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by Dhammanando
Sun May 09, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Origin of the four (or three) dharma/dhamma seals?
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: Origin of the four (or three) dharma/dhamma seals?

SarathW wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 11:06 pm What are Dhamma seals?
The first three are botched versions of Dhammapada 277-279. The fourth is "Nirvana is peace."
by Dhammanando
Sun May 09, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Origin of the four (or three) dharma/dhamma seals?
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: Origin of the four (or three) dharma/dhamma seals?

It appears this a question for “connection to other paths “ question. The General Theravada forum is okay as a place for members to query whether Mahayana teaching X has a Theravada equivalent. If the thread develops into a protracted discussion about the meaning of X then it will be moved to the C...
by Dhammanando
Sun May 09, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: Origin of the four (or three) dharma/dhamma seals?
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: Origin of the four (or three) dharma/dhamma seals?

Does anyone know when these were first formulated and by whom? The formulation is an Indian Mahayana one. The use of the seals as a yardstick for judging whether a teaching is Buddhist seems to be Tibetan; perhaps it has an Indian precedent, but I've yet to see one. I am also curious if they can be...
by Dhammanando
Sun May 09, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Black Wool in Nissaggiya Pācittiya (monastic rules entailing forfeiture and confession )
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Black Wool in Nissaggiya Pācittiya (monastic rules entailing forfeiture and confession )

alexYaYy wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 11:22 pm I tried to check the Cullavagga
For rules contained in the two Pātimokkhas you need to look in the Bhikkhuvibhanga and Bhikkhunīvibhanga.

The Khandhakas (comprising the Mahāvagga and Cullavagga) deal with rules that lie outside the Pātimokkhas.
by Dhammanando
Sat May 08, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Persons of the Path and the Paramis
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Persons of the Path and the Paramis

Are particular paramis associated with particular persons of the path (i.e. stream-entrant candidate, stream-entrant, once-returner, etc. up to Arhat) in Theravada? I don't think the Pali texts ever make such a connection. I suppose it might be possible to do so inferentially on the basis of suttas...
by Dhammanando
Sat May 08, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: The Problem With Hell

I am more convinced now that the warnings of Hell are for those without virtue. Sure. But in practice that means the overwhelming majority of people, assuming that we take the ten kusala kammapathas as our standard of what makes a virtuous human. After all. When the world begins to contract, the ma...
by Dhammanando
Sat May 08, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where exactly is "Here" ?
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: Where exactly is "Here" ?

As found in phrases like: "here & now". Or, is there any actual "Here" at all? When the phrase is used to translate diṭṭhadhammika (e.g., when jhāna is described as "a pleasant abiding in the here and now" or when certain of the Buddha's teachings are said to be "for the sake of welfare in the here...
by Dhammanando
Sat May 08, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: The Problem With Hell

Pondera wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 12:46 am At what point do we as “good” people ignore the warnings of Hell and welcome the prospects of Heaven?
When we're sekhas and therefore free of the risk of arising in lower realms. Until then prudence is always advisable.
by Dhammanando
Wed May 05, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fake Speech
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Fake Speech

Would you say that the “tone” of the Buddha’s voice was also a convention he used? Or did it come naturally? It came kammically. It's the twenty-eighth mark of a superman. A Large Tongue and the Voice of Brahmā “Mendicants, in some past lives the Realized One was reborn as a human being. He refrain...
by Dhammanando
Wed May 05, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fake Speech
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Fake Speech

Or is this a form of lying? In the jargon of modern linguistics what you're calling "fake speech" usually goes by the name "phatic communion", a term coined by Bronislaw Malinowski in his supplement to Charles Ogden's The Meaning of Meaning : https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.463645/pag...
by Dhammanando
Tue May 04, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Guptaka/Gauptika
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Guptaka/Gauptika

Sanskritic -pt- always becomes -tt- in Pali

Guptaka can be Guttaka or Guttiya, e.g. Dhammaguttiya for Dharmaguptaka.
by Dhammanando
Tue May 04, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammapada verse 267
Replies: 11
Views: 170

Re: Dhammapada verse 267

It means that the acts of an arahant create neither kusala nor akusala kamma.
by Dhammanando
Tue May 04, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pali Sutta beginning with 'Moli'
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Pali Sutta beginning with 'Moli'

There are only two: the Moliyaphagguna, mentioned above, and the Moliyasīvaka...

https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/sn36.21
by Dhammanando
Mon May 03, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Difference between Maha Chulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya and Mahamakutarajavidyalaya editions of Tipitaka
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Difference between Maha Chulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya and Mahamakutarajavidyalaya editions of Tipitaka

The Mahachula and Mahāmakut Tipiṭakas are not two different editions of the Pali Tipiṭaka. Rather, they are two different Thai translations of a single edition of the Pali, namely, the Royal Siamese edition. The Mahamakut translation is twice as long as the Mahachula, for it also includes a translat...