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by pulga
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Profile: Raṭṭhapāla (Week of April 4, 2021)
Replies: 38
Views: 1065

Re: Profile: Raṭṭhapāla (Week of April 4, 2021)

Do you know where this is mentioned? I was referring to the Ratthapala Sutta itself: Before long, dwelling alone, withdrawn, diligent, ardent, and resolute, the venerable Raṭṭhapāla, by realising for himself with direct knowledge, here and now entered upon and abided in that supreme goal of the hol...
by pulga
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Profile: Raṭṭhapāla (Week of April 4, 2021)
Replies: 38
Views: 1065

Re: Profile: Raṭṭhapāla (Week of April 4, 2021)

What do you think, great king? You now enjoy yourself provided and endowed with the five cords of sensual pleasure, but will you be able to have it of the life to come: ‘Let me likewise enjoy myself provided and endowed with these same five cords of sensual pleasure’? Or will others take over this ...
by pulga
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Peripheral Awareness
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Peripheral Awareness

The Pali word āpātha shows up in several Suttas. It's usual translated as "field", "range", or "sphere", though Ven. Ñanamoli chose to render it as "horizon" in his manuscript translation of the Majjhima Nikaya: “If the eye (… mind) in oneself were intact but no external forms (… ideas) came to the ...
by pulga
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Peripheral Awareness
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Peripheral Awareness

From Professor P. Sven Arvidson’s excellent book The Sphere of Attention : The Sphere of Attention is Theme, Context, and Margin First thing in the morning, I shuffle downstairs to greet the dog and let him outside. He spins a couple times while I unlock the door, then he bounds into the garden. I s...
by pulga
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Peripheral Awareness
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Peripheral Awareness

I find Ajhan Nyanamoli’s emphasis on peripheral awareness to be a very intriguing insight. It brings to mind what phenomenologists, particularly Aron Gurwitsch, refer to as “marginal consciousness”. Below is a precis from his book Marginal Consciousness . AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION: THE GENERAL CHARACTER...
by pulga
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Which pali word is negativity ?
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Which pali word is negativity ?

Since we're dealing with one monk giving advice to another might it be something akin to acedia, i.e. spiritual apathy or boredom?
by pulga
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali word "sambhava" ???
Replies: 5
Views: 4392

Re: The Pali word "sambhava" ???

Possibly :shrug: in MN 38, the Buddha uses the word "sambhava" in relation to Sati's view because the Buddha is addressing how consciousness gets caught up in samsara. Therefore, the "sambhava" of consciousness may not merely be its "arising" ("uppajjati") dependent upon sense bases. But, instead, ...
by pulga
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nāpahosiṃ
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Nāpahosiṃ

A note from Ven. Ñanamoli's The Life of the Buddha : The emphasis is all on the notion of being (“to be or not to be”). The allotment of utterances and the readings are taken from the Burmese ed., which is more reliable here than any other and has nāpahosiṃ instead of nāhosi . All the clauses from t...
by pulga
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Consciousness and awareness
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Consciousness and awareness

Ven. Ñanavira wrote a nice letter to Mr. Dias which touches upon the subject:

https://www.nanavira.org/index.php/lett ... march-1962
by pulga
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pacca vs paṭi ???
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: pacca vs paṭi ???

From Oung's A Grammar of the Pâli Language (after Kaccâyana) , page 6: Rule 7. The final i, before a vowel, may be changed into y . Ex: 1. vutti + assa = vuttyassa 2. vitti + anubhûyate = vittyânubhûyate 3 . vi + âkâsi = vyâkâsi 4 . vi + añjanaṁ = vyañjanam 5 . dâsi + aham = dâsyaham 6 . vi + âkaraṇ...
by pulga
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Descent of namarupa
Replies: 28
Views: 1250

Re: Descent of namarupa

The late Ven. Ñánamoli translated avakkanti as "organization". “Whenever any monks or brahmans see self in its various forms, they all of them see the five aggregates affected by clinging, or one or another of them. Here an untaught ordinary man who disregards noble ones ... sees form as self, or se...
by pulga
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 105
Views: 167601

Re: Pali Resources

A Grammar of the Pâli Language (after Kaccâyana) by Tha Do Oung

The whole grammar looks interesting, but especially the third volume which is a dictionary of Pali roots. For some it might prove to be a useful reference worth downloading and printing out.
by pulga
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating "nānākaraṇaṃ paññāpetuṃ" ???
Replies: 7
Views: 2416

Re: Translating "nānākaraṇaṃ paññāpetuṃ" ???

It is very clear. The more I read it (and compare it to the known translations, which do not make sense to me) the more I like it. :thumbsup: . However, I am trying to discern the above more plainly. Can your translation be: And it is not possible that the difference between these things to manifes...
by pulga
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating "nānākaraṇaṃ paññāpetuṃ" ???
Replies: 7
Views: 2416

Re: Translating "nānākaraṇaṃ paññāpetuṃ" ???

I prefer to follow the late British monk Ven. Ñanamoli and to translate paññā solely as "understanding". Understanding the Dhamma doesn't necessarily make one "wise". There are cases in the Suttas where sotāpannas behave foolishly. And you can never completely dissect them so each has a different ma...
by pulga
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 105
Views: 167601

Re: Pali Resources

It requires a Scribd membership, but Ven. Bodhi's latest book Reading the Buddha's Discourses in Pali is now available online.