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by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: khanti (patience) and khama (patient) are coming from the same root right?
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

Re: khanti (patience) and khama (patient) are coming from the same root right?

A more general question how do you tell looking in the dictionary to confirm if different conjugations and declensions are coming from the same word? The 12th century Burmese grammarian Aggavaṃsa of Arimaddana is the man for this sort of thing. These are the links to the five parts of the Dhātumāla...
by Dhammanando
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are those things in Thai monasteries called?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: What are those things in Thai monasteries called?

In my village the energy drink bottles used are called "quat nam yat" which in english would be a "water bottle for pouring". Yes, in the north and northeast, for kruat nam they use the Lao word yaat nam / ຢາດນ້ຳ. My question is that I have seen on television His Majesty the King with a bottle look...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are those things in Thai monasteries called?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: What are those things in Thai monasteries called?

Thanks, do we have a word in English? I don't know of any standard way of referring to it in English. It's rather too small to be called a "jug", "pitcher", "ewer" or "amphora". "Carafe", "flagon" and "decanter" all have unwelcome associations with booze. A flask is usually of glass, not brass. So ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Buddhas birth
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: The Buddhas birth

Thanks for the assistance! Interestingly enough I noticed that these sources say nothing about the Buddha being born from his mothers side (which i remember reading in a book). Does anyone know of the origin of that particular story? In Theravādin texts it's not included in the list of regularities...
by Dhammanando
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are those things in Thai monasteries called?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: What are those things in Thai monasteries called?

I've never seen laypeople offering water to monks "in a ritualized way". Are you referring to the ritualized pouring of water (i.e., for merit dedication) after they've presented their food to the monks? If so... For the act of pouring water to dedicate merit Thais don't use the common verb "to pour...
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Faith and Reliability
Replies: 43
Views: 1213

Re: Faith and Reliability

binocular wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Dhammanando wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:55 pmTry telling that to Mrs. Marmaduke Moore. Or the Vicar of Bray. Or any of these guys.
Clearly, you jest, sir.
Not in the case of the third link, which includes, for example, the multiple leaps to faith of St Augustine.
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Four Noble Truths
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Four Noble Truths

JohnK wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:57 pm I suppose I am just being nit-picky about your enthusiastic wording.
They are actually Ajahn Sumedho's words, not floatsy's.
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Buddhas birth
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: The Buddhas birth

TRobinson465 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:39 pm Can anyone point me to the sutta or commentary that describes the birth of the Buddha? I know the classic story, I just want to read the primary source of it.
The most elaborate commentarial account is given in the introductory section of the Jātaka Atthakathā:

Nidānakathā, pp. 128-146
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Faith and Reliability
Replies: 43
Views: 1213

Re: Faith and Reliability

binocular wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:11 pmA person appears to have a limited number of leaps to faith available to them. One can do it once, but if that one doesn't work out, one won't take the second one.
Try telling that to Mrs. Marmaduke Moore. Or the Vicar of Bray. Or any of these guys.
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Looking for a Sutta... Knowledge of Evil
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Looking for a Sutta... Knowledge of Evil

I do not get Nagasena's response, he seems to ignore motive or intent. There is less demerit from stepping on a bug accidentally, thus lacking any cetana or intention (which is karma), but more demerit from intentionally squashing that bug - yes? Stepping on a bug accidentally is no kamma at all. B...
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 23
Views: 536

Re: help with a mother's request

Is this one of the 7 Buddha's that correspond to birth dates? No, it's not included in the 7 weekdays scheme. But in the 12 postures scheme it's the one associated with the Year of the Ox. https://www.simbaseatrips.com/the-7-buddha-postures And is it supposed to represent his time teaching his moth...
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Atoms
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: The Atoms

See Y. Karunadasa's "Analysis of Matter - Rūpa - in Theravada Buddhism with Special Reference to the Abhidhamma". https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/28496/ From Chapter 2 - Definition of Matter and the Basic Material Factors Rūpa-dhammas are the basic irreducible material factors. They are the basic constit...
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 23
Views: 536

Re: help with a mother's request

BKh wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:14 am For "benefitting his mother" google search, I see at least 3 different postures.
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It should look like this:

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1. Benefitting Mother.jpg
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Looking for a Sutta... Knowledge of Evil
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Looking for a Sutta... Knowledge of Evil

I remember there being a Sutta about how Ignorance of an action being immoral is more dangerous than knowing it is immoral, because it increases the frequency of offending, It's from the Milindapañha, but the translation at Sutta Central isn't very good. This is I.B. Horner's: The King said: "Rever...
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 23
Views: 536

Re: help with a mother's request

If I'm not too late, I would suggest... 1. A Buddha image in the "benefitting his mother" posture. In Thai: ปางโปรดพระพุทธมารดา 2. A Buddha image in the "forbidding his relatives to fight" posture. ปางห้ามญาติ 3. An unalome inside a lotus flower. อุณาโลมในกลีบบัว For some examples, search google ima...