when shopping at Amazon by using http://smile.amazon.com/ "The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases." May all of us make g...
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Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Who can't become a monk or nun?
Replies: 15
Views: 6224

Re: Who can't become a monk or nun?

Hello friends, Happy New Year! I was away for quite a while. Nice to see that interesting discussions continue in this forum. I wonder if the following procedure is only specific to certain monastery or not. As I remember from the suttas, the Buddha didn't seem to have asked the 15 questions to orda...
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Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nandī and nandati in MN 1: synonyms of taṇhā?
Replies: 4
Views: 2281

Re: Nandī and nandati in MN 1: synonyms of taṇhā?

Happy new year! Thanks for your contributions to the discussions. I've just come back to the forum and will read your posts(especially those new ones in my threads) in more details later. Frank: I found the following paragraph at Suttacentral: "Idaṃ kho pana, bhikkhave, duk­kha­sa­muda­yaṃ ariyasacc...
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Yoniso manasikara: the suttas and the practice
Replies: 26
Views: 13038

Re: Yoniso manasikara: the suttas and the practice

Greetings! I'd like to add the suttas mentioning what should not be attended to, including those incomprehensibles: AN 4.77 Acintita Sutta: Unconjecturable http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html My personal understanding of "the realm of the Buddhas" (buddhavisaya) as an unconjectura...
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The translation of samānattatānaṃ in AN 9.5
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: The translation of samānattatānaṃ in AN 9.5

Greetings! Just to add some relevant information I found on samānattatānaṃ: The Lalita, vistara parallel is samānârthatās [samāna (“equality”) + artha (“benefit, purpose”) + tā (“-ness”)]. The Sanskrit texts have samāna, sukha, duḥkatā, “share equally in joy and in sorrow”). Both support the Chinese...
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Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: A Systematic Study of the Majjhima Nikaya
Replies: 2
Views: 13635

Re: A Systematic Study of the Majjhima Nikaya

Greetings!

I happened to compare an older lecture and a recent lecture on MN 117 by Ven. Bodhi, and noticed significant change. So I thought it might be interesting for the readers to listen to his recent lectures on MN:

http://www.noblepath.org/audio.html

Metta to all!

:anjali: