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by Dhammanando
Sat May 08, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 6
Views: 119

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: 172

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: 6
Views: 119

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: 256

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: 256

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: 87

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: 168

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: 178

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: 117

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...
by Dhammanando
Mon May 03, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?

... just like it is allegedly symbolic and pedagogical when the writers of the Psalms wish that the children of Babylonians be dashed against the rocks and killed. The "symbolic" meaning of the Babylonian children is supposedly that they represent wicked and sinful thoughts that are yet to become a...
by Dhammanando
Sun May 02, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What type of Jhana meditation Buddha practiced?
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: What type of Jhana meditation Buddha practiced?

Ven. Dhammanando: I've been wondering even though some suttas write,  Buddha went on alms round, returned, sat down, entered 2nd jhana and so forth, do you believe that? I'm not aware of any reason to doubt it. Do you not agree that Buddha was always in Jhana as sutta AN 3.63 writes? Which part of ...
by Dhammanando
Sat May 01, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?

The story is illogical itself where in the first place monks should not rear or keep cat or animal , what more of quarrelling about it . Though the sīla section of the Brahmajālasutta disapproves of the acceptance of animals by samaṇas, no prohibition against accepting them was ever enshrined in th...
by Dhammanando
Sat May 01, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: Which of these Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions are most compatible with the Palicanon and Theravada traditions?

It is through the stilling of sankhara and attaintment of emptiness by purifying two type of obstacles (defilements obstacle and knowledges obstacle ) so to realize not self of five aggregates and not self of dharma to attain full enlightenment . And afterwards you can go and cut a cat in half: Onc...
by Dhammanando
Sat May 01, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Has Paramatthamañjusā a burmese or english translation ?
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Has Paramatthamañjusā a burmese or english translation ?

Which Paramatthamañjūsā are you asking about? Dhammapāla's Visuddhimagga Mahāṭīkā or Vepullabuddhi's Abhidhamma treatise?
by Dhammanando
Sat May 01, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 'drink and drugs that cause carelessness'
Replies: 59
Views: 1685

Re: 'drink and drugs that cause carelessness'

Thank you for this, Bhante. It lays to rest a lot of potential fruitless discussion. Is there a source for this threefold inclusion, please? Yes, but I'm afraid I've forgotten precisely where it is. I recall that it's based on the equation of appamāda with the common sutta phrase "ātāpī sampajāno s...